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LADYDIONYSUS Posts: 21
10/13/12 12:36 P

I have been loving unsweetened vanilla almond milk warmed with a little sweetener (1-2 packets per mug), and cinnamon. Heat it up in the microwave, stir, and it is delicious (and only 35-40 calories!). That's my taste of fall lately!

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10/13/12 5:43 A

thanks for putting so much thought into my question spark friends!

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SPARKLGRRRL Posts: 129
10/13/12 12:53 A

wow, I was just feeling the same & going to post!

Any more ideas that are low carb?? Aside from warm, I'm really craving carbs!!

EMMANYC Posts: 1,702
10/12/12 11:13 P

I make low fat/low calorie fruit crumble. Take your favourite fruit (I like apples) and slice up a couple of cups of it. I then use my favourite high protein/high fiber crunchie cereal (Nature's Path Cinnamon Blueberry) as the based for the crumble topping. I use a rolling pin to crush about 1/2 cup of cereal (100 calories) and mix in about 1/8 of a cup of chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts or almonds. Add about 1-2 tsp of softened butter and a bit of sugar and cinnamon. (The cereal is sweet; the amount of sugar you need will depend on how sweet your cereal is.) Spread the fruit in a baking dish, add the crumble on top and bake for about 20-30 minutes. I serve it with low fat vanilla yogurt. Because there's just a small amount of crumble topping (with very little butter and sugar), the calorie count is pretty low. (It will vary depending on proportions, but I end up with about 90 calories for a 2/3 cup serving of the crumble.)

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10/12/12 7:54 P

Crock pot is what I am thinking...thanks

Leader SP Class of May 2-8, 2010

"Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important." ~~unknown~~

A sound mind and healthy body bring many happy events to your life and family.
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"Laughter: my drug of choice!"

:p "Computers, can't live without them and Can't you can't upgrade them fast enough!"

As for my workouts, FORGET THE "No pain, No gain." this does not work for me. "I will do it until I'm sore, and then I will soar!"
DANNIELLEMARIE Posts: 1,416
10/12/12 6:31 P

This time of year (and through the winter) I make a LOT of soup...usually in the crock pot. It doesn't get any easier than that!

I've been assembling a collection of recipes here- https://www.facebook.com/notes/what-dannie
lle-ate/soup-building/430581763667087<
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Veggie love in action:
www.facebook.com/WhatDanniell
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10/12/12 4:09 P

Thanks All

Leader SP Class of May 2-8, 2010

"Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important." ~~unknown~~

A sound mind and healthy body bring many happy events to your life and family.
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"Laughter: my drug of choice!"

:p "Computers, can't live without them and Can't you can't upgrade them fast enough!"

As for my workouts, FORGET THE "No pain, No gain." this does not work for me. "I will do it until I'm sore, and then I will soar!"
COLLEENROSTE SparkPoints: (147,851)
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10/12/12 4:06 P

-herbal tea for starters,
-when I need something to stick to my ribs some oatmeal or sunnyboy hot cereal
-if I need something sweeter I wash and core an apple, mix some brownsplenda and cinnamon to stuff in the center and zap in the microwave for 60-90 seconds= the smell of warm apple and cinnamon evokes all kinds of comfort memories

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10/12/12 3:54 P

Thank you all so much! Especially YOJULEZ for the web site, I will check out.

Leader SP Class of May 2-8, 2010

"Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important." ~~unknown~~

A sound mind and healthy body bring many happy events to your life and family.
*Unknown

"Laughter: my drug of choice!"

:p "Computers, can't live without them and Can't you can't upgrade them fast enough!"

As for my workouts, FORGET THE "No pain, No gain." this does not work for me. "I will do it until I'm sore, and then I will soar!"
YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,788)
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10/12/12 12:59 P

I've been craving the same things for my snacks. Right now I eat things like cheese, apples, and yogurt, but I want something warm... too bad I don't have a kitchen at work :( One thing I like to make is english muffin pizzas. I use the whole grain 100 calorie english muffins, a bit of sauce (usually just leftover ragu traditional), and some shredded mozzarella cheese, then baked at 375 for about 10 minutes. You could do in the microwave too but I like the crispiness the oven gives to the muffins. For 2 "pizzas" it's about 250 calories.

