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Healthy light meals and snack ideas?

(11 Posts)
MrsWombat Thu 27-Mar-14 11:47:38

Anyone got any good suggestions? Especially ones that incorporate dairy as I'm really bad at remembering my 2-3 portions.

My BMI at booking appointment was 29 so want to try and be as healthy as possible. Already walk an hour a day in total for the school run.

cheese and spinach omelette
fruit milkshake

Spaghettinetti Thu 27-Mar-14 12:57:13

Tzatziki (dairy) and sesame seeded bread sticks (sesame seeds are meant to reduce inflammation) - It's what I'm eating right now!

Cottage cheese on ryvita with cucumber and mint.

Jacket potato with cottage cheese.

Cottage cheese and walnut rye bread sandwiches with salad.

Philadelphia light toasty.

Greek yoghurt with honey and walnuts/almonds.

Strawberries with Greek yoghurt and chopped hazelnuts.

Hummus and crudités.

Greek salad.

Salad nicoise.

Chicken kebab with Tzatziki and Pitta bread.

Date and Walnut tea bread (instead of majorly sugary cake).

Porridge with nutmeg/ginger & banana or fresh berries.

I've been eating all of these things, but I've also been eating a shed load of cake and chocolate...

CityDweller Thu 27-Mar-14 14:57:51

rice cakes spread with a thin spreading of nut butter (almond butter is my fave) and cottage cheese. Yummy and filling!

beela Thu 27-Mar-14 17:14:13

Breakfast cereal or low fat yoghurt are my faves at the moment. Or a banana whizzed up with some milk.

PrincessWellington Thu 27-Mar-14 19:40:49

Homemade soup

MrsWombat Fri 28-Mar-14 09:38:43

Right, I've taken a look at the slimming world website and the NHS Change for life website, and taken your suggestions and stocked the cupboard with a few things.

Hummous, low fat cheese, low fat cheese spread for sandwich, cracker and jacket potato fillings. Also those cans of weight watchers tuna and sweetcorn.
Swapped white bread for 50/50 (DS eats it too)
Proper jacket potatoes
One cal spray for cooking
Ryvita and crispbead
Mustard powder because it's an ingredient in some recipes I've got my eye on.
Baked crisps

Forgot to buy cereal and healthier cake options, but it's a start. grin

peeapod Fri 28-Mar-14 10:19:52

I was just going to mention slimming world as its the only place you can go whilst pregnant for advice and help on what to eat healthyily throughout pregnancy (avoiding the word diet here)

CityDweller Fri 28-Mar-14 11:49:20

Hmm - I'd avoid 'low fat' if I were you. Tends to be packed with sugar to make up for missing fat. And fat is far more satiating, doesn't spike your insulin, etc. You're better off eating smaller amounts of the full-fat stuff (yoghurt, butter, cheese, egg yolks, etc) than larger amounts of low-fat. This recent article is spot on, in my opinion: www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/23/everything-you-know-about-unhealthy-foods-is-wrong?CMP=fb_gu

beela Fri 28-Mar-14 11:57:17

CityDweller, I totally agree with you about the low fat/high sugar, and normally I would avoid 'low' anything, because there is usually something else in there to make up for reducing whatever it is, be it sugar or fat. I'd rather eat a smaller amount of the normal version.

However, anything too fatty is giving me heartburn at the moment, so the idea of a lovely creamy yoghurt just isn't doing it for me right now! Sorry, perhaps I shouldn't have included them as a 'healthy' snack.

MrsWombat Fri 28-Mar-14 12:18:53

There's no funny ingredients in my low fat cheeses? confusedThe ingredients are just cheese and flavourings. (herbs, garlic, onion)

I'm guessing there is in the weight watchers tuna and walkers crisps, but I expect that in processed food. They are "healthy ish" alternatives for when I can't be bothered, or fancy something junkie.

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