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The food I eat everyday

Updated on May 28, 2014

Some of my daily simple and fast meals.

Diets have no effect unless you also watch what you are eating in between. I don't do much dieting and prefer keep an eye on what I eat on a daily basis.

I was browsing here on Squidoo the other day and was impressed with the awesome number of recipes that I found.

Although a lot of the recipes seemed perfectly delicious, I quickly realized that I was eating very few of these these recipes regularly. This in turn made me understand that everyone has their own favorite foods. Why they prefer certain foods and dishes may be for any number of reasons such as taste, speed of cooking, availability of ingredients, cost, culture, religion, diets, etc.

Since I couldn't really find any of my own meals I decided to share examples of what I eat on a everyday basis. Since I am single I always try to make food that can be done in small single serve portions.

All images by me (except products or credited otherwise)

Different eating habits around the world

What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets
What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

This book is unique. It visits a person in a new country every day for 80 days and shows their total food intake for the day including calorie amounts

This is a photojournalistic marathon and the book is full of fantastic images and story.

It ranges from the poorest to the wealthiest to the most active to what an astronaut east in a day aboard the space station.

 
Hi, this is me :)
Hi, this is me :)

Same pant size for 34 years

Doing this lens I realized I eat something between 5 and 7 times a day, although in small portions. Once in a while I might skip a cooked meal due to work, or having started the day late. Breakfast tends to be the same with coffee and bread, mainly coarse, and often sourdough. If I add cheese I do so without butter and vice-versa.

I drink 1 glass of red wine every other day and mostly water or lemonade at other times. I will have 3 -4 cups of strong coffee & milk during a day. I eat a lot of tomatoes (at least one a day) and quite a few bananas. And yes, that is me in the pic.

At first glance the week menu below might look like a lot of food but was born 1960 and I still fit in the same pant size as when i was 20 ... The trick? The portions are always small, very little salt, almost never a soda (although a beer gets downed now and then), lots of veggies, and being active.

I guess genetics helps. I've never had a muscular build (although I tried to increase mass with all the tricks when I was younger) but if I was eating, drinking and snacking the same stuff and amounts many of my friends are - I would probably gain weight pretty fast. Gaining weight for my type of person (who has low muscle mass ratio) is not recommended. So I eat what I eat :)

The best non-stick frying pan, period! - Ceramic coating for clean, non-toxic cooking

The best ceramic pan
The best ceramic pan

I make almost all my food in a single non-stick pan which is marvelous and very similar to this one. The Green Earth Pan is probably the best frying pan money can buy because the non stick coating is ceramic, non-toxic, durable and very non-sticky - and the price is right. Little wonder that this is a true bestseller with huge amount of positive reviews to prove it.

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A non-toxic and effective frying pan made with eco-friendly ceramics!

The coating on this type of ceramic frying pan uses no heavy metals or chemicals (PFOA- and PTFE-free), is dishwasher safe and can be used in ovens.

Three good books about food.

Quinoa Delight: Manna from Heaven Cook Book
Quinoa Delight: Manna from Heaven Cook Book

I like Quinoa, but it isn't always easy to find creative uses for it (apart from cooking like rice). Good tips in this one.

 
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

The best part about certain foods is that you can have a lot of them!

 
The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks
The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks

If only want one health / lifestyle book, this is the one. Seriously.

 
Diced chicken with curry
Diced chicken with curry

My weekly menu example

This is an example of a recent meal. Diced chicken breast sauteed with some onion, curry, turmeric, ginger and Tabasco. I often add water in a lot of my cooking. Same here, the diced chicken was left to simmer while the rice / Quinoa mix got done. Served with some fresh veggies. There is a lot of chicken in there but it's lean breast pieces without skin - eat as much as you like. It looks dry, and it is. There is no fat added to any of this cooking and just a pinch of salt. Still, when you press half a lemon over it all, it ends up being a fabulous thing to eat!

