Monthly Archives: September 2012

I love this for so many reasons.

If you work with me, you know that I used to be the queen of Lean Cuisines.  I ate one for lunch just about every day that I did not have lunch plans.

My reasoning – quick, convenient, portion sizes measured, good balance of protein, veggie, and carbohydrate.


Today I measured the portion sizes of a Lean Cuisine just out of curiosity.

Chicken – 2 oz

Rice – less than half a cup

Vegetables – less than half a cup

This explains why I was STARVING every day when I got home from work and would eat anything in sight.

My typical day was as follows – little or no breakfast, Lean Cuisine for lunch, and whatever I could get my hands on when I got home.  For some reason I thought that not eating much during the day would help me to look thinner in my work clothes.  WRONG AGAIN.

Also, this small container has 600 mg of sodium!!  Holy smokes!

Now I cook all of my food, eat bigger portions, and I am leaner than I was when I was eating less food.  I am not hungry at all when I get home from work, which prevents me from making bad choices and overeating.

Today’s portions are almost double the size of a Lean Cuisine portion and I eat 6-7 meals a day, instead of 3.

Hard to believe, right?  Abs are made in the kitchen!  Now get to cooking!





Turkey burgers – Mix in Lipton soup mix (mushroom onion flavor), worcestershire sauce, egg whites.  Cook in grill pan on stove.

Sweet potato fries – Spray pan with fat free butter spray. Season with garlic powder, salt, and Molly McButter. Bake at 375 until done.

Grilled chicken – Marinate in Mrs. Dash Teriyaki marinade.  Cook in grill pan on stove.

Turkey meatballs – Mix in taco seasoning and egg whites. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes.

Squash – sauteed with onions, bell peppers, and garlic.