Recipe Ideas for a Restricted Diet of Proteins and Vegetables?

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Q: My husband is on a restricted diet to lose weight and I am running out of new meal ideas, especially for lunch and dinner. He can't eat any dairy, carbs, fruit, processed sugar, or anything fried. That leaves protein and vegetables (he prefers cooked rather than raw veggies). Any suggestions?

Sent by Sarah

Editor: Sarah, your husband's dietary restrictions sound very similar to the paleo or primal diet, which relies primarily on lean meats, eggs and vegetables, so you might find some tempting recipes by searching on a few paleo-focused food blogs. There are some suggestions to get you started in the comments of this post:

What Can I Take to a Paleolithic Dinner Party?

Readers, do you have any suggestions for tasty recipes or helpful resources for cooking with these restrictions?


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