The sample menu

This is what I eat during a week and my meals would be very similar with only slight seasonal variations during the year.

Monday

Breakfast - Coffee with milk, 1 loaf (approx size of palm) of coarse bread with butter

Lunch - Rice. Stir fried shrimp in a mix of mix of carrots, peas, tomato, etc

Midday snack - Coffee with milk, banana

Dinner - Rice. Fried fish (not deep fried) Cooked vegetables, salad

Evening snack - Tea, yogurt and cereal

Tuesday

Breakfast - Coffee with milk, 1 loaf of coarse bread with cheese (no butter)

Lunch - Spaghetti bolognese (ground meat or soy), fresh salad

Midday snack - Coffee with milk, crispbread, fruit

Dinner - Chicken and salad with broccoli or similar, 1 glass of red wine

Evening snack - Tea and biscuits

Wednesday

Breakfast - Coffee with milk, yogurt, banana

Lunch - Soup of any type, coarse bread, cheese

Midday snack - Coffee with milk, rice pudding, apple

Dinner - Potatoes, meat stew, 1 glass of red wine

Evening snack - Hot chocolate, crispbread and butter

Thursday

Breakfast - Coffee with milk, coarse bread, cheese

Lunch - Pasta with tuna, cooked vegetables

Midday snack - Coffee with milk, crispbread

Dinner - Cooked fish and rice, salad

Evening snack - Tea, cheese, dried ham, crispbread

Friday

Breakfast - Coffee with milk, coarse bread, dried ham or salami

Lunch - Rice, fried egg, salad

Midday snack - Yogurt, banana

Dinner - Ragu: potato, leftovers (chicken, sausage, etc), diced vegetables and tomatoes. 1 glass of red wine

Evening snack - Tea, crispbread and butter

Saturday

Breakfast - Coffee with milk, bread, dried ham or salami

Lunch - Pancakes, salad

Midday snack - Coffee with milk, rice pudding, apple

Dinner - Chicken with rice, cooked vegetables, 1 glass of red wine

Evening snack - Chocolate, candy, chips, etc

Sunday

Breakfast - Coffee with milk, white bread, croissant, or similar

Brunch - Potatoes, Sausage, scrambled egg

Late afternoon - Coffee with milk, yogurt, cereal, fruit

Evening snack - 1 beer, crispbread, goat cheese, dried ham or similar

This is a actual record of what I ate and a pretty good example of what a average week menu might look like. Add to the above additional snacks now and then, but almost never hamburgers etc from the fast-food chains (maybe once a month). Some weeks i get bean-crazy and will have beans and chicken, beans and eggs, beans and rice, beans and whatever happens to be in the fridge :)

Sustainable food policy

I always choose organic, ecological, local food if it can be found in the store because it is healthier, but also to support the farmers who have decided to do things in a sustainable way (not always the easy way). I dislike throwing food away and when cooking I try hard not to make more than I will consume. If there are leftovers they go into the fridge and act as a starting base for a coming meal.

I enjoy food, but being single I try to keep my cooking simple and quick. Most of my meals take 10 - 20 minutes minutes to make.

Here is an example of what my food might look like.

This was lunch about a week ago and consists of fried fish on a bed of cooked vegetables stir fried in soy sauce.

The fish is probably Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus, or Coalfish Pollachius virens.

I often eat my food from a bowl. Practical, easy to scoop up and less dishes to wash. This here is chorizo made from ostrich meat(!) which i stumbled upon in the shop.

Diced pre-cooked potatoes, frozen peas and fresh tomatoes fried together with the sussage.

It looks a bit dry and dull in the pic but it came out just right. Served on a bed of raw carrots shreds and red beets. That ostrich chorizo was HOT!

Here is another fish meal. This is cooked Cod Gadus morhua, served with a mash of potatoes, green peas, fresh tomatoes and some green salad.

