So far I've made a pasta salad, had a small portion of pasta and more veg. But I'm getting bored of that. I make a lot of stir fries. But I find I'm getting tired of eating rice and noodles and pasta. I made a jacket potato today but (using myfitnesspal) I went over my calories, I only had a tbsp of butter and had white fish with 1/2 tin of mixed pulses (I actually do like pulses, I usually buy butter beans but I bought a tin of mixed after work today and I love them). That may have been because of all the cups of tea I've had today though! Not usual in work but I was tired and ... no more excuses.
So.. I'm kinda stuck. When I'm was not counting calories I pretty much had the same foods but I have smaller portions now. But I ate a lot of potato based meals. I do like sweet potato though but still potato, veg and meat can also get boring. I'd have breaded meat, or breast steaks, or iceland SFC drumsticks. Fish fingers.
I don't know whether I am generally stuck in a food rut and that I had this problem before I decided it was time to lose weight of if it's just now.
I can see why people stick to a diet plan. I've been hunting for recipes but I prefer simple things, like a stir fry recipe where you have the basics and can add to if you want. I dread meal time sometimes as I just don't know what to have. Especially if I have to cook for two as my other half isn't calorie counting though it supportive.
Breakfast and mid day snack is fine, it's just the main meal. I also am running out of ideas of healthy packed lunch I sometimes work 10-8 or 10-7 and other than rice or pasta with a lot of veg and some meat I'm not sure what to take that I can cook the night before and then heat up when I get to work.
oh, and healthy snacks, I struggle with... I have rice cakes (apparently they have arsenic in them!) and love them. I'm going to get oat cakes. I have fruit (but a banana always says I'm having too many carbs and sugar). Crackers I love but they're not healthy.
Any advice etc much appreciated thanks for taking the time to read this, I hope it makes sense as I'm quite tired at the moment
Hope you're healthy eating is going well and you're staying motivated