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Leanna, 17, Sydney.
Current weight: 83.4Kg
first goal weight: under 80kg
itsmindovermatter:

fitnesslikeaboss:

healthy-to-the-bone:

-62 lbs!! Gonna kill these last 20!!

Real life Fitspo!!!

Keep going! You’re doing amazing!

itsmindovermatter:

fitnesslikeaboss:

healthy-to-the-bone:

-62 lbs!! Gonna kill these last 20!!


Real life Fitspo!!!

Keep going! You’re doing amazing!

(via fitspiration)

thefitty:

35 Quick and Healthy Low-Calorie Lunches
By the time noon rolls around, it may seem too easy to head to nearest pizza joint. But hold up: We have 35 healthy lunches that are 400 calories or less and can be made in no time! And for those who need a little more fuel to keep on going, each meal also includes an optional side snack to keepanyone’s belly full (up to 500 calories). So say sayonara to take-out or hours slaving at the kitchen — with these options, nobody will go hungry (or unhealthy) again.
Sandwiches/Wraps
 1. Herbed Cheese and Tomato Sandwich: 398 caloriesWhy it rules: Cottage cheese is an awesome low-fat source of protein!
1 English muffin: 120 calories¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese: 40 calories2 slices tomato: 10 calories¼ avocado, sliced: 68 calories1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard: 5 calories1 leaf butter lettuce: 5 calories1 tablespoon chives, chopped: <1 calorieGarlic powder to taste: <1 calorieSide Snack: 1 small banana and one square of dark chocolate (130 calories)
2. Hawaiian Veggie burger: 380 caloriesWhy it rules: Avocado is a great swap for mayonnaise because it’s full of healthy monosaturated fats.
1 whole-wheat bun: 90 calories1 veggie burger patty: 100 calories¼ avocado, mashed: 68 calories1 round of pineapple: 25 calories2 tablespoons BBQ sauce: 15 calories1 handful alfalfa sprouts: 5 caloriesSide Snack: 1 large handful of sweet potato chips (80 calories)
3. Crunchy Tuna Wrap: 382 caloriesWhy it rules: Greek yogurt makes this tuna salad just as creamy as the classic mayo would, but without all the extra fat and cholesterol!
1 whole-wheat wrap: 130 calories½ a 6oz.-can of tuna: 90 calories¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt: 30 calories½ a celery stalk, chopped: 5 calories3 slices roasted red peppers: 30 calories1 handful of baby spinach: 5 calories1 squeeze of lemon juice: <1 calorieSide Snack: 1 cupcherries (90 calories)
4. Turkey Wrap: 365 caloriesWhy it rules: Turkey is a tasty and lean source of protein. Bonus points for choosing the low-sodiumkind!
1 whole-wheat wrap: 130 calories3 slices deli turkey: 90 calories2 tablespoons hummus: 60 calories1 tablespoon goat cheese: 60 calories1 handful baby spinach: 5 caloriesSide Snack: 9 Parmesan Garlic and Herb Pita Chips (140 calories)
5. Mediterranean Burger: 400 caloriesWhy it rules: Subbing turkey for the traditional beef saves some calories without sacrificing flavor.
1 whole-wheat bun: 90 calories1 turkey burger patty: 140 calories2 tablespoons feta cheese: 50 calories2 slices tomato: 10 calories1 round slice red onion: 5 calories1 handful spinach: 5 caloriesSide Snack: 5 Kashi 7-grain crackers with 1 stick reduced-fat string cheese (100 calories)
6. Spiced Chickpea Pita: 350 caloriesWhy it rules: Try this spin on a traditional falafel sandwich without fried chickpeas.
1 whole-wheat pita: 80 calories½ a chicken breast: 100 calories¼ cup chickpeas: 70 calories¼ cup Greek yogurt: 30 calories1 sprinkle parsley: <1 calorie1 sprinkle oregano: <1 calorieSide Snack: 1 large peach (70 calories)
7. Spicy Black Bean Burrito: 365 caloriesWhy it rules: Black beans are an awesome source of fiber.
1 whole-wheat wrap: 130 calories¼ cup black beans: 60 calories¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories¼ small red onion, sliced: 10 calories1 teaspoon hot sauce: 5 caloriesSide Snack: 10 baked tortilla chips with ¼ cup salsa (100 calories)
8. Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Turkey: 345 caloriesWhy it rules: This healthier version of a grilled cheese has no butter and adds in turkey for extra protein!
