(Closed) What are your stand by healthy meals and snacks? (No meat except fish)

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
2202 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


Hummus and veggies / rice crackers

Corn chips and salsa with avocado 



Rice and veggie stir fry


Post # 4
857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Celery sticks with any of the Bolthouse Farms yogurt dressings is my current obsession. 

Post # 5
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hummus and carrot chips! 

Post # 6
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

For dinner: A tuna and bean based salad. Start with a can of tuna packed in olive oil, and a can of drained white beans (cannellini, navy, chickpeas, whatever). Add in any sort of greens (I like arugula), chopped tomatoes, and some chopped up olives. Optional add ins: blanched green beans, boiled potatoes, hard boiled egg, avocado, capers, possibilities are quite endless.

Snacks: I eat a ton of fruit. Especially grapes.

Post # 7
1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Pasta salad!!! Made it for my fiance for the first time like a month ago, and now there’s been a request for it as soon as it runs out! 

Shrimp cocktail

breaded fish & salad! with goat cheese and craisins…omg

 roasted red peppers and bread!!! takes like 10 min & super yummy!!!


What are your current meals/snacks so we know what you kinda like…

Post # 8
4162 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m currently stuffing my face with chips so this is no help lol.  But when I do go for healthy snacks, I love cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and peppers dipped in hummus, a handful of almonds or sunflower seeds, a few rice crackers.

And meals, I’m not very creative, stiryfry, eggs/omlettes…yeah that’s about it.  I like my carbs.

Post # 9
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I enjoy cucumber and tuna “sandwiches.”

I make tuna salad with a bit of mayo and chopped onion, and add salt and pepper to taste. Then, I cut up cucumber slices (on the thick side) and sandwich the tuna in between two of them. I usually make 4-6 of these “sandwiches,” which handles 1/4 cup of tuna. It’s filling, and doesn’t have a lot of carbs, if you care about that sort of thing. 

Post # 10
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

air popped popcorn, sometimes with spices/olive oil on it. 

salad with beets and goat cheese, or pears, nuts, and honey goat cheese

herb rubbed salmon with roasted veggies

vegetarian chili

veggie soup- I like to make hearty ones with beans and leafy greens like kale, and sometimes I put swiss cheese cubes in it.

mexican black bean quesadillas

lentil tacos

you should check out some food blogs. I like Budget Bytes for easy things that won’t kill my grocery bill. She’s got over 200 recipes marked vegetarian.


Post # 11
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Veggie lasagna with tofu instead of ricotta and no cheese on top; makes a ton so you’ll have left overs for days (or can freeze them) and it’s super healthy/tasty.  Add spices to give it some variety.

Post # 12
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

One of my current fav meals is a spinach and fetta omelette. It’s really really easy and delish. Last night I made a spicy shrimp wanton (the frozen kind) soup with ginger, cilantro & broccoli. It was delish and very low in calories and carbs. 

Post # 13
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love carrots, cucumbers or raddishes dipped in guacamole or babaganoush

Post # 14
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@elle_z:  this sounds amazing. I’m going to try it next week!

I like cucumbers and cherry tomatoes with feta and salt and pepper. That has been my current go to snack.

Post # 15
1333 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

Hi there!  You and I are in the same boat.  I apologize in advance for the long response, but I’m just going to copy and paste from a meal plan I have on my desktop.  I also don’t eat any meat accept fish, although there is no fish on this plan anyways:

Breakfast Options:

  •  Whole grain English muffin; 1 tbs peanut butter; 1/2 apple
  • 1 cup high fiber cereal; 1/2 banana; 1/2 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries; 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt; 1/4 cup granola
  • Whole grain waffle; 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt; 1/2 banana
  • Protein Smoothie (1 Banana; 1 Tbs. protein powder;  1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt;  1 Tbs. peanut butter;  3/4 cup non-fat milk;  1 Tbs. ground flaxseed)
  • Instant oatmeal; 1/4 cup blueberries; 1 tbs ground flaxseed; 1/8 cup chopped walnuts

 Snack Options (choose 2 snacks per day):

  • Surprise Smoothie (1 banana; 1 cup of frozen or chopped kale or spinach; 1 Tbs. ground flaxseed; 1/2 cup blueberries; 1 cup non-fat milk)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat cottage cheese; 2 tbs sunflower seeds
  • 15 baby carrots;  3 Tbs. hummus
  • 1/8 cup almonds; 1/8 cup dried apricots
  • Celery sticks; 1 tbs peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt; 1/4 cup fresh berries; 1/8 cup chopped almonds

 Lunch Options:

  •  2 cups low sodium soup; 3 whole grain crackers
  • Amy’s Brown Rice & Vegetable Bowl; ½ banana
  • 1 chik’n cutlet; side salad; 2 tbs non-fat dressing
  • Homemade Bean & Veggie Soup (2 tsp. olive oil; 1 clove garlic, chopped; 1/2 medium onion, chopped; 1 carrot, peeled and sliced; 1 piece celery, chopped; 1 zucchini, sliced; 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes; 2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth; 1 (15 oz.) can white beans, rinsed and drained.  Heat broth and diced tomatoes.  Sautee all veggies in the olive oil, add to broth after they are sautéed.  This makes 4 servings.)

 Dinner Options:

  •  1 chik’n cutlet; 1 cup green beans; 1/2 cup quinoa or brown rice
  • Veggie burger w/lettuce & salsa on whole grain English muffin; side salad; 2 Tbs. non-fat dressing
  • Tostada Salad (1 cup lettuce, shredded;  1/4 cup tomato, chopped;  1/4 cup black beans (heated);  1/4 cup red pepper, chopped; 1/4 cup cooked corn kernels;  1/4 avocado, sliced;  Salsa;  1 chik’n cutlet)
  • Kashi Frozen Entrée; Side salad or 1 cup vegetables
  • Homemade Bean & Veggie soup (this can also be used as a lunch or dinner)

Post # 16
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine may not be ultra healthy.. but they are healthier versions of my favorite foods.

Shepherd’s Pie: Ground sirloin or ground chicken + gravy on bottom, then a layer of corn, topped with sour cream & chive whipped cauliflower. To make it tasty, I do a sprinkling of cheese + french’s fried onions and/or jalapeno crunchy strips because we love spice.

Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup:

 http://www.copykat.com/2009/03/29/olive-garden-zuppa-toscana/ and instead of potatoes, I do sauteed mushrooms or cauliflower.

Baked Hot Wings http://allrecipes.com/recipe/baked-buffalo-wings/

Taco Salads: I buy the tortilla shells in the refridgerated section and bake my taco bowls.. then fill with chopped romaine, tomatoes, taco seasoned lean meat, little bit of cheese & sour cream.


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