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I love eating dinner with my family. I have been eating smaller, more nutritious lunches so I can eat a regular dinner. Before I eat though, I put the food in that we are having and that way I can adjust my calorie intake if I need to, including trying to get in the zone on carbs and proteins.
I LOVE pizza, but hate the calories that come with it. Buy "Earthgrains Natural Whole Wheat Thin Buns" which are 100 calories for two halves. Recipe in more information. Result? ~200 calories, 16 g fiber, and a portion friendly snack thats easy!
Eat 5 to 6 mini meals each day to keep from getting so hungry. Eat fruits, vegetables or low fat granola bars to keep calories in check.
Planning out my Menus for the week helps our family to stay on track. And definately keeps us from eating out, because no one could think of what to have for dinner.
Take your favorite coffee and add nutri-sweet flavors and/or FF creamer or 1 tsp vanilla. Top with a couple squirts of FF whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon. I call it dessert - drink it slow and enjoy the flavors.
Every Thursday at our school for the Spring and Fall months we organize a "Salad of the Week". There is a sign-up board with a theme generated. Everyone signs up and brings an item and we all share in the goodness. You can pick and choose what you want for your own salad.
11 ounces of chocolate soy milk has only 200 calories. You get 7 grams of protein and a good amount of vitamins and minerals. Compare to a hershey bar at 230 calories, almost half your daily value in saturated fat, and zero vitamins and minerals.
During the summer or on other warm days when my children want cold or cool snacks like ice cream, I let them eat frozen peas and carrots. They love it, it cools them down some, and gives them some nutrients.
When you order food (for delivery OR at the restaraunt). Tell the person taking the orders, when youre food is cooked to put 1/2 of youre food into a To-Go box. Then, when all the food is present, you can relax about how much food &/or calories youre about to consume.
When I have that sudden urge to grab something sweet, instead of going for candy or cookies, I keep a can of light Reddi-Whip in the fridge and I just spray a little in my mouth. It tricks my taste buds and my stomach!