2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories3 slices deli turkey: 90 calories1 slice provolone: 70 calories1 small spritz olive-oil spray (to grease pan panini press!): 5 caloriesSide Snack: 1 small apple (60 calories)
9. Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich: 395 caloriesWhy it rules: Low-fat mayo is a great swap for the full-fat version!
2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories1 slice Swiss cheese: 70 calories2 teaspoons low-fat mayo: 35 calories2 slices tomato: 10 calories1 leaf butter lettuce: 5 caloriesSide Snack: ¼ cucumber sliced with 2 tablespoons of hummus (75 calories)
10. Pizza Burger: 360 caloriesWhy it rules: Say so long cravings for greasy pizza thanks to this burger that’s also filled with protein.
1 whole-wheat bun: 90 calories1 veggie burger patty: 100 calories2 slices fresh mozzarella cheese: 140 calories2 tablespoons marinara sauce: 40 caloriesSide-snack: 1 orange (85 calories)
11. Veggie Sub: 380 caloriesWhy it rules: Get your daily serving of veggies and them some with this flavorful sandwich.
1 6-inch whole-wheat sub roll: 220 calories2 tablespoons hummus: 60 calories¼ cucumber, sliced: 15 calories1 small tomato, sliced: 10 calories5 black olives, halved: 40 calories½ carrot, shredded: 30 calories1 handful alfalfa sprouts: 5 caloriesSide Snack: 1 large handful of sweet potato chips (80 calories)
12. Curried Chicken Pita With Cranberries and Pear: 375 caloriesWhy it rules: No mayo (aka added fat and empty calories!) needed for this tasty chicken salad.
1 whole-wheat pita: 80 calories1/2 a chicken breast, diced: 100 calories¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt: 30 calories2 tablespoons dried cranberries: 45 calories1/2 pear, diced: 451 teaspoon honey mustard: 5 calories1/2 teaspoon curry powder: <1 calorie1 squeeze lemon juice: <1 calorieSide Snack: The other half of the pear used in the salad! (45 calories)
13. Caesar Salmon Wrap: 364 caloriesWhy it rules: Light dressing and heart-healthy salmon make this a winning wrap.
1 whole-wheat pita: 80 calories1 5oz.-can of salmon: 120 calories2 tablespoons light Caesar dressing: 60 calories1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese: 25 calories1 handful spinach: 5 caloriesSide Snack: ¼ cucumber sliced with 2 tablespoons of hummus (75 calories)
14. Egg, Tomato, and Avocado Sandwich: 385 caloriesWhy it rules: This sandwich isleaner and green than a traditional bacon, egg, and cheese. And delicious any time of day.
1 English muffin: 120 calories1 large egg, fried: 75 calories1 teaspoon olive oil: 40 calories¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories2 slices tomato: 10 caloriesSide Snack: 1 medium-sized apple (80 calories)
15. Ham, Pear, and Swiss Sandwich: 395 caloriesWhy it rules: Deli ham is leaner than its Christmas dinner version, but still packed with protein. Choose a low-sodium version for best results.
2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories3 slices deli ham: 100 calories1 slice Swiss cheese: 70 calories1/2 pear, sliced: 451 teaspoon honey mustard: 5 caloriesSide Snack: ¾ cup apple chips (80 calories)
16. TBLT: 375 caloriesWhy it rules: Turkey bacon is a leaner than regular bacon, but is still full of crispy deliciousness!
2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories3 slices turkey bacon: 130 calories2 slices tomato: 10 calories1 leaf Romaine lettuce, 5 calories1 tablespoon low-fat mayo: 50 caloriesSide Snack: Two pretzel rods with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (100 calories)
17. Roast Beef and Horseradish Sandwich: 385 caloriesWhy it rules: Impress your co-workers with this tasty lunch that’s full of calcium, too. (Thanks, mozzarella!)
2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories2 slices deli roast beef: 100 calories1 thick slice fresh mozzarella cheese: 70 calories1 tablespoon horseradish sauce: 30 calories1 leaf Romaine lettuce: 5 caloriesSide Snack: 1 large peach (70 calories)
