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Today is my first day of tracking my food, I am a newbie on here, and I am following The 400 Calorie Fix. A fun meal, no stars, is one I discovered as one of our favorite meals all along. I didn't see it in the book. Red Baron Singles French Bread Supreme Pizza. I have added this pizza with all the nutrient information to the Spark site. It is 380 calories. Just add a glass of non-calorie beverage of your choice, and you have a 380 calorie meal.

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3/24/12 9:18 P

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As a super fast fix lunch I just grab an Amy's Vegetarian Bean and Rice Non-Dairy Burritto with Avocado Slices or Wholey Guacamole

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My lunch favorite is a Sauteed Summer Garden with Turkey and Mozzerella

Deli Turkey (cut into small squares) 4 oz
Cherub Tomatoes (cut in half) 1/2 pint
Yellow Squash (sliced and quartered)
Mini Bella Brown Mushrooms (sliced) 1 pint
Low Fat Mozzerella String Cheese (cut in chunks)
McMormicks Perfect Pinch of Garlic & Herb Seasoning (Salt/Pepper Free)

I started the sautee with the mushrooms and squash
Then added the tomatoes and sprinkled the seasoning
Lastly I added the turkey and string cheese

It came out awesome and filling!!!


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I have several lunch menu variations that include Tuna Salad....

I'm not a big mayo fan and need to avoid it more for health reasons
so this week I tried an experiment that worked out great.
I made a big batch of tuna salad using HUMMUS rather than mayo.
It was a little stiff to stir up the initial day but was excellent over the next few days.
I'll definitely be repeating this.

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I had the Turkey Quesadilla from the book today. Very yummy. I had 2 tablespoons of guacamole for dipping instead of the 10 olives (I don't like them).
Not even 300 calories.

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my lunch ideas are:
1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 tsp hidden valley ranch green onion mix, 1/2 tsp each, minced garlic, onion flakes, onion powder, and a sprinkle of paprika. process it til smooth and serve on 10 wheat saltine crackers. I eat this with my olives.

my family loves spaghetti tacos
1 hard shell taco
1/4 cup cooked pasta (ronzoni rotini is what i used)
1/4 cup spaghetti sauce I chopped 1 tbsp of jalapenos and 10 olives and mixed with the sauce
you can top with parmesan if you have the calories to spare. very tasty.

1 cup veg. soup with 24 almonds and a side of strawberries is good when they are in season.

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9/17/10 11:21 P

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I love the Orawheat but can't eat it right now...I can only have spelt or sprouted bread.

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Try Dave's Killer Bread (Spelt) or Ezichiel Bread....Better for you. I had Dave's Killer Bread Spelt and wow, toasted with a little olive oil butter...yum...good for heart and body, packed w/fiber and protein. Lots of seeds!!!! This is suppose to help with belly fat and just diet alone. You can get at Cosco or Marlene's Health Food

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I didn't favor the Orowheat but I love the Natures own rounds. they are awesome and I have really dumped some calories switching to these off bread:)

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I'm lovin' the 4" round Sandwich Thins whole wheat bread by Orowheat. Almost like a soft pita. Only 100 calories and 5! grams of fiber, for both top and bottom slices to a sandwich, which leaves more calories for guacamole! Today I had tuna fish made with yogurt instead of mayo, lots of avocado, really satisfying. Also had a sliced red pepper smeared with Laughing Cow.
Also, Morning Star Farms has a veggie Chipotle burger patty made with black beans and corn that's really tasty, goes great on the Sandwich Thins. Got both at Costco. They have a good deal on the Laughing Cow cheese too.

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I don't have any great recipes to leave, but thanks to all who posted these great ideas!

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4/22/10 12:03 P

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This recipe is in the book..but in case any of you haven't tried it...try it! It's delicious! It's the tuna pita. 3 oz tuna
2 sun dried tomatoes, diced
2 Tablespoons feta, crumbled
2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts

Mix it all together and put inside a whole grain pita, so flavorful...It's my new favorite lunch.

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Ok I'm editing this post as I have made a more superior yummy quinoa dish for a well balanced FBD lunch or dinner!

WARNING: it makes a lot, about 8 large servings, calories per 1 1/2 cups servings, add 2 tbsps of a MUFA nut and your good to go!