Cooking fish is quick and easy: a pan of water, salt, pepper and a couple of minutes boiling. Potato mash is also fast cooking - just mash-up cooked potatoes (freshly done or yesterday's batch from the fridge) in a warm pan with some vegetables. Add olive oil and a pinch of seasoning. Done!

A friend of mine has a couple of egg laying hens and this is one of those eggs, seasoned with bell pepper powder.

I warmed a diced potato together with a pesto-like frozen mix which includes red onion, olives and cottage cheese. Add to that a shaving of salami called Magnifico (which tastes great even though it is only 15% fat) and you have a nice 10 minute meal.

Served with crisp salad and tomato.

Freshly smoked salmon is available in almost all food stores. I buy a slice and warm it before serving. Once again, the pre-cooked potatoes from the fridge also make it into the pan together with yellow bell peppers and some fresh tomato, salt and lemon pepper.

This is healthy fast food which takes about 5 minutes to make!

This is one of my favorites - a hot and creamy tomato soup with chunky vegetables and any kind of protein from the fridge. Works like magic with shrimp, fish, chicken, and even pasta.

The spicy soup is bought as is in a single serve carton, just needs warming, and addition of vegetables etc. Awesome dish for cold spring evenings.

This might look like a curry but it is chicken fried with onions, garlic, a tablespoon of soy, a bit of ginger and a pinch of turmeric. Served with rice, slices of red pickled beets, and of course fresh tomato!

You almost can't see it in the pic but a tablespoon of bell pepper relish completes the meal which takes about 15 minutes to make. I have found that you can combine red beets with almost any type of food. Try it! Pickled beets have a earthy but fresh taste.

More soup! This is asparus soup which comes ready for warming. I gave it a boost with some pre-cooked fresh asparagus, dried tomatoes and a couple of slices of chicken from yesterday which can't be seen. In the end, it becomes something of a chunky-asparagus-soup. Served with a sprinkle of paprika powder, whole grain bread and raw carrots.

The glass contains lemonade made of water... and lemon. The whole point of lemonade is for it to be fresh, a bit sour and wake you up - so no sugar. Try it - it takes a week or two to wean yourself off the sugar in drinks!

Moose Ragu

A family member hunts and i got hold of some moose meat. Moose can be tender or tough but it is low-fat and nutritious. My brother suggested I do a ragu / stew meal (we call it kalops). So here is what I did.

Diced the moose meat, a teaspoon of olive oil in the pan and fried it for a short time with some garlic, salt and pepper and stirred in a teaspoon of soy sauce at the end. Added water, just enough so that the meat starts to float. Added diced carrots and onion and set to simmer real slow without lid. Check and stir once in a while. After about 20 minutes I added diced beans, cocktail tomatoes and white cabbage. Seasoned with paprika power, another drop of soy, and some garlic / tomato pesto I found in the fridge. Stir, let simmer for another 20 minutes while I set the rice cooker on. 45 minutes later, I couldn't wait no more so I served it my moose meal with rice and fresh vegetables :)

To make a real saucy stew I could have let the whole mix simmer for another hour. I turned out pretty good, although it could have benefited from some more spice, like bay leaf and allspice which I didn't have :) You can of course add more vegetables of choice into the stew for a complete meal. I prefer to keep the carbs separate with this kind of stew and mix on the plate.

Here is a recipe from food.com on "kalops".

Smart ovens

Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler
Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler

A convection oven is a good choice if you want to make all kinds of foods - from steaks to baking. This one has 1800 watts of power

 
Image credit Mike Rinnan
Image credit Mike Rinnan

Good bread

Doing the week menu made me see exactly how much bread I am eating. Quite a bit, at least 4 loafs of bread a day. Still, it isn't that much as each is at most the size of the palm of my hand, perhaps 1 cm high, and about 5 bites. The kind of bread differs though and may be soft, hard, coarse or white, although I prefer dark bread.

