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03-10-2012, 05:29 PM
I am hoping this will interest some of you and inspire me to get ideas for dinner.

I will start,

I am having-

Artic Char -simply done on the rare side with lemon squeezed on after cooking
Rapini- in a small amount of olive oil- again finished with lemon
Sweet Potato- baked in the oven with fresh black pepper

What are you having for dinner?

03-10-2012, 05:46 PM
. Just seen this is in whole foods..don't think mine is whole foods..my bad. Lol

03-10-2012, 05:48 PM
PrincessAmy- I love chili. Enjoy.

03-10-2012, 06:02 PM
mmmm... chili. i love chili.

dinner for me today is

soup - mushrooms and onion sautéed in balsamic vinegar then deglazed with consommé

salad - balsamic vinegar for dressing, no egg/cheese/bacon bits/etc

13 large shrimp - dry-fried and flavoured with jerk seasoning and scotch bonnet pepper sauce

1/2c blackberries

big cup of green tea - haven't decided which flavour.

03-10-2012, 06:49 PM
Homemade Meatloaf made with turkey burger...
1cup of steamed carrots
1cup brown and wild rice

03-11-2012, 01:46 PM
Planning on having:

Left over Arctic Char from last night
Sweet potatos - more leftovers

Blueberries for desert

03-16-2012, 11:43 AM
Well I will post here and hope others do too. :) I am so interested in knowing what others who are striving towards a whole foods diet eat for dinner.

Tonight I will have:
Fish (see what is wild at the fish monger)
Sweet potato
baby bok choy
leeks and lemon

Hmmm I see a pattern here. :)

03-16-2012, 07:32 PM
Dinner tonight for me is pasta carbonara (http://www.3fatchicks.com/diet-blogs/vladadog/2010/01/07/vlads-carbonara/) and a small glass of red wine.

These days when i make my carbonara there's very little pasta and LOTS of veggies. Tonight it's broccoli, sugar snap peas, and regular garden peas.

(Last night dinner was just a can of Amy's vegetable soup with added veggies (same ones as tonight because that's what I have handy) and an egg added for protein. That's pretty much my go-to meal when i have no energy left to do anything more than open a can. At least everything is organic and the eggs are from local pastured hens....)

03-21-2012, 12:37 PM
Oh, it all sounds so delicious!

We are planning on two pasta shells stuffed with cottage cheese and smothered in tomato sauce (a treat!) and veggies, probably a HUGE pile of plain steamed greens from the first CSA share of the year, which we pick up today!!!!! So excited!!! Also, we might add a tiny pork chop, because meat helps me feel full enough.


03-24-2012, 12:37 AM
yum pasta

I had:
ton of cabbage sauteed with a little olive oil, black mustard seeds, garlic and curry powder
Brown Rice

Dark chocolate and peppermint tea

03-27-2012, 12:25 PM
Planning on having:

Kale sauteed with garlic and shallots in olive oil
Sweet potato

03-27-2012, 03:11 PM
i am going to be having *drumroll please*

baked salmon with baked brussel sprouts and sweet chill thai sauce.

(a new favourite) for dessert: 1/3 bag of smart pop with a sprinkling of cinnamon/pam and splenda.

then a grapefruit eventually down the line tonight!!

yum yum

03-27-2012, 04:33 PM
mmmm salmon and brussel sprouts sounds yummy

03-29-2012, 12:09 AM
We had chana masala with spinach and brown rice. Leftovers for lunch tomorrow. :)

06-29-2012, 02:22 PM
I had
steamed tofu with organic soy sauce, and onion
cabbage sauteed with olive oil, garlic and mushrooms
and winter melon soup

11-03-2012, 01:01 PM
Today I am roasting a chicken with lemon and Thyme. I will roast red potatos, carrots and onions with it.

eryn s
12-10-2012, 07:44 AM
Dinner today is going to be mushroom, spinach and chickpea curry.

