Here are a few things I try to keep in my refrigerator, beyond fresh fruits and veggies:
- cooked brown rice or barley
- sauteed vegetables (my current fave is zucchini and onions with a little pesto mixed in)
- cooked, lean protein (usually grilled chicken breasts, taco meat, or leftover meat from a night or two before)
- boiled eggs
- tuna salad (made with lots of minced onion, celery and bell pepper, light mayo and/or Ken's Light Creamy Caesar Dressing)
The other day I threw together 1/2 cup of barley, a healthy portion of the sauteed zucchini mixture and a handful of chicken breast strips. After a mere 2 minutes in the microwave I had a warm, comforting lunch that rivaled any spa cuisine, if I do say so myself! My online tracking tool at weightwatchers.com tells me it only "cost" me 4 POINTS. It was gorgeous, to boot! Next time I'll snap a picture for you.
So, I'll ask again: What helps you stay on track?