I live in Scandinavia and we have a hard, dry and pretty rough bread we call Spisbröd, or Knäckebröd with about 17% fibres in it. I guess it translates more or less to crispbread.

Why I like dark bread? Better taste, and it keeps me going for longer without getting the munchies ;)

Sourdough baguettes are awesome and you can usually find both white and full-grain versions. If not - have a word with your local baker! Knäckebröd comes in many versions. The one in the pic above is one type which is very thin, dry and delicate and topped with linseed.

Laying on the baguette is perhaps the most popular type which is a bit tougher. The plain flat bread makes a great platform for everything from cheese to marinated salmon.

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My Super Simple Fast Food

Making a omelet is not rocket science and the thing I like about it is that you can basically mix in anything to make it go from "fried eggs" to "omelet" :)

This is fast food, literally, which takes minutes to complete. A omelet is nutritional meal that can save the day when you run out of time or inspiration. Eggs keep very well in a fridge, so I make a routine of always having a couple stashed.

How to make an omelet.

Crack two eggs into a bowl. Chop half a small onion and any other ingredients you want. A pinch of salt, pepper and if you have it paprika powder. Add about half a cup of water - maybe a little less - and gently mix everything until the egg yolk is evenly distributed.

For this example the ingredients I included were onion, one diced one potato, just a bit of fresh tomato, and green asparagus. I pre-cooked and chopped these into the mix, leaving one aside for garnishing.

Warm up a small omelette pan and tip the mix in. Don't overdo it on the heat - let the mix sort of simmer and poke it here and there to get the watery parts cooked.

If you are lucky you will have a excellent non-stick pan to do this in. If you don't - get one and discover a world of no grease frying. Check out how easy my omelet lifts off the pan! This is when frying with 0 fat or oil added.

It is easy to adjust how much food you want it to be. Make a light omelet with mushrooms, or beef it up with more protein. Make every omelet an experiment and simply raid the fridge for leftovers (try adding bits of yesterday's chicken for an awesome treat!). Frozen shrimp, mushrooms, green peas, etc also make excellent omelet ingredients.

Here is what mine looked like on the plate. Yum!

All The Vitamins You Need - Say No To Synthetic Vitamins

Do we need vitamin supplements? A lot of people do and most of us probably benefit from the extra boost but do vitamins have to come in the form of a pill?

Must the vitamin goodness be composed of a synthetic cocktail of chemicals topped off with substance binders, artificial coloring and packaging... ?

Try the natural alternative!

Vitamins are available in all kinds of fruit and vegetables. The problem is getting enough fruit and vegetables into your body to actually make a supplemental difference. This is where a juicer comes in.

A couple of fruits and vegetables (broccoli or celery do wonders as juice ingredients, and yes - even tomatos!) fit into a refreshing glass. The resulting 100% natural vitamin kick tends to be so good that you may be tempted to have a glass with every meal. A juicer is the easiest and most natural way to give your kids what they need. Just remember that fruit is calorie-rich so a glass or two a day ought to be enough.

Drink as-is without adding sugar, salt or any other type of seasoning.

The Cuisine Art Juicer has a huge amount of positive reviews and is on the Amazon bestseller list.

Cuisinart CJE-1000  Die-Cast Juice Extractor
Cuisinart CJE-1000 Die-Cast Juice Extractor

A juicer gets the most out of fruits and vegetables. Get your daily vitamin boost the natural way without any additives and as fresh as it gets.

DIY vitamins is a 3 minute process and tastes great - try it!

 

A 5 Minute Lunch Recipe

Quick healthy lunch
Quick healthy lunch

Eggs are a good staple food. They are nutritionally good, easy to make in all sorts of ways and they keep well in or out of the fridge.

This is another of my recent really quick meals - almost as speedy as fast-food but without the negatives. I used a nonstick frying pan so 0 fat added to make it.

