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« on: May 13, 2006 09:54:29 AM »

I'm getting tired of the soup and cheerios.....any cheap and easy weight loss recipes out there?

« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2006 11:27:56 AM »

pasta with surimi.
very easy.
cook pasta. cut the surimi. and wok diffrent vegetables . or made a nice salad. put it all together.
make a dressing with lemon garlic pepper and salt.
love it! can eat it every day  Wink
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2006 01:33:33 PM »

I'm a big fan of frozen veggies, especially stir-fry mixes. You can stir-fry them and add a little fat, or microwave for no fat but a little less flavor. I alway sprinkle with a little soy sauce to spice 'em up. Generally speaking, you get a lot of volume and not too many calories, plus yummy vitamins. Usually, they're not more than $2 for a bag, sometimes less than $1, and you should be be able to get two servings out of that, minimum . . .

For snacking, air-popped popcorn is awesome. You can chow down on bowls and bowls of the stuff if you lay off the butter and just salt it. Calories minimal. If you don't have an air-popper, they're not too expensive - usually around $15.

Never hurts to look at what's in-season in the produce department, either . . . in-season/locally grown veggies and fruits should be cheapest.

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2006 09:38:51 PM »

Thai salad wraps!  I have a nice how-to for my favorite flavors up on my website:

These rolls have found a special place in my kitchen they fit a very precise category of meal: clean food. By this, I mean, a proper lunch after having had cream puffs for breakfast (and that isnt a euphemism, btw), or a meal that is a great way to get ones vegetables in when one is sick to death of salads.

Thai Salad Rolls
    The components for these rolls all depend on what you have on hand, or squirreled away in your fridge.

    To assemble:

        * first make up sauce to spoon into them
        * get all the inside bits inline
        * then prep the wrappers and wrap

    Ok, so maybe this is a bit fussy for de-tox food, but then again, Im a fussy girl.

    Sauce:Tyler Florences Tangy Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
    shake or whisk it all together:

        * 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
        * 2 tablespoons fish sauce
        * 1/4 cup hot water
        * 2 tablespoons sugar
        * 1 lime, juiced
        * 1 teaspoon minced garlic
        * 1 teaspoon red chili paste, such as sambal

    Insides: gather together your vegies and whatnots chopped into small bits or ribbons. Heres a good masterlist to choose from. [I like my rolls to have one sweet component, with one crunchy thing, with one protein, and finally with vegies stuffed in there!]
    Sweet Insides:

        * pomegranate seeds
        * mandarin orange slices
        * thinnly sliced bits of grapefruit
        * sliced apples

    Crunchy Insides:

        * pistachios
        * jicama
        * salty peanuts
        * deep fried shallots, available in most Asian markets
        * deep fried garlic, available in most Asian markets

    Protein Insides:

        * thinly sliced egg omlet
        * marinated tofu bits
        * smoked salmon
        * thinly sliced up steak
        * you know, what ever is around

    Vegetable Insides:

        * shredded beets
        * shredded carrot
        * lettuce ribbons
        * bits of broccoli
        * green onions
        * or just pick up toppings from a salad bar

    Extra Credit Insides:

        * avocado slices
        * cilantro sprigs
        * mint leaves

    Wrappers: the wrappers to use [mine are called Spring Rolls Skin, BNH TRNG, and have a picture of a rose on the front] are made out of rice flour, are purchased dry, and soaked briefly [couple of seconds] in hot water to make them pliable for wrapping


        * take your pliable rice wrapper and place on a flat surface
        * place your insides down the middle, as you would a burrito, allowing room for rolling
        * drizzle a little of the dipping sauce or just lime juice on top of your insides, and season with salt
        * flap the top and bottom over the insides, and roll along the length, containing your goodies in the

    And youre on your way!

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2006 08:22:52 AM »

Here's my recipe: portion control.

That said, you get portion control by packaging up your meals in separate, small containers. Eat fruit or veggies as snacks or a half peanut butter or veggie sandwich. Chew your food! Eat real food, made by you and not commercial junk food. Commerical junk food is not satisfying and simply makes you more hungry.

I eat within an hour of getting up in the morning; snack within 3 hours; lunch, another snack and dinner. Dessert is fruit or a small smoothie, if I even feel like it. I'm never hungry anymore, so I can plan on Wed being popcorn night and Friday being ice cream night.

You might lose weight (or not) by agonizing over calories or eating the same thing over and over, but in the end you're not any healthier. Variety is the key to nutrition AND satisfaction.

« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2006 05:00:52 AM »

Waffles (kashi makes really good ones) and add peanut butter and honey and banana slices. The best breakfast ever. Filling and good for you (yes pb is fat. but if you buy something like Smuckers All Natural it has zero transfat and a bunch of good stuff in it.)

Have a sandwich on flax seed bread with lean turkey, all the veggis you want, and some light dressing, or mustard.

fish is really good and low fat. Try something like Salmon with lemon pepper, and broiled. Yummmm

Smoothies made with FF vanilla yogurt, and either fresh or frozen fruit, and a little bit of milk if its too thick. Or if your adventurous, use tofu instead of yogurt. Sounds weird, but it doesn't taste all too bad. (i hate it, but my very picky boyfriend LOVES it)

Soft shelled tortillas with a mix of wild rice and corn, a little bit of sprinkled cheese, and topped with salsa.

Whole Wheat pastas with marinara sauces, salsa, or a pesto sauce.

spinach salad with cucumbers, green olives, egg whites, chickpeas, feta, tuna, carrots + mushrooms(or whatever else you want to throw in)

Top salads with a low fat cottage cheese as dressing

Egg white omlettes with onions, green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, banana peppers and whatever else

lots of grilled chicken with different spices

homeade pizza on a whole wheat pita. Add sauce, veggis, a little bit of cheese.

And all these ideas are from someone who's already list 40 lbs she gained her senior year in highschool, so they are all really good for you.  Smiley


« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2006 08:53:14 AM »

Thanks, everyone!

I've been getting more creative in the kitchen. I'm really picky when it comes to vegetables, unfortunately, but I love all fruits. That's why it's hard for me to get the stuff I NEED.

I made some AWESOME pancakes yesterday. yes, I know: pancakes? healthy? But, they are called "Desperately Healthy Pancakes" and they were made with whole wheat flour and wheat germ, unprocessed bran, etc etc. They were really good, too!

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