Low Calorie Recipes # 1
I hope everyone read the weight loss posts from Matt Metzgar and Chris Highcock. There is not much I can add to their advice. But I will try and help you with this 10 part recipe series on how to make deliciously satisfying and satiating paleo/primal/EF/AW meals that come in with a low calorie count to help you achieve the calorie deficit to assist with weight loss or maintenance.
Here was lunch for 3.
A few slices of bacon with onion, peppers, spinach, left over rice and a bit of jalapeno pesto.
Very minimal amount of rice in this. I made some sushi the other night and had a bit of left over sushi rice.
So let’s look at the breakdown:
|Bacon Generic – Bacon – 2 Slices, 8 slices||360||0g||28g||24g||60mg||1,480mg||0g||0g|
|Generic – Japanese Sushi Rice (Cooked), 1/2 cup cooked||140||33g||0g||3g||0mg||352mg||1g||1g|
|Egg – Large – Whole Egg, 1 Egg||80||1g||4g||6g||215mg||71mg||0g||0g|
|Fresh – Spinach, 1 cup||20||4g||0g||2g||0mg||82mg||0g||2g|
|Generic – Onion – Chopped (1), 3 oz||36||9g||0g||0g||0mg||0mg||0g||0g|
|Costco Red, Yellow, Orange Small Bell Peppers – Red, Yellow, Orange Bell Peppers, 438 g raw||138||27g||0g||3g||0mg||18mg||18g||9g|
|Heb – Pesto , 2 Tbsp (30g)||90||1g||9g||1g||0mg||115mg||0g||1g|
About 300 calories for one of your meals for the day.
I like to cut up the bacon in before cooking, using a kitchen shears makes this easy. Once the bacon has released it’s oil and it’s starting to cook but not crisp, add your onion and pepper. Cook that until onion is translucent. Now add some the rice. Mix well and when rice has warmed up add your egg and fry it up and mix with rest of the pan. Add spinach, let it wilt and mix in. Lastly add a bit of your jalapeno pesto (recipe here) to it and stir in with the rest of the ingredients.
I’m planning on doing 10 posts with these type of examples. Is that helpful/useful for any of you?. You’ve got to create a calorie deficit if you are trying to loose some weight in my opinion (and many others I respect). The easiest way to do it, is to not deprive yourself.
Make it a great day and a wonderful weekend. Be Happy. I will be celebrating my 45th birthday this weekend with some of the, if not the best home made margerita’s in the world thanks to my beautiful bride :-) I certainly don’t feel a day over 25.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~S. U