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Easy Meal & Snack Ideas

written by Lance Goyke

Here are some convenient, quick, and easy meal ideas.  These are especially great for your brown bag lunches!

  • Roll up black beans, salsa, and mozzarella cheese in a whole wheat tortilla
  • Grilled chicken breast strips, fresh veggies and spicy mustard wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla
  • Baked potato topped with chili beans
  • Toss cooked whole wheat pasta with chopped vegetables and light Italian dressing
  • Mini pizzas – use whole wheat English muffins or pita bread, top with tomato sauce, and low fat toppings
  • Pair a low calorie frozen meal with a tossed salad & fresh fruit
  • Spinach salad with diced chicken, strawberries, and light balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Here are 3 healthy, low fat (and low calorie!) snack ideas.  Great for kids too!

  • Rabbit bag: fill snack-size Ziploc plastic bags with raw vegetables or fruit.  Use a citrus fruit, such as orange wedges, to help keep apple slices from turning brown.
  • Light Microwave Popcorn: sprinkle with ½ c grated parmesan cheese, 2 tsp Cajun seasoning, OR 2 tsp powdered ranch salad dressing mix to add flavor without the fat
  • Smoothie: Make your own with skim milk, frozen fruit and Splenda for a drink that tastes just like a milkshake
  • Cereal Parfait: Place light yogurt, fruit, and whole grain cereal in a plastic cup and you’ll have a snack ready to go

Healthy Regards,

Lance Goyke

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