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KA7MONTOYA SparkPoints: (4,470)
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7/12/12 1:54 P

I just made asparagus quesadas and they are great....that is if you like asparagus emoticon 233 calories. If you want the recipe I saved it in the recipe section under Asparagus Quesadas. Add some fresh salsa or guacamole for a side dish. Yummy.

STRANGER70127 Posts: 377
6/29/12 12:48 P

I eat iceberg lettuce salad and watermelon sometimes.

JAOTTO SparkPoints: (47,597)
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6/27/12 3:25 P

Any type of salad.

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
6/27/12 10:35 A

Good topic i do to thank you !

MUSOLF6 SparkPoints: (112,569)
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6/21/12 7:07 P

These all sound great...

SASSYLJB SparkPoints: (60,178)
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5/16/12 9:57 P

I make wraps with ole tortillas 71 calories each. Sometimes I do chicken caesar, I have also used weight watchers cream cheese and ham, with salsa to dip . I also do a grilled ham and cheese with natures own wheat bread 80 calories for 2 slices and I can't believe its not butter spray. Low fat cheese and of course ham. Also love applegate hot dogs at 70 calories each and no nitrates or fillers!

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BUBBLESTOO Posts: 1,618
5/10/12 3:16 P

I make a turkey sandwich on D'Itallino bread. It's 80 calorie per 2 slices! And a peice of fruit. Special K cracker/chips are a great substitute for fattening chips.

HAPPYERIN Posts: 326
5/9/12 3:35 P

I actually discovered this by accident because I was out of lettuce. I made a "salad" out of cucumbers because that's all I had on hand:

2c diced cucumber
0.5c chickpeas
0.25c chopped grape tomatoes
0.25c reduced fat shredded cheese
2T light Italian dressing
Oregano to taste

You can modify it with whatever you want. I've had it two days in a row!

SPRVALLEN Posts: 15
3/19/12 8:51 A

I recently made the spinach pear salad from the spark recipe collections....it was quick, super easy, and we all loved it....even my teenage son :) It keeps well for a couple days, so I brought the leftovers to work with me. I added some slivered almonds for some interesting texture and added nutrients that I tend to lack at times. Change it up with sliced strawberry, mandarin oranges, or cranberries....very yummy alternatives!!

KEDRA231 SparkPoints: (4,439)
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3/16/12 2:48 P

Kendall, where did you find the La Tortilla Factory's tortillas? I haven't seen that brand in my local stores, but I would buy them if I can. Last night I made Quesadillas, & it would have worked perfectly except for the tortillas!

I thought they'd be healthier since they were whole wheat, but they were 130 calories, each.
Once I get lower calorie tortillas, I'll be set!

I just sprinkle shredded chicken (Tyson premium chicken in water when I don't have any pre-boiled chicken breast), a sprinkle of rinsed black beans, a sprinkle of corn, about a Tbl spoon of Ro-Tel tomatoes with chiles, and a sprinkle of Fiesta blend cheese (I think I could find a lower calorie cheese to use, too, but I was just using what was on hand). One tortilla with a Tbl spoon of sour cream, & it was enough for me.

If I could find a tortilla where 2 fit in 100 calories, then I'd have 130 calories of room, which is almost a whole 2nd Quesadilla!

DROPCONE Posts: 1,532
3/16/12 1:00 P

My lunches are between 300-380 calories, and I usually do something like this:

Fruit (about 60-80 calories), usually 3/4 c chopped strawberries or a small apple
Protein source (about 100 calories), either low fat plain Greek yogurt, a quarter or half cup of beans (depending on the bean) or a couple ounces of whatever leftover meat I've got going in the fridge
Bread or carb source (about 100 calories), usually a tortilla, a couple slices of reduced calorie bread, or an ounce or so of pasta or rice; sometimes a big salad.

The remaining calories are usually spent "dressing" the meal, usually by adding more vegetable-type items and tasty fats - salsa, cheese or guacamole if it's the tortilla, mayo & mustard & lettuce & tomato for a sandwich, pasta sauce or tomato or mixed veggies for the pasta & rice. Almonds in the yogurt or salad; salad dressing & extra veggies

My calorie intake is on the low end too. Or should be! But it IS hard to come up with really balanced eating that FEELS like a meal on a low calorie budget. My meal is someone else's afternoon snack.

LVSHERKIDS05 SparkPoints: (14,030)
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3/16/12 11:39 A

I like to mix low fat cottage cheese, with tuna, chopped lettuce and minced celery then stuff it in a pita, with carrot sticks and apple or orange slices on the side.

KENDALL68 Posts: 72
3/11/12 7:58 A

Someone recommended fat free hot dogs- I like them sometimes and I have sauerkraut with them.

I happened upon a website with some really unique recipes that are very low in calories and fats- like eggplant caprece and zucchini cakes. www.healthyrecipesblogs.com check them out.

I'm a mexican food junkie so I always try to have some shredded meat in my fridge. You can take a few boneless chicken breasts and toss them in a slow cooker with some salsa (if you like spice and haven't tried it before, try salsa verde- a green salsa made from tomatillos). After a few hours you can shred the chicken with a fork. I have discovered La Tortilla Factory's low carb high fiber tortillas- 7 gm dietary fiber and only 50 calories per tortilla. I put 2oz of chicken on a tortilla, add some slaw or salsa, sometimes add low fat cheese (I love the cabot 75% fat free cheddar), lettuce or spinach and it's tasty and satisfies savory and spicy cravings.

Another quick idea is a baked potato with either cottage cheese or salsa on it.

KINGSWIN SparkPoints: (2,710)
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3/10/12 12:23 A

Mixed greens, avacodo, tomato, crutons, light asian sesame ginger dressing,
and 1c Soup (any canned soup)

BFMONICA Posts: 1,450
3/1/12 1:35 P

Protein smoothie with fruit and kale.
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CLARACAMILLE SparkPoints: (15)
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2/27/12 1:16 P

I know I may be crazy, but I like non fat hotdogs. Hot dog buns are 2 grams of fat. I add chopped onion & mustard relish. Very low fat, but really filling for me.

JAOTTO SparkPoints: (47,597)
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2/23/12 5:51 P

subway is an answer.

-POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
2/22/12 6:30 A

How many meals are you eating and what IS your calorie goal for the day?

As I's agree that isn't a lot of calories to make much beyond adding a protein source to a salad based meal.

LIVINKOOL SparkPoints: (40)
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2/21/12 2:03 P

Yes, that is plenty of calories for me for lunch. And I don't think it is too low based on my entire caloric intake for the day.

NOSUGARADDED87 Posts: 420
2/21/12 11:21 A

Are you doing multiple small meals or are you adding something to this? 200-250 cals for lunch is too low.

LIVINKOOL SparkPoints: (40)
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2/20/12 1:42 P

around 200-250 calories. Does anyone have some GREAT ideas? I am a stay at home Mom, so it doesn't have to be something noncook, but I do like quick and easy :)

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