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5/28/17 5:53 P

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great suggestions ladies!

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5/18/17 12:23 P

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Great topic!
I usually have 2-3 things preportioned in the freezer, which are just reheated and tossed into something (steamed veggies, a salad, a quesadilla, a sandwich, pasta). It has made daily dinner after work soooo much easier (especially when I am cooking the family something else entirely).

As for meals out, I usually don't get to pick the restaurant, but, I have done research and have a few go-tos. Like, Cracker Barrel's good morning breakfast can have turkey sausage in it and is perfect for my macros.
Taco bell has shredded chicken soft tacos at 170 calories each.
Burger king has a regular hamburger for 220 calories.
Hardee's and Arby's have ingredient calculators, so you can save LOADS of calories by skipping the mayo or cheese or bun (a lot of times, I'll order the full sandwich, and save the cheese and bun for breakfast and just eat the meat and veggie toppings).

I LOVE the internet. If I search 'healthiest picks at X' there is usually something there (zomg, look how many fewer calories that steak dish has than that cashew chicken dish I'd normally eat), or, look how that salad has more calories than the burger.
Sometimes the non-chains are hard, but, there are still good ideas 'healthiest picks from a mexican restaurant' will give you tips on which meal preparation keywords to avoid.
My local mexican place has a grilled shrimp salad that still tastes great without dressing, but, other times I'll get fajitas and just count up ingredients as I go.

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5/17/17 5:05 P

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Great topic! I try to keep a few freezer meals on hand for those days. I double a normal night's recipe and freeze half.

And on days where no one in my house wants to cook whatsoever I can always get a good salad at Wal-Mart that meets my needs. This also works well on pizza night when I can't partake

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5/17/17 11:37 A

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Sometimes life happens and we get too busy to cook. I try to have very few of these days. But those days I get home from work exhausted and want something quick and healthy I struggle because I don't know what to have. Recently I have discovered a few things. I want to share them with you and hope all of you will share yours as well. It can be a healthy meal at a fast food/casual dining place, something quick you can buy at the store, or a super simple quick recipe!

What I discovered recently is that chipotle now lists how many calories each ingredient has. It is so awesome to be able to build your meal knowing how many calories it will be! The other day I ordered a steak salad and it only came out to 500 calories not including the dressing.

Goals-
390 -Check
380: Check
370: Check
360: Check
BIG GOAL 350: Check
340:
330:
320:
310:
BIG GOAL 300:


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