18. Better AB&J: 390 caloriesWhy it rules: Almond butter is a great swap for peanut butter and contains 25 percent less saturated fat.
2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories2 tablespoons almond butter: 190 calories1 tablespoon reduced-sugar jelly: 20 caloriesSide Snack: ½ cup plain Greek yogurt with ¼ cup fresh blueberries (91 calories)
19. Tangy Shrimp and Avocado Wrap: 377 caloriesWhy it rules: Shrimp is a filling, low-calorie lunch option that tastes great with our beloved avocado.
1 whole-wheat wrap: 130 calories6 pre-cooked shrimps, chopped: 42 calories¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories¼ cucumber, sliced: 15 calories¼ cup Greek yogurt: 30 calories1 squeeze lemon juice: <1 calorieGarlic, salt, and pepper to tasteSide Snack: 8 mixed olives (100 calories)
Salads/Platters
20. Greek Pita Salad: 368 caloriesWhy it rules: Protein-packed chickpeas and naturally lower-fat feta spice up this salad.
1 cup romaine lettuce: 8 calories½ whole-wheat pita, sliced: 40 calories¼ cup feta cheese: 100 calories¼ cup chickpeas: 70 calories½ cucumber, sliced: 30 calories¼ small red onion, chopped: 10 calories2 tablespoons Greek dressing: 110 caloriesSide Snack: 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus (100 calories)
21. Strawberry Spinach Salad: 382 caloriesWhy it rules: Strawberries are filled with antioxidants, and can sweeten up any salad!
1 cup spinach: 7 calories1 cup strawberries, sliced: 50 calories1 thick slice fresh mozzarella cheese: 70 calories2 tablespoons pine nuts: 110 calories1 cup broccoli: 30 calories1 tablespoon olive oil: 110 calories1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar: 5 calories1 squeeze lemon juice: < 1 calorieSide Snack: A 2-inch slice whole-grain baguette (140 calories)
22. Garden Pasta Salad: 395 caloriesWhy it rules: Whole-wheat pasta is a great substitute for the white version.
½ cup left-over whole wheat pasta: 110 calories½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories1 thick slice fresh mozzarella cheese: 70 calories4 kalamata olives, sliced: 60 calories½ green pepper, sliced: 10 calories½ carrot, shredded: 30 calories2 tablespoons fat-free Italian dressing: 15 caloriesSide Snack: A whole-wheat pita, toasted and rubbed with a garlic clove (80 calories)
23. Lentil Salad with Poached Eggs: 390 caloriesWhy it rules: Lentils are one of our Superfoods thanks to their hefty dose of protein and antioxidants!
½ cup canned lentils: 120 calories½ cup spinach (sautéed with 1 teaspoon olive oil): 50 calories2 large eggs, poached: 150 calories¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories2 slices tomato: 10 caloriesSide Snack: 15mini pretzel sticks with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese (100 calories)
24. Sprout n’ Spinach Salad: 381 caloriesWhy it rules: This salad is packed with two of our favorite superfoods — spinach and avocado.
2 cups baby spinach: 14 calories1/2 avocado, diced: 120 calories1 handful alfalfa sprouts: 5 calories1/2 orange bell pepper, diced: 12 calories1/2 carrot, grated: 30 calories2 tablespoons hummus mixed with 1 tablespoons olive oil:  170 caloriesSide Snack: 1/2 an apple and 1 low-fat cheese stick (110 calories)
25. Tarragon Chicken Salad: 400 caloriesWhy it rules: Walnuts are filled with good fats that can help boost brainpower.
1 cup spinach: 7 calories½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories¼ cup Greek yogurt: 30 calories¼ cup walnuts: 160 calories¼ cup dried cranberries: 90 calories1 stalk celery, chopped: 5 calories2 slices tomato: 10 calories1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped: < 1 calorie1 squeeze lemon juice: < 1 calorieSide Snack: A whole-wheat pita (80 calories)
26. Sweet Potato and Shitake Mushroom Salad: 370 caloriesWhy it rules: Sweet potatoes are filled with fiber and vitamins!
1 cup spinach: 5 calories1 cooked sweet potato, sliced: 100 calories4 shitake mushrooms, sliced: 40 calories¼ cup feta cheese: 100 calories2 slices tomato: 10 calories1 tablespoon olive oil: 110 calories1 tablespoon Dijon mustard: 5 calories1 squeeze lemon juice: < 1 calorieSide Snack: 1 cup halved strawberries and ½ a banana, sliced (100 calories)