I warmed a mix of a couple of yesterdays potatoes, onion, a diced tomato and green peas. Fried 2 eggs with a bunch of seasoning. Served with one large raw carrot and a bit of coleslaw. And yes, can't live without ketchup can we? :)

Fat-free cooking but your body needs fat to function properly. The eggs contain a bit, coleslaw also a bit but not enough. So I poured olive oil over the carrots. The good part of not frying in it is that the oil retains all the beneficial factors since is unheated.

On the side, a big glass of water with half a pressed lemon and a dark slice of bread with cheese. All in all, a 5 minute job which turned into a excellent meal.

The food you eat affects your life quality

Image credits: Fernando Stankuns, David Besa, Mortefot, Klaus Hopfner,Sanjay Acharya
Image credits: Fernando Stankuns, David Besa, Mortefot, Klaus Hopfner,Sanjay Acharya

I always try to make my food with as little fat as possible but making a good roast or frying something without a lot of fat - and keeping it tasty - is pretty difficult. My latest low-fat weapon in the kitchen is a IR cooker. Check my lens about infrared cookers for more info.

How about it? What's your favorite food?

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      nuxa76 

      4 years ago

      easy, healthy..............my fav

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      Colin323 

      4 years ago

      I like your 'little and regular' eating programme, and can see how this, combined with regular physical work/exercise, will manage a waistline. I eat healthy food - but enjoy wine, which can put the calories on. In Britain, we over-indulge in 'puddings' (sweet desserts) too, which is not good for the waistline; certainly not mine!

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      gamecheathub 

      5 years ago

      Really quick and tasty suggestions. I'm definitely going to try a few of these. Great information!

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      AJ 

      6 years ago from Australia

      All this food looks almost too good to eat! Congratulations on your Purple Star. And your clothes size! Blessings.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      Thanks to whoever nominated my lens for the purple star!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Think I'll have cereal right now, thanks! ;-)

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      Gail47 

      6 years ago

      Quite often eggs are involved in my lunches, as well as some meats. Also like veggies and cheese. Over the years I've narrowed my meals to a few favorites, but do try new things every once in a while.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      I would eat all your favorite foods.Yes I am nearly 72 and still wearing the same size clothes as the day I got married 52 years ago. I am a farmers wife and always out on he farm working, plenty of exercise. What a great lens you have here. Nicely presented. Blessed.

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      candy47 

      6 years ago

      I love mangoes. Same as you, I eat several small meals a day. I'm 64 years old and wear the same size as when I was 20. Oh, I exercise too.

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      jballs6 

      6 years ago

      Some tasty looking dishes there. We have a large family so cost has to be considered. We prepare all our food, both myself and my husband enjoy cooking. He is more of a gourmet cook where as I on the other hand prepare the everyday good home cooked food.

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      mikes-cool-stuff 

      6 years ago

      WOW, the same pant size for 30 years? I need to reevaluate what and how I eat. Very good lens. I also want to thank you for liking one of my lenses.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I would like to come to your house for meals! :)

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      CruiseReady 

      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      I love avacados... and diet coke!

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      Little Linda Pinda 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Strawberries. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies. I love bread but I don't eat it too often.

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      orange3 lm 

      6 years ago

      Anything from my organic garden :)

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      Wow, just passed 200 likes! Thank you everyone for your interest in my food!

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @norma-holt: Thank you :) Anyone who doesn't know about Skiesgreen's blessing list lens should check it out. Lots and lots of direct links to many awesome lenses.

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      norma-holt 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful lens and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012 and also on Cooking Utensils, Ideas, Recipes and Accessories. Hugs

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      Laurel Johnson 

      6 years ago from Washington KS

      This is a wonderful lens!! Interesting too.

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      PennyHowe 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens. I love the info and the photos. I really need to buy a good frying pan--thanks again for the head up about the ceramic ones,

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      Bill 

      6 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Smoothies! I have a smoothie every day, sometimes I even have two! Lots of fruit in them and leafy greens in most of them. If I have no leafy greens, then I use green powders.