BLACK BEAN QUINOA
- 3 cups prepared/cooked quinoa (about 3/4 uncooked)
- 3 cups organic black beans beans (drained & rinced)
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 large cucumber, skin on, diced
- 2 cups organic frozen corn (cooked)
- 6 tbsps Kraft mandarin orange dressing
- 2 tbsps ground cumin

Serve with 3 oz grilled skinless boneless chicken and 2 tbsps of a MUFA nut

Calories per 1 1/2cup serving (includes 3 oz chicken & 2 tbsps walnuts)
Cal- 437
Fat- 16 gr
Carbs- 43 gr
Fiber- 8 gr
Sugar- 6 gr
Protein- 31 g
Sodium- 224 mg (make sure to use organic canned goods to keep sodium content low)

I BRING MINE TO WORK FOR MY LUNCH AND HEAT IT UP! IT KEEPS ME FULL TIL MY PRE-WORKOUT SNACK AT 4PM!!!!

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1/29/10 8:56 P

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Found it and funny thing is I had commented about it. I haven't tried it. Thanks for the reminder about it.

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Hi!!
In this thread, --- Bonnielue
If you cant find it let me know. Just scroll down. REALLY REALLY good dish.

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Where did you find the chicken enchilada bake? Sounds really good. I love mexican food!

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Hay !!! everyone that Chicken Enchilada Bake was out of this world. Before he had ever finished he was asking when we could have it again. Who ever is in charge of the Flat Belly Diet should know about this dish.
Thanks so much for it.
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Thanks for all the info. Am on my 2nd week and doing ok. emoticon

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I did the recipe for the Tuna, Sunflower seeds mixed and spread on the Ezekiel sesame bread and topped with Applegate's Provolone... melt under the broiler.
Only I substituted the Starkist Tomato Pesto (2oz instead of 3oz) for the plain Starkist. It was actually lower in Sodium and 10 cal less.
It was soooooooo good!!!!!
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An easy and very tasty guacamole is to use the fresh salsa/pico de gallo with added cilantro & lime juice. So easy - you can always add more spice cumin, garlic, etc to your liking.

You can spread it on whole wheat crackers, pita bread, tortillas or dip it with veggie sticks.

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11/7/09 2:00 P

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I'm looking for some great lunch ideas that don't involve salads or luncheon meat. Anyone got any ideas or favorite recipes? emoticon

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I made a new recipe for guacamole on the weekend...and it was DIVINE.

1 avocado, 2 tbsp diced onion, 1 tbsp fresh lime juice, 1 clove grated/chopped garlic.

I'd never had guac with lime juice before... It was so incredible. :)

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Avocado varieties close in calorie count
by Vickiy Ferguson | Ask the Dietitian
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 2:03 PM

Is there a big difference between the calories and nutritional value of the bigger green avocados compared to the smaller black ones? I have heard the bigger ones have fewer calories.

-- M.B., Comstock Park


There are about 500 varieties of avocado grown. The most common ones found at the grocery store are the black, bumpy-skinned Hass avocados (also called California) and the larger, green, thin-skinned Fuerte (also called Florida avocados).

It's not terribly clear which avocado is best when counting calories; three calorie databases gave varied numbers. The larger, thin-skinned avocados appear to have a similar number of calories when comparing like amounts. But in general, one-half of an "average" avocado has about 140 calories and about 9 grams of heart-healthy fat.




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Hi Tee,
I think 1/4 cup is a MUFA serving. Of course if you eat more than that...well yes!

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I image Hass avocado is creamier and contains more MUFA since they are 2-3 times larger than there counterparts.

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Great Ideas!!!

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5/27/09 11:43 P

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I usually just eat plain avocado...most of the time I just mash and put on the muffin, bun, tortilla or whatever. When I make guacamole, I mash the avocado then I add diced onion, chopped tomato, little bit of garlic, lemon juice (to keep it from turning brown) and chopped cilantro. yum! emoticon

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Anne, the prepared one that I can buy over here is just avocado, garlic (heavy!) may have extra olive oil...can't quite remember...the garlic makes me very dry so I'm not too keen on it. I prefer avocados with a drop of lemon juice on them!

