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Diet/Recipe Staples?


#1

Hey Chris!

Cooking and trying new recipes is great, but I’ve found that it helps to be able to have a solid list of meals you love that you can always go to.

Do you have any daily or weekly meal staples that you couldn’t live without?

//btw, love your Twitter feed!


#2

We’re always trying new recipes, but you’re right: many become weekly staples.

They rotate though. For a while, my wife and I would have one of my healthy pizza recipes at least a couple of times per week. But here lately, we’re obsessed with my healthed-up dredging and frying technique. Here it is: http://tnation.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_recipe/chickenfried_steak We have this a few times per week, we just rotate the protein and veggie side dish.

Also, every weekend I make a beer-can chicken. Makes weekend eating easy: http://tnation.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_recipe/beer_can_chicken I just use water and herbs in the can these days though.

This isn’t much of a recipe, but it’s fast, easy, and fits my goals perfectly, so I have this every day at lunch: http://tnation.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_recipe/fast_easy_rice_pudding


#3

Awesome stuff, thanks Chris!

Besides what you’ve already listed above, are there any favorites of yours that you’d recommend where you can cook in bulk?


#4

Chili and West African Stew


#5

Thanks - love chili, but never always knew how ‘healthy’ some of it was sometimes.

Do you use a Crock-Pot/slow-cooker at all? Any recommendations there?


#6

You bet. Love the slow cooker. I think there are some pics in the “What Chris Actually Eats” thread at the top of this forum. Here are some favorites:

For meats, it’s easy. Toss in a bunch of chicken breasts and pour a can of soup over the top and you’re good to go. I usually use some type of organic Thai soup from the health food store.


#7

West african stew is one of my all time favorites ! I use almond butter in it most of the time now.
Cook one big pot of it, then you can divide it up, and keep quite a few containers of it for quick meals in the fridge.