I will be sharing with you things that are helping me continue to live a healthy lifestyle. One thing I have shared with you previously is that I use several apps, if you missed it, click here to read. MyFitnessPal is helping me continue to keep track of my food. I will be the first to admit I hate counting calories. Since I am starting over this year, I going back to the basics.
Counting calories can only work if you record everything you eat. Good or bad. It keeps you conscious of how many calories are in food. You can set a daily calorie intake goal for yourself. It makes you think twice about what you put in your mouth.
Did you know a little itty bitty Hershey's kiss is 22 calories?
My daily calorie goal is 1200 calories. I am back to eating 5 to 6 meals a day. Remember smaller meals to keep your body fueled. I am also tracking my water intake. We have decided less eating out and more cooking at home. Today I am sharing my chicken salad recipe. I have made chicken salad before but never have I counted the actual calories as I am adding ingredients.
-1 tbsp. mustard
-1 tbsp. mayo with olive oil
-4 baby dills
-6 oz grilled chicken
-4 egg whites
These are normally the ingredients I use with some tweeks. I used the mayo with olive oil because it is less calories.
regular mayo = 90 calories
mayo w/olive oil = 35 calories
I normally use the entire egg when I am making chicken salad for the entire family but when I make it for me, I only use the egg whites.
med egg = 70
med egg whites only = 14
I never weigh my chicken only when I meal prep. I weighed out 3 oz of chicken and it looked like a little bit of food and since I still had calories available, I went with 6 oz of chicken. I also want to be full and not want to sneak to the kitchen and do some midnight snacking.
Do you have a recipe you can share? Under 400 calories? Have you ever tried to calorie count?