Diet Menu Suggestions for Under 200 Calories
Article by Diet Bites
What can you enjoy for about 195 calories? Let's see...
Ah - a controversial food on the dieter's menu. Even so, it can reside there and stand proud while doing such.
After all, the regal hamburger contains ingredients from almost-all the food groups housed within the Official Food Pyramid.
Use a 100 calorie hamburger bun. Smear with yellow or spicy mustard. Add a grilled ground extra lean patty, a pickle, a ring of fresh onion, a leaf of lettuce and tomato slices.
If you take care with the size of your beef patty the burger will be within the 200 calorie mark, even with the addition of the fresh vegetables.
Albacore Tuna Sandwich
The key to keeping calories low in tuna is to choose tuna that is packed in water (often spring water) rather than oil. Three ounces of white tuna that has been packed in water and drained contains 220 calories; three ounces contains 109 calories. Light tuna packed in water contains 191 calories per can and 99 calories per three ounces.
White tuna packed in oil is significantly higher in caloric content at 331 calories per can and 158 calories per three ounces. Light tuna canned in oil contains 339 calories per can and 168 per three ounces. Caloric values are based on drained tuna - so don't even think about eating the oil.
To prepare a diet friendly tuna salad, mix the drained water-packed tuna and add the following: finely chopped onion, finely chopped celery, light Mayo OR Miracle Whip Light, cracked pepper and a bit of fresh parsley. Mix and spread onto your favorite potato bread. One small can will produce four sandwiches.
Spaghetti & Marinara Sauce
Yes, you can enjoy your spaghetti and lose weight too! Most pasta contains 200 calories per cup - or very close to that. So you can enjoy 1 ½ cup of your favorite pasta blend or shape and add 1/2 cup of marinara sauce (50 calories).
Using spinach pasta is an excellent means of getting in more nutritional values. Total calories: 200. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese for an additional 20 calories.
Begin with a slice of 80 calorie bread of your choice. Cheese compliments rye and pumpernickel breads very well and will add additional flavor.
Simply spread one slice of bread with light margarine (40 calories). Top with reduced fat cheese (50 calories) and place beneath the broiler flames in your oven or in the toaster oven.
Total calories: 160 and the perk comes in the way of servings from the Dairy Group and Grain Group.