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same food, day in and day out

seems like when on a diet i end up eating the same things over and over. i eat alot of tuna, chicken breasts, salad, berries, fuit. i just need some new ideas/recipes to mix it up . any ideas?

Mon. Apr 14, 2:13pm

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In the sumemr, I love to grill my fruit, especially pineapple. Just a thought.
Also, you can mash your oranges and blueberries etc, and make your own fruit stuffings for your chicken breast, another summer idea i like.

I also like to put apples in a blender and create my own apple spread for toast.

And I have to say, salsa fixes almost anything.

Monday, April 14, 2008, 2:20 PM

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Try the 3 egg whites with a cup of spinach and garlic, skillet and throw on a lo cal english muffin

Monday, April 14, 2008, 2:25 PM

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Op, you sound a lot like me over the years. I kept eating the same things then got on this site and another and found some great ideas! Now I try to eat different fiber cereals, oatmeal, yogurt with nuts for breakfast or double fiber toast w/natural peanut butter. Lunch can be an egg white omelet with tons of veg and fat free or low fat cheese (these are great and very few calories!) chicken is great grilled and cut up onto a salad try adding some nuts and dried cranberries to the salad for a different flavor. I also eat sandwiches (fiber bread) with mustard and LF lunch meat, tomato, romaine and cottage cheese on it for the cheese substitute. Another thing is just roasted vegetables, I cut up a ton of these and roast them in the oven and eat them with a side of cottage cheese (I sometimes add some almonds too for some extra flavor)
Dinner can be all things chicken, you can do so many things with it to make it like you're not eating the same thing, salsa/taco seasoing/lf cream of mush. soup (put it all together over chicken in casserole dish, cover with foil bake for a few hours on low, it will just fall apart. Or grill it with lemon and spices. Too many to mention here but you can pair that with a serving of brown rice or a sweet potato and veggies. Boca burgers are also good, pair that with veg and cottage cheese. Also try the whole wheat pasta out there, something really delicious believe it or not. Or, simply stir fry up some vegetables with your favorite stir fry or sweet and sour sauce, maybe chicken with it and serve over rice.
For snacks try the red. fat triscuits, (great fiber), and/or the kashi bars, fiber one bars, whole grain pretzels w/natural peanut butter, etc.
Hope some of these ideas help!

Monday, April 14, 2008, 2:48 PM

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pp - GREAT ideas. thanks!!! (not OP) but love the ideas!

Monday, April 14, 2008, 3:07 PM

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I know its very tiresome eat same food over and over. I tryed to find inspiration and find some how-to recipes videos.

See if it help you :9

Monday, April 21, 2008, 4:32 AM

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I basically live off of:

Amy's soup (it's vegan or vegetarian) but that's besides the point. Most of it is low fat or non-fat and organic. It is also delicious!! The best soup I have ever tried out of a can.

oatmeal - spice it up with a bit of brown sugar (15 calories per teaspoon), or just fresh fruit

coffee and tea - no calories, plenty of flavors to choose from, antioxidants .. need I say more?

Quinoa - it's a lowfat grain, very easy to cook, and goes great with most everything

Steamed veggies - amazing and easy, spice it up by chopping a few big pieces of fresh ginger and just steaming it with the veggies (don't eat the ginger whole) shave it if you want to eat it as it is pungent.

water with limes, lemons, oranges - yuuum... hardly any calories, all natural, and lots of vitamin C

salad with lots of veggies - make sure the dressing is low in fat and calores, a lot of dressings have up to 120 calories per 1 tbl spoon..

Also, try to avoid splenda and aspertame. Studies have shown that it can actually make you gain weight. Besides that, it can cause cancer, tumors, and temporary paralysis. Something tells me that's not good.

Monday, April 21, 2008, 1:28 PM

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A different habit from yours

well OP here's what I do:

6am – 1/4c. oatmeal w/ 1/8thc. dried fruit
8am – 1/2 can tuna w/ hot sauce or relish &mustard
10am - 1 low sodium V-8 & multi-vitamin
12pm – 1 serv. fat free cottage cheese
2pm – ½ banana
7pm – dinner (various) 600 calories

Monday, April 21, 2008, 1:51 PM

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TUNA BOY! I missed you. The other day I was eating tuna and thought of you.

Monday, April 21, 2008, 5:22 PM

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gee thanks, I missed you too...

I'm down to 172 and 9% bodyfat so I am doing something right...feeling kinda hungry today though ;)

Monday, April 21, 2008, 5:45 PM

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For meals I like:
*Jennie-O turkey burgers w/ a whole wheat bun (170 cal + 130 cal)
* I make turkey chili and freeze individual portions (310 cal)
* baked potato w/ broccoli & low fat cheese (300 cal)
* Progresso Lentil Soup (300 per can, very filling)
* whole wheat tortelini (280 cal) plus Newman's marinara (70 cal)
* whole wheat flatbread & low fat turkey lunch meat wrap. I chop up tons of romaine, red & yellow bell pepper, whatever, and mix it up w/ ff ranch dressing. A huge, filling wrap barely makes it to 250 cal.

* zucchini w/ roasted red pepper hummus (125 cal)
* Low fat mozzerella string cheese (50 cal)
* fat free cottage cheese (80 cal)
* any & all fresh fruits and veggies that I like
* rice cakes (70 cal)
* ff pretzel chips w/ salsa (120 cal)

Monday, April 21, 2008, 8:46 PM

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