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FAITHP44
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3/1/13 11:22 P

Thanks for great ideas. Actually I got home much later than planned and realised on the way home that I should have bought salad (I was out shopping for techie stuff so didn't really go near food shops.) When I got in i did pasta with sieved tomatoes, peas, spring onions (I think you might call them scallions?), mushrooms and a tin of tuna as I needed something quick. I did too much pasta so went above calorie limit because of that (not much above) but kept within fat and sat fat limits. I'm going to keep hold of the other ideas though cos sat fat often gets very close to the limit.
Yojulez - I loved the sound of the chicken, and what a fab recipe site. I'll definitely try that soon. Loads of brilliant ideas to keep me going the next week or so. Thanks emoticon



RIET69
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3/1/13 4:06 P

I would make a big salad with rinsed drained tuna on top, or garbanzo beans, or both.
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LEKSIPATSY
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3/1/13 3:51 P

Agree with the chicken or fish. I would make an entire bag of frozen veggies on the side, or roast some.

Try a pint of cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, onion diced, mid with 1 teas olive oil, salt pepper and thyme and roast at 425 for 20-30 minutes. If you serve that with grilled chicken and either asparagus or snap peas it would be a pleasing easy low cal / fat meal. Sometimes when I am low on calories I sneak in 2 veggie sides emoticon



CHEETARA79
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3/1/13 3:44 P

Steamed fish and vegetables.



HHB4181
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3/1/13 3:36 P

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for or not, but when I'm pressed for time and ideas I make a whole grain (bulgar, quinoa, farro, brown rice) with some veggies - onion, celery, red peppers - and then add some canned salmon. You could do any variation?

This is super cheap, filling, easy and absolutely delicious! My husband loves this too. I usually try to make extra so I won't ahve to cook again. I can usually get 3-4 meals out of it. And everything is in one pan!!!



YOJULEZ
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3/1/13 11:37 A

Your best option is going to be doing something with a boneless skinless chicken breast I think. Grilling is the best option but it's probably not grilling weather, so baking in the oven is your next best option. You could season it with... something, hard to say without knowing what you have on hand. Seasoned salt, cajun seasoning, or, my personal favorite, herbes de provence, whatever really. Even put BBQ sauce on it. Bake at like 400 for 25 minutes or so.

I also made this recipe a few weeks ago and it was very good. It does have 1g of saturated fat, but it's going to be hard to find something that doesn't that isn't a chemically processed food. You can skip the pan sauce part (step 6) to avoid using the butter. www.chow.com/recipes/30560-orange-honey-mu
stard-baked-chicken-breasts
I skipped the pan sauce too and calculated that a 5oz portion was 215 calories 10g carbs, 4g fat, 1g saturated (from the chicken), and 32g of protein. You could serve with a salad, or a big portion of steamed veggies. I had mine with plain white rice and roasted green beans, but roasting would require some kind of oil.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 3/1/2013 (11:40)


FAITHP44
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3/1/13 9:23 A

I wanted a quick and easy lunch so had cheese and tomatoes on toast with a cup a soup and a weightwatchers yougurt. Not too excessive. But it's brought my calorie intake uo to 1347, fat to 55 (I'm allowed 62) and sat fat to 25 (I'm allowed 25. Breakfast and my milk for today is all included in that. So, what could I have for dinner tonight to include no sat fat, hardly any unsat fat and bring my calorie intake to less than 1800? Oh and I need some protein in that! Any ideas?



 
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