27. Chicken and Rice Stir-Fry: 380 caloriesWhy it rules: Brown rice is richer in fiber and protein than it’s white cousin.
½ cup ready-made brown rice: 100 calories½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories4 shitake mushrooms, sliced: 40 calories½ red pepper, sliced: 10 calories½ green pepper, sliced: 10 calories¼ small red onion, sliced: 10 calories1 tablespoon olive oil: 110 caloriesSide Snack: ¼ cup boiled Edamame with 1 teaspoon soy sauce (100 calories)
28. Rice n’ Refried Beans: 400 caloriesWhy it rules: Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and iron.
½ cup ready-made brown rice: 100 calories½ cup canned pinto beans, mashed: 130 calories¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories¼ small red onion, sliced: 10 calories1 plum tomato, diced: 10 caloriesSide Snack: 10 baked tortilla chips (90 calories)
29. Stuffed Sweet Potato: 365 caloriesWhy it rules: Greek yogurt is a great swap for sour cream on this potato.
1 cooked sweet potato, sliced: 100 calories3 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled: 130 calories¼ cup Greek yogurt: 30 calories1/2 scallion, chopped: 5 caloriesSide Snack: 5 Kashi 7-grain crackers with 1 stick reduced-fat string cheese (100 calories)
30. Mediterranean Platter: 370 caloriesWhy it rules: Babaganoush (roasted eggplant) is a great alternative to full-fat dips.
1 whole-wheat pita, sliced: 80 calories¼ cup hummus: 150 calories¼ cup babaganoush: 100 calories5 black olives: 40 caloriesSide Snack: ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey (120 calories)
31. Healthy Stir-Fried Rice: 365 caloriesWhy it rules: DIY fried-rice with olive oil is way healthier than any Chinese take-out.
½ cup ready-made brown rice: 100 calories1 egg, scrambled with 1 teaspoon olive oil: 115 calories4 bella mushrooms, sliced: 40 calories1 cup broccoli, chopped: 30 calories½ carrot, chopped: 30 calories¼ small red onion, sliced: 10 calories1 teaspoon sesame oil: 40 caloriesSide Snack: Tropical fruit salad with 1 kiwi and ½ a large orange (90 calories)
32. Veggie Patty with Over-Easy Egg: 390 caloriesWhy it rules: Filled with protein and healthy fats, this combo will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.
1 veggie burger patty: 100 calories1 slice cheddar cheese: 70 calories1 large egg, over-easy cooked with olive-oil spray: 80 calories¼ avocado, sliced: 60 caloriesSide Snack: 1 medium-sized apple (80 calories)
33. 3-Bean Salad with Kale: 350 caloriesWhy it rules: Fiber filled beans on top of vitamin-rich kale make this a winning meal.
1 cup kale, massaged: 30 calories1 squeeze lime juice, < 1 calorie1 squeeze lemon juice, < 1 calorie¼ avocado, chopped: 60 calories¼ cup black beans: 55 calories¼ cup white beans: 50 calories¼ cup kidney beans: 50 caloriesSide Snack: 5 Kashi 7-grain crackers with 1 stick reduced-fat string cheese (100 calories)
34. Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad: 345 caloriesWhy it rules: The health benefits of tomatoes are endless, including helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
3 thick slices fresh mozzarella cheese: 210 calories2 plum tomatoes, sliced: 20 calories3 basil leaves: < 1 calorie1 tablespoon olive oil: 110 calories1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar: 5 caloriesSide Snack: A 2-inch slice whole-grain baguette, toasted (140 calories)
35. Healthier Cobb Salad: 382 caloriesWhy it rules: Skipping the dangerous dressing and opting for turkey bacon leans out this filling salad.
1 cup romaine lettuce: 8 calories½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories2 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled: 87 calories¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories1 large hard-boiled egg, sliced: 751 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese: 371 tablespoon balsamic vinegar: 15 calories
Need to up those calories even more? Add a handful of nuts, a slice of cheese, or a hardboiled egg to the plate.

