As you have probably realized by now, this blog is not intended to be a go-to site for recipes. I love to cook, and I cook every day, but I experiment and use a wing-it approach based on years of trial and error, cooking with my husband and kids, collecting cookbooks, and reading a variety of other people’s recipes. So I like to share tips and ideas with you; you can then search for specific recipes or experiment in your own way.
Besides, as a dietitian and educator, my job is to help you learn to develop confidence in your:
I encourage you to work on just a few easy dinner ideas. You will feel so successful, not to mention satisfied, to know you can whip up a balanced meal that is flavorful and nutritious.
For example, let’s say you decide to learn to make a simple pork stir-fry, beef chili, GF spaghetti with tomato sauce, scrambled egg dinner, and baked chicken.
Once you have mastered these five dishes, I encourage you to make substitutions so that you have more variety AND add more (and more and more) vegetables! Here we go…
1. Pork stir-fry with onions, broccoli, and celery
2. Beef chili (chili con carne)
3. Gluten-free spaghetti with tomato sauce
4. Scrambled eggs
5. Baked chicken breasts
When I try a new recipe, I make notes on the changes I make and any I want to make in the future. That way I can work on making the meal healthier, tastier, and easier with my own style. I’m sure you can do the same.
Wishing you a delicious dinner, with a brisk walk and positive thinking for dessert.
What does a dietitian, nutritionist, and health professional do when she discovers she has to avoid gluten? I mean, avoid it to prevent painful symptoms, not to follow a trend!