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Recipes (Meal Ideas) for someone who doesn't cook?

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Recipes (Meal Ideas) for someone who doesn't cook?

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sarathegreat | | Jan 13, 2014 10:14 AM

I would be very thankful for any ideas on this subject!

Little background: The question is for my father. He is in his 60's and recently diagnosed with diabetes. He cannot cook (and will not try much!!!) although he did ask me how to make scrambled eggs the other day. After his diabetes diagnosis (about a year and a half ago) he lost a ton of weight and was doing very well, however because he doesn't cook and was living on chicken breasts, canned tuna, salads, and frozen veggies old habits started creeping back in when he got bored of eating the same four things.

I am trying to come up with some ideas for easy meals for him. I've taught him about eggs and how to add on some simple items to what he is eating to add variety. He has to limit his carb intake so pastas, rice, and breads must be very limited. He also can't eat veggies like corn, or peas and fruit with a lot of sugar or carbs (apples, bananas) are a big no-no.

As you can see he's limited...and I am running out of ideas. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. I do cook meals for him (and freeze portions) so even ideas that are diabetes and freezer friendly would help me help him. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, so thank you in advance!

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