I also like lentils for the same reason, because I'm a meat eater I like lentils and beanless chili. Maybe a quarter can of the chili (you could use the bean kind to make it cheaper) mixed in with a serving of lentils adds flavor and protein. Or tomato sauce mixed in with cooked lentils is nice too. I keep a big tub of cooked lentils in the fridge to just mix into random things, and a bag costs a dollarView Thread
If you have a steamer, there will be a setting for it. If you are steaming the old fashioned way, in a pot with a little water on the bottom, it's better to err on the side of understeaming than oversteaming. The spirilizer would make the vegetables pretty thin so you might only need to steam them for a couple minutes. It may take a little trial and error. Remember that steamed food keeps cooking for a bit after you take it off the heat.
So you'd cut your vegetables, or spiralize them, and keep them about the same size so that steaming is even. Put them in a covered bot with a bit of water in the bottom. Boil the water rapidly, take it off the heat. Honestly, by the time you do this the vegetables should already be properly steamed, but taste them to see how they did and then cook them for more or less time according to your tastes.
I don't see anything wrong with a low carb diet either. It's next to impossible to actually have a no carb diet, so people's concerns over that are somewhat unfounded. Get plenty of protein, don't be afraid of fat (obviously don't massively overdo that either) and stay away from refined sugar. Limit fruit juices and honey and such things also, if you do want something sweet make sure that it's in a natural form, like a piece of fruit. You may want to look at the Paleo Diet, not for something to slavishly follow, but for great food ideas and recipe inspiration.View Thread
So true. The easier and more convenient you make this for yourself, the better. The idea is to make it more convenient to eat healthy than it is to eat unhealthy, and a little prior prep can really help with that.
A bonus: prior planning can save a lot of money too!View Thread
That's a really excellent idea. And it's true, it's very helpful to those needing to make sure they are eating better. The more convenient you can make things for yourself, the more likely you are to follow your plan.View Thread
Mustard is pretty good for you in general. It's usually pretty low calorie, especially Chinese mustard, yellow mustard, dijon, spicy brown. Some of the mustard sauces and dressings have added sugar. But mustard, especially mustard made with lots of bright yellow turmeric, has nutrient value. It's tasty, too, and the more flavor a food has the more satisfying it often is.View Thread
I may answer the survey, but the only reasonable way we have of improving the quality of our food is to petition the stores and manufacturers directly. Some may suggest government intervention, but history tells us that government intervention leads to lower quality and higher costs as well as higher taxes. Market forces ensure that those with the best quality and higher prices will get the most customers, and the other growers/manufacturers will run to catch up. People wanted cleaner foods, and now we see grocery stores all over the country offering lower additive foods at affordable prices.View Thread
Amazingly, I'm still here. I like Greek Gods greek yogurt. I also like Mountain high. And I like whatever high quality store brand is available. But I haven't thought plain yogurt tasted tart since I was a little kid, so I am not sure if my preferences would go with yours. Both Greek Gods and Mountain High are pretty good yogurt.View Thread
I was taking this with good humor but this is getting really, really stupid. Water is water is water. Make sure it is clear and clean and pure, make sure you get enough, and who cares about when you drink it? Are you saying you can't have soup for a meal? Water is in our food, too, did anyone think about that? Fruits and vegetables are full of water. Food is cooked in water. Drink it during a meal or don't, it'll all go in your stomach anyway.
I cannot believe how much dogma there is surrounding such a simple, life sustaining fluid.
Enough one liners. Give me studies, evidence, and research.View Thread
It's good for both. Sometimes we are actually thirsty but interpret it as hunger. Except in cases of drowning (ha ha), water is usually a good thing. Water before a meal can help you fill up your stomach. Water during a meal can help digestion and slow down your intake. Water pretty much any time is fine!View Thread