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SEAGIRL545 Posts: 88
3/6/13 11:42 A

I make a lot of bean soups, they are filling and healthy. Black bean soup (black beans, onions, carrots, celery, a potato) and you can add greek yogurt on top, some toast, a hearty salad, etc. Lentil soup with same vegetables. Split pea soup with ham. I make a big pot, put single servings into zip loc bags and freeze.

I also make and freeze brown rice in freezer bags, and use chopped veggies and eggs and a protein to make a stir fry.

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,194
3/6/13 11:24 A

How about a stir fry? Boneless skinless chicken, pork tenderloin, or lean beef like sirloin or top round cut into thin strips...add veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, snow peas, carrots, and broccoli with low-sodium soy sauce,low sodium broth, sesame oil, and chili sauce if desire..add seasame seeds that help your arteries stay clean. Made in minutes.

Make chili but use Jennie O 97% Fat Free Ground turkey instead of Ground tastes the same ...freeze in small containers...heat and eat.

Substitute low-fat ground turkey for ground beef and make a turkey meatloaf...freeze slices in a container with a little gravy....To stretch the recipe ...mix plenty of chopped and sautéed onions, carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms, or other vegetables into the turkey....steam some green beans or broccoli.....instant dinner.

Trader Joes, Has Jalepeno chicken links, no preservatives, 100 calories each Just zap in the microwave for a minute as they are pre-cooked. Good on a slice of toasted rye with mustard or horseradish and even chopped red onion. $3.59 for 5

For a snack that is loaded with vitamins and minerals.......... pop some air-popped popcorn...
3 cups under 100 calories...add some parm or cinnamon as a topper...easy to make...easy on the budget.

CHARMIAN2 Posts: 997
3/6/13 11:07 A

Make healthy lasagne and freeze in portion sizes. Add diced veges to the sauce (make homemade if you are watching sodium) and add other chopped veges, spinach, mushroom, green peppers etc.

CHARMIAN2 Posts: 997
3/6/13 11:06 A

Vege soup

TAMRASTAYTON SparkPoints: (2,604)
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3/6/13 10:37 A

I am looking for some meals/snacks that I can make, freeze, and unthaw with little to no prep time after unthawing. I enjoy fruits, but noticed freezing melon doesn't give you the same fruit once unthawed; very soft and mushy. I also want meals that I can make a large quantity, freeze, and have throughout the month to save prep time for the rest of the family who ISN'T on a diet.

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