I checked out your "hamburger" photo! It looks awesome! Nice picture too. I imagine you had a very nice time savoring that burger, especially since you created the bun! Very nice job. I'm off to bed, early morning. I'll talk to you later. Brenda
Hi Brenda, a quick note - it's probably not worth seeking out the Celimix Flax seed bread mix - at the discount price, it was so cheap I figured it was worth a try since I wanted to experiment to make some tea breads. The same thing could probably be done with many recipes or mixes for 'light' breads. I agree, stay in touch - I posted the photo of my hamburger on my Sparkpage. couldn't resist, Barb
Okay, you've got me curious, I'll have to try and find the mix! If I buy waffles for myself, I eat them dry. Sounds crazy, but they actually taste pretty good and who needs the syrup anyway? I'll have to try it with an egg on it. I'm glad we've touched base with one another, I think I can learn a lot from you! I have a daughter who was diagnosed 4 years ago, and she refused to stick to the diet. She is 21 and she enjoys her white bread (yuck, and I don't buy it at all for the rest of the family, she brings it in) and her beer too much to stick to the diet. She is old enough to make her own decisions! I tell her once in a while she'll end up being very sorry. I have already noticed that when she gets a cold, it lasts for months with her, while the rest of us get over it fairly quickly. Anyway, nice 'talking' to you. Keep in touch. Brenda
Hi Pyeway, You have to have a mathematical degree to calculate the calories in a slice from the nutritional panel of the mix but it is so much better nutritionally and in taste. For me, it is like what I remember of a wheat bread. The quality is there. It doesn't even need to be toasted! I made hamburger buns and I just had the most fabulous hamburger for lunch. It looked like a real hamburger. I took a photo I was so impressed. I think I'll post it on my Spark page. I've been spending time loading photos instead of what I should be doing(lol). It's nice to hear of someone else who has been living this way for so long. I never bought CeliMix because it seemed to be only cornstarch. Then last year, I came across the 1kg bags of the Flaxseed Bread Mix discounted 80%. I bought it and started using it for variety tea breads. I developed recipes for Lemon Poppyseed Bread, Orange Cranberry Bread, Onion Herb Bread, etc. What a treat! And Yes, I agree, a wonderful selection, lots of recipes now but all high in calories which is why I was so pleased to find SparkPeople. I've got a core of really good recipes so I am buying fewer ready made bakery products. I can control the ingredients, they taste better and I know what I am eating. My downfall is snacking. Someone suggested using waffles for sandwiches. I tried it and it works pretty good. A single waffle (110 calories) with an egg on top makes a great breakfast. I have more variety now because my system has healed, however, now I notice more which foods are not good for me. Barb (gf since 1981)
Hi GFNomad. Don't you find the Kinnikinick breads just as high in calories as the rest of the GF breads? I just tried the Kinnikinick hoping it was lower in calories, but I didn't think it was. I usually eat Glutino Flaxseed bread, toasted of course. When I was first diagnosed in 1983, I made my own bread, for the first 15 years I was diagnosed. Once new products started coming in, I stopped making it. It was so gross! It was Celimix Bread Mix, and I'm sure it had no nutritional value at all. There are so many products out there now, but they all seem to be high in calories. Pyeway
When I was working, I usually brownbagged it. I developed good habits then as I always had a carrot or celery cut into sticks and an apple in my lunch plus letovers or my own frozen dinners which always included vegetables. Plus grapefruit as part of breakfast and a banana for a mid morning snack. Maybe some juice or a fruit in the afternoon. Now that is already 5 fruits & veg not including my lunch or dinner, salad or cucumber sticks. Try frozen peas if you want to munch on something. I like Green Giants Sweetlets Peas. Especially cooling in summer. V-8 is a great way to get an extra serving especially when travelling. My favourite bread is from Kinnikinick - their yeast free Sunflower/Flax (frozen) or their yeast-free mixes (3 pts Mix:2 pts water and bake). Wonderful. I sometimes add extras or use different shaped pans. They have good nutrition and add some extra protein. Barb (gf since 1981) ps edited for grammar.
I wasn't fond of the tapioca bread. My parents insisted on whole wheat bread when I grew up, so now I can't stand anything that resembles white bread.
Health food staore and many grocery stores carry fruit leather. It's basically dried fruit. A few brands are Sihaya and Stretch Island. Target carries a fruit strip by Arher Farms. The singles are usually 39 - 49 cents a piece. Each one is about 60 calories and counts as one fruit exchange. The advantage to carrying these is no bruising of fruit and they still have all the fiber.
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I just found some low-cal fruit snack bars that should work with gluten-free...(I haven't tried them yet, just saw them online). Shipping is cheap as well.....
For example: Raspberry bar (48 bars for $25.44) has 68 calories, 0.3 grams of fat...the ingredients are..whole apples, raspberry concentrate and purees, concentrated apple puree and/or juice, apple pomace, natural flavoring, natural color, ascorbic acid (vitamin c).
And they mention they are good for celiac kids so...I would say easy to carry, low in fat...should be good for you!
Have you tried Ener-g's Tapioca Bread? Not cheap but not as much fat as others...you can get it online (I get mine at my heatlh food store). I'm not a salad person, but like Jenduke...I do better when I eat out at getting salads. Fruits are no problem, especially now with so many good fruits in season.
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I've been trying to do a sald every day, but that's actually easier when I eat out than at home. A V8 counts as one serving of veggies. IT's easy to take in your lunch if you work out of the house. I get at least one more serving of veggies with dinner. For breakfast, I get a serving of fruit in a smoothie - yogurt, blueberries/strawberries, and a banana. If I need extra fruit, dried fruit like apricots or fruit leather (REAL fruit rollups) are easy to keep in your purse and your drawer at work.
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Well, so much for the new bread!! I was hoping it had less calories than what I was eating previously. Turns out they are exactly the same! Now I'll have to keep looking. I don't have time for this. I have a hard time eating the required amounts of veggies and fruits every day. It's not like I snack all day long or eat the wrong things, they just don't happen to be fruits and veggies. What does everyone else do to get the required amount of fruits and veggies? Pyeway
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