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What do you eat for dinner ?

Normally its chicken or salmon for me. What do you guys eat for dinner that keeps you on track with your weight loss and keeeps you full enough. I try to stop eating at 9:00 but sometimes I'm hungry by 11:00.

Mon. Jan 28, 10:09pm

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lean cuisine or something similar - i guage how hungry i am first and then decide which one to eat since they can vary from 190-410 cal. For dessert I have fruit, yogurt, or both.

Monday, January 28, 2008, 11:01 PM

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This evening was a 4-6 oz piece of lean steak (usually sirloin), roasted asparagus, mushrooms and a 4 oz serving of roasted potatoes (sometimes I have a salad instead of potatoes). Alternately I might make a 1 dish meal of veggies and chicken. One example is: zuchinni, yellow squash, mushrooms, red pepper, artichoke hearts - water packed, tomatoes, 1/3 package of pasta and 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1" cubes and pre-cooked). I either use a tomatoe-based sauce or I make a white wine sauce of 1/3 cup chicken broth, 1/3 cup white wine and lots of seasonings (heavy on the garlic is my fave). That might sound like a lot of pasta, but this makes 5-6 servings and is excellent for lunch. I make rice bowls and 'burritos' as well - everything is very, very heavy on the veggies - I try for 3 4-oz servings at dinner. That way I can eat a lot without tons of calories.

In the evening I have a cup of hot chocolate using 8 oz of skim milk, dark cocao and SF vanilla or almond syrup (like they use in coffee shops). I put it in an insulated mug and sip at it while I read - it's very filling and satisfies my after-dinner sweet tooth for ~150 calories.

Best wishes with dinner - I look forward to reading the responses!

Monday, January 28, 2008, 11:20 PM

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I have turkey chili, or chicken and fresh veggie stir fry , I have a later snack I really try not to eat past 8pm good luck!

Monday, January 28, 2008, 11:35 PM

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Usually a protein (chicken or pork tenderloin) and rice....usually. Recently, because it's so cold out, I've been eating a pork tenderloin sandwich with regular mustard and extra old cheddar cheese (so I don't need a lot) and tomato soup.

It's really tasty and under 400 calories. Well the way I make it anyways.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 12:02 AM

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I eat different all the time, I get bored and love to cook.
Enchiladas
Lasagna
3 cheese lasagna roll with spinach
Tacos
Tortilla pizza
Chicken Parm
Pasta with roasted tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil
Soups with or without meat
Chow mein
Egg fu young
Fried rice with turkey bacon and veggies
Spanish rice
Roasted chicken and veggies, just like you would do a beef roast but chicken
Sub sandwich
Chicken pot pie without the crust
Turkey kibasa with sour kraut
Chicken burger
Chicken meat balls in stewed tomatoes
French dip sandwich
Chicken meat ball sub

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
Most dinners add up to about 500 cal
I try not to go over that for my night meal.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 2:21 AM

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I eat a lot of chicken, veg, brown rice. Sometimes stir fry, omelets w/veg, and I make whole wheat pasta casserole w/2% cottage cheese (instead of Ricotta) and fat free shredded cheese w/ a salad. Also, try whole wheat tortillas to have "soft tacos" and you can use either ground chicken/turkey OR simply beans mashed and mixed with taco seasoning- lettuce/tomato/fat free cheese, low fat or fat free sour cream.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 7:55 AM

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I like to keep my evening meals light, so I always have a variation of a salad. Last night it was greens with grapefruit and avocado. Tonight I'm doing a ceasar salad with a huge bowl of romaine and a little dressing. I sometimes think I do a "volumetrics" style dinner because it always looks like a lot on my plate, but it's mostly fresh lettuce - which takes up a lot of volume.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 11:25 AM

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Op here: Thanks great ideas. I'd really like to find ways to eat dinner (usually around 7:30 or so) and be able to go to bed without feeling like I need to eat again.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 12:35 PM

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-hummus, pita chips, and cucumber
-amy's frozen pizza
-tofu steak with marinara sauce and sweet potato fries
-veggie stir fry with brown rice
-veggie fajitas


Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 1:08 PM

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salad- any veggies you have and sound good together with a can of tuna and olive oil and vinegar homemade dressing

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 1:11 PM

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