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Old 02-22-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Do you eat pickles?

I never read about anybody eating pickles? Is there something wrong with them?

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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I eat them in moderation. I canned my own this year out of my garden, so I know exactly what's in them. I might average half of one a day.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:31 AM   #3
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I never read about anybody eating pickles? Is there something wrong with them?

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Dills sure…whole, sliced or relish. What's not to like…


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Old 02-22-2011, 11:31 AM   #4
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I think dill pickles are ok. Check the carb count just in case.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:36 AM   #6
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My favorite food before Atkins was my sister in laws "end of the garden sweet pickles"...they are to die for. I do eat dill pickles in any form now, especially in cauliflower salad which is potato salad without the potatoes....I use relish. The only problem for me, they are salty and cause me to retain water. I have seen SF sweet pickles online but not in my stores. I would love to find those.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:36 AM   #7
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I get the no sugar added pickles and pickle relish.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #8
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I love pickles and eat them and relish.

Just check your carb or calorie counts, depending on your eating plan. But I don't buy any sweet pickles made with High Fructose Corn Syrup as the sweetener! For sweet pickles and relish, I look for Mt. Olive brand pickles made with Splenda as the sweetener. But they also make them with HFCS, so you have to read the label.

But pickles should be fine. Just read the label. Enjoy.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:53 AM   #9
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Really no nutritional value and loaded with sodium which makes me retain water so i avoid them
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I eat baby dills or garlic pickles as a snack or as a topping with burgers or hot dogs.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:11 PM   #11
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I forget about them!! Thanks for the reminder and think I will have some with my burger tonight!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:14 PM   #13
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I can live on Best Maid pickles!!! I buy the gallon jug of whole dills and we keep them in the fridge for munching purposes.

I try to ignore the sodium content (and I wonder why my feet swell....) lol
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Kosher...yum.
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I always try to have some kosher dills in my fridge. Great quick satisfying snack.

True you do have to watch out for the sodium, and sugar if you like the kind that are sweet. However, pickles are cucumbers so I think they must have some nutritional value since they are a veggie and one of the lower carb veggies.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:20 PM   #16
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A friend of mine makes vodka pickles. Spicey, but oooohhhh soooo good.
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Dills sure…whole, sliced or relish. What's not to like…



One of my favorite snacks! I got the low-sodium dills. Yum
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #18
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yep, I love big garlic pickles
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:59 PM   #19
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I never read about anybody eating pickles? Is there something wrong with them?

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Old 02-22-2011, 01:10 PM   #20
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I really enjoy pickles. I get sour pickles at the supermarket those are very tasty. I try to find ones that have no sugar or colorings added though it can be tricky. I love the taste of pickles with chicken.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:27 PM   #21
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so many people try to limit salt, that would really be the only reason people don't eat them a lot, I guess. I think they are ok, but I really almost never remember to have them. when I get a jar it just sits in the fridge and space is at a premium there, so mostly I don't. if I could get good reasonably priced sugar free crisp gherkins I would. I found them ONCE, but no more. our stores around here just don't carry them.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:40 PM   #22
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I was disappointed when I found so many pickles with HFCS in them.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #23
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I'm not crazy about dill pickles. I eat them once in a blue moon. For most people, a pickle or two isn't going to hurt. Check the label to make sure.

I like the sweet pickles made with Splenda. Vlasic and Mt. Olive are the brands I've seen at Kroger, WalMart, and Super Target.

Netrition carries the Mt. Olive brand - no sugar added sweet gerkins, no sugar added bread & butter chips, and no sugar added relish.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:16 PM   #24
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I never see them mentioned on here so I didn't eat them. But the other day I was getting one for my son and I noticed a large pickle only had 1 carb!! I LOVE them so now they are definitely on the list. I'm not worried about sodium tho bc I have very low blood pressure and it helps me a lot.

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Love dill pickles.....satisfies the need to crunch and also usually kills any cravings!
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:10 PM   #26
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I adore pickles. Especially kosher dills - Claussen or similar ones are my favorite. It's a bummer how many carbs they have though. I always used to order extra pickles with anything that came with them at a restaurant.

I've never eaten the sweet ones -- I just don't get them.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:56 PM   #27
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Thank you guys, I was wondering if they were like "ILLEGAL" food..... the satisfy my crunch crave and I think i get addicted to the pucker i get from the first bite.........AS CRAMER WOULD SAY "GGGGGGEEEEETTTTTTTTYYYY UP!"

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A friend of mine makes vodka pickles. Spicey, but oooohhhh soooo good.
This sounds very interesting!

I love all things pickled!
Especially okra. We also eat lots of pickled peppers.. and dill pickles
The salt has never hurt me. I need more salt than I used to now.. I crave salt.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:21 PM   #29
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I LOVE PICKLES!!!

I buy them, but i also love to experiment making quick refrigerator pickles... its so easy! Boil up brine, pour over cucumber, and stick in frig for a day or more.

I also re-use the brine from store bought pickles and put in match-stick sized carrots or zucchini or cauliflower that I briefly steam (leave it crisp) or even microwave first.

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really no nutritional value
They have all the nutrition of whatever vegetable they are made of. Granted a highly processed store bought pickle may not be so great for you, but the home made quick refrigerator pickles are great!
And they are delightfully low in calories!

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #30
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Here is a thread on making your own pickles:
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...e-copycat.html

There are a lot of good recipes on the web too.
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