Quick list for your fridge
I like fridge hangings. I always print lists for those "I feel like I am caving" moments or sample menu's for when I am in a hurry, or whatever reason. I thought I would share a quick list of lower calorie items you can print and hang on your fridge as an idea page. :) These are a great guide for DD's, atleast for me anyways!!!
Fruits and Vegetables
(Note: These are particularly good choices because they add bulk and fiber to your diet.)
•1 small, 2.6 oz bell pepper (or 1 cup sliced) (15 calories)
•1 cup shredded cabbage (17 calories) (note: mix with balsamic vinegar to make a slaw)
•1 small carrot (20 calories)
•6 cauliflower florets (3 oz) (20 calories)
•2 large stalks celery (17 calories)
•1/2 large cucumber (17 calories)
•1/2 cup eggplant (17 calories)
•1 large scrambled egg white prepared with nonstick cooking spray (17 calories)
•1 cup (cooked) greens (20 calories)
•1 lemon or lime (2" diameter) (20 calories)
•1 cup whole mushrooms (20 calories)
•1 cup radishes, sliced (19 calories)
•2 cups shredded Romaine lettuce (16 calories)
•9 small strawberries (20 calories)
•4 cherry tomatoes (2.4 oz) (20 calories)
Nearly Zero Calorie Foods: Condiments
•Dill pickles (1 spear = 5 calories)
•Horseradish (1 tsp. = 2 calories)
•Jam or jelly, sugar free (1 Tbsp. = 10 calories)
•Ketchup (1 Tbsp. = 15 calories)
•Lemon juice (1 Tbsp. = 4 calories)
•Margarine spread, fat-free (1 Tbsp. = 5 calories)
•Mayonnaise, fat-free (1 Tbsp. = 14 calories)
•Mustard (1 tsp. = 3 calories)
•Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (1 Tbsp. = 22 calories)
•Salad dressing, fat-free (1 Tbsp., avg. 5-20 calories)
•Salsa (1/4 cup = 17 calories)
•Sour cream, fat-free (1 Tbsp. = 10 calories)
•Sweet pickle relish (2 teaspoons = 17 calories)
•Syrup, sugar-free (2 Tbsp. = 15 calories)
•Vinegar (balsamic = 10 calories/Tbsp., red wine and white wine vinegar = 0 calories
•1 hard candy (20 calories)
•1 stick of chewing gum (7 calories)
•1/2 cup air popped popcorn (15 calories)
•fat free, sugar free jello (1/2 cup = 10 calories)
•sugar free Popsicle (1 = 15 calories)
Calorie Free Foods: Zero Calorie Beverages
•Coffee, unsweetened or with sugar substitute
•Diet soda, sugar-free
•Drink mixes, sugar-free
•Flavored water, carbohydrate-free
•Tea, unsweetened or with sugar substitute
•Tonic water, sugar-free
•Water: plain, carbonated, mineral
•1 cup vegetable, chicken or beef broth (10-20 calories) (note: use "low sodium")
Zero Calorie Foods: Seasonings
•Flavored extracts: almond, peppermint, vanilla
•Hot pepper sauce
I love this idea and thank you for posting. I do, however, feel compelled to mention that several of your zero calorie items do have calories. Coffee, tea, worcestershire sauce, most seasonings, garlic . . . all have calories. Admittedly, I'm OCD and count things that the average person wouldn't, but I use a LOT of hot sauce, and most of them are 5 calories or more per tsp (and I use several tsps!). Garlic adds up really quickly too.
It's still a great list!
do I have to count the calories in gum? If you don't swallow the actual gum?
they have these new "dessert" flavor ones that are really good. I especially like: key lime, apple pie, mint chocolate
they seem to last longer than the other (strawberry shortcake and orange dreamsicle).
chew well and prosper ;)
Great idea! Thank you for posting the list. I would add:
*1 Werther's SF Candy (8 calories)
Great idea and I'm posting the list along with my grocery list to remind myself of other things I always tend to forget I want to buy and try!
Brilliant list. Pat has a similar one somewhere.
Someone cleverer than me needs to add these to the Sticky about JUDDD.
Here is Pat's thread and list.
Thank you for finding the link. :)
oh awesome!!! I was gonna print me a quick list for meats next. Now I can just copy SoHappy's instead!!! Ty for the link!!!
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