So after trying a reccomendation from here somewhere, I thought I'd see what others I might be missing. So here's the things I have tried and either can tolerate or love:
Bolthouse Dressings, Caesar Parmigiano, not bad at all. Honey Mustard, so dang good it should be illegal, but you have to like horseradish, it's on the tangy side. Those are the only 2 I have tried so far. How about you?
Hidden Valley Light Ranch, it's doable, but not even close to bolthouse.
Non Fat or low fat sour cream. You know, I really can't even tell that it's low or non fat.
Low fat cottage cheese is fine with me. A bit high on sodium though.
Kraft Reduced fat Mayo with Olive Oil. The only reduced fat mayo I like. Can't even tell it's reduced fat.
Shedd's Spread with Calcium, the lowest calorie/fat that I've found so far. 50 cals for 2 tbls
Oh, on a different note. I found that the salt substitute, "Also Salt" is working fine into my new life style.
That's all I can think of so far. How about you adding some of your fav's????
Non-fat products weird me out. They're usually loaded w/ sugar to replace the fat. I just select higher quality fats, avocado, organic eggs, etc.
Well yea, me too. But I'm talking toppings, like dressings and such. The dressing uses yogurt to make it healtier. The key word in your statement was "usually" not always. That's why I posted this. Looking for other's that may have found exceptional products. Not the crappy ones we all rather die than eat.
Love love love bolthouse. My favorite is the blue cheese but I know that's not everyone's bag. ;)
Yea, I read that, good for you to mention that. I don't use much, just a light sprinkle. We have never cooked with salt in my house due to mom's high blood pressure, but on certain foods I like a lil' sprinkle, so I started using this product instead of sea salt. At first, to just taste it plain, didn't like it, but actually on foods, a light dose is pretty good.
As for blue cheese, I'll pass. LOL Never could handle that taste.
Feta is good. I don't really eat cream cheese as of now, but who knows, I keep looking for suggestions and new recipes. That recipe browser on here is pretty good.
It's great to get ideas from others on here. Thanks for posting.
Have a great day!
Low fat feta - nom - have it in my lunch time salad.
Total 0% fat greek yoghurt - about 50 calories per 100gms also nom - I swapped to this after reading the amount of sugar in a low fat fruit yoghurt. I got used to the taste and add frozen berries to it for my morning tea - nom.
Have also used it to make stuffed potatoes with seed mustard and some of the low fat feta and some parsley - also very nom. I had a teaspoon of lowfat sour cream ontop of it as well - but found it quite watered down so I dont think I will be using it again.
I have stopped using dressing on my salads and tbh I don't miss it now. I if you blended the 0% yoghurt with various things like mustard or avocado you could make a very creamy feeling dressing without the calories.
The ligh sour cream isn't as watered down, I was using that first until I got used to it, than switched to non fat.
I read some good sounding recipes with avacado and yogurt that you mentioned. Think I will try your suggestion next week. The potatoes sound good too. Thanks! I'll try that.
All of those processed dressings have SO MUCH SALT in them. You should make your own--that way you can control the "cleanliness" of the dressing and the amount of fat that goes into them. Remember, fat is good!
But do highly recommend lowfat ricotta with a little splenda or honey in it!!! Yummmmm. :) You should also check out this ice cream called Arctic Zero. 150 cals a pint and 14 g protein.
Bolthouse Honey Mustard is only 115 sodium and the Caesar is 170 for 2 tbls, that's not high. I am watching the sodium very carefully. Managing to stay either below or very close to 1300 a day now.
I'll check into Artic Zero. Always good to find a reasonable "treat." I've been going with Healthy Choice Fudge bars or Skinny Cow Fudge bars, depending on what store I'm at. Only 100 calories.
I love fat free sour cream and fat free plain greek yogurt. I find they have a great texture and flavor that isn't compromised, in my opinion, without the fat.
although i've been staying away from all processed foods lately a few of my favorites are pb2, lactaid lowfat cottage cheese, arctic zero ice cream, chobani plain mixed with fat free hot chocolate packets (so good), veggie slices vegan cheese and laughing cow all types of light cheese wedges
2 votes for Artic Zero convinced me. I ran out and got one to try. A bit pricey here, but for once in awhile I can live with it. You know with all the fruits and veggies I've been eating, I can eat almost a whole day on what 1 tub of artic zero costs. lol
Lot's of great suggestions here folks! Glad I made this post. All things considered, some great choices. In a perfect world, we wouldn't eat any processed foods, but I don't live there. I'm happy with all the posiitive changes I've made in such a short time, and I'm sure I will find more. The best thing is even after dieting is over, some of these things will be my new fav's and just a part of my new lifestyle choices.
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!
I can give you a huge list of fat free foods that I used when I had a really messed up gallbladder and couldn't eat more than a gram without severe pain. (They took it out and now I'm fine.)
Annnywayyy... despite losing that organ, I was left with all of this information logged in my head and nothing to do with it... so here!
-Chobani and Oikos brand 0% fat greek yogurt
-Angel food cake
-Most veggies (the only ones I remember not being fat free are squash and avocado, but I'm sure there are others.)
-Trader Joe's fat free lavash bread
-Many cereals are fat free
-As far as sweets go: certain licorice, jelly bellies, a lot of hard candy, marshmallows, etc. Just check the labels.
-I can't believe it's not butter spray butter
-Spices of all kinds are fair game.
-Fat free cream cheese
-Fat free cheddar cheese
-Lightlife vegetarian "chicken" strips and "steak" strips. They make fat free "hot dogs" too.
-Dr. McDougall's makes these vegan noodle cups for about a gram of fat each.
-Arctic Zero ice cream
-Fat free hot chocolate
-Fat free sour cream
-Almond milk is 2.5 grams or less. I could usually tolerate that.
-Egg whites. They even sell them pre-separated in containers.
-Skinny Cow ice creams are 3 grams of fat or less
-Stoneyfield makes fat free vanilla frozen yogurt that is amazing
-Many sorbets and italian ices are also fat free
A lot of fat free products are very processed, so I really would try to just stick to healthy fat and maybe just a lower amount of fat in your food rather than going fat free.... your body needs it. Especially for satiety and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
Wow! LOL I meant stuff that we really think is better than average, but hey, that's some list.
"A lot of fat free products are very processed, so I really would try to just stick to healthy fat and maybe just a lower amount of fat in your food rather than going fat free.... your body needs it. Especially for satiety and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins."
I totally agree! I eat healthy fats. My saturated fats for the days are extremely low, but I get enough healthy fats. I get plenty of avacados being a Californian. LOL I also like fish and take fish oil too.