Finding Extra Flavor

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Hermiones...

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 15:03
I eat a lot of turkey breast, egg whites, and other high protein foods that benefit from added flavor, but I don't want to add bad fats or sugar. So I'm always on the lookout for things you can mix in that boost flavor without upending my eating plan.

My latest discovery is That Pickle Guy Classic Olive Muffalata -- 2 TBSPs is 50 calories, no cholesterol, 1 net carb, no sugar. Just 1 TBSP on turkey on a low carb tortilla is really tasty.

Any other suggestions that don't involve saturated fat or sugar?
Hoser

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 16:18
Go to www.penzeys.com and look at their spice blends.
Cassyb30

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 17:12
Hello
Why do you all eat egg whites as opposed to the whole eggs? I am on my first day of Induction and I am seeking out great advice to make this diet/ lifestyle work for me.

Thanks
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Posted: 30 May 2011, 17:37
Cassyb30, don't assume that everyone here is doing Atkins. There are a wide variety of diets and dieting styles here.

I tend to do half eggs, half egg whites when I'm eating egg dishes. It's a good way for me to balance my calorie consumption.
ArmyMustang

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 17:39
Cassyb30, the main protein is found in the egg whites while the fat and cholesterol is located in the egg yolk. Once you get used to it, you probably won't notice much of a difference. I make omelets in the morning and spray the pan with olive oil, saute some mushrooms, and then make an egg white omelet and it's delish~!
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Posted: 30 May 2011, 18:51
@CassyB, there are various reasons people do it & on Induction there's no reason for you to eliminate the yolk if you prefer to eat it. Personally I'm following a different variation of low carb diet where I aim for specific amounts of fat & protein as well as net carbs. I eliminate most of the yolks because I like to save my fat grams for peanut butter & avocados. Smile

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Lee2010

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 20:15
Herbs & spices? Like basil, coriander, chives, mint. Or paprika, cumin seeds, etc? You can incorporate them into all sorts of things.
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Posted: 30 May 2011, 20:26
I love the Laughing Cow cheeses for a quick, low calorie snack. Only 35 calories and 2g fat for one wedge, and they go great on sandwiches or as a dip for veggies. Not sure if they're OK for your diet, but they're alot of flavor for only 35 calories.
Cassyb30

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 21:42
Hi
Thank you all so much for explaining, and yes! I need to realize that this is not just and Atkins based forum Sad sorry. I am so super sorry!

Thanks for the information though
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Hermiones...

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 21:58
Cassy -- I was out for the evening and missed all the exchanges after my original post...I try to keep my cholesterol consumption below 200 mgs most days, so whole eggs are out. But in addition, I have a mild allergy to eggs, and I find that sticking with egg white avoids the itchiness and intestinal discomfort I get from eating too many whole eggs.

Thanks for all the suggestions from others -- I use spices and spice blends all the time...but I'm looking for spreads and salsas and things like that that add taste and texture.
confusedange...

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 22:29
Especially with eggs, I prefer to add salsa or hot sauce. But mostly salsa, because it has the added benefit of upping my daily vegetable (and fruit, cause i buy varied interesting salsa) intake a little. At an average of 15 calories per serving, it does add some... but I consider it negligible once I take out the pound of cheese I used to add to flavor my eggs. =)

The brand I get is Mrs. Renfros. they make some awesome varities.

Also, I've become a big fan of pepperocini. Since it's not too hot, I can slice a few up and throw them into the eggs themselves. Outside of that... broccoli, asparagus, and spinach leftovers all taste pretty good mixed into eggs.
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Posted: 31 May 2011, 00:24
Confused Angel -- I LOVE pepperocini. Any chance you've found a brand that does not have sulfites? One of my big problems in life is a sulfite allergy that eliminates anything with wine, wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, reconstituted lemon juice, horseradish (except the red kind), and lots of other stuff you'd never think of. I spent a lot of time reading all the pepperocini jars at the grocery a few weeks ago trying to find one without sulfites. If you've found a brand that doesn't list sulfites, please let me know. Thanks.
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Posted: 31 May 2011, 09:15
Mmm... I never really looked. I go shopping on wednesday or thursday, so I'll try to look then. =)

but here's the first link from google.

http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/nutrition-calories/food/zorba/natural-pepperoncini-mild-pickled-peppers-sulfite-free/
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Posted: 31 May 2011, 10:32
I love sun-dried tomatoes for flavor. And homemade pesto.
lisakp71

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 11:59
Hormel turkey pepperoni is very low in calories (the serving size is something ridiculous like 17 slices, and I believe around 75-80 calories). They taste exactly like 'real' pepperoni but with none of that "I just ate a spoonful of Crisco" aftermath in your mouth.

I have no idea if that's too processed for you, but they add a great punch of flavor if you can eat them.
gefd28

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 15:47
HM, I love That Pickle Guy Classic Olive Muffalata too on turkey. I also use a onion mustard that I found at a local grocery store and humus. Depends on the day.
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Posted: 31 May 2011, 15:56
I have to watch sodium, and get really frustrated finding tasty seasonings, but for sure Penzy's is great. I've actually stopped buying Mrs. Dash varieties and make my own with what I purchase from Penzy's. Everyone can benefit from cutting extra sodium....you'd be surprised how much weight you hange onto with too much sodium in your diet.
nicyndi

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 16:28
since i quit eating dairy, i love qucamole on turkey burgers, i dont miss the cheese. i mix wholly guacamole with drained salsa to cut the calories.

also love garlic and mushrooms with eggs.
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Posted: 01 Jun 2011, 09:11
yes, all the lovely flavors of hummus! <3 it on everything!
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Posted: 03 Jun 2011, 01:02
I use lots of Mrs Dash, jalapenos, hot sauce, garlic, onions, & spices in my food. They add zero to very few calories, & can really wake up food that would otherwise be very bland. I've also recently gotten addicted to the salmon burgers that costco sells. They're fantastic & only take 4 minutes from frozen on my george foreman grill.



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