810 meal ideas

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  1. clare56

    clare56 Member

    Hi there,

    I'm starting 810 on Thursday and just wondered whether anybody had any good meal ideas please?

    I am a crap cook so easy meal ideas would be much appreciated :)

    I've heard of people filling mushrooms with cottage cheese, wrapping them in foil and cooking them in the oven. How long would you put them in the oven for and would you wrap them separately or together?

    Also, in the book it says that you can poach, steam or microwave the different types of protein. What about grilling? Is that allowed?

    Sorry for the embarrassingly thick questions! As you can see, I have no clue about cooking!

    Thanks in advance guys x x x
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  3. *butterfly*

    *butterfly* Silver Member

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    There is a sticky on the top section of the cd forum titled- 810 meal ideas. Theres loads of inspiration in that. I've copied a load of them and condensed them into a document on laptop to make it easier to look through and plan meals. If you want to pm me your email i can send it to you if you want. xx
  4. clare56

    clare56 Member

    Awww, I will do that. Thanks Butterfly x x x
  5. clare56

    clare56 Member

    I don't seem to be able to pm you. Is it because I haven't got enough posts to do this? X x x
  6. sumayyah

    sumayyah please try again

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    hun you need 50 posts to send pm's, get a bigger signature space etc so get posting :)

    the word games are good for getting your post count up ;)
  7. *butterfly*

    *butterfly* Silver Member

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    Unfortunately, yes... You need to get to 50 till you can do that. It doesn't seem that i can email you either yet. Will see if i can post it on here, sorry all, its a bit long. And please don't bash me if any of the ingredients are wrong, i'm only using it as a guideline.

    810 RECIPES (taken from forum members ideas on ‘minimins’)
    Don’t forget if using both meat and cottage cheese in a dish to ensure you change quantities so not having more than daily allowance.
    Cut up chicken breast and then put it on kebab sticks with mushrooms and courgettes and then a little cajun spice to give it a kick.
    Grill 4 minutes each side and then 1 minute in the microwave just to make sure it was safe and then tuck in.
    Mince your raw chicken breast (can do this in a processor also) - guess you could do this with quorn or tofu too?
    Stick in a bowl and and add
    1 tbs fine chopped mushrooms
    Herbs or spices to taste - I've used basil and oregano, and chilli powder
    Black pepper
    About 1 tsp of bouillon powder dissolved in 1 dsp hot water
    Mix or squish it all together with your hands
    Form into 2 or 3 'burgers'
    Cook on 200 or over a BBq for about 15-20 mins
    Cook your chicken breast and slice up
    Make up a sachet of chicken soup to muffin consistency and cook in the nuke as you would a muffin (a little longer if you want the 'stuffing' crispier) Serve with vegetables (broccoli cauliflower roasted button mushrooms), have with celeriac chips or mash and bouillon gravy or use half the soup as stuffing and the other half as sauce.
    Chicken or turkey done as a stir-fry in that 1-cal spray fry, with mushrooms, courgettes and asparagus. With a little fat-free yoghurt added too and some herbs.
    Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut a pocket in the side of chicken breast. Blanch the spinach in a little boiling water until wilted. Or place spinach in a large glass bowl, and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes, stirring every minute or so, or until wilted. Drain, squeeze out any excess water and place in a bowl with some finely chopped mushroom and cottage cheese/yoghurt/fromage frais. Stir to combine. Stuff chicken breast with the mixture. Sear on a hot griddle pan for a few minutes on each side, then transfer to a non-stick baking sheet grill pan. May need to secure with cocktail sticks. Spray lightly with Fry Light and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with vegetables or salad and use chicken & mushroom or mushroom soup mixed up with less water as a sauce.
    Chicken with cd chickmush soup/sauce, rocket salad with balsamic vinegar.
    Warm chicken salad - Spray fry or dry fry small pieces of chicken or quorn pieces and sliced button mushrooms, sprinkle some marigold reduced salt boullion as seasoning and balsamic vinegar and reduce. Have on salad or with hot vegetables.
    Sprinkle the bouillon powder over chicken pieces before grilling for extra flavour.
    If using fromage frais instead of milk mix with spices to make a tandoori style coating.
    Use mushroom, chicken & mushroom, veg and spicy oriental soups (or any savoury you like) as sauces over chicken, fish or broccoli/cauliflower.
    Make crisps out of half a pack of soup then use the rest as a sauce over the chicken. Makes the plate look a bit fuller
    Stuffed Cabbage Leaves
    Par boil whole green cabbage for 5 minutes so the leaves peel away easily and keep them whole.
    Meanwhile in a bowl mix minced turkey/quorn/chicken, grate in some courgette, mushroom and cauliflower. Add in salt, pepper and paprika to season.
    Wrap a small ball of the mince in one of the cabbage leaves. Put in ovenproof dish. Once they're all in cover the parcels in stock made from Marigold Bouillion or CD savoury drink powder. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or so on high.

