Eating well is an important part of feeling great. Check your calorie intake to control weight gain and enable weight loss. A well-rounded diet can include low-calorie snacks and meals to boost metabolism. And with a little planning eating healthy can also mean eating delicious food.
Breakfast is certainly the most important meal of the day. Skipping it means putting your body into starvation mode which triggers it to store fat like crazy when you finally eat. Eat breakfast high in protein for maximum energy. These ideas are about 300 calories each but remember to do the math for yourself based on ingredients you choose.
A granola parfait berry is a simple breakfast treat to throw together. Choose your favorite granola mix or crumbled bar and mix with low-fat yogurt and mixed frozen berries (thawed).
For a protein-packed breakfast enjoy an egg sandwich. Cook one scrambled eggs in a pan sprayed with cooking spray. Put the egg and a slice of warmed Canadian bacon on a toasted whole-grain English muffin. Enjoy with a piece of fresh fruit.
These lunch ideas weigh in at about 400 calories each. Indulge in a delightful midday break with a delicious lunch
Dieting does not mean giving up your favorite foods ;. Just change them. A low-calorie BLT need two slices of toasted whole-grain bread four slices of cooked turkey bacon two slices of tomato two leaves of romaine lettuce and a tablespoon of light mayo. Enjoy with a piece of fresh fruit.
Eat a premium grilled cheese sandwich with some tasty extras. Start with two slices of whole-grain bread a slice of cheddar cheese two ounces of sliced ??turkey and a tomato slice. Assemble the sandwich and grill in a pan with cooking spray instead of butter. Serve with half a cup of vegetables and lean ranch dressing.
Get adventurous with dinner your. Each of these low-calorie dinner ideas are only about 500 calories.
Enjoy a quesadilla with delicious fresh vegetables. Milling cup finely chopped zucchini and half a cup can black beans (drained and rinsed) in two teaspoons of olive oil. Season with a teaspoon of cumin. Spray one side of a whole-wheat tortilla with cooking spray and top with veggie mixture and an eighth-cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Press the second tortilla on top. Brown quesadilla in the pan until the cheese is melted.
This low-calorie pizza will satisfy your cravings. Top one slice of whole-wheat pita with a quarter cup of spaghetti sauce half a cup of baby spinach eight slices of turkey pepperoni and one-third cup of low-fat mozzarella cheese. Broil in oven for three to five minutes.
Snacking is important to keep your metabolism kicking all day long. A handful of whole almonds gives you a protein boost to your energy body. Feed your sweet tooth with a small box of raisins or a bag full of sliced ??fruit (apples oranges grapes etc.). Cheese lovers can snack on a wedge of babybel light cheese (each wedge is only 50 calories). Or crunch on some fat-free microwave popcorn to feed salt cravings.