thefitty:

35 Quick and Healthy Low-Calorie Lunches

By the time noon rolls around, it may seem too easy to head to nearest pizza joint. But hold up: We have 35 healthy lunches that are 400 calories or less and can be made in no time! And for those who need a little more fuel to keep on going, each meal also includes an optional side snack to keepanyone’s belly full (up to 500 calories). So say sayonara to take-out or hours slaving at the kitchen — with these options, nobody will go hungry (or unhealthy) again.

Sandwiches/Wraps

 1. Herbed Cheese and Tomato Sandwich: 398 calories
Why it rules: Cottage cheese is an awesome low-fat source of protein!

1 English muffin: 120 calories
¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese: 40 calories
2 slices tomato: 10 calories
¼ avocado, sliced: 68 calories
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard: 5 calories
1 leaf butter lettuce: 5 calories
1 tablespoon chives, chopped: <1 calorie
Garlic powder to taste: <1 calorie
Side Snack: 1 small banana and one square of dark chocolate (130 calories)

2. Hawaiian Veggie burger: 380 calories
Why it rules: Avocado is a great swap for mayonnaise because it’s full of healthy monosaturated fats.

1 whole-wheat bun: 90 calories
1 veggie burger patty: 100 calories
¼ avocado, mashed: 68 calories
1 round of pineapple: 25 calories
2 tablespoons BBQ sauce: 15 calories
1 handful alfalfa sprouts: 5 calories
Side Snack: 1 large handful of sweet potato chips (80 calories)

3. Crunchy Tuna Wrap: 382 calories
Why it rules: Greek yogurt makes this tuna salad just as creamy as the classic mayo would, but without all the extra fat and cholesterol!

1 whole-wheat wrap: 130 calories
½ a 6oz.-can of tuna: 90 calories
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt: 30 calories
½ a celery stalk, chopped: 5 calories
3 slices roasted red peppers: 30 calories
1 handful of baby spinach: 5 calories
1 squeeze of lemon juice: <1 calorie
Side Snack: 1 cupcherries (90 calories)

4. Turkey Wrap: 365 calories
Why it rules: Turkey is a tasty and lean source of protein. Bonus points for choosing the low-sodiumkind!

1 whole-wheat wrap: 130 calories
3 slices deli turkey: 90 calories
2 tablespoons hummus: 60 calories
1 tablespoon goat cheese: 60 calories
1 handful baby spinach: 5 calories
Side Snack: 9 Parmesan Garlic and Herb Pita Chips (140 calories)

5. Mediterranean Burger: 400 calories
Why it rules: Subbing turkey for the traditional beef saves some calories without sacrificing flavor.

1 whole-wheat bun: 90 calories
1 turkey burger patty: 140 calories
2 tablespoons feta cheese: 50 calories
2 slices tomato: 10 calories
1 round slice red onion: 5 calories
1 handful spinach: 5 calories
Side Snack: 5 Kashi 7-grain crackers with 1 stick reduced-fat string cheese (100 calories)

6. Spiced Chickpea Pita: 350 calories
Why it rules: Try this spin on a traditional falafel sandwich without fried chickpeas.

1 whole-wheat pita: 80 calories
½ a chicken breast: 100 calories
¼ cup chickpeas: 70 calories
¼ cup Greek yogurt: 30 calories
1 sprinkle parsley: <1 calorie
1 sprinkle oregano: <1 calorie
Side Snack: 1 large peach (70 calories)

7. Spicy Black Bean Burrito: 365 calories
Why it rules: Black beans are an awesome source of fiber.

1 whole-wheat wrap: 130 calories
¼ cup black beans: 60 calories
¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories
¼ small red onion, sliced: 10 calories
1 teaspoon hot sauce: 5 calories
Side Snack: 10 baked tortilla chips with ¼ cup salsa (100 calories)

8. Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Turkey: 345 calories
Why it rules: This healthier version of a grilled cheese has no butter and adds in turkey for extra protein!

2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories
3 slices deli turkey: 90 calories
1 slice provolone: 70 calories
1 small spritz olive-oil spray (to grease pan panini press!): 5 calories
Side Snack: 1 small apple (60 calories)

9. Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich: 395 calories
Why it rules: Low-fat mayo is a great swap for the full-fat version!

2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories
½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories
1 slice Swiss cheese: 70 calories
2 teaspoons low-fat mayo: 35 calories
2 slices tomato: 10 calories
1 leaf butter lettuce: 5 calories
Side Snack: ¼ cucumber sliced with 2 tablespoons of hummus (75 calories)

10. Pizza Burger: 360 calories
Why it rules: Say so long cravings for greasy pizza thanks to this burger that’s also filled with protein.

1 whole-wheat bun: 90 calories
1 veggie burger patty: 100 calories
2 slices fresh mozzarella cheese: 140 calories
2 tablespoons marinara sauce: 40 calories
Side-snack: 1 orange (85 calories)

11. Veggie Sub: 380 calories
Why it rules: Get your daily serving of veggies and them some with this flavorful sandwich.

1 6-inch whole-wheat sub roll: 220 calories
2 tablespoons hummus: 60 calories
¼ cucumber, sliced: 15 calories
1 small tomato, sliced: 10 calories
5 black olives, halved: 40 calories
½ carrot, shredded: 30 calories
1 handful alfalfa sprouts: 5 calories
Side Snack: 1 large handful of sweet potato chips (80 calories)

12. Curried Chicken Pita With Cranberries and Pear: 375 calories
Why it rules: No mayo (aka added fat and empty calories!) needed for this tasty chicken salad.

