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RENLLY SparkPoints: (25,519)
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2/2/10 4:05 P

I agree with the post below - check out the alternatives to milk - such as rice or almond mil. if you are trying to cut out sugar, some of them are unsweetened and I find are very tasty.

BOYSNOISE Posts: 2
2/2/10 3:54 P

I love Almond Breeze unsweetened in either original (like milk) or vanilla flavor- it's great in coffee.
8 fl oz has only 40 calories :)
It's in the health food section of my supermarket.

YANKEEGIRL6 Posts: 1,114
2/2/10 3:47 P

I have a much easier time accepting milk instead of half and half in my coffee if I drink it out of a cup with a lid. I think it's the weird gray color that puts me off.

KAT615 Posts: 88
2/2/10 2:20 P

light vanilla soymilk. it give coffee a nutty flavor and the vanilla sweetens it so you dont need to add any sugar.

VIKINGKVINNA Posts: 176
2/2/10 2:16 P

I've been able to wean myself down from half-and-half (which I used to buy by the half-gallon; oy vey!). I use whole milk at home b/c that's what we buy for the kids, but I use 1% at work, because that's what the boss buys! I do like to splurge with real half-and-half when I get a coffee at Starbucks or Dunkin, but I've gotten used to my daily coffee with 1%.

You could also try the non-fat dry milk powder, maybe in combination with a lower-fat milk. I've done that in a pinch and it's pretty good.

Personally, I would allow myself real half-and-half, in smaller portions or less often, before I would use the processed, HFCS-containing chemical concoctions.

Edited by: VIKINGKVINNA at: 2/2/2010 (14:28)
LESLIEHOLM Posts: 12
2/2/10 2:04 P

I've given up lots of things, but my spoonful of half and half will never been one of them! : )

JMEISSNER18 Posts: 130
2/2/10 1:59 P

You could try moving slowly away from full-fat - step down to 2% milk first, then 1% and so on... (I'll admit, I've been on that 1% step for a looong time, skim just makes my coffee a little too gray).

MAPEIS Posts: 33
2/2/10 1:54 P

ooops! Forgot I can't "back" in my browser! Sorry for double post.

I use Horizon Organic half & half because you can have a couple tbsp for about 35 calories. If I only have one serving its not so bad. I limit myself to one cup of coffee in the morning and if my calorie count allows me to I have one in the afternoon or after dinner for my dessert.

I don't do the fake stuff anymore. I'd rather count the calories for the real stuff than poison my body with the frankenfood.

Edited by: MAPEIS at: 2/2/2010 (13:55)
MAPEIS Posts: 33
2/2/10 1:54 P

I use Horizon Organic half & half because you can have a couple tbsp for about 35 calories. If I only have one serving its not so bad. I limit myself to one cup of coffee in the morning and if my calorie count allows me to I have one in the afternoon or after dinner for my dessert.

I don't do the fake stuff anymore. I'd rather count the calories for the real stuff than poison my body with the frankenfood.

MERRIAM214 Posts: 147
2/1/10 1:31 P

Maybe try skim milk; it's not "half" bad. I have grown to love it.

AUBURNLM SparkPoints: (2,974)
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2/1/10 1:23 P

If your goal is to cut down on sugar--what about the "sugar-free" half and half creamer? I know Coffeemate carries one.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,751
2/1/10 1:19 P

In the afternoon I use a splash of 1% milk in my coffee.

(I use real half and half in the morning, just a tablespoon. I try not to eat foods that I need a Chemistry degree to decipher)


Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 2/1/2010 (13:21)
JENI-OH! Posts: 1,308
2/1/10 1:07 P

I couldn't give up half and half either, so now I measure it. One tablespoon isn't too bad, calorie wise, just make sure to stick with this small portion.

Also, the ingredient list on the fat free half and half reads like a science experiment! At least organic half and half is just milk and cream.

Edited by: JENI-OH! at: 2/1/2010 (13:09)
YANKEEGIRL6 Posts: 1,114
2/1/10 11:47 A

I like evaporated skim milk in my coffee.

RENA1965 Posts: 17,878
2/1/10 11:21 A

If the office has a fridge skimmilk and sweetners. This is rock bottom calories. One or two sweetners per cup of coffee are okay I use only one cup of milk daily to my coffee- I use the other half portion as 7 ounces of plain lowfat yogurt to my dessert..


Edited by: RENA1965 at: 2/1/2010 (11:24)
ANNABUGSMOM Posts: 6
2/1/10 11:13 A

I use half and half in my morning coffee. I did use fat free but one of my fast break goals is to get off of sugar and ff cream has high fructose corn syrup in it! I need help in deciding which is the lesser of the two evils. Any suggestions would be great (other than to get off coffee!!) emoticon

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