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MOTT’S Granny Smith Applesauce = DIET FOOD

A six-pack of unsweetened granny smith applesauce = DIET FOOD to me.

3.9 oz. per container = 23.4 ounces for the whole six-pack. That’s a lot.

You could eat all six containers and still only be at 300 calories plus no fat.

I don’t know why I don’t buy applesauce more often, because I really like it, especially for a between meal snack, but also over sauerkraut pierogi or egg-free noodles with a smoked almond crumb topping mixed with minced fresh garlic and fresh grind black pepper.

Steve has certain foods that he buys on a consistent basis; not me. I don’t know the why of that either.

Zero sodium. That’s a plus too.

Applesauce doesn’t need sugar, unless of course you’re making it into a fancy dessert. We can do that too and still keep the added sugar to a minimum.

Tom Brady (New England Patriot football player) once said that chewing was over-rated. I believe that too. Sometimes soft and easy satisfies more. There’s no work to eating it. I’m tired of working so hard at everything. Why does eating have to be hard too? It doesn’t, so don’t let anyone tell you to eat the whole apple instead of the applesauce. There’s a half an apple per container. Eat two containers, then. Pre-chewed is the way I look at it.

We’ll get to the whole apple in a dessert. It doesn’t have to be whole all the time.

Give this applesauce = DIET FOOD a try. There isn’t going to be one food or one diet action that makes you lose all the fat you want to lose. It’s a conglomeration of a lot of simple, easy, little actions that gets you where you want to be.






 

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Gimme Lean Meatless Sausage by Lightlife = Diet Food

Gimme Lean Meatless Sausage by Lightlife contains no fat. Each 2 ounce serving contains only 60 calories.

I make 14 patties out of 1 tube that = 14 oz. I either eat them plain with a dipping sauce or put them on a small burger bun. Each of my patties = 30 calories plus a negligible amount of cooking oil.

Charred is how I like them best, but not charred evenly – that would be too much char.

It’s a great product just fried up and eaten. It doesn’t hold up well when refrigerated after cooked. So I do like my mother used to do with fresh fish on Friday – buy it, cook it, eat it. Once cooked there should be no leftovers.

For these reasons Lightlife Gimme Lean Meatless Sausage is added to Fat-Free Chef = Diet Food list.

Serve with scrambled tofu eggs for brunch or make meatballs using ground walnut.

SHARON’S MEATLESS MEATBALLS

https://chefdavies-tight.com/2012/12/08/sharons-meatless-meatballs/






 

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Lightlife Bologna = Diet Food

LIGHTLIFE. SMART DELI. MEATLESS BOLOGNA Contains No Animal Products and is now on the AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS  = Diet Food List

THIS VEGGIE BOLOGNA is another one of those diet foods that satisfies your ‘not really hungry’ urge to consume.

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HOSTESS Classic Wheat = Diet Food

There’s a Walgreen’s store a block away from us. I needed bread and didn’t want to walk all the way to the grocery and knew Walgreen’s sold something that looked like bread.  I stopped buying Hostess decades ago and didn’t even know they made bread. Well, this is pretty good for a light sandwich, which is what I want these days. Most similar breads contain about 110 calories per slice. With Hostess I get 2 slices for 140 calories and only 1.5 grams of fat.

Welcome to my home Hostess.

Contains No Animal Products

Yes, this qualifies as a diet food on AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET.




 

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Grapefruit As Appetite Suppressant = Diet Food

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Suppress Appetite

Grapefruit works as an excellent appetite suppressant as compared to many other foods. It is said that smell of the grapefruit reduces the feeling of hunger, which is the reason why people often include grapefruits in their weight loss programs. The high amounts of fiber in these fruits can also satisfy hunger, help people avoid overeating, and stimulate cholecystokinin to be released, a hormone that regulates digestive juices and acts as a hunger suppressant….

FINISH READING > https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-grapefruit.html


 

Try this FAT-FREE PINK CHIFFON DRESSING made from ruby red grapefruit juice on salads and veggies.

https://fat-freechef.com/2018/04/21/pink-chiffon-fat-free-salad-dressing/






 

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TOFU PUPS by Lightlife = Diet food

TOFU PUP WITH GREENS

A veggie hot dog that only contains 50 calories? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack? It’s a good, economical way to stay on your diet path.

