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Old 01-17-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Fav Healthy Meals?

What are some of your favorite healthy meals when you are trying to lose a couple pounds....and I don't mean salads....

I'm trying to come up with different meal ideas that I don't have to feel guilty about later! Any favorites??

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Old 01-17-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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Depends on your taste, but, I have become fond of the Bocca vegan burgers. Each patty is only 70 cals and not much sodium at all. I eat them by themselves with a dip in mustard. You can put them on whole wheat buns, add some lettuce, tomato and mustard and there ya go. No cheese though, lol.

Grilled chicken is good, if you do it yourself and cut back on the sodium. I have a hard time myself finding things to eat. I need to lose weight, but, I have to really watch the sodium now and that leaves very little for the taste pallet. It will be interesting what you get on here.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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Well the other day I made a wrap using leftover roasted chicken, roasted broccoli and a little brown rice put into a multi grain wheat tortilla then lightly grilled in a pan to crisp it up......it was sooo yummy and satisfying!!


I haven't had the bocca burgers in years...I think they were bocca, I know they were frozen veggie ones. But always after I got done with it, it never seemed as healthy anymore! lol cheese and ketchup!! They did taste good though!
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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One of my favorites from Cooking Light magazine is feta chicken. Its a boneless breast, pound it thin, add a little crumbed feta and a piece of fresh basil, roll it up and secure with tooth pick. Salt/pepper it and drizzle with olive oil and bake at 375 for about 30 minutes or until done. Great with a salad or steamed veggies. Feta is one cheese that is lower in fat.


Another thing I like for a treat are the single serve Jello sugar free chocolate puddings with some lite cool whip on top, that is about 80 calories and makes me feel satisfied when I want something chocolatey.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:28 PM   #5
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Really? I never knew that about feta! It does sound yummy!

I've always wondered about those sugar free puddings! I have never been brave enough to buy them...do they taste similar to regular?
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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One of my favorites from Cooking Light magazine is feta chicken. Its a boneless breast, pound it thin, add a little crumbed feta and a piece of fresh basil, roll it up and secure with tooth pick. Salt/pepper it and drizzle with olive oil and bake at 375 for about 30 minutes or until done. Great with a salad or steamed veggies. Feta is one cheese that is lower in fat.


Another thing I like for a treat are the single serve Jello sugar free chocolate puddings with some lite cool whip on top, that is about 80 calories and makes me feel satisfied when I want something chocolatey.
Ohhhhhhh yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol, I love feta and that sounds good.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
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Beans and rice for sure. Here's a couple of my favorites:

Gypsy Rice & Chickpeas



Black Beans and Rice with Cilantro Pesto (based on an old Goodweed post)

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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A great sandwich spread is Chickpea Salad
  • Roughly mash up a can of chickpeas.
  • Add half a minced pickle and, maybe a tbs of pickle juice.
  • Add some chopped shallot or onion and chopped celery.
  • Stir in a dolob mayo and a squirt of mustard
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. (Even better with Black Indian Salt if you have it)
  • Spread on bread and eat =p
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:48 PM   #9
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This is so interesting. I haven't come up with any real meal plans, but rather try to sub out healthier ingredients so we can still enjoy our favorites. Butter, bread and potatoes seem to be my weakness. That and we all love baked goods.

Good ole tuna macaroni salad -- only I use Barilla Plus pasta, tuna packed in water, a reduced fat salad dressing, fresh onion, celery and parsley, LOTS of frozen peas and plenty of pepper. Sometimes I add some reduced fat cheese too. My daughter loves the Kraft 2% crumbles added. If you don't like tuna, use leftover chicken. I've even tried the canned chicken for some reason, but go with reduced sodium if you have a choice.

1% Cottage cheese -- very low fat and high in protein, so we have that instead of potatoes now and again. My husband and girls love to put my homemade (low sugar) jam in it.

Eggs. I love to poach an egg and have with one slice of whole grain bread. If I'm feeling indulgent I'll add a single slice of Canadian bacon. Omelettes with fresh vegies and reduced fat cheese. Breakfast for dinner is great for us on busy weeknights.

Baked Fresh Sweet Potato Fries are very healthy.

For some reason I find wraps kind of boring (probably because I adore bread). I've made LOTS of skillet pizzas with those whole grain Flat Out wraps as the crust and just build it with vegies. Pesto makes a great sauce (use sparingly)!

I also use just flavored vinegars and oils on my salads most of the time. Bottled dressings bother me (sodium), so I tend to play with different combinations and create my own. My favorite so far is the blood orange olive oil with an 18 year balsamic. So simple and doesn't hide the flavors of whatever else is on my plate.
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McD Big & Tasty Burger, Diet Coke, and salad instead of fries.
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