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looking for new ideas. I'm so bored of my cheerios for breakfast and dinner. Lunch ideas would be great too. Stuff that doesn't take long to make is preferred....TIA!!!
Mon. Jun 26, 5:37pm
Breakfast - 1 cup Frozen berries (defrosted of course) mixed with 1/2 cup NF yogurt. 1/4 cup Grape Nuts granola optional
Lunch - Lean Cuisine Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta -350 calories. I've tried a lot of microwave dinners, this by far is my fav.
Another good one is Baja Fresh Chicken Tortilla Soup -320 calories
Dinner - Thai Chicken Noodle Salad - Includes bell pepper, cucumbers, carrots, cubed chicken and angel hair pasta in a peanut Thai sauce. Very yummy.
Monday, June 26, 2006, 7:10 PM
Thru the week, Kashi bar
Weekends, egg white and salsa omelette (you can eat a lot of egg whites healthily) and black beans
Trader Joe's quesadillas (Wild mushroom is my favorite. Spinich and goat cheese is really good too.)
Fish as often as possible
Monday, June 26, 2006, 10:39 PM
Oatmeal is wonderful for breakfast!
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 1:46 AM
Breakfast: oatmeal, sausage patty on a lite english muffin
snacks: frozen fruit thawed for about 10 minutes, veggies + hummus
lunch: Big Bowl soups (they are dry, add hot water),
dinner: any Amy's frozen meals, especially the roasted veggie pocket
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 9:09 AM
breakfast: Thomas's Light bagel w/ 2 pieces light laughing cow cheese spread on top, 2 pieces turkey bacon (270 cals)
low carb yogurt mixed with 1/2 cup oatmeal (uncooked) and some frozen berries (or fresh), 2 pieces turkey bacon (280 cals)
lunch: sandwich on wheat or 7-grain w/ turkey, cheese, veggies, and mustard; side of fruit salad
small broth-based soup from almost any take-out restaurant (between 100 and 250 cals), and a small wheat baguette for dipping (another 250 cals)
lean cuisine, any variety
dinner: 1 serving of any sort of meat (fish, chicken, beef, etc., just watch the serving size) with a salad and some green beans cooked with some garlic and soy sauce (toss in a little red pepper flake if you like spice)
1 sushi roll - no tempura, and an order of edamame
cut up chunks of chicken, bell peppers, onions, and pineapple; skewer and drizzle teriyaki sauce on top, put on the grill. shrimp or scallops make a good substitute for the chicken.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 10:22 AM
rice, spinach, rice, green tea
Beans sauteed with tomatoes, garlic
Couple glasses of red wine
Friday, February 09, 2007, 10:29 AM
Breakfast- 1) 1c Oatmeal w/ Splash of Almond Milk*or milk*, 1 Peach, Cinnamon, 1tbs sliced almonds **very yummy and filling- can prepare it in the microwave**3min On the stove, 2 min in microwave if you buy quick oats
2)Zucchini Nut Muffin *see recipe link*, Iced Coffee + Fruit **i make a bunch on the weekend then freeze them/ pop in the mic. and vioila!
Lunch 1) Pita Bread, Hummus + Fresh Veggies
2) Spinach Salad w/ sliced pepper/onion +1/4 Cooked Barley(do night before) +drizzle olive oil +red wine vinegar **15min to cook barley
Dinner 1) Spinach "Pizza"- Sautee Mushroom/ Onion, whatever in a bit of oil, add 2c Fresh Spinach and toss till wilted, put on top of Pita and sprinkle with cheese **takes 10min or less
2) Tortilla Melt- using watever veggies you have, raw or sauteed. My Fav is Spinach/red onion/olives/redpepper/, cover half the tortila add cheese, fold and put on a frying pan for a few sec to melt the cheese **10 min or less
Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 11:30 PM
Breakfast: (I usually make 4 servings at a time to keep mornings a little smoother)
- High fiber english muffin, poached egg, FF cheese, 1 oz lean peppered turkey (260)
- Egg beaters (1/2 cup), 1/2 piece TJ's apple chicken sausage, peppers, mushrooms, onions, spinach, zuchinni w/small sprinkle LF cheese, 2 Tbsp FF sr cream and 2 Tbsp hot picante - (~250-270 cals)
Lunch: I almost always have soup at lunch - especially ones full of veggies and/or beans for the fiber. Eating something warm just pyschologically fills me up. However I try to mix up with I have with it to keep things interesting.
1 cup soup (not a heavy cream-based one)
AND 1 of the following:
1 sandwich (2 35-cal pieces of lite bread and 1 LF swiss cheese slice, 2 oz lunch meat and then lettuce, few onions and slice of tomatoe)
1/2 - 1 cup fruit (depending on what the fruit is) w/ 1/2 cup FF cottage cheese or 0% Fage greek yogurt
wraps - La Torilla Factory low carb wrap w/spinach, lean meat, peppers, carrots, zuchinni, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, sprouts, etc (anything crisp and chopped)
Generally I keep this simple
Porcini-crusted chicken ternderloins w/brocolli in a soy/hoisin sauce (very flavorful sauce - a little goes a looong way and use low-sodium soy sauce)
spiced basa or sole w/tomatoe ginger salsa and roasted asparagus
Risotto (I make sure to measure this so I am only eating 1 serving) w/peppers, asparagus, snap peas, artichoke hearts. I flavor the broth with a little lemon zest and garlic mustard, and I don't finish it with oil or butter as many recipes direct. Maybe a little sprinkling of fresh grated parmesan on top. A single serving of risotto doesn't look like much til you pack it full of veggies then suddenly it's a gourmet meal. Spricy prawns or scallops go really well with this.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 11:56 AM
A whole cantaloupe or
3-4 bananas or
whatever other fruit I can stuff in
or a big smoothie
or (in winter esp) microwaved oatmeal (not those silly packages, the real stuff) and chopped up apples
AND chai w soymilk
A giant green salad (other veg too) w some fish or beans or tempeh or tofu w Newman's low-fat Sesame Ginger dressing
no-fat hummus and grape tomatoes, baby carrots, celery and whatever other veg
or leftover (oilless) stirfry
a pile of fruit esp berries and peaches right now in season
Brown rice and beans and salsa - Premake rice at beginning of week, beans out of can
a fast oilless stirfry and brown rice (lots of seasonal veg - prechop at beginning of week to save time)
the same huge salad I might have had at lunch
as much fruit as I can stuff in
a cup of chai and soymilk before bed
I'm always full, I average 1300 - 1500 calories per day
Thursday, July 16, 2009, 5:47 AM
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