Boil them till hot or place in microwave till hot and they’re good to go. There’s no need to fry them, they’re that good.

The texture is very much like the animal version, only better and better for you and the planet, which is your home don’t forget.

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GO VEGGIE parmesan style cheese

I say Cheese with Everything! This cheese.

Brilliantly done. So soft and powdery it melts on your tongue.

Mother nature fooled again. She’s so happy with it. Tears of joy.

Smells, tastes, smoothes like dairy, but it isn’t. It’s a plant. No one suffered.

This shaker cheese is so low calorie and low fat that you could sprinkle it on everything – soup, salad, sauce, veggies, salad, sandwich, plant meats.

It’s the strongest flavored grated cheese – any plant cheese – I’ve yet tasted.

GO VEGGIE VEGAN GRATED PARMESAN 4

GO VEGGIE VEGAN GRATED PARMESAN 5






 

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California Figs

FAT-FREE HIGH FIBER SNACK

Health Benefits of Dried Figs

Figs are a nutrient-dense fruit that can be yellow-green, copper or purple in color. You can peel them and eat them out of hand, use them to make jam or add them to ice cream or baked goods. Fresh figs aren’t always available year-round in the United States, but dried figs are relatively easy to find. Although figs may provide some health benefits, treatment of any medical condition with figs is based only on traditional use and not on scientific evidence.

Macronutrients

A 1/4 cup serving of dried figs contains 93 calories, 1 gram of protein, 0.4 gram of fat and 24 grams of carbohydrate, including 4 grams of fiber, or 16 percent of the daily value for fiber. Dried figs have more fiber per serving than any other fruit, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Micronutrients…

Finish Reading: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-dried-figs-4181.html






 

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BACK IN THE JERKY BUSINESS

POLAR VEGAN JERKY

There’s a Bi-Rite grocery store not far from us that sells Polar Vegan Jerky in its dollar section. I often buy it for Steve and he takes it into work and shares it with his buddies. It doesn’t matter to them that’s it’s vegan. It’s good and they like it.

A couple of days ago he tried to buy it online, thinking he’d buy it by the case. Amazon.com was not carrying it, or were out of it or it was no longer available. Whatever they indicated, prompted Steve to call the company. He found a number, but didn’t know who to ask for, so when the robot asked for the first three letters of the person he wanted to reach he said, “Joh”, thinking that someone in the company had to be named John. He figured if he could reach a person, any person, then they could direct him to the right place.

The first thing the guy says was, “this isn’t a store”. Steve knew it wasn’t but then explained how a bunch of people really like the Polar Jerky and amazon.com said it was no longer available and he wanted to know where he could buy some by the case. John says that he didn’t know anything about it, but that maybe it was discontinued. He’d call Steve back later.

In the meanwhile, Steve goes to this Bi-Rite store and cleans the bin out. He’s thinking it’s been discontinued and he wanted at least what the grocery store had left.

John calls back a couple of hours later and says, look I got it back online on amazon.com. You can go there right now and order it.

Just like that. Wow.

Back in the jerky business!






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MOTT’S GRANNY SMITH APPLESAUCE

It’s unsweetened too. And because I buy it in one serving containers, I don’t eat half the jar.

Just so I don’t spike my glycemic index (response), I top the applesauce with walnut crumbles. Tasty, refreshing and satisfying enough.

 






 

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BRAMI SNACKING LUPINI BEANS

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A Superfood Entrepreneur Shares His Tips For Selling An Unfamiliar Product

Aaron Gatti, the founder of BRAMI, a high-protein, healthy snack food of pickled lupini beans, is capitalizing on the rising popularity of plant-based foods as he introduces an unfamiliar product to the American audience.

Aaron Gatti first got introduced to lupini beans as a kid during his frequent visits to see his father’s family in Italy. “I didn’t know even what they were, just that I couldn’t stop eating them,” he told me.

But it wasn’t until three years ago, when he introduced his wife, Alenna, to the meaty yellow beans during an Italian vacation, that the entrepreneurial wheels started turning. Alenna, a vegetarian who works in business development at a creative agency, immediately saw something there. “She flipped over them and said, ‘it’s like an Italian edamame, except it’s not soy and you don’t have to heat them up,’” Gatti recalls her saying. “And she said, ‘what if you made them in different flavors?’”

Gatti then returned home to his job as entrepreneur-in-residence at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, a pre-seed venture capital fund. Gatