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(no subject) [Nov. 15th, 2006|05:25 pm]
Ana Gourmet
xxaikonaxx
my parents are starting to push me for what i want for a bday dessert

i have to answer somehow. theres no getting away with no 'special dessert' with my ENTIRE mom's side of the family there

so i was wondering if there was a general thing i could ask for
like, "i want cherry pie/chocolate cake/ice cream" (but not those, durr)
but no brands
something LOWCALLLLLLL
or else im gonna end up with berry cobbler, a delicious and fatty food that i'll end up eating all of and blowing up like the fat lardass sow-heffer i am
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In lieu of Italian food date meal [Oct. 20th, 2006|10:03 am]
Ana Gourmet

over_gretta
rinse the hell out of
Tofu Shirataki - fettucine style- 2 packages
set aside

in a medium sized covered microwave dish mix:
minced shallot-1
minced garlic- 4-5 cloves
Italian seasoning
black pepper
spray thoroghly with olive oil cooking spray
add a couple tablespoons of water
microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir & repeat until everything is smushy

combine & add:
chopped fresh plum tomatoes- 4 or so
chopped zuchini- 1 small
chopped portabella mushroom-1
fresh shopped basil-8 leaves
fresh chopped spinach- a handful
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese- blend first

add shirataki

microwave on high in a covered dish stirring every 45 seconds until the veggies are cooked and everything is hot.

I usually use garlic salt instead of parmasean

serve with romaine lettuce tossed in waden farms caesar dressing

and maybe dry red wine spritzers

Total meal doesn't run over 200 calories each

...and he'll never know
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random tea plug [Oct. 20th, 2006|09:54 am]
Ana Gourmet

over_gretta
the Yogi Tea brand "detox body purifier" has a fantastic effect on the overall yucky feeling that comes with extreme dieting. Also, it's a great diuretic that doesn't leave you feeling cracked-out.
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cure for buffalo wing craving [Sep. 14th, 2006|02:30 pm]
Ana Gourmet

over_gretta
1 serving drained water packed tuna or chicken
a hell of a lot of Frank's RedHot
(mix)
drizzle with some walden farms bleu cheese dressing

eat like dip with celery sticks

cals per serving: around 90
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stir-fry without the "fry" part [Aug. 19th, 2006|12:46 pm]
Ana Gourmet

over_gretta
chopped, Fresh:
broccoli
bok choy
mushrooms
snow peas
jalapeno
grated carrot
chopped cabbage
some morning star farms faux-chicken meal starters (or COOKED real chicken)finely chopped or tofu
put in a wok

mix, then add
2 TBS soy sauce
some grated fresh ginger
a bit of splenda
a smidge of chili paste
1/2 cup hot water

dump the liquid into the veggie mixture and cook (covered) on a low to medium heat until the green veggies are bright green and slightly tender.

nutrition varies but it's very high vitamin/fiber and very low in fat and calories.
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close enough to greek salad [Jul. 30th, 2006|05:09 pm]
Ana Gourmet

over_gretta
3 or so cups of chopped romaine/ tomatoe/ onion/ pickled pepper/cucumbers (60 calories)
(put in a large rubbermaid container)
add
1 clove minced garlic <5 cals
a slosh of red wine vinegar <5 cals
3 minced greek olives 30 cals
1/4 cup FF cottage cheese 35 cals
fresh chopped herbs <5 cals
salt/pepper

shake to consistant 'dressing' coverage

<140 calories and damned filling.
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Sushi Fix [Jul. 28th, 2006|01:37 pm]
Ana Gourmet

over_gretta
2 sheets Nori- 20 calories lay each out on a piece of saran wrap

mix:
1/4cucumber- peel, remove seeds, grate (15 calories)
mix with soy sauce & a smidge of wasabi (to taste)-(10 calories)
1/4 cup drained water packed tuna (40)
1 tsp sesame oil (35 calries)

put half of mixture onto each sheet of nori, roll *tightly* and refridgerate for several hours.

slice each roll into four slices (quite a bit larger than real sushi..but necessary to keep it intact)

Serve with pickled ginger (20 calories if you eat a ton of it)

if you eat the whole thing: 140 calories or 70 per roll or 18 per slice

if anyone knows how to make a good seaweed salad salad with Splenda, I will love you forever.
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soup [Jul. 24th, 2006|11:17 pm]
Ana Gourmet
xxaikonaxx
What are some good low-cal but THICK soups?

I had some cream of potato soup from concentrate (without un-concentrating, that's how thick I'm thinking) without realizing the cal content (don't ask, I've had an awful day)

So I panicked, but since I'm pms-y too I had some baked beans (about 300ish) and 40 cals worth of roasted bell peppers

So all in all I had over 500 cals in one sitting. Shitshitshit. Anyways.

Soup ideas? Pretty please???
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I'm back. [Jul. 24th, 2006|11:29 pm]
Ana Gourmet

over_gretta
Let's not get into details, let's get back to low cal foods.
(I have THREE weddings in the next 3 months)

PMS makes me want bread-y foods.

Although I generally regard the Atkins diet as satan, the low carb revolution left some good stuff in it's wake.

Low carb pitas- 130 cals for a whole loaf, 11g of protein and 9 grams of fiber- toss some fresh chopped veggies in a low cal or no cal dressing and stuff into half of one. It's a great under 100 calorie lunch that no one will bat an eye at.

La Tortilla Factory low-carb tortillas, 50 calories each 5g protein, 8g fiber. Wonderfully multi-purpose.

Barilla Plus pasta- granted, it's 200 calories per serving, but it has 10g of protein and 4g of fiber.

Tofu Shirataki noodles- 20 calories per serving. Not much nutritional value, but they work just fine in any pasta sauce. Also, they are PERFECT to duplicate ramen noodles (buy the real ones, keep the broth packet and toss the calorie laden noodle brick)
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clam chowder [Jun. 11th, 2006|07:18 pm]
Ana Gourmet

over_gretta
Campbell's manhattan clam chowder has 175 calories per can, the 98% FF New England clam chowder has 200.
Each can has about 1/2 cup of potatoes per can. If you toss them out, you lose around 50 calories per can
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