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4/6/13 9:15 A

I agree that the green yogurt provides protein. At the same time, for me, more protein keeps me full of energy with a steady blood glucose until lunch, whereas oats and fruits provide the same number of calories yet breakdown more easily, leaving me hungry more quickly.
I find that low-sugar fruits (i.e. cucumber, zucchini, etc) and certain fibrous fruit (apples w/skin, grapefruit) keep my BG steady as well. Grains always caused a slight spike for me.

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 4/6/2013 (11:45)

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4/6/13 2:18 A

I would think that the Chobani and the Chia Seeds would make the protein content quite good. I would be more than happy with that breakfast.

Maybe if you put what you plan on eating into the Nutrition Tracker (and be accurate with the weights), then you can see where and what you need to tweak. Then you can alter the entries where needed.


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4/6/13 1:28 A

Other than the oats, I like your menu. Personally, for myself, I would do more protein and less carbs with breakfast.

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 4/6/2013 (01:30)

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4/5/13 11:12 P

I'm planning a potential sample menu plan for a day of healthy eating, and I'm looking at room for improvement.

Breakfast: A yogurt parfait made with 1 cup vanilla Chobani, 1/3 cup oats, 1 tsp chia seeds, and 2 tablespoons whole milk layered with frozen berries in a pint-sized mason jar.

Lunch: Buffalo chicken from the Sparkpeople cookbook in a whole wheat tortilla with broccoli slaw and some homemade ranch dip (Greek yogurt and the ranch seasoning mix from the SP cookbook).

Dinner: Lemon pepper spaghetti squash and broccoli from the SP cookbook (spaghetti squash, broccoli, lemon zest, pepper, parmesan cheese) with a grilled salmon drizzled with lemon juice. [Each with a little olive oil added]

Snacks: 1 whole deviled egg (2 halves) made with yogurt instead of mayo. 1 Raspberry chocolate chunk Chobani bite. A pepper jack cheese bar. The remainder of my yogurt ranch dip (with some veggies). I'll also snack on fresh fruit and vegetables, and I have room for another snack or meal addition in my menu (2 points)

Since I'm on Weight Watchers, I haven't planned out all of my fruit and vegetable intake. This is just a rough idea of a potential sample day, and I want to see if anyone notices any major flaws in my menu planning.

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