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April 10, 2013 9:44 AM
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Broccoli Chowder with Corn and Bacon

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When I made it, it came out to be 282 calories per serving and was super yummy.


Recipe please!!
April 10, 2013 9:45 AM
Chopped cucumber, tomato, and red bell pepper with baba ganoush, a spoonful of yogurt, and lean ground meat cooked with some garlic and salt.

The reality is that some of us need low calorie meals, because we're small, female, and have to spend part of our day sitting at a desk.
Edited by lithezebra On April 10, 2013 9:47 AM
April 10, 2013 9:49 AM
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eating 300 calories for a meal is absolutely ridiculous...



You need to pick better options......8 oz lemon pepper tilapia, 2 cups cooked spinach, and 1 cup cooked cauliflower around 330 calories. I only made it half way through this meal and I was full so I guess my 165 calorie meal of PURE nutrtion is just absolutely ridiculous HA! PPL really should research stuff before they post


Yeah, that comment is absolutely ridiculous. Most of my meals end up being around 300 calories without me even intending for them to be. Some of my favorites are: tacos, stir fries with rice or noodles, soup with bread, risottos, and vegetable-based casseroles or pasta dishes.
April 10, 2013 9:51 AM
Thanks for this thread! I like having lots of meals a day, many of my "meals" in my diary consist of two meals, some hours apart. This will be very useful.

Oh, mine are:
- a bowl of chili (white bean and chicken or red bean w/ground meat or veggie chili)
- salmon on top of lettuce with tomatoes and a couple of crumbled up triscuits
- peanut butter (1 tbsp) and banana on a piece of whole wheat bread
Edited by btsinmd On April 10, 2013 9:55 AM
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April 10, 2013 9:52 AM
If I eat a 750+ calorie meal, I feel like complete **** afterwards. I could not imagine "fasting" for like 8 hrs and then gorging myself with an 750+ calorie meal.. talk about no energy. I prefer smaller meals b/c by the time your energy level is getting low.. its time for another 300 cal. meal. Keeps me going all day!
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April 10, 2013 9:54 AM
my favorite is either a mission tortilla w/ pb and banana or a naked protein smoothie!! YUM! Also a baked sweet potato with sugar free caramel drizzled on top.. omg so good! And under 300 cals
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April 10, 2013 9:59 AM
These black bean and quinoa burgers. It is friggin flavorful...

http://thehealthyjunky.com/2013/03/23/black-bean-and-quinoa-veggie-burger/
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April 10, 2013 9:59 AM
I just had 2 eggs over easy with a little salsa on the side, an applesauce cup, and a Sargento provolone/mozerella stick and that was 305 calories. I'm surprisingly full!
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April 10, 2013 10:00 AM
ba-dump
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April 10, 2013 10:01 AM
Thank you for sharing the recipe, very nice and helpful.
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asian lettuce wraps

I'm actually having it for dinner!

You'll need:

1 lb ground chicken, turkey or very lean beef
1 tin water chestnuts, diced and drained
1 cup diced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger or ginger paste
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped scallions
3 tsp hoisin or stir-fry sauce
Siracha hot sauce to taste
small handful peanuts (about 20 nuts)

6 Boston Bibb lettuce leaves

Spray pan w/ cooking spray and cook meat almost all the way through. Add all ingredients except peanuts and lettuce leaves and cook on med- high till onions are transparent , scallions are slightly wilted and meat is cooked through. Remove from heat, add peanuts, stir and let cool slightly. When slightly cool, arrange lettuce leaves on plate and divide meat mixture evenly among leaves. Drizzle on more siracha if you like!

Serves 3 at 3 300-320 calories per serving, depending on which meat you use!
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April 10, 2013 10:01 AM
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Chopped cucumber, tomato, and red bell pepper with baba ganoush, a spoonful of yogurt, and lean ground meat cooked with some garlic and salt.

The reality is that some of us need low calorie meals, because we're small, female, and have to spend part of our day sitting at a desk.


