I'll go ahead and build off the previous list. SS-Shelf Stable
Bean with Ham & Bacon Soup - Soups usually canned
Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Potato- F
Chicken Stuffed Sandwich-F
Creamy Potato Soup-Canned (For the sake of being complete )
Garden Vegetable Soup-SS
(This is actually dry. Just add water. I didn't like it when I started but I should give it a try again. My consultant has said she has many clients that enjoy it.)
Homestyle Chicken with Noodles- SS
(I always forget but I really like this one too since I generally don't eat the dry stuff. It's like a hearty chicken noodle soup. I put some goldfish on top as you get to add 2 lowfat crackers and a 1/2 oz of cheese.)
Jenny's Personal Pizza - F
I enjoy this with a sprinkling of soy sausage crumbles from morningstar that I get from King Soopers (Kroger Chain). If you keep the serving small enough you can count it as one of your limited free foods. (A serving is 2/3 of a cup, 90kCal and 2.5g/fat. I usually use about a tablespoons worth.)
Rotini with Meatballs-SS
Southwestern Chicken with Rice & Beans-SS
Spinach & Cheese Tortellini-SS (canned)
Thai Lemongrass Chicken with Noodles-F
Vegetable Beef Soup-Canned
Beef Sirloin with Rice-F
Beef Steak Portobello-F
Chicken Pasta Parmesan-SS
Fish & Chips -F *
I really like this one too. It's just like the fish & chips I used to get in elementary school. The girls at my center swear by cooking it in the oven but I like it just fine out of the microwave with a little ketchup to stand in for tartar sauce.
Island Style Chicken-SS
Jenny's Rising Crust Pizza-F
This one has to be cooked in the oven. I usually only get it in the winter and since I usually take my dinners to work with me I cook it ahead of time and eat it cold at work. It gets pretty chewy, but still tasty.
Lentils with Beef-SS
Macaroni & Cheese - I Think F (yes, F)
Another favorite. I think it's better than any other low cal mac and cheese on the market. The key is the layer of really cheese on top. It get really nice and chewy.
Sweet & Sour Chicken-SS
Turkey Chili - Shelf Stable
Vegetable & Chicken Potstickers-F
This one has some firm tofu chunks in it. They took me a while to get used to but now this dish is one of my staples. The actual potstickers are really tasty and it's got edamame too.
When I first started (and a couple of times since then since I tend to lose things) I got a brochure called the Personalized Menu Planner. It lists all of the foods with icons indicating what is meatless, shelf stable and frozen foods and also lists exchanges for dining out. I would ask for one even if you are still on the planned menus. I found it helpful to keep track of which foods I really liked and hated.
And if you are feeling restricted by the planned menus or are a really picky eater ask to go personalized. You are the customer after all. I went personalized from week one because I had budget constraints (and I'm picky). It has gotten to the point that I've got the foods so memorized that I just pick the number of lunches, dinners and snacks that I need (I do all of my breakfasts on my own for the most part) and mix and match according to how I feel that particular day. It also makes it easier to match up your meals to your families if you need to. (I know a number of people will do things like eat the rising crust pizza if the rest of their family wants delivery.)
And regarding the "eating your arm" syndrome, use your free foods. They help alot. I add a huge salad (usually larger than prescribed by the menu)and an extra veggie to every meal ('cept breakfast) to add fiber and bulk to my meals. I also eat a lot of baby carrots and sugar-free jello too (one or two of the cool whips count as a limited free food. just check the nutritionals). And remember that sometimes drinking water when you feel hungry can also help as you could be dehydrated.
Hope this helps,