(Closed) What do you eat when you’re eating healthy?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

This is a great topic, because I’m always looking for new ideas for good things to eat.

To work I bring:

Baby carrots

Food should taste good multigrain all natural recipe crackers (made from quinoa, sunflower seeds and other whole grains).  We get them from Costco

Thin slices of low-fat (hard) cheese to eat with an apple

Other fruit that is in season-grapes, oranges, bananas 

I buy almonds or peanuts and then *lightly* dust them with either honey, or cinnamon and sugar.

If I really need something sweet, I’ll it a nabisco 100 calorie pack (chocolate or chocolate chip)

Usually that gets me through the day, but sometimes I get bored with the selection.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

strawberries are a staple for me. 

cottage cheese and mandarin oranges/pineapples
dried fruit
dill pickles
microwave egg beaters with cheese
croutons
melba toast
tuna
sushi
hard boiled eggs and bbq sauce
yogurt
sunflower seeds
carrots and light ranch
steamed rice and egg
spaghetti squash

I try to stay away from the bars..even though they are considered diet food, its still processed sugars and there was a recent salmonella outbreak in certain clif and luna bars.   

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love all these thanks so much for all that. I also make my own smoothies! I use to live at smoothie king but I moved to a small town with no such thing! But now I am my own smoothie making machine!!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I’ve been on a kick of eating greek yogurt, fiber one bars, green tea, and wasa bread with hummus!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Ohh! I love the 100 Cal mini packs of Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Corn. It’s not greasy and it fills you up! It comes out to about 1 weight watchers point so it’s a great snack.

I have such a ridiculous sweet tooth it’s not even funny…I have found that the 100 cal packs of Hershey’s chocolate snack mix do the job. It’s a mixture of cookie pieces, chocolate chips and coated chocolate pieces. Those are 2 pts a pack.

Obviously fruits and veggies…there’s this ranch dressing I found that I dip my veggies in that is delicious. It’s all natural Marzetti’s light classic ranch–but it’s not found by the dressings at a grocery store, but rather in the vegetable section, usually by the baby carrots. Delicious!

I know that there is a way to make healthy food tasty, but whenever I go on a "healthy kick" and try to get in shape, I get bored really quickly with the bland food I eat and eventually cave and order a pizza or something! Variety is key (chocolate IS included in that mix, by the way…) 🙂

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

For a snack I love Sargento light cheese sticks and Hormel Turkey pepperoni.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I eat tofu and chicken and steamed veggies for most of my meals. I do a lot of salads too and I try to spice it up by adding things like black beans and using different dressings, but after a while I always get bored with it.

For snacks and mini meals, I love nonfat greek yogurt. Recently my trainer gave me a Perfect Foods bar to try which tastes amazing. I eat half for a snack or a full one for a meal replacement and I like that it doesn’t have all kinds of artificial stuff in it. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I’ve *tried* to change my snacking habits…mainly, cutting out the m&m’s and replacing them with Edamame.  I buy bags of it from Trader Joe’s & keep it at work.  Add a little cracked sea salt & YUM!

Also…I eat lots of hummus.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’ve been eating a lot of sandwiches.  If you stick to a couple of pieces of a lean deli meat, one slice of cheese, and whole wheat bread – it will only be about 180 calories.  I do that with no chips for lunch at least three times a week. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Being vegetarian has made eating healthy surprisingly easy. As long as I’m careful about things like cream and cheese, I eat pretty healthy without trying. My FI is also vegetarian, which is great. 

Last night was Creamy White Beans with Leeks and Braised/Glazed Brussel Sprouts. Totally yummy, and really, really healthy. Navy beans are insanely good for you. Our dinners lately have been something along those lines: beans or whole wheat pasta + veggies prepared in an interesting way. .

I drink only water, with the very occasional latte or sparkling water. I see so many people dieting/eating healthy and they have a soda with every meal. Way to sabotage things! 

Hummus is awesome. So are salads with fruit + nut + cheese. 

We definitely don’t restrict what we eat, but I think that’s because we’re lucky enough to both prefer healthy foods. We make a priority to get really high quality ingredients, which makes it a lot more appealing to eat veggies and beans, which shine when presented simply. Though I admit our food budget would APPALL some people. 

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I love soup!  Black bean soup, lentil soup, squash, pumpkin, I could go on.  They’re super filling, and you get liquid in your system.  If there isn’t a lot of protein in the soup, then you can add chicken or turkey.  Speaking of turkey, I love turkey or veggie chili.

For snacks, I weigh 1 oz of nuts.  I try to get raw peanuts, cashews, or almonds.  If that’s not possible, unsalted roasted is good.  I also love all kinds of fruit.

If I have to go "unhealthy," I make sure I weigh out the snack so I know how many calories I’m consuming.  I also try to get snacks with a little bit of health benefit:  whole grain pita chips, tortilla chips with flaxseed, 70% or higher chocolate.

This is making me hungry…

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We eat a lot of tofu, it’s so easy to prepare and it can be flavored so many ways. I also like rice cakes, plain or with peanut butter or Laughing Cow cheese. My other go-to snacks are string cheese, almonds, hard-boiled eggs, carrots, hummus, and (when I lose it) CHEETOS.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

mmmm it’s bad when even healthy food is making me hungry 🙂

 

these are great suggestions ladies! keep them coming.  

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

Here’s my typical day:

Breakfast:
2 egg white omelette w/onions, bell peppers in a whole wheat tortilla
Yogurt

Lunch:
Sliced chicken breast wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with dijon mustard
Carrots
1/8 head cabbage sliced (it’s crunchy, so I don’t crave potato chips)
An apple or maracuya

Dinner:
Baked chicken breast covered in Thai sauce
Steamed cauliflower (or pureed like mashed potatoes)

Thai sauce:
Peanut butter
soy sauce
fresh basil
garlic
diced eggplant
diced zuchini
diced onions

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