Jan 14 2013
In my opinion we can eat just about anything, and make a meal “balanced”, by serving generous portion of vegetables. Here are several ideas for delicious, traditional family meals.
Meatloaf : I often substitute ground turkey instead of beef when making meatloaf. I add carrots and onions right in the cooking pan, and bake a potato in the same oven. I serve meatloaf with potato and at least two vegetables as pictured above.
Steak and Potatoes: Here is a 4 ounce portion of beef with potato, broccoli and salad.
Beef Short Ribs: I find all ribs including beef, pork, and lamb to be high in fat so I always combine them with vegetables. In this picture I have a beef short rib served with roasted squash, and Brussels sprouts, when taking a second rib- make sure you take extra vegetables too.
Baked Fish: Baked Fish goes well with many vegetables here it is served with cooked pasta, broccoli. Salad is served on the side.
Broiled Salmon served on Salad with a thin crust pizza instead of potato or rice. This is an easy meal to put together and since I combine the “pizza” with a good protein source and a fiber-rich vegetable- I am much less likely to over-eat the pizza.
Pasta, Meatballs and Sauce: A homemade tomato sauce is really easy to make and since it is basically a tomato puree it counts as a vegetable. Here it is paired with green beans and of course you can always add a salad. Serving a salad as a side dish instead of garlic bread helps meet our vegetable requirement and keeps the “carb” in better control.
Roasted Chicken Dinner: Combine chicken or (turkey) with potato, greens beans and another cooked vegetable such as stuffed eggplant which I included in this picture.