Small, female, with a desk job, and I like to have snacks during the day. Three meals that average around 300 calories each, plus a couple of 100 calorie snacks, is perfect for me.
April 10, 2013 10:04 AM
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Recipe please! :)


If this is meant for me here it is.....

1 lemon
black pepper
Frozen Tilapia filets (I buy the indiv. wrapped ones because I am solo)
Fresh Spinach
Fresh Cauliflower

Slice lemon in semi thick slices, squeeze the ends of lemon on your baking pan/pie dish (I hate to waste anything)
Preheat oven to 425
Rinse thawed Tilapia and place on pan/pie dish
Squeeze lemon slices on all the filets. Pepper filets. Place lemons slices on the filets. Add little scoops of minced garlic (optional) on top of lemons.
Cover with foil.poke some vents and throw in oven (cook to preference)
Spinach is easy...boil it to your preferred texture. I add minced garlic and pepper to boil. Drain almost all water out ( I add very finely chopped onion to it and a little bit of lemon juice and let it simmer for a few more minutes I like the flavor and crunch in the spinach)
Boil the cauliflower (garlic optional as well)
I really watch my sodium intake so sometime I will season the plated cauliflower with Badia all seasoning only 60mg sodium per 1/4 tsp I will use like 4 servings of it .
Also you can forget the lemon pepper and just season the fish with Badia for a change up. Badia is def the bomb and a life saver for me as far as flavor it makes everything come alive. I never add it too food unless it is plated so to not dilute the flavor.

If you wanted to add more to this you can have a side salad depending on what RDI you are trying to reach you can use the salad as the kicker.
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April 10, 2013 10:05 AM
2 whole cups of Carrot ginger soup(thats a big bowl/i make mine with tofu for protein) 240

and a banana /orange/apple/yogurt. 60 cals .
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April 10, 2013 10:05 AM
Most of the time, my snacks and meals are all about the same calories. 250-350 per meal or eating time. I'm not set on that, and things adjust here and there but having that mind set helps me stay on track for the day. I eat 1800 calories a day.

When I make a sandwich, I load it with veggies. Yesterday, my lunch was an olive oil wrap, with a quarter of an avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, a slice of chicken, cheese and spinach. Yum! Then a few hours later (for a snack) I had a salad with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette. Each "meal" came to about 300 calories. Together they came to 612 calories. I personally can't eat that in one sitting, I NEED to spread it out into two meals or a meal and a snack.


Another snack of mine, was pasta and alfredo sauce - 350 calories.

Lately I've been eating a lot of quesadillas. Last night I had one with avocado, cheese and tomatoes. It came in at 390 calories. Mostly because I used more cheese than I normally do, it was the end of the bag and I didn't want to put back half a serving. Otherwise, it would have been 350 calories. I couldn't even finish the whole thing.
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April 10, 2013 10:09 AM
You could make a random skinless chicken soup with leeks, potatoes, onion's, carrots, swede, hint of chili flakes, thyme etc etc. Soups are great because they are quite filling. Make loads of it, store some in a freezer so when the time arises again when that 300 cal meal comes up (and it will), you could say 'oh yes, my trustee soup in the freezer'!
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April 10, 2013 10:09 AM
Bowl of turkey chili made with 99/1 ground turkey, kidney beans, tomatoes, bell peppers (1.5 cups), and 2 tbsp of light sour cream.

That being said, I guess I am often doing IF during the week, as I have two real meals and coffee, and I frequently have meals at 750 or even more. The "eat six small meals" doesn't work for me. I'm usually one medium, one big, for a total of 1500 or so.
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April 10, 2013 10:13 AM
A cup of black beans with the liquid (heated on the stove), a spoonful of salsa, a spoonful of sour cream, and shredded cheese on top. Super quick and filling black bean stew!
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April 10, 2013 10:16 AM
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April 10, 2013 10:32 AM
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April 10, 2013 10:34 AM
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April 10, 2013 11:34 AM
Omelet- or Scramble

in a skillet, steam onions, garlic, 1 cup diced mushrooms, 2 cups fresh spinach, and any other diced veggie, along with 2 oz ham, turkey sausage, or other lean meat. Cook til tender and moisture is almost gone. Move to a plate

Spray pan with cooking spray, or melt 1 tsp coconut oil

Pour in 3/4 c Egg Beaters. Top with 1/4 c Fat Free shredded cheddar cheese. When almost done, add filling and fold over.

