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So the holidays REALLY messed me up. I am trying to get back on track. I am logging my calories.

Only thing is...I need meal ideas.

Please help me get back on track.

Please.

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try some recipes online, I like emilybites.com for low-cal tasty dishes (lasagna cupcakes, meatloaf cupcakes). Make sure you are getting 60+ grams of Protein per day and start your meals with solid Protein (lean meats, lean ground meats, low fat cheese). I really like chili and making it myself I know it is low-fat and healthy w/ the Beans and meat. It is very filling and an easy reheat too. No more than 1 cup of food per meal too. If you are hungry between meals, start with a drink of sf something or Water and if you are still hungry, then opt for a healthy snack (Greek yogurt, low fat cheese sticks, small amount of nuts, cottage cheese), etc.

Hope you are able to find some recipes that pique your interest.

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I second emilybites.com. Love her recipes! Skinnytaste.com is also a good site for recipes.

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Some great sites other than those already mentioned include Michelle's blog at theworldaccordingtoeggface and bandfriendlyrecipes.

I've never had anything bad from either of these sites. Want ice cream?!?!? Michelle has many versions to try! And all are made with protein! Yummy!

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Thank you. I will begin checking them out now.

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I love the crab made from whitefish. It's low in cal, and good. You can cut it up and add a little mayo, just like Subway makes their Seafood & Crab. It feels like a treat.

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I have a recipe group on fb if anyone wants to join. It is not a support group. Have tons of recipes. It's a place for people to share recipes and ideas. Everyone is banded. We have everything organized under file at top of page so it's easy to navigate. Also if you are looking for something specific I will be happy to help you. Everyone is welcome. I promise no drama just a place to share ideas. Friend me at Hely lb and please message me. After I add you I unsubscribe you from feeds.

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Do you know if my friends on Facebook can see if I joined the group? Don't get me wrong, I'm not ashamed of getting the band but don't need to advertise it either.

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I can't promise 100 percent but it is set up private. You could also make a second fb account under another name. That is why mine is Hely lb and not my real name. Then you could add any of your lap band friends with no worries.

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I would like to join your FB group! Also, I've never checked out emilybites.com before... what an awesome site!

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How do I join the Facebook board for recipes?

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Here is my favorite thing to do and it's so simple! It's called "sandwich chicken" and it's my creation. Basically any type of sandwich you can make into a chicken dish. For example I made "cuben sandwich chicken" the other day. And that consisted of:

1 lb of chicken breast (1 large breast), pounded even and cut into 6 chunks.

1 package honey roasted thin sliced ham lunch meat

1 package light Swiss cheese

6 sandwich sliced dill pickles

1 table spoon extra light mayo mixed with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.

All you do is par cook the chicken breasts on a tinfoil lined cookie sheet until its 10 minutes from done, pull it out, and smear the chicken breast with the dijonnaise, then lay one pickle slice over each, fan out 6 slices of the thin ham over it, and then top with one slice of cheese. Then you just finish it off in the oven.

It's great because its massively Protein driven, about 250 calories for a single piece, low in fat, and just about 2 grams of carbs.

Similarly I've done "pizza chicken" which is just what it sounds like. Chicken par cooked then topped with pizza sauce, non fat mozzarella cheese, and turkey pepperoni and finished in the oven.

You can do anything to and any sandwich, even pb&j, try an Asian spin with grilled chicken skewers with a plum sauce and a peanut sauce.

Good luck! Also I'm Fight4light on Pinterest, I have a popular lapband board where I have compiled a list of lapband recipes, you could check that out if you like. And remember, any recipe and be changed to be healthy.

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I would suggest trying quinoa in place of rice. It is a grain, has no gluten and has natural Protein. Anyone can join the recipe group by friending me in Facebook at Hely lb.

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I would suggest trying quinoa instead of rice. It is a grain that is gluten free and has Protein. I have not heard of any bander having any problems with it. Most doctors day no to rice.

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