Unfortunately all of us have bad days. What is an easy meal that you prepare when you are not feeling well or don’t want to spend a long time in the kitchen? It would be nice to start a thread of easy meals This is one I make.
1pound of cooked ground beef - drained
1 jar of salsa
1 can of black beans
4 servings of cooked Minute Rice
It calls for raisins but I leave them out
Stir all ingredients together-easy peasy
I have a few backup meals for those crushing days.
1) Prior frozen homemade soups. I alwsys make extra for this purpose.
2) Tuna sandwiches
3) My husband will cook a nice breakfast for dinner. French toast, bacon & eggs. We call it our upside down dinner.
4) Frozen store bought dinners. Easy to microwave.
5) When the cupboard was bare we had a bowl of cheerios. Survival mode. Ha ha.
Omelettes are easy too. You can make them as simple or add whatever you want to them
@A MyFibroTeam Member, maybe you didn’t bother reading my whole post. Did you read the part where my digestive system doesn’t digest vegetables? I found this out when I did the elimination diet. If I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, especially raw ones, I’m in agony. So you think if I research more about a plant based diet I won’t get horrible cramps and be miserable for days? I don’t think so, it doesn’t work like that. If I take meat, eggs etc. out of my diet, that doesn’t leave much for me to eat. So I’ll keep my narrow views and and keep my digestive system happy.
@A MyFibroTeam Member, not everyone benefits from omitting certain foods from their diet. I’ve tried eliminating several foods and did the elimination diet. All it did was cost a lot of money and cause the worst stomachache. I did learn that some people can not process raw vegetables, it can be the worst thing on your digestive system...I’m one of those people. I have to cook all vegetables, plus I can’t eat many. So if I eliminated meat and only ate plant based foods I wouldn't have much to eat. There are several top selling books by several doctors claiming their diet will change your life. The one that comes to mind is Grain Brain, it’s a #1 New York Times best seller. For me, I call them all BS.....if you listened to all of them, we wouldn’t eat anything 🤷🏼♀️
One of the things that I have noticed on this website is that those of us who have fibro have so many other ailments. So just like one treatment may not work for everyone, one diet may not work for everyone. It is trial and error. Of course, if some food bothers you, you are not going to eat it. I cannot eat bananas, kiwis, walnuts and pecans. They have nothing to do with fibro.