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CLCSC145
07-23-2009, 08:59 PM
I've passed the point of no return with chicken. If I never see another chicken breast, it'll be too soon. I was eating my dinner tonight and mid-bite it happened. I couldn't chew it another second and started to gag. No more bird for me.

What do you all eat for dinner that is chicken free?


mandalinn82
07-23-2009, 09:08 PM
I'm a big fan of other lean meats...pork tenderloins and center cut chops, extra super lean ground beef (I buy 4% fat), ground turkey breast, even very lean cuts of beef or smaller portions of higher-fat beef.

thinpossible
07-23-2009, 09:13 PM
we mostly eat ground turkey-- it can be fixed a lot of different ways.


lottie63
07-23-2009, 09:21 PM
I got like that with chicken every so often.

Now i"m attempting being veggie. I eat a lot of black bean based things. Black bean sloppy joes and black bean chili, naked burritos, or tofu, or zucchini, like zuchini lasagna, etc.

seagirl
07-23-2009, 09:26 PM
shrimp
grass-fed beef
fish

SugarHabit
07-23-2009, 09:28 PM
VEGGIES!! i love a tomato chickpea and feta salad for dinner. Or you could try fish every once in a while?

Ija
07-23-2009, 09:30 PM
Salmon burgers! They're super easy to make yourself, but you can also find them pre-made in the freezer section. Yum!

Pita09
07-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Lean ground beef, turkey, pork
Shrimp, scallops, salmon
vegetarian dishes
eggs (or is that too much like chicken? :D )

Maybe you need to lay off chicken for awhile and then come back to it with some new recipes that you've never tried before.

thisisnotatest
07-23-2009, 09:52 PM
I personally can't stand chicken. That bird just rubs me the wrong way! I eat mostly vegetarian, but chicken is really the only thing I exclude (out of preference)

Lentils-can be made anyway you prepare meat. I stir fry everything-Eggplant and mushrooms are good additions for texture, but add the lentils and some quinoa for protien/iron, etc.
I love Amy's california burgers (soy free). Try an omelete or a fritata can be prepared in endless ways. Falafels are easy to make from scratch and you can make tons as they freeze well. I also love quesadilla's with avocado,tons of raw kale, (I throw some salmon in if I have it) tiny bit of cheese-enough so it sticks. Trader joes has awesome habanero lime tortilla's.
Soups/stews (although not so much in the summer)

TJFitnessDiva
07-23-2009, 09:54 PM
yes what they all said! I have to have variety :lol:

Lori Bell
07-23-2009, 09:57 PM
I eat a lot of beef, turkey, eggs and pork. I usually only have chicken 1 or 2 times a week.

Onederchic
07-23-2009, 10:55 PM
Awww, I will suck here because I love chicken and usually have it every night :D :p

LitChick
07-23-2009, 11:16 PM
We have chicken a couple times a week but I try to vary it up flavor-wise so it doesn't get too repetitive. Here's what we had for supper this week:

Monday - Crab Cakes and Green Beans
Tuesday - Fat Free Hotdogs and Salad
Wednesday - Grilled Pork Loin Chops and Roasted Veggies
Thursday - Broiled MahiMahi and Stirfry Veggies
Friday - Buffalo Chicken (Hungry Girl recipe) and Baked Potato

Basically, we rarely eat red meat now and vary the other proteins between fish, pork and chicken. I also use ground turkey sometimes.

WildThings
07-23-2009, 11:52 PM
My meats are on a seven day rotation because of food intolerances. I have chicken, cornish hen, turkey, beef, pork, buffalo and fish. I variety the cut of meat some weeks, grilled chicken breast, whole roasted chicken, roasted hen (because that's the only thing I know to do with it), baked chicken, turkey legs, ground turkey marinara with spaghetti squash, ground turkey with peppers and onions, ground turkey taco mix, baked turkey breast, beef steak stir-fry (my favorite meal), beef roast, steak, pork roast, grilled pork chops, buffalo roast, buffalo burgers w/carmalized onions, buffalo burger patties made with onions and black beans (taste like meatloaf), grilled fish, baked fish. If I don't have some variety, I'm not going to stick to my plan. I know some of my meals may have a higher fat contant than you are looking for, or compared to chicken, but it works for me. I'm still loosing weight on a regular basis and I don't get tired of my food.

WildThings
07-23-2009, 11:54 PM
My meats are on a seven day rotation because of food intolerances. I have chicken, cornish hen, turkey, beef, pork, buffalo and fish. I variety the cut of meat some weeks, grilled chicken breast, whole roasted chicken, roasted hen (because that's the only thing I know to do with it), baked chicken, turkey legs, ground turkey marinara with spaghetti squash, ground turkey with peppers and onions, ground turkey taco mix, baked turkey breast, beef steak stir-fry (my favorite meal), beef roast, steak, pork roast, grilled pork chops, buffalo roast, buffalo burgers w/caramelized onions, buffalo burger patties made with onions and black beans (taste like meatloaf), grilled fish, baked fish. If I don't have some variety, I'm not going to stick to my plan. I know some of my meals may have a higher fat content than you are looking for, or compared to chicken, but it works for me. I'm still loosing weight on a regular basis and I don't get tired of my food.

