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5/14/12 10:28 P

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Glad I could help! Some spices you can use are finely chopped parsley, dried or fresh oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, for a Mexican flavor try some cumin, or for Indian flavor maybe a little curry powder. Ground turkey meat that is not all white meat will tend to be a little moister when you cook it than all white meat ground turkey, but contains a little more fat.

Hope this helps!



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5/14/12 10:14 P

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Good plan so i went to town today and got some fresh turkey meat ground up. Our community has little healthy choices so to get some often it means go to town nearby.

I cut a roll up after i took it out of its wrapper. Made slices of it and then flattened them

out on back my cookie sheet. Got use it now for something haha. I added most to freezer as

i love to just pop frozen meat in toaster oven for baby and me.

I added our favorite Mrs dash no salt lemon pepper on both sides. I put toaster oven on

450 and cooked long time on foil, flipped it couple times too. I put it inside my ww pita bread

with slices of green pepper and grape tomatoes on side.

I got a new food thanks for tip on fresh.

Desert was Dannon light and fit strawberry oh good. It is on my low gi list.




I got lots of patty and dont have to worry of sugar or salt or chemicals as must as one

can not now days,

I like idea to i can make them smaller as frozen ones are HUGE.

I can eat often but i can not eat a lot at one time my tummy want let me.

I try some new spices if anyone wants to yell out some they use on turkey.

Thanks you guys

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5/14/12 10:32 A

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That is 89 on the glycemic index, not 89 gms of fat though the movie theater popcorn can come close.

There are very few processed foods that are healthy unfortunately.

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5/14/12 12:30 A

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They won't be on my shopping list either. I don't even like Butterball whole turkeys because they inject them with a sodium solution to make them juicy.

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5/13/12 11:54 P

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thanks for all the info you guys are great wow

89 grams of fat wow i am glad i ate about 6 pieces of popcorn and water

i will not be buying turkey burgers i stick to chicken breast i cook myself no skin no fat

lately i am real careful to put all meat on my meat cutting board and i cut the fat off totally

before i cook and eat so now i am looking hard for any.

I will stick with my low gi crackers i got at public and pitta bread to toast and sugarless jam

if i need a treat

i think we all fall off the healthy eating plans with one or two bad choices soon we just

give in to more.


Thanks i stick with what i have been eating these items dont see so good to me either.



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5/13/12 11:46 P

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No. Too much unnecessary "stuff" in there. I'd just buy ground turkey and make patties at home and freeze a few. Other than adding some chopped herbs and a little seasoning, (like maybe some onion powder) there really isn't anything to making them at home.

Lynn

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Not too fond of the dextrose, brown sugar, hydrolyzed corn protein, and sodium. I would just buy some plain turkey burgers. They sell them in the fresh meat section of our store. Turkey burgers do not need sugar.

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5/13/12 10:52 P

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I found the nutritional info on the butterball website. The ingredients for the seasoned patty are:

Turkey, Salt, Contains 2% or less of Dextrose, Brown Sugar, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Onion Powder, Natural Flavors.

Here's the NI per patty - lots of sodium.

Serving Size 1 patty (151 gm)

Calories 240
Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 680mg
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 31g




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Whether you can eat popcorn or not on a low carb plan depends on the plan. On the more liberal low carb plans you can. On things like Atkins and Paleo you can't. Many of us use the glycemic index or load. I prefer glycemic load.

For some reason I could not find the ingredients in the butterball turkey burgers and that, plus the nutrition label, are usually what I usually use to make up my mind whether to eat a product. Is it just ground turkey with some spices or is it full of additives, fillers, etc.? Less ingredients is better. The nutritional info looked okay to me though I usually don't eat a lot of processed foods.

Popcorn is not low glycemic. I would put it in the moderate category to high category depending on whether it is microwave or not. The index is 55 to 89. The load is 8. A cup is a serving and according to the USDA it contains 6gm of carbs if air popped and 17gms if butter flavored. Most people eat more than a cup. It converts to starch quickly which can cause cravings.

This is where your own personal value judgments come into play. It is not something I would eat every day but might consume occasionally for a treat if I had plenty of carbs to play with. I would combine it with protein to balance out the sugar rush.

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I wouldn't go back to microwave popcorn; the oils they use are the worst ones! I second the notion of air poppers, or even regular popcorn in a bag, microwaved as you would the pre-packaged ones.

As others have mentioned, though... popcorn is pretty much all carbs. And then there's the toppings!

I think turkey burgers are fine. Any kind of meat is fine, for the most part. I wouldn't bother paying for a name brand though. Any sort of ground meat/poultry is okay for carbs. Better if you can get pastured, but if not, store-packaged is fine.


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I have popcorn cravings sometimes too! We use an air popper, small bowls and I do confess we use just a little melted organic butter. Just enough to tantalize, and then we do keep the salt low. Again, just enough to tantalize. We never use microwave popcorn. To me it tastes funny. Popcorn has a lot of fiber in it which is one of the reasons its considered to be low glycemic.
But, moderation is always the key!

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5/13/12 8:56 P

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Weight Watchers is not a low-carb or low-GI diet. It calculates points based on protein, fat, carbs & fiber. That's why 2 foods with very different nutritional values can have the same points value. Jiffy Pop is low points because it has high fiber & low fat. It's basically all carbs.

I don't know about the turkey burgers, but if you see different nutritional values on SP, it could be because more than one person has added those items. They are not always correct. Your best bet would be to go to the butterball website or look at the nutrition label on the package. You can add your own foods to the SP database. To distinguish your entries from those others, give it a different name, and add it as one of your favorites. Then select it from your favorites list.

As far as popcorn - corn is a starchy vegetable and has more carbs than other veggies, like green beans. On the glycemic index, depending on the brand, popcorn can be anywhere from 55 to 89 for a 20 gram serving. It's up to you to decide if that's too high or OK for your situation. High glycemic is defined as 70 or more.

You can do an internet search to on the low-GI diet to get more information.

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The glycemic index ranks foods based on their ability to raise your blood sugar levels. Foods are rated on a scale of zero to 100. Foods with a low glycemic index are slowly broken down by the body, resulting in lower blood sugar levels after meals.

According to the Glycemic Index Foundation, the glycemic index for a 20 g serving of popped popcorn is 55. Based on this, popcorn is considered to be a low glycemic index food. A 20 g serving equals approximately 3 cups of popped popcorn.

You can prepare plain popcorn in an air popper to avoid adding extra fat and calories. No-salt herbal seasonings add flavor to popcorn without sodium. When you purchase microwave popcorn, read the nutrition facts label carefully. Some brands of commercially prepared popcorn are high in fat, sodium and calories. If you can't resist popcorn at the movies, take your own air-popped popcorn -- a large bag of buttered popcorn purchased at a movie theater may have as much as 80 g of fat.

I pop mine in coconut oil and then sprinkle Mrs. Dash on it....

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5/13/12 8:14 P

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Anyone use these

I see even sparks has the nutrients different

Are they good for low carbs does anyone know

or low gi? anyone on

here on low gi plan besides me?

popcorn?

ww says jiffy pop i think is good and one bag one pt ?

low gi says no popcorn

so what is your opinion on popcorn?

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