What are some of your favorite low fat, low carb or just all out healthy brands that you use?

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2013-08-03 12:32:13 -0500
Started 2013-06-06 10:08:58 -0500

here are a couple of mine and when I needed to bring down my cholesterol this no doubt helped: Smart Balance spreads. I also really like Kraft olive oil mayo, and when you read the nutrition labels, I don't see anything wrong with these. Kraft's Lite Done Right dressings taste really good.

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tabby9146 2013-08-03 12:32:13 -0500 Report

few months back, discovered the good nutrition for women, Luna bars! they are great. They can be pricy, cheapest I found was at Walmart. They have B vitamins, calcium vit D, lots of fiber and protein, no hydrogenated oils, none of the bad things we don't want, without going down the entire list.

bbchen68 2013-06-08 00:32:11 -0500 Report

I like our local organic dairy for milk and cheese, and I like Quaker plain oats. I make oatmeal with a ton of almonds and seeds and whatnot, a little Splenda and it tastes like all the desserts I miss out on. Have to watch the quantity though!

re1ndeer 2013-06-07 05:37:35 -0500 Report

I'm a big fan of Walden Farms. Their products are no calorie, no fat, no gluten, no carbs, or sugar of any kind in their products. They are a little more expensive. Some products you can find in a specialty area of your grocery store, other items you have to order online.
Some of the products they carry are : Whipped peanut spreads, fruit spreads, (which are like jelly or jams) pasta sauces, syrups, Flavored mayos, salad dressings, BBq sauces and condiments (like ketchup).

tabby9146 2013-06-07 10:15:25 -0500 Report

I will have to try those, in the part of the country I live in, we don't have lots of things that most of the rest of the country has, we don't have a Whole Foods for example, just got our first Publix after all this time, don't have a Trader Joe's and things like that. I always on the lookout for new ideal things to try. I do like to sometimes use just low sugar jellies, sometimes SF with Splenda are good I just try not to use Splenda much. I need to look into other brands of natural peanut butter, so far over the years, the ones I have tried, I don't like at all. thanks

EmmyLouWho 2013-06-06 23:48:45 -0500 Report

Some of my daughters fave low carb snacks I make for her are fresh salsa, hard boiled eggs sliced in half and topped with lite mayo and grape tomatoes, thin sliced beef with cream cheese and a pickle spear rolled up together, sugar free jello with whipped cream topping and pickled cucumbers. Yummo! Some of my faves too!!!

tabby9146 2013-06-07 10:18:13 -0500 Report

sounds really good. my daughter is high risk for type 2 since my birth father and both of his parents had it. she is overweight not too much, but not slightly either, and she is losing weight, she is really determined this time, I have shown her the last 4 yrs how to eat, what to eat, of course, her father brings home all the bad stuff, and argues with me to let her have some, well some, was everyday, not anymore!! I had to take a stand. Getting her to exercise (and she used to like it more yrs ago) is hard!!! But a least she is still eating right and I am encouraging her every step. and praying about it, this is so hard for her

Bun10 2013-06-06 22:39:53 -0500 Report

I love Dreamfield pasta. Taste just like reg pasta. I'm not that fond of whole wheat pasta. Asked a nutritionist and she heartily approves. Great for diabetics. I only eat " thin rolls" for sandwiches. I love egg white sandwiches. I put some sauted veggies in with it and sometimes top it with low fat cheese for breakfast. Byers carb smart ice cream is a nice treat but it does have some sugar alcohol and I also like smucker's sugar free grape jam. The only one I'm not fond of is blueberry. Just tastes strange even though I love blueberries. Diabetic Living Magazine has been my main support. Love it!

tabby9146 2013-06-07 10:19:14 -0500 Report

I like Dreamfield's too and Barilla and I have found that one of my local stores has Ronnzoni Smart Taste macaroni it has lots of fiber and I do well with that, and it is one that my hubby and daughter like too

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-06-06 20:02:37 -0500 Report

I use either country crock or I can't believe its not butter. I refuse to buy smart balance products because to me they have no flavor. I use regular mayo when I use it which isn't often. I do like some of the Kraft Lite dressings. They make great marinades for meats.

Type1Lou 2013-06-06 10:56:37 -0500 Report

Not sure if it qualifies as low fat, but I'll only eat all natural Peanut Butter and Smucker's All Natural PB is my favorite. I also use the sugar-free jams by Polaner and Smuckers. Every morning, for breakfast, I have 1/4 cup of Fage brand plain Greek Yogurt, either 2% or fat-free, with some sugar-free jam on top of 2 Wasa Light Rye Crisp Bread crackers.

tabby9146 2013-06-07 10:21:17 -0500 Report

well I have not yet tried the Smucker's natural PB, the others I have tried I did not like. So I will get this some time. I do like the Polander brands of jellies too. Denise Austin endorses Smucker's natural PB so it has got to be good

Type1Lou 2013-06-07 13:16:59 -0500 Report

I won't touch any of the other brand name PB's because I don't like the added sugar and textures (Even Skippy Natural or Peter Pan Natural has added sugar…we really do need to read the labels!) You will have to mix in the oil which has separated after opening the jar of Smucker's Natural PB but afterwards, if you keep it in the fridge, the oil stay mixed in…it's worth the hassle of mixing it to me. Before opening it up, I'll keep the jar stored upside down in my pantry…I think it helps in the first mixing (but maybe that's all in my head). If I'm all out of the Smucker's Natural PB and the only thing left in the house is my husband's Peter Pan or Skippy or Jif, I'll pass on the PB. I usually have it spread on apple slices for lunch each day.

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