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ICEDEMETER Posts: 899
9/5/13 12:42 A

My recipes all use dairy or wheat flour, and I haven't tried them with substitutions. If you do a search for either "vegan protein bar recipes" or "larabar recipes" then you should be able to find some good ones that will work for you.

You could do a search on the SparkRecipes.com side as well to see what recipes you can find that either are gluten/lactose free or that you could adapt.

Sorry I can't be of more help!

Start weight: 240 lbs
Surgeon says Maintenance: 160 lbs (reached Jan. 23, 2014)
Revised Maintenance Weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
Revised again: 150 lbs (reached May 27, 2014)

Afraid of a colonoscopy? Believe me - they are much less frightening than surgery and chemotherapy.

Colonoscopies allow polyps to be removed before they can become cancer, or let cancers be found before they are too widespread. Please don't let fear stop you - cover your butt!
NHANDE09 Posts: 34
9/4/13 8:17 P

i think i will try to eat a bigger breakfast. do you know any good recipes for making snack bars?

ICEDEMETER Posts: 899
9/4/13 7:36 P

If you don't have much time to eat during the day, then it sounds to me like you need to be focusing on calorie-rich / nutrient-rich foods every time you can eat.

Are you hungry in the mornings? If so, then would you have time to have your "major" meal then? Maybe shooting for a higher protein meal of 500-600 calories for breakfast (omelet, or frittata, or quinoa, or casserole, or any traditional "dinner" meal) would give you a better start on the day.

Do you have time to nibble at a snack bar during the day? If so, then you could make some at home with nuts, dried fruits, hemp or soy protein, gluten-free oats, pumpkin or banana, and anything else that you like so that it's got both nutrients and calories. One or two of these at 300-400 calories each would be a quick and easy addition to the day.

A couple of servings of home-made trail mix (nuts, dried fruits, chocolate, etc.) might be enough to get you where you need to be, and can be eaten a bite here and there as you have time.

I'm not a fan of "drinking calories" personally, but there are some great smoothie recipes around that could work for you if that fits in to your schedule better.

Hope you figure out something that works for you!

Start weight: 240 lbs
Surgeon says Maintenance: 160 lbs (reached Jan. 23, 2014)
Revised Maintenance Weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
Revised again: 150 lbs (reached May 27, 2014)

Afraid of a colonoscopy? Believe me - they are much less frightening than surgery and chemotherapy.

Colonoscopies allow polyps to be removed before they can become cancer, or let cancers be found before they are too widespread. Please don't let fear stop you - cover your butt!
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9/4/13 7:10 P

I think your intake looks adequate. Do you feel satisfied?

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 9/4/2013 (19:12)
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NHANDE09 Posts: 34
9/4/13 6:18 P

Hello,

I have been having issues with eating enough calories for my activity level (nothing is on spark...I've gotten complacent). I have been working at a very busy fast-paced job and do not have many opportunities to eat during the day. I am away from home from about 6 am to 6 pm, so I bring my own meals and snacks (with access to a fridge and microwave). I am gluten and lactose intolerant and need to stick to a budget.

Any ideas?

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