Foods Most Eaten
I was thinking about the fact that we all tend to eat particular things over and over again. The reasons can be health, ease, economic, or any other reasons. What are the 10 things you have eaten more than any other things in the last month. Here are mine. They can be specific items or a particular dish.
Celeste Pizza - Deluxe
Philly Cream Cheese
Vermont White Cheddar
Not very exciting, but I've probably had at least three of these things every day for the last month
I am a creature of habit and most days consume the exact things. But, the vegetables and fruit change with the seasons. I do eat other things, but these are about 90 per cent of my diet.
salad, red leaf lettuce,tomato,cuke,avacado
chicken stir fry, pea pods, red bell pepper, snow peas, onion, garlic, ginger, rice
I had planned on starting a diet last week, but things went awry early in the week. So I decided to hold off til this coming week. Salad is always a huge part of my diet, but I am always in search of forms of protein and low carb foods that fill, I don't really eat pasta or pizza, but the bread as a vehicle for my other foods (I love sandwiches of tomato, avocado, onion and lettuce) is my downfall. I actually posted this to see what people eat the most, to maybe get some meal ideas from ingredients instead of actual meals.
I make lots of stir frys. I grill chicken or fish and have it in the fridge, on hand for a few meals, while I make the rest of my dinner. I always use fresh garlic, ginger and onion to start, because I feel it gives a big flavor boost. A little oil in the skillet/wok on medium high. I usually chop my veggies to bite size pieces and throw in whatever I buy at the grocer's. I like cooking rice ahead of time as well. At the time the veggies are nearly finished, I toss in some bean paste and wine. Shut off the heat, add cold rice and protein to my plate and a couple of spoonfuls of the hot stir fry on top. Let it sit for 2 minutes and I'm good to go, as the chicken and rice are warmed by the steaming hot veggies.
This is a pretty guilt free meal, so there is one recipe for you. :) Good luck on your diet, slow and steady works best I believe (at least in my case).
Pasta: usually penne, fusili, or spaghetti
Rice: usually jasmine
Red or Yellow onions
Garlic: lots of it
Beef: ground or cut up and cooked in a thick borsht
Canned fish: cheap tuna/sardines
I'm in the boonies in China, so I do a lot of cooking at home. Not a lot of processed food in the diet. I love going home to the SF Bay and pigging out on microwave burritos, taqueria food, and Hot Pockets.
Great Northern Bean, Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuff Red Bell Peppers with Garbanzo Beans
Mushroom Stir Fry
Tofu Garbanzo Burger with Romaine Lettuce, Tomato in Gluten Free Teff wrap.
Sushi (made with seasoned fried rice and sweet baby bellpeppers)
Vegan Agnolotti Cavour (totally NOT authentic. Wheat pasta would be better then my Gluten free version!)
Rice with Tofu Chicken and Vegetables
Vegan Cottage Pie with Vinegar free "HP" sauce
Macaroni and Red Leicester Cheese with Sweet Baby Bell Peppers
Vegan Mushroom Meatloaf with Rice noodles and Red Leicester Cheese and Mushroom sauce.
I make everything Allium and Gluten free, mustard/cabbage family free and either vegan or vegetarian. I would say my Agnolotti Cavour recipe is not the greatest only because I use a makeshift gluten free dough and attempt to recreate the traditional meats using only tofu and spices. LOL
toast - usually have whole wheat from the bread maker, but I do others too. As long as there's bread, there's toast!
cheese - usually something spreadable and/or strong flavored
soup - I keep a rotating stock of squash, bean/lentil, root veggie w/spinach or chard)
spinach - use in everything from eggs to soups, to salads,sandwiches... everything
apples or bananas - great with peanut butter
yogurt - usually greek with mixed in fruit or plain with honey
chicken - I do a crock-pot or roast a whole one, then use pieces all week with various veggies/starches
chocolate - I keep nutella around (with toast!, with cheese! with fruit!) and also individually wrapped ones
There must be Eggs, and there must be Chicken,
to help with conundrum of just which came first.