Rosinante
07-24-2009, 03:33 AM
Tofu chunks - just tofu, not mucked about and definitely not quorn ewww
Canned salmon
River cobbler - a new fish I discovered recently, very meaty, also cheap

Madison
07-24-2009, 07:59 AM
I'm astounded that I dont find chicken gagalicious yet seeing how much of it I eat . . my other go to protein for dinner is a really good piece of salmon . . . sooooo good when its a great piece of fish! And can be served in so many delish ways . . . with soy . . . lemon caper sauce . . .

dragonwoman64
07-24-2009, 09:34 AM
I had to laugh, I am on the edge of chicken overload. I had it last night with yams and asparagus (I have that meal a couple of times a week usually).

I'm trying to eat more fish. Cod, salmon. They're not too bad to cook in the summer since you can broil the salmon, and saute the cod and it doesn't take more than around 15 min.

I eat pastas without meat sometimes, or with lean ground meat.

everybody has already given you the other stuff I eat, maybe pork chops, steak strips, steak.

scarletmeshell
07-24-2009, 11:40 AM
I usually go in stages. Right now I eat alot of fish.

Gela
07-24-2009, 12:22 PM
I eat different fish, shrimp, pork or turkey. I also have veggie dishes. Sometime I make breakfast for dinner (eggs, toast, fruit)

Lori Bell
07-24-2009, 01:06 PM
I envy all you chicks who like, (or even love) fish. I detest it, matter of fact, fish and liver are the only foods on this planet I don't like! Seriously, I like everything....except fish and liver. :)

CLCSC145
07-24-2009, 01:44 PM
Thank you all for the good ideas! I forgot about pork tenderloin - I like that. And I do like fish so I'll add that too. Turkey feels a bit close to chicken, so I think I'll hold off on that for a while.

It's funny, when I'm standing in the grocery store looking at the meat and fish department, I just blank on what to get or how to prepare it and go with chicken. I've got to branch out...

dragonwoman64
07-24-2009, 05:55 PM
I envy all you chicks who like, (or even love) fish. I detest it, matter of fact, fish and liver are the only foods on this planet I don't like! Seriously, I like everything....except fish and liver. :)

when I was a kid, my mother used to love to eat liver and onions, my dad would make it. it was like a big treat to her. how I hated the smell of that!! I can eat liver in some other forms, but fried liver and onions, just the thought makes me shiver. ha!

grocery stores are so huge and superstocked nowadays, if I don't plan ahead of time what I'm going to buy for what dish, forget it (imagine a deer in headlights). I can't do it from walking into a grocery store without a list.

CamiToo
07-24-2009, 06:10 PM
Meat in my house atm includes chicken, fish, shrimp, hamburger, steak, pork chops, pork roast, beef roast, pork ribs, cornish hens, beef and chicken livers and canned tuna. I also love ham, lamb, veal, goat, mussels, lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, turkey and duck and I'm tempted to try buffalo meat. I love a variety of foods and it keeps me from getting bored.:)

Mostly I eat what's on sale unless I have a taste for something specific. Right now king crab legs and asparagus are on sale so that sounds great for next week!

WildThings
07-24-2009, 06:31 PM
Meat in my house atm includes chicken, fish, shrimp, hamburger, steak, pork chops, pork roast, beef roast, pork ribs, cornish hens, beef and chicken livers and canned tuna. I also love ham, lamb, veal, goat, mussels, lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, turkey and duck and I'm tempted to try buffalo meat. I love a variety of foods and it keeps me from getting bored.:)

Mostly I eat what's on sale unless I have a taste for something specific. Right now king crab legs and asparagus are on sale so that sounds great for next week!

Quick tip for the buffalo, which I LOVE...it has such a low fat content that if you don't cook it on low, it has a tendancy to dry out really quickly.

I shop by what's on sale too. I plan out what meat I'm going to eat what day then pick the cut when I get to the store and see what I can find on sale or clearance (can't beat clearance meat!).

CamiToo
07-24-2009, 06:58 PM
Quick tip for the buffalo, which I LOVE...it has such a low fat content that if you don't cook it on low, it has a tendancy to dry out really quickly.

I shop by what's on sale too. I plan out what meat I'm going to eat what day then pick the cut when I get to the store and see what I can find on sale or clearance (can't beat clearance meat!).

Oooh thanks for the tip on the buffalo! And yea, clearance meat really helps the budget!

jab91864
07-24-2009, 09:19 PM
I go in cycles, including going meatless for up to a few days at a time. I miss steak but right now find I am craving fish more than anything.

findingfawn
07-25-2009, 08:30 AM
We just had cubed steak last night, it's pretty comparable to chicken calorie wise. It was nice to eat something other than pork loin chops and chicken breast! I hadn't even thought that I could touch a piece of beef.. which is horrible since we live on a beef farm.

Couch
07-27-2009, 02:55 AM
Fish, eggs and kangaroo.

Yup, I eat skippy. He's delicious:)

toastedsmoke
07-27-2009, 06:07 AM
Personally I love chicken breast, its my favourite meat. When its roasted, I'm convinced it tastes positively steak-like. But again i don't eat it everyday. I rarely eat red meat but occasionally I might have lean pork cutlets or lean turkey cutlets (but more likely turkey cutlets bcos they taste to me the same as the pork kind and I imagine they have less saturated fat... or something.).
Mostly though if I'm not having chicken breast, I have a white fish like tilapia (my favourite) (roasted in the oven bcos I'm lazy like that) or occasionally salmon or I make a dry stirfry (well with olive oil spray) with shrimp and scallops and tomatoes, ginger and whatever vegetables are convenient to go with brown rice or potatoes.