I expect kids to be a little bossy. I just correct when it's too much. I think that they go into 'helper' mode, but also it stresses them out to have their parents aging and having health problems, I think. Other people don't get the longitude that we give our children, and they shouldn't, after a point.
I can become super ill if I don't eat meat. I mean, body shutting down ill. It's very serious when I cut back, or eat other foods in it's place, even chicken for too long. After a week or two, I can't function correctly at all.
I know that it's more expensive, but one solution to eating more veges, but also eating the meat for your MS, is to eat the leanest meat that you can. That is buffalo. Which also has other benefits.
If you could manage one pack of meat of buffalo per week even, I think that it might satisfy your MS needs, as well. Especially because you are one person, so you can divide one pack into more meals, or make one meal and eat it more that once.
I'm thinking burgers, meatloaf, a ground meat skillet dish, etc.
When you make the skillet dish, you can combine your needs by making something like a wok meal. Cook the meat, even ground is okay, with your fresh vegetables, a bit of soy, ginger, etc. Ds just made an unusual one with cauliflower and broccoli in it, plus some frozen veges. He said that it was good. But, as you know, you can add whatever your like, or happen to have.
Or, taco-type meat with a salsa to flavor, and vegetables with it...lettuce, tomato, etc. Is cheese still on the menu? If so, cheese. Onions and peppers in the meat, maybe?
I have one that I like...I cook ground meat or make sausage-flavored meat, some onions, greens...whichever you like best from kale or collards to spinach, and then add small pasta such as elbows or shells.
What about stuffed cabbage or peppers?
Just some thoughts.
How is chicken on your list?
If it's a yes, maybe cut breasts into bite-sized pieces, and proceed as with spaghetti for a version of cacciatore?
Boil some chicken with carrots, celery, and onion to make a great broth. Broth is good for a hot mug in the winter...as I know that you buy pre-made for soup starter...but once you make it, you can make chicken salad sandwiches. The broth is kind of a by-product. A free one.
A nice, easy, chicken dish is bite-sized pieces browned. Add fresh garlic, then fresh lemon juice near the end. You can make spinach with it, also with lemon juice. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
Chicken or ground meat cooked with frozen or fresh vegetables added. You can make a gravy in the pan. Then, top with mashed potatoes for a shepherd's pie effect.
Or, serve with the mashed potatoes, or stuffing, on the side.
How about taco salad? I think of it as deconstructed tacos. Cook ground meat...or chicken...with taco flavors. Have beans which you serve out of the can, drained, or mash/flavor them to use like refried beans. Or, buy refried. Add vegetables and such of choice. Tomatoes, lettuce, green onions, cheese, avocadoes or avocado made into guacamole, salsa, etc. Have with tortilla or corn chips. Or, with frozen French fries?
If too much work, fall back on burgers...maybe with the rice and peas that you like?
Sauteed chicken strips with whatever vege that you like on the side, such as cabbage wedges, zucchini coins, or salad.
Meat strips, rather than ground, are good over rice or mashed potatoes, especially if you make a sauce/gravy in the pan.
They are also good wrapped into tortillas. You can grill onion ringlets when you make the meat, which goes great on a tortilla. Add salsa and avocado, or not.
Another 2 ingredient meal, is beef and broccoli. Just broccoli and slices of meat. I like fresh ginger cooked in mine. If you go Chinese-style, a little liquid and starch added at the end gives it that shiny viscosity. If you would like a Thai version, don't add starch to the liquid added, and maybe add a little bit of heat.
You can also make chicken and broccoli, rather that beef and broccoli. Make it the same way, but with pieces of chicken breast, instead. I still enjoy it with fresh ginger added from the beginning of cooking.
Another ground meat thought, is a sloppy Joe.
Or, make a pan-sautéed steak, then slice it for sandwiches for a couple of days. Make a brown gravy, and have it open-faced with hot gravy over it for a hot sandwich. Stuffing or mashed potatoes optional. Add cranberry sauce to your plate, if you like!
How about a ground meat mixture served over frozen French fries or corn/tortilla chips with cheese melted on, or melted into a homemade cheese sauce? Junk food made in a healthy way? Buffalo works well in all of these meat meals.
Buy just 4 packs of buffalo for a 4-week month.
If you want any more thoughts, let me know! :-)
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