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#1 of 8 Old 12-17-2010, 04:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My doctor suggested small meals every 2-3 hours.  Do any of you eat small meals frequently? Do you have suggestions for small meals?  I am struggling with ideas.  Any thoughts?

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My fave mini meal is tortilla pizza. I just grab a tortilla and put a spoonful or so of pasta sauce, top w/any veggies in my house and stick in the oven til slightly crispy. Yummy and as filling as I want it to be!


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Thank you! That is a good idea!

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I do frequent, small meals (well I'm supposed to, & always did until now with a toddler -- I end up not eating almost all day or something)...

 

Usually I have small containers of leftovers (and there are more leftovers if you eat smaller meals! smile.gif ), veggies with hummus, crackers & PB & a piece of fruit, refried beans with salsa & avocado on a corn tortilla, veggies & vegan cheeze on a grilled GF tortilla, things like that. Basically for me I just make the meals smaller & the snacks bigger/more balanced. You don't need to change everything you're eating, you can even just split your normal meal into 2 portions and set the 2nd half aside for later.


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I do this at least during the day (I do eat a full dinner since I'm cooking for my family anyway) and have for years.  Not really on purpose I guess, but just because I prefer to eat this way.  I generally am eating pretty much throughout the day.  I think it's contributed to my high metabolism and keeps me even-keeled during the day.  I drink water throughout the day.  A downside is that if for some reason, I don't eat every couple hours, I feel pretty awful.  I usually have to make sure I'm carrying little snacks with me at all times.   Here's a day example:

 

5:30am - Wake up

6:30am - soft boiled egg, small muffin, coffee

8:30am - slice apple and cheese

9:30am - piece of dark chocolate

10:30am - trail mix

12:30pm - half of tuna sandwich

3:00pm - cup of soup, piece of dark chocolate

6:00pm - usually a full dinner

 

Other mini-meals - carrots and hummus, PB&J, cereal and milk, muffin, etc.

 

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I like bean grilled cheese, like a grilled cheese but with refried beans on it too. I also love bean salad. I just found this one and made it today, it was delicious. I do cottage cheese and fruit as well. I was on the GD diet in my second pregnancy and kind of stuck to it, since I felt a lot better. 

 

http://www.plantfoodfabulous.com/2010/12/chickpea-salad.html

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KLM99, thank you for sharing your day! askew, I'll have to try beans on grilled cheese -- yum!!

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You can always split a regular meal into two portions, giving you two mini-meals.

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