What are your tried and true recipes? Here's a place to share what you eat and when you eat it.
Feel free to add your own to this list!! :)
BREAKFASTS: I find some sort of protein in the morning helps keep sugar cravings at bay ALL DAY.
Fruit Salad and Greek Yogurt
Smoothie: Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk, Sweetener, Pinch of Xanthan and Guar Gums, Ice, and Flavorings (peanut flour, cocoa, pumpkin puree, vanilla, fruit....)
Oatmeal: I add in cinnamon, butter spray, vanilla extract and brown splenda. Sometimes rum extract for butter rum flavor :)
Poached Egg Whites: separate egg whites into a bowl and preheat a nonstick pan. Spray lightly with Pam. Pour egg whites in and let cook for about 30 seconds. Take a pan lid and pour about 2/3 cup water in it, then pour into the skillet along the edge of the egg. Cover and let steam for a minute or two. Drain the water and put the egg back on the heat for about 20 seconds to finish it off. S & P and your done.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Cereal and Almond Milk
Kodiak Cakes and Sugar Free Syrup
Cajun Chicken: Pam and heat a frying pan. Seasoning salt, Chili Powder, and Paprika a chicken breast. Fry both sides. Butterfly down the middle and sear. Take off heat and cover. Let the chicken rest (SOOOOO important. Makes it juicy and so delicious. Serve it on greek or green salad.)
Big Green Salad: Romaine, Cucumber, Green or Red Onion, Peppers, Mushrooms, Greek Seasoning, Tiny Drizzle of Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Lite Feta Cheese (Just a Tiny Bit)
Broiled Veggie Sandwich: Cut up any fresh veggies you like. I like Zucchini, Tomato, Bell Pepper, Onion, Eggplant, Asparagus, Cabbage, etc. Throw them on a baking sheet with a bit of pam. Season with salt, pepper, and anything else you like. Broil until they are cooked and maybe getting a little crispy. Take the veggies out and sprinkle with lowfat grated cheese, then pop back in the oven till it's golden. Serve on toasted low cal bread or crackers. I used light rye, around 40 cals a slice.
Pita Pockets: Take a stone ground pita (120 calories for the whole thing!... so use 1/2 or all of it) and stuff with lots of shredded lettuce, tomato, peppers, etc. Throw some onions and any lean meat you like (I like turkey sausages with the casings removed) on a skillet and reduce with a little balsamic vinegar. Put it in your pita and good to go!
Roast Veggies on Parchment Paper with a tiny bit of oil and seasonings. Best ones are Brussel Sprouts, Zucchini, Red Peppers, Onions, Eggplant, Mushrooms. Roast at 425 for around 40 minutes or until they are cooked and crisp.
SUPPERS: These and the Lunch Recipes are Pretty Exchangeable.
Fauxtucchini Alfredo: Mix 2 Tbsp Non Fat Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt and one wedge of Lite Laughing Cow Cheese and microwave till it's saucy and melted. Pour over very well rinsed and boiled shirataki miracle noodles. Sprinkle on some lite parmesan cheese, S & P. I sometimes add some pan fried garlic and mushrooms. And garlic shrimp or chicken. Parsley too. Yummo.
Egg Drop Soup: This is a little tricky to get the heat right so watch it close. Separate 1/2 an egg yolk and add two egg whites, beat with a fork until it is well mixed. On the stove heat 2 cups of water and add your boullion cube. Continue heating the broth until it is at a constant simmer. Then pour your egg in a steady stream, agitating it with your fork. The goal is to have the broth hot enough to cook the egg instantly but not break it up too fine (this will happen if you broth is boiling). Stirring with your fork as you pour the egg makes it break up into bite size pieces. Garnish with some sliced mushroom and green onion. Delicious :)
SWEETS: I have a huge sweet tooth so I've had to get creative.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse: 0% Greek Yogurt, Cocoa Powder, Peanut Flour, Splenda.
Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Dough: 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour, Pinch of Salt, 1/2 tsp Baking Powder, a few drops Butter and Vanilla Extracts, Splenda and Cinnamon to taste, a little water and almond milk to reach the consistency you want, 1 TBSP of Oatmeal.
Cocoa and Ricotta and Splenda
Yogurt and Berries: Self explanatory. I like Source yogurt... only 35 cals / 100g! And I think that works out to about 1/3 - 1/2 of a cup. Throw in your berries and enjoy.
A few squares of SUPER dark chocolate always does the trick too. Way less sugar than milk chocolate and makes you feel like you've had something very rich. It's also good melted with strawberries.
Vegetables and Salsa: just make sure your salsa isn't loaded with sugar. Homemade salsa is safer... dice tomatoes, onions, peppers, and even some cucumber. Season with fresh cilantro, salt, pepper, chili powder and a little cayenne. So yummy if you let all the flavors incorporate for even a couple hours.
Deli Chicken Roll-Ups: Any lean deli meat you like... and roll up with a tbsp or so of sauerkraut. Stuff it with some fresh herbs if you have em.
Popcorn with lime juice and paprika
Sliced Apples get a bit monotonous, so I sprinkle mine with Saigon Cinnamon.