good snacks

By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2010-02-08 20:01:02 -0600
Started 2010-02-02 05:14:50 -0600

Any suggestions for foods that are good to
satisfy your sweet tooth. My big downfall is white coconut cake.(not a 1 by 1 inch piece
but a big piece.

10 replies

spiritwalker 2010-02-02 15:49:13 -0600 Report

You might want to check on a couple of different web sites that offer low carb Treats. Some are sugar free other are low sugar.
It depends on what your food program allows.
www.low carb foods

Zoogirl 2010-02-06 17:48:25 -0600 Report

I have learned to live with small portions of really bad things and love the way a graham cracker spread with Nutella keeps me happy a lot of evenings when I crave sweet chocolate. I use low-cal puddings/yogurts, popcorn and small portions of things like brownies, cakes, etc. to keep me happy. You do have to learn you cannot take large portions of desserts that aren't low sugar. That is the hardest lesson to learn but the best.

AddassaMari 2010-02-08 20:01:02 -0600 Report

I agree. I don't deprive myself, I use strict portion control and it works very well. My MD is even thinking that if all goes well, I maybe able to reduce my medication and I am only on 500 mg of Metformin a day. Oh to never have to take another pill, I could settle for 1/2 but I am shooting for none.

ptsparkle 2010-02-02 09:25:04 -0600 Report

When will you be sending out samples to all of us whose mouths are watering now ?? I will give this one a whirl, thanks.

SkipT 2010-02-02 05:30:45 -0600 Report

This recipe may help your coconut craving!

2 ounces walnuts
4 ounces pecans
2 ounces almonds (I like sliced)
2 ounces unsweetened coconut, 1/2 cup
2-4 tablespoons flax meal
1-2 ounces unsalted sunflower kernels
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch salt, optional
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Coarsely chop the nuts and put them in a medium bowl. Stir in the coconut, flax meal and sunflower kernels. In a small bowl, mix the butter, sweetener, vanilla and salt. Pour over the nuts and toss to mix well. Spread on a large jelly roll pan and bake at 300 degrees about 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until lightly toasted. Watch closely so it doesn't burn. Mix in the cinnamon; cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Makes about 3 1/2 cups or 13 ounces
Can be frozen

With granular Splenda:
Per 1/4 cup: 182 Calories; 18g Fat; 4g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
Per 2 tablespoons: 95 Calories; 9g Fat; 2g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1.5g Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda:
Per 1/4 cup: 180 Calories; 18g Fat; 4g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2.5g Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs
Per 2 tablespoons: 93 Calories; 9g Fat; 2g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb

AddassaMari 2010-02-02 11:41:52 -0600 Report

This has the makings of a good trail mix, I might substitute flax seeds for the meal, skip the butter, Splenda and the cooking. Simply combine the nuts, seeds and coconut make a quick on the go snack. Thanks, for the to recipes in one.

sweething 2010-02-02 15:22:16 -0600 Report

Sounds great!

Something I do when I want something like pie or cake is slice some apples into the size pieces used for an apple pie, put splenda and cinnamon in, and microwave until apples are done. I guess you could say it's a crustless apple pie. I sometimes add a topping of oatmeal, raw; diet margarine, a tablesoon of flour, cinnamon and splenda, put apples back into microwave and cook it until it looks like the topping is dry. That adds more carbs, but it tastes like a crumb topping on your crustless pie.

ptsparkle 2010-02-04 18:56:28 -0600 Report

As promised, I bought all the ingredients and whipped up a batch yesterday. Was pretty good, first time using flax meal. Can't really taste the coconut, but will for sure keep this recipe. Thanks.

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