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LITTLEMISS9889 Posts: 65
6/8/11 1:36 P

daikon chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Slice radishes into very thin chips and spread on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Lightly mist radish slices with cooking spray and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. (if using other seasonings, now is the time to add them).
Bake for 10 minutes, flip, and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until crisp. Time may vary so watch these after flipping.
pre make them baggie and bring
also walden farms dressings have cal free ranch and tons of other dressings that are free

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6/6/11 10:52 P

Dip

BNELEPHANT Posts: 372
6/3/11 10:05 A

That bacon veggie dip sounds great. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to try this with the recent veggies I bought.

GAIASCHILD Posts: 148
5/31/11 3:45 P

Stromm I gotta say...you've interested me. I do not like kale as a general rule. But...I may just have to try that.

STROMMOM SparkPoints: (6,335)
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5/31/11 2:47 P

I LOVE kale chips, and they are super easy to make. Cut the leaves from the stems, place on a cookie sheet, spritz the leaves with olive or coconut oil, sprinkle a little sea salt (and/or garlic salt) on them and bake for about 8-10 minutes at 400 until crispy. You will not know you are eating kale!

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
5/29/11 2:36 P

Bacon Ranch Dip
Plan ahead...needs to chill

I used reduced-fat items to lighten up this Parmesan and bacon dip. Not only is it a snap to mix up the night before a party, but the proportions can easily be adjusted for smaller or larger groups. I get requests for the recipe whenever I serve it.
-Pam G., Lakeville, Minnesota


1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup reduced-fat ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
Assorted fresh vegetables

In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with vegetables. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1/4 cup dip) equals 172 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 542 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

Source: Quick Cooking, July/August 2003

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
5/29/11 2:33 P

SPICY VEGETABLE DIP

Yield: 12 servings (1-1/2 cups total)
Source: "The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes"


INGREDIENTS

One 8-ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons minced celery
1 tablespoon minced green bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced green onion

DIRECTIONS

Combine all the ingredients; mix well. Refrigerate for several hours for the flavors to blend.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories: 18, Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 276 mg, Carbohydrate: 3 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 1 g
Diabetic Exchanges: Free Food




ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
5/29/11 2:27 P

VEGGIE DILL DIP
Plan ahead as this needs to chill overnight

1 (16 oz.) ctn. low-fat cottage cheese
3 T. skim milk
3/4 C. fat-free mayonnaise
1 T. dried minced onion
1 T. dried parsley flakes
1 tsp. dill weed
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

In a blender, blend cottage cheese and milk until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill overnight. Serve with raw vegetables.

DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One tablespoon serving equals a free food

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS: 24 calories, 233 mg sodium, 1 mg cholesterol,
2 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, trace fat



SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,681
5/15/11 9:36 P

Sounds like you got a nice little tray of snacks for the day !!

Hummus is great and filling. It is weird to eat it with veggies but I have on occasion but I like it better with crackers.

Nabisco makes fat free Saltines and also you can get reduced fat Wheat Thins.

Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 5/15/2011 (21:37)
GAIASCHILD Posts: 148
5/13/11 4:39 P

Thanks! That's a good one :)
I went to the grocery store on my lunch break to see if I could find little veggi snack tray (just for today really. Not practical for the everyday) and they had a "Taylor Farms Five a Day" set! It has a 1/2 cup of apple slices, 1/2 cup of grapes, 1/3 cup raisins, 1/2 cup baby carrots, 1/2 cup celery, 4 tbsp peanut butter (way too much!! lol) and 4 tbsp of garlic hummus. What a great little kit! I don't care for the hummus on veggis. On crackers it's ok...but maybe I just don't like this one...eh. Anyway...great little set for munching :)

For anyone curious, I got it at Safeway.

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,681
5/13/11 2:59 P

Fat Free Ranch Dip OR Dressing

1 cup fat free mayo
1 cup fat free sour cream
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (dry mix)
1/4 cup fat free 1/2 & 1/2

Mix all ingredients in a glass jar with cover. Easy to shake and store.

Makes an excellent salad dressing or veggie dip .

50 calories per 1/4 cup

**1/2 & 1/2 will determine how thick or thin you like it !!


cut up
carrots
celery
green pepper strips
sliced tomato
cucumber slices

Also Hummus is a great dip too for veggies


Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 5/13/2011 (15:01)
GAIASCHILD Posts: 148
5/13/11 12:41 P

Hi all!
I work in an office at my desk and see clients as a social worker. During the work day I'm often hungry and I'm trying to get in lots of little small grazing through out the day as I feel the least hungry this way.
It used to be one chip here, one chip there, a peice of candy...so on and so forth but obviously I've kicked those habits to the curb! Grapes are an easy replacement but high in sugar so I don't want to rely on those all day everday.
I love fruit and it's so easy to take bananas, apples and oranges to work with me and munch them between seeing clients but I'd like to include more veggis.
I don't have the option to warm anything up because I'm limited on breaks, so I need raw choices and maybe some healthy dips?
I've got a great idea for super light ranch. You take equal parts light ranch and light buttermilk, mix it up and ta-da! But I'd like some options. What do you like?

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