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by Joanne on January 16, 2009

Here’s a good suggestion for a healthy mid morning snack. Add some defrosted raspberries, some raisins and nuts to non fat plain cottage cheese. The picture looks a little….ah…sloshy but it really tasted super, espec. if you like raspberries!

cottage-cheese-and-raspberry

 Lunch was simply left overs from yesterday’s lunch, plus a small spinach side salad.  No picture.  I really wanted to post the following write up from  SparkPeople.com.  Sorry its a little “chopped” but I think you can still get the gist of the message.  The nutrition for the boxes that are cut off on the right, I have entered at the end of the  article. So take note of that particular restaurant item and find it below.

I’ll be back tomorrow to offer my review of dinner in one of “Utica’s finest”.  Enjoy the article and have a good night.

What Do 300-Calorie Meals Look Like?

Wonder what 300 calories looks like? 300 calories look drastically different when you're eating in instead
of dining out. Choosing healthier, more nutritious foods--at home and away--means you can eat much more
food and still lose weight. Check out these 18 meal comparisons..
Breakfast: 300-Calorie Meals & Portions 
Here are three morning meals that each weigh in at 300 calories. 
Healthy and quick homemade meals (left column) pack whole grains, fresh fruit, 
and protein--a filling combination that will keep you fuller longer. You could only
eat a fraction of the comparable restaurant meals (right column) for the same 
number of calories.





Lunch: 350-Calorie Meals & Portions
These midday meals contain 350 calories each--the perfect amount to 
keep you going without wrecking your diet. Packing one of the homemade lunches on
the left doesn't take long, and look at all those low-cal and filling veggies you'll get! 
Notice how seemingly healthy options like the restaurant foods on the right can be
very misleading! Those 350-calorie portions are pretty small.




Dinner: 400-Calorie Meals & Portions
Many people consume a larger meal at night, so we picked 400-calorie dinners here. 
By combining whole grains with lean protein and vegetables, these homemade dinners
(left column) are a snap to prepare--and they'll keep the late-night munchies at bay!
In contrast, the high-fat and high-calorie meals on the right don't offer much in the way
of nutrition or volume.





The bottom line is that you can eat more and lose weight when you know how to
pick the right foods and the right portions. Use the images and portions above as
a guide to create your own healthy, diet-friendly and nutritious meals every day!

Entire Portion Calorie, Fat, Carb. Summary:
  • Blueberry Muffing: 420 cals. 20g fat 54 g carbs
  • Restaurant Omelette: 915 cals 72 g fat 14 g carbs
  • Stuffed Hotcakes: 1540 cals, 77 g fat 198 carbs
  • Meat Stuffed Pizza: 976 cals 47 g fat 83 g carbs
  • Potato Soup Deli Sandwish  1370 cals 77g fat 119 carbs
  • Restaurant Veggie Burger: 955 cals 52 g fat 76 carbs
  • Frozen Chicken Pot Pie: 1060 cals 62 g fat 96g carbs
  • Chicken and Rice Takeout: 1150 cals 46 g fat 127 g carbs
  • 5 Cheese Pasta: 843 cals 37g fat 84 g carbs.
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