PEANUT BUTTER TOAST WITH STRAWBERRIES 189 CALORIES

Packed with protein, this little snack is all you need to get you through that mid day hump. I also love eating this one after an intense workout.

All you need is one slice of wheat toast (67) calories, one tablespoon all natural unsweetened peanut butter (95) calories, 1/2 cup of strawberries sliced on top (27) calories. Total 189 calories.

Toast one piece of wheat toast. Spread one tablespoon of all natural peanut butter on the toast and top it with fresh sliced strawberries. Enjoy.

 

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CANTALOUPE AND COTTAGE CHEESE 117 CALORIES

Try this sweet little snack, it tastes like dessert but is the perfect portion size so you don’t get too full between meals.

All you need is a 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese (70) calories, and a 1/4 of a cantaloupe (47) calories. Total 117 calories.

Chop 1/4 of a cantaloupe into small bit sized pieces. Put a 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese in a cereal bowl and top it with the chopped cantaloupe. Enjoy.

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TOMATO SOUP 97 CALORIES

Creamy tomato soup that is vegan and dairy free!! This recipe is so quick and easy to make. It’s perfect for a quick lunch or snack. You can even make this soup the night before and take it to work with you the next day.

All you need is ¼ cup of low fat canned coconut milk (35) calories, two fresh tomatoes (44) calories, 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil (1) calorie, one clove of garlic (4) calories, 2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion (8) calories, and one teaspoon oregano (5) calories. Total 97 calories

 

Chop the tomatoes, basil, garlic and onion and put all of it into a blender. Add the 1/4 cup of coconut milk and the teaspoon of oregano to the blender. Blend for 30 seconds, put the contents of the blender into a saucepan and heat on medium for 3 minutes. to make sure the tomatoes, onions and garlic cook. Enjoy.

TUNA SALAD 158 CALORIES

This simple tuna salad recipe is easy to make and really low in calories. Tuna is full of lean protein, so although this recipe seems light, it has everything you need for balanced lunch. You can pair this salad with whole grain crackers if you would like, but remember to account for the calories.

All you need is two celery sticks chopped (1) calories, one medium carrot sliced (25) calories, 2 cups of romaine lettuce (16) calories, 3 ounces of tuna (109) calories, and 2 tablespoons yellow mustard (7) calories. Total 158 calories.

Take three ounces of cooked tuna fish and put it into a salad bowl. If you are using canned tuna, make sure you drain it and measure the tuna out to three ounces. Chop two celery sticks into small bite sized pieces and discard the ends, add the chopped celery to the bowl with the tuna. Chop a medium carrot into thin slices, discarding the ends. Add the carrots to the salad bowl. Chop two cups of romaine lettuce into small pieces and add it to the salad bowl. Add two tablespoons of yellow mustard to the salad bowl and mix all the ingredients well together. Enjoy.

 

LENTIL SOUP 203 CALORIES

Try this delicious lentil soup recipe. Its vegan, its low in calories and it is definitely filling. Perfect for a rainy day or when you need something hearty.

All you need is one teaspoon olive oil (40) calories, ¼ of an onion diced (7) calories, ¼ of a carrot sliced (6) calories, 1 and ½ cup low sodium organic vegetable broth (18) calories, ¼ cup dry lentils (130) calories, dash of pepper (0) calories, 1/8 teaspoon of dried thyme (1) calories, 1 teaspoon lemon juice (1) calorie. total 203 calorie.

Saute the onions and carrots in a pot for 5 mins until they are soft. Add everything but the lemon juice into the pot, reduce heat to a simmer, cover the pot and cook until lentils are soft, it will take about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in lemon juice before serving. Enjoy.

ORGANIC GRANOLA AND COCONUT MILK YOGURT 235 CALORIES

Vegan, low calorie rendition of a yogurt parfait. If you have not tried dairy free yogurt yet, then put it on your to do list, I love the so delicious brand of dairy free coconut milk yogurts. If you want to try a flavor other than plain with this recipe, go for it! Just remember to account for the calories.

All you need is a ½ cup of organic granola (130) calories, 6 ounces of plain coconut milk yogurt (80) calories, and a ½ cup of sliced strawberries (25) calories. Total 235 calories.

Put six ounces of plain unsweetened coconut milk yogurt into a cereal bowl, so delicious brand is my favorite. Add a 1/2 cup of organic granola to the bowl. Slice a 1/2 cup of strawberries and put them on top. Enjoy.

GLUTEN FREE OATMEAL AND BANANAS 205 CALORIES

For those of you who are gluten free, there is oatmeal out there for you. You might have to try a couple of different brands until you find the one you like. But once you do, this recipe will be perfect for you.

All you need is a  ½ cup of plain, gluten free oatmeal (100) calories, one medium banana (105) calories, total 205 calories.

Boil a 1/2 cup of gluten free oatmeal in a cup of water. When the water has dissolved and the oats are soft, you can take the oatmeal out of the pot and into a cereal bowl. Slice a banana into thin slices and put it on top of the oatmeal. Enjoy.

OATMEAL WITH HONEY 160 CALORIES

This breakfast literally saves my life on a weekly basis. I keep these simple ingredients in my car, at work, at my house and my boyfriends house so that I have no excuse not to eat a healthy meal.

All you need is a ½ cup of oatmeal (100) calories, and one tablespoon of raw organic honey (60) calories. Total 160 calories.

Boil a 1/2 cup of oatmeal in a cup of water or you can use a pack of instant oatmeal, just make sure its the plain version with minimal preservatives. (the kind I keep in my car is the instant kind). When the oatmeal is done cooking add one tablespoon of raw organic honey and as simple as that you are done. Enjoy.

 

PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SHAKE 236 CALORIES

Protein shakes are perfect for the those days when you need fuel but you don’t have enough time to actually sit down and have a full meal. Protein shakes are also the best post workout snack because it replenishes your body with the nutrients its needs after a good workout.

All you need is 6 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (34) calories, one medium banana (105) calories, one tablespoon natural unsweetened peanut butter (95) calories, ¼ cup of alfalfa sprouts (2) calories. Total 236 calories serves one.

In a blender, mix six ounces of unsweetened coconut milk, one peeled medium banana, one tablespoon natural unsweetened peanut butter, and  1/4 cup of alfalfa sprouts. Blend the mixture until the liquid is smooth, you can add water if you want it to be less thick. You can add a scoop of your own protein shake if you want to make it a more complete protein serving. To keep this shake vegan, try NOW’s vegan yellow pea protien, its the one I use. Enjoy.

VEGAN STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE 216 CALORIES

This smoothie is awesome!! It’s dairy free and guilt free. Pair it with a slice of toast to make it a more complete breakfast meal or lose the toast to make it a light snack.

All you need is 6 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (34) calories, one medium banana (105) calories, 5 strawberries (11) calories, blended into a smoothie with ice. One slice of wheat toast (66). Total 216 calories serves one.

Cut the tops off 5 large strawberries and put them into a blender. Peel a medium banana, cut it in half and put it in the blender with the strawberries. Add six ounces of unsweetened coconut milk to the blender, and 1 cup of ice. Blend the mixture until the ice is crushed and the liquid is smooth. Toast one slice of wheat bread while the smoothie is blending. You can add more ice to the mixture if you would like. Enjoy.