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Old 11-14-2012, 05:46 PM   #91
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Nigel - I've purchased almond butter 2 or 3 times now - the WF 365 brand and I try to purchase when it's on sale. The jar I have now is the "crunchy, which I like much better than smooth...and that goes for PB also. I'm still not as fond of the taste of AB as I am PB (I love PB), but at least I don't find it as unpleasant as I did at first. That's odd too, since I love almonds. LOL I prefer to mix the 2 butters together for both the taste and $$ savings. AB is expensive stuff, esp. if you eat as much of the jarred butters as I do.
I totally agree with everything you said about almond butter vs. peanut butter. I'm going to steal your idea about mixing the two together and I'm also going to look for the crunchy almond butter.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #92
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MargD - Try mixing them - I thought it tasted much better blended. The PB toned-down the "odd" almond butter taste. The first time I tried straight almond butter it was almost like taking medicine. I also tried mixing some Splenda in the AB, but I don't really want to keep doing that - I'd rather keep trying to get acclimated to the taste.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #93
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These are so good.
3 crackers for 13 carbs and just a hint of a bite in them.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:41 PM   #94
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Tasty Classics cream of Jalepeno soup:

It hit the spot for dinner last night. It has a little kick, but not bad at all.

10 carbs per serving.

I tried to find a pic online, but no luck. I found it beside the Campbell's in my local HEB grocery.

The other day I added in some cooked veggies for a creamy vegetable soup--good stuff.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #95
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I love Morningstar Bacon Strips. And the sausage patties (regular). My favorite Morningstar burgers are the Grillers Prime. Still haven't found a good hot dog substitute I like.

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:43 AM   #96
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Hi Moosiegirl

Thanks for weighing in. I've been curious about the "bacon" for a while. Maybe I'll pick some up next time I'm in the grocery store.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #97
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I think Morningstar changed their recipe for the bacon strips. Years ago, they were awful. On a whim, I tried them again a few weeks ago, and they were SO much better.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:08 PM   #98
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Pillsbury Sugar Free Chocolate Cake

This probably doesn't qualify as low carb, but my wife got it for me cuz it wa s/f, so i decided to try it out.
It tastes no different than the regular version--it was a lot thicker when I was mixing it up, but it baked up fine.

I only baked half of it on a sheet pan in my toaster oven and then when it cooled, I sliced each piece in half and made ice cream sandwiches using s/f vanilla ice cream.

They are in the freezer now.

It's hard to compare the carb counts accurately for s/f vs regular cuz the servings are measured differently on the box.

s/f = 12 servings = 28gr - 2 fiber - 14 SA = 12 net carbs per serving
reg = 10 servings = 34gr - 2 fiber = 32 carbs per serving

It's a pretty good difference if you have a craving for "real" cake

They only seem to have yellow and devil's food (chocolate) in our stores

I'm thinking the yellow would great for a lower carb version of pineapple upside down cake.

Now I'm thinking I need to go and check the angel food cake label and see how this would work for the 3-2-1 cake and still be low enough carbs for my WOE.

The way I cut the cake, I would get 18 servings from the box= 8 carbs per serving, so for me, it's a carb bargain.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:31 PM   #99
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Sugar Free Candies

Sugar Free Candies

I have tried out several s/f candies over the past year.
I figured I'd post my opinions.

s/ taffy (found at walmart) - just as good as the regular, but you don't want to eat more than 2 per day unless you are constipated

delmet's s/f turtles - delish, just like the regular ones

weight watcher's caramels, turtles - ok, but I wouldn't ever get a craving for them

russell stover s/f nougienuttychew - reminds me of big hunk--very good

werther's s/f originals - just like the regular

s/f strawberry vines - just chewier than reg

s/f twizzlers - just chewier than reg

swiss colony s/f fruit 'n nut chews - delicious

swiss colony s/f heath - pretty good--cures the chocolate cravings

russell stover s/f peanut brittle - not good at all--I make it much better with isomalt

That's about all I can think of right now.

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Old 02-10-2013, 05:23 PM   #100
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Pea Protein Powder

I tried a sample pack of the chocolate and found it a little better and less chalky than I find most protein powders. It's pretty safe to say that I'm not fond of any of them, but I'm trying to get more protein into my diet.

I ordered some vanilla online, so now I'm looking for recipes to try it in. I haven't tasted it yet, but I figured that vanilla was pretty neutral and I can always add cocoa for a chocolate drink.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:05 AM   #101
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Beanitos - Black Bean Chips

Beanitos - Black Bean Chips

I got them onsale 2/$5 so I got the black bean ones and the flax ones.
The black bean ones aren't bad with guacamole or cheese dip.

I haven't tried the flax ones. I will review them after.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:23 PM   #102
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I tried a new Protein powder shake. It's called "Vega One" all-in-one nutritional shake. It's dairy, gluten, & soy free, with no added sugars. It is plant based and has half of your daily essentials.

Nigel, I just noticed this is from a blend of pea protein, Saviseed (sacha inchi) protein, hemp seed protein and sprouted whole grain brown rice protein. It's higher in carbs than my regular two protein powders I use, which are very LC. It has 13 gr carb, minus 6 for fiber = 7 gr net carb and 15 gr protein. I had the choc flavored packet and also purchased the berry and french vanilla, which I have yet to test.

I tried a sample in the store that was mixed with only water, and it was decent tasting, much to my surprise ( and delite). I don't know if I can provide a link or not, so I won't. Since I haven't been taking multi-vitamins, I liked the fact that this provided half a day's dose worth and would probably be good to have at least once a week. I wonder if it's similar to your pea protein powder that your posted about above?
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:30 AM   #103
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The pea protein sounds similar. I don't have the cannister near, so I'll check later when I get home.

I've been told that you can bake with it just like any other protein powder but I have yet to try that. I plan on it, just don't know when.

It's great for helping to get in enough daily protein.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:27 AM   #104
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365 vegetarian franks

I found these at Sprouts...no garlic in the ingredients
They were smaller around than the MSF ones, but they taste pretty good.

I boiled 4 up and ate 2 and then cooked the other 2 on the grill a couple of days later. Next time, I won't boil them before putting them on the grill and see if they turn out better.

They only have 2 carbs each so I'm liking that.

That weren't terribly flavorful, but okay--I was so glad they didn't taste like rubber like most of them do.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:47 PM   #105
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Plentils:

These are pretty good. They aren't really any lower carb than other chips, but they are better for you. They have several flavors. I only tried one as a sample pack. I didn't mind them...probably won't buy them regularly though--I try to stick to lower carb snacks most of the time.

Anyway, these are light like Munchos and super crunchy--they will cure the crunch craving.

I can't be trusted with chips, so I mostly refrain from having them or occasionally, I get one of the kiddie lunch bag size bags of fritos just to appease the craving. My choice is generally pretzels at 1 carb each so I can have 15 of them...that's enough to keep the craving beast at bay.

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:31 PM   #106
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Orange Cream Sparkling Water

Zero everything and no artificial sweetners.
Tastes Just like orange creamsicle.

Found this at HEB for .50 per quart. It says mfg for Cott Beverages...never heard of them and no name on the front of the bottle.

It's pretty tasty for flavored water.
The problem I find with most flavored waters is the flavor level is very low. This orange stuff is superb!!
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:05 PM   #107
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Pink Beans:

I cooked them up today from dried.

There isn't a whole lot of taste to them.

I'll have to find a way to perk them up a bit.
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