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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:44 pm
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FOOD or FUEL!! So once upon a time I great food habits. But I appear to have misplaced them (for lunch/dinner & post workout). We seem to have some great health resources within the league. And I have picked their brain once or twice but I have seen other bring neat looking dinners in containers and am curious.

Does anyone have healthy quick meal options/recipes/ or can't live without snacks ? :D



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:55 pm
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sorry I didn't post my recent favorite snacks/ breakfast:


*Ants on a Log
celery/ PB/ raisins (after seeing Victory Slap nibbling on celery, made me wish for one of my childhood favorites)

*Smoothi-e-Normous

1 banana
1 tbsp of Natural PeanutButter (crunchy, I like the texture)
1 scoop of Veganique (cheaper then Vega and doesn't have funny pea powder & sugar alternative that seems to me feel ill, to each their own) http://www.northcoastnaturals.com/products/veganique.php
1 (reg size) or 2 (punchy-size) cups of frozen berries
1 (reg size) or 2 (punchy-size) cups of almond milk


But I am missing tasty quick tasty lunch & supper ideas.



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:15 pm
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I sometimes make this recipe as a side to salad and home-made mango chutney. I make a big batch (minus the flour) then freeze it and when I'm ready to eat it I just thaw it, mix with flour to make right consistency and press into patties and fry...

Spinach and Lentil Patties
– ¾ cup dried split red lentils (I used yellow split peas by mistake and its great)
– 3 ½ cups chopped spinach (I but the frozen block just cos easier)
– 2 tbs chopped green onions
– 1tbs chopped cilantro/coriander
– ½ tbs crushed red pepper flakes
– 1 tsp ground cumin
– ½ tsp salt
– ¼ tsp baking powder
– 2-3 tbs flour
– Garlic clove

1. Bring lentils to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes
2. In a food processor (I use my blender, its not great but works and I sometimes have to manually mash them afterwards) add lentils and about 45ml water, process until smooth
3. Add other ingredients except flour
4. Mix all ingredients thoroughly
5. Gradually add flour until consistancy is like smooth dough (if you need more, add more)
6. Make into patties, fry in pan until golden (only a couple minutes/side)
7. Serve with chutney



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:46 am
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Sweet, thanks Anarchy! I have been curious about what you do with lentils :D And it looks simple enough that my culinary abilities of meat+potato/yam + vegetable skills can do it :D



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:20 am
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Lentils are great! When I am in a hurry I used canned lentils. I sauteed onions and chicken, add some cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, cayenne and red wine vinegar and mix in a can of lentils (rinsed well). Super easy/fast and healthy.

Super easy carrot soup:
Sauteed 1 large onion, 4 cloves garlic and egg sized amount of ginger with 3 large chopped carrots in a large pot. Add about 2 tbps chili powder, 1 tbsp cinnamon and a little cayenne, add 1 or 2 cans of coconut milk and boil at med heat until carrots are soft. Puree. Delicious! I often add chopped up chicken breast and green onion after pureeing.

Lentil soup:
heat lots of oil (3 Tbsp?) in big pot, and saute 2 onions, 2 large carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1/2 head cauliflower till soft.
chop up around half an egg size of ginger and 3 cloves garlic really small and add that.
add 1-2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp mustard seeds, 1 Tbsp ground coriander, 1 Tbsp ground cumin, 1/8 tsp cayenne, stir it up and let cook for a minute or two more...
Add enough water to the pot to fill it almost full (or around 8 cups or so?
When the water boils, add 1 cup red lentils and 1 vegetable bouillon cube (optional, pretty salty).
Simmer for around 1/2 hr or more, until lentils dissolve.
Blend it but leave it a bit chunky.

Anarchy, I am totally gonna try some lentil patties! Sounds great.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:23 pm
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I make these, they are great to munch on before/during/after practices. Kind of like lara bars.
Sorry, no measurements.

Pitted dates (this is your base ingredient)
Dried fruit (cranberries, mangoes, apples-in very small pieces)
Chopped nuts (your choice)
Coconut

I warm the dates in the microwave until they are soft and then mix in my fav ingredients.

You can roll them into little 2 bite logs or for a more uniformed look press into pan and cut once they have chilled in the fridge.


If refrigerated in a ziploc or sealed container, they keep for a very long time!



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:11 pm
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YOU'RE a two-bite log.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:06 pm
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Why has Snow not jumped in with "Your face..." yet? Sadly disappointed.
8, these sound amazing and I am going to try them out ASAP.
Did I post this already? If not, oatmeal or hot cereal (mixed 7 grain, non wheat, from Galloways is both cheap and delicious) of some sort. Add any of dried fruit, fresh fruit, powdered protein, spices, a bit of flax seed or Omega 3 (AFTER you cook, or it's a terrible thing to do) and sweetener of your choice- maple syrup is delicious. Every time I eat this before a practice, my mood is elevated and makes the difference between feeling crappy about how I did at practice and feeling energetic and upbeat about my skills.