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      Sundaycoffee 

      6 years ago

      Aside from the interesting recipes and the AWESOME photos, you have managed to convince me of one thing:

      I'm going to buy myself a ceramic-coated frying pan! I have no doubt that this utensil is absolutely essential for healthy cooking. I might try that appetizing omelet too. :)

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      so this is your lensography. it's nice to meet you. lots of seafood in sweden. hmmmm! you love cooking and eating, i guess.

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      VisFeminea 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, I go eat now :D

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      thesuccess2 

      6 years ago

      Well your food sure looks tasty!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      This is a wonderful example of healthy food all week long.

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      RedShoesGirl 

      6 years ago

      I love to cook and your lens really is a delight for my senses.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @NAIZA LM: Thanks, glad you like it!

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      NAIZA LM 

      6 years ago

      I'm a random eater I guess when it comes to food.. But mostly I can't get enough of Asian food.. Your list of favorite are pretty interesting and very appetizing. That makes my mouth watery now. Terrific lens! ~Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      troybreimon lm 

      6 years ago

      great lens kindoak. I like seeing how someone elses eating habits compare to mine since I think about it a lot, like to know Im normal or something, haha :) again fantastic lens

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      Rob Hemphill 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      This is a super lens on healthy food, and so well put together, well done. Happy Easter to you!

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      GirlLovesNature1 

      6 years ago

      What a fabulous lens, you have so much information! I also eat many times a day, at least 4 or 5 times, and am slim. Small healthy meals is the way to go.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      This is a great lens. Good healthy eating.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @Ram Ramakrishnan: Thanks for visiting, and the lore :)

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 

      6 years ago

      When it comes to the matter of food, I must say Iâm blessed;

      For freshly made fare, day or night, Iâve never been stressed.

      Upto my teens, my mom, a wonderful cook, kept me well fed;

      Taught me a bit of her art too that helped me in the days ahead.

      Came my wife into my life; for cooking, she has a lot of zeal;

      At the appointed time on the table, there is always a ready meal.

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      I have a hard time pinning down a favorite food - I love everything so much!

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      Brandi 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      I need to start eating like this...looks delicious! And after 5 kids, I definitely can't say I'm the same size I was when I was 20! :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Your food look delish! I love food with meat & cheese like lasagna, and I have a soft spot for potatoes, but I'm trying to eat healthier these days.

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      futurefocus57 

      6 years ago

      We cook omelets like that all the time...yummy.

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      jordanmilesbask 

      6 years ago

      Yummmmy!!! Makes me hungry just looking at this lens..Well done!

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      jordanmilesbask 

      6 years ago

      Yummmmy!!! Makes me hungry just looking at this lens..Well done!

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      Harriet 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      All that healthy food looks so yummy and that pan. I've been looking for a health non-stick pan forever. I have thrown so many away. Thanks.

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      JimmyBooth 

      6 years ago

      I wish my meals I prepare looked as good as yours!

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      JimmyBooth 

      6 years ago

      I wish my meals I prepare looked as good as yours!

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      I like your combination of and tomatoes.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @Darkskeleton LM: Thanks for the pointer. No, at present I don't grow any of my food - too cold here :) But the seeds for carrots, squash, and of course tomatoes are all germinating and will be plantable as it gets warmer outside. We had -6 celcious during the night :)

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      peggygallyot 

      6 years ago

      I eat mostly like u but cooked Malaysian style but still can't loose weight.

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      Chris 

      6 years ago

      You misspelled red wine as read wine in the pants size section. Sounds like you have a pretty similar philosophy of food towards what I'd like to have in the future. Do you grow most of your own vegetables or just do the local buying for organic foods thing?

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      joykennel 

      6 years ago

      fascinating--lovely pix and nice lens. I don't eat this healthy--I'll have to reread this for more tips to remember.

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The pictures are very helpful. You make this food guide easy to follow. Maybe some quinoa and less bread or rice.

