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(I live alone, so this is easy for me.)
Prep your meal...have everything ready to go. Then, make & eat your first course - salad or soup - & THEN cook & eat your main course. By the time you eat the main course, you will begin to feel full from the salad (or soup) & naturally eat less.
Flatout Flatbreads (I get mine at Costco). 100 calories for a really big serving (8 or 9 fiber grams). Use them for wraps, pizzas, quesadillas, home made pita chips - endless possiblities. They really help me get enough fiber.
We keep a bag of shredded cabbage on hand to add a healthy kick to meals. Very good on sandwiches as it adds bulk and a good crunch (remember putting potato chips on your sandwich?) Toss a handful into a stir fry or soup. Toss a little with rice wine vinegar for a quick pickle.
I am a very picky eater so for me I have a few things I like such as sweet potatoes,eggs,turkey & chicken. I'm not a big fruit & veggie eater (texture is a big deal for me). So It is a challenge to try new things. Tried a pear for first time in my life!! Not too bad tasting either
Shirataki Tofu noodles are a good alternative to high carb pastas. WIth only 30 calories, 0 fat, 3 carbs and 1 protein, they are a healthy choice. THey are found in the refrigerated section in 2 serving bags.
Make an effort to get as many fruits & veggies in by lunchtime so as to reach your 8 servings daily. Put extra veggies in an omelet, make a large salad, a loaded veggie sandwich or even a nice homemade veggie soup. Even snacking on raw veggies & fruit adds up quickly & helps aid in weightloss
i find that by having a variety of tasty fresh fruits and vegetables in my home, i am able to meet my daily fruit and vegetable needs. healthy eating helps me to have plenty of energy to get me through my day.
You do not even have to cook much these days to eat healthy. There are so many products at the stores.
I'm a private chef so pairing wine with food is a must, except not for me trying to lose weight! Instead I put sparkling water in a wine glass with a tiny bit of Pomegranate juice and some fresh slices of lime, lemon and orange and a few fresh berries. It's fresh and delicious!