Sunday, January 05, 2014
I have been participating in a new challenge that runs from Jan. 1st through Feb. 12th. I am hoping to be at least 10 pounds slimmer by then. Hey--I know I have a LONG way to go, but it's a step in the right direction, right?
Today's topic: the staples that are keeping me on track with my eating this week. And what, pre tell, might those be, you ask. I shall tell you!
First, Sandwich Thins and Flat Outs. At just 100 calories per bun (the two slices), it is a great base for a sandwich, or rollup, these are my go-to carb with plenty of fiber in each serving.
Second, Hummus. I love hummus. I add hummus, lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber slices to my lunch rollup (on a FlatOut). Hummus is also the only dip I use for veggies like carrots, celery and snap peas. Sometimes if I'm hungry I'll grab a big 2 TBS serving size and that's it for a quick and tasty protein kick.
Third, Laughing Cow 35-calorie cheese wedges. I found these at Walmart for $2.50 a package of 8. The fact that they are individually wrapped is a plus! Sometimes I will eat one (3 bites) for an evening snack to get a creamy taste on my tongue. Last night I spread one wedge on the bottom of a Sandwich Thin. Total treat=85 calories! There are so many great flavors but I like the Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle. It's got a little kick to it!
Lastly, and I may get some flack for this, but Lean Cuisine frozen dinners. Why? Because one of my downfalls is that I come home from work and am starving! While I could forgo the sodium these often pack, it is perfect portion control for me at the moment. Not to mention the fact that I am a self-professed pasta and sauce addict. This allows me to have a certain portion of carbs and no more. If I made a whole lasagna, I would over-indulge without a doubt.
So there you have it. What are your eating plan staples??? Please share!!!