Fitness Minutes: (2,181)
144 7/12/12 1:54 P
I just made asparagus quesadas and they are great....that is if you like asparagus 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.
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742 6/21/12 7:07 P
These all sound great...
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3,231 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!
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!!
Fitness Minutes: (4,837)
61 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!
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.
Fitness Minutes: (16,440)
21 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.
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.
Fitness Minutes: (991)
27 3/10/12 12:23 A
Mixed greens, avacodo, tomato, crutons, light asian sesame ginger dressing, and 1c Soup (any canned soup)
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