Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Ok, anyone can tell you that when you are dieting trying to eat healthy, food is all you think about.  It consumes my life...well, except for Little Man's eminent arrival.  The steriods are now gone and my stomach has settle down enought that I'm not starving 24/7. Thank you Lord.  I've been walking about 30 minutes each day, when weather permits, and riding the elliptical for at least 20. I hope I can keep that up, but I have to tell you, it's exhausting.

Since last week when I decided to really buckle down and manage my eating habits, I have found a few things that are pretty healthy and low in calories and fat. I thought I'd list them here in case anyone was curious.

Special K Vanilla and Almond Cereal and milk. 
It keeps me satisfied, and gives me most of my daily vitamins. This is the only way I can take vitamins, so I've been eating this for breakfast for a couple of years now.

Lowfat Peanut Butter and Whole Wheat Tortilla
This may not sound very appetizing, but trust me, it is. And it's filling and if you only use 1 Tablespoon of PB, it's not fattening. Believe it or not, 1 tablespoon will spread over the entire tortilla and work great.

Triscuit Low Fat Crackers and Cabot's 75% Fat Free Sharp Cheddar Cheese
This is good stuff folks. The cheese has just a little rubbery consistency, but it's good.

Smart Choice Meals from Weight Watchers
These things are really good. I like them even better than Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice. And it's so easy to throw them in the microwave.

Glucerna Bars
These are made for diabetics, but they are great snack bars. I only eat one half at a time though, to cut caloric intake and the artificial sweetener tends to blow me up a bit. TMI?

Canned White Meat Chicken with Salad
The protein helps hunger and gives it a little substance. Simple salad does not stick with me long.

Microwaved Egg, Lowfat Cheese and Whole Wheat Tortilla
I spray a small plate with non-stick cooking spray and whip the egg onto the plate and into the microwave. Cook about a minute and it's nice and flat, but doesn't stick to the plate. Lay it on the tortilla, put one ounce of the Cabot's cheese on it, (cut into small pieces) and put it back in the micro for another 20 seconds or so. Roll it up and you have a simple egg burrito. This kept me satisfied much longer than I thought it would.

These are but a few of the ideas I've come up with. My only real problem is supper. If I cook a good meal for SR, even if it is low in fat, it still has too many calories for me. I don't know what I'll do about that, but I'll figure something out. Tonight I plan on Spaghetti. I'll have to cook regular pasta, and whole wheat because he won't touch the whole wheat stuff. Hates the taste. I'll have to make two difference sauces too. One with meat and the other without. Bummer.

If anyone out there has other suggestions, I'd love to hear them. After a while, the same things get old.


LeLe said...

For some reason, only the yogurt and berries Special K satisfies me. And BTW, it's not TMI if you use better word choice. Just sayin'. Guess you've come around to the whole grain, eh? Told you that you'd get used to it. Have you seen the Earthgrains Thin Buns at Walmart? Check those out next time. I just bought some multi-grain English muffins too. The tortillas taste better to me if I use a little olive oil on them and put then in the frying pan for a little bit.

B Lines said...

What are you putting on the thin buns and english muffins? I still can't handle whole wheat bread.

Y said...

Dreamfields Pasta!!! They have website and coupons! It costs more than regular pasta, but you'll be saving just because you're buying two different kinds now. I feed it to the whole family and they don't know the difference. Check it out!

Runnin'. Gotta take Mr. A to school for his fourth grade Atlanta trip.

B Lines said...

Y, you've mentioned Dreamfields before, but the Sheridan Walmart doesn't carry it. I don't think I want to go to the trouble of ordering from the interweb. S'ok, I'll just make two kinds. :P Thanks though. You're a peach!