What are some JUDDD Kitchen staples?
What are you sure to always have in your Kitchen for your DDs? Example: A baker would never be without flour lol.
I keep LC pitas, canned tuna and chicken, Laughing Cow cheeses, soups, cabbage ...
That's all I can think of right now!
All of the above and a kitchen scale.
Also tea, crystal light, bouillon cubes, SF hard candy (I like Baskin Robbins), water, diet soda, and Diet Swiss Miss!
Julie, I forgot all those things! :)
Another one I can add to this now is grapefruit. I've been having a red grapefruit each day, and I find it can be eaten rather slowly - takes me 10 - 15 minutes, and the complexity of flavor (sweet + sour), plus all the juiciness is quite satisfying.
Mmmm grapefruit. I haven't had one in years! I did buy a bag of pears a few days ago and I had forgotten how heavenly they are!
Forgot SF gum (I like that chocolate mint one). Also brush your teeth when you have the munchies but don't want to eat yet. :laugh: I swear it works.
Low sodium V8! The electrolytes in it takes away the headachy jittery feeling I sometimes get on DDs when I fast until dinner, for a mere 30 calories per can. :up:
Mio water sweetener
Laughing cow cheese
Fat free Greek yogurt
wow thanks guys!
fat free hot dogs
Red Bell Pepper
Granny Smith Apples
Turkey Breast - ground
97/4 Lean Ground Beef
Eye of Round Roast
WF Balsamic Dressing
WF Bacon Ranch Dressing
Mustards of all kinds
Vinegars of all kinds
Hot Sauces of all kinds esp Sambal Oelek and Mrs. Renfro's Green Salsa and Pickled Pepper Sauce
Herbs and Spices of all kinds
Shredded angel hair style cabbage
Laughing cow light cheese wedges
SF flavored creamer
Diet Swiss miss cocoa packets
Nescafe peppermint mocha instant coffee sticks
DaVinci's/splenda QP's/butterscotch flavoring ( for doctoring up coffee or my cocoa)
Knorr vegetarian vegetable boullion cubes
Extra apple pie flavored dessert gum
Diet cherry Pepsi
Bacon (yes, on a DD...weird, I know, but I save almost all of my calories for the day for dinner, so I've been frying up a strip of bacon for my cabbage/cheese stir-fry's most DD's lately)
I'm finally pretty much past the stage where I had separate high calorie and low calorie foods for the up and down calorie days, so about all I have now to make special use of on DDs are the shirataki noodles.
Mostly I just use *regular* food products every day now, relying more on low calorie food choices on DDs and enjoying the higher calorie foods on my UDs. It's just a lot easier, a lot cheaper, and fewer weird chemical additive frankenfoods.
I have really been relying on Good Earth Sweet and Spicy Tea (from costco) with 1/2 T of SF coffeemate. I make a big 16 ounce cup of it. The other thing I really like is comstock sugar free cherry pie filling. It's 35 calories for 1/3 of a cup and it's really yummy with ham or meatballs (ham on DD, meatballs on UD) for a little sweet and salty fix.
The other stuff is all stuff that people have said already -- shiritaki noodles and angelhair cabbage especially.
I've also been making homemade veg soup with 1 carton of beef broth (dh is allergic to chicken), 1 can diced tomatoes, one or two zucchinis and yellow summer squash, some green beans, a bag of cabbage slaw, an onion, and some garlic. It comes out to be around 130 cals for a pretty large bowl.
I bought $12.00 worth of laughing cow wedges (4 different flavors at 2 for $6.00) and 10 cans of low cal chicken broth today!
These I could NOT live without on my DDs! :cry:
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