Low Calorie, Healthy Meals
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
I'm one of those weirdos who prefers to work out on an empty stomach. I typically drink coffee, go the gym, and come home around time for lunch (11am is not too early!). Over these months I've been trying different foods which meet a criteria I will call LCFSH: low calorie, satisfying, filling (those two are not always the same thing!), and healthy. Some foods are healthy, low calorie, and maybe even filling, but they may not satisfy. For instance, many times putting tuna in a salad just simply doesn't fill me up and satisfy as chicken does. And while a gin martini is low calorie I'm way more satisfied drinking a glass of wine.
Here's a couple great meals I've discovered which also happens to be probably exactly what I'll eat today:
1/2 Cup Light and Fit Nonfat Yogurt: 45 calories
3/4 Cup Shredded Wheat and Bran: 120 calories
1/2 Cup Raspberries: 30 calories
50/50 Salad Mix: 20 calories
Low Fat Feta: 50 calories
Light Caesar Dressing: 70 calories
Fiber Plus Protein Bar: 170 calories
Above Salad with 3 oz chicken: 300 calories
White Wine: 150 calories
Extra: Soymilk 1 cup (in coffee, etc)
Daily Total: 1055 calories
My suggested intake is 1200-1550 calories a day, so as you see this even leaves room for another low calorie snack or too.
Anyone have favorite meals that meat my LCFSH criteria?