Originally Posted by KYHeirloomer
I never heard of the US Marine Diet, so did a search. Guess what? I still don't know anything about it. Can't find anything that remotely resemebles what you describe.
Can you provide more details?
I tried searching for it too, only came up with exercise regimes and sites trying to sell stuff.
Sounds like a low fat, high fibre, low carb diet.
Alex - soups or stews are great with those ingredients. Heaps of garlic, onions, bell pepppers sweated off, put your protein in to cook for a few mins, then add some water/ chicken or veg stock, let simmer until meat is done. Can thicken it with a little cornstarch(cornflour) mixed with some water, S&P to taste. If you like chillis, slice them up at the end maybe with some green onion tips sliced as well for some extra punch (but very few calories) just till heated thru.
Or get your butcher to mince some chicken and make a chicken chilli con carne - again - onions, garlic, chilli at the start, fry them up, add chicken mince and brown it. Add tin of diced tomatoes in their sauce and a tin of red kidney beans you've rinsed off. Bit of chilli powder or some Tabasco if you like it hot. Cook till its as thick as you like it with the lid off.
Is it fresh salmon your are using? Make a big salad - lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber - whatever you like. Toast some bread to make into croutons, Sear your salmon so its only just cooked. Slice it thinly and toss it altogether in a bowl, some balsamic vineger (very few calories) croutons on top - dig in
And don't be afraid to use some olive oil on the salad as well - doesn't have to be much, just a splash - very good for your heart and great for your taste buds. Instead of salt, use lemon juice and ground pepper - that will jazz it up nicely.