Another Sparker led me to look at this site www.skinnytaste.com/
and it has all kinds of good, tasty, "non-diet-food" ideas.
I tend to use just regular recipe sites, and then adjust the recipes to make them "healthier" (i.e. where it calls for sauteeing in 2tbsp olive oil, I'll use 1 tsp... turns out just as good). For example, I get some really good ideas from "The Italian Dish" - which trust me is NOT a "diet site" - but for example this recipe italiandish.squarespace.com/imported-20090
is really easy to adjust (the olive oil can be halved, or less, NO PROBLEM... and it's easy to adjust the portion size by reducing the amount of pasta). Or this last-minute dinner idea (hidden at the end of a long restaurant review) italiandish.squarespace.com/imported-20090
just happens to be naturally low in fat/calories, just adjust the amount of pasta.
The SparkRecipes site, I find myself using it a lot lately too. I like plunking the "ingredients i have on hand" to the search bar and seeing what comes up. Even when I have seemingly unrelated ingredients, something interesting always comes up. For example, "sweet potato mango" = six or seven different ideas (I'll be making the salad with quinoa later this week actually) recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=s
Don't be discouraged by "low cal recipes" - if they are bland and boring - TOSS! Food is wonderful and can be creative and interesting and DELICIOUS while still being "good for you" and fitting into your eating plan!
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5