Pamm's Food Finds"Tell me what to eat, and I'll eat it." If only it were that easy--having someone just tell you what to eat. The problem is, we have too many choices and not enough of the healthy choices.
I find to stay on track, not only with a diet to lose weight, but with making healthy choices, I must set up my kitchen for my success. I cannot keep chocolate and potato chips around or I will eat them. I'm definately a Cookie Monster, so keeping Oreos and chocolate chip cookies on hand is out of the question for me.
Being home all day long with total access to my kitchen and a requirement to feed hungry toddlers doesn't' help my situation, either. Being required to cook really adds to my temptation.
If I am going to have a successful diet and/or healthy eating habits I set myself up for success by stocking my kitchen with easy to grab, healthy choices. So, what's in my kitchen?
Low Values Foods 0
Broccoli (1 cup)
Fat Free Italian Dressing (2 Tbs.)
Green Beans (1 cup)
Spray Salad Dressing
Tomatoes (1 cup)
Applesauce, Unsweetened (1/2 cup)
Bacon (1 slice)
Bread (Lite-2 slices)
Bread (regular-1 slice)
Candy Kisses (2 pieces)
Corn Tortilla (2)
Cottage Cheese (Low Fat, 1/3 cup)
Kashi Puffs Cereal (1 cup)
Lays Chips (Lite, 1 ounce)
Pringles (Fat Free, 1 ounce)
Rice Cakes (2)
Saltine Crackers (5)
V-8 Juice (1 cup)
Cheerios (1 cup)
Chicken Noodle Soup (condensed-1 can)
Chicken Salad (1/4 cup)
Milk 1% (1 cup)
Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat (Low Fat-3 slices)
Popcorn, Microwave Lite (whole bag)
Pretzels (18 mini or 3 rods)
Ritz Crackers (5)
Tuna Salad (1/4 cup)
Yogurt, Lite (1/2 cup)
Beans (Navy or Pinto - 1 cup)
Budding-type lunch meats (whole package)
Bun, Hamburger or Hot Dog
Chicken Breast or Thigh (Skinless)
Cottage Cheese (Low Fat - 1 cup)
Hot Dogs (Low Fat)
Kashi Good Friends cereal (3/4 cup)
Oatmeal (1 cup)
Turkey Hot Dog
Menu service with WW Points!
Quick Meals and Snacks Quick Pizza
Use an English muffin, rice cake, pita or tortilla for a crust. Spread with spaghetti sauce and sprinkle low fat cheese. Top with chopped vegetables. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle low fat cheese on a tortilla. Add a dash of seasoned salt. If desired, you can add some salsa or chopped vegetables. For a more hearty meal, add chopped chicken or ground beef or turkey. You can either warm in the microwave, fry in a skillet (use cooking spray), or heat at 400 degrees in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
Crack one large egg into a microwave safe bowl and beat with a fork. Tear up half a slice of lite cheese and add into the beaten egg. Microwave around 90 seconds. Salt and pepper (and ketchup?) to taste.
Place sliced turkey breast on top of a flour tortilla or Flat-Out Wrap. Spoon on some Dijon mustard and roll it up.
Slice a banana into a bowl and cover with a blanket of Kashi Puffs Cereal. You'll need a spoon and something to drink.
Put a bagged salad blend in a large salad bowl. Add chopped, cooked chicken or turkey, shredded cheese, imitation bacon bits, and your favorite low calorie dressing.
Fry Budding-type (thin) pastrami in a little spray butter or cooking spray until heated through. Serve with mustard on reduced calorie hamburger buns, bread, pita or wrap. Add a side of pickles.
English Muffin Broil
Place a toasted English muffin on a cookie sheet. On one side place some low-fat lunch meat, or a crumbled slice of cooked bacon. On the other side place a slice of low-fat cheese. Broil in the oven until heated through and cheese is melted. Can add a squirt of mustard, Heinz 57, or a dollop of low calorie mayo.
Toast an English muffin. Put one egg (fried in Pam or microwaved) between the muffin slices with a squirt of mustard.
Ready Ahead Chicken
For quick diced or chopped chicken, buy a rotisserie chicken at the store and debone when you get home (after you've had a slice or two for supper). I store in portion-sized baggies in the freezer. It's inexpensive and fast. I add chicken to pasta or rice dishes, salads, or make sandwiches or tacos out of it.
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