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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!

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

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-

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10/12/12 4:09 P

Thanks All

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.

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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, 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

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Hot Spinach Dip

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

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.

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10/12/12 11:54 A

hot broths
decaf coffee
cayenne pepper dip with raw veggies

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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)
EX-PRESSO Posts: 478
10/12/12 10:16 A

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

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,453
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.

JENMC14 Posts: 2,786
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)
SHOES17 Posts: 3,451
10/12/12 8:34 A

Drink your water hot with lemon

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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

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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

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