Made sugar free strawberry jello for the potluck at work today. Yay for healthy choices!! Each 1/2 cup serving is 10 calories :)
Cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries: 170-200 calories depending on which kind of fries you use.
To make, place your serving of fries on a baking sheet. Mist with an oil spray so that your cinnamon and sweetener will stick. Sprinkle a no calorie sweetener (I used truvia) and a little cinnamon to taste. Bake according to the directions. Tadah!
The breakfast of a person that just ran 5 miles. Lite waffles, sugar syrup, turkey bacon, light yogurt with peaches and a biiig cup of coffee. Yeaaaah buddy! (Taken with instagram)
Take last nights leftovers of grilled chicken and steamed broccoli, add brown rice and low sodium soy sauce and you have yourself a yummy lunch for about 300 calories!
Post Insanity brunch!
Egg beaters with hot sauce and season salt, sided with peanut butter toast, and coffee flavored with sugar free peppermint mocha creamer!
252 calories, 26g of carbs, 10g fat, 21g protein, 5g fiber.
Craving Pizza? make this instead! Use a tortilla (I used mission carb balance tortillas), your favorite pizza/pasta sauce (I used 1/4 cup Prego Light Smart pasta sauce), and reduced fat/low fat cheese (I used weight watchers). Feel free to add more toppings if you’d like, but make sure they’re healthy! I’m more of a cheese only kind of girl. So after you’ve put your pizza together, Pop it in the oven on a greased cookie sheet for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Bam! Pizza :)
My pizza stats:
183 calories, 18g carbs, 7g fat, 12g protein, and 11g fiber.
din din din.
Zucchini pasta with Prego light smart sauce and balsamic sauteed mushrooms. sided with baked asparagus in olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. I just realized all I am eating tonight for dinner is vegetables. GO ME!
Stats: 346 calories, 33 carbs, 20 g fat, 9g protein, and 9g fiber.
Lately I have noticed that having a vegetarian diet is a helpful way to aid in weight loss. With this being said I have decided to consume less meat. There is no way I could become a full fledged vegetarian because I just love my chicken way too much. But instead of thinking of meat as a main dish and having vegetables, fruits, grains, etc. as side dishes, I will focus more on consuming more of the later and having meat sparingly. Say, 4 times a week (just trying to gauge this, it might be easier for me so I will make it less, but I am just guessing for now). I am hoping this will kick start my weight loss back into gear because I have been hovering over the same numbers for a good while now. Let me know if there’s any advice you all would have for me or anything else that I should know :)
Black refried beans made with salsa and hot sauce, with weight watchers cheese sprinkled on top. Sided with mushrooms sauteed in balsamic vinaigrette.
I had an ask about posting a grocery list of what I normally buy, so here it is!
- Lots of fruits and veggies! This includes, lettuce for salads, tomatoes, cucumbers, baby carrots, sugar snap peas, broccoli, zucchini, strawberries, bananas, apples, oranges, watermelon,etc. Usually whatever is on sale. I’m a girl on a budget! Also a little tip I have is to buy canned fruit! Just make sure its not in syrup or anything sugary. I normally look for in 100% juice or something like that. I also buy frozen fruit for smoothies and frozen veggies to be steamed.
- I use Health-full 10 grain bread made by Orowheat. Bagel thins are good for breakfast too. Nutri-grain low fat eggos are just as good as normal eggos, but better for you!
- Weight watchers cheeses, and cream cheese.
- Sugar-free pudding and jello.
- Tazo Zen Green tea.
- Truvia for sweetening my green tea and coffee.
- Sugar-free whenever possible. things like syrup, coffee creamer, and if you use a jelly or jam make sure its made with real fruit, not sugars.
- Light mini Babybels or light string cheese are good little cheese snacks.
- Nuts! I prefer almonds, or a trail mix.
- Vita tops, to cure my sweets, cookies, cakes cravings. They’re 100 calories and found in the frozen section.
- Egg beaters, with a little seasoning they’re great!
- Carb balance Mission tortillas
- Smart balance peanut butter and butter substitute
- Progresso Light soups are awesome!
- For lunch meat I usually favor turkey. Just make sure its the 96% (or more) fat free kind
- I am not a big fan of greek yogurt so Smith’s sells this yogurt called “carbmaster” that’s low in carbs and fat. I really like it. if you can’t get that.. I’d go with Yoplait light.
- Fat free pretzels, guiltless gourmet tortilla chips, and multi-grain Pringles are my “go-to” chips
- HUMMUS! my newly found love.
- Trop50 orange juice, used for making smoothies.
- Crystal light packets for flavor to water.
- Coke zero for when I get a soda craving.
- 100 calorie packs of popcorn! (Jolly time brand)
- Turkey bacon
- Extra lean ground beef or ground turkey
- Tyson ready to eat chicken breasts
- Whole wheat pasta and brown rice.
- Low sodium soy sauce.
I think this pretty much sums it up… I’m sure there’s more but I’m kind of doing this off the top of my head. If I want something new.. I make sure I look at every kind/brand of that type of food and I compare the stats. Reading the nutritional labels is key! Let me know if you’d like to know anything else :)