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meal suggestion....

Friday, January 21, 2011

MEAL EXAMPLE

COST $2.07 at walmart
3.5 g fat
18 g Protein
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 380mg
Fiber 8g
Total Calories 450


CHEAP WHOPPER.....


In case you cant see the printout...
670 calories
39g fat
11g saturated fat
95 mg cholesterol
3 g fiber
1020 mg sodium
28g protein...

any questions?

I question i get asked ALOT is what do I eat?. I guess the idea is that i'm going to reach into my magic hat and pull out some magical powder that you sprinkle on dinner or some ready made diet plan boxed dinners, basically, something special. I dont do any of that at all and i dont want to. I dont like being tied to anything that I cant get anywhere at anytime, to be at the mercy of some stupid plan that makes the originator rich.

I basically do what is recommended, fruits, veggies, low fat yogurt, lean proteins like salmon,tuna, chicken breasts, beans etc.... Thats it, nothing hocus pocus.

there is some weird concept that eating healthy is a pain in the butt, expensive and time consuming. not true... just gotta be creative and go a little outside the box. most breakrooms have microwaves and a fridge. i love my steamables, add a lean pretein and presto, instant healthy meal, season to taste in about 6 minutes and costs far less than those ready made diet prepackaged sodium disasters in a box. - just a suggestion.... and cheaper....
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MISSYGEEN 2/2/2011 1:30AM

    I get the same reaction. When people ask me what I'm doing to loose the weight they only listen for the first three words and when I don't share my magic wand I can see them tuning me out. so now I just say making better food choices and exercising and I move on unless they really want more information.

I usually make salads for lunch with tuna or chicken. Or i eat leftovers. I like the steamers suggestion and SCHNEBL I will look for the coupon.

Thanks for sharing.



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LIZZIE13 1/31/2011 4:18PM

    thanks for sharing

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LIZZIE13 1/31/2011 4:18PM

    thanks for sharing

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LIZZIE13 1/31/2011 4:18PM

    thanks for sharing

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LALA0123 1/31/2011 8:07AM

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CHATERJOY 1/30/2011 1:03PM

    How easy! I love both those items but I have never thought of putting it together! Love it. Thanks for the great idea.

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SCHNEBL 1/29/2011 8:06AM

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This is how I eat as well! And if you watch the sunday newspaper they almost always have coupons for the steamables so your meal just got cheaper yet!



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FLOWER1967 1/23/2011 3:07AM

    Thanks for the great idea !
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LOGOULD 1/22/2011 9:10AM

    It's not that hard to grasp, but it does require some effort relearning how we view food. I think you nailed it on the head. There is no magic potion or pill. There is some effort and discipline required to learn and TO STICK to a simple formula of lean proteins, whole foods drinking enough water and incorporating more movement into your day.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 1/22/2011 8:41AM

    That is how I feel when asked that question too. I say I use the food pyramid, then I get a really funny look. I'm kind of confused as to why fruits and vegetables turn people off. Any way, your meal sounds super yummy .

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UMUCGRAD 1/21/2011 11:28PM

    Super! I do best when I eat at home and make healthy, cost-saving choices such as this.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/21/2011 6:47PM

    i wish i liked fish. on my list for this frigid weekend: lowfat potato chowda and chili made with ground chicken breast instead of boiga...

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DARLENEK04 1/21/2011 6:28PM

  Great idea....I love those steamables.....

Thanks for posting this,
Darlene

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MIMOTOGO 1/21/2011 6:20PM

    emoticon thanks for sharing! emoticon

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PHEFEY 1/21/2011 4:06PM

    add some brown rice and you've got my go-to lunch!

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FRECKS96 1/21/2011 2:35PM

    That really is a great looking lunch! I love the steamfresh veggies too!

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KAMAPERRY 1/21/2011 2:08PM

    I need to try this, thanks!

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ADAMST3 1/21/2011 1:58PM

    Well Done! Thank you for the visual!

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SARAWALKS 1/21/2011 1:52PM

    Thanks! I didn't realize this stuff was that cheap at Wal-Mart! emoticon emoticon

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RIGBY31 1/21/2011 1:24PM

    Great ideas! Quick, and when the growling monster needs to be silenced... pronto! ... there you go. Grab quick, grab smart, I say!

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COOKWITHME65 1/21/2011 1:21PM

    Never thought of adding some salmon to steamed veggies. Good idea. I'll have to try it.

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LISAINMS 1/21/2011 12:59PM

    I'm also a fan of the Steamfresh and Steamables veggies. Makes a really quick, easy and nutritious lunch in the microwave with an added protein.

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JEANNETTE59 1/21/2011 12:58PM

  Some things in life are hard
and
Some things in life WE make hard
Thanks for sounding the Wake-up Call




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TEACHDIANN78 1/21/2011 12:54PM

    I bought a packet of salmon and it's still sitting in my cabinet because I have no clue how to cook it!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 1/21/2011 12:47PM

    I agree. It is not more difficult or expensive. Those are just excuses.
FYI they do make a magic powder. My friend bought it for something ridiculous like 100 bucks a month. You sprinkle it on your food before you eat. I wanted to slap her silly when she told me.

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AMOHAME2 1/21/2011 12:44PM

    I don't know why everyone thinks eating healthy is so much more expensive than eating junk! Um, a banana is a MUCH cheaper 100 calorie snack than a granola bar or a 400 calorie muffin! Fresh veggies are not that pricey, and like you've shown here, it's pretty easy to throw together a quick and cheap meal that will still taste great!
People are always looking for a magic food that will make the fat melt away from the body, but when you tell them to eat more veggies and clean foods, they don't want to hear it!

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LORIAPO 1/21/2011 12:26PM

    I like simple meals like that too.
In fact, the simpler the better; then I can bypass the additives & chemicals that can make us feel crappy.
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ELAOPET 1/21/2011 12:11PM

    I do the exact same - do the best I can with what I have available. Nothing fancy. But I do wish I had more to choose from at the store her in Croatia. It's very basic.
Also ...they have whole wheat flour at the store for 2 months then they don't for 5 months :( That sort of thing angers me! I like making my own bread and they are not making it easy for me

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MUSCLEADDICT32 1/21/2011 12:03PM

    Sounds delicious..except I'm gonna use the red salmon because that is better for you than the pink! emoticon emoticon

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CHICKIEMAUI 1/21/2011 11:59AM

    Oh YUM!! I hadnt thought of that but it sounds sooo good!!

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CARROT143 1/21/2011 11:53AM

    Great idea - and doable, cool! I'm going to try it this week. I especially like that its lower in sodium than lean cuisines...

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MBSHAZZER 1/21/2011 11:51AM

    I agree with you. I can't understand why someone would think they don't have the time or money to eat healthy. I am a seriously lazy person and if I can find the motivation to do it, anyone can!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 1/21/2011 11:50AM

    Thanks I will have to remember that combo

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BRATTY_ME27 1/21/2011 11:37AM

    totally agree! Keep it up!

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ALOFA0509 1/21/2011 11:36AM

   
This is Awsum!!! I love this Blog.. Your soo right, it dosent have to be exensive, just Creative.. Love the meal suggestion to ;) Your Awsum!! emoticon

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TASHALUV02 1/21/2011 11:32AM

    I agree with everything said! And that meal suggestion is great idea:)

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COWGIRLUPINOK 1/21/2011 11:22AM

    I agree...it never ceases to amaze me when people say eating healthy is expensive. It costs me no more to eat healthy than it does to eat badly. Thanks for your blog it was a great one.

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