Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Magic foods?!?




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MellyWag
07-27-2010, 10:04 AM
I was just wondering if anyone has found any *magic* foods. You know ones you have found that tasted great, and didnt put on the weight, lol. I'll share mine.. Oatmeal, since I started having it for breakfast, I've really noticed a change. I like to cook the quick cooking oats, not the instant stuff. I like eat it with Brown Sugar, blueberries, and 1% milk!:D


StephanieM
07-27-2010, 07:34 PM
I love cottage cheese on everything!

It's so low calorie, and it beats regular cheese.

going2bskinny
07-27-2010, 08:18 PM
I love roasting or grilling red bell peppers they give such a great flavor and go great with so many things! Or any peppers grilled are good :D

To go with your picks I tried putting a tiny bit of sugar free jello mix in some cottage cheese the other day I personally didn't like it but maybe some of you would there are many diff flavor options then. My friend likes cracking pepper on cottage cheese also, I tried it didn't like it too much but maybe some of you would.

I was thinking I want to try some oatmeal with almond milk and sprinkle in a little bit of the sugar free jello in there and see how it tastes kind of like your own flavored sugar free oatmeal mixes :D I have yet to try it but maybe tomorrow morning. Can have peach, strawberry, raspberry whatever you like :D and only need a small sprinkle.

I really wish they would make some sugar free jello mix with stevia as I don't really like to have the artificial sweeteners but I think it could be a good treat :D Or do they?


oh yeah sugar free jello mix is also great mixed with whip cream for a low calorie frosting substitute for cupcakes or cake would be a great cheat meal idea :D can get sugar free or fat free cool whip also and reduced sugar cake mix and substitute some unsweetened applesauce in place of the oil or butter at a 1:1 ratio to make it a little more guilt free, or even skimp on the egg yolks like if it calls for 2 eggs do 1 egg and one egg white I did this still turned out good. Just have to control yourself and just have one cupcake I ate one and stuck the cupcakes and coolwhip mix in the freezer for later I can remove one and let it thaw in the fridge whenever I want one for a cheat meal. I made chocolate cupcakes and orange flavored coolwhip so it is like chocolate orange yum.

This thread is a great idea also need some ideas how to spruce up my meals.


MellyWag
07-27-2010, 11:35 PM
They all sound good, I might just have to try out your oatmeal ideas, and I LOVE cottage cheese too, but I just cant eat it with anything sweet, lol, so I think the jello mix and cottage cheese is out for me to

going2bskinny
07-28-2010, 12:11 AM
They all sound good, I might just have to try out your oatmeal ideas, and I LOVE cottage cheese too, but I just cant eat it with anything sweet, lol, so I think the jello mix and cottage cheese is out for me to

yeah i didn't like it either lol like it better plain sounded good in my mind ;)

maybe a tiny bit of hot sauce i will see if my mind is deceiving me again :D

mandalinn82
07-28-2010, 12:20 AM
Going2Bskinny - you can also make cake with 1 serving of any flavor cake mix, mixed with 1 oz diet soda of your choice (and you can find some sweetened with Stevia, now). Mix and bake as directed.

going2bskinny
07-28-2010, 12:26 AM
Going2Bskinny - you can also make cake with 1 serving of any flavor cake mix, mixed with 1 oz diet soda of your choice (and you can find some sweetened with Stevia, now). Mix and bake as directed.

oh wow really? You mean like with no eggs or oil or anything just cake mix and diet soda?

mandalinn82
07-28-2010, 12:28 AM
Yep...nothing but the cake mix and soda.

There are 12 servings in a standard cake mix, so a 12-oz can of diet soda, mixed with 1 box of cake mix, will work perfectly. I like to bake a single serving at a time, so I measure out 1 serving of cake mix by weight, then add 1 oz of soda.

going2bskinny
07-28-2010, 12:36 AM
Yep...nothing but the cake mix and soda.

oh wow :O that is awesome thanks! I'll try that. Do you know any brand names for the cake mixes that use stevia? Do they make any better alternatives for cool whip that you know of or anyone know of? I know you can whip heavy cream yourself or half and half but any better lower fat ones?

going2bskinny
07-28-2010, 12:42 AM
There are 12 servings in a standard cake mix, so a 12-oz can of diet soda, mixed with 1 box of cake mix, will work perfectly. I like to bake a single serving at a time, so I measure out 1 serving of cake mix by weight, then add 1 oz of soda.

wow thats so cool lol yeah baking it like that would help with portion control and then i dont need all these frozen cupcakes in my freezer lol get a nice hot fresh one each time thanks alot!

ddc
07-29-2010, 08:46 AM
Yep...nothing but the cake mix and soda.

There are 12 servings in a standard cake mix, so a 12-oz can of diet soda, mixed with 1 box of cake mix, will work perfectly. I like to bake a single serving at a time, so I measure out 1 serving of cake mix by weight, then add 1 oz of soda.

Is this really good?

I'm thinking that I did this several years ago and had to throw it away it was so gross.
I made the whole cake mix though, in a 9x13 pan. I guess I could try the 1 oz way and if I/my kids don't like it, I can still make it the regular way.

:?:

SCraver
07-29-2010, 12:03 PM
I love cottage cheese on everything!

It's so low calorie, and it beats regular cheese.

I agree with you on the cottage cheese!

I also recently discovered barley... YUM. And it has fiber and protein. I cooked it in Chicken broth (next time I will make my own broth and cook it in that) and added garlic. Yum, yum, yum!

LYNNEGAL22
07-29-2010, 12:08 PM
Laughing Cow cheese wedges, it tastes just like cream cheese without all the fat and calories. I love it with roasted red bell pepper in and omlet, yum. It feels like you are indulging. Anything you would use cream cheese for you can use it (plain style for sweet uses) and there are also flavors-- french onion and garlic herb. Yum!