1 whole-wheat pita: 80 calories
1/2 a chicken breast, diced: 100 calories
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt: 30 calories
2 tablespoons dried cranberries: 45 calories
1/2 pear, diced: 45
1 teaspoon honey mustard: 5 calories
1/2 teaspoon curry powder: <1 calorie
1 squeeze lemon juice: <1 calorie
Side Snack: The other half of the pear used in the salad! (45 calories)

13. Caesar Salmon Wrap: 364 calories
Why it rules: Light dressing and heart-healthy salmon make this a winning wrap.

1 whole-wheat pita: 80 calories
1 5oz.-can of salmon: 120 calories
2 tablespoons light Caesar dressing: 60 calories
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese: 25 calories
1 handful spinach: 5 calories
Side Snack: ¼ cucumber sliced with 2 tablespoons of hummus (75 calories)

14. Egg, Tomato, and Avocado Sandwich: 385 calories
Why it rules: This sandwich isleaner and green than a traditional bacon, egg, and cheese. And delicious any time of day.

1 English muffin: 120 calories
1 large egg, fried: 75 calories
1 teaspoon olive oil: 40 calories
¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories
2 slices tomato: 10 calories
Side Snack: 1 medium-sized apple (80 calories)

15. Ham, Pear, and Swiss Sandwich: 395 calories
Why it rules: Deli ham is leaner than its Christmas dinner version, but still packed with protein. Choose a low-sodium version for best results.

2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories
3 slices deli ham: 100 calories
1 slice Swiss cheese: 70 calories
1/2 pear, sliced: 45
1 teaspoon honey mustard: 5 calories
Side Snack: ¾ cup apple chips (80 calories)

16. TBLT: 375 calories
Why it rules: Turkey bacon is a leaner than regular bacon, but is still full of crispy deliciousness!

2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories
3 slices turkey bacon: 130 calories
2 slices tomato: 10 calories
1 leaf Romaine lettuce, 5 calories
1 tablespoon low-fat mayo: 50 calories
Side Snack: Two pretzel rods with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (100 calories)

17. Roast Beef and Horseradish Sandwich: 385 calories
Why it rules: Impress your co-workers with this tasty lunch that’s full of calcium, too. (Thanks, mozzarella!)

2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories
2 slices deli roast beef: 100 calories
1 thick slice fresh mozzarella cheese: 70 calories
1 tablespoon horseradish sauce: 30 calories
1 leaf Romaine lettuce: 5 calories
Side Snack: 1 large peach (70 calories)

18. Better AB&J: 390 calories
Why it rules: Almond butter is a great swap for peanut butter and contains 25 percent less saturated fat.

2 slices whole-wheat bread: 180 calories
2 tablespoons almond butter: 190 calories
1 tablespoon reduced-sugar jelly: 20 calories
Side Snack: ½ cup plain Greek yogurt with ¼ cup fresh blueberries (91 calories)

19. Tangy Shrimp and Avocado Wrap: 377 calories
Why it rules: Shrimp is a filling, low-calorie lunch option that tastes great with our beloved avocado.

1 whole-wheat wrap: 130 calories
6 pre-cooked shrimps, chopped: 42 calories
¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories
¼ cucumber, sliced: 15 calories
¼ cup Greek yogurt: 30 calories
1 squeeze lemon juice: <1 calorie
Garlic, salt, and pepper to taste
Side Snack: 8 mixed olives (100 calories)

Salads/Platters

20. Greek Pita Salad: 368 calories
Why it rules: Protein-packed chickpeas and naturally lower-fat feta spice up this salad.

1 cup romaine lettuce: 8 calories
½ whole-wheat pita, sliced: 40 calories
¼ cup feta cheese: 100 calories
¼ cup chickpeas: 70 calories
½ cucumber, sliced: 30 calories
¼ small red onion, chopped: 10 calories
2 tablespoons Greek dressing: 110 calories
Side Snack: 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus (100 calories)

21. Strawberry Spinach Salad: 382 calories
Why it rules: Strawberries are filled with antioxidants, and can sweeten up any salad!

