Monday, September 1, 2008

Large lunch calls for a small supper...

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!


  1. dont you think it's better to eat bigger meals during the middle of the day anyways though? cuz you have more time to naturally burn all of it off.. that's what andrew always says (though he tries to eat 6 smallish meals/day)

    i dont really care--i love food and that salad looks great!

  2. That looks fantastic! Seems like a lot more than 350 cals. It's amazing what veggies can do!

  3. That looks frickin amazing!

    I came across your blog through the nest, and I have to say, it is very inspiring and informative. I look forward to future entries and wanted to thank-you for the Shred review (I am thinking of doing it!)