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Feed me Seymore-Ideas Wanted [Oct. 24th, 2008|11:12 am]
Lanette
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I am going to get my first fillings in a few hours. In addition to that, I'm dealing with increased pain and will be soon having multiple crowns put in. Please suggest some fall meals that meet the following criteria.

1. Have protein at least as a major ingredient.
2. Are hearty/comforting.
3. Aren't very hard to chew (as I'll be doing the dental work thing).
4. Have a significant nutrient punch (good amount of calories and nutrition per amount ingested is more important than low calorie at this point for me).

Note: I love comfort food, soups, stews, and things that are savory, but sweet things are also ok to add in. I'm trying to figure out how to make it through my dental work without losing more weight at this point. The only 2 ideas I've come up with so far are to do the classic tomato soup with grilled cheddar sandwich, the tuna or chicken stuffed potatos, and my chicken and dumpling recipe that I loved so much. Other ideas?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-24 06:35 pm (UTC)
YUM! The Bear Creek potato cheese soup is good. I think that will very finely shredded chicken would work really well. Thanks for the idea!
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-10-24 08:03 pm (UTC)
OH! I've never thought of adding protein that way. AWESOME idea! Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-24 06:50 pm (UTC)
YUM! I am so making that. You got it. It's the warm and comforting thing I need when I have the crazy pain. I'm going to add some cinnamon and dark chocolate to that chili too.
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[User Picture]From: puppie
2008-10-24 10:20 pm (UTC)
He made that chili and it was awesome. Then I brought it to my work potluck, and it was a hit there, as well. It's the bomb.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-24 06:50 pm (UTC)
I do have some of the Fage yogurt. I'll have to try that.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-10-24 07:02 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-24 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Cool blog.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-10-24 08:20 pm (UTC)
She's got a TON of neat recipes.
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[User Picture]From: puppie
2008-10-24 10:21 pm (UTC)
Oh man, you don't know eggface?!? You MUST check out her protein ice cream and protein 5-minute cake!
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-10-24 07:14 pm (UTC)
this bean stew is good While the calories aren't super high, it is great for protein. Seriously hook yourself up with the beans. If you need a few extra calories in the soup, make it non-vegan and chop up a bit of bacon/pancetta, fry it up and toss it into the soup.
The kale and beans in particular are insanely good for you.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-10-24 07:16 pm (UTC)
Shepherd's pie. root vegetables! lamb (which is also easier to digest than beef) and some calories/protein.
Even my kid loves this and it is easy for him to chew.
You can vary the vegetables you use. Last night I made this and I tossed in rhutebaga, a golden beet and some carrots.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-24 07:18 pm (UTC)
You are a wild woman!!

Any ideas on how squash (acorn and butternut) are best prepared? I was thinking I could do a stuffed acorn squash with nuts as it gets pretty squishy/easy to chew.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-10-24 07:23 pm (UTC)
Roast the squash, mash/puree it with a bit of butter and then combine it with vegetable/chicken stock and voila a bit of soup. Add seasonings as you like them. Maybe add a bit of cream to make it even more smooth and sprinkle a little bacon on top for a garnish.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-10-24 08:06 pm (UTC)
I always split my squash (acorn and butternut) in half, put a dollup of butter in the hole on each side where I took out the seeds, and bake it. Then when it is tender (about an hour) I take it out, scoop it out of its shell and mash it all up together. (Also good with brown sugar baked in, but that doesn't do much for keeping the calories low...hehe!)
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2008-10-24 09:14 pm (UTC)
I was just coming in to pimp the beans. That stew looks tasty!
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[User Picture]From: yruugrrl
2008-10-24 07:48 pm (UTC)
What about split pea soup? I love it with ham or bacon added, it has tons of protein, and is easy to chew; you can puree all or just some of the peas, once cooked, to vary how much chewing would be required, and if the ham is too difficult, you can mince or leave out entirely.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Split-Pea-and-Ham-Soup-I/Detail.aspx

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[User Picture]From: missk
2008-10-24 09:06 pm (UTC)
Trader Joes Greek Yogurt is a good dense punch of protein @ 24G per cup. I add torani SF vanilla syrup to it.

also, I used to get recipes off this site back when I did Atkins. I still like lots of them for post WLS eating:

http://www.lowcarbluxury.com/lowcarb-recipes.html

Some may need to be modified to be lower in fat, as they are focused on low carb, and many use butter and heavy cream. But I like that they give me a wider variety of ideas to start from, then I can modify to fit my needs.

Personally, I want to try The Soup Nazi's Crab Bisque from the Soups and Salads section.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-10-25 06:42 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite easy meals is broiled chicken (or roasted, whatever) cut into bite-sized pieces and mixed with green beans and Pastaroni shells and white cheddar. For when you can chew stuff that isn't too chewy or crunchy. I usually use the frozen skinless boneless chicken you can get in bags, bake it up, add the other stuff and I have a complete dinner in 15 minutes. And it's very tasty.
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