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Old 02-10-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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Craving something sweet . . .

What do you eat when you keep craving something sweet? Sometimes I am full from a good low-carb meal but keep thinking about something sweet. I know there is something that would help, but I also tend to want to just grab something quick.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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jello (sugar free) those little plastic cups you find in the refrigeration part of the store, with a tbsp heavy cream.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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I keep a few small bags of Russell Stover Sugar free chocolates around for those times when I have nothing else and want something sweet. I keep them in the far back corner in the cupboard so I don't see them (out of sight, out of mind). But, they're there...if I need them!
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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I've been doing coffee with either vanilla extract or some cinnamon and HWC. (Decaf in the evenings)

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I make the infamous chocolate delights. This week I made jody's pumpkin bake and eating a couple of tablesppons a day. Have heard some people say drinking various teas like gingerbread or sugar cookie. If coffee doesnt keep you awake you can put differen syrups in it or a protein shake.
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Homemade: coconut bark, pumpkin bake, Linda Sue's poundcake w/berries & whipped cream

packaged: Russell Stover SF chocolates, Baskin & Robbins SF hard candies
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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I made some cream cheese "clouds" recently so they hang out in my freezer for those "need sweet" moments. I've also made my own coconut oil candies that I suspect are like the coconut bark that Salamander mentioned.
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What do you eat when you keep craving something sweet? Sometimes I am full from a good low-carb meal but keep thinking about something sweet. I know there is something that would help, but I also tend to want to just grab something quick.
I drink coffee (or hot tea if too late)
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For me it's the honey roasted peanuts, YUM!
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I make a whipped dessert with heavy cream, sugar free chocolate fudge pudding, and a little bit of cream cheese. It is the darned most decadent thing I've ever tasted, and I've been doing this for a long time! I make it at the beginning of the week and it lasts me through the weekend (and I'm usually prone to binging). Since it's so fat intensive and thick, you take a spoonful and by the time you're done you're happy as a clam! It usually kills any craving my body throws at me.
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I do the ice cream in a baggie thing almost every evening for desert. Instead of shaking it in the salt and ice, I just mix it up and let it set in the freezer. It does not take long to freeze that way.

I would love to be able to enjoy the Russel Stover SF candies, but the maltitol does not react well with my belly It is a shame because they taste soo good.

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Old 02-11-2012, 01:17 AM   #12
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I make a whipped dessert with heavy cream, sugar free chocolate fudge pudding, and a little bit of cream cheese. It is the darned most decadent thing I've ever tasted, and I've been doing this for a long time! I make it at the beginning of the week and it lasts me through the weekend (and I'm usually prone to binging). Since it's so fat intensive and thick, you take a spoonful and by the time you're done you're happy as a clam! It usually kills any craving my body throws at me.
Arianna, can you post that recipe? That sounds soo good.
I'm prone to binging too and this sounds like it might be what i need.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:03 AM   #13
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Make hot chocolate. Cocoa, hot water, HWC and sweetener...
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The BEST thing I ever did for sweet cravings was IGNORE them totally. After a week I didn't think about it much - after TWO weeks, I totally forgot about it! It was like I had my sweet tooth pulled!

And coming from ME, that's saying something. I ALWAYS wanted a nosh of something sweet after dinner.
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My current favorite is a small bowl of whipped cream (made with 3 drops of sucralose and .5 tsp vanilla per 16 oz HWC) mixed with a teaspoon Nature's Hollow sugar free strawberry preserves.
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Only really crave sweet around TOM and i find a glass of cold pepsi max/coke zero satisfies it. Fortunate that i've also preferred savoury to sweet.x
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Cocoa dusted almonds
Some Heavy whipping cream with a squirt of davincis (like melted ice cream!)
Some cream cheese mixed with sf sweetener of choice
Mayo and a couple cherry tomatoes
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #18
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Klaussen Pickles always works for me. Something totally salty kills the desire for something totally sweet. Try it!
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #19
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #20
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SF Jello
a cup of Crystal Light
peas (especially the frozen kind cooked in butter) (dont know why )
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #21
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Klaussen Pickles always works for me. Something totally salty kills the desire for something totally sweet. Try it!
I was going to say that, contrary to "giving in" to the sweet request, dill pickles or green olives always cut the craving for me. For some reason, the full tangy taste of them completely kill any need for sweet.
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I just whipped up a batch of black cherry chocolate mousse because I was really craving chocolate. It's to die for!

1/2 cup splenda (or equivalent sweetener)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon sugar free black cherry jello
1 tablespoon cold water
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix the Jello into the tablespoon of cold water and allow it to sit for a minute or two, then add the 2 tbsp of boiling water and stir until it's completely disolved. Set aside to let it cool a little.

Mix the Splenda and cocoa powder in a medium sized bowl. Add in the cream and vanilla and mix well. Dump in the Jello mixture and then beat until thickened.

Put in dessert dishes, if you like, and chill for 10 minutes to 1/2 hour, top with whipped cream and enjoy.


I put this together kind of on the fly, kind of a mix between several recipes online, plus my own touch (with the flavored Jello) and it turned out SO YUMMY. Definitely going to be my go-to when the chocolate cravings take hold.

It only takes a little bit of this stuff to satisfy, as it is VERY rich.

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Tye - what size jello package do you use. They have the small (which when you normally make just the jello uses 1c. of hot water) or the lg (which uses 2c. of hot water). I'm assuming the small since your calling for such a small amt of water. Also, all the whip cream I see in stores are full of sugar. What kind do you use?
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Tye - what size jello package do you use. They have the small (which when you normally make just the jello uses 1c. of hot water) or the lg (which uses 2c. of hot water). I'm assuming the small since your calling for such a small amt of water. Also, all the whip cream I see in stores are full of sugar. What kind do you use?
I just have the little package, and only use a teaspoon of it with the water, not the whole package. The little bit of Jello adds a touch of cherry flavor, and the gelatin makes it more like mousse rather than just chocolate whipped cream. If you wanted plain chocolate, a teaspoon of plain gelatin will work just as well. I just like the little bit of added flavor.

Also, I just whip up a little of my own whipped cream with Splenda.

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Oh I see! Thanks! Gonna go shopping tomorrow so I'll pick up the stuff for it. I've been craving chocolate. You might just be my life saver!!!
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Oh I see! Thanks! Gonna go shopping tomorrow so I'll pick up the stuff for it. I've been craving chocolate. You might just be my life saver!!!
You'll have to let me know how it turns out! I loved it, and saved myself some for another night, too. My kids have no idea it's sugar free!
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Oh I will. I cant wait to go shopping tomorrow now.
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That sounds good! May have to try it too!
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I just have the little package, and only use a teaspoon of it with the water, not the whole package. The little bit of Jello adds a touch of cherry flavor, and the gelatin makes it more like mousse rather than just chocolate whipped cream. If you wanted plain chocolate, a teaspoon of plain gelatin will work just as well. I just like the little bit of added flavor.

Also, I just whip up a little of my own whipped cream with Splenda.
I don't have SF cherry jello, but do you think I could use plain gelatin, and Davinci's SF syrup instead? The dessert sounds awesome.
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I would think that would work. Take into account the extra liquid and sweetening from the davincis though. Let me know how it works. I got cherry davincis here.
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