For Christmas my mom got me a toaster oven. It was the best gift I ever. It helps me roast,broil and toast my vegetables. I feel it has helped me turn more healthy options. I use it more than I do my stove!
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When you buy a new loaf of bread, take the stale loaf and make up a bunch of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Don't forget to measure and use lower fat, lower sugar ingredients. :) Put them in individual sandwich ziploc bags and freeze them. Any time you need a quick grab n go meal, you can pop one in the toaster oven for 5 minutes, and you have a great toasted PBJ. You've saved money (didn't throw out the bread, didn't buy meal bars), and you know exactly what you're eating. And yummy!
You need a toaster oven. Benefits: convenient protein, fruit snack
I owe this one to my DH. If you place your Peanut Butter, Cream Cheese, Butter or whatever spread you choose in front of the toaster/toaster oven while making your toast - it will warm and spread much thinner, using less calories!! 4 less = 9
If you love pizza you will appreciate this. Take english muffins of your choice, a low cal pizza sauce and healthy cheese. Garnish with veggies of your choice and spices. Put in oven or toaster oven and bake until crispy. This totally gives you that pizza feel and taste that you love.
Check out my food diary to see exactly what I use. It is usually like 300 something calories for two full muffins. I load it with garlic and it takes care of my cravings and fills me up. English muffins are great and have good protein and fiber depending on which ones you choose! ENJOY!
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