Free Meal Planners - Simple Low Calorie Recipes for Weight Loss
Article by Diet Bites
If you're trying to drop those extra pounds, the following words may sound very familiar because they are popular foods when it comes to weight loss: boiled eggs, grapefruit, rice cakes, low fat cottage cheese and tuna.
Why so popular with dieters? These foods tend to be very low in calories, very simple to prepare, and because most are proteins, they assist in ridding water from the body as well as in building muscle for the exercising dieter. Less water weight equals less weight on the scales more muscle equals less fat in the body while speeding-up weight loss as muscle mass takes more calories to support than fat.
It's all good, but eating the same foods day-in and day-out can get boring, and a boring dieter is an unhappy dieter who becomes a prime suspect for Mr. Temptation.
And while these foods are low in calories, almost-all natural foods, including many grains, proteins, and dairy products, are low in fat and calories in their original state. It's not until we start dipping foods in batter, in oil and in sauces that those extra calories and fat grams start accumulating - and they can certainly accumulate very quickly. Through the lips, goes the dip, onto the hips, hear unzip, let one rip, tuck and nip - stop, relax,take a sip, and this diet tip, for you - a VIP (Very Important Person).
Diet Tip for VIP'S: Enjoying foods in their most simple state can assist greatly in reducing unnecessary fat and calories in the daily diet, thus promoting and supporting weight loss results.
Keeping this in mind, the following free meal planner by Diet Bites can add oomph to your boring diet or weight loss plan without adding unwanted fat and calories. And they are so simple to prepare, you may feel like a Diet Genie! In addition, most contain that all-important protein factor.
Peter Pan's Whipped Peanut Butter Sandwich, a Free Simple Menu Planner for Dieters
Yes, you can have your peanut butter and eat it too! Diet Bites can't sing enough good praises about Peter Pan's whipped peanut butter. As with other 'whipped' food offerings, the volumizing effect leaves the food product containing less calories, while leaving behind all that deliciously, wonderful flavor. In comparison to regular peanut butter which typically contain from 190 to 230 calories per serving, Peter Pan's Whipped Peanut Butter contains 150 calories.
So grab your Peter Pan Whipped Peanut Butter and spread one serving onto a slice of bread and top it with another. We like to use multi-grain bread because it adds a dose of nutrition and fiber.
Aim to use bread that contains not more than 70 calories per slice, and your Peanut Butter Sandwich will contain a scant 290 calories. If you desire a bit of sweetness in your peanut butter, mix it with Splenda OR a bit of honey. Add a banana to your meal foran additional 80 calories, or add a natural dose of sweetness to your peanut butter by smashing the banana and stirring it into the peanut butter. Also include a cup of low fat, skim milk for an additional 80 calories. Total calories for this Low Calorie Diet Meal Planner equals a skinny 450 calories. What a Diet Deal!
Diet Hot Dog
Okay....it's time to remember Frank now - only grab the light Frank, and that little dab of yellow sunshine and a light whole-grain bun and you'll have yourself a wonderful diet friendly meal. Most brands of hot dog sauce are very low in calories - from 10 calories on up, per serving. Other low calorie additions to your hot dog include: chopped onions, chopped peppers, kraut, and pickle relish. Add a serving of baked chips to round out your meal.
Diet Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Yes, just like peanut butter - you can have grilled cheese while on a diet or weight loss plan! Ours is simple, delicious and keeps calories and fat grams in check. We make use of buttery cooking spray over butter and margarine when toasting our bread, but you can certainly opt for whipped margarine or your favorite buttery spread for an additional 60 calories (check labels for calorie count). When using cooking spray, a slice of low fat mozzarella cheese and two slices of whole grain bread, our grilled cheese sandwich weighs-in at a skinny 220 calories.
To add zip, add a few sliced jalapeno peppers during the toasting phase. Tom and I are Black Olive Nuts, so we generally add a few slices on top of our cheese before toasting. And for an even skinnier grilled cheese sandwich, opt for reduced calorie bread. Some contain as few as 35 calories per slice and when paired a 60-calorie per slice cheese, the total calorie count equals 130 calories. Oh my - have two!