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cadiza
02-06-2013, 12:08 PM
As i enter the fourth month of my lifestyle change, some foods really emerge as central to my new eating habits! I just wanted to see what foods get other people through..so maybe i can change it up!

So what 3 foods are your MVP's?

For me it's:
Onions- yummy and volumizes
100 calorie cottage cheese and fruit packs (Breakstone):
Egg beaters


summerkate83
02-06-2013, 12:22 PM
quinoa-this is the most filling grain i've tried
avocados
corn-been loving this so much lately!!

betsy2013
02-06-2013, 12:26 PM
Tossed salads -- get a day's worth of veggies very easily
Walden Farms no calorie/no carb/no fat salad dressings
low carb pastas -- sometimes I just have to have some pasta
home made hummus -- always hated the store bought and like just about everything, home made is so much better
Sugar free ice cream bars


Psychic
02-06-2013, 12:38 PM
Morningstar Spicy Black Bean Burgers
Sandwich Thins
Mandarin Oranges
Low Sodium V8
Cream Cheese

Radiojane
02-06-2013, 12:53 PM
Mini babybels or Armstrong cheese sticks - quenches the craving and it's a proper portion.

Salmon fillets - just pop one in the oven for 20 minutes and it's quick easy yummy protien

Organic raw almonds - super easy healthy snack

Misti in Seattle
02-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Red bell peppers!!!

krampus
02-06-2013, 01:12 PM
Plain Greek yogurt
Tiny sweet potatoes
Frozen bags of shelled edamame
Trader Joe's turkey burgers
Target (Archer Farms) steam-in-bag veggies
Hard boiled eggs
Tuna

Roo2
02-06-2013, 01:51 PM
Red Peppers
Cucumbers
Chicken
Beef
Pork
Tuna

EagleRiverDee
02-06-2013, 02:07 PM
Sardines
Avocados
Eggs

cadiza
02-06-2013, 02:12 PM
Curiosity- Do you just eat the sardines as a snack or are you using them to layer flavor into sauces?

mnckrstn0
02-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Fresh and frozen veggies
Fibre one and almond milk
Eggs
Salmon fillets
Fresh and frozen fruit

amandie
02-06-2013, 02:20 PM
Baby spinach
Chicken breasts
Eggs (any way I can get them- hard boiled, scrambled, etc)
Cucumbers with vinegar and dillweed

vabs
02-06-2013, 02:37 PM
chicken breasts
low carb/high fiber tortillas
cauliflower!!! :val1:

EagleRiverDee
02-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Curiosity- Do you just eat the sardines as a snack or are you using them to layer flavor into sauces?

Snack or even a light meal.

But I like the idea of mixing them into sauces- do you do that? What kind of sauces, if you do? I know some people like them in marinara.

nelie
02-06-2013, 03:27 PM
Legumes as a whole (lentils, chickpeas, pinto beans, fava, black beans, split peas, etc)
Leafy greens (kale, collards, spinach, chard, and I'll even through in cabbage)
Apples

storm
02-06-2013, 04:52 PM
quinoa
frozen veggies
amy's organic veggie burgers
cliff peanut butter crunch bars
kale, kale and more kale

cadiza
02-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Snack or even a light meal.

But I like the idea of mixing them into sauces- do you do that? What kind of sauces, if you do? I know some people like them in marinara.

So I now realize this is a little weird.. I grew up with a dad who HATES anchovies and a mother who loved to cook Italian (like all good jews, of course!!!). So the classic putanesca sauce calls for anchovies and she would substitute sardines...

But putanesca sauce is actually not bad for a food choice--except maybe for the salt... onions, olives, capers, tomatoes (anchovies (or in my family sardines) It is easier, quicker than marinara.. and pretty tasty. ( It is the ultimate kitchen sink dish.. you throw whatever you have in there and it always works out!

EagleRiverDee
02-06-2013, 06:58 PM
So I now realize this is a little weird.. I grew up with a dad who HATES anchovies and a mother who loved to cook Italian (like all good jews, of course!!!). So the classic putanesca sauce calls for anchovies and she would substitute sardines...

But putanesca sauce is actually not bad for a food choice--except maybe for the salt... onions, olives, capers, tomatoes (anchovies (or in my family sardines) It is easier, quicker than marinara.. and pretty tasty. ( It is the ultimate kitchen sink dish.. you throw whatever you have in there and it always works out!

That sounds good- I will have to look up a recipe. Thanks!

lunameower
03-02-2013, 07:03 AM
Garbanzo beans, bran flakes, beets and clementines.

bubblybarrister
03-02-2013, 10:08 PM
High fiber tortillas, sandwich thins, peanut butter and co maple peanut butter (so good I can have a fraction of the serving and be satisfied!), trader joe's peanut butter protein bars, trader joe's peanut butter unsalted pretzel bites (mmmm, can you sense my peanut butter love?) Also the cinnamon bun miniwheats (a serving size is 47!!!) to snack on when I'm craving sweets or crunchy snacks.

Also digging sugar free torani syrup + skim or 1% milk in my coffee to replace all flavored creamers.

Edited to add: AND AND AND CHOCOLATE VITA TOPS. OMG.

mccull83
03-02-2013, 10:44 PM
-soup. 2 cups=200 calories (I know it's high in salt, but some of the low sodium ones taste ok)
-chicken bratwurst (a lot of them have mozzerella cheese in it. 130 calories for one and % of fat isn't very much either. SOOOoo good it doesn't need any ketchup/salsa/sauce)
-Jimmy Dean's turkey sausage/egg white sandwich (260 calories)

pluckypear
03-03-2013, 09:40 AM
Homemade soups - with beans and veggies
Chili
Chana Masala
Butternut squash
Veggies of all types- seasonal and what is discounted at organic grocery
Dark chocolate
Oatmeal
Apples

I find it most helpful to cook at home and to have leftover soup etc. in the fridge.

pluckypear
03-03-2013, 09:44 AM
So I now realize this is a little weird.. I grew up with a dad who HATES anchovies and a mother who loved to cook Italian (like all good jews, of course!!!). So the classic putanesca sauce calls for anchovies and she would substitute sardines...

But putanesca sauce is actually not bad for a food choice--except maybe for the salt... onions, olives, capers, tomatoes (anchovies (or in my family sardines) It is easier, quicker than marinara.. and pretty tasty. ( It is the ultimate kitchen sink dish.. you throw whatever you have in there and it always works out!

I really like this idea. I would love to add fresh fish as my MVP but too costly. I do like tinned sardines but never sure what to do with them other then throwing on top of salad. And they are so good for us too. :)

Amarantha2
03-03-2013, 12:37 PM
2 percent milk
protein shakes/powders
whole eggs
avocado
coconut milk
water packed tuna pouches
garbanzo beans
tomatoes
salmon
asparagus
Brussels' sprouts

Riddy
03-03-2013, 01:13 PM
Eggs
Egg beaters - for when I just need a big meal
Baby spinach - keeps longer than other bag salad
Frozen grilled veggies - my grocery store has their own brand of red/yellow peppers, zucchini, and eggplant - perfect in scrambled eggs or quick soups
Plain Greek yogurt with sugar free jam
Fat free ricotta
Fat free cottage cheese
Flavored/infused olive oil and balsamic - haven't bought salad dressing in 2 years!
Chicken sausages