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Old 05-21-12, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by tony_merlino
The first thing is that I take advantage of the pre-washed salads at the supermarket. They come in bags, and there's Baby Arugula blend, Spring Mix, Baby Romaine, Baby Spinach,... I use Ken's Steakhouse Lite salad dressing, but pour off the olive oil at the top to make it virtually calorie-free.
Pre-washed salads are my favorite quick meal. I use fat free dressings (ex: Wishbone Fat Free Italian, Bernstein's Fat Free Cheese and Garlic Italian) that have 10-15 calories for 2 tablespoons, so you can use a decent amount without adding too many calories. I supplement the bagged salad mix with a couple of the following: cherry or grape tomatoes, cucumber, sweet red bell pepper, fresh green olives. For some additional protein I'll top with low-fat cottage cheese or sliced chicken sausages (~160 cal/link) heated in the microwave.

We've also been getting some nice, huge heirloom tomatoes locally. Wash them off, slice into sections at least a quarter-inch thick, sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper over the top, then eat them with a knife and fork. Quick and delicious!
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The first people to get a whuppin for leaving tuna cans all over, particularly in my office, list.
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The first people to get a whuppin for leaving tuna cans all over, particularly in my office, list.
I was so hoping for the former
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I don't like commercial low-cal dressings much, so I usually just season my greens with a spice mix, like Old Bay or Montreal steak spice, and squeeze on some lime juice or lemon juice, or drizzle with veggie cocktail.
If you're in Canada and don't mind weak, fizzy beer (I'm OK with it), Molson Canadian 67 has only 67 calories and 2 grams of carbs. Less impressive: premium price.
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So i am not the only ones who does this, my partner looks at me like i have grown a second head when i do it .
If you use chocolate powder it tastes like no-bake cookies.
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reviving this thread after a few months. thought i would share a simple basic instant recipe. like most people these days, i don't have lots of time for slow cooking food all day, so instant works better for me. for a great source of protein and fiber, i like Santa Fe Instant Refried Beans. many people don't care for beans of any kind, but these are pretty tasty and an excellent "super" food IMHO! here is a link to an Amazon deal, and i have "subscribed" for a cheaper price with regular deliveries every 3 months.

https://www.amazon.com/Santa-Fe-Bean-.../dp/B000FI701Y


to add a bit of flavor to each packet, i first cook 2 or 3 links of spicy bratwurst (remove the casing before cooking) or your favorite lean sausage, and add two cups of 2% lowfat milk along with the beans, then bring to a soft boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. super easy! this will stretch each packet from 6 servings to about 8 to 10 servings and will last me a couple of weeks. they are great with an egg for breakfast, or as a side item with dinner, or even as a burrito in a whole wheat tortilla for a quick microwave "on the go" power meal before a ride. no, i don't work for the company, nor do i make any money off the product...lol...i just love refried beans!
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