I love carrot cake but it is loaded with calories. I recently found that Cliff's makes a carrot cake flavored nutrition bar. It tastes like carrot cake and satisfied my craving. It is 240 calories which is a lot less than carrot cake, and it has protein and other nutrients making it more healthy than the cake.
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If you're craving something sweet I highly recommend making a "Graham Cracker Pudding Cake".
You take sugar-free vanilla or chocolate pudding (Prepare as directed on the box with nonfat milk) and the prepare a tupperware with a bottom layer of graham cracker. Top with Pudding. Add another layer of graham cracker and add more pudding. For even more health value: top with fruit or granola!
Go for yogurt when you need calories or are in doubt
If you find that you just ate under calories for the day, eat a cup or two of Fat Free Light yogurt. Most store brands carry a wonderful selection that will be around 100 cals, and less than 20 carbs (like Publix brand).
And the flavors are great! Instead of eating a piece of cake, I eat Black Forst Cake yogurt, or Carrot Cake yogurt.
There's a reason Michael & Fiona eat yogurt on Burn Notice - it's good for you, cheap to buy, & is great for energy!
I go shopping for yogurt if I even get down to 10 containers in my fridge drawer. I live for this stuff. And it's a great snack at night, and you can add more fruit to it if you like.
To remove the acid from spaghetti sauce, simmer on the stove and put a big carrot in there. It will soak up the acid perfectly! (My mom taught me this when she made her sauce from scratch, but it works for pre-made sauces, too.)
Use a regular carrot...not baby carrots.
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