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What is your most satisfying low cal meal?

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Just wondering. I know I have a big appetite and like to eat a large amount of good healthy food for my meals. I am really good at sticking to my times for meals and do not snack. I think what helps is that I eat a nice big portion with the most bang for the buck calorie wise. My favorite "fill me up" meal is the 1 cup greek yogurt, 2 cups blueberries, 2 cups raspberries, 20 chopped almonds, 1/2 coconut water and splenda to taste. It really is satisfying and keeps me until my next meal with no problem. But I am exploring new options and was wondering what some of your "go to" satisfying meals are.

Kind of bummed that football season is over. I will watch the victory parade telecast on the Seattle feed we get tomorrow. That will be fun. Watched Russell Wilson, the quarterback interviewed on David Letterman. He seems like such a well rounded and grounded guy.

I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday.
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  • 123ELAINE456
    Some pretty good healthy meals. I like the flavored yogurt with berries and a hard boiled egg. Keep Sparking!!!
    1501 days ago
    I love my Greek yoghurt with berries too.
    1502 days ago
  • JACKIE15108
    I'm having alot of luck with beans. I wouldn't touch them before and now it's my favorite food. They keep me full until the next meal (althoug I do better with snacks though). I now eat lentils, cannellini, split peas, butter beans, chickpeas, kidney....any type.
    I'm slowly trying out new recipes and have liked all of them. If you want any let me know.

    1502 days ago
    I love tuna salad, yogurt, and oatmeal!!! Have a great day Sallie!!!
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    1502 days ago
    I cannot eat large meals at once, just doesn't set well with my system. So, my meals are mini-meals

    yogurt w/berries and maybe a hard boiled egg

    I like any kind of tuna, I like chicken.

    Proteins are what keep me filled. If I have a carb, I always pair it with a protein and I'm filled up.
    1502 days ago
    my favorites are eggs avocado tuna and greek yogurt. not all together lol
    1502 days ago
    My morning veggie omelet
    1502 days ago
    I emoticon Letterman! He's a national treasure :)

    I also emoticon the recipe for your berries/Greek yogurt dish! It sounds wonderful - complete and healthy.

    I don't really have a favorite meal, but every day, I've come to really look forward to the enormous amount of fresh produce I eat. From roasted asparagus to steamed Brussels sprouts with a couple ounces of 75% fat-reduced Cabot cheddar, I wonder if there are any veggies I don't really love. I love raw kale salad (I chiffonade the kale first) with sweetened lemon juice (you can use stevia if you don't use Splenda, say), grated fresh lemon peel, and 1/3 c. powdered skim milk (the lemon juice provides enough liquid to make a creamy dressing). To this, I add a teaspoon of Montreal steak seasoning, as it's got some sodium in it, and I have a sodium-retention problem, hyponatremia, so have to be careful to eat large amounts of sodium every day. My kidneys are too efficient at getting rid of it (I've seen my internist and a nephrologist and a registered dietitian who works with the nephrology practice, so my requirements are pretty long-standing now). And roasted, diced, spicy butternut squash is delicious, as are baby carrots lightly coated with olive oil and roasted (they're wonderfully sweet).

    So there you have it!
    1502 days ago
    I really like eggs and if I have one at breakfast it really keeps me full. I'll do half a WW English muffin with 3 cups sauteed spinach, maybe Canadian bacon and topped with a poached egg. I usually don't eat more than 2-3 a week.

    A small handfull of nuts is a great snack when I need something to munch on.
    1503 days ago
  • LIS193
    As you know it's not just about the calories, it's what you eat..
    For me vaggies (cook and raw at the same time) and lean protein do the trick. For me having protein and starch at the same meal can be hazardous.
    1503 days ago
    It's amazing.... You and I eat just a like! I also eat big portions with the most bang for my buck calorie wise!
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    1503 days ago
    Hi Sallie,

    I'm a bit of a foodie myself and like to enjoy what I'm eating. My favorite lunch is to make a wrap using a spinach or tomato and herb tortilla, spread on some hummus and load it up with veggies. I like super thin sliced tomato (drained on a paper towel), baby spinach, bell pepper, a little red onion and pepperocini. But you can use any veggies you happen to have on hand. Served with carrot or celery sticks and you have a pretty healthy and filling meal.

    For a quick dinner I'll saute 2 cloves of minced garlic, throw in a jar of quartered un-marinated artichoke hearts. Once they're heated through (an maybe slightly browned) I add the juice and zest of one whole lemon and just a splash of white wine. Serve over gluten free pasta and top with chopped fresh basil. You can add a little grated parmesean too if you'd like.

    I hope I gave you a couple ideas!


    1503 days ago
    Homemade hummus and lots of cut-up veg: sugar snap peas, cucumber slices, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes. Lots of satisfying chewing. Mmm-mm!
    1503 days ago
    I have a big bowl of roasted Brussels sprouts with pecans. (Take 20-25 BS, halved, and 10 pecans, with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Roast 25-30 minutes. Add about 1 tsp butter. Yum.) Fills me up and is healthy (minus the butter :)
    1503 days ago
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