Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I suppose you're hungry for a little supper?

Maybe  a little snackage?

As far as snacks during the day, keep it around 150 calories.  Easily enough done by utilizing those prepackaged snacks. M&M now has a pretzel m&m at exactly 150 calories instead of the plain or pnut m&m's at 250 calories.  So save yourself 100 calories!  Need a little drink?  Go for unsweetened tea (or sweeten it with stevia), coffee, flavored waters (Hint, MetroMint, Life Water to name a few of my favorites) or, heaven forbid, a diet soda if you insist on poisoning/self sabotaging yourself.

You can have fresh fruit ,not that canned stuff unless it's all you have You can even have a cookie or two, just look at the nutrition label very closely.

Supper?

I love to marinate sliced portabella caps in burgundy cooking wine, a little sea salt and pepper for about 30 minutes then sprinkle with mild cheddar, cover loosely with aluminum foil pop in the oven on 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, then remove the foil put back in the oven about 5 minutes or until the cheese is nice and bubbly.  Serve with a side salad and half a toaseted toufouyan bagel with a little cream cheese on it.  For a little dessert, fresh grated coconutor rinsed prepacked coconut if you have it, roasted, served over madarin oranges that have been drained and rinsed.

My dad used to make the following salad:

1large bag prepared baby salad greens
2 cans tuna drained
1 large tomato cut into chunks
1 cup grated mild cheddar
Toss it all together and serve your favorite dressing ON THE SIDE.

To that I have added
2 tbsp Ground flax seed (usually in the dressing)
2 tbsp Flaxseed oil drizzled over the greens
1 cup chopped black olives
1/4 cup each chopped green, orange, red, yellow, chocolate sweet peppers
1 cup sliced radishes
1 cup carrot shreds
1/2 cup raw almond slivers
toss in a huge salad bowl, serve dressing on the side.  Serve with toasted toufoyan(I will eventually learn to spell it right lol!) bagel pieces.
For dessert make organic brownies, serve warm with fat free cool whip.

Serve Sherried Rosemary Chicken breast (recipe is about 2 pages back) with a side of whole grain couscous and fresh mixed veggies.

Thinly sliced roast beef over whole grain couscous or baby spinach drizzled with your favorite vinaigrette, plus all the fresh veggies you can stand. Dessert stir cocoa into fat free coolwhip then freeze.  serve as you would ice cream. 

Core and slice 2 yellow apples and layer over boneless pork chops, sprinkle a little sea salt and mild cheddar over them, cover loosely then bake in a 450 degree over for about 25 minutes.  Serve with mixed veggies and a whole grain pasta of your choice.  Dessert: Mixed fruit (drained and rinsed) with a dollop of fat free coolwhip.

Shiratake spaghetti noodles prepared according to directions, brown and drain ground chicken, serve with spaghetti sauce of your choice and a side salad.  Dessert, jello with fesh fruit.fruit

Notes on Jello and Coolwhip: both are generally low calorie anyway so I don't even go with the sugar free varieties.  If given a choice I will go for the sugar laden variety before I'll opt for artificial sweeteners of any kind.

Sauces and dressings, pay attention to sodium content. If it has more than 10% of your daily allowance RUN!

Hope you all have a good day because it's almost time for me to go to work.

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