I usually stick to my small lunches and save up my calories for dinner, but every now and then I have to have a larger than normal lunch. On my first day of work, my co-workers took me to lunch and I had a soup/sandwich combo. Since I estimated it was around 750 calories, I had to keep dinner small, but filling. The best way? Loads of veggies! I made a salad with lots of filling iceberg lettuce, a lowfat dressing, and some black beans for protein. In all the salad was around 350 calories!
Lettuce (2 c.)- 30 calories
Tomatoes (1 medium) - 25 calories
Red Pepper (1/2) - 30 calories
Red Onion (1/4 c. diced) - 15 calories
Corn (1/4 c.) - 40 calories
Black Beans (1/2 c.) - 110 calories
Lime Juice (half of a lime) - 5 calories
Cilantro (2 tbsp. minced) - 5 calories
Dressing - 50 calories
(1 tbsp. sour cream, 1/4 tsp. ranch dressing seasoning, 1/4 tsp. taco seasoning, splash of skim milk)
Cheese (2%, 2 tbsp.) - 45 calories
Salt and Pepper
Total: 350 Calories!