1 cup spinach: 7 calories
1 cup strawberries, sliced: 50 calories
1 thick slice fresh mozzarella cheese: 70 calories
2 tablespoons pine nuts: 110 calories
1 cup broccoli: 30 calories
1 tablespoon olive oil: 110 calories
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar: 5 calories
1 squeeze lemon juice: < 1 calorie
Side Snack: A 2-inch slice whole-grain baguette (140 calories)

22. Garden Pasta Salad: 395 calories
Why it rules: Whole-wheat pasta is a great substitute for the white version.

½ cup left-over whole wheat pasta: 110 calories
½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories
1 thick slice fresh mozzarella cheese: 70 calories
4 kalamata olives, sliced: 60 calories
½ green pepper, sliced: 10 calories
½ carrot, shredded: 30 calories
2 tablespoons fat-free Italian dressing: 15 calories
Side Snack: A whole-wheat pita, toasted and rubbed with a garlic clove (80 calories)

23. Lentil Salad with Poached Eggs: 390 calories
Why it rules: Lentils are one of our Superfoods thanks to their hefty dose of protein and antioxidants!

½ cup canned lentils: 120 calories
½ cup spinach (sautéed with 1 teaspoon olive oil): 50 calories
2 large eggs, poached: 150 calories
¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories
2 slices tomato: 10 calories
Side Snack: 15mini pretzel sticks with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese (100 calories)

24. Sprout n’ Spinach Salad: 381 calories
Why it rules: This salad is packed with two of our favorite superfoods — spinach and avocado.

2 cups baby spinach: 14 calories
1/2 avocado, diced: 120 calories
1 handful alfalfa sprouts: 5 calories
1/2 orange bell pepper, diced: 12 calories
1/2 carrot, grated: 30 calories
2 tablespoons hummus mixed with 1 tablespoons olive oil:  170 calories
Side Snack: 1/2 an apple and 1 low-fat cheese stick (110 calories)

25. Tarragon Chicken Salad: 400 calories
Why it rules: Walnuts are filled with good fats that can help boost brainpower.

1 cup spinach: 7 calories
½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories
¼ cup Greek yogurt: 30 calories
¼ cup walnuts: 160 calories
¼ cup dried cranberries: 90 calories
1 stalk celery, chopped: 5 calories
2 slices tomato: 10 calories
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped: < 1 calorie
1 squeeze lemon juice: < 1 calorie
Side Snack: A whole-wheat pita (80 calories)

26. Sweet Potato and Shitake Mushroom Salad: 370 calories
Why it rules: Sweet potatoes are filled with fiber and vitamins!

1 cup spinach: 5 calories
1 cooked sweet potato, sliced: 100 calories
4 shitake mushrooms, sliced: 40 calories
¼ cup feta cheese: 100 calories
2 slices tomato: 10 calories
1 tablespoon olive oil: 110 calories
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard: 5 calories
1 squeeze lemon juice: < 1 calorie
Side Snack: 1 cup halved strawberries and ½ a banana, sliced (100 calories)

27. Chicken and Rice Stir-Fry: 380 calories
Why it rules: Brown rice is richer in fiber and protein than it’s white cousin.

½ cup ready-made brown rice: 100 calories
½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories
4 shitake mushrooms, sliced: 40 calories
½ red pepper, sliced: 10 calories
½ green pepper, sliced: 10 calories
¼ small red onion, sliced: 10 calories
1 tablespoon olive oil: 110 calories
Side Snack: ¼ cup boiled Edamame with 1 teaspoon soy sauce (100 calories)

28. Rice n’ Refried Beans: 400 calories
Why it rules: Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and iron.

½ cup ready-made brown rice: 100 calories
½ cup canned pinto beans, mashed: 130 calories
¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories
¼ small red onion, sliced: 10 calories
1 plum tomato, diced: 10 calories
Side Snack: 10 baked tortilla chips (90 calories)

29. Stuffed Sweet Potato: 365 calories
Why it rules: Greek yogurt is a great swap for sour cream on this potato.

1 cooked sweet potato, sliced: 100 calories
3 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled: 130 calories
¼ cup Greek yogurt: 30 calories
1/2 scallion, chopped: 5 calories
Side Snack: 5 Kashi 7-grain crackers with 1 stick reduced-fat string cheese (100 calories)

30. Mediterranean Platter: 370 calories
Why it rules: Babaganoush (roasted eggplant) is a great alternative to full-fat dips.

1 whole-wheat pita, sliced: 80 calories
¼ cup hummus: 150 calories
¼ cup babaganoush: 100 calories
5 black olives: 40 calories
Side Snack: ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey (120 calories)

31. Healthy Stir-Fried Rice: 365 calories
Why it rules: DIY fried-rice with olive oil is way healthier than any Chinese take-out.