    Mushrooms stuffed with cottage cheese, herbs and cover it with a sprinkling of grated cheese then bake it in the oven
    Mixed half the cottage cheese allowance with half of the tuna allowance. Added a tiny bit of mustard powder and some pepper. Piled it into the mushrooms and baked until they were browned on the top. Served it with some iceberg lettuce with a drizzle of Kraft Fat-free dressing.
    Peel the celeriac, then cut the celeriac into thumb-thick slices and then into fat chips. Preheat the oven to 230°C. Bring a very large saucepan of water to the boil, throw in the chips and blanch (boil rapidly, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes). Drain the chips. Sprinkle with black pepper, boullion, curry powder or any seasoning of choice and toss until well coated. Spread the chips over baking tray, leaving plenty of space and spray lightly with fry light. Bake for approx 30 minutes.
    Boil chopped celeriac for approx 20 mins, drain, add black pepper/seasoning, mash.
    Boil cauliflower, drain, add black pepper/seasoning. Make up small boullion gravy or small leek & potato soup/sauce add to cauliflower and mash.
    Cauliflower Cheese:
    Chop up some cauliflower, and some strips of courgettes
    Boil up the cauliflower until it starts to soften (only takes a few mins)
    Drain the cauliflower and put both veg into a baking dish (the par-boiled cauliflower and the raw courgette)
    Mix up the cottage cheese with coriander and a sprinkling of some pepper (becomes strong when cooked so only a little is needed.)
    Mix a few spoonfuls of the cottage cheese mixture in with the veg
    Pour the remaining cottage cheese over the top
    Place in the oven at 200 degrees (fan assisted) for 10minutes
    Then place under the grill (on full) for a further 5-7 minutes to brown the top
    Cheesy Courgette Strips:
    Slice the courgette into strips longways or little round discs, I tried both!
    Place the courgette onto a baking tray under the grill for a few minutes on each side to soften slightly (they also taste nice griddled first if you like the chargrilled taste!)
    Mix up the cottage cheese as above with pepper and coriander or whichever herbs you like
    Once the courgettes are half cooked place them on the baking tray/foil, spoon the cottage cheese mixture onto them (it does not seem to melt over the sides so it can be piled quite high depending on how cheesy you like things)
    Place under the grill for about 5minutes or until the cheese starts to brown on top
    Dry fry some courgette, mushroom add pak choi for the last 2 mins with spices of choice. Put the veggies in a nice bowl then the cooked meat/fish/quorn on top, sprinked with a little more pepper.

    Make a paste out of a small amount of curry powder and water and spread it on top of the fish. Bake it for a bit until it's cooked and serve it with a few vegetables.
    Dry fried cabbage, spinach and courgettes add tin of tuna and bit low fat natural yoghurt/fromage frais or really light dressing.
    Cod fillet, celeriac or caulliflower mash (made with leek & pot soup/sauce and black pepper or low fat yoghurt/fromage frais).
    Large lettuce leaves wrapped round tuna or cottage cheese with thin shredded cucumber really light mayo.
    10ozs of Quorn mince and cooked it in some water with some button mushrooms. Add one sachet of the CD Chicken & Mushroom Soup - less water than is usually required to thicken it up a little. Added a little pepper and some steak seaoning.
    Mock Shepherds Pie:
    The base of this is made from quorn mince -cook in a frying pan straight from frozen, adding in herbs and some coarse ground black pepper, stirring until softened. Spoon this into the bottom of a baking dish.
    The mash is made from brocolli or cauliflower or a mix of both - The veg is boiled until quite soft and then drained and mashed up to form a mock mash potato. Add herbs and pepper. This is then layered on top of the mince in the baking dish.
    Top the dish with some cottage cheese (again mixed with herbs and pepper) and place under the grill on high until browned.
    Mock Chicken Bake:
    For the base of this use the quorn chicken pieces. Brown these in a frying pan mixed with some strips of courgette and using a few sprays of the 1cal spray oil to help it along a bit, this normally takes about 5 minutes. Spoon this mix into the bottom of a baking dish. (can use cd sauce if wish)
    Make some mash as above. This is then layered on top of the quorn chicken pieces and courgette in the baking dish.
    Top the dish with some cottage cheese, again mixed with herbs and pepper.
    This is then placed in the oven for about 10minutes (180 degrees, fan assisted oven) to make sure the quorn chicken is cooked through, then finish under the grill.
    Can be made with any combination of meat/veg.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut marrow in half lengthways, using metal spoon scoop out seeds. Spray fry light onto foil and place marrow on top. Micro/dry/spray fry quorn mince. In wok/pan fry finely diced mushrooms and courgettes, add the quorn. Pour in small gravy of marigold reduced salt boullion, or small sauce made from CD soup (keep some sauce to pour over after). Place quorn mixture into scooped out marrow. Wrap marrow halves together in foil. Bake for approx 40 mins until tender

    Quorn mince dry fried with cabbage, spinach and courgettes with cd leekpot soup/sauce & black pepper or marigold boullion.
    Salad leaves with tuna and cottage cheese with some fat-free blue cheese salad dressing.
    Any of the meat/quorn dishes served with mixed salad leaves.

    If not using soup as sauces or in cooking can have frozen tetra ice cream or choc bar for pud.
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  8. clare56

    clare56 Member

    Thank u so much butterfly! :)

    Thank you also sumayyah for the tips! :)

    x x x
  9. sbridge7

    sbridge7 Silver Member

    Maintenance after CD
    Thanks for those meal ideas Butterfly, I never thought about making cauliflower mash! I'll definitely have to try it :) xxxx
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