Also I buy the big trays of pre cut fruit and veggies. If I feel like snacking, they are ready to go.

Wasa Crackers, multi grain. Really good with low sodium lunch meat and one slice of Sargento's reduced fat cheese. Takes longer to eat than bread and is very filling.

Lastly, Hungry Girl books-- she has FABULOUS recommendations for lower cal/ fat substitutions. I made her version of the Chili's Southwest egg rolls last night and they were a huge hit.

going2bskinny
07-29-2010, 02:00 PM
Laughing Cow cheese wedges, it tastes just like cream cheese without all the fat and calories. I love it with roasted red bell pepper in and omlet, yum. It feels like you are indulging. Anything you would use cream cheese for you can use it (plain style for sweet uses) and there are also flavors-- french onion and garlic herb. Yum!

Also I buy the big trays of pre cut fruit and veggies. If I feel like snacking, they are ready to go.

Wasa Crackers, multi grain. Really good with low sodium lunch meat and one slice of Sargento's reduced fat cheese. Takes longer to eat than bread and is very filling.

Lastly, Hungry Girl books-- she has FABULOUS recommendations for lower cal/ fat substitutions. I made her version of the Chili's Southwest egg rolls last night and they were a huge hit.

yum sounds really good I really have been wanting to try that laughing cow cream cheese but I always put it back cuz its kind of alot of money for me. I should just crack and buy it sometime rofl. Thanks for the ideas need to try those wasa crackers and I'll look for that book :D

going2bskinny
07-29-2010, 02:21 PM
I tried that oatmeal with the sugar free jello mix this morning I only sprinkled a very small amount in and it tasted great just like the bad sugar ones I used peach really good.

LYNNEGAL22
07-29-2010, 03:49 PM
I tried that oatmeal with the sugar free jello mix this morning I only sprinkled a very small amount in and it tasted great just like the bad sugar ones I used peach really good.

What a great idea! I will have to try that when it gets cold again. : )

I have noticed on the LC cheese, if you have "Kroger's" supermarket-- we had Smiths in NM and now King Soopers in Co-- they have some really good sales on LC. 2/5 or 2/6. I usually only buy when it is on sale and I stock up. Be sure to check the date, they are usually good for months out.

going2bskinny
07-30-2010, 01:15 PM
What a great idea! I will have to try that when it gets cold again. : )

I have noticed on the LC cheese, if you have "Kroger's" supermarket-- we had Smiths in NM and now King Soopers in Co-- they have some really good sales on LC. 2/5 or 2/6. I usually only buy when it is on sale and I stock up. Be sure to check the date, they are usually good for months out.

oh dang the nearest krogers to me is very far away in the cities hopefully they make one closer soon.

CeCeSugar
07-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Laughing Cow cheese wedges, it tastes just like cream cheese without all the fat and calories. I love it with roasted red bell pepper in and omlet, yum. It feels like you are indulging. Anything you would use cream cheese for you can use it (plain style for sweet uses) and there are also flavors-- french onion and garlic herb. Yum!

Also I buy the big trays of pre cut fruit and veggies. If I feel like snacking, they are ready to go.

Wasa Crackers, multi grain. Really good with low sodium lunch meat and one slice of Sargento's reduced fat cheese. Takes longer to eat than bread and is very filling.

Lastly, Hungry Girl books-- she has FABULOUS recommendations for lower cal/ fat substitutions. I made her version of the Chili's Southwest egg rolls last night and they were a huge hit.

Ohhh I think you just gave me a good idea, wasa crackers with laughing cow garlic herb cheese and roasted red peppers on top! does that sound super yummy? or am I just really hungry right now lol

pinkflower
07-30-2010, 03:51 PM
Turkey
Blueberries
cantaloupe (true high volume food)
watermelon
plain yogurt
all veggies
Beans (ones from the bins, not canned because of the sodium) (ie chicken chili)
Greek yogurt in place of sour cream
spinach
oats
tomatoes
wild salmon (Alaskan--NOT Atlantic because that means it is farmed raised and they're fed GRAIN, not the same food as wild salmon because they don't have the omega 3 from what they eat in the wild etc)

PinkHoodie
07-30-2010, 06:15 PM
I just wanted to throw in, I did cupcakes with the cake mix and a can of diet cherry coke, and it was SO good! I just need to find something for a b-day cake that doesn't have added sugar, cake mixes are out for me.

going2bskinny
07-30-2010, 06:48 PM
Ohhh I think you just gave me a good idea, wasa crackers with laughing cow garlic herb cheese and roasted red peppers on top! does that sound super yummy? or am I just really hungry right now lol

that does sound good ;)

MellyWag
07-30-2010, 11:31 PM
I just put a packet of raspberry crystal light into my 0% vanilla yogurt....yum!

going2bskinny
07-31-2010, 01:11 AM
I just put a packet of raspberry crystal light into my 0% vanilla yogurt....yum!

ooo yummy thanks for sharing :D

SheGos91
07-31-2010, 01:17 AM
LYNNEGAL-HUNGRY GIRL books are amazing which one is your favorite? and the fruit idea is what got me from grabbing a cookie.

LYNNEGAL22
07-31-2010, 11:29 AM
LYNNEGAL-HUNGRY GIRL books are amazing which one is your favorite? and the fruit idea is what got me from grabbing a cookie.

So far it is the "200 under 200" but I have not really looked at the 1,2,3 one that I bought because the 200 one is from the library. The blueberry muffins in there actually were a hit with the whole house. :D