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July 11, 2013 10:07 AM
I am trying to switch some things up. My meals be so boring. So I wanted to reach out and ask you guys what are some of your favorite 300-400 meals that you eat or make. And if you have the recipe put it on here so I can make it..And this can be for any meal of the day. oh and if you have 100 calories snack ideas I need that to.
July 11, 2013 11:14 AM
I've got a waldorf salad with homemade dressing for less than 450 calories. I got it from my Focus T25 nutrition guide and tweaked it a bit to make it my own. If you exactly follow the recipe, less than 400 calories. I had it for lunch today and I'm stuffed. Let me know and I could message it to you. it was delicious!
July 11, 2013 11:15 AM
Anything can be 300-400 calories...as long as you get the portions right. :)
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July 11, 2013 11:15 AM
Skinnytaste.com has a bunch of good recipes where the servings are in that range.
July 11, 2013 11:16 AM
How do you feel about the crock pot?
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July 11, 2013 11:18 AM
There are a bunch of fiber bars and snack packs out there with only 100 calories. Try to avoid the nuts, while they are good they have high calories. Also meals I love chicken with spaghetti sauce and a little brown rice!
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July 11, 2013 11:21 AM
QUOTE:

Anything can be 300-400 calories...as long as you get the portions right. :)


This ^^ is true ;)
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July 11, 2013 11:23 AM
I get those Laughing Cow cream cheese wedges for a lot of my snacks. 45 calories per wedge. I eat them with carrots, Speciak K crackers, or smear it on half an English muffin with some raspberries.
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July 11, 2013 11:25 AM
One of my favorite meals is a shrimp & broccoli rabe dish I make.
Serves: 3-4ppl
Ingredients:
1 lb of shrimp
broccoli rabe
fresh garlic cloves
olive oil

Optional:
grated parmesean cheese
diced tomatoes (either fresh tomatoes or a can of the Hunts diced tomatoes with seasoning)
Whole wheat penne

Shrimp - steam or grill them

Broccoli rabe - After cutting off a majority of the stem, I blanche them in a pot of hot boiling water for about 3-5 mins.
Then I take out my saute pan. Add about a tablespoon of virgin olive oil. Add 3 (or more) crushed/minced garlic cloves. Bring pan to a warm to high heat. Add broccoli rabe. Saute for about five to seven minutes. Add in shrimp. Add in grated parmesean cheese. Add in diced tomatoes. Mix. Serve. ENJOY!

Sometimes, if I am starving, I will do a side dish of macaroni & mix everything together.
July 11, 2013 11:42 AM
Dinner last night was about 400 calories:

Butter chicken using 1lb boneless/skinless chicken b00bs and the Kitchens of India brand Butter Chicken paste (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V17MLS) - omitted the butter, literally just used water, spice paste, and chicken and it tasted exactly like if you use the butter BUT a bit spicier - 880 calories for the whole pan, divided 3 ways =~ 300 calories

Half cup serving of brown rice - 100 calories

Cup or so of Broccoli - 30 calories


In general, my dinner formula is usually 200-300 calories of protein, 100 calories of whole grain carb, fill in with appropriate amount/type of veggie (starchy if 200 calories of protein, watery if 300). I often come in around 400 calories without even counting, just portioning correctly and minimizing excess cooking fats and sauces (last night being an exception!)
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July 11, 2013 3:32 PM
Thanks Yall this will help. I been struggling with healthy meals. I been eating ths same boring meals for a while now.

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