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low calorie tricks June 28, 2011

Filed under: food,hEaLtH — dragonfly180 @ 7:37 pm
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to keep weight off, i’ve found that i have to make little tweeks to my diet to still eat some of the foods i love. one of the staples of my diet, especially since jamie has been gone, is cereal. i make a meal out of cereal quite often because it’s quick, easy, and i love it! :o) as i talked about in an earlier blog post, i’ve stopped drinking cow milk and now drink almond milk. recently, i tried out the unsweetened version, and it was good to my surprise! it is only 35 calories per cup! big difference! and that it isn’t overly sweet doesn’t even bother me. when i first began using it in my cereal, i’d add a little splenda to it, but i usually don’t even do that now. in fact, i pour up a glass of it and drink it straight. i really have come to like the taste of the unsweetened almond milk, so i’m glad i gave it a try.

another thing i love is pizza. one way i make it is to use tortillas for the crust. i also load up on veggies like spinach, olives (which have healthy fats in them, by the way), mushrooms, slices of tomato, etc., and stay light on the cheese. while i was browsing through walmart’s grocery department the other day, i came across Hormel turkey pepperoni. this stuff has 70% less fat that regular pepperoni. one serving of 17 slices has only 70 calories (only half what regular pepperoni has!) and 4 g fat (1.5 sat), whereas regular pepperoni has about 13 g fat per serving! straight out of the package, it tastes kinda like spicy beef jerkey, so i was skeptical about the taste on pizza, but when cooked with the other ingredients, it really does taste like pepperoni! yum!

those are a few of my low calorie tricks. do you have any you can share with us?


2 Responses to “low calorie tricks”

  1. Risa Says:

    I like to make avocado sandwiches..it’s filling and it keeps me full for quite a while. I eat half early morning and half mid morning – when I get hungry between breakfast and lunch – this happens often since I start early at work (7am)!

    I’m also quite happy with tofu and rice! Some soysauce and a little spicy sauce. Yum. Also rice noodle soup….is quite hearty and very low in calories.


    • dragonfly180 Says:

      i love avocado! do you put anything else on it? i just bought some miso soup mix with tofu from the grocery store last week that is pretty low calorie. i haven’t tried it yet, though. i like tofu but don’t buy it very often. i make this rice dish for breakfast sometimes that’s low in calories but keeps me full until lunch. i’ll post the recipe!

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