Ye, although you might want to make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm my answer as I am not completely sure. Better yet, why don't you call the Dukan Diet guys because they can assist you better...
You mean following NS?.
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Thank you so much, those will really come in handy. I am really overwhelmed normally I eat Dukan Diet and my 2 teens just junk it/snack because my husband works evenings and now to think of getting off at 5 and comming up with full meals for 2 weeks is really hard for me. I am trying to plan a menu out so I can get the grocerys and have them all handy to prepare them the night before...
I understand being stressed out. Sometimes the easiest dinners are the best. My go twos are usually crock pot meals. I use chicken breasts and a can of enchilada sauce, cook on low for about 7 hours. (I start the chicken breasts frozen.) My pot has a warming feature that holds foods. When I get home I shred the chicken and everyone has yummy chicken tacos by adding some onions, lettuce, salsa and cheese to tortillas.
I also have used pork tri-tip for this as well. If you make extra you can have loaded nachoes later in the week. On those days I have another taco salad. I never get tired of it..
My second is cornish game hens in the crock pot. I throw them in frozen and cook on low. They are fall apart tender. We add a veggie and salad and rolls for those that can have them and dinner is done..
I think it is wonderful that you are helping your in laws this way..
I was a lowcarber for years!! And I still have to watch my sugar..here are a few recipes for you:.
Chuck roast with Turnips cut up. You can put the chuck roast in the crock pot, top it with seasonings, 1 cup coffee, and cut up turnips. Then when it's done take out the turnips and mash them like potatoes (low carb alternative to mashed potatoes) and you can add some ranch into them along with butter for seasoning. Serve with a salad..
Mexican Pork Loin with green beans. Cook the pork loin in the crock pot along with salsa and 1-2 TBSP taco seasoning and some water. Serve sliced with Micro steamed green beans (found in freezer section)..
Easy bake Fajitas. Take two nice meaty chuck steaks and season them well with ground cumin, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cut up green peppers and onions into strips and season with salt and cumin. Bake until steaks are done in 375' oven. Just before serving turn on the broiler to make them sizzle. Thinly slice steaks.
Roast Chicken and Mock Mashed Potatoes. Rub chicken with butter or Olive oil, and sprinkle with paprika, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, and Oregano. (or whatever seasonings you like)....Bake in oven (350') till done. Meanwhile cook frozen cauliflower till really done. Drain well and mash with salt, pepper, butter and serve just like mashed potatoes..
Okay, hope that helps...
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your mother-in-law..
Some good tips above but first and foremost is to have others pitch in. With eight people in a household surely they can take turns making meals. Did the hospital not give your mother-in-law a sample Dukan Diet when she was discharged? If not, have her ask for one..
Also, if you have kids they shouldn't be on a low carb Dukan Diet - kids need carbs...
Vegies have carbs. You can add fruit or something that is easy to most dinners. I sometimes open a can of black beans or Yams and heat them up and add them to the meal...
Thanks for the tips. Well the 8 of us are me, my husband, 2 teen sons, mother in law, father in law and sister in law but she has seizers and can't use the oven and brother in law fries everything and doesn't eat healthy. I have came up with some ideas not really low carb but her husband likes potatoes,corn,pea, mac and cheese etc. and not the "healthy" veggies..
Today I took chicken cooked in crockpot with potatoes and carrots, green beans,cornbread and fruit salad. Tomorrow I am taking meatloaf,mashed potatoes,pinto beans, mixed brocolli,cauliflower and carrots in a cheese sauce...
I'm right there with you! My father-in-law (my mother-in-law's primary caregiver) went into the hospital December 20th and had double bypass on December 23rd. On 12/20, mother-in-law (type II diabetic, neuropathy in hands & feet, foley catheter and all came home with me). On 12/28, they sent home father-in-law (in SPITE of me begging to keep him one more day, all 3 of us were sick, hubby & I because we worked day and night trying to fix up my office to get me out of the guest bedroom to add another bed)..
So, since then I've been cooking breakfast/lunch/dinner for all while trying to get in 40 hours of work time (thank.
I work from home most days and my bosses let me call in for a few weekly meetings). I have dragged them both into healthier eating - kicking and screaming. We have our battles still though. We've had a struggle with MIL's blood sugar getting too low which tells me she's eating.
Too many carbs - with FIL letting her - so her "baseline" insulin shots are more than they need to be. It's driving me nuts. I need to write the makers of Luna bars and thank them for making such scrumptions bars that MIL thinks they're candy.
For a long time there (when I had a different job working me 60-80 hours a week), I made crockpot meals on a regular basis. The basic tenants are: meat + spices and then rice or an easy veggie. There are lots of seasoned meats available in your market - I just drop one in, cut it on low and slice/shred when I got home. But here are a few ideas..
1) Beef (cheap, lowest fat you can find - skirt steak, london broil, whatever) + packet of taco seasoning. Shred and make fajitas, tacos or serve over rice..
2) Chicken breasts + cream of whatever (I use Healthy Request). Great over rice or potatoes or faux-tatoes (cauliflower).
3) Pork + lemon + sprinkle garlic + sprinkle pepper. Yummy sliced - serve with whatever..
A few other quick fixes: Bags of salad, frozen veggies - you can even get pre-cooked rice in the freezer aisle if you need even more timesavers (although you can make big batches and re-heat, I have a 15 c. rice cooker myself)..
And I think this is a great opportunity to teach the teenagers to cook and all about family responsibility pitching in..