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Hummus and Laughing Cow: Just a few eating plan staples

Sunday, January 05, 2014

I have been participating in a new challenge that runs from Jan. 1st through Feb. 12th. I am hoping to be at least 10 pounds slimmer by then. Hey--I know I have a LONG way to go, but it's a step in the right direction, right?

Today's topic: the staples that are keeping me on track with my eating this week. And what, pre tell, might those be, you ask. I shall tell you!

First, Sandwich Thins and Flat Outs. At just 100 calories per bun (the two slices), it is a great base for a sandwich, or rollup, these are my go-to carb with plenty of fiber in each serving.

Second, Hummus. I love hummus. I add hummus, lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber slices to my lunch rollup (on a FlatOut). Hummus is also the only dip I use for veggies like carrots, celery and snap peas. Sometimes if I'm hungry I'll grab a big 2 TBS serving size and that's it for a quick and tasty protein kick.

Third, Laughing Cow 35-calorie cheese wedges. I found these at Walmart for $2.50 a package of 8. The fact that they are individually wrapped is a plus! Sometimes I will eat one (3 bites) for an evening snack to get a creamy taste on my tongue. Last night I spread one wedge on the bottom of a Sandwich Thin. Total treat=85 calories! There are so many great flavors but I like the Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle. It's got a little kick to it!

Lastly, and I may get some flack for this, but Lean Cuisine frozen dinners. Why? Because one of my downfalls is that I come home from work and am starving! While I could forgo the sodium these often pack, it is perfect portion control for me at the moment. Not to mention the fact that I am a self-professed pasta and sauce addict. This allows me to have a certain portion of carbs and no more. If I made a whole lasagna, I would over-indulge without a doubt.

So there you have it. What are your eating plan staples??? Please share!!!

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    Do4Fit & Lisa579: Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I add a plain (no salt added) vegetable or big green salad with homemade low-fat vinaigrette to the Lean Cuisine so I am not even one bit hungry after the Lean Cuisine.

    BabySox, yes that is my goal--to make and freeze my own "Lean Cuisine" meals. I think I'll find out which choices and flavors I like best and then use Saturday/Sunday to prep for the week as well. It's the best option to scale down on sodium, which is another goal of mine. What containers work best for you? Thanks for taking the time to share on my post!

    Have a great week everyone!
    1601 days ago
    When I first started my journey, I too found Lean cuisine meals as a quick night supper. It took me some time to work out a better way for me. I now do my full weeks food prep on Sundays and I have not had a Lean cuisine in over a year. You will know when or if you need to change. Good for you on your snack choices.
    1601 days ago
  • LISA579
    I love hummus and laughing cow. I buy them both quite alot. I usee wraps all the time. I see nothing wrong in using frozen dinners when you are busy. I am the same way. I work hard and when i come home i am tired. I try to put something in the crockpot but if not i make Lean cuisine or weight watchers meals with salad
    1601 days ago
  • DO4FIT
    these are some great ideas! I forgot about sandwich thins, they are a great starting point for a sandwich or what ever you wish.

    good luck on your journey!
    1601 days ago
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