In article <[email protected]>, SteveR <[email protected]> wrote: > I'm looking for suggestions for the breakfast and dinner meals - > something healthy, but something that "regular folks" might eat if they > were trying to eat healthily rather than what nutritionists would > suggest. Why do you think there is a difference between what "regular folks" might eat vs a nutritionist's suggestion? Here are some breakfast ideas that "regular folks" eat: Toasted English muffin (whole grain) with peanut butter An orange A glass of milk McDonald's fruit and yogurt parfait Coffee or tea Cheerios with milk Buttered raisin toast Banana A bagel with cream cheese Fresh Fruit - maybe kiwi or strawberries? Milk Which are what "regular folks" might eat and which are "a nutritionist's suggestion"? spoiler space All four breakfasts are from a booklet from a dietitian -- I left out the portion sizes to make them look more "regular" than they do. How about dinner? Chicken breast mashed potatoes steamed asparagus spears green salad with tomato and dressing fruit milk That's a nutritionist-suggested meal, too. The chicken is a 3-oz portion, the potatoes are a half cup measure and the asparagus is 10 spears. Four fresh apricots for fruit, and skim milk. Dressing is fat free. Eminently edible. Pork chop Barley coleslaw Green beans Milk Apple Crisp Also a nutritionist-recommended meal. Also quite edible, not to mention a lot of foods to put away. I'd enjoy any of those meals, and I'm about as "regular" (shut up, Sheldon!) as they come. -- -Barb, <www.jamlady.eboard.com> Arizona vacation pics added 3-24-05. "I read recipes the way I read science fiction: I get to the end and say,'Well, that's not going to happen.'" - Comedian Rita Rudner, performance at New York, New York, January 10, 2005.