½ cup ready-made brown rice: 100 calories
1 egg, scrambled with 1 teaspoon olive oil: 115 calories
4 bella mushrooms, sliced: 40 calories
1 cup broccoli, chopped: 30 calories
½ carrot, chopped: 30 calories
¼ small red onion, sliced: 10 calories
1 teaspoon sesame oil: 40 calories
Side Snack: Tropical fruit salad with 1 kiwi and ½ a large orange (90 calories)

32. Veggie Patty with Over-Easy Egg: 390 calories
Why it rules: Filled with protein and healthy fats, this combo will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.

1 veggie burger patty: 100 calories
1 slice cheddar cheese: 70 calories
1 large egg, over-easy cooked with olive-oil spray: 80 calories
¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories
Side Snack: 1 medium-sized apple (80 calories)

33. 3-Bean Salad with Kale: 350 calories
Why it rules: Fiber filled beans on top of vitamin-rich kale make this a winning meal.

1 cup kale, massaged: 30 calories
1 squeeze lime juice, < 1 calorie
1 squeeze lemon juice, < 1 calorie
¼ avocado, chopped: 60 calories
¼ cup black beans: 55 calories
¼ cup white beans: 50 calories
¼ cup kidney beans: 50 calories
Side Snack: 5 Kashi 7-grain crackers with 1 stick reduced-fat string cheese (100 calories)

34. Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad: 345 calories
Why it rules: The health benefits of tomatoes are endless, including helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.

3 thick slices fresh mozzarella cheese: 210 calories
2 plum tomatoes, sliced: 20 calories
3 basil leaves: < 1 calorie
1 tablespoon olive oil: 110 calories
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar: 5 calories
Side Snack: A 2-inch slice whole-grain baguette, toasted (140 calories)

35. Healthier Cobb Salad: 382 calories
Why it rules: Skipping the dangerous dressing and opting for turkey bacon leans out this filling salad.

1 cup romaine lettuce: 8 calories
½ a chicken breast, sliced: 100 calories
2 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled: 87 calories
¼ avocado, sliced: 60 calories
1 large hard-boiled egg, sliced: 75
1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese: 37
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar: 15 calories

Need to up those calories even more? Add a handful of nuts, a slice of cheese, or a hardboiled egg to the plate.

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theyoungandrelentless:

fasttracktofitness:

luckyloss:

CAKE TIME!

I was feeling like crap yesterday, so I decided to make something! And boy, was it a good idea. Since I’m off work(I work at Starbucks) I missed having the Banana Chocolate Chip Cake there, but those go for over 400 calories! So I made my own! It tasted so good. Both my mom and youngest brother approve!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup non-fat or 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 6 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • PAM spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix banana*, egg, and milk together. Add sugar. Mix.
    *I peeled and froze my bananas, then let them thaw. Made it easier to mix.
  3. Combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in seperate bold.
  4. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix well.
  5. Add 5 tbsp chocolate chips and stir.
  6. Spray cake or muffin pan with PAM.
  7. Pour batter into cake pan. If using muffin pan, pour about 3/4s full.
  8. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
  9. Bake on middle rack for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and cool before serving.
  11. Eat up and enjoy the heck out of it!

*My little brother had his with peanut butter, which also tastes really good!

Makes 12 pieces/muffins
Calories: 110, Fat: 3.2g, Carb: 18.6g, Protein: 2.6g

And of course, ingredients can be substituted for even more healthier choices. (ex. Stevia instead of sugar)

Great way to use up really ripe bananas :)

holy damn these look good. 

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fitnesskitty:

I did too, and for some reason— I thought skipping breakfast would make me skinnier too. LOL noooope!

First rule of breakfast:

DRINK lots of water. I mean a lot. I mean at least 500mL. Now, I don’t expect this to happen overnight, and it took me a while to get in the habit of drinking a lot of…

very proud - healthy & active!

skinnyandtall:

breakfast - low fat greek yogurt with musli, whole wheat cereal, frozen raspberries and honey; skimmed milk and black coffe <3

snack - an apple.

lunch - whole wheat toast with soy cream, 1/2 tomato, baby spinach & some raspberries.

dinner - white bean burger, brown rice, tomato and corn salad.

supper - blueberries, raspberries and strawberries with protein cereals, yummm

and no calorie counting!

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