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Yes, Janet. It is definitely creamy...YUMMY!!! I have fallen in love with plain avocados. I have always liked guacamole, but now I don't even need that. What is in guac to make it guac and not avocado? Thanks, Janet.


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Anne, I read in the book today that "Hass are the knobbly ones and have a much more creamier consistency than their smooth Florida counterparts and provide almost twice the MUFA per serving." pg 109

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I don't have a costco near me, but I would like to find some soy-free burgers.

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If it is a small avocado it may not be Haas. The one I have looks the same and labeled Avocado from Mexico. Haas are bigger.

Has anyone tried Costco's fresh veggie burgers in the refrig cheese section? They consist of fresh veggies, no soy or rice and taste better and moister than Boca. I buy a package, put wax paper between patties and freeze. Then, I just microwave, top and eat on a whole wheat bun. Yummy!

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Sounds like a Hass. I love avocados! And they are so good for you...too bad your kids don't like them-at least from the nutritional standpoint:) I haven't tried that lime/garlic salsa. I'll have to look for it next time I'm there.

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That lunch of Boca burger sounds very good. I just had 1/4 c. black beans,1/4 c. lime/garlic salsa(Walmart brand..yuummmm!!)and 1/4 c. mashed avocado!!That had to be the best lunch-very low calorie( I'll have to eat soemthing else to get it over 300)and full of fiber!! I am so enjoying these avocados! I'm also glad that the kids don't like them otherwise it'd get expensive around here. :)
By the way-this avocado that I bought today had rough skin,purply color and was a product of Mexico. There was no name-was it a Haas? Just curious. I put it into the tracker as that.
Enjoy your day!


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I don't think I have entered this here before. Anyway, I love having Boca burgers for lunch or dinner. I place 1/4 c. mashed avocado divided on a toasted bun (both buns), add my boca burger patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion- I also add cilantro most of the time. It is so good. You could also add ff or low fat slice cheese. Depending on bun you use, but calories are about 290 without cheese.

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Thanks Sydney...I like squash too!!LOL!

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It's pretty much a meal in itself as it's 292 calories. But I had cooked squash with it and sliced peaches for dessert.

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Thanks Sydney for the recipe, I really like beans!
Would you serve this with anything else or is it sufficient to eat on it's own?

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Here's the link to a delicious MUFA recipe with excellent fiber content. whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=recipe
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Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1ea 15-oz can lima beans, preferably organic
2TBS extra virgin olive oil
2ea cloves garlic
1ea tomato, chopped
3TBS chopped green onions
sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Press or mince garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance its hidden health properties.
2. Drain liquid from lima beans and rinse under cold running water; this helps prevent intestinal gas.
3. Combine lima beans, garlic, olive oil, tomato, green onions and salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 2

And the in-dept nutritional profile can be found here. whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=recipe
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Thank you we were looking over the recipe and figured we would just use brown rice too! I am enjoying the FBD and it seems to be working for me so far !


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Hi ADNAW,
Here's a link for the info re Soba noodles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soba

Actually, I didn't use them for the meal, I cooked spelt spagetti for my husband and I had brown rice because I don't like pasta at all.


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What is Soba noodles ?


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I saw this recipe last night on the Prevention website..."Chicken, Broccoli, and Cashew Strifry", looks very nice and I'm making it for lunch today (our main meal.) I'll give you the link because it has a lovely pic to see: www.prevention.com/cda/article/chick
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I tried Oscar Mayer's slow roasted Roast Beef and it is very good- lean, low sodium, low calorie. I put this on a mission life balance tortilla that I had spread w/ laughing cow light cheese, lettuce, celery, onion, cilantro, and sundried tomatoes. It was very tasty. After I had eaten it, I realized I had not put a mufa on it. So, I will have to make up for it now. But, I think it would have been good w/ some kind of nuts or seeds on it. Calories will depend on which mufa you put on it. But, it will be easy to keep it at or under 400 calories.

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This sounds good, BONNYLUE! Thanks for sharing!

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I posted a recipe to the wrong forum. sorry. Here it is again. We eat it for dinner or lunch. I created it with the FDB guidelines. Let me know if you try it and/or like it! I do shred a little romaine and put on the side. It only adds 5-10 calories.

