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J.T. your lunches look like they should be in a magazine! Beautiful pics
 
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Question: I love salad, but don't usually eat them b/c I've been "shamed" out of eating any kind of dressing that tastes good. And, to me, it's pointless to eat a salad if the dressing tastes like cr*p. :)

I'm not a fan of the Italian dressings. What do you all eat for a salad dressing on the LC/HF diet?
 
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The granulated version of sucralose (Splenda) is bulked up with maltodextrin (in fact, maltodextrin is the primary ingredient), which is where the carbs come from. This is to make it measure spoon-for-spoon like sugar. It can deliver a nasty spike too. I use liquid sucralose instead, which has nothing added to increase volume & doesn't spike me.
argh...I just looked up what I thought was carb-free sweetener I used to cook with and found it had 56gms of carb per 100gm...it exxplains a lot of why I thought cream cheese was making me spike...it was the added sweetener...THANK YOU SHANNY
 
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Question: I love salad, but don't usually eat them b/c I've been "shamed" out of eating any kind of dressing that tastes good. And, to me, it's pointless to eat a salad if the dressing tastes like cr*p. :)

I'm not a fan of the Italian dressings. What do you all eat for a salad dressing on the LC/HF diet?
um I use whole egg mayonnaise and change the flavour by adding vinegar...

or a bit of chilli and organic tomato sauce...for a seafood sauce

or even some mustard...

I also mix mayo with sour cream...yumm
 
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Question: I love salad, but don't usually eat them b/c I've been "shamed" out of eating any kind of dressing that tastes good. And, to me, it's pointless to eat a salad if the dressing tastes like cr*p. :)

I'm not a fan of the Italian dressings. What do you all eat for a salad dressing on the LC/HF diet?
Me either, MsT . . . not a fan of boughten dressings at all. I do the same as Deena - have always preferred creamy dressings anyhow, so I just make my own. Mayonnaise, sour cream, bleu cheese, worcestershire sauce, various vinegars, mustard - whatever combination strikes my fancy on any given day. If it's too thick, just thin it with a little cream or even water.

Mayonnaise with a little chili sauce stirred in is good. If thousand island is your preference, use the chili sauce/mayonnaise mixture & add some minced onion & s/f relish. Lots of 1000 island recipes call for catsup, but I like a little more zip that the chili sauce gives. For less "zip", use s/f catsup instead.

I like mayonnaise & mustard too, like I'd make for potato salad. It's good on other salads too . . . I use celery salt when I make it, and add some celery seed too.

http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabetes-recipes/3462-quick-bleu-cheese-dip-dressing.html#post20628
 

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argh...I just looked up what I thought was carb-free sweetener I used to cook with and found it had 56gms of carb per 100gm...it exxplains a lot of why I thought cream cheese was making me spike...it was the added sweetener...THANK YOU SHANNY
I'm SO glad you got that figured out . . . now you can get on with enjoying all the great recipes with cream cheese. I'd truly starve if I couldn't eat cream cheese!
 

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I'm SO glad you got that figured out . . . now you can get on with enjoying all the great recipes with cream cheese. I'd truly starve if I couldn't eat cream cheese!
well Im happy now I know lol...I have 3 bottles of da vinci flavours so Im going to use those!
 

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Yummy - I look forward to experimenting with these dressing ingredients.
Shanny - I also love a creamy dressing. I used to eat this Honey Mustard dressing from O-Charley's that was at the grocery store produce section. Awesome stuff!
 

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Yummy - I look forward to experimenting with these dressing ingredients.
Shanny - I also love a creamy dressing. I used to eat this Honey Mustard dressing from O-Charley's that was at the grocery store produce section. Awesome stuff!
hmmm we can get sugar-free maple syrup here I wonder if you could mix that with mustard and mayo
 

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hmmm we can get sugar-free maple syrup here I wonder if you could mix that with mustard and mayo
Definitely worth a try. Thanks Deena. :)
 

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Question: I love salad, but don't usually eat them b/c I've been "shamed" out of eating any kind of dressing that tastes good. And, to me, it's pointless to eat a salad if the dressing tastes like cr*p. :)

I'm not a fan of the Italian dressings. What do you all eat for a salad dressing on the LC/HF diet?
Sometimes, I add no carb mayo to my regular 2 carb ranch dressing to get to use double the amount with same carb count. Add sugar free ketchup to mayo and have 1000 dressing...you can even add a little sf relish to it. Some people will water the bought dressing down to stretch it. Sour cream with a little garlic, dehydrated onions and some bacon bits is good for a change. I have even finely grated cucumbers in sour
cream or mayo and added a little salt. Experiment.
 
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Lunch for me is the meal with most carbohydrates during the day, but it seems for my body that this works fine.
My better half makes lunch for us. He is just the best!:)
He makes vaffels from cottage cheese, eggs, oatmeal, bran, baking powder, liquid natreen, vanilla essence and cardamom.
Each vaffel is 6,5 carbohydrates and 9,9 protein.
I eat 2 vaffels and I always eat berry with them. I have strawberry from the garden and also raspberry and blueberry. I freeze them in small portions, so I eat 50 gram of berry with my vaffel, and sometimes I also have some whipped cream. This meal makes me feel good for hours.
If he is not home or dont feel like making vaffels, I usual makes pancakes of eggs, sour creme, psyllium, splenda,bran and salt. They are best eaten after a couple of hours, so I love those when we are on trips.
If I visit someone, I eat what they offer, but stays away from things that will makes my BG rise.
 

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Garden salad with avo, ranch dressing @ tuna chilli followed by Greek yoghurt & a few berries... Yummy

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Question: I love salad, but don't usually eat them b/c I've been "shamed" out of eating any kind of dressing that tastes good. And, to me, it's pointless to eat a salad if the dressing tastes like cr*p. :)

I'm not a fan of the Italian dressings. What do you all eat for a salad dressing on the LC/HF diet?
Walden Farms makes a variety of flavors of zero carb dressings. They also make coleslaw dressing, barbeque sauce, maple syrup, chocolate syrup...etc..
 

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I just had a high fat roasted chicken+tuna salad with mayonise and southwest dressings.... so much so for watching my calories !

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