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  1. Love the flavor combination! Sounds like something Id like to try with Low cal sliced bread. Thanks for the recipe!
  2. I have eaten those several times and boy are they good and the price is right. I'd love to find some coupons. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction.
  3. Delicious! I had this for dinner tonight and wanted to give it an A+. I improvised on the seasoning and it still turned out very good. This is a keeper.
  4. CinnamonGirl

    onion rings

    Great idea. Im printing this out to try when I get back from my trip. Thanks for posting.
  5. Ginaki! I loved it!!!! I told it to my hubby while laying in bed last night. He thought it was hilarious too! I love blonde jokes.
  6. It looks yummy. I love the soup based gravy idea. Thanks for the tip.
  7. I'm reading more and more about how aspartame can cause an insulin reaction in the body. It’s not due to the carbs because diet drinks don’t contain any. Supposedly the insulin spike is in response to the sweetness of aspartame. The sweet taste sets off a chemical reaction in the body. A constant high insulin level equals fat gain. Personally, I drink 3-4 a day and I notice that they can increase cravings. Then there are times when I drink mostly water and the weight comes off a little easier.
  8. I don't really notice an after taste using the cinnamon oil. At least I know now not to use lemon extract. Lemon sounds good but it doesn't sound compatible with this recipe. Sorry you wasted your ingredients. Try it with cinnamon oil.
  9. This recipe was actually posted a few years ago. One of the posters suggested using chicken gravy instead of the soup. Less salt, less fat and fewer calories. Another suggestion was to take the Grands biscuits and separate the flakes to trim a few more calories. Add some vegies, take out the cheese and you can get 3 maybe 4 for the same points depending on your substitutions.
  10. slpmarge, Love the idea to reuse the frozen food trays! Do you just slip the whole tray into a ziploc? I'm also loving the idea of a dedicated freezer which I happen to have. I think I'll start on it tonight. Maybe I'll draw a picture of a skull and crossbones and tape to the fridge so everyone will STAY OUT!
  11. All these years I thought I was being prissy. I suddenly feel so very normal now!! To add to the aggravation is when you're on a road trip and hubby patiently tries to help by scouting out a "nice place", and then you end up going through the above scenario. Of course no place is as good as your own toilet.
  12. This recipe is an oldie but a goody!!!
  13. I agree with raidermom, the laughing cow light is excellent in this recipe. Both ways taste great!
  14. Great idea gb041! Also you might like frozen grapes. Try um!!
  15. If you're only 15lbs from goal and losing up to 4lbs a week while doing an hour of cardio most everyday, sounds like starvation mode. Reevaluate the quality of your meals by eating "cleaner" meaning less processed foods This means better food that your body can actually use verses alot of crap that it can't. Also try breaking your cardio up into split sessions like 2 30 min sessions of HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training) in case your body has started adapting to a regular routine. Make sure you're getting the right amount of protein for your activity level as well as eating all of your activity points. If you're posting in an online journal we can take a better look at what's happening. These are just a couple of suggestions. High Five to you on the 1 hour a day cardio and resistance training. This puts you in a whole other league!!!!
  16. Thanks for the link Weight2go! I'll go back and read it a little more in depth this evening. You asked if it was a fast but, actually it's the way I eat everyday. I try to eat unprocessed foods. Occasionally I'll experiment with a few recipes from the boards but, in general I'm a meat and veggie eater. I try to eat clean and to eat within 40/30/30 macros. For weight loss I change it. Now, if I can just figure out how to get my HDL up a little more and some of the other numbers can use a bit of polishing also. Again, thanks for the info!
  17. Anibas, Good One!! Thanks for the smile and the compliment!!!
  18. I asked my Doc about the test results and he said everything looks very good. When I asked about changing nutritional macros, he looked like a dear in the headlights! It's not surprising since a friend of the family who is a doctor says they receive very little training in nutrition. I guess thats why we see so many overweight doctors and nurses.
  19. CinnamonGirl


    SO TRUE!!! And I thought I was the only one in the world with any common sense left!!!
  20. This is from May of 2005 and although my eating habits have not changed since then I think there's room for improvement. What numbers do you think could be tweaked and what can I do to change my food macros? Thanks!!! http://www.freewebs.com/cinnamongirlonline/
  21. How about being able to eat the whole thing for 5 points?? Other substitutions I make include: 8th Continent Lite Vanilla Soy Milk for 2 points verses 6 Use 15 crackers for a single layer "pie crust" for 3 points verses 6 No cool whip for 0 points verses 8 This makes 2 HUGE servings for 2.5 points, you'll probably be more inclined to divide into 3 or 4 servings.
  22. Recipe makes one 8-oz. cup of dressing/dip. 15 Pringles fat-free, sour-cream-and-onion flavor potato crisps 1/2 of a 1-oz. packet of Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing Mix (dry mix) 2 TB fat-free cream cheese 1/4 tsp garlic salt (OR 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp vinegar (or none, or more, depending on how tart you prefer) 1/2 to 3/4 cup water Put all of the ingredients (Pringles, too) into an electric blender and blend on highest speed, scraping down sides of blender container at intervals until dressing is very, very smooth. Dressing may thicken over time. If too thick, thin with water. If too thin, add one or two more potato crisps and blend until smooth. Refrigerate any leftover dressing. Keeps for one week, refrigerated, in a food-storage container. Recipe can be doubled and tripled. Point calculation: Ranch dressing mix: 40 cal, 0 gm fat, 0 gm fiber Vinegar: 0 cal, 0 gm fat, 0 gm fiber Fat-free cream cheese: 30 cal, 0 gm fat, 0 gm fiber Fat-free Pringles: 70 cal, 0 gm fat, 2 gm fiber Entire recipe: 140 cal, 0 gm fat, 2 gm fiber WW points per one 8-oz. cup: 2 Variation: For Salsa Ranch, add fat-free salsa to taste. Notes: - Pringles fat-free crisps are specified because they contain a fat substitute that gives the dressing a high-fat flavor and texture. ****I've made this several times and have found the easiest way to prepare it is to take a 2 cup measuring cup and let the Pringles soak in the water for a while before adding the rest of the ingredients. No muss, no fuss.
  23. canadianchick I wonder why not? Pumpkin Fluff and Crustless Pumpkin Pie have been a hit on this board for ages. I've often wondered why not use FF crackers with the Pumpkin Fluff recipe. I hate pumpkin pie so I've never tried either recipe but, I think it's a great idea. You could shave some points from the recipe by just making a single layer which is what I do with the chocolate pie filling. Maybe someone else might be able to give us some tips. In any case you have plenty of time to experiment before Thanksgiving. Try FF crackers on half of the recipe that way it's not a total waste.
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