When you make a recipe for the first time, weigh the total amount of food that the recipe makes. Use this total weight rather than number of servings to add it to your nutrition tracker. Now all you have to do is weigh the amount you eat rather than trying to estimate t how many servings you ate.
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Each week I make fresh batches of healthy tuna salad and vegetable soup. I also have lots of fresh fruit, cut vegies and healthy crunchy snacks around. I'm more likely to choose healthy lunch f ood if there is a variety of prepared, easy options available for me to "grab and go." (see recipe links)
Tuna salad recipe: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=323203
Start your day with a protein-fiber-veggie-fruit smoothie = a great start to healthy eating the rest of the day. It's quick, healthy, and you can drink on the go if you have to. Tip: pre-measure fruits-veggies ahead of time and put in baggies.
My recipe: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1068001
I keep home made hummus in the refrigerator, usually spinach edamame hummus as a quick snack. Sliced cucumber or zucchini make a healthy vehicle for the hummus. I also add it to wraps or pita bread sandwiches.
Spinach Edamama Hummus: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1489675
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