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June 28, 2012 8:41 PM
When I first started dieting and exercising, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find enough healthy, low calorie foods that are delicious that I could keep eating. I was thinking of the dreaded carrot stick. Carrot sticks all day lol. But I have found these few products that keep me full and focused and on track.

-Crystal light drink packs in quart sizes. Because drinking calories is silly in my opinion.
-Tropicana Trop 50 orange juice. I love my OJ. Can't live without it. This is only 50 calories per 8 oz.
-Green Giant boxed, frozen vegetables. The ones you cook in the microwave. They're around 90-110 calories per serving with only 2 servings inside each box so i never feel bad if I eat too much.
-Strawberries, blueberries - I was so excited when my Walmart had 11 ox cartons of blueberries for $1.78.
-Melons! - full of sugar, I know. But so low in calories.
-Peaches, nectarines, etc...
-Chicken breast. So versatile! Just don't fry ;)
-Seafood - shrimp especially. I like Tilapia, tool.
-Low fat yogurt. Yoplait has a great variety
-Ground beef (believe it or not!) - I buy 90/10 or even 93/7 meat if I can find it. Sirloin is another great option.
-Kikkoman panko bread crumbs - for that crispy goodness without the frying.
-Real spices - especially ginger. I love grated, fresh ginger root.
-Avocados - a little bit higher in calories than other fruits (yes, it's a fruit!) but packed full of other fats and other good-for-you things.
-Corn. Corn corn corn. Just skip buttering it so much.
-Steak isn't that bad for you either. Skip the 16 ounce big boy. Stay with the 6.
-Frenches Mustard - has no calories in either the Spicy Brown or Regular. I coat chicken breasts in mustard then in bread crumbs then bake :)
-Silk Organic Low-Fat Vanilla- 70 calories per 8 oz...organic...non lactose. Perfection times 3!!

Feel free to comment adding more great diet friendly foods!!
June 28, 2012 8:48 PM
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June 28, 2012 8:49 PM
wyler light packet half tea half lemonade....so good :)

strawberries and bananas help get rid of my sugar craving for alot lower then the donuts and candy bars that constantly surround me
  197700
June 28, 2012 8:51 PM
Hot sauce!!! Great if you like spicy, has no calories and adds lots of flavor
June 28, 2012 8:52 PM
I hate hot sauce unfortunately :( But isn't it just amazing that so many natural spices are calorie free or almost calorie free? :)
June 28, 2012 8:53 PM
those are great.
Yoplait lite- every day
edemame beans
quinoa
grilled vegetables ( zuchini, sweet bell peppers, sugar snap peas, green beans asparagus, beets)
cantalope
berries fo any size and flavor.
pasture raised eggs (poached, deviled, omlettes)
Skinny cow Vanilla Ice cream sandwiches.
chicken breasts.
grilled fish
corn on the cob
fresh herbs...mint and basil are my favorites.
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June 28, 2012 8:54 PM
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Please, NOBODY RESPOND BUMP. It's totally pointless and is unrelated to what I'm saying. If you do not have anything to say about food, GO AWAY.


So if someone doesn't have anything to add, but would like to see what other people add they aren't welcome on the thread?
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June 28, 2012 8:54 PM
People respond bump so they can check back at the post later, get over your attitude
June 28, 2012 8:54 PM
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Please, NOBODY RESPOND BUMP. It's totally pointless and is unrelated to what I'm saying. If you do not have anything to say about food, GO AWAY.
what does the BUMP mean any way?? I have seen this and I am confused?
  1506093
June 28, 2012 8:54 PM
Good choices! The only thing I question is the corn (high starch). I would add greens (collards, spinach, etc.) and broccoli (w/o cheese sauce) to my list. They add plenty of nutrition and very few calories. When I need something sweet, a graham cracker or a few animal crackers do the trick without adding excessive calories.
  10235013
June 28, 2012 8:55 PM
Yeah, I love cooking with natural spices instead of BBQ sauce etc since they are usually packed with sugar and calories that you don't even realize are there.

Also Greek yogurt instead of sour cream with those dip packets, great for making dips for fresh veggies as a lower calorie/fat option.
June 28, 2012 8:55 PM
Taco cupcakes. I got the recipe from here...

Also Sara Lee 45 calorie bread :)
June 28, 2012 8:56 PM
Frozen blueberries...eat right out of the back as a really sweet snack.

Brown rice....filling and can be used in so many dishes or with so many things piled on top of it.

Fat free yogurt....tasty and low cal. Make a fruit salad out of it by slicing up various fruits and mixing with it.

Cottage cheese.....I eat it on top of salad. It replaced Ranch for me.
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June 28, 2012 8:56 PM
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Please, NOBODY RESPOND BUMP. It's totally pointless and is unrelated to what I'm saying. If you do not have anything to say about food, GO AWAY.


So if someone doesn't have anything to add, but would like to see what other people add they aren't welcome on the thread?


