Wanted: Recipes to get back on Heather's diet
#359189 - 06/09/10 08:23 PM
I posted something on the general forum the other day about how I was having trouble getting back on Heather's diet. Someone suggested that I should identify my challenges.
My biggest challenge is sweets. I can go without candy, but I constantly crave cake, cookies, ice cream, etc. I can resist the sweet stuff early in the day (a bowl of Fiber One cereal and blueberries satisfies me in the morning), but by the time dinner rolls around I am willing to trade a gourmet meal for a bowl of ice cream or some chocolate chip cookies.
Fried foods and meat are easy for me to give up. Occasionally I will have a craving for a juicy steak or onion rings, but not often.
I guess my biggest weaknesses are:
cheese (all kinds - I love it!) ice cream cakes & cookies pancakes coffee
Does anyone have any recipes with safe substitutes for these foods? I have tried a couple of really good muffin recipes from the recipe exchange, but I have yet to find something that calms my nagging sweet tooth.
Cheese is tough. There are soy and rice cheeses. The one I've found that tastes the best is Lisanatti cheese but it can be hard to find, at least on the East Coast. I used to find it at Trader Joe's but haven't been to one in quite a while.
Ice cream. There are some very good soy ice creams. You can't go crazy because they are high in fat but a little (ROFL) after a high-SF meal is fine. Hereís an old, old post about yummy ice creams. I canít guarantee they still make all those brands and flavors:
Cakes and cookies. You may be able to tolerate Duncan Hines mixes. Make them with only egg whites. I make a half-box at a time into cupcakes and eat them without icing. There are some icing recipes in the Recipe Index but I haven't tried any of them.
Hereís a little round-up I did of some chocolatey stuff, including chocolate chip cookies: