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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hello,

Its dinner time and I've been given a challenge. Since I am SOOOOO not a cook I need the TCS volunteer cooking squad

The challenge is: Nothing sounds good to DF (Darling Fiance) and he wants the lowest total carbs possible.

I have: stringy yucky pork (him: ), fish fillets (him: ), and ground chicken (no reaction).

I can't do chicken burgers since bread buns are carbs....he's already told me that's out.

What else can I do with ground chicken? Oh and we have no veggies to chop up with it.
post #2 of 14
You could make chicken patties in the skillet. Put some seasoning in them when you make them up and use a little olive oil in the skillet.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I found a Turkey Loaf recipe, but since It almost 8, I don't want to be eating at 9:30...I might try that thanks
post #4 of 14
Chicken Meatballs are a good idea. Just mix the chicken with salt, pepper and a little worchestshire sauce if you have some.

Pan fry them, add some mushroom soup 1 can with about 1/4 can water.
Serve on a bed of egg noodles which are much more low-carb then pasta.
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post #6 of 14
Hehe, what the heck is a ground chicken?? I thought all chickens were the same....????
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by glitch View Post
Hehe, what the heck is a ground chicken?? I thought all chickens were the same....????
It's like ground beef that you use for hamburgers. Only healthier. You can also get ground pork or ground turkey.... really any meat can be found ground up instead of in parts.
post #8 of 14
I feel like an idiot! I thought it was maybe a chicken running around on the ground or something!
post #9 of 14
Do you have to go to all this trouble every time you cook him a meal?
Get him to list everything that he can eat, that should make life easy. Or better still tell him to get off his butt and maybe cook you a dinner one evening and then turn your nose up at everything he offers you. That ground chicken does not look too inviting to me, my guess its the ground up bones and skin of all the leftover bits. At the moment there is a campaign going on in the UK to pursuade more people not to eat chickens that are reared and kept in squalid conditions, if you spotted people keeping cats the way these people rear chickens you would be more than upset.
post #10 of 14
Hamburger helper is good made with ground chicken. Thats the only thing I have ever made with it because I don't really like beef.
post #11 of 14
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That ground chicken does not look too inviting to me, my guess its the ground up bones and skin of all the leftover bits.
Actually, ground chicken is high quality meat. It's ground from the meat of chicken breasts or chicken thighs and does not have bround up bones in it. It's just a healthier alternative to ground red meat like ground beef and many people, including me, use it in recipes instead of ground beef. I make my pasta sauce with ground turkey instead of ground beef, and I also put it in my chili. The only thing I really use ground beef for is my meatloaf. Any other recipe that I make that calls for ground beef is made with ground chicken or turkey.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by u8myufo View Post
Do you have to go to all this trouble every time you cook him a meal?
Get him to list everything that he can eat, that should make life easy. Or better still tell him to get off his butt and maybe cook you a dinner one evening and then turn your nose up at everything he offers you. That ground chicken does not look too inviting to me, my guess its the ground up bones and skin of all the leftover bits. At the moment there is a campaign going on in the UK to pursuade more people not to eat chickens that are reared and kept in squalid conditions, if you spotted people keeping cats the way these people rear chickens you would be more than upset.
Normally no. Part of it is that we're almost out of food. Second, he's diabetic, so things like bread, pasta, and anything with carbs are a no-no (even though he ignores most of that anyways, except when he's sick or overcarbed).

Ehh...besides as much as I hate cooking he has a short temper when it comes to inanimate objects. I like my meals made without swearing.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
he's diabetic, so things like bread, pasta, and anything with carbs are a no-no (even though he ignores most of that anyways, except when he's sick or overcarbed).
Actually, carbs are not a "no-no" for a diabetic. Carbs are very important for anyone, including diabetics because it's our first source that our body uses for it's fuel/energy.

This link shows a Diabetic Diet Plan. I call it a "Reducing Plan" because I use it as a guide for my own eating when I'm trying to lose weight because a diabetic diet is the most healthy and sensible way to eat.

http://loftydesigns.net/menuplan.htm

The basic meal plan shown on the far left is 1200 calories. In the hospital most diabetics are on an 1800 calorie diet plan. So what that means is that in addition to the amount of foods from each food group listed in the "Basic Meal Plan", he adds the following additional food groups to his daily food intake:

- 2 servings protein (List I)
- 5 servings starch (List II)
- 1 serving fruit/vegetable (List IV)
- 1 serving fat (List V)

If you scroll down on that page you will see a list of foods for each food group. The nice thing about food groups that so long as you follow the portion size recommended, the fat and calorie intake is almost the same!

The key is moderation.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Actually, carbs are not a "no-no" for a diabetic. Carbs are very important for anyone, including diabetics because it's our first source that our body uses for it's fuel/energy.

This link shows a Diabetic Diet Plan. I call it a "Reducing Plan" because I use it as a guide for my own eating when I'm trying to lose weight because a diabetic diet is the most healthy and sensible way to eat.

http://loftydesigns.net/menuplan.htm

The basic meal plan shown on the far left is 1200 calories. In the hospital most diabetics are on an 1800 calorie diet plan. So what that means is that in addition to the amount of foods from each food group listed in the "Basic Meal Plan", he adds the following additional food groups to his daily food intake:

- 2 servings protein (List I)
- 5 servings starch (List II)
- 1 serving fruit/vegetable (List IV)
- 1 serving fat (List V)

If you scroll down on that page you will see a list of foods for each food group. The nice thing about food groups that so long as you follow the portion size recommended, the fat and calorie intake is almost the same!

The key is moderation.
I guess I should have said Carbs become a "no-no" for him. His [bad] habits include eating a lot of carbs then fasting from them. Yes, I've talked to him about that as I know its not healthy and bought a bunch of cookbooks to help regulate his carb intake rather than it being all or nothing...but he's hated the majority of the recipes so far. In his opinion they taste like crap (he's a good ol' farmboy).

One cookbook I did buy that supports Joselin Diabetes foundation, has an 1800 calorie diet plan in it (with really yummy recipes in it). I rolled on the floor laughing at it. It's great for someone like you or I...however really if you ever met this man, he defies science. He is 165 lbs, 6'2 diabetic that has the appetite of an obese person. For example, earlier this week I bought him some chicken pot pies made by Hungry Man...he ate 2 of them and still complained about being hungry. He's the true reason I joined Costco...otherwise I would have gone broke feeding him.
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