Sounds like we are in the same boat, I'm 5'3". Once I hit my original goal weight, I struggled with eating enough to stop losing. I lost another 11 pounds. Good, but also annoying since the 2 pairs of jeans I splurged on when I hit goal weight are kind of too big now. I seem to be maintaining at about this point though, give or take a pound up or down, here and there. I try to stick to 1600-1700 calories during the day on weekdays, and then splurge more (I don't track then so I don't know how much more) on weekends because we tend to go out with friends etc on weekends. I'd guess it's around 2000 calories on those days though. I try to stick to 1700-1900 on weekends if we stay home though.
I took a look at your nutrition tracker, are you vegetarian? A lot of my meals revolve around meat but I have a couple of ideas for you:
Lasagna rolls: I love these because they're already portioned out, and they reheat extremely well. This recipe makes 6 of them. traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com/201
This one has chicken in it, but you could leave that out and just do the cheese and pesto. I've also seen another variation where they used cooked spinach instead of the pesto. But, I use about 14-15oz of chicken, and all full fat dairy and my rolls come in around 475 calories. Add a side salad and you're good to go.
This asparagus and goat cheese pasta is super delicious and so easy. Great for spring too since asparagus is in season: smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/05/asparagus-
I add chicken to mine, and I can't seem to find where I have the calorie count for it, but I remember it wasn't over 500. The goat cheese "sauce" that's made by combining the goat cheese and pasta water is so good, and feels like eating a full cream sauce. Would be good with a number of veggies also.... not just asparagus. Also, that site, smittenkitchen.com, has a lot of really good vegetarian recipes. Not all are healthy but many are.
Another great pasta dish: Roasted red pepper pesto pasta www.aspicyperspective.com/2013/01/roasted-
This was so so so good. I was sad to only eat one serving of it even though it filled me up :) I did add spicy italian chicken sausage to mine but it's totally good without it. The pesto alone is good by itself. I got 577 calories per serving, but that would be less without the sausage. It makes 6 servings too.
For a side, these chipotle mashed sweet potatoes are really good: budgetbytes.blogspot.com/2011/01/chipotle-
I've successfully cut this recipe in half to make just 2 servings, but they reheat really well too. Each serving is about 160 calories. I have lots of other tasty veggie recipes but they're all pretty low calorie.
If you're not vegetarian let me know and I can make some other suggestions :)
Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 4/3/2013 (11:52)
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