Easy Dinner Menu Ideas
Diet Bites Choose to Lose Diet™
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Need a low calorie recipe for lunch or dinner? Ours contain about 450 calories each.
Easy to Prepare Dinner Menu #11 - Bread Bowls
In a hurry and don't have time to spend in the kitchen? Using pre-made rolls can come to the rescue in a most delicious way.
Simply look at your local bakery to find larger sized rolls, then slice off the tip-top of the roll and hull out the middle of the roll.
Bread Bowl as described above (250 calories)
Menu #12, Carrot Pudding & Honey Glazed Ham
Our diet recipe for Carrot Pudding takes a bit of elbow room - but it's so tasty and low in calories and fat that it's definitely worth the effort.
On the other hand, the glazed ham takes only a few seconds to prepare. To prepare, simply brush warmed honey over ham and bake until ham is hot.
6 Slices of extra lean deli ham sliced thin
Prepare with a blender or use a masher if you don't have a Magic Bullet. Enjoy 1/3 of the entire recipe for about 90 calories.
1 Serving of Cranberry Sauce (100 calories) OR - cut those calories in half by using strawberry jam/preserves or jelly.
Dinner Menu #13, Harvest Soup
An ultra easy low calorie recipe. Our base begins with a small can of your favorite soup - the 'add no water' variety which contains about 200 calories per serving. Simply sauté the ingredients listed below and add them to the hot soup - and stir.
1 can of soup, such as Chunky's Homemade Chicken Soup
Using cooking spray OR just a smear of olive oil, sauté the peas, carrots and onion until tender then add to the hot soup.
Enjoy with 1 roll, crackers, bread, corn stick, bread stick or cornbread up to 150 calories.
Menu #14, Steak & Tators
About 35 years ago, I remember a diet that was circling the Diet Village that consisted of enjoying all the steak, potatoes and salad that one wished to eat at one sitting.
The remainder of the day consisted of water.
Because this type of diet encourages both starvation and bingeing - it can wreak havoc on the body.
As a note, I must add that my boss at the time was on this diet plan and lost a considerable amount of weight (about 50 pounds).
Shortly after she lost the weight, she quickly regained the weight. Generally, quick weight loss equals quick weight gain. Even so, protein is an important part of the daily diet - and our basic Steak & Tators is packed with protein.
2 1/2 ounces of extra lean sirloin steak grilled, oven roasted, pan roasted (using cooking spray or a bit of olive oil) - about 145 calories
Easy Dinner Menu #15, Tomato Bisque Soup, Grilled Cheese
One of the loveliest recipes on the planet is the simple grilled cheese sandwich. How nutritious is it? Although cheese is commonly touted as an artery-clogger, cheese is a member of the dairy group. The key to a healthier grilled cheese sandwich is using skim cheese.
And then there is the buttery issue - where butter-lovers paint as much butter as possible onto the bread before toasting time. We can take care of that unhealthy issue by using zero calorie butter flavored cooking spray instead. Simply spray and toast.
The use of whole grain bread automatically takes any grilled cheese recipe up a notch.
1 grilled cheese sandwich prepared by spraying butter flavored cooking spray on bread and toasting with the use of skim mozzarella cheese (or any 60-70 calorie cheese) placed between the bread. (about 200 calories when using skim cheese and 70 calorie bread)
1 bowl of tomato bisque soup
Our tomato bisque soup recipe is located hereat Diet Bites and is a Killer Tomato Soup Recipe. Should you prefer, canned tomato soup can be used OR any calorie-comparable soup.
Enjoy up to 250 calories worth - counting any crackers that you may wish to add to your soup.
Today we're going to head out to our favorite fast food establishments - and we'll do the same tomorrow...
Eating fast food while dieting? Yes! You really can when making the right choices....
We're packing our day with a lot of nutrition and healthy foods with these three very filling menus...
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