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!!
Above Rubies reader since August/94! Wife to Steve (June 29/91), Homeschooling Mama to dd (May/94), ds (June/98), dd (Oct/01), dd (Dec/03), dd (Oct/05), ds (Mar/08), ds (Oct/10), and ds (Nov/12)
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.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2013 17:14:53 GMT -5 by mamawebb
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
steffanie3: meemee you could us the grilled chicken breast in an E, but you would want an E fuel with it for an E. We don't have CFA, but I think I have seen mentioned they have a fruit cup or some kind of fruit option (maybe a salad with fruit) so you could do that
May 30, 2015 1:23:56 GMT -5
steffanie3: for your E fuel alone the breast would be FP
May 30, 2015 1:24:25 GMT -5
steffanie3: lindah60 Welcome I think you will find THM very compatable with your diabetes, one thing you might find is you need to do more of a "pulled back E", basically lighter on the E fuel (on plan carbs) to help your blood sugars stay stable. You might also
May 30, 2015 1:26:17 GMT -5
steffanie3: have a little bit of a journey to find out what time of day works best for your E meals, my friend likes them earlier in the day since she can do a bit of excersize since that helps her levels stay in a good range (she is type 2) though.
May 30, 2015 1:27:19 GMT -5
steffanie3: A walk after an E lunch or breakfast seems to work just great for her
May 30, 2015 1:27:45 GMT -5
Bec720: Hello, Why am I nervous?! I have tried so many diets in my life. You name it and I have tried it and all of them have worked....for awhile. I can't seem to keep with any program and of course the weight comes back on.
Jun 22, 2015 15:24:47 GMT -5
Bec720: when I turned 43 my thyroid tanked, my hormones have not ever been balanced properly. (PCOS at 21yrs) and I have now gained 40+ pounds. I am scared to try and fail again.I am exhausted all day and by 2pm I need a nap or will fall asleep standing- for real
Jun 22, 2015 15:31:58 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome Bec720 Many mamas with PCOS do well on THM, looking forward to your journey.
Jun 24, 2015 12:49:35 GMT -5
orygungurl: I had a nice surprise when I went to the doctor a week ago. I learned that, after being on THM, off and on for a couple of years, I had actually lost 17 lbs!
Jun 27, 2015 19:27:45 GMT -5
lauriebovi: Just starting on this plan. Well I've been starting for a while now. Anyone have a really hard time staying on? I have no issue with what I'm eating. I feel like I'm just lazy and fall into old habits. any advice or personal experience?
Jul 16, 2015 16:45:08 GMT -5
steffanie3: lauriebovi, a menu plan really helps me even if it is just a daily plan so I kind of know what I will be eating through the day with snacks and meals. Also for me prepping ahead is a super helpful, having a large batch of something to grab when needed
Jul 20, 2015 10:09:50 GMT -5
alane: I've been on THM for 14 months and there is still a detail or two I am not sure about. The book lists 3/4 c quinoa as a serving limit, yet some of the breakfast recipes have 1 c listed. Can you clarify this for me? Thanks!
Aug 1, 2015 18:24:37 GMT -5
lynnluce: I have been doing the THM lifestyle for 8 months now with great success, for the first 6 months I have had the weight just slid off, lots of energy, and much happier. Now I am tired all of the time, cranky, and can't get rid of my lower belly. Help
Aug 3, 2015 11:11:41 GMT -5
steffanie3: alane, you can do 3/4 of a cup if alongside some other foods (including a bit more E fuel) and a full cup if it is the center of the meal like porridge It is a little confusing.
Aug 12, 2015 16:23:04 GMT -5
steffanie3: lynnluce, were you maybe losing too quickly? Maybe your body needs some time to heal?
Aug 12, 2015 16:23:27 GMT -5
fran: ok I have missed vibes for whey powder? Which ones NOW or Swansons, or Robs?
Aug 25, 2015 7:56:53 GMT -5
gaelle: Just noticed the Lifeway Plain nonfat kefir I bought contains 12 sugars!!! :-( Also made the THM pancakes but added an egg beaters thinking it was egg whites. Need to be better at reading labels!
Aug 26, 2015 12:26:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: THM, Jay Robb are both on plan. Preferred is a cross-microfiltered whey isolate
Sept 22, 2015 17:12:21 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Lifeway Plain is fine Enjoy it in an E setting. Egg Beaters are ok because they are also non-fat, but they are flavored where plain egg whites will be better You will get there.
Sept 22, 2015 17:13:22 GMT -5