12-10-2012, 01:08 PM
Dinner today is going to be mushroom, spinach and chickpea curry.

Mmmm that sounds yummy. How do you make the curry sauce?

I am having lemon chicken breast, quinoa and zucchini.

eryn s
12-13-2012, 07:32 AM
It's pretty similar to this one which I found on this board: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/02/chana-masala/

Sometimes I vary the spices a bit and I always add extra vegetables.

Misti in Seattle
12-13-2012, 08:42 AM
Last night I had mixed veggies

Baby carrots

Sliced up and mixed together, shaken in bag with lemon olive oil and seasoning... placed on cookie sheet and baked. YUM. I also did some kale but it was horrid and I threw it out LOL. Oh and with it I had red bell pepper and baby dill pickles... with a spoonful of Vegenaise for dip. (I can eat yummy stuff like Vegenaise when I just have veggies for dinner... a great benefit)

12-13-2012, 09:58 PM
Went to a pot luck with plenty of whole healthy foods. I had small portions of,

Wild salmon poached in lemon and dill, kosher sushi, white bean salad, green salad, fruit and Perrier.

I skipped the mini cupcakes because I wanted more fruit. :)


05-21-2013, 08:54 PM
Red quinoa, black beans and brown rice with roasted asparagus, red pepper, and portabellas. YUM!!

05-21-2013, 11:57 PM

Pink Hurricane
05-22-2013, 01:09 PM
I am making my husband and I a homemade chicken alfredo dish, with baked kale chips as the side!

05-31-2013, 02:05 AM
Ian-I wish there was a "like" button on here.... that sounds like an amazing meal :)

Let's get this thread going again, huh? I think it's a great idea. Today I had:
Homemade guacamole, spinach, and chipotle salsa on a corn tortilla. Boring, but so darn good.

06-04-2013, 01:55 PM
Beer and bowling.

06-04-2013, 02:05 PM
I think I'm making chana saag, or I may just pull some Puerto Rican style spicy beans from the freezer. I made them this past weekend and we do have a busy night.

06-04-2013, 04:17 PM
Ribeye and cucumbers with vinegar.

06-14-2013, 12:25 AM
I am low on groceries (and live alone), so mine was some homemade hummus with rice-thin crackers & a smoothie (tofu, peanut butter, banana, spinach, coffee, coconut).

06-22-2013, 09:56 PM
planning on:

laksa made with low fat coconut milk, konjac root noodles, baby whiting fillets, daikon, kale, carrot and red pepper.

06-22-2013, 10:04 PM

07-01-2013, 11:05 AM
Haha, Ian you crack me up.

Moreso my lunch than my dinner, but it's a meatza. A pizza where the crust is meat instead of dough. With sauteed onions, bellpepper, garlic and mushrooms on top and a homemade tomato sauce. Freakin delish.

07-08-2013, 02:36 AM
Latest favourite- homemade chicken tikka made with fat free yogurt, on a bed of steamed buk choy, pak choy, broccoli and cauliflower, add a serve of Susan Voisin's Lite Goddess Dressing and a Tbsp of arame.....lush and filling, low fat and no starchy carbs.

07-08-2013, 06:12 PM

07-11-2013, 09:59 PM
I gotta say that i checked this thread because i saw that Ian had posted - and he always has something interesting to say. and then when i saw what he usually plans for dinner :rofl: i had to chime in with my embarrassing meal.

please understand, though, that because i've had gastric bypass surgery, i'm eating only a VERY small portion of this - less than 1/2 cup. so here goes.

homemade ricotta and zucchini gnocchi baked in cream and bleu cheese.

there's almost no flour in these - and it's extremely low carb. but O M G high in fat. and O M G so very good

07-11-2013, 10:37 PM
Thanks Jiffypop! Sounds delicious.

Tonight, I thought long and hard and decided to have beer for dinner!