Those who eschew eggs and skip straight to cooked bird
have the simpler question of "why crossed the road?"
Every day there be Oaties
in some form or another
whether muesli, rolled, granola, steamed groats, or steel cut.
It's best feed for horses, and also our selves,
though I've not yet done raw groats while strapped in the feedbag...
Maybe later, dependent on condition of my molars.
Fish of some form, often canned.
A day ain't complete without acknowledging
our long ago emergence from the sea.
Nuts of all kinds, but mostly almonds and walnuts.
Nits seem to personify me,
and perhaps many of we.
A dried fruit, a fresh fruit.
basics are raisins and prunes and bananas.
Yogurt daily, and some other gift from the bovine
such as cheese and good milk.
A daily food mantra is "ABBC",
meaning some king of Allium, Bean, Beet , and Cabbage.
Cabbage's cultivars yields easy to broccoli and cauli and greens.
Beet is reminder for colorful veggie with flavinoids.
Beans range from good refried pintos to hummus.
Alliums: gotta have garlic or onions.
Raw miso, not just for probiotic
but also for respect for the artisan labor with long a tradition
and celebration of soybean.
Soaked overnight, or nuked in the morning.
Surely I'm not the only guy
who hydrates Shiitakes in same dish as oaties.
The problem with these lists:
We can't fit them in every day.
But keeping them forefront
in a simple rotation
is just part of the week and the day.
And leaves ample room
for steaks, ribs, and burgers,
in those times that we play.
my daily vegetable intake alone would get me to 10, so i'll make some generalizations:
- non-starchy vegetables (roasted, or raw in salad)
- fish (mostly tuna, salmon, squid, octopus & sardines)
- organic poultry
- no-salt-added cottage cheese, or Greek yogurt
- nuts, seeds, PB, almond butter
- protein powder
- almond milk
i tend to rotate the poultry, eggs & seafood, but on any given day i've eaten at least one serving of all the others (and several servings of veggies).
ETA: i just realized i've been off chocolate lately. weird. oh, and i forgot coffee & green tea, but those are gimmes :)
english muffin with philadephila fat free cream cheese and polaner grape jelly (daily)
chobani greek non-fat plain yogurt with fiber-one cereal
barilla mini pasta varieties (the ones with the vegetables)
sugar free bread and butter pickles
special k cracker-chips
nuts, nut butters and seeds
soups from homemade stocks
Doctor Kracker Crackers (all kinds)
white root veggies (daikon, turnip, celeriac, jicama)
coconut products (oil, milk,cream, flour and desiccated coconut)
I make my own lower carb, high omega protein breads including crackers, muffins, tart shells and cookies. I eat them daily but I think I would include them with seeds, nuts and coconut products instead.
Things i would eat or use in cooking a couple of times a week or more...
Pasta, White Rice, Pork, Chicken, tomatoes (canned or fresh), cucumber, onion, celery, chicken stock, milk, mushrooms (usually shitake), greens (ie cabbage, water spinach, chayote squash leaves), green or red peppers.
Most common condiments/seasonings: butter, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, vinegar, cumin, mustard, cilantro, green onion.
This varies somewhat depending on location. At other times, bread, cheese, parsley, olives, pickles, beef and lettuce would have been on the list, but now they are either expensive, hard to find, or not very good.
I just love a list.
Mix of oatmeal and oat bran
Greek yogurt. 0 or 2%
Fruit( this week mandarin oranges and always frozen bananas for smoothies)
Tea, hot and iced
Bag of mixed greens for steaming
Various soups (most often potato, lentil, bean, and veggie)
Looking at this list you'd think I'd be thin, but sadly I am not. But I do eat this things weekly.
Things/ingredients that are eaten several times a week, or a month (goes up and down depending on the season):
oil (grape seed or olive)
strawberries or blueberries