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MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (153,039)
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9/21/12 9:34 P

Greek yogurt with bran buds, fresh berries and honey - delicious and definitely filling.

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9/21/12 6:20 P

When I see whole chickens on sale or just chicken breasts, I load up. I often cook these in the crock pot a variety of ways...but one of my favorites is to line the bottom of the crockpot with frozen chicken breasts; I think put in a low sodium packet of taco seasoning & pour in a jar of picante salsa (i use Pace). Oh my goodness, it's SOOO good. You can eat it with veggies; put the chicken along with some sauce over some brown rice;shred the chicken, add some cheese & roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla. You can put the shredded chicken on a salad; or on a bun for a sandwich.

I also will put a roast in the crockpot, season as you want & I often do the exact same thing as I described above. That helps to make the meat worth the purchase & we eat is several different ways.

Boca Burgers in the freezer section of the store is awesome - you can nuke on or two up, put on top of a bed of lettuce with dill pickle chips, tomatoes & onions & it's almost like a burger - it's very filling!

I keep lettuce in the fridge & if I don't use it for a salad, I use it to roll up my meat in - I don't eat a LOT of bread. I keep tomatoes & cucumbers all the time to just slice & & eat cold. IF I have an avocado I add some of that to my mixture & it's a refreshing salad of sorts.

I recently had 2 eggplants (totally by mistake) - I had NEVER cooked with them before. I found a recipe here on SP that I ended up making a vegetable lasagna, but it uses the sliced eggplant as the noodles - it was awesome.

Keep fruit & veggies on hand to snack on - also, I'd suggest reorganizing your refrig & pantry so that ALL the healthy foods are at eye level for YOU, so that when you open the panty or frig that's what you see first.

Make a plan & work it - you'll find IF you don't it's easy to just grab something that isn't that great for you.

Good luck - you CAN do this!

Have an awesome day!

CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,205)
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9/21/12 12:35 P

I eat lentil soup a lot for lunch. You get a huge serving, and it's low in calories and fat and high in protein and fiber. Here's the recipe I use:
Sometimes, I leave out the barley, or substitute brown rice. I also use homemade vegetable broth, which cuts out a lot of sodium.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I usually cook this on the stove. It takes about 1 hour

Edited by: CLRWILLIAMS25 at: 9/21/2012 (12:36)
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9/21/12 9:30 A

PB&J on a good whole wheat, with raw carrots or apple sauce or something similar is one of my favorite lunches. It fills me up nicely for at least a few hours to a snacktime, if not straight throught to dinner. And it makes me feel like a kid, again.

Chili is another favorite, either meatless or use half of the meat your favorite recipe calls for and adding more chili beans. Pair with a side salad, and I will often have trouble finishing the whole thing and will likely not eat the rest of the night.

Clean out your fridge and make a left-over casserole (leftover chicken diced, leftover rice, leftover soup, etc.). It's economical and it is often a tasty way to give leftovers a facelift.

Pay attention to the protein and fiber values for your meals. Carbs in the meal will get you going, then the protein and fiber will sustain you.

Edited by: EMILY_B2 at: 9/21/2012 (09:31)
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9/18/12 10:13 P

i make a low fat spinach dip with sour cream, italian seasoning, garlic salt and onion powder with frozen spinach, thawed and drained. serve with fresh vegetables.

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9/15/12 8:19 A

I'm afraid I'm getting way off track & I'd really appreciate it if you'd share recipes that will help me feel fuller longer.

Thanks in advance!

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. - Kurt Vonnegut.
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