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Typical Menu...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I don't share my nutrition tracker, so I thought I'd share some of the healthy meals I eat on a regular basis. I'm still working on adding more protein and fat to my diet, so if you have any suggestions on how to accomplish that, let me know!

Breakfast:

Coffee and fat free half and half
Light Yogurt
Cereal & Nonfat Milk (usually bran flakes or shredded wheat)
Instant Oatmeal (lower Sugar)
Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins (from SparkRecipes)
Breakfast Burritos (in whole wheat tortilla)*

*Scrambled egg whites (half with yolk, half without), black beans, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, and sometimes avocado on whole wheat tortilla.)

Snacks:
Fruit
Nuts
String Cheese
Crackers
Cottage Cheese
Baby Carrots
Raw veggies
Occasionally a skim latte from Starbucks!

Lunch:
Usually leftovers from the night before, but if not...

Turkey wrap or sandwich
PB & J
Soup / Salad
Sides: Same stuff that I eat for snacks

Dinner:
Chicken or fish fajitas
Shrimp, chicken or pork stirfy
Black bean salads
Homemade pizza (go easy on the cheese)
Whole wheat spaghetti with lean turkey
Homemade quiche (with part-skim cheese, egg whites, low-fat cream)
Loaded baked potatoes (with healthy stuff on top)
Paninis (portobello, turkey, ham)
Breakfast for dinner (such as buckwheat pancakes, scrambled eggs, omelets, fruit...)
Grilled kebabs
Baked chicken
Veggie burgers
Homemade chili (with lean ground turkey)
Homemade soups
Greek salad with pita & hummus
Light tuna casserole
Vegetable quesadillas

These are some of our most common meanls. For sides, we eat a lot of rice, cous cous, steamed veggies, sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta, and salads. We try to add more fruits veggies in wherever we can.

As you can see, I don't eat a lot of red meat. That is less for health reasons than it is my personal preference. I just don't like the taste of red meat.

Desserts:
We're not big dessert people and therefore don't keep a lot of sweets in the house. I'd rather have an extra serving of rice or pasta than a chocolate chip cookie. But occasionally, I just need something sweet. If I can't satisfy the craving with hot chocolate, I will usually pick one of the following:

Double-churned ice cream
All fruit popsicles
Brownies!

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