HI! I am trying to figure out a way to lower my calorie intake whithout my family noticing I am "dieting." Bleh. We have a pretty standard routine we follow to make grocery shopping and meal planning easier on everyone (me). And you know we eat out once in a while (like the rest of the world) so I tried really hard to organize some meals (with some major help since my math isn't so good). Thought I'd share!

(Hope it makes sense . . .)

Family Dinners

Mexican

Soft shell tacos – chicken, taco seasoning, vanilla yogurt, tortillas

208 calories per

1 for a 250 calorie meal, 2 for a 500 calorie meal, 4 for a 1000 calorie meal, 9 in a 2000 calorie meal

Taco Bell Gordita kit :

1 tortila, 2 tbsp ranch sauce and 1 tsp seasoning mix

300 calories per, 1 in a 500 calorie meal, 3 in a 1000 calorie meal, 6 in a 2000 calorie meal

Burritos – chicken, refried beans, tortillas

317 per, 1 in a 500 calorie meal, 3 in a 1000 calorie meal, 6 in a 2000 calorie meal

I can only assume you meant Toquitos . . .

3 Taquitos for 290 calories, 5 in a 500 calorie, 10 in a 1000 calorie meal, 20 in a 2000 calorie meal

Italian

Kraft Macaroni and cheese shells w/ 2% milk

Serving Size: 4 oz (112g / 1/3 box) (Makes about 1 cup)

1 cup has 360 calories, 1 ¼ cup for 500 calories, 2 ½ cups for 1000, 5 ½ cups for 2000 calories.

Herb Noodles – spaghetti noodles and butter with Molly Italian spices and garlic salt

247 calories (+/- for butter not 50 calories a tbsp) per cup, 2 cups in 500 calories, 4 cups in 1000 calories, 8 cups in 2000

Spaghetti with (meatless) tomato sauce and parmesan cheese

257 calories per cup, 1 9/10 cups in 500 calories, 3 4/5 cups in 1000 calories, 7 and 7/10 cups in 2000 calories

Spaghetti with meat tomato sauce

255 per cup, 1 9/10 cups in 500 calories, 3 4/5 cups in 1000 calories, 7 and 7/10 cups in 2000 calories

Ravioli with tomato sauce

326 per 9 raviolis and ¼ cup tomato sauce

6 in a 250 calorie meal, 13 in a 500 calorie meal, 27 in a 1000 calorie meal, 54 in a 2000 calorie meal

Toasted ravioli with tomato sauce

1 ravioli has 25 calories. 143 calories in 1 cup pasta sauce

10 raviolis in 250 calorie meal, 20 in 500 calorie meal, 40 in a 1000 calorie meal, 80 in a 2000 calorie meal (if you can drop the pasta sauce.)

Chicken

Broiled chicken legs with Lawry seasoning salt

150 per broiled chicken leg

1 in a 250 calorie meal, 3 in a 500 calorie meal, 6 in a 1000 calorie meal, 13 in a 2000 calorie meal

Chicken nuggets

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Chicken Nuggets - Plain - (6 pieces)

320

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Chicken Nuggets - with Barbecue Sauce - (6 pieces)

330

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Chicken Nuggets - with Honey - (6 pieces)

330

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Chicken Nuggets - with Mustard Sauce - (6 pieces)

320

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Chicken Nuggets - with Sweet and Sour Sauce - (6 pieces)

350

Plain 55 calories per nugget Adjust for Sauce.

4 nuggets in a 250 calorie serving, 9 in a 500 calorie serving, 18 in a 1000 calorie serving, 36 in a 2000 calorie serving

Honey BBQ wings

Serving= 4 pieces 220 calories

55 calories per wing. Adjust for sauce.

4 in a 250 calorie meal, 9 in a 500 calorie meal, 18 in a 1000 calorie meal, 36 in a 2000 calorie meal.

Fish

Fish sticks

6 fish sticks serving for 250 calories

6 in a 250 calorie meal, 12 in a 500 calorie meal, 24 in a 1000 calorie meal, 48 in a 2000 calorie meal

Catfish fillets with lemon pepper seasoning and rice

Serving size 1/8 lb of fish and a ½ cup of rice 175 calories

¾ a lb of fish and 1 ½ cups of rice in a 500 calorie meal, 7/8 of a lb of fish and 4 3/4cup rice in a 1000 calorie meal, 1 3/8 lb of fish and 5 ½ cups of rice in a 2000 calorie meal.