07-11-2013, 11:09 PM
I had 2 pieces of whole wheat wheat berry bread (from whole foods bakery) with hummus and tomato slices. I also had a small bowl of cherries.

07-11-2013, 11:30 PM
cucumber & feta salad with olive oil/vinegar
brown rice with sauteed onions, black beans and roasted corn

07-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Longhorn Steakhouse - Sierra Chicken

410 calories, 72g protein!

07-13-2013, 10:26 PM
We had this

Smoky white beans with garlicky grits. First time I ever made grits but really good.

07-14-2013, 01:17 PM
Tomatoes and some bread.

07-22-2013, 10:28 PM
A long, hot walk and a light, uncooked dinner. A homemade hummus made with chickpeas, avocado, jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro, spices, etc. Dipped with vegetables and pretzels. And a hard cider.

07-22-2013, 10:44 PM

07-23-2013, 09:10 PM
The usual:

HUGE mixed green salad with 1/2 large avocado, grilled chicken breast, parmesan seasonings, and lately sunflower sprouts grown by moi!

07-23-2013, 11:18 PM
lettuce wrap with chicken, sprouts and cucumbers with a dressing made of low fat yogurt, fresh dill, and chopped green onion. :)

07-23-2013, 11:27 PM
lettuce wrap with chicken, sprouts and cucumbers with a dressing made of low fat yogurt, fresh dill, and chopped green onion. :)

i need to try that dressing, i LOVE the smell of fresh dill but have NEVER tried it, do you just chop it up fine and mix? Also the green onion sounds great, also. i need to grill up a chicken breast and put that on it!

07-23-2013, 11:32 PM
Yep just remove the hardest/toughest parts of the stem then chop chop.

07-24-2013, 10:51 AM
I made a lentil/cauliflower taco style filling on Sunday so we've been having tacos, taco salad, taco bowls, etc the last few nights. You can't even tell it is cauliflower.

I was sad when I ran out of avocado but I've been adding lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and salsa. I made brown rice to make a bowl. The corn tortillas I bought didn't hold up well for tacos but they work well for traditional style tortilla eating.

07-24-2013, 08:32 PM
Tilapia cooked in a red sauce made of tomato and roasted peppers, served over brown rice.

07-24-2013, 09:26 PM
Spicy bowl! This one is called the Jackson Bowl

07-24-2013, 09:42 PM

07-25-2013, 07:39 PM
salmon, cucumber salad and garlic spinach.

07-25-2013, 09:20 PM

07-29-2013, 10:05 PM
Ian you crack me up!

I had a 6inch subway club piled high with veggies, sun chips, and one (yes only ONE yay!) sugar cookie. It was yummy

07-29-2013, 10:08 PM
Palak 'paneer' (really palak tofu) over brown basmati

It was good but I did add a little extra spice

07-29-2013, 10:56 PM
Beer (Green Flash Imperial IPA) followed by a white wine chaser that I am working on at the moment.

07-29-2013, 11:44 PM
Breakfast for dinner tonight: scrambled egg with veggies and turkey sausage and cheese, served on 1/3 loaf of Jimmy John's day-old bread.

Nelie, that palak tofu sounds fantastic! I might try that soon.

Secret Swan
08-13-2013, 04:05 AM
Wild rice burger (with a tiny bit of chevre baked in) on an English muffin with cold corn salad (corn, black beans, onion, celery, green bell peppers, lime juice, basil, spices).

08-14-2013, 01:40 PM
I made Lobster Risotto (http://somuchfattitude.com/2013/08/14/lobster-risotto-for-2-11pp/)! Yum!

08-14-2013, 03:58 PM

08-14-2013, 04:51 PM
Turkey meatballs/thai sesame sweet and sour sauce and a salad no dressing using the sauce from meatballs..

08-20-2013, 03:36 PM
Last night: veggie stir fry over soba noodles: green beans, swiss chard, carrots, bell peppers, walnuts, zucchini

Ian, what kind of beer?