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Old 08-15-2017, 03:32   #1
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I am a diabetic and need a dinner meal that I can eat every day for the rest of my life. I donít care what it tastes like and Iíll run it thru a blender to gulp it down if I have to. If I could press it into a pill I would love it.
I have too many things going on and I just donít want to be bothered with picking things out for dinner every day nor do I want to learn about all the food choices. I also donít want to crave flavors and just want to fulfil my nutrition needs so bland no flavor would be best.

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I am a diabetic and need a dinner meal that I can eat every day for the rest of my life. I donít care what it tastes like and Iíll run it thru a blender to gulp it down if I have to. If I could press it into a pill I would love it.
I have too many things going on and I just donít want to be bothered with picking things out for dinner every day nor do I want to learn about all the food choices. I also donít want to crave flavors and just want to fulfil my nutrition needs so bland no flavor would be best.
Do you like salads? You could make a big salad every night with meat or seafood, cheese, olives, sliced or diced eggs, and your choice of dressings that are low carb.

Another option would be to choose just about any meat or seafood (nothing breaded) with a side of low carb vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, etc.

If you check out my recent post, you will see I like things quick and easy.

If I get any lazier I may start ordering my meals from this place.

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Thanks Cricket,
I do like salad, but not so much lettuce. It's not the taste so much as I feel that it's a waist of time although my wife disagrees with me. LOL

I have been eating rice and beans with chicken breast, but i'm told that is too much carbs. I used to walk 5 miles a day and didn't worry that much about carbs and then I got seriously ill a few years ago and can't walk very well now.

My wife is always making meals that taste great and I end up overeating so I want to get down to the basic stuff.

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For the basics, I would consider plain meat or fish with vegetables covered in melted butter or cheese.

Or, keep the chicken breast and simply replace the beans and rice with vegetables.

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If your wife is the one doing the cooking, you - and she - might want to look at a couple places on this forum for meal ideas and recipes.

Several threads on what we are eating for breakfast ... lunch ... dinner ... snacks Diet and Nutrition

Specific recipes for many dishes, including substitutes for breads, muffins, pizza crust and other carby foods, along with many delicious dishes that are low-carb on their own. Recipes

A great substitute for rice is "riced" cauliflower. Recently it has been availble in the frozen vegetable sections of grocery stores - already cut up in tiny pieces.

The key to determining if a particular dish is good for you, is what your meter reads after eating it. Counting carbs is important in this process so that you can keep lowering the total meal carb count until you discover what your personal carb tolerance is.

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Thanks VeeJay,
The thing is that I have been struggling with foods and recipes for too many years. I am so tired of it all that I want to detach myself from food all together. My wife and family can eat anything they want and they donít want to eat the same thing every day, but this makes it impossible for me.

I feel that if I can find just one meal that meets all the requirements that I can quickly fix myself then I can get past all this without craving foods. Iím just so frustrated with the whole thing and I do not want to become a dietitian or a Nutritionist.

I would rather pay someone to come up with a single meal for me to eat or drink 3 to 4 times a day and be done with it. I do not want to have to decide what Iím going to have every day and I believe it would better for me not to get caught up with flavors.

I wish there was the perfect meal in a bottle to drink for each meal time and not get hung up with flavors which only complicate things.

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Johnnyb, I've been where you're at. Only difference is that I'm one of those "live to eat" types. But my go-to lunch for a while now has been salad.

I know you said you don't like that much lettuce, but would spinach or that leafy spring mix work for you? (If not, skip to the bottom of this post for another idea.)

You could just buy a bunch of cut-up fresh vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.), sprinkle it on a serving of salad in a bag, and stretch out the lettuce that way. Or maybe your wife would be willing to cut up a head of broccoli or such for you and just keep it in the 'fridge.

Protein is easy: lots of stores now sell already-grilled chicken breast. Open package, remove however much you're going to eat, cut it up if you want; done.

Add some prepared dressing (but check sugar levels; some are much higher than others) and you have a meal. No cooking, minimal cutting and prep. I mix it up with different kinds of protein and some different add-ins and really have yet to be bored with it.

If you really don't want that much leafy stuff, you could consider buying bags of frozen string beans or cauliflower or broccoli instead of the salad mix; just cook (3 minutes in the microwave works fine for my servings), put that grilled chicken on top, and add some grated cheese or butter (you need some fat; the other ingredients don't have any to speak of). Also quick, minimal prep, good for you.

I hope you get some more ideas here.

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