Obviously they are welcome. I just don't want "BUMP" on my post hundreds of times like I've seen on other threads. Everyone is free to browse. But if you're not posting something related to my article, then don't post at all.
June 28, 2012 8:56 PM
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Please, NOBODY RESPOND BUMP. It's totally pointless and is unrelated to what I'm saying. If you do not have anything to say about food, GO AWAY.


People reply bump to keep your topic visible to others so you can get the answers you want or else your post ends up in the dark abyss of ignored posts.
Edited by MissLynne10 On June 28, 2012 8:57 PM
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June 28, 2012 8:57 PM
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Please, NOBODY RESPOND BUMP. It's totally pointless and is unrelated to what I'm saying. If you do not have anything to say about food, GO AWAY.
what does the BUMP mean any way?? I have seen this and I am confused?


It adds the topic to the 'My Topics' thread, so you can follow it.

To me, it's the person saying "I have nothing to add, but would love to see what others say". It's not rude, so I'm not sure why it upsets the OP.
  8561606
June 28, 2012 8:57 PM
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QUOTE:

Please, NOBODY RESPOND BUMP. It's totally pointless and is unrelated to what I'm saying. If you do not have anything to say about food, GO AWAY.
what does the BUMP mean any way?? I have seen this and I am confused?


People say bump to get your post more popular by giving the impression that lots of people are commenting on it. But in reality, there is just 8 pages of the word BUMP and 3 or 4 real comments. It's annoying.
June 28, 2012 8:57 PM
I love jalapenos. But for those who dont like hot. Garlic and fresh orange or lemon makes great marinate to any meat and poultry.
  25038617
June 28, 2012 8:57 PM
- Quest protein bars (I don't know what I'd do without them, actually)
- Kashi Go Lean cereal
- Greek yogurt with frozen berries
- Hard boiled eggs dipped in hummus
June 28, 2012 8:58 PM
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QUOTE:

Please, NOBODY RESPOND BUMP. It's totally pointless and is unrelated to what I'm saying. If you do not have anything to say about food, GO AWAY.


So if someone doesn't have anything to add, but would like to see what other people add they aren't welcome on the thread?
THIS!!!!!Im sorry i thought you were sharing to give people ideas WOW
June 28, 2012 8:58 PM
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QUOTE:

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Please, NOBODY RESPOND BUMP. It's totally pointless and is unrelated to what I'm saying. If you do not have anything to say about food, GO AWAY.
what does the BUMP mean any way?? I have seen this and I am confused?


People say bump to get your post more popular by giving the impression that lots of people are commenting on it. But in reality, there is just 8 pages of the word BUMP and 3 or 4 real comments. It's annoying.


Completely incorrect
June 28, 2012 8:58 PM
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QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Please, NOBODY RESPOND BUMP. It's totally pointless and is unrelated to what I'm saying. If you do not have anything to say about food, GO AWAY.
what does the BUMP mean any way?? I have seen this and I am confused?


People say bump to get your post more popular by giving the impression that lots of people are commenting on it. But in reality, there is just 8 pages of the word BUMP and 3 or 4 real comments. It's annoying.


It's not about the post being popular, it's adding the thread to their 'My Topics' thread, so they can follow it.
  8561606
June 28, 2012 9:00 PM
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what does the BUMP mean any way?? I have seen this and I am confused?


I think it comes from bumping a thread (topic) back up to the top of a list of threads. When a topic is the first one in its respective forum, or on the first page of its forum, more people who are browsing will come across it.

"Bumping" a thread on MFP also adds it to your own list of "My Topics" so it's easier to return to it later.
  24309301
June 28, 2012 9:00 PM
Um... do you know that people respond "bump" because they like your thread and want to be able to get back to it later??

My go to foods:

Frozen broccoli, green beans, asparagus, peas, corn, etc. Just plain. I take 2-3 cups for lunch every day. Fills me up for not a lot of calories and I get my fiber.

Tuna in water. Protein in a can.

Designer whey natural flavor protein powder - no artificial sweeteners and you can't really taste it.

Edamame -- a bit higher in calories than the other veggies mentioned, but tons of protein.

Minute (5 min that is) brown rice. I'm sure the regular stuff is a bit healthier, but this stuff is so much easier and more convenient for me.

Progresso low-sodium soups. Added to the 2-3 cups of veggies for lunch = quick, yummy and filling.

Ms. Dash + Cayenne + Black Pepper: to spice up the low-sodium soups and other items

Ezeckiel (sp?) 4:9 Whole Grain Bread. Organic, low glycemic index, super filling.

Natural peanut butter. Just crushed up peanuts. That's it. No HFCS, sugar, fillers.

Polaner all fruit + fiber. Just fruit, no artificial sweeteners or other crap. Goes well with the bread and PB above.

Frozen fish filets. Cook quickly, good protein source, low cal.
June 28, 2012 9:02 PM
Tilapia! Try it with low fat feta and lime, or garlic hoisin sauce.

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