I just peaked at the link and the recipes look intriguing. I think I may try a few this week. An E salad has not happened since I usually do not like LF or FF dressings. It would be nice to find one I enjoy.
Thanks, ladies. Some good ideas. I think I'll try one of the dressings at the link itsgwen posted. I just love that she called the post, "Fat-Salad Dressings that don't taste like death". Ha ha -- that's certainly what we're looking for!!
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My husband loves thousand island so I made a homemade FF version using 1 T mayo and low fat cottage cheese, blendered, with some SF catsup I made frm the book. I added some stevia, dill pickle, minced onion, paprika and vinegar. It turned out very nice. Much better than eating a dry salad or lemon juice n vinegar. I need to make it again so I can put the measurements together so I can recreate it again.
I tried the fat free asian salad dressing last night on my salad and it was yum. I ended up not using the rice vinegar because I didnt realize there was added sugar in it. There were 6 carbs of sugar. So, used the red wine vinegar and only used 1 garlic instead of 2. I also added a teaspoon of sesame seeds for more oriental flair. I also added a little gluccie so it was a little thicker. I think I will use the left overs to dip my turkey mini meatloaves in as they need something. Would be good spread on chicken, too.
I used the base of the Hip Trim Honey Mustard but did this: Instead of the 2 tbs mustard or whatever it was, i used maybe 1 tsp of dijon. I added a sprinkle of Italian herb blend, and a bit of parmesan cheese. I added a bit of fresh onion (maybe 1 tbs) and 1 small garlic clove. Instead of 1/4 cup of cider vinegar, I did 2 tbs cider vinegar and 2 tbs lemon juice. Good amount sea salt, good amount pepper, and a scant 1 tsp of truvia.
Whazz all this in your blender and do the glucomannan thingie, as per recipe directions in book. I used EVOO instead of palm oil. It made a really yummy Caesar type dressing. If I'd only had anchovy paste, that would've made it taste really Caesar-y. It was delish.
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Hey Gwen, thanks so much for sharing your recipes for the dressing mixes! I made them up yesterday and tried the Greek dressing last night. It was delicious. I will probably keep that one in an S setting, but try the low fat stuff for E on the Ranch.
I was having trouble figuring out a dressing for my E salads. Now I just put Braggs Liquid Aminos on it. Be careful not to put too much on the salad or it will taste too salty. Love it!! I feel like I have finally found a good easy solution
aldaczka: i have on this for about 4 weeks, and only down a pound, i must not be doing something right. I do feel good and my clothes are not as tight. basically to eat 3 meals and 2 snack a day.
Nov 22, 2013 16:21:06 GMT -5
aldaczka: sorry i hit return and it post it. i eat oatmeal in the morning w/berries= E. snack 10 almonds. lunch- a pc of salmon, green beans and some eggplant. dinner-chicken or salmon broiled salad w/olive oil and snack i had a cake in a mug. Im not hungry. help
Nov 22, 2013 16:26:41 GMT -5
shariannamarie: Hi! Does anyone know why the book says not to eat oatmeal, sprouted breads right away when starting? When can I start to include these?? Thank you!
Nov 23, 2013 7:46:02 GMT -5
JennyMomof8: Thank you, joyfulmomof6, I do have almond milk in smoothies quite a bit but not everyday. Do you drink it straight up? I haven't tried it but I do know it has lots of calcium.
Nov 23, 2013 10:43:54 GMT -5
varneygang6: Does anyone have any input on the regular use of stevia?? I have just heard some controversial things about it and was wondering..especially the thoughts on it affecting your fertility..sure don't want that to happen..I have struggles in that area anyway!
Nov 23, 2013 10:59:16 GMT -5
smithfarm: I'm also new to this forum thing. I guess I can ask a question in the Shoutbox. Why is soy milk frowned upon? We have been drinking it for years. Hope I can figure out how to view any answers I get.
Nov 24, 2013 11:00:07 GMT -5
isymad: Anyone finding that coffee is losing its punch once you start THM?
Nov 24, 2013 19:59:13 GMT -5
steffanie3: smithfarm, the book explains a bit about soy and why they don't use it, not sure on the pages at the moment.
Nov 25, 2013 0:59:12 GMT -5
adelinesdream: I am a bit confused as to the portions and not sure if I'm doing things correctly can someone please connect with me, is there a THM chat room somewhere?
Nov 25, 2013 12:04:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: adelinesdream, if you start a thread and list a few days menu I would be happy to help
Nov 25, 2013 21:17:48 GMT -5
Lora Lee: Adelinesdream: head over to the Facebook page. It is chatty! Lots of sub groups for special needs/situations too.
Nov 26, 2013 9:55:36 GMT -5
thmfan: YouTubed "glucomannon" recipes and found the THMs. Found myself smiling as I watched how to make a gluc'd pudding. Got myself to their page and bought the kindle version of their book. And here I am.
Dec 1, 2013 16:35:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome thmfan
Dec 1, 2013 18:03:12 GMT -5
qberrymom05: I'm on my kindle & it wont let me create a thread,sorry. I just started THM today. I love it. But there is 1 hiccup for me. I need sugar in my coffee.if I drink 1 cup in the morning by itself then did the plan The rest of the day will this sabotage me?
Dec 2, 2013 0:26:40 GMT -5
Blessed Beyond Measure: Cyber Monday sale!! Hard copy of the book $28, e-book $15.95 www.trimhealthymama.com
Dec 2, 2013 9:47:53 GMT -5
steffanie3: New Serene recipe up http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/2248/guilt-cranberry-pie-serene-pearl
Dec 3, 2013 21:52:35 GMT -5
abigailjones2: I'm making THM favors for a party and NEED a recipe for some hard candy -or SOMETHING small and sweet- that won't melt! Thanks in advance!!
Dec 4, 2013 0:17:37 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hmmm, meringues came to mind or little cookies, not sure if that would be the same.
Dec 5, 2013 1:22:37 GMT -5
bonny: If you shop Kroger, Virgil's Zero Root Beer is buy one get one free this week….here comes out to $.50/bottle.
Dec 6, 2013 11:14:59 GMT -5
steffanie3: Wish we had Kroger
Dec 6, 2013 14:09:15 GMT -5