Since some of us seem to be stuck, or our motivation waning, I thought we could list some of the foods we can't live without during our journey, and especially those that help jump start us when things slow down.
When I was stalling out, my COD manager gave me a few ideas. Here are her ideas, and how I used them...
Egg Beaters - She was very specific about using that brand name. I got the cheese and chive ones and I would bring them to work in a plastic bowl and microwave them at work, put on a LaTortilla Factory tortilla (green onion one tasted best) with a slice of RF cheese. I would have this with a fruit, which I had to eat first because I am bad about getting my fruit in. So this was 1/2P, 1/2D, 1S, 1Fr. I found this worked better when I was on red because of the extra S and 1/2P.
Tuna - 1 can of tuna in water mixed with 1T RF mayo, some onion, Morton's lite salt, pepper, and then a little bit of garlic powder, onion powder and paprika (this makes a no-salt version of McCormick's chicken seasoning). I put this in the food processor and make it nice and smooth, and you don't notice you only have 1T of mayo. If I'm at home, I will split a 4" pita and put it on each side with a slice of RF cheese (or 1 slice for two halves if I had my cheese at breakfast) and broil for a few minutes for a tuna melt. Also, you can put it in a tortilla.
Tilapia - This one sounds weird, but it is so good. Sprinkle the tilapia with Mortons, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Spray a pan with Pam and heat over med-high heat. Put in fish to brown. Before flipping the fish, put Pam on top of the fish so the second side gets nice and brown. When it's done, top with 1T horseradish sauce and 1 oz. Kraft Grated Parmesan 2% Cheese. I usually serve with sauteed mushrooms and either broccoli, zucchini or onions. I don't miss the extra starch because the portion is so big. But... if I do want something, I make some instant brown rice and throw in a packet of the no sodium chicken broth for flavor and serve along the fish, and sprinke a little of the cheese from the fish on the rice too.
Anyone else want to add?