Also, I went on my fav site, skinnytaste.com and these recipes jumped out at me, I think a lot of these could be made ahead of time and just reheated when you're ready to eat them:

Baked Zucchini sticks
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/01/baked
-zucchini-sticks-13-pts.html

Zucchini Pizza Bites
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/07/zucch
ini-pizza-bites.html

Hot Spinach Dip
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/12/hot-s
pinach-dip.html

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/01/bacon
-wrapped-chicken-bites.html

Baked Mozzarella Sticks
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/02/skinn
y-baked-mozzarella-sticks.html

Another thought is just roasting up some sweet potatoes. I had plain ones last night, they were just peeled, cut up into pieces and tossed w/ 1tbsp of olive oil, and then roasted at 400 for like 35 minutes, and they were very delicious.

If you're interested in checking out the food I've made and liked, come visit me on Pinterest, and feel free to follow me:
pinterest.com/julieanneco/foodz-trie
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10/12/12 11:54 A

hot broths
decaf coffee
tea
cayenne pepper dip with raw veggies

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
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10/12/12 11:35 A

I'm going to try using my chocolate protein shake powder with an extra dash of cocoa powder in warm milk like a hot chocolate. I'll let you know know it tastes. Anyone else ever try this?

I'm lucky also, in that I LOVE green and herbal teas without any sugar or milk added.

I love this quick and low cal snack: cut a bell pepper (any colour) in half and clean out seeds. Add a dash or two of hot sauce or marinara sauce and sprinkle with low fat parm cheese. Broil in toaster oven for a few minutes. Mmmmm. Warm deliciciousness!! you can always add other veggies like onions or olives or hot peppers to make it a bit more pizza like.

Edited by: HAWTLIKEME at: 10/12/2012 (11:50)
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EX-PRESSO Posts: 478
10/12/12 10:16 A

vegetable Soup. Chicken Soup with rice. Potato - heated
Hot porridge.
Hot apple.



MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
10/12/12 10:10 A

I love home made pear sauce. Ya just take real ripe pears, dice them and put in a sauce pan and heat slowly. I add cinnamon but spice it up as you like.

"Be not afraid of going slowly, only of standing still"
JENMC14 Posts: 2,709
10/12/12 8:47 A

Popcorn isn't too bad, especially if you get the low fat microwave kind or air pop it. You can also heat up your fruit. My kids love it when I make "apple crisp" for dessert. I chop up an apple, use my no cal butter spray or cooking spray and saute the apple chunks on the stove. You can toast a bit of oatmeal in the oven for a topper if you like. You can use cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, vanilla, brown sugar sweetener of choices, honey, syrup, etc. for additional flavor. Baked/sauteed peaches are also delicious. I also like a yummy peanut butter and banana sandwich done on the stove "grilled cheese style".

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 10/12/2012 (10:15)
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SHOES17 Posts: 3,445
10/12/12 8:34 A

Drink your water hot with lemon

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MAGGIEMURPHY4 SparkPoints: (13,865)
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10/12/12 7:13 A

How about soup! Make your own veggie soup. Very low cal, nutritious and hot! I also like oatmeal sweetened with sugar free maple syrup. Sugar free hot coco. Tea

ORODEO73 Posts: 474
10/12/12 7:08 A

We make muffins, so we control whats in it, and warm it up in microwave then sometimes add lite butter. Several can be made and stored.

Hmmmmm. This is a hard one otherwise!

Good luck!


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10/12/12 6:46 A

Now in up-state NY the cool brisk weather is here. I want a warm snack but still want low calorie and low fat.

Most low-calorie foods are cold and raw. Such as salads, celery sticks, fresh fruits or low-fat yogurt and cottage cheese. I enjoy these but right now they are not what I am looking for when I come in from the cold outdoors.

I think soups, oatmeal, dare I say coffee (I like mine with cream and sugar) but what else is there? I am talking crunchy, sweet or salty snack that is low cal/low fat and WARM.

I would love suggestions. My kids and I get home from work/school around 3:30. Dinner is usually between 6-7pm. We not only want a snack but need one. Again during the fall and winter months a juicy orange or pear, crunchy celery or carrot stick is not as desirable.

Any suggestions?

thanks, Anne

Leader SP Class of May 2-8, 2010

"Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important." ~~unknown~~

A sound mind and healthy body bring many happy events to your life and family.
*Unknown

"Laughter: my drug of choice!"

:p "Computers, can't live without them and Can't you can't upgrade them fast enough!"

As for my workouts, FORGET THE "No pain, No gain." this does not work for me. "I will do it until I'm sore, and then I will soar!"
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