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      intermarks 

      6 years ago

      Your menu looks delicious to me. I like the omelet most.

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      rhavie 

      6 years ago

      what about squid??is it good to feed?

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      richarddelta lm 

      6 years ago

      Such awesome photos! they look delicious. DELICIOUS!

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @dahlia369: Making my own bread is something I always wanted to try. I now have a oven in the new place I am staying so perhaps I will give it a try.

      Thanks for the blessing!

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      RickoDogAdvice 

      6 years ago

      Those meals look so good. Making me hungry lol

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      dahlia369 

      6 years ago

      I add home grown herbs to pretty much everything I eat - and I love good bread, especially when it's made from scratch, home baked.

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      jimbarnes lm 

      6 years ago

      i eat a lot of bananas

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      seopintar 

      6 years ago

      Tomato soup with meatballs is my favorite weekly recipe, but there is something more here.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @evaemilie: Thanks, glad you liked it! If you can't find organic - grow your own. You can even grow potatoes in a large bucket on the balcony if you use good soil. Buckets also work for tomatoes, carrots etc. If you don't have a balcony at least grow your own herbs which is easy indoors :)

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      three-em 

      6 years ago

      hmmm,, yummy..

      can't wait for the breakfast.. :)

      thank you for share

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      evaemilie 

      6 years ago

      So funny, we live and eat more or less the same way! Maybe a Scandinavian thing ;) Unfortunately it's quite difficult to find good organic food where I live now in Canada, but we do have some local farms we buy from in the summer months. I bake almost all our bread myself and love the dark rye bread! but rye flour is not so easy to find here either, so we eat mostly wheat bread mixed with different whole grain flour, nuts, grains, flax seed and whatever I have.

      Thanks for a great lens - got all hungry now ;)

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      JEMArtistry 

      6 years ago

      Nice menu, great information! :)

    • fivee05 lm profile image

      fivee05 lm 

      6 years ago

      The menu is very healthy.

    • kindoak profile imageAUTHOR

      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @Michey LM: I totally agree - we all eat too much sugar (or sugar substitutes - even worse). Thanks for blessing!

    • kindoak profile imageAUTHOR

      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @ivanjuras: Hehe! Naw,the menu is just an example of what a week on my table looks like. But, I will confess that some things tend to be more popular than others. Every breakfast is almost the same, coffee, bread. The hot tomato soup is another dish that keeps getting itself onto the menu.

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      I like the menu example you put in the lens. I eat only food O cook..., as I know what it is in it. I keep an eye on antioxidants so I eat tomatoes, blueberries, bananas... and no sugar at all. The fruits have in them the quantity the sugar the body needs.

      Thanks for a great lens. You have my Angel Blessings

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I love tomatoes, I am currently on JSA so can not afford much good foods, and also live in a 2 bed room flat so no garden to grow, I was on an allotment list but know have decided to grow them my self on the window ledges. The more the better. Can't wait to have a back garden in which I dream of growing my own ORGANIC VEG

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      ivanjuras 

      6 years ago

      Wait, ure actually eating all the same stuff every week?

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      fancymelody 

      6 years ago

      Maybe vegetables, I can't tell only one :))

    • kindoak profile imageAUTHOR

      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @miaponzo: Thanks for blessing!

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      Glenn619 

      6 years ago

      The images make my mouth water :p Nice healthy lens

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      ForestBear LM 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful lens. Love the photos, it looks delicious. Thank you for sharing

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      MarionElodie 

      6 years ago

      I like pasta salads because they are very quick and easy to make and last me for 2-3 days. I also like preparing different couscous salads, for the same reason.

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      Wealth-seekers LM 

      6 years ago

      Now that is a great idea, to buy organic, ecological, local food. Thanks

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      bluefire1020 

      6 years ago

      All your meals are really nutritious & surely delicious. =) And you love tomatoes, it reminds me of my 3 year old niece who would just put the whole tomato on her mouth and munch them! =) thank you for sharing this.

