Healthy Favorites

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by Jean

I’m back to eating healthy, trying to lose a few lbs. prior to a special event in October. (More on that soon!) Here are the food choices I’m making:
 
Breakfast
Oikos Dannon Yogurt photo Oikos_zpsafb5b552.jpgDannon Oikos Fat Free Greek Yogurt – Only 120 calories per serving, and sinfully delicious. I choose vanilla and top w/granola sprinkles. Greek yogurt has 2x the protein of regular low-fat yogurts.
 
Nature Valley Protein Crunchy Granola – Available in Oats ‘n Honey or Oats n’ Dark Chocolate. 210 calories per 1/2 cup, and 10g of protein. It’s a very tasty topping for yogurt, or a good snack in general.
 
Snacks
LaraBar Cherry Pie photo Larabar_zpse06d6981.jpgLaraBar Cherry Pie – I bought a box of snack-sized Larabars. One 0.78 oz fruit & nut bar has 90 calories and zero sodium! How many snacks can make that claim? The cherry pie flavor is very good, tart and moist.
 
Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds – I’ve been a smokehouse almond fan since I was a kid. They are smoky, salty and delicious. Their seasonal flavor, Rosemary & Black Pepper, is very good as well. 170 calories per serving (approx. 28 nuts).
 
Lunch
Healthy Choice Soup photo Soup_zps44869815.jpgHealthy Choice Country Vegetable Soup – In microwavable bowl, ready in 90 seconds. There are 2 servings per can, 100 calories per serving. This soup has a delicious broth, full sized kidney beans, large cubes of potato, slices of cooked tomato and celery. It’s a filling lunch with great flavor.
 
McDonald’s Premium McWrap – I know, McDonald’s. My girls enjoy eating there typically once a week. I finally decided to indulge in a McWrap, and they are just as crave-able as their burgers & fries! You can order it alone (without fries & a drink). The Crispy Chicken & Ranch has 580 calories, but now that I’ve seen their sodium count (1290mg), I’d better find a Mc-Alternative! ::: gulp! :::
 
Subway Sweet Onion Teriyaki on Flatbread – You know I’m serious when I’m choosing a flatbread instead of a loaf of frenchbread! Subway let’s you calculate the calories based on your choice of bread & toppings. Mine comes out to 380 calories per 6″ serving. With sodium at 900g, it’s (dare I say?) healthier than the McWrap.
 
Dinner
water photo water_zpsf334b14b.jpg I guess that would be water. I haven’t quite figured out my dinner alternatives yet. Having a cold is keeping my cravings at bay.
 
• What is your healthy dinner choice?
• Do you have a special occasion on the horizon?

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12 Responses to "Healthy Favorites"

  1. I have recently seen a nutritionist and they have me on a 1600 calorie meal plan. The biggest thing is to look at the total carbs and total protein. 1 serving of a carb is 17 grams and for protein it is 5 grams. For breakfast & lunch I am allowed 2-3 servings of carbs and 1-2 servings of protein. Dinner I can have 3-4 servings of carbs & 2-3 of protein. Since I have been following this I lose about 1 to 1.5lb a week. Good luck!

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    Jean Reply:

    Wow, that sounds like an excellent plan! Thank you so much for sharing your info. with me.

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  2. I really love greek yogurt. I like some of the items you listed here. but the greek yogurt is a fave.
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    Jean Reply:

    It’s delicious! I tried Noosa yogurt (from Target), but the flavor was strange, almost sour. Thanks for stopping by, Jen! I love your posts.

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  3. Someone told me it’s best to eat your biggest meal at breakfast, since you have all day to burn that off. Vs. eating a big dinner and then lazing around and going to bed after.
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    Jean Reply:

    That makes sense! Thank you, Krysten!

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  4. I really like soups for healthy dinners. We had minestrone for soup earlier this week. Granted, we are having homemade cinnamon rolls for dinner tonight so yeaaaah… it’s all about balance, right? 😉
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    Jean Reply:

    I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the meals you are enjoying in Italy! Thanks for stopping by, Rach!

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  5. I love almonds as a healthy snack. They’re small and I don’t eat many but they’re filling. If I don’t have any almonds (gasp) I go for the yogurt.

    But in the summer time, it’s all about the fresh fruit.

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    Jean Reply:

    Mmm… fruit! I agree about almonds.
    Might have to rethink my stance on those Larabars. I’ve had a giant zit appear on the end of my nose. LOL!
    Loved your blog today. I’ll be back! And thanks for swinging by mine too, Karen!

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  6. Looks like an awesome plan. I really need to get back into some kind of an eating plan.

    Thank you for the inspiration. Sometimes we just need to know we’re not on our own. 🙂

    TIme to shake it up a bit I think.

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    Jean Reply:

    You are definitely not on your own. Thanks for motivating me too.

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