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Wanna share your meal plans???

I really need structure to get things going (I want to lose 25 lbs) and having some help with a structured meal plan would really be helpful. Can you guys help me out?
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Re: Wanna share your meal plans???

  • What do you need?  A sample day?  A week of dinners?  Snack ideas?  It's way too much to just put everything.
  • A sample day would be great with a two options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thank you!!! 
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  • edited May 2012
    Here is a rough layout of my recent meal plans (I gave 3 or 4 options for each) 

    Breakfast:
    1. Greek nonfat yogurt with cinnamon
    2. Oatmeal with cinnamon (and sometimes unsweetened applesauce)
    3. Grapenuts 
    4. Hard boiled egg (usually if I'm running late. I peel them RIGHT when I finish cooking them, that way I can just grab and eat them as I'm running to my car haha) 

    Snack:
    1. http://travisjessjones.blogspot.com/2012/03/banana-oatmeal-muffins.html (Instead of sugar I added half a cup of honey)
    2. Veggies/fruits
    3. Nuts
    4. Homemade protein bar 

    Lunch:
    1. Marinated veggies wrapped in kale (like a wrap but without the added grains) 
    2. BIG high protein salad
    3. Egg or tuna salad (WITHOUT mayo.. ick..that stuff is just.. badness in a jar) 

    Snack:
    2. apple/banana/some fruit or veggie
    3. Almonds/pistachios

    Dinner:
    1. Lentil Soup
    2. Quinoa Chili

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    I make everything from scratch. I don't trust anything packaged anymore... It's a looong slow process that has taken months to get to this point, but now I can't imagine buying anything in a bag or box. 
    Most of my dinners are CrockPot stuff because I don't get home until after 7-8pm most days. That thing is my heaven.. lol. It makes life sooo easy for long weeks. 
    I also cut up and baggie EVERYTHING on Sundays (or whatever day I have free) 
    Carrots, broccoli, separate nuts into serving sizes, my oatmeal protein cookies, etc.. That way even if I'm running late, it takes no effort to grab and go. 


  • Here's mine

    # 1

    Egg Muffins with peppers, onions, ham, mushrooms, & cheddar (2 or 3)

    Babybel light cheeses (2) for snack

    Roasted turkey and cheese rollups (good deli meat wrapped around cheese (3-4)

    1/2 C. smokehouse almonds for snack

    grilled sirloin
    roasted asparagus
    southwest corn

    apple crisp for dessert

    #2

    "fried" egg whites (about 4 - I use egg beaters)

    Smoothie for snack

    Sausage, peppers, & mushrooms in balsamic-white wine sauce (make ahead and freeze)
    1/2 C cottage cheese with a sprinkle of paprika
    "nachos"  I toast a corn tortilla with cheese on top and some cumin

    sugar free jello for snack

    Grilled chicken breasts
    steamed green beans
    roasted and honeyed carrots

    Grilled pineapple with vanilla frozen yogurt for dessert
  • Breakfast:
    Greek yogurt and fruit
    or GF waffle with light syrup and fruit
    or smoothie (yogurt, fruit, OJ, ice, spinach)

    Lunch:
    dinner leftovers, fruit, salad or raw veggies
    Big salad with lots of veggies, feta, and chicken and fruit
    quinoa salad, fruit

    Dinner:
    Lean protein, veggies, occasionally a starch (usually a potato, rice, or quinoa)

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    Everything the light touches is my kingdom.
  • Breakfast
    Lipton Lemon Ginsing Green tea with splenda
    One of the following, I rotate:
    1)Scrambled egg whites with veggies and sliced turkey & a light whole wheat english muffin
    2) Skim milk & special K with a piece of fruit
    3) Light whole wheat english muffin with slices of turkey, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese

    Lunch
    One of the following:
    1) Homemade veggie soup with assorted veggies cooked in reduced sodium fat free chicken broth & a salad with chicken and low fat low sugar dressing
    2) Homemade veggie soup with a turkey sandwhich made of 2 slices of light whole wheat bread, 2 slices of turkey, and mustard.

    Dinner
    One of the following:
    Chicken breast marinated in citrus grill seasoning and olive oil, side of steamed veggies, side salad
    The same above except with fish, or a lean meat
    If I make pasta for my fiance, I will make steamed zuchini instead and use that as my pasta...sooooo good!

    Snacks
    Almonds
    fruit
    cheese sticks
    sugar free pudding
    carrot sticks
    reduced fat wheat thins with hummas

    *****Try not to eat pasta, rice, or bread after lunch!!!!!!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_getting-shape_wanna-share-your-meal-plans?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:238Discussion:fab8c930-c83a-4b7f-9a00-32ba4e761b8aPost:aa5b55d2-c174-4d7a-84bc-c043e60a84d4">Re: Wanna share your meal plans???</a>:
    [QUOTE]Breakfast: Greek yogurt and fruit or GF waffle with light syrup and fruit or smoothie (yogurt, fruit, OJ, ice, spinach) Lunch: dinner leftovers, fruit, salad or raw veggies Big salad with lots of veggies, feta, and chicken and fruit quinoa salad, fruit Dinner: Lean protein, veggies, occasionally a starch (usually a potato, rice, or quinoa)
    Posted by J&K10910[/QUOTE]

    hahah You eat almost exactly the way I do, minus the waffles.
    I add in a Lara bar or oski bar here and there as well-helps get me to lunch without starving.
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  • Breakfast:
    Oat bran with unsweetened almond milk
    Egg whites with 100 calorie English muffin and low fat cheddar

    Snack:
    Low fat cottage cheese
    Plain fat free Greek yogurt with berries
    Hard boiled egg (or just egg whites)

    Lunch:
    Black bean salad with avocado http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/zesty-black-bean-corn-salad-10000000671002/
    Veggie chili http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/big-batch-veggie-chili-50400000109472/

    Snack:
    Orange, Apple, or Melon
    Celery with natural PB
    Low fat cheese

    Dinner:
    Stir fry http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/buddhas-delight-with-tofu-broccoli-water-chestnuts-10000001011288/
    Chicken chilaquiles http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-chilaquiles-10000001634740/
    Thai chicken salad http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/thai-chicken-salad-with-peanut-50400000111132/

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