I had one of those days yesterday, where I was really in the mood for something "sweet". That mood was more than satisfied with my lunch:
Egg white omelet (4 egg whites) cooked in 1/2 tsp of olive oil --- topped with 40g of ricotta cheese that I'd mixed with cinnamon and a bit of vanilla extract, and about 100g of mixed fresh berries. I let the cheese warm up on top of the omelet in the pan, then folded it up and served it with the berries on top. Came out to about 210 calories: 15g carb, 8g fat, 21g protein.
I've also done this with an extra topping of 50g plain yogurt mixed with a little bit of maple sugar (about 1/4 tsp - 3 calories) and vanilla extract --- or have added natural cocoa powder to either the ricotta or the yogurt so that I get chocolate flavour.
I really like the high protein part of this lunch - I end up fully satiated (and with my sweet craving satisfied).
Another pretty good option is to make a whole wheat or buckwheat crepe, and use the ricotta / fruit / yogurt as fillings and toppings. It gives you more carbs and less protein, but about the same calorie hit.
For me, I find that either of these options give me enough "volume" (as well as nutrients) that I sometimes am actually too "full" to finish it...
Hope you find something that works for you!
Start weight: 240 lbs
Goal weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
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