IP Community (long) Weekend Chat Sat 1/17 - Mon 1/19/2015

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  • Running out of ideas for veggies
    Does anyone have any good vegetable recipes for lunch time? Tired of the lettuce/salad stuff and would rather "save" my lean protein for dinner. How many times can you eat a cup of broccoli and a cup of cauliflower!:
  • Quote: Does anyone have any good vegetable recipes for lunch time? Tired of the lettuce/salad stuff and would rather "save" my lean protein for dinner. How many times can you eat a cup of broccoli and a cup of cauliflower!:
    Stir "fried" veggies are a go-to for me. I use celery, mushroom, bok choy, pappers

    I also love either slaw or mock potato salad (made with cauliflower instead).

    Also, for a long time, I pureed veggies and had them in my soups.
  • Hubbie kind of had a freaked out look on his face when he saw all the food I pulled from the pantry! I need to get busy now modifying my usual recipes and get my menu set up so he can see he isn't going to starve! I kept a few items that he is use to snacking on (mostly chips and granola bars - both of which I can resist). Once he sees how much "meat" we can eat in the evening, he'll be fine with it all. He is a man after all and he loves his meat and potatoes so part of this new journey will be finding recipes and ways to prepare foods so that he is still getting foods that are satisfying to both his taste buds and his "comfort".

    It's a good thing I love to cook and try new foods and combinations of things! I've been perusing the different recipe threads here and am getting tons of ideas! I hope to be able to add to them in the near future!

    Oh, Happy Monday!!
  • My mom ended back up in the hospital today (she has stage 4 breast cancer) so I packed a lunch box with a quest bar and a RTD - I def don't want to get thrown off track. I really wish there were more alternatives than that for on the go. Not used to being without a microwave and I'm trying to stay away from the grease grill downstairs. Any suggestions?
  • Quote: My mom ended back up in the hospital today (she has stage 4 breast cancer) so I packed a lunch box with a quest bar and a RTD - I def don't want to get thrown off track. I really wish there were more alternatives than that for on the go. Not used to being without a microwave and I'm trying to stay away from the grease grill downstairs. Any suggestions?
    I hope they're keeping your mom comfortable.

    As for your RTG choices, Quest Chips (or any other IP or alt chips), hardboiled eggs, or just shake up a drink mix & take it already premixed. Just pour over ice to drink.

    If you'll be going back & forth, you can make muffins from any packet or powder. I add zucchini b/c I like the texture better that way. You can also shake & heat soups at home and travel with them in a thermos.

    I'm guessing you had the veggies under control since you didn't ask about those.

    Take care. Hospitals are stressful places without adding the stress of sick parent.
  • Quote: My mom ended back up in the hospital today (she has stage 4 breast cancer) so I packed a lunch box with a quest bar and a RTD - I def don't want to get thrown off track. I really wish there were more alternatives than that for on the go. Not used to being without a microwave and I'm trying to stay away from the grease grill downstairs. Any suggestions?
    When I was in the hospital with my Dad I was trying to stay away from the cafeteria. I found a microwave on the floor Dad was on, in a small kitchen. You may want to ask the nurses if there is one close by. You may be surprised. Tough time for you and your Mom. Thoughts with you.
  • Quote: I hope they're keeping your mom comfortable.

    As for your RTG choices, Quest Chips (or any other IP or alt chips), hardboiled eggs, or just shake up a drink mix & take it already premixed. Just pour over ice to drink.

    If you'll be going back & forth, you can make muffins from any packet or powder. I add zucchini b/c I like the texture better that way. You can also shake & heat soups at home and travel with them in a thermos.

    I'm guessing you had the veggies under control since you didn't ask about those.

    Take care. Hospitals are stressful places without adding the stress of sick parent.
    Thank you for your suggestions! I have some leftover veggies I can always add to a salad and eat cold. My clinic suggested the greek gazeebo light dressing and I'm currently obsessed. I'd just hate to get stuck when it's a situation I can control with some planning.
  • IP Website for Tracking Weight, Etc.
    Hi, all --

    I've lost the address for the site where i can log in to keep an eye on my measurements and such (not the web site for the video).

    I'm having a hard time staying on track. I think I need to participate more on these boards--pretty sure that would help me stay more motivated.

    thanks!!
  • Quote: My mom ended back up in the hospital today (she has stage 4 breast cancer) so I packed a lunch box with a quest bar and a RTD - I def don't want to get thrown off track. I really wish there were more alternatives than that for on the go. Not used to being without a microwave and I'm trying to stay away from the grease grill downstairs. Any suggestions?
    Anikens, my thoughts are with you and your mom.
  • Quote: My mom ended back up in the hospital today (she has stage 4 breast cancer) so I packed a lunch box with a quest bar and a RTD - I def don't want to get thrown off track. I really wish there were more alternatives than that for on the go. Not used to being without a microwave and I'm trying to stay away from the grease grill downstairs. Any suggestions?
    Sending and prayers to your Mom, you and your family.

    Take good care of yourself - you are doing terrific
  • Quote: Anikens, my thoughts are with you and your mom.
    Quote: When I was in the hospital with my Dad I was trying to stay away from the cafeteria. I found a microwave on the floor Dad was on, in a small kitchen. You may want to ask the nurses if there is one close by. You may be surprised. Tough time for you and your Mom. Thoughts with you.
    Thank you both!! I found a small microwave when I was on the hunt for a good water source. I wouldn't have thought about it being open to us!
  • Sending kind thoughts and healing prayers, Aniken!
  • Quote: Thank you both!! I found a small microwave when I was on the hunt for a good water source. I wouldn't have thought about it being open to us!
    If the nurses know what you're needing, they'll show you where everything is. (Ice machine, water dispenser, refrigerator, etc). They're awesome!
  • Anikens, another thing you can do (if you're able to go home for a bit) is make a box of the pancakes up at one time, then keep them in the refrigerator in the room (assuming there is one - there was in my mom's room) and then just pop them in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. I usually make a box of them on the weekends and pull them out of the fridge on my way out the door to work in the mornings.

    I was in the hospital with my mom for 16 days when she had Stage 4 BC....the nurses are pretty nice and accomodating when you're staying up there. I even would put on pots of coffee in the middle of the night for the night shift! Prayers for you and your mom, sweetie. Hang in there.
  • Quote: My mom ended back up in the hospital today (she has stage 4 breast cancer) so I packed a lunch box with a quest bar and a RTD - I def don't want to get thrown off track. I really wish there were more alternatives than that for on the go. Not used to being without a microwave and I'm trying to stay away from the grease grill downstairs. Any suggestions?
    I'm so sorry to hear about your mom

    Sending prayers and hugs