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      Rosaquid 

      6 years ago

      Your meals look wonderfully delicious.Thanks for the lens! I like a wide variety of food.

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      miaponzo 

      6 years ago

      I love all food and your food seems great! But, perhaps the reason you are still so slim is because you are active and your metabolism is great.. :) Thanks! and blessed!

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      iamtreehugger 

      6 years ago

      delicious

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      pinkrenegade lm 

      6 years ago

      I think your meals look delicious and really healthy. I like your suggestions about ceramic pans, they are definitely safer. Thanks for sharing!

    • kindoak profile imageAUTHOR

      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @SteveKaye: Good suggestion! I will add it.

      Thanks for the blessing!

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      SteveKaye 

      6 years ago

      Your photos of food could be on the cover of a nutrition magazine. I'm glad that you clarified the size of a loaf. You might want to state that in your article. In CA a loaf of bread can weigh almost two pounds, which is too much for a meal (for anyone).

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: Thanks for the Blessing!

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      flycatcherrr 

      6 years ago

      @kindoak: Aha, thank you! I've just been googling Spisbröd and Knäckebröd, so that suddenly makes more sense... I'd been thinking of "loaf" in terms of French, Italian, etc. breads, and just couldn't figure out how you ate so much, yet stay so fit! :-D

    • kindoak profile imageAUTHOR

      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: I guess about the size of your palm. But any size would do, as long as it is only one :)

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      flycatcherrr 

      6 years ago

      Oh, a quick question - what size of loaf of bread would it be, that's on your menu list?

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      flycatcherrr 

      6 years ago

      I eat a healthy diet by North American standards, but fall down on the schedule - I agree wholeheartedly that it's better to eat small meals more often, rather than a couple of large meals in a day. Your meals look absolutely delicious - inspiring!

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      heehaw lm 

      6 years ago

      well i love vegetables dishes , mushroom soup and etc.

    • kindoak profile imageAUTHOR

      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @JoyfulReviewer: Yep, tomatoes rule! I almost get drawback symptoms if I can have any for a while :) Saw your Quest for Squidoo Trophies lens, didn't know there were so many trophies to win!

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      lasertek lm 

      6 years ago

      I usually eat a well-balanced meal.

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      MelonyVaughan 

      6 years ago

      I love snacking on pretty much anything: fruit, veggies, nuts and seeds...

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      BestRatedStuff 

      6 years ago

      A great wake up call. Love the pictures of your sample meals, this looks like a not to difficult lifestyle/diet to maintain. Thanks!

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      aquarian_insight 

      6 years ago

      Your lens really made me think about what I eat every day! Oooops.

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      puppyprints 

      6 years ago

      I wish my pants size was the same as when I was 20! haha. Looks like you eat very healthy - great job

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      JoyfulReviewer 

      6 years ago

      The pictures of your sample meals look soooooooooo delicious. I eat tomatoes nearly daily, usually in a vegetable soup.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Your meals look very healthy, appealing, and appetizing! Great article. Thank you for sharing. :)

    • kindoak profile imageAUTHOR

      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks for the kind words, glad you like it!

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      zafeyry 

      6 years ago

      I like this lens a lot, it makes me wish I ate healthier.

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, easy to read and instructive but not boring. I think I read every word which I don't always do. I like your approach, you allow for meat, bread, coffee and wine - which I think is the most realistic honestly. Like the food at your meals, your text came in bite size portions. The photos are very nice. And I really like personalized lenses. Angel blessed! PS - like you I love tomatoes, but only organic.

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      tyrosine 

      6 years ago

      Not so sure about organic but I do enjoy usual fruits and veg!

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      flicker lm 

      6 years ago

      Your food looks delicious! Thanks for the info about the pan with the ceramic coating. I never use non-stick pans (other than seasoned cast iron) because of the coating that comes off. Good to know that there's another alternative!

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