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

posted 10 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
7081 posts
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
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

strawberries are a staple for me. 

cottage cheese and mandarin oranges/pineapples
dried fruit
dill pickles
microwave egg beaters with cheese
melba toast
hard boiled eggs and bbq sauce
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
578 posts
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
122 posts
Blushing bee

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

Post # 7
106 posts
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
1428 posts
Bumble bee

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

Post # 9
75 posts
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
948 posts
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
6 posts
  • 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
141 posts
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 Fiance 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
153 posts
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
221 posts
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
1379 posts
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
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Here’s my typical day:

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

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

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

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

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