* Exported from MasterCook II *

Chicken Enchilada Bake

Recipe By : Bonny Hein
Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:30
Categories : Dinner

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 servings chicken breast boneless skinless all-natural (8 oz.) -- cut up small
2 tablespoons Safflower Oil high heat organic
1 1/2 cups salsa medium, organic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3 whole tortilla corn organic
3 tablespoons mexican blend cheese organic
1 tablespoon sour cream lowfat organic

1. Cook chicken in safflower oil until browned. Add salsa, cook until hot throughout.
2. Spray small baking dish with olive oil spray. Put 1 tortilla on bottom of dish. Add 1/3 of the chicken mixture. Top with 1 tbsp cheese. Add another tortilla, then 1/3 of chicken mixture and 1 tbsp cheese. Top with the last tortilla, then the rest of the chicken and top with 1 tbsp more cheese.
3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until heated and bubbling, and the cheese is melted and browned.
4. Divide in half and serve with a dollap of sour cream.

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NOTES : MUFA = safflower oil
Calories = 410


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These two lunches sound great, especially the one with turkey and cranberries. Thanks! Maizey

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I modeled this after the turkey cranberry muffin in the book, except that I used a mission balance tortilla instead. I love these tortillas because they taste good and have alot of vitamins/minerals! Anyway, I spread the wedge of laughing cow cheese onto tortilla, added lettuce leaf, 2 slices of honey smoked turkey, 1 tbsp of dried cranberries, 2 tbsp of chopped walnuts and of course a few sprinklings of cilantro. Next time, I think I will add some chopped celery too. This was delicious! Total calories: 360

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This was so good- mission balance tortilla, w/ 1/4 c.mashed avocado spread on it, slice of honey smoked turkey, romaine lettuce, chopped green onion, 2 tbsp ff mozzarella, chopped cilantro leaves, and sundried tomatoes (the new love of my life:) approx calories: 285; I had enough calorie room to have a side salad and low calorie spray dressing.

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This was pretty tasty... I modeled this after the muffuletta wrap in the fbd book, but made a couple of changes: I used a whole wheat pita-cut in half to make two pockets (160) instead of the wrap and added 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese, split between the two pockets (35), 2 tbsp black olive tapenade (one tbsp for each pocket (70), 2 slices honey smoked turkey- one for each pocket (60), 1/4 c. purple onion, split between the two (23), 1/4 c. chopped celery (5), and 2 romaine lettuce leaves (2) and a sprinkling of cilantro. Total calories: 355

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I made a pita pizza today using tomato sauce mixed w/ garlic and seasonings, chopped lean ham, black olive tapenade (my mufa), sundried tomato pieces, and ff mozzarella cheese. I brushed the surface of the pita w/ 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil prior to adding ingredients. It was really good and hit the pizza craving. calories: approx 365

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This sounds delicious - thanks for sharing your chicken taco meat recipe.

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Thanks for the recipe Karen. It sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try.

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There should be a recipe in a chicken cookbook on my site, but it's pretty basic. Several skinned, boned chicken breasts in a big pot on the stove and then I pour a couple cups of any ready made salsa over them. I add about an ounce of lemon juice, and I give it a dropperful of stevia, a generous sprinkle of onion powder and some Mexican seasoning. I have a salt free Mexican blend that I use. That's it. I start it on medium high and then take it down to medium and let it do it's thing until the meat shreds easily with a couple of forks. When it's mostly cool I put it in individual half cup servings in the fridge.

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Hey Karen, how do you make your chicken taco meat?

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I love to make up a big batch of chicken taco meat and then spoon it into a whole wheat pita with lettuce and a generous dallop of guacamole.

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Thanks ORCHIDZZZ for the salad idea; sounds delish! I will have to try it soon. I like new ideas. So happy to see you on here...I miss the people I 'met' on the fbd website.

