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Old 10-15-2011, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Foods low in Calories but taste great!!!

I've been on this diet now for almost 3 weeks and so far have done very good. I have done things to make sure my foods taste good, fill me up and helps me stay within my diet.

First is salad. Boring I know but I put Perdue short cuts chicken (90-100 cal/ 1/4 cup) on a bed of mixed greens (30 cal/3 cups) with 2% shredded cheddar (110 cal./2 oz) and fat free blue cheese dressing (70 cal/2 TBS). Not only does it fill me up but it tastes good. You can always add cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and croutons for just a few calories more. Perdue shortcuts are fresh baked or grilled chicken in different flavors (honey roasted, plain, southwestern, Italian) and you can use it in fajita, stir fry or anything else.

My downfall in food though is mashed potatoes. Even though I use promise light margarine and herbs to help flavor it without using a lot of fat, I found that I still want to eat more and more. So now I mash up cauliflower and boil it, then add a little Promise, season and to thicken it so that it tastes like mashed potatoes I put in just a little of instant mashed potatoes. A medium potato is 160 calories and 37 carbs whereas cauliflower 14 calories for a half cup with only 3 carbs. The instant mashed potatoes are only 70 calories for 1/2 cup but I don't usually even use that much.

So now I have found ways to eat the foods I love with a little more pizzazz and not feel guilty.
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