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Old 10-23-2009, 11:44 AM   #6
beachgal
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Meelsie, I agree with you. Neither Skinny Cow nor Weight Watchers frozen treats are acceptable on SBD because they all contain sugar.

I think Oprah, like many people, is focused more on calorie intake in this instance, than on ingredients. However, the item they are trying to avoid is High-Fructose Corn Syrup (often abbreviated HFCS). It's like taking corn syrup and making it even sweeter than it is naturally.

Great lists, Anne and Penny! Thanks for your wonderful suggestions! Penny, watch out for sugar in the grilled chicken slices and be very careful with hot dogs. Dr. A says we can only have low fat ones without sugar, and they can be hard to find. Darned sugar is everywhere, eh?

Lydia, do some searches in the forum for ideas for frozen foods. I personally find it even easier to make pudding pops from SF pudding and popsicle molds. They are really yummy and easy! I'll have to post the recipe I found in the forum. I bought molds online at Amazon for less than $15. There are also some recipes for make-your-own ice cream in the recipe forum, too.

I love:
  • Green Giant frozen vegetables (check ingredients for P1), especially the ones that say things like "Immunity" "Healthy Weight" and "Digestive" on them. They are SO good and very low in weird ingredients.
  • Fat free cottage cheese
  • Little pickle cups! They make little serving size cups of small pickles that are easy to grab and go...though you could certainly make your own with spill-proof containers. One of my favorite snacks from childhood works great in P1: dill pickles dipped in natural PB!
  • Wedges of Laughing Cow light for celery, bell peppers, and more
  • Grape tomatoes: easy to pop in your mouth, even while driving!
  • Roasted chickpeas--not really prepackaged, but you can make them ahead and package for easy take-and-go later.
  • hummus (it's yummus!)
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