Sunday, August 14, 2011
Ok, so I said that I wasn't going to start eating "diet" foods....But I have changed my mind.
Really, I don't see them as diet foods. Why? Because if I like them, and my DH likes them, then they will be added to our diets Forever!
First I tried the soy crumbles...do you know that my DH didn't even notice that it wasn't "real" ground beef? Of course, I added into a casserole, so it's not as noticable. And it was wonderful! Now...the calorie counts, is it really worth it to use the soy crumbles instead of ground beef in some of my casseroles?
--Ground Beef, lean, one ounce: 75.8 calories
--Ground Beef, 80/20, one ounce: 88 calories
--Ground Turkey, 93% lean, one ounce: 40 calories
--Ground Chicken, breast meat, one ounce: 45 calories
and soy crumbles?????
--Soy Crumbles, one ounce: 20 calories!!!!!!!
This makes the soy crumbles the winner by far! It really helped to keep the calorie count down so that I could eat more food and was fuller. This doesn't mean that I will use soy crumbles for everything, but I was surprised at how good they were.
Plus, I didn't have to fry it up and remove the grease-they were pre cooked and no grease whatso ever! Made dinner prep so much faster. The price wasn't that much different than ground meat-$3.29 for 12 ounces.
In conclusion...soy crumbles will be one of my staples to keep in the freezer.
Next? I am going to try Shirataki tofu noodles!!!