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October 11, 2012 5:44 AM Subscribe
Recipe suggestions for chaotic new family lifestyle with a number of dietary restrictions.
posted by anonymous to Food & Drink (20 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
We're a newish family (husband, me and baby >1yr old). Both of us parents work while the babe is at daycare. We're surviving but things are hectic and we are worn thin between sleepless nights and working 40 hours. It's taking a toll on our eating habits, especially on my husband who has a number of dietary restrictions which makes cooking and deciding on what to make for dinner stressful.
I'm looking for two types of suggestions for especially lunch and dinner but also breakfast and snacks.
1) I'm looking for easy, quick, and/or make ahead and freeze recipes that fit in the below guideline.
My husband is type 2 diabetic (no sugars, rice, pasta*, potatoes, breads, carbs in general) and has gastrointestinal distress after: onions, garlic, mushrooms, beans**, lots of spice (especially cayenne pepper) & cabbage.
While he enjoys salads, he says he often doesn't feel full after eating one or the full feeling dissipates quickly and he's famished too soon afterwards.
*we've had luck with Dreamfields pasta but I have tons of pasta-centric recipes so I don't need those suggested.
**Beano helps a bit with beans but not enough we can use them as a staple ingredient.
2. Our staple dinner right now is meat (steak, pork chops, chicken thighs) on the indoor grill and frozen veggies heated in the microwave or oven with some salt, pepper and butter. I need ways to change this up to get more variety.
Although we don't eat a lot of seafood, we both enjoy it and recipes using fish, shellfish, etc. are welcome.
We like fresh veggies but tend to forget about them and let them rot in the fridge. We're fans of the big bag of Normandy style frozen veggies from Costco.