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Wierd and wonderful foods!

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!!!
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ZANYGIRL1 8/17/2011 12:57PM

    Sounds great girl! Hope you like the noodles. I tried the shirataki noodles a couple months ago, when I saw them on the Dr. Oz show. I really wanted to like them, but they were HORRIBLE!!! Not something I will buy again. Good luck!

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DDESERTDDAWN 8/14/2011 1:07PM

    Soy crumbles are great and for a nice change in flavor try adding breakfast patties == a sausagy flave delight. haha for us nonmeat eaters these are of course not weird foods, but bring the taste of home home. If eaten wisely, they provide much.

Looking forward to what you think of the shirataki stuff-- i'll eat a tofu sandwich in a second but have not braved those noodles for some reason. heehee

cheers,
dDawn

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