Today’s women, whether stay at home moms, working moms, working childless wives, or retired women, all of us run into a common dilemma around 4 p.m. What’s for dinner? There’s our old standby meals, spaghetti or sandwiches; there’s endless choices of drive-thrus, offering WONDERFUL nutrients; there’s eating out in a sit down restaurant (more expensive & annoying people to watch or listen to), or cooking at home.
I generally use a meal plan for the week. Main dish & sides for supper, main dish for breakfast & lunch. This helps save the time & headache. And something changes EVERY week, so not every night goes according to plan. Life happens.
A year ago, I had to radically change my diet to leave out as much salt as I could. Let’s face it, salt tastes good. Combine salt with bad fats and sugars, and ta da! You have every restaurant chains’ secret on good food. Good tasting food, bad long term results.
I completed 18 sessions of card rehab, and 2 nutrition classes. They gave out handouts & the one that has made a huge difference is my spices chart. Spices give flavor that salt can’t. It opened your taste buds to different avenues you might not have had before. It can change your children’s taste buds before they even get the “I want McDonalds & I want it NOW!” taste buds.
Try using this chart if you are interested — it helps me! An when people taste my food, women generally compliment it, where men usually say it’s not that bad. Except for my husband & dad…. these men know better and they are kinder to me than the average Joe.
|Allspice||Lean ground meats||Stews
|Cranberry sauce||Gravies||Lean meat|
|Basil||Fish||Lamb||Lean ground meats||Stews||Poultry||Soups||Sauces||Fish|
|Bay Leaves||Lean meats||Stews||Poultry||Soups||Tomatoes|
|Caraway Seeds||Lean meats||Stews, soups||Salads||Breads||Cabbage||Asparagus||Noodles|
|Curry Powder||Lean meats||Lamb||Chicken fish||Tomatoes T. Soup||Mayo|
|Dill||Fish sauces||Soups||Tomatoes||Veggies||Salads||Mac & Cheese||Chicken fish||Potatoes|
|Garlic (garlic salt)||Lean meats||Fish||Soup||Salads||Veggies||Tomatoes||Potatoes|
|Lemon Juice||Lean meats||Fish
|Mustard (dry)||Lean gr
|Lean meat loaf||Pudding|
|Sage||Lean meats||Stews||Biscuits||Tomatoes||Green beans||Fish||Lima beans||Lean pork|
|Savory||Salads||Lean pork||Lean meats||Soups||Green beans||Lima beans||Peas|