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Fourthmeal

So, without blowing 800 calories on delicious garbage from Taco Bell, I'd like to incorporate a fourth meal. There are a lot of suggestions on here for 100-calorie snacks, but I'm looking for 200-250 calorie meals, you know, that magical combination of carbs, protein and fat.

Lean Cuisines are too synthetic tasting and salads are too insubstantial. All I've got going at the moment is a chicken drumstick with a dollop of mashed potatoes and some boiled carrots. I make 4 days' worth at once because if it ain't convenient, I ain't doing it. I could use some help expanding my limited menu.


Tue. Mar 27, 3:12pm

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do you like to cook and bake?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 3:27 PM

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Only if it doesn't involve too many ingredients and freezes well, because I'll make 10 portions in one go.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 3:35 PM

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How about a big bowl of soup? Nachos= 1oz tortilla chips, 1/4 c salsa and 1 oz jack cheese in the micro. There are these flat breads called lavash that are lo in calories, do a wrap or a roll=up with roast beast and shredded veggies, and some salad dressing or spreadable cheese.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 3:37 PM

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Not sure if it's convenient for you but a 6" turkey sub with veggies on wheat (no cheese) from Subway is only 350 calories. I'm full for a really long time after I eat one.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 3:40 PM

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Hah, 3:37, "roast beast" :D

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 3:46 PM

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Protein shake with fruit in it.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 4:02 PM

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Soup or chili could be prepped in mass and then frozen.

Cook and flavor lots of ground beef (or textured soy protein) and then add to a wrap for a burrito.

Bags of frozen veggies are my mainstay. No prep work, no spoilage, and you can add them to anything. Soup, stir-fry, pasta primavera, anything you want.





Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 5:17 PM

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Fish

I bought the white fish on sale, 4 portions (whatever size you are having) 1 T olive oil, lots of spices(garlic pdr, oragano, salt, blk pepper, hot pepper, paprkia, cumin etc) and baked it slightly underdone, took out 1 portion ate it, stored the rest. You can micro. Yummy.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 5:24 PM

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Here's a whole list from the calorie wiki...

Go to the food browser and click on "BFL 1400/day recipes". It's a whole list of recipes that target 240 calories, 20% carbs, 24% protein and 7% fat. I attempted to put the link below.

Link

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 6:23 PM

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fruit and slice of cheese
1/2 banana and a few nuts
1 oz nuts and some dried fruit
plain yogurt with a little granola and some fresh fruit to 200 or 250 calories
toast with peanut or other nut butter
bowl of veggie soup topped with a little parmesan or yogurt
slice of turkey on rye crisp with a dab of mayo and some tomato slices
cup of chili with a few ww crackers and tablespoon of salsa

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 4:34 AM

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Turkey melt:
1 slice cheese - 80 cals (says the Sargento package)
deli turkey breast - 60 cals/serving (again, from the package)
1 slice whole wheat bread (about 100 cals)

put turkey on bread, cheese on turkey, and put in toaster oven. Add some mustard if you want the added flavor, or, my personal preference, a little tabasco.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:23 AM

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