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I love the combination of fruit and nuts in a salad - this sounds great - thanks for sharing. Maizey

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A yummy Salad I have made from time to time is a spin off of the Pecan crusted chicken salad at TGIFridays.
Romaine lettuce
1/4 cup reduced fat cheese
1/4 cup mandarin oranges
2tbsp newmans light balsamic dressing
2tbsp pecans chopped
1tbsp dried cranberries
3oz chicken breast, grilled
It is delicious! :D

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Today I had a mission life balance tortilla with 1/4 c. mashed avocado (mufa), slice turkey, 2 tbsp black beans, 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese, little bit of lettuce and 1 tbsp salsa....very tasty! Calories: 315

Really wish other FBD participants would share some lunch ideas:)

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I tried the ricotta calzone recipe from the book but added black olive tapenade instead of the olive oil and I really liked it. I like tapenade much better than plain olives. I will make this often:)

Another idea from the book is the pita pizzas- they are really good!

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Today I had crimini mushrooms, spicy sprouts, garlic and chive hummus on ekeziel bread (or however you spell it) with a side salad of baby romaine spritzed with italian spritzer and a glass of milk. It was actually very tasty. I had warmed the mushrooms and toasted the bread. emoticon

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When I was working I'd do the same thing.

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OK, I just came off the jumpstart and I've started eating the diet! To make things easy, I've been eating frozen meals for lunch and adding a MUFA. For example, yesterday I had an enchilada Lean Cuisine and I added my 1/4 cup guacamole for my MUFA. Today I had Lean Cuisine Chicken Pecan, and I just added extra Pecans for my MUFA. Makes it easier at lunch time at work!!

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The spicy thing is part of the Jumpstart, but it's really only if you have a bloating problem with it.

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The wrap with pesto and turkey sounds divine.

I like spinach salad with 3 oz chicken breast,grape tomatoes, tsp of olive oil, lemon and a few walnuts and pepperdews and 1/2 c of brown rice. I think on FBD we're supposed to avoid spicy food, (true? false?) but I love pepperdews (in the olive section.. they are marinated tiny peppers)






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Good lunch ideas! Usually I just have a sandwhich but I need to spice it up a little bit!

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We've been enjoying a salad made of fresh tomatoes, red onion, mixed romaine (sometimes), avocado, fresh basil, and the balsamic vinagriette spray dressing - yum!

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I try and stick with low-salt turkey breast or sometimes ham.

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What type of lunchmeat can you eat?

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Hi, I like taking either a multi grain or whole wheat tortilla and frying it in olive oil, till it gets hard. then I top it with a t hin layer of fat free refriend beans, lettuce, tomatos, diced green chilis and mozerella cheese. U guys could use guacamole, but I cant cuz I'm allergic, sad huh :( Anyways its yummy!

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This is one of my favorite salad lunches, it keeps me full and satisfied until dinner: romaine lettuce, tomatoes,98%fat free ham, black beans,sunflower seeds and lite italian dressing.

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When I am busy during the week, I like to have a fast lunch. Lately I have been getting the Berry Fulfilling smoothing from Jamba Juice and having 1/4 c. of sunflower seeds as well.

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I like to have some salsa with half an avocado and a serving of multi-grain tortilla chips. I usually spread my calories into six or so "mini-meals" throughout the day. This is a staple for me!

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My favorite is the whole wheat wrap with 1 laughing cow light cheese, 1 TBS of pesto, turkey with spinach and artichoke hearts. Then I usually add a small serving of fruit.

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I love salads with grilled chicken and sunflower seeds, but I am definitely going to try the wrap with guacamole and turkey!!!

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One of my favorite Flat Belly lunches is to take a Flatout Multigrain wrap, spread 2 tablespoons of guacamole on it, put on 3 ounces of turkey breast and whatever veggies I like -- shredded carrots, lettuce, sprouts, etc. That and a piece of fruit and I'm good to go.

I also like a cup of 1 percent cottage cheese mixed with 1/2 cup pineapple and 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts.

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This is some of the things I have for lunch:
If it's cold outside I love oat meal. It really fills me up. A can of soup.
Low fat cottage cheese with tomatoes or fruit on top.
A turkey burger with lots of veggies.
A salad with cucumbers and cut up lunch meat.
One thing that I have found that I like a lot is I take a Whole Wheat Low Carb Low Fat Garlic N Herb Tortilla, put a little mayo on it, a few slices of lunch meat and a pickle in the middle. I wrap that up and eat it. It really is good.
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