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Any good meal side suggestions?

i am stumped on what to eat healthy with my meals that are under 200 calories. i just found out that i was pregnant so i need the extra calories unlike what salad can give you... any ideas would be helpful

Wed. Feb 22, 9:01am

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pierogies (they are pasta with cheese and potato "dumplings". They sound fattening but they are only 1/3 fat and you can have 7 of the mini ones for 180 calories. I loved them when I was pregnant. the best brand is Mrs. T's and they're in most freezer sections.

I'll think of more.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 9:10 AM

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Potatoes! A regular baked potato is 145 calories or so plus 5 grams of protien, and a medium-sized sweet potato is 103 calories with 4 big grams of fiber. And that's before you top them with anything, so you have room to make additions, like low-fat sour cream.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 9:28 AM

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spinach! Sautee a bag of spiniach with 3 cloves of curshed garlic in 1 tsp. olive oil till it wilts just a little. Add a chopped tomato and 3 tbs greek style feta and heat through. SOOOOO good. the recipie for this says it makes 4 servings, but I always double it because you'll want more.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 9:58 AM

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Have a small side of whole wheat pasta w/ marinara. Yum!

Saute veggies in a little healthy oil.

Cottage cheese w/ fruit.

Salad w/ goat cheese and candied walnuts - yum!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 12:22 PM

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Yogurt & Fruit Salad:

Fage total 0% FF plain yogurt mixed with
cut up fresh fruit
a little bit of agave nectar
a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
vanilla powder or extract.

Veggies - Rinse some fresh veggies (broccoli, zucchini and Carrots). Zap in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes-- until the veggies are hot, but not discolored.

Sprinkle with salt & pepper (if desired)


Thursday, February 23, 2006, 2:57 PM

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