Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday: 9 Low Cal, FIlling Foods in Under 10 Minutes

Today's Wellness Wednesdays article is, well, a mouthful. Let's just say it is everything women want from their food. All of the following foods are:
-Under 150 calories
-Take 10 minutes or less to prep
-Healthful (nutrient rich)

This is really how to get those 150 calories to stretch to something that will actually carry you. ( a lot more than a stupid '100 calories cookie pack' or half a candy bar.....)Hope you enjoy these and that they help you when the snackies hit.

Guac Tac Roll
Using about a third of an avocado, make up a guacamole mix try this Easy Guacamole. Spread it in the middle of a whole-wheat tortilla.
Calorie Count: 150

Egg and Toast
Fry a single medium egg and toast a piece of Sarah Lee Delite Wheat bread (45 calories a slice!). Enough weight to fill you up between meals.
Calorie Count: 120

Scrambled Eggs
Crack a single whole egg and add up to 4 egg whites with a splash of milk. It makes a crazy amount of scrambled eggs to fill you up, but the calorie count?
Calorie Count: 150

Lettuce Scoops
Take three romaine heart leaves and pile on
-a sprinkle of diced tomato
-1/4 of an avocado, diced
-spoonful of seasoned black beans (add a sprinkle of garlic salt, pepper, chili powder, onion powder, and cumin to canned black beans)
Eat these and feel like you've had a full, filling meal.
Calorie Count: 110
(with an extra sprinkle of cheese): 150

You can eat up to half  a 1 pound package of strawberries- basically, you can almost eat them until you can't eat strawberries anymore!  (8 oz by weight) for only
Calorie Count: 140

Plain, Salted Popcorn
We know it's a given- but how do 3 cups of salted popcorn for under 100 calories sound?
Calorie Count: 90

Mozzarella Sticks
This takes closer to ten minutes, but talk about delicious! Cut a string cheese into three pieces. Roll each piece in plain flour, then egg, then Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Throw them in the oven on a greased pan to broil for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese starts to ooze. Totally worth it. Just dip it in some spaghetti sauce. You can eat 5 of these awesome mozzarella stick bites for?
Calorie Count: 150

Microwave Baked Potato
Thoroughly clean a small potato, poke with a fork, and microwave for 4-7 minutes (depending on your microwave). When soft, pull out, cut open, and sprinkle on salt, pepper, and 1/2 tb of butter. Sound delish? Nutrish? Simplish?
Calorie Count: 150

Crispy Potato Chips
Slice a medium potato extra thin. Throw them onto a lightly greased bake sheet in the oven on broil for 3-5 minutes or until crispy. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then enjoy! Filling? Check. Yum? Check. Low calorie?
Calorie Count: 150

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