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tammycorkum
01-11-2012, 02:07 PM
Hi, I am just wondering if there is anything specific I should be using or looking for when it comes to spices. Are any kind of spices ok? Or are there spices that will interfere with weightloss?

Thanks in advance for your answers :)


mamacitaof2
01-11-2012, 02:20 PM
I believe they have to be 0/0/0 to be acceptable.

wuv2bloved
01-11-2012, 02:24 PM
Try to keep away from the spices with sugars and regular salt. Use a lot of spices like, cinnamon, Mrs. Dash, butter buds, Land O Lakes sprinkles to name a new. As mama said anything else that is 0/0/0 is acceptable :)


Linden
01-11-2012, 04:39 PM
Hi, I am just wondering if there is anything specific I should be using or looking for when it comes to spices. Are any kind of spices ok? Or are there spices that will interfere with weightloss?

Thanks in advance for your answers :)

All real spices, like cinnamon, turmeric, dill weed, oregano, etc. have carbs and fiber as well as tiny amounts of calories and interesting other good nutrients. And they are so good for you they are worth considering. If you want to be careful, Google USDA Nutritional Data and enter the spice and the amount you want to use. The information will be really helpful.

Same thing applies to combinations of spices, like Mrs Dash and Braggs. Tasty and good in moderation, of course. ;)

Y Guy
01-11-2012, 07:23 PM
The big one to watch out for is the sugar in the spices; and sugar by any of its various names. I use a lot of spices when I cook, mostly BBQ and almost all of them had a lot of sugar and salt. After reading all the labels I was able to find a few that were "safe" on IP. Most of the Mrs. Dash vareity were ok, they offer some like the Southwest Chipotle which have a bit of sugar but I used it since it was not near the top of the list. The challenge is that most stores only sell a couple of the Mrs. Dash line up. The Tony Chachere's
Original Creole Seasoning is also popular if you like a bit of zing to your dish.

tammycorkum
01-12-2012, 06:59 AM
Thank you all for your responses :) I don't know if anyone knows of this product or currently uses it but I have tonnes of Epicure Selections spices in my cupboard and not sure if I should or can use them. They all seem to have a little of everything in the nutritional info. but that could be for 1 tsp or tbsp. So if I just used a pinch of the spices I wonder if that would be okay or just best to stay away.

Linden
01-12-2012, 08:04 AM
Thank you all for your responses :) I don't know if anyone knows of this product or currently uses it but I have tonnes of Epicure Selections spices in my cupboard and not sure if I should or can use them. They all seem to have a little of everything in the nutritional info. but that could be for 1 tsp or tbsp. So if I just used a pinch of the spices I wonder if that would be okay or just best to stay away.

What do the labels say? And when I Googled Epicure Selections I found that they have a complete Nutritional Information sheet.

mamacitaof2
01-12-2012, 08:06 AM
I use Tastefully Simple products http://www.tastefullysimple.com/shopourproducts/dipmixesspicessalsas.aspx. I love their Everyday Grillin' seasoning, their seasoning salt, and their dried tomatoe garlic and pesto seasing (this one is not 0/0/0).

marie montreal
01-12-2012, 09:47 AM
Thanks for the information you guys answered many of my questions.

tammycorkum
01-12-2012, 10:04 AM
I use Tastefully Simple products http://www.tastefullysimple.com/shopourproducts/dipmixesspicessalsas.aspx. I love their Everyday Grillin' seasoning, their seasoning salt, and their dried tomatoe garlic and pesto seasing (this one is not 0/0/0).

I compared these products to the Epicure products and so wish they sold the tastefully simple products in canada :(

galpal445
01-13-2012, 10:44 AM
But the Everyday Grillin seasoning has sugar in it! And corn syrup! The serving size is probably so small because if it was even 1/2 teaspoon they would have to list carbs, calories, etc.

I don't know about you but I would use much more than the 1/4 teaspoon they say is a serving size!

Icathinme
01-13-2012, 11:29 AM
Glad I found this, I was wondering the same thing! I'm brand new and starting the diet Monday. I NEED good salad dressing ideas, and I'm browsing the posts to find something! I know I saw a thread on here where someone listed the cheapest place to order the Walden Farms products. Can someone lead me there? I can't find it!

Art3mis
06-30-2013, 06:31 PM
Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning has always been one of my favourite go to spices even before IP....and while it is listed as 0/0/0/0/0/0 lol the first ingredient is still salt.....with sodium count listed at 350mg for 1/4 tsp...

is it still okay to use? ....please say "yes" lol *puppy dog eyes*


also i really DISLIKE the walden farms stuff i have used so far....is there anything else i can use ...cuz i know i will get totally bored of salad with oil/white vinegar fast.

lauran
06-30-2013, 07:52 PM
If you are looking for salad dressing recipes, I know there are a lot listed here. But, I made a delicious one the other day:

I had about 1 tbsp of "mockamole" left (search this site for recipe). I added a little oil, water, Mrs. Dash southwest spices, and a little lime juice. Mixed it all together and had a really yummy, thick dressing for my lettuce and leftover fajita veggies. It was PERFECT.

AlisonS
07-01-2013, 02:27 PM
Some spices, like chili powder, are OK even though they technically have carbs. The carbs in chili powder are not digestible by humans. So just a "pass through" item. ; )

10offplease
09-10-2013, 03:15 PM
speaking of carbs, siracha sauce is okay but I noticed it has carbs! I use a TON of this. Thoughts?

Maxxy
09-10-2013, 04:05 PM
Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning has always been one of my favourite go to spices even before IP....and while it is listed as 0/0/0/0/0/0 lol the first ingredient is still salt.....with sodium count listed at 350mg for 1/4 tsp...

is it still okay to use? ....please say "yes" lol *puppy dog eyes*


also i really DISLIKE the walden farms stuff i have used so far....is there anything else i can use ...cuz i know i will get totally bored of salad with oil/white vinegar fast.

I too am so sick of the WF dressings. I don't like any of them and as a result I don't eat salad as often as I should. I can't get through the taste of most of them. I keep trying and keep throwing it out. I've tried mixing a few together for a different taste, adding the WF mayo to the dressing, adding vinegar to the dressing and it's all kind of disgusting. All suggestions are appreciated.

Annik
09-10-2013, 04:30 PM
I use lots of ginger, tumeric/curcumin, and cayenne pepper which are all said to aid weight loss. (I really like any of these in my morning shakes and also with my puddings... as long as I also add some extra stevia, too.)

I also use garlic and lemons -- both fresh and dried versions of both.

Salt -- which I used to avoid -- has now become a standard staple (sea salt kind.)

Annik

eandc2006
09-10-2013, 04:32 PM
I just always look for sugar and if it has it, its a no. I have never really looked at the salt and it doesn't seem to impact my losses.

floridasunshine
09-10-2013, 04:40 PM
Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning has always been one of my favourite go to spices even before IP....and while it is listed as 0/0/0/0/0/0 lol the first ingredient is still salt.....with sodium count listed at 350mg for 1/4 tsp...

is it still okay to use? ....please say "yes" lol *puppy dog eyes*


also i really DISLIKE the walden farms stuff i have used so far....is there anything else i can use ...cuz i know i will get totally bored of salad with oil/white vinegar fast.

i put tony's on everything!

floridasunshine
09-10-2013, 04:42 PM
speaking of carbs, siracha sauce is okay but I noticed it has carbs! I use a TON of this. Thoughts?

i was told that cholula was a better option than sriracha, as sriracha has sugar in it.

saskgirl
09-10-2013, 11:18 PM
I too am so sick of the WF dressings. I don't like any of them and as a result I don't eat salad as often as I should. I can't get through the taste of most of them. I keep trying and keep throwing it out. I've tried mixing a few together for a different taste, adding the WF mayo to the dressing, adding vinegar to the dressing and it's all kind of disgusting. All suggestions are appreciated.

I agree - if i have to smell that phony chemical smell again it will be too soon :barf:
I have made a few of the homemade dressings and they are SO much better (and help get your oil in)

I have also acquired a taste for salad with just a bit of olive oil - lemon - and salt and pepper - coming from a former salad dressing whore it makes me quite proud! (and easy to do in restaurants)

Maxxy
09-10-2013, 11:29 PM
I agree - if i have to smell that phony chemical smell again it will be too soon :barf:
I have made a few of the homemade dressings and they are SO much better (and help get your oil in)

I have also acquired a taste for salad with just a bit of olive oil - lemon - and salt and pepper - coming from a former salad dressing whore it makes me quite proud! (and easy to do in restaurants)


I was being creative with some packages today but now I think I will move on to salad dressings. I was at the olive oil store and got a couple new ones. I'm sure I can find some combo that works.

berteau
09-13-2013, 09:42 PM
I make a lot of spice rubs from scratch so that I'm certain there is no sugar and I can reduce the salt.

Once the spice rub is mixed up, I keep it in a sealed tuperware container next to the stove so that I can season my proteins and veggies with it.

Fresh chopped herbs (rosemary, basil, thyme) from the garden are also fantastic ways to add favor to boring lettuce.

If you search for rub or marinade recipes that are diabetic friendly, they are generally IP friendly too. Here is a link that may help:
http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/eating-well/dry-marinade-rub-recipes-diabetes