The best foods you can eat that are both filling and low calorie are vegetables. Try a romaine salad with tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumber, peppers, or any veggie you like. Celery, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower are great fresh and you can eat them with hummus or a dip made with greek yogurt. I also like unsweetened applesauce. Try chia pudding (google it). My favorite go-to snack that keep me really full is low-fat cottage cheese. I like 1% large curd made by Friendship, and you can add things like fresh fruit, cinnamon, honey, etc. to improve the taste.
I always have at least one piece of fruit (sliced piece of apple, or pear, or banana) in my bag along with a healthy high fibre bar. There are usually a few almonds and a dried fig on hand in there too. It comes in really handy, and apart from the fruit, is no big deal if not eaten - they are there for another day. If you are able, have you thought about keeping a little box of healthy 'go to' snacks or meals at work so you can have them if you forget to take your lunch. Having a can of tuna or chicken in spring water and a pack of ready cooked brown rice, ready to microwave, and perhaps a couple little cans of fruit in their own juice, or rice pudding can be a lot healthier than the alternatives, have a long shelf-life. Little packs of single-serve dried fruits and single serve healthy cereals along with little packs of UHT milk are also a good idea for your little store.
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2/28/13 7:59 P
Turkey sub on whole wheat no cheese. Progresso soup.
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I always carry a banana with me. It might get a little bruised during my day, but they never go uneaten.
2/28/13 5:06 P
Greek yogurt w/ stir-ins is great. You could mix in peanut butter, nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, unsweetened cocoa powder, and so much more. I'm a big fan of the pb & nuts though.
Egg whites are amazingly filling. You can buy cartons of them instead of actual eggs to crack. Microwaving them is easy. Put some in a bowl with quick oats and you have a great protein/carb meal or snack depending on your portion. You can even microwave the egg whites stirring them every so often so they scramble and then plop them on a whole grain english muffin or something that fits in your nutritional requirements. It's like an egg sandwich...even add some spinach or peppers to it for more flavor.
Edited by: LUCKINLOVE at: 2/28/2013 (17:09)
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2/28/13 4:15 P
I was hoping someone could give me some new ideas on really filling very low calorie meals or snacks. Problem is, when I forget my lunch at work I end up getting something to snack on that's cheap but has a high calorie content...On those days, I don't want want to go over my limit, but I don't want to starve myself either. I'd also like to be able to have back up meals for when I'd just like to indulge in something full of calories, like my grama's "sh*t on shingles." I'm also a terrible cook, so easy stuff is great! I mean, super easy. lol
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