It's been a really busy couple of weeks, but while the exercise has been challenging to fit in, at least I was able to keep the healthy meals going. I made a big batch of minestrone for dinners this week (226 calories, 2 g fat!). Easy to just take one out of the fridge and heat it up when I'm tired.
Minestrone is a recent discovery for me. I generally won't eat soup unless it is creamy because the others are usually so watery I feel hungry faster than I would with Chinese food (or at least that is my perception no matter how chunky the soup is). But I got some at work one day when it was free and I was feeling experimental and loved it. And Bear Creek makes a mix that you just add to boiling water and voila! My kind of cooking! :)
It's not exactly cheap (about $5), but considering you are getting eight cups out of it, it is pretty cost-efficient. I added some frozen veggies and fake chicken strips and it's still light on the calories.
Okay, so nothing about nuts this time, although maybe later I'll scrounge up some info about almonds, one of my favorite nuts.