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best tasting meals/desserts/snacks etc regardless of calories or price

daffyduck Oct 27, 2009 03:29 PM

I am an amateur bodybuilder and my coach put my on a plan where I can have two meals once a week that can be anything I want. So feel free to share your favorite snacks, drinks, pastries, restaurants, and recipes regardless of calories, health, money, etc. All I'm concerned about it taste.

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: daffyduck Oct 27, 2009 04:32 PM

    ahh, yes, the coveted cheat meal. back in my fitness modeling days i actually wasn't interested in anyone else's suggestions for cheats - i wanted to indulge in my *own* favorites that i had to give up when preparing for a shoot :)

    having said that, if you want recommendations for specific restaurants, stores, etc, it would help to know where you're located and/or willing to travel to seek them out.

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      jeanmarieok RE: daffyduck Oct 27, 2009 04:36 PM

      I'd go with red meat, pasta, bread and pizza. But that's just me.

      1. daffyduck RE: daffyduck Oct 27, 2009 08:00 PM

        I live in Lower Westchester but am willingly to go into the city or queens since that is where my parents live.

        1. Caroline1 RE: daffyduck Oct 28, 2009 04:50 AM

          Are there any really good cafeterias in your area? I strongly prefer cafeterias to buffets because I KNOW no one's kids have played in the food! Anyway, a friend and I were going down the line in a cafeteria one day when a group of high school girls came in, each took a tray then headed for the desserts. They all got at least seven or eight desserts each. When I asked if their mother's knew about their dietary habits, they all laughed and said next week it would be veggies. I've never tried it, but always felt it was a fun and creative way to explore food categories. I'd probably go for six or seven entrees. Come to think of it, I have done that! The same friend and I both started laughing at my choices when we got to our table. I had picked up six or seven different cabbage dishes! '-)

          1. c oliver RE: daffyduck Oct 28, 2009 01:33 PM

            I'm pretty addicted to Fage Greek yogurt, not the non or 2%, the real thing. It's so insanely delicious. Especially when topped with some raspberries and drizzled with lavender honey.

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              goodhealthgourmet RE: c oliver Oct 28, 2009 01:42 PM

              c, i *just* posted something about lavender honey within the past 5 minutes, and i was totally thinking of you when i did it because it was about a savory item! looks like we're sharing some brain waves today :)

              the full-fat Greek yogurt is a terrific call for a readily accessible sweet/dessert indulgence, particularly because it's not exactly ice cream weather here right now. there are a zillion ways to flavor and top it to satisfy any preferences...

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                c oliver RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 28, 2009 02:04 PM

                I just walked through the kitchen, spooned out a dab of yogurt, placed a raspberry on it and slurped it down. I need to post on the Chains board that I just bought the full fat of the TJs brand and it's great. And about 1/3 the price or less.

                I need to go on a honey tasting adventure. I love the lavender so much.

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                  goodhealthgourmet RE: c oliver Oct 28, 2009 04:21 PM

                  if you search, you'll see that i've been touting the TJ's 0% and 2% for several years. in fact, i've converted several CHers :) again, great minds...

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