Fish patties on toast with mayo

461 for a single fish filet, ½ tbsp mayo and 2 slices of white bread

1 sandwich in a 500 calorie meal, 2 in a 1000 calorie meal, 4 in a 2000 calorie meal

Pizza

Totino’s (Sausage or Hamburger) Pizza

Serving size: 1 pizza, 480 calories

1/2 pizza in a 250 calorie meal, 1 whole pizza in a 500 calorie meal, 2 pizzas in a 1000 calorie meal, 4 pizzas in a 2000 calorie meal

Denny’s

902 = French fries, Super Bird, Diet Coke

http://www.dennys.com/en/cms/Nutrition%2FAllergens/23.htmlI can’t open this page at work, so you are going to have to look up the information on your own honey.

Side Dishes

Canned corn

1 cup for 132 calories, 33 in ¼ cup

1 ¾ cup in a 250 calorie meal, 3 ¾ cups in a 500 calorie meal, 7 ½ cups in a 1000 calorie meal, 15 cups of corn in a 2000 calorie meal.

Corn on the cob with butter and salt

155 calories per ear, 3 ears in a 500 calorie meal, 6 in a 1000 calorie meal, 12 in a 2000 calorie meal

Canned green beans

7 calories in ¼ cup, 3 ½ cups in a 100 calorie serving, 8 ½ cups in a 250 calorie meal, 17 ½ cups in a 500 calorie meal, 35 ½ cups in a 1000 calorie meal, 71 cups in a 2000 calorie meal (that’s nearly 4 ½ GALLONS)

Cucumber

16 calories in a cup, 6 ¼ cups in a 100 calorie snack, 15 ½ cups for a 250 calorie meal, 31 ¼ cup in a 500 calorie meal, 62 ½ cups of cucumber in a 1000 calorie meal, 125 cups in a 2000 calorie meal (nearly 8 gallons of cucumber)

Cantaloupe

60 calories in 1 cup, 1 ½ cups in a 100 calorie snack, 4 cups in a 250 calorie meal, 8 cups in a 500 calorie meal, 16 ½ cups in a 1000 calorie meal, 33 1/3 cup in a 2000 calorie meal (more than 2 gallons)

Plums

30 calories per plum, 3 plums in a 100 calorie snack, 8 in a 250 calorie meal, 16 ½ plums in a 500 calorie meal, 33 plums in a 1000 calorie meal, 66 ½ plums in a 2000 calorie meal

Bananas

121 for an extra long banana, 2 in a 250 calorie meal, 4 bananas in a 500 calorie meal, 8 bananas in a 1000 calorie meal, 16 ½ bananas in a 2000 meal

Rice

95 calories ¼ cup snack, 1 cup rice 380 calories serving size,

Lipton Teriyaki Asian Noodles

½ cup has 220 calories, 1 cup in a 500 calorie meal, 2 ¼ cup in a 1000 calorie meal, 4 ½ cups in a 2000 calorie meal

Biscuits (rarely) with butter or jelly

100 calories per biscuit (butter is ½ a tbsp for 50 calories and strawberry jelly is 50 calories for 1 tbsp), 1 biscuit with butter and jelly in a 250 calorie meal, 2 ½ biscuits in a 500 calorie meal, 10 biscuits in a 2000 calorie meal.

Mama’s lunches

Stouffers Tuna Noodle Casserole

350 per package, 2 packages in 1000 calories, 5 in 2000 calories

Soup @ hand Clam Chowder

120 per cup, 2 in a 250 calorie snack, 4 in a 500 calorie meal, 8 in a 1000 calorie meal, or 16 cups in a 2000 calorie meal

Soup @ hand Beef Vegetable

60 calories per cup, 4 in a 250 calorie meal, 8 in a 500 calorie meal, 16 in a 1000 calorie meal, 33 in a 2000 calorie meal.

Udon

1 package 400 calories, 2 ½ packages in a 1000 calorie meal, 5 packages in 2000 calorie meal

(Or whatever might be left over)

Mama’s Breakfasts

Carnation Instant Breakfast Chocolate w/ milk

220 calories per cup, 2 cups in a 500 calorie meal, 4 ½ cups in a 1000 calorie meal, 9 cups in a 2000 calorie meal.

