I want to start batch cooking my lunches for the month. I want to create delicious, HEALTHY individually-portioned frozen meals that I can pop in the microwave. Other catch: they have to be relatively cheap to make. Suggestions for recipes that fit the bill?
I've been skipping meals. Help me knock it off and be healthy. [more inside]
I live in an area of great food-market diversity. Tell me about some awesome (vegetarian) food products of foreign provenance, and how I can use them! [more inside]
I would like to send actual _meals_ to a friend who is about to have a baby. Problem: I'm East Coast, she's West Coast, and most of the "welcome new baby gift baskets" I've found online seem to be fairly lame? (Though I'm not a parent, so am I wrong?) Help please! [more inside]
I am cutting down on pork, carbs and red meat. I would like my new diet to lean towards vegetarian meals. I can't handle spicy food and it seems like most of the recipes I keep finding are spicy and/or have curry. I also do not eat fish/seafood. [more inside]
My family has terrible eating habits. Just awful, I'm ashamed of how my family eats sometimes. Help me turn our eating around.. [more inside]
The problem: Cooking for myself this summer. Context and limitations: College dorm room [more inside]
AWESOME VEGETARIAN LUNCHBOX COMBOS! I have decided it will be exciting to pack actual lunchboxes for uni. Help me with some lists of good things to go together. Both really simple and more elaborate menus please. Plus really cheap vs more expensive options. [more inside]
I recently started working with a nutritionist, and have been given a framework for all my meals, but the actual meal planning is up to me. So far, everything has been really easy to incorporate into my lifestyle except for dinners, so I am hoping that the hive mind can help me come up with some tasty ideas that fit in with the guidelines I've been given...whether they're recipes, resources for recipes, or just tips on how to turn a "grilled chicken breast" type meal into something that's actually appealing. [more inside]
I need pre-workout snack ideas. The problem? It must be liquid! [more inside]
Mindful Eating: I know how to eat out alone. How do I eat in alone? [more inside]
This Christmas, I'm giving everyone the gift of delicious and healthy home-cooked meals, but I'm blanking on how to wrap and/or present them at the Christmas Eve festivities. Everything will be pre-frozen, which probably rules out putting them by the tree with the other gifts, and the only other solution I can think of is leaving them in my car and letting everyone take theirs on the way home, which is lame. There must be a better way. [more inside]
How can I avoid social meals gracefully when I have an eating disorder? [more inside]
Give me your favourite vegetarian cookbook that has illustrations of simple but delicious meals, and offers the nutritional information for each meal. [more inside]
Our group of 5 families, a total of 24 people, is going camping over Labor Day weekend. We are trying to figure out the best way to organize/share meal planning. We get there Friday afternoon and leave after breakfast on Monday. Any suggestions?
Please suggest me some snacks, light or portable dishes that are both healthy and involve baking or cooking. [more inside]
What are your favorite salty/sweet food combinations? [more inside]
PlanMyMealFilter: I've had a fairly miserable couple of days and feel like cooking something soothing/comforting/delicious tonight, but am tired of my usual fallback, mac-n-cheese. What are your recipes for your favorite comfort foods? Nothing tooooo complex (it's getting late, after all) but I wouldn't mind concentrating for a while on something that isn't super-depressing. Only dietary restriction is no soy or cumin.
Eating on $25 a week, suggestions? [more inside]
Help us cook a holiday feast for just the three of us. [more inside]
Need recommendations as to tasty prepared frozen meals available in the U.S. [more inside]
Asking for a friend... What is the (famous?) company that sells pre-cooked meals? [more inside]
I am looking for a meal planner online, or downloadable (preferably for Mac or iPhone) that will give me an aggregated shopping list and recipes for the week. [more inside]
Cheap home-made food for a group of people? [more inside]
I need help learning to plan meals, both to improve nutrition and cut down on costs. I don't want general advice or strategies so much as specific guides and menus. What's out there? [more inside]
Any lists of super simple meals? [more inside]
Vegetarian meals for a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy? [more inside]
For those who have 4, 5, 6 or more meals a day, what do you call your meals? [more inside]
Why do we eat "breakfast foods"? When did this originate and why? [more inside]
Please help me balance a busy schedule, heavy exercise, and dietary constraints by suggesting the perfect meal.
Please help me balance a busy schedule, heavy exercise, and dietary constraints by suggesting the perfect meal. [more inside]
Does anyone have any suggestions for quick and easy organic low carb meals, where "quick and easy" takes into account washing up time? [more inside]
Is there any connection between eating meals close to bedtime and elevated risk of developing diabetes? [more inside]
If you have kept yourself lean, with a flat stomach and possibly visible abs, for some time - what is it that you eat every day? [more inside]
I am running my first half marathon in April and I don't know what to eat. What should I eat the night/morning of? [more inside]
One person has high cholesterol. The other has type 2 diabetes. Both have no more than 30 minutes to cook and eat together. What do you recommend for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? [more inside]
My watercooler at work has a hot water feature which I would like to take advantage of. What are the best healthy substantial "meals" that require me only to add hot water? (Relevant info: At a cafe I used to frequent, there were packets of Bear Naked blueberry oatmeal that were outstanding. Now, Bear Naked's site doesn't list this as one of their products. Does this product still exist? I don't like Quaker Oats.)
EtiquetteFilter: I had surgery last week and my lovely, sweet friends have signed up to bring a home cooked meal each night until the 29th of December. How do I get them to stop? [more inside]
Can you help me determine a ballpark calorie figure for grandma's stew? [more inside]
Help a girl who is kitchen challenged and has goofy food restrictions put together a grocery shopping list/easy meal ideas. [more inside]
In light of the US Govt dancing around the 'S' word, help me build a small stockpile preferably with recipes or a cooking list and any general advice about stockpiling... [more inside]
I'm a health-conscious college student who would like to spend less money eating out. The problem is I don't have much time, or resources (like a full scale kitchen), to prepare "real" meals. Ideally, I would like something that I could cook in bulk and then take with me to microwave at work for lunch, or at home for dinner. But I'll need some variety. Keep in mind, I prefer vegetarian dishes and maybe an occasional fish meal. Absolutely no red meat. :) Low in saturated fat, and easy on the budget. Any ideas are welcome.
I have a four year old son who simply refuses to eat his meals in a timely fashion. This has been an ongoing problem since he was two years old and we've been trying various approaches, but have mainly been hoping that he grows out of it. But it's at the point that every single meal has become unpleasant because of his refusal to eat. [more inside]
It's late, you're starving and the only store open within striking distance is a 7-11. Is it possible to throw together a decent and fairly healthy meal exclusively from your local convenience store?
Ack, I'm not vegan! But I've got a friend with three kids under 9 who is, and they're coming to stay a few days. This hapless carnivore and starchivore needs your culinary assistance to feed adults and kids. [more inside]
My fiancée is having a get-together for her bridesmaids next weekend. I've been tasked with preparing food and drinks for the occasion. [more inside] [more inside]
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