Because Lisa has already come up with some YUMMY recipes on her RFC blog .I thought I would share some of them with all of you!  I know a lot of you are worried about running out of ideas of what to make for your meals, so now is the time to get in as much information as possible, BUT DON’T be overwhelmed.  Through out the RFC I will be posting all of our meals and hope to inspire as many people as I can.


  1. Homemade granola cereal (pictured) with milk and berries
  2. Scrambled or fried eggs with whole-wheat toast1, butter, jelly2, and fresh fruit
  3. Whole-wheat banana (or berry) pancakes topped with 100% pure maple syrup
  4. Plain oatmeal (follow directions on package) topped with a dash of honey, cinnamon and raisins or other dried fruit
  5. Whole-wheat crepes with a side of fresh fruit
  6. Store-bought plain Shredded Wheat cereal with milk and fruit
  7. Whole-wheat muffins (pictured below) with a side of fresh fruit and a hard boiled egg
  8. Egg omelet, bacon from the farmer’s market, whole-wheat toast1 with butter and jelly2, and fresh fruit
  9. Fruit smoothie or PB&J Smoothie (pictured) and whole-wheat biscuit
  10. Whole-wheat waffles with fresh fruit
  11. Fried Matzo Breakfast with fresh fruit


  1. Peanut butter and jelly2 on whole-wheat bread1, sliced fresh fruit, and crackers3
  2. Whole-wheat tortilla filled with hummus, cheese and optional veggie (spinach, cucumber, carrot, lettuce or tomato), side of fresh fruit and store-bought whole-wheat pretzels4
  3. Grilled cheese on whole-wheat bread1, applesauce, and popcorn
  4. Caprese salad with basil pesto
  5. Whole-wheat macaroni and cheese with frozen peas mixed in and a side of fresh fruit
  6. Fruit smoothie or PB&J Smoothie (pictured)
  7. Whole-wheat tortilla filled with chopped cucumber, tomato, feta cheese and sprinkled with dried dill or leftover grilled veggies and goat cheese
  8. Crackers3 with hummus, grapes, cheese, and celery or carrots
  9. A big salad topped with nuts, cheese and olive oil/balsamic vinegar for dressing
  10. Grilled pimento cheese sandwich with a side of fresh fruit
  11. Diced avocado and brown rice with a little bit of low-sodium soy sauce
  12. Leftovers from any of the dinners below!

Snacks, Salads, and Appetizers:

  1. Dried fruit (make sure there is no added sugar) and nuts
  2. Fresh fruit (make them into kabobs for kids)
  3. Popcorn (with 5 or less ingredients)
  4. Sesame or sunflower seeds
  5. Homemade granola bars or store-bought “Lara Bars” with 5 or less ingredients
  6. Olives, crackers3, and cheese
  7. Whole-wheat muffins
  8. Caprese salad with basil pesto
  9. Celery topped with peanut butter or cream cheese and raisins (ants on a log)
  10. Hard boiled egg
  11. Crackers3 topped with hummus
  12. Powerballs
  13. Salad with a twist (including glazed nuts)
  14. Zucchini bread
  15. Tomato, corn and black bean salad
  16. Pumpkin bread
  17. White gazpacho
  18. Store-bought whole-wheat pretzels4

Read more on whole food snacks for kids, the best store-bought snacks, and prepackaged snacks for school.


  1. Farmer’s market stir fry (with veggies and/or seafood or local meat)
  2. Quiche with a whole-wheat crust (if using meat make sure it is local) and a side of veggies
  3. Premade store-bought dinner option: sushi with brown rice (no deep fried ingredients or sugar/HFCS)
  4. Whole-wheat pizza (pictured) with a salad or veggies on the side
  5. Whole-wheat macaroni and cheese with a side of veggies
  6. Grilled or sauteed fish with green veggies, and potato skins
  7. Breakfast for dinner…pick from one of the egg choices above
  8. Homemade chicken nuggets with a side of sweet potatoes and apples
  9. Vegetable and/or local meat (such as chicken, sausage or beef) kabobs over brown rice
  10. Fajitas with homemade whole-wheat tortillas
  11. Homemade spaghetti sauce over store-bought whole-wheat pasta
  12. Collard greens, potatoes, and whole-wheat buttermilk cheese biscuits
  13. Veggie burgers and kale chips
  14. Tomato bisque with grilled cheese on whole-wheat bread1
  15. BLT with (or without) crabmeat and corn on the cob
  16. Homemade butternut squash ravioli
  17. Jambalaya with brown rice
  18. Peanut squash soup with whole-wheat biscuits


  1. Homemade popsicles, ice pops, snow cones and push ups
  2. Powerballs
  3. Maple pecan ice cream
  4. Chocolate torte with whipped cream and chocolate sauce
  5. Banana ice cream
  6. Homemade peach sorbet

-All of these meal ideass were barrowed from

Question: What is your favorite real food snack??

I think I have the meals donw, but I am struggling a bit with real snacks.

P.S. I got measured for my Kettle Bell Challenge last night and lost 1% fat! Pretty good for not going on that crazy diet!! More reaults to come soon 🙂


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