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mmmm....Galloways...that's where I get my grains



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:08 am
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shift kicker wrote:
Why has Snow not jumped in with "Your face..." yet? Sadly disappointed.

Your face is disappointed.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:38 pm
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Curried Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Mango
1 cup quinoa
1-2 ripe mangoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 red or yellow pepper, chopped
1/4 English cucumber, chopped
2-3 green onions or a chunk of purple onion, chopped
2 cups (packed) baby spinach, torn or sliced (optional)
half a 19 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
handful of torn cilantro (optional)
Dressing:
1/4 cup canola oil
2-4 Tbsp. white wine or white balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. mango chutney, chopped if chunky (optional)
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. curry powder or mild paste
1/4 tsp. cumin
Rinse quinoa well under cool water in a fine sieve, then cook in a pot of boiling salted water over medium heat until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. (Just like you’d cook pasta.) Drain well, return to the pot, put the lid back on and let it steam – this will produce fluffy quinoa – until cooled.
Combine the oil, vinegar, chutney, honey, curry and cumin in a jar or small bowl and shake or whisk to blend. If you like, season the dressing with salt and pepper.
Put the quinoa, mango, vegetables and beans in a large bowl, drizzle with dressing and toss until well coated. Serves 4-6.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:44 pm
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8's Quinoa salad is amaze-balls.

That is all.



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I've had zombie's carrot soup. tasty-town.

the following recipes are from a certain healthy living tv show i worked on. I'm looking for the energy bar recipe, they were amazing...

Recipes for demo. All recipes are to serve 2 people.

280g Chicken breast or wild salmon fillet

Chicken or salmon marinade
2 Tbsp tarragon
1 Tbsp parsley
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp dijon mustard

salt to taste
lots of cracked black pepper

Remove stems from tarragon and slice fine.Finely slice parsley leaves and stems.
In a small bowl whisk together herbs and remaining ingredients.
Pour over protein and let marinate overnight.
Remove protein from marinade and grill over indirect heat or roast in a 330F oven
until fully cooked.


Starches

Wild rice, mushroom, leek and almonds with an apple cider vinaigrette

1 bay leaf
1/2 cup wild rice, raw
1/2 cup leeks, julienne
1 cup brown mushrooms, quartered
2 Tbsp raw almonds, chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil or almond oil
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp green onion, finely sliced
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp honey
salt and pepper to taste


In a medium size pot cover wild rice in h2o. Cook over high heat with a bay leaf until tender. Drain and reserve.
Saute mushrooms in olive oil over high heat until caramelized. Add leeks and cook until sweet. Season to taste.
Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and reserve.
Add reserved wild rice to the leeks and mushrooms and saute. Add remaining ingredients and serve hot.


Crunchy salad

Crunchy brussel sprouts, broccoli, carrots, pumpkin seeds and radishes with a lemon poppy seed dressing ---raw



250 ml brussel sprouts , sliced julienne
250 ml broccoli cut into florets, stems julienne
100ml carrots cut julienne
100ml fennel bulb julienne
100ml breakfast radishes sliced thin
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds raw

zest and juice of 2 lemons
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp poppy seeds
salt to taste

In a small mixing bowl combine the lemon, olive oil, honey, poppy seeds and salt. Pour over vegetables
and mix through out. Let stand 1 hour at room temperature. Mix before serving.

Beet salad of love:

Beets-roasted

cucumbers, red onions, dried currents and olive oil

basil, mint and raspberry vinegar dressing



2 cup beets, roasted and diced 1.5 cm cubes
1 cup cucumbers, diced 1.5 cm
1/2 cup roma tomatoes diced 1 cm
1/4 cup red onion julienne
1 Tbsp red currents
2 Tbsp olive oil,
2 Tbsp raspberry vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 Tbsp basil leaves, torn
1 tsp mint leaves torn
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl combine currents, olive oil, raspberry vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
Pour over vegetables and herbs. Combine and serve room temperature.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:10 pm
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This makes me want to get my bitch ass back in the kitchen! Thanks everyone for the great ideas and Punchy for getting this started!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:32 am
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Wow! This is awesome so many things to try! You guys are a health bunch :D Now to sit down and try a few. I'll let you know how I fair with cooking them, maybe even a picture.

This is great lets keep them coming. What foods to you make when you have next to no time but know you need something healthy to keep your motor running?



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