MyFitnessPal Summer Shape-up Meal Plan – Part 2

As promised, here is the second half of our summer meal plan featuring some delicious, nutritious dinner and snack options for you. Remember to download the printable meal plan, when you have a moment, to help you with planning.

And when you’re ready to log each meal in MyFitnessPal, just search the Database by the food name as written below.

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1. Food Network – Grilled Steak with Barley Salad
Recipe Details: 500 calories per serving using 1 ¼ pounds sirloin steak and ½ teaspoon salt
2. Skinnytaste – Grilled Salmon Kebabs
Recipe Details: 267 calories per 2 kebabs
Pair with freshly roasted veggies and a side quinoa.
3. Eat Live Run – Tomato & Feta Stuffed Chicken
Recipe Details: 287 calories per ~6 ounces chicken breast
Make a salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing to enjoy on the side.
4. Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth – Southwest Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Recipe Details: 391 calories per pepper made with regular (not reduced-fat) cheese.
Does not include simple guacamole, but feel free to add some!
5. Kashi – Black Bean Mango Entree
Product Details: 340 calories per entrée

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1. How Sweet It Is – No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites
Recipe Details: 160 calories per oatmeal peanut butter ball
2. Homemade – Frozen Grapes
Food Details: 62 calories per 1 cup
Pull individual portions from the freezer and pair with a cup of low-fat yogurt for a cool, high-protein snack.
3. The Curvy Carrot – Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa Muffins
Recipe Details: 334 calories per large muffin
Try baking as mini muffins for a smaller snack to tide you over.
4. Smitten Kitchen – Baked Kale Chips
Recipe Details: 100 calories per serving – recipe makes approximately 2 servings with ¼ teaspoon salt.
A perfect partner to any sandwich.
5. Kind Bar – Assorted Flavors
Around 200 calories per bar and packed with protein to keep you satisfied.

We’ll be creating more nutritious, healthy blog posts this summer, so stay tuned for more on that. Have a great weekend, and happy eating!

Windows Update – MyFitnessPal is Available on Windows Phone 8

We’re excited to announce that we’ve updated our app for Windows 8 phones. This release includes all the newest features members love on iOS and Android, including the ability to:

  • Sign up and log in with Facebook
  • Add and invite friends from your Facebook contacts
  • Add and invite friends from your Windows phone contact list
  • Enjoy type-ahead food filtering
  • Follow your news feed from your MyFitnessPal home screen

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This new app also offers some great live tile features that are specific to Windows Phone 8. For instance, you can pin live tiles to your home screen, including a summary tile with a meter for tracking your daily progress. You can even pin a quick link to the “add to diary” screen to make the tracking process faster than ever.

So if you’re a Windows Phone 8 user, we encourage you to update your MyFitnessPal app as soon as you have a moment. And if you encounter any issues, please let us know and we’ll investigate ASAP.

MyFitnessPal Summer Shape-up Meal Plan – Part 1

We’re excited summer is finally here — but eating healthfully takes some planning, so to kick off the season right, we compiled some delicious, healthy recipes and created a printable meal plan for you to try. We even added the foods for you, to make logging your daily nutrition in MyFitnessPal easy. Just search the MyFitnessPal Database by the food name as written below.

There’s a lot of content here, so we’ve decided to break it up. We’re sharing a few breakfast and lunch options today and will post our dinner and snack options on Friday – so check back just before the weekend for the second half!

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1. A Sweet Simple Life – Muffin Cup Baked Eggs
Recipe Details: 80 calories per egg cup, prepared without cheese
Pair baked eggs with a slice of whole wheat toast and a cup of fresh fruit. These can also be frozen and microwaved for a quick and easy weekday breakfast.
2. Motive Nutrition – Breakfast Egg Sandwich with Crispy Prosciutto
Recipe Details: 393 calories per satisfying muffin sandwich
Enjoy with a small piece of fruit on the side.
3. Homemade – Cottage Cheese with Pineapple and Walnuts
Recipe Details: 270 calories per ¾ cup 2% cottage cheese, ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks and ¼ cup walnut halves
4. NatureBox – Breakfast Taquitos
Recipe Details: 180 calories per 1 taquito prepared with small corn tortillas, regular pork sausage and cheese (not reduced-fat)
Grab an apple or banana and take these to go.
5. Garden Lites – Spinach Souffle
Recipe Details: 140 calories per souffle
Perfect for heating up when you’re running late in the morning!

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1. Good Life Eats – Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich
Recipe Details: 404 calories per sandwich made with hearty 100% whole wheat bread (110 calories per slice) & 3 tablespoons mashed avocado
Tastes great with kale chips on the side
2. Eat Yourself Skinny – Summer Quinoa Salad
Recipes Details: 270 calories per 1 cup
We love having some strawberries afterward for dessert!
3. Food Fitness Fresh Air – Sweet Pea and Garlic Soup
Recipe Details: 200 calories per serving topped with 1 tablespoon 2% plain Greek yogurt
4. The Kitchn – Tuna Cabbage Salad
Recipe Details: 159 calories per serving made according to directions with 2% Greek yogurt and 1 pinch of salt & pepper
Great for sandwiches or mixed into a bowl of leafy greens.
5. PJ Organics – Chicken Enchilada Meal
Product Details: 440 calories per entrée
Keep some in the freezer at work!

We hope this proves useful and inspirational as you embark on a healthy, happy summer. Again, stay tuned for the dinner and snack portion of the meal plan this Friday—just in time for your weekend grocery shopping!