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Low carb & calorie foods and snacks

Can anyone share any low carb/calorie snacks and foods or recipes?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:48 PM on Feb. 2, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Canadian Won Tons
    INGREDIENTS
    * 5 cups shredded cooked chicken meat
    * 1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
    * 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
    * 5 green onions, chopped
    * 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
    * 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
    * 3 tablespoons barbeque sauce
    * 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    * 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    * salt and pepper to taste
    * 1 1/2 (14 ounce) packages won ton wrappers
    * 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, corn, green pepper, green onions, and Cheddar cheese. In a separate bowl, stir together the cream cheese, barbeque sauce, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and pepper. Blend the cream cheese mixture into the chicken mixture until everything is evenly coated.
    2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
    3. Lay out the wonton wrappers on a clean surface, and place
    Kari_Noelle

    Answer by Kari_Noelle at 5:49 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • cheese filling on each one. Fold into triangles or rolls, sealing with a bit of water if necessary. Place onto baking sheets, and brush with lightly with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray.
    4. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, turning once, until golden brown.
    Kari_Noelle

    Answer by Kari_Noelle at 5:49 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Try a diabetic's diet. You eat 3 meals a day, plus 3 healthy snacks like banana and peanut butter. I'm having to use a diabetic's diet by force since I have gestational diabetes, but I've been losing weight, feeling healthier and I've learned to eat the RIGHT way - not by starving myself of carbs and calories.

    The general rule is 60 grams of carbs for each meal and 25-30 grams of carbs for each snack. The key is eating good carbs rather than bad. For instance, a small bag of chips is usually 19 - 26 g of carbs, but a small fruit is about 15 g of carbs and filled with more vitamins.

    Do some reasearch online for diabetic snack / meal recipes that you like and start counting those carbs! You'd be amazed at what you will NOT eat when you start keeping track of the carb values!
    redmoonintexas

    Answer by redmoonintexas at 5:54 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Herbed Potatoes with Sauce
    INGREDIENTS
    * 1 (14.5 ounce) can vegetable broth
    * 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    * 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    * 7 potatoes, quartered
    * 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    * 2 tablespoons water
    DIRECTIONS

    1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat combine vegetable broth, thyme, parsley and potatoes. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for about 10 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender; drain, reserving broth.
    2. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water; add to broth and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens into a sauce. Serve sauce over potatoes.

    Kari_Noelle

    Answer by Kari_Noelle at 5:55 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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