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02-04-2005, 01:08 PM
I was wondering if anyone has a website or book that they get healthy recipes from for meal ideas for breakfast and lunch, dinner and snacks? :?:

Preferably recipes that are quick to prepare and don't require ALOT of ingredients and something that lists the calories, fat, etc. so that I can calculate points values???

I'm getting tired of eating the same things every day! lol :^: Thanks in advance everyone!

Suzanne 3FC
02-04-2005, 01:13 PM
Have you checked the recipes on our site? We have around 1,000 recipes that contain calories, fat, etc and we also include the point values for you :)

We also maintain a list of healthy recipe websites at

Hope that helps!

02-04-2005, 02:13 PM
Thanks! I'll check them out!

02-04-2005, 06:30 PM
I didn't know there were recipes on this site, I have just had a look and they are fabulous!!! Thank you!!!

02-10-2005, 04:21 PM
I plan my meals from dinner backward since I refuse to cook separate meals for myself and/or my kids.

Tonight it's roast pork (2 slices) 6 points
baked potato 3 plus butter = 4 points
green beans 0 ponits
and a cup of applesauce 1 point

That's 1 big meal for 11 points leaving me 10 to spend for the rest of the day

coffee 1 point
low sugar instant oatmeal (2!) 3 points

a huge salad with low fat dressing 2 points
a cup of homemade corn chowder 4 points

Last night was pasta (2 cups) 6 points tossed with a "sauce" of frozen artichoke hearts, fresh mushrooms, a splash of white wine and some garlic. I added a tiny bit of grated parm when I served it. 8 points total. I made a salad with it but had loaded the pasta with so many veggies I didn't have room to eat any!

I backed up from there and spent a bunch on "brunch". I had a veggie filled omlette (egg beaters) and cheese with 2 slices of toast. 8 points

I snacked on yogurt (2) and two tangerines(2) over the course of the day.

Tues I had Chinese food. We won't even talk about that!

Mon was a roasted chicken. I put rosemary and garlic in it, then when it was about halfway done I filled the pan with carrots, red potatoes, green beans and mushrooms. YUMMY! (and we have lots of leftovers for a quick meal over the weekend) I counted 6 points for the chicken and 4 for the veggies leaving me 10-12 to spend.

oatmeal (3)
coffee (1)

salad with raisins and a spicy dressing (3)
fruit (1)

and microwave popcorn for a snack(1)

and when I got to the end and realized I had pints to spare- I added a glass of wine to my dinner plans!

I've gone the WW route a couple of times and for me, success was all about planning. I made an Excel spreadsheet to plan my meals and track my points. It made it much easier to stay OP and helped a lot with grocery shopping too.

Good luck, and keep searching out tips then choose what works for YOU!

03-30-2005, 01:19 PM
Rice is really filling. Brown rice is healthiest, I think, and it tastes good too.

03-30-2005, 04:19 PM
Also try