Huge omelet has about 275 cals and 39 g Protein. Keeps me full for hours. You can top with salsa, and guacamole for a few more cals.

You can also just scramble the eggs in the veggies and top with cheese.

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Edited by DebbieLyn63 On April 10, 2013 11:40 AM
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April 10, 2013 1:06 PM
Udon noodles (about 230-240 c per packet) cooked with a handful of fresh or frozen greens (kale or spinach) and a boiled egg sliced on top. If I'm feeling like I can handle the extra 30-40 c, I LOVE this with chili oil.
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April 10, 2013 1:16 PM
1/3 cup almonds (no added salt) - Approx 200 calories
1/2 medium grapefruit - approx 90 calories

2 eggs - approx 160 calories
1 slice whole wheat toast - approx 100 calories

4 oz of chicken, salmon, halibut, shrimp - approx 180 calories
1/4 cup brown rice - approx 160 calories
all the veggies you can pile on

2 slices turkey bacon - approx 50 calories
1/2 cup egg whites - approx 60 calories
1 slice whole wheat toast - approx 100 calories
April 11, 2013 2:32 AM
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eating 300 calories for a meal is absolutely ridiculous...



You need to pick better options......8 oz lemon pepper tilapia, 2 cups cooked spinach, and 1 cup cooked cauliflower around 330 calories. I only made it half way through this meal and I was full so I guess my 165 calorie meal of PURE nutrtion is just absolutely ridiculous HA! PPL really should research stuff before they post


Better choices for sure!! And have more SMALLER meals. Some people don't care to take advice.


LOL

Please explain the benefit of having more smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to one large meal and fasting for most of the day?
April 11, 2013 3:01 AM
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eating 300 calories for a meal is absolutely ridiculous...



You need to pick better options......8 oz lemon pepper tilapia, 2 cups cooked spinach, and 1 cup cooked cauliflower around 330 calories. I only made it half way through this meal and I was full so I guess my 165 calorie meal of PURE nutrtion is just absolutely ridiculous HA! PPL really should research stuff before they post


Better choices for sure!! And have more SMALLER meals. Some people don't care to take advice.


LOL

Please explain the benefit of having more smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to one large meal and fasting for most of the day?


dude. chill. if fasting works for you, great. most people prefer to eat more often because it helps them stick to their diet and feel satisfied. WHO CARES! STOP being an asshole! At the end of the day, it makes no difference whether you ate one 2000 cal meal or ten 200 cal meals. People need to stop judging other people's methods like this. It's one thing to encourage better nutrition; it's quite another to be rude and push YOUR way when there is no reason for the average person to subscribe to your philosophy or methods.

I can eat 300 cals and be satisfied for sure if I eat the right things. My meals are usually 300-500 (1200-1400 cals total) with 2 higher days on the weekend. It's working wonderfully for ME. I've lost 10 lbs in the past 5 weeks, and I'm only 10 lbs overweight so it's not like it falls right off.
I eat a mountain of roasted veggies for dinner most nights (roasted in 1-2 tsp olive oil) plus protein on the side (salmon or tofu, usually). Sometimes a small portion of quinoa or sweet potato too, but not usually. That fills me up for a few hours, then I have a 175cal super filling nighttime snack of plain greek yogurt with fresh fruit and chia seeds. It's not hard to be full on 300cal if you eat the right things!
Edited by albertine58 On April 11, 2013 3:02 AM
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