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What's a good meal after you've been eating crap?

Asked by andrew (16543points) July 29th, 2007

You've been here before: maybe you're at a family gathering and you've been nibbling on soda and chips and candy all day. Or you've been working too hard and have only been eating some peanut butter and clif bars. Your stomach feels kinda queasy, if you see another salty/sweet thing you'll die.

What can you eat to "reset" your system? Definitely something healthy. High-protein meal + leafy greens?

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peggylou's avatar

I think fruit and raw veggies. Maybe some V-8 juice?

manahouri's avatar

I love the vegan dishes at this Rastafarian vegan place around the corner: fresh, healthy, whole grains and veggies, little oil. It's not the most readily available kind of place, but if you have one, it works like a charm.

I think V-8 has lots of sugar and salt these days.

Tennis5tar's avatar

I like to have a chicken and vegetable stir-fry. Brown some chicken in a pan and add all the veggies you like in there too. Put some lemon juice in there to give it a little kick and you're away! ;)

nickschofer's avatar

One of my co-workers "cleansed" her system by fasting for 3 days and only drinking a maple syrup, lemon juice, red pepper drink. I'd prefer a big salad with some light vinaigrette dressing ansd raw carrots, beets, and other veggies.

mabelrxu's avatar

how about plain rice? ... or whatever "bread-like" food you eat ... or maybe you can try some soup (I like egg drop, or eggs with spinach, but it's up to you)

rowenaz's avatar

The BRAT diet - it's the same after you've been really sick -
B - Bananas
R - Rice
A - Apple Sauce
T - Toast

Jill_E's avatar

I would suggest baked chicken made from this yummy recipe (we usually use the regular chix more than the chicken wings) and a salad on the side. It is a strange title "Herion Chix", they named it because it is really addictive. This is a family staple around here. Enjoy!

The Book is:

500 Low-Carb Recipes
by Dana Carpender

Here is one of the recipes from her book that gives you a fried chicken taste that have only a trace of carbohydrates.

Heroin Chicken Wings


4 pounds chicken wings

1 cup Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons dried parsley

1 tablespoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup butter

1.Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2.Cut the wings into drumsticks, saving the pointy tips.
( Not sure what to do with those wingtips? Freeze them for soup - they make great broth). Or just buy drummets

3.Combine the Parmesan cheese and the parsley, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

4.Line a shallow baking pan with foil. (Do not omit this step, or you'll still be scrubbing the pan a week later.)

5.Melt the butter in a shallow bowl or pan.

6.Dip each drumstick in butter, roll in the cheese and seasoning mixture, and arrange in the foil-lined pan.

7.Bake for 1 hour, - and then kick yourself for not having made a double recipe!

maggiesmom1's avatar

Yeah, i'd go for noshing on fresh, raw fruits & veggies. Not necessarily a "meal", but cleanse your system with fresh things & lots of water.

hossman's avatar

A good, light chicken broth is my usual answer. Fastest way is to pick it up at a Chinese restaurant that doesn't use MSG. Wow, this is freaky, maggiesmom1 and I are both posting here simultaneously, without knowing the other was doing so, and we can see each other on fluther, while we are sitting at the table facing each other. Synchronicity. Love you, maggiesmom1.

occ's avatar

Try what I had for dinner last night. Brown rice, with sauteed onions, carrots and kale. The kale always seems to work wonders for me. I usually add some of the Soy Vey Teriyaki sauce and the flavor is pretty good.

ThePlate's avatar

a Thai seafood salad will bring your weary tastebuds back to life.

gooch's avatar

Just a big green salad- Lettuce, Tomatoes, Herbs

hearkat's avatar

I like to eat a cup of Stonyfield Organic yogurt, with a half-cup of Kashi Go Lean Crunch Almond and Flax seed cereal, a few extra almonds and some fresh fruit. Lot of fiber and healthy cultures for your digestive system, and it's sweet, creamy crunchy and refreshing -- especially on these hot days!

zina's avatar

salmon and a simple salad (for instance, lettuce, tomato, bell pepper, and a basic dressing)

also, fruit juices -- not too sweet -- like lemonade with ginger (there's that brand that makes lemon ginger echinacea but i don't know the name.... anyone?? i have it all the time in that situation), apple juice (especially pure unfiltered stuff), oj, etc .... and teas. or just a bottle of water. HYDRATION. whatever gets you to drink. then you feel better and want to eat real food.

dessine's avatar

I always enjoy a small plate of mixed sashimi (sushi will do too, but white rice isn't that great for you) with a small seaweed salad. Very light, easy to digest, and lots of nutrients in a small package. And did I mention it is unbelievably satisfying? And like zina mentioned above lots of liquids. Water; green tea goes great with this meal.

elazaro's avatar

I go to my mom's home and get her to cook me a meal.

anessaellen's avatar

cucumber salad

cucumbers, tomatoes, maybe some avocado and red onions (the onion might be a little harsh but it tastes good when you are feeling better) in a marinade of red wine vinegar/ apple cider vinegar/ or lemon juice and olive oil with salt and pepper and basil

also fresh apples and citrus
fresh ginger- in a juice or veg. stirfry
a fresh fruit smoothie
mint tea, green tea

this is what feels right for me. fresh and raw fruits and veg. nothing with dairy or refined grains or sugars.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

any kind of medium to thick soup.

nicholasbeem's avatar

Brown rice, miso soup, steamed kale with lemon juice and flax seeds.

ironhiway's avatar

I microwave a can of Spinach add some seasoning salts lemon pepper.

I also think dianalauren and nicholasbeem’s idea of Miso soup would work but I usually don’t have that around.

bw's avatar

I dig a nice big spinach salad. Maybe with those little mandarin oranges and walnuts. Add a bit of grilled chicken and some light raspberry vinagrette dressing and you have a fine salad there that you can eat a ton of and feel great afterwards.

McBean's avatar

Grilled salmon over a huge plate of baby greens, arugula, sundried tomatoes, walnuts and feta or gorgonzola cheese. Drizzle the whole lot simply with good extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. This meal always centers my tastebuds and body.

Another thing I like is a big plate of steamed vegetables to dip into a bowl of spicy red pepper hummus.

Starburst's avatar

I think I would love a piece of grilled salmon chunked up and put over a crisp bed of greens with tomato, scallions, shredded carrot and a really tangy pungent oil/vinegar base dressing.

proXXi's avatar

After eating crap? Any meal.

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