Honey Nut Cheerio’s

180 calories a bowl, 2 ½ bowls in 500 calories, 5 ½ in a 1000 calorie meal, 11 bowls in 2000 calories

Lenders (wheat, blueberry, or cinnamon raisin) Bagels with Philadelphia cream cheese

Serving equals 1 bagel and 1/8 a package of cream cheese

Blueberry: 1 bagel for 364, 2 ½ in a 1000 calorie meal, 5 ½ in a 2000 calorie meal

Wheat: 1 bagel for 410, 2 bagels in 1000 calories, 4 ½ in 2000 calorie meal

Cinnamon Raisin: 1 bagel for 410, 2 bagels in 1000 calories, 4 ½ in 2000 calorie meal

Bisquick Shake and Pour Pancakes w/ light syrup

1 pancake and 1/12 cup pancake syrup in 100 calorie snack, 3 pancakes + ¼ cup pancake syrup 299 calories (1 serving); 5 pancakes in a 500 calorie meal, 10 in a 1000 calorie meal, 20 in a 2000 calorie meal

Snacks or baked goods

Goldfish Crackers

3 calories per goldfish, 33 goldfish in a 100 calorie snack, 83 goldfish in a 250 calorie meal, 166 in a 500 calorie meal, 333 in a 1000 calorie meal, 666 in a 2000 calorie meal.

Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Muffins

Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chip Muffins: 1/2 a muffin 350 calories, 1 whole muffin in a 1000 calorie meal, 2 ½ in a 2000 calorie meal

Bettty Crocker Mix Muffins (package makes 5 muffins) at 160 each; 1 1/2 muffins in a 250 calorie meal, 3 muffins in a 500 calorie meal, 6 muffins in a 1000 calorie meal, 12 ½ muffins in a 2000 calorie meal

Betty Crocker Brownies

1 package makes 20 brownies at 100 calories apiece, 2 ½ in a 250 calorie meal, 5 in a 500 calorie meal, 10 in a 1000 calorie meal, 20 in a 2000 calorie meal, or all the brownies the package makes

Almond Joy Dessert Bars

Package makes 12 dessert bars at 200 calories apiece, 2 ½ dessert bars for 500 calorie meal, 5 in a 1000 calorie meal, 10 in a 2000 calorie meal.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

1/15 a package, 180 calories

Double Chocolate Sugar Free Pudding

1 cup for 60, 4 in a 250 calorie meal, 8 in a 500 calorie meal, 16 in a 1000 meal, 33 in a 2000 calorie meal

Anything that comes in a 100 calorie snack pack

http://www.nabiscoworld.com/100caloriepacks/And obviously 1 in 100, 2 in 250, 5 in 500, 10 in 1000 and 20 in 2000

Diet Coke

0 Calorie

All you want, but mind the sodium.

Take out

McDonald’s

930 = Big Mac, Medium fry, Medium Diet Coke

480 = 10 piece chicken nugget with hot mustard dip, Medium Diet Coke

(This is the only fast food breakfast place I can stand)

440 = Egg Mc Muffin, hash brown, Medium Diet Coke

590 = Bacon Egg and Cheese McGriddle, hash brown, Medium Diet Coke

Burger King

1000ish = Tender Grill or BK Big Fish, Medium Fries or Onion rings, Medium Diet Coke

500ish = Whopper Jr., Small onion rings, Medium Diet Coke

Taco Bell

1090 = 2 regular Chicken Gorditas hold the cheese, 1 Chicken Quesadilla, Medium Diet Coke or 4 steak soft tacos hold the cheese or 2 chicken burrito Supremes hold the cheese, Medium Diet Coke

510 = 2 grilled soft tacos hold the cheese, Medium Diet Coke

KFC

960 = 3 drumsticks, 1 biscuit, 1 coleslaw, 1 mashed potato, Medium Diet Coke

1090 = 1 twister, 1 potato wedges, 1 mountain dew, Medium Diet Coke

460 = Single mashed potatoes, single coleslaw, single chicken leg (original recipe), Medium Diet Coke

White Castle

540 = 4 white castle burgers, Medium Diet Coke

1080 = 8 white castle burgers, Medium Diet Coke

Jack in the Box

1015 = 3 egg rolls, spicy chicken sandwich, Medium Diet Coke

1003 = medium curl fries, 2 chicken fajita pitas, Medium Diet Coke

957 = medium fries, Jumbo Jack, Medium Diet Coke

571 = small curly fries, 1 chicken fajita pita, Medium Diet Coke