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We mentioned this in another thread...<br><br>
But let's all share our easy go-to stuff for when we don't have time to cook.
 

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Microwaved "baked" potato. I like it with lowfat cheese and nonfat sour cream or that frozen cheese broccoli stuff (thats really low cal). Its warm, quick and filling.
 

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Thawed salmon fillet in the grill pan, with a little teriyaki brushed on.<br><br>
While it's cooking I microwave a 90 second pouch of brown rice and a ~5 min package of frozen mixed veggies (Green Giant makes some I like). I mix all the veggies and rice and divide into two servings, so I have one ready for next time.<br><br>
This takes about 10 minutes to make, is satsifying and nutritious. The whole thing is about 400 calories, too.
 

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a box of couscous (cooks in 5 minutes) and veggie burgers nuked then in the toaster over, steamed broccoli. Whole meal in under 10 minutes.<br><br>
lately i have been setting the rice cooker up on a timer and i have fresh cooked rice in the AM when i wake up. Usually it is 2/3 brown rice 1/3 quinoa YUMMMMMMY
 

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I like to do "hot" salads. I will sautee up a bunch of veggies (like mushrooms, onions, summer squash, eggplant, bell peppers...really just whatever I have) and lay it on a mixed bed of spinich/romaine. I generally top with feta and some sort of protein source (sometimes seafood cooked with the veggies, or chicken, etc) or I just throw on shelled sunflower seeds. I discovered that if I add a little balsamic while its cooking, I dont even need a dressing...I can just use the cooking liquid.<br><br>
Takes only about 15 mins and can be done with frozen veggies also.
 

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You took mine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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Tonight I had a bowl of Cheerios.<br><br>
Does that count?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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No <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
But I do omlettes a lot because they only take a couple minutes. Filled with sauteed veggies and cheese its a complete meal.
 

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hummus.
 

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mmm... these sound good!<br><br>
My favorite easy fix lately has been the tomato soup from Amy's.... It's like 250 cals for the can, but it's really chunky and filling and I eat it with low cal bread. YUM.<br><br>
Now I'm hungry!!
 

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Where would I get something like this?
 

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Does your grocery store have a "natural" or "organic" or "hippie" section?<br><br>
See, in Seattle, Muir Glen and Amy's and everything was just out in the regular aisles, as if it was, you know, <i>food</i> that regular people might eat.<br><br>
Here such things seem to be specialities and rather hard to come by. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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Courtney, is there a Trader Joe's near you? They would likely have it, or their own brand, which is usually pretty good.
 

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I do it all the time because I get bored with plain ole salads.
 
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