Thursday, January 21, 2010
I was just discussing with a coworker, some of the foods I have been enjoying that are helping me stay on track. I owe most of my finds to Lisa Lillian, AKA Hungry Girl, but these are my fav pics:
Laughing Cow Light: a creamy, spreadable swiss cheese that is great as a mayo swap, yummy on apples (instead of brie), great as a swap for cheese in a recipe and good on crackers as a snack.
Emerald Nuts Cocoa Flavored Almonds 100 cal packs: these are the perfect "I need a sweet treat" swap. I keep a pack in my purse all of the time, in case I have an urge for something sweet.
Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Fat Free dressings: these are really low cal and tasty so if you want to have that "healthy salad" this is a great way to add flavor and not a bunch of cals.
Kashi bars: Kashi has a new line of bars out that are delicious and also a good swap for a sweet treat. Right now I am eating the Dark Mocha Almond ones and next I will be looking for the Dark Coconut Almond ones to try.
Chicken stock or paste: I use stock or paste in most any savory dish instead of water to add lots of flavor.
Tony Cachere's or Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning: these are great on ANYTHING. I put it on meat, veggies, popcorn, toasted nuts, and anything thing else that I want to add flavor without a ton of cals.
Diet hot cocoa: I like to have cocoa in the evenings after dinner and for 35 cals, you really can't beat this.
Steel cut oats: these are so yummy for breakfast or as a snack. I eat mine with local honey (for allergy benefits) cinnamon, and nutmeg. It has so much more flavor than instant oats.
Pecans or walnuts: I use these as snacks with Tony's on them or as a replacement for croutons or other crunchy things.
Onion and garlic: most meals in my house start out with onion and garlic as a base. Garlic has been shown to help ward off the flu, too.
Farm fresh eggs: if you have a way to get these, they make anything you put them in taste SO much better. I love to use them for quiche recipes.
So, now that you have read mine, what are yours?