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Sunday, August 16, 2009

today i cleaned out our fridge..through away a lot of food.
im going shopping tomorrow,and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on..
snacks yummy/healthy
dinner ideas.i am burned out..i am kinda tired of the same foods i have been eating.so some new ideas just might get me out of my "food slump".

thanks so much emoticon's ..god bless,Christina
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    Okay when I need to change up my menus I have been looking up recipes right here on Spark.
    I made 5 new recipes in one week. DH even said that it was a great change of pace.
    4275 days ago
    try the 100 cal packs the special k bars i like the cinnamon pecan and the raspberry bliss only 90 cal emoticon also the skinny cow ice cream are great
    4290 days ago
    wow! You have gotten a lot of really great ideas. The only thing I can add is fat free pretzel sticks. They fix my salty cravings right up!
    4290 days ago
  • TINA48R
    I like banana's with Yogurt,and
    *Fruit smootie's { yummy}
    *apple's w/peanut butter
    *Home made Veggie pizza {yummy}
    *Any Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers meals {yummy}
    *Fish {yummy too}
    *Home made Chicken noodle soup
    Good Luck on shopping My emoticon
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    4291 days ago
    I have really been enjoying bowls of mixed fruits with low-fat yogurt poured over the top. I feel like I am getting a healthy dessert treat. Sliced strawberries, banana, with frozen blueberries and lemon yogurt. My absolute favorite right now.
    I am also partial to pork tenderloin with wild rice and asparagus with sliced tomatoes. I like to utilize the spark recipes but,
    Kashi Meals and Lean Cuisine are my "at work" lunch choices with side veggies or fruit simply for the sake of quickness. (I am trying to work in some fast-walks during my 30 minute lunch time several days a week
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    4292 days ago
    Things I can keep around that satisfy me: mini rice snacks, celery packs, carrot packs, chickpeas for mushing in my food processor with some lemon and garlic. Skinny Cow ice cream treats; they're just the right size for me to get my fix and be done. Whole wheat or multi grain tortillas. You can make these into pizzas, chips, wraps, the whole works. Dreyer's Free Double Churn Ice Cream.

    Things I can't keep around: Weight Watchers snacks. They're so tiny that they don't satisfy me so I eat two or three at a time (not as bad as it could be but still). Sun Chips. Those suckers are like crack for me. Don't ask why, I don't know.

    Things I tried and didn't like: puddings. They don't give me any satisfaction. Vita-tops. I know everyone loves them, but to me they are dry and not very tasty. Frozen grapes. I'd rather just eat grapes, freezing them just hurts my teeth.

    Don't know if any of that helped but I hope so!

    Good luck!
    4292 days ago
  • IOWAGAL1957
    my snack staples - pepperjack cheese and kashi crackers, yogurt with a sprinkling of grapenuts, seasonal fresh fruit...nectarines are awesome right now, raw veggies, peanut butter on toast, cottage cheese with fruit, popcorn. i keep these on hand for the snack-monster that haunts me!

    i use my crockpot all the time. you can put most any meat in, some seasonings, and vegetables - raw or frozen, rice and/or dried beans. the possibilities are endless and i love the throw it in the pot and forget it routine!
    4292 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/16/2009 10:32:01 AM
  • WHISKERS12189
    Berries! This time of year, gotta have a good assortment of berries on hand! On cereal, in yogurt, even tossed into salads! YUMMMM
    4292 days ago
  • _MAOMAO_
    Speaking of crock pots - put a whole chicken in, upside down. Put equal amounts of brown rice and water in the bottom. Add whatever veggies you want. Turn on low b4 you go to work, dinner's ready and the house smells delicious when you get home from work. I've started this at night and had breakfast in the morning, too. During winter, put the crockpot in the coldest room, it helps hehe.
    4292 days ago
  • _MAOMAO_
    At one local grocery, I can buy 4-packs of 3 oz bags of baby carrots. They're cheaper than the plain 12 oz bags, go figure!

    Costco has serving size Tribe hummus by the box, they're w/in a couple cents of the same cost as the 32 oz tubs of hummus. I also buy veggie snack packs with Light Hidden Valley Ranch dressing at Costco, just occasionally, since it's a more expensive veg snack.

    Apples are good right now. I like pints and 1/2 pints of cherry, grape and pear tomatoes, sometimes I find good deals on heirloom tomatoes.

    I found 8-packs on the peanut butter 2 go packs, it's 2 tbsp of pb. I just bought one, but it came in handy a couple days ago. 2 low salt Triscuits, 2 tbsp of pb was a great breakfast. I wish I'd bought a bunch of them, $2 each at a salvage grocery, organic pb, not just the Jiffy's stuff.

    I concur w/ Lavendar's whole wheat pasta suggestion. It's higher protein than plain durum, also. You can even sneak in soy protein to pasta sauce easily. If you drain and freeze tofu, when you thaw it, it's more meaty texture. If you crumble it up in pasta sauce and let it simmer, or simmer a while then let it sit, the kids won't even know they're eating tofu beast. This is MUCH cheaper and healthier than the prepared tofu stuff, less salty and fatty. Yummy, cheap protein and fiber. Add veggies for a complete meal. Even frozen veggies do just fine, added a few minutes b4 the pasta's done cooking. If you mix it all up like this, you can have leftovers and eat off for a day or two. Cold sketti, more yummy!
    4292 days ago
    Crockpot something. Put it on in the am, done in the pm and lots to put in freezer. I love the crockpot.
    4292 days ago
    Snack... high fiber wrap + 2 tbsp mashed avocado/white beans + corn off the cob + cilantro + fresh tomatoes... yummy high fiber, good protein snack with between 100-150 calores depending on what you add.. scrumptious.

    Ezekiel bread, 1 tbsp almond butter and a banana or strawberry... yummy

    cottage cheese and fruit (pears, nectarines, peaches)

    kashi cereal with blueberries

    I could go on and on... but Ive gotta get some sleep!
    4292 days ago
    any fruits that you like is nice to have around in times of needing something sweet.. my favorite snack is Kettle's BAKED chips BBQ or Lightly salted. they don't have many calories and are the healthest chip i have found yet. i also eat alot of sandwich thins.. you can get them at walmart.. you can make any sandwich on them.. or pizza.. all sorts of stuff and they are just 100 calories. wheat pasta is great for fast dinnerl. that is just alot of the staples that i keep here.
    4292 days ago
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