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Trigger828 05-13-2013 01:01 PM

Pickles
 
Did I find the perfect down day food.

I have the large dill pickles. Kiddo wanted one to eat and I read the label.

1 oz---0 calories

hmm

I just ate 2 large pickles.

while I know nothing is ever 0 cals.---this has to be ok to eat a few of them on a down day.

of course sodium is obviously there but drinking tons of liquid.

Is it ok to snack out on a few of these thru the day? It sure would help take that edge off a down day for me.

adillenal 05-13-2013 01:02 PM

I eat pickle spears and each one is 5 calories so you can certainly enjoy a few spears on a DD.

Trigger828 05-13-2013 01:04 PM

oh boy. I found a munchie snack for down day that I love!

HOORAY!!!!

when in doubt, grab a pickle :)

KeirasMom 05-13-2013 01:13 PM

I grab a pickle if I'm feeling "snacky" on a DD.

Trigger828 05-13-2013 01:21 PM

well those 2 stupid pickles took the edge off.

wanted to get dinner going. starting to get hungry but eating those has stopped me from hunger right now. so I can eat later in the evening and be ok today :)

adillenal 05-13-2013 01:23 PM

I buy kosher dill pickle spears in the gallon jar and keep it in the frig. DH and I both grab one if we think we are hungry but don't have time or don't want to eat and we are good to go.

desertgirl 05-13-2013 01:24 PM

I discovered those on my last DD, too. We have spears - I figure 2 = 10 calories. Quite the deal!

phoenix17 05-13-2013 01:39 PM

Pickles are my best friend on my DDs - especially at work. Sometimes I get that lightheaded feeling too from fasting and those electrolytes in the pickle juice (read salt) help quite a bit! I have dipped my pickles in Chia seeds too. (but that adds calories).

I also just slice cucumbers, lightly salt them and have them as a nice crunchy salty snack.

zipp2play 05-13-2013 01:41 PM

I buy the really large ones and keep a huge jar at the house. WE all love them. Huge pickle for 20c

shelbyla 05-13-2013 03:30 PM

Thought you guys might like this recipe. Super simple and makes the best darn pickles around!!!

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Countertop Pickles
Cucumbers
1 large onion, sliced
1T crushed garlic
1 t mustard seed
4 heads of dill, 1 big bunch, or 4 T seed
1T peppercorns

6c water
2 c white vinegar
1/2 c salt

Quarter or slice cucumbers or use whole small cukes. Stand up in any 1 gallon plastic or ceramic container. Put the following in with the cucumbers: onion, garlic, mustard seed, dill, peppercorns. Heat water, vinegar and salt to boiling and pour over cukes. Leave on counter, uncovered for 3 days. Cover and refrigerate.

Trigger828 05-13-2013 04:01 PM

wow that is nice you posted a fresh pickle recipe. very cool...thanks

hubbys mom makes pickle chips. my kiddo loves hers. we are out right now and waiting for a new batch from her :)

It is great to know they are good down day food and very low cal.

Librarygirl 05-13-2013 04:08 PM

Pickled okra is also good. You can make them according to the recipe above, or buy them in the grocery stores. I love olives too, but obviously they are higher cals.

Yennie 05-13-2013 05:33 PM

I like mine with a wedge of the garlic & herb LC cheese. Obviously higher cals but I use that as a DD meal a lot, when I'm not doing the potato thing.

Librarygirl 05-13-2013 05:37 PM

You have to add a slice of turkey if you're going to use LC. :D

Carly 05-13-2013 05:40 PM

Call me neurotic, but I weigh my pickles and I go by 4 calories and ounce. A small Kosher Dill is usually about 12-15 calories.

Strawberry 05-13-2013 05:47 PM

I am a total pickle addict! Best snack food ever!

You can pickle other veggies too - I've done cauliflower and carrots as well as cucumbers

Yennie 05-13-2013 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yennie (Post 16423132)
I like mine with a wedge of the garlic & herb LC cheese. Obviously higher cals but I use that as a DD meal a lot, when I'm not doing the potato thing.

Those are good but for a DD, I don't like the processed lunch meat enough to waste the calories on it. I do love me some pickles though! I've started using them as a bit of a snack on my potato days. Just 1 to try to last a bit longer before I eat again. No fat so technically should not interfere. And it hasn't seemed to slow me down. :)

MagicBeth 05-14-2013 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carly (Post 16423142)
Call me neurotic, but I weigh my pickles and I go by 4 calories and ounce. A small Kosher Dill is usually about 12-15 calories.


I weigh my pickles as well. The Jar says 35 calorie for 100g, for me that is only 3 spears.

Beth

Kismet311 05-14-2013 04:06 AM

Ahhh, i am a pickle freak! Never met a pickle I didnt like lol will have to stock up!

Librarygirl 05-14-2013 05:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yennie (Post 16423317)
Those are good but for a DD, I don't like the processed lunch meat enough to waste the calories on it. I do love me some pickles though! I've started using them as a bit of a snack on my potato days. Just 1 to try to last a bit longer before I eat again. No fat so technically should not interfere. And it hasn't seemed to slow me down. :)

I buy the "real" stuff from the deli. :D I find that a slice helps my hunger sometimes better than just vegs alone. One ounce (of turkey or ham) is 25 calories.


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