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Old 01-26-2006, 12:26 PM   #1  
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Exclamation Carrots...are...boring.

Except for this guy---->

Seriously though, I'm sitting here eating the baby carrots I brought with my lunch and I'm bored bored bored. What are some low-cal ways you guys pep up your raw veggies? I've tried the fat-free or light sour cream mixed with veggie dip mix and I just don't think it tastes good. I want something that's got lots of flavor, little to no calories, and will keep in the fridge for a while. I love ranch/bleu/french onion type dips the best, but most "light" ones of these I find either taste yucky or still have like 60 calories for a tablespoon. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:38 PM   #2  
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i eat baby carrots with hummus, specifically with roasted red pepper hummus and 40 spice hummus. i always have hummus on stock, because i'll eat it with pitas, or make a pita with hummus, lettuce, tomato, black olives, and feta.
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Well I've always hated dips/creamy sauces so I would choose salsa myself but I don't like raw carrots anyway so....I dip cucumber slices, sweet peppers etc in spicy salsa and it's pretty yummy. Honestly I normally just eat them plain or lightly salted though.
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an alternative would be tossing it in ranch powder mixes--though you may want to dilute it with something like breadcrumbs because it's probably high-sodium especially when concentrated like that.

However, I don't like carrots raw 'cept for the really finely shredded ones on top of some salads.
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:14 PM   #5  
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I tend to eat carrots with hummus. I also toss in celery, cucumbers, ect. The only thing I will not touch are peppers. Ick
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:18 PM   #6  
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low fat cream cheese wigarlic and herbs!
or celery w/salmon!
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OK call me stupid, but what is hummus, what does it taste like, and where do I get it?? That cream cheese with garlic and herbs sounds yummy too...
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I tend to eat most all vegetables plain (I'm kind of a weird one who thinks all vegetables are delicious with no added dips/sauces, etc.), but if I do use something on them, it's salsa, like Liz.
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OK call me stupid, but what is hummus, what does it taste like, and where do I get it?? That cream cheese with garlic and herbs sounds yummy too...
It is a dip made of chick pease and thahini. It is middle eastern in origin, tends to be low fat, and very yummy. Good with cut up veggies, and on sammiches.
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Tahini is the sesame stuff right? Sounds pretty yummy...can I buy it or do I have to make it? If I have to make it, does anyone have a recipe? And does anyone know how long it keeps in the fridge? Thanks again!
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Yes, tahini is sesame paste. I also eat my carrots with hummus. You can buy it, around here it tends to be between $2.20-3.00 for an 8oz package and usually around the deli area of the supermarket.

Making your own isn't that hard, I do it in my two-bit blender and I feel like I just look up a different recipe on google each time, the recipe is very flexible. You do want to check the recipe or the premade package for how much tahini and olive oil they put in, as hummus can vary in calories depending on those. I think it keeps maybe a couple of weeks in the fridge, not sure since mine never lasts more than a week!
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I have to make a deal with myself to just eat my baby carrots before anything else and get it out of the way. I know this isn`t a very fun way to eat, but it helps me get my veggies in without any excuses, and it fills me up on "good stuff" before I start eating things I like more with less nutrients. I have to do the same thing with water.
But.. that said.. hummus is good. I've never tried it with veggies before. Also, I used to dip carrots in low cal vinagarettes before I developed my "just eat it" philosophy.
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Tahini is the sesame stuff right? Sounds pretty yummy...can I buy it or do I have to make it? If I have to make it, does anyone have a recipe? And does anyone know how long it keeps in the fridge? Thanks again!
I have yet to try and make it, but you can do it at home..my yoga instructer made the best hummus, hands down. Try looking for recipies on vegetarian web sites ^.^
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I usually avoid the light and fat free dressings as I'm allergic to some ingredients. I just practice portion control! That said, however, the Light Done Right dressings and the Hidden Valley Ranch light are rather tasty.

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Old 01-29-2006, 12:12 PM   #15  
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I agree... Carrots are borring on their own! But I love eating them with hummus, cream cheese or ff sour cream that I've mixed a package of Lipton's Onion Soup Mix into. Mmmmm!
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