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Old 03-21-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default dried craisins???

Would you count these like raisins??? 2T = 1 fruit?? IT is just dried cranberries? Any thoughts? thanks.
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Old 03-21-2006, 03:58 PM   #2
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Thanks Mary
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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Heather- According to fitday, 1 cup of dried cranberries has 363 calories and 95 carbs.
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:09 PM   #4
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However, the folks at Ocean Spray do claim that 1/4 cup=one fruit serving. That is still 90 calories, though. I'd say an LAWL serving of craisins is probably closer to 1/8 cup= 1 fruit.
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:15 PM   #5
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so if my friend wanted craisins in her salad she could do the 1/8 cup and count as a fruit and be safe as long as it didn't mess with her loss?
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:18 PM   #6
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Yeah, I don't see why not. 1/8 cup isn't much for a fruit, but it sounds like a nice change of pace. I'll bet they would be killer in the big cookie recipe.
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:19 PM   #7
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they are really good on my spinach salad, but I haven't used as many since I started - but she loves them and wanted me to ask you gals....
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:33 PM   #8
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your "friend" is lucky to have you looking out for her. I hadn't thought about adding some to salad but it would just take a few to spice up a salad. Cooked up a bag of chicken today, got it all cut/shredded up and after all that I can't bear the sight of it. I live smack in the middle of BEEF country but still a chicken girl. Tomorrow is another day. Having beef with sauteed mushrooms, jalapenos, and onions--probably not the best choice with tomorrow being weigh day--oh well.
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That beef/onion/jap recipe sounds great - what kind of beef do you use, and ratio of veg??
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Oh Pink--a cook I am not so don't get too excited. My DH loves this though so we eat it about once a week. It's just lean ground beef patties (93/7%) and I just grill or panfry them. (it's also good with chicken). Anyway, I just buy the pre-sliced mushrooms at Walmart (styrofoam container), slice 1 onion, 1-2 jalapeno-depends on how hot you like and tonight I am throwing in some fresh garlic since I have it on hand. Sautee all the veggies in Pam butter spray or I can't believe it's Not Butter. I guess I just eyeball the veggie portions--figure if I go over it's not the worst damage I could do--I LOVE sauteed mushrooms! Not much to it but if you need a change of pace it's a good change. Hope you weren't expecting gourmet!
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:04 PM   #11
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The strawberry flavored Craisins are to die for! They may have added sugar, but they're a much more sensible snack than M&Ms
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:45 AM   #12
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Well thanks for all the replies - she is the one who started the craisins and almonds on a bed of spinach with LF honey mustard dressing - I do have it occasionally too - but it is a wonderful salad - very different from the normal everyda salad.....
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try raisins and sunflower seeds!
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:28 AM   #14
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Deets - that sounds yummy too -
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I used to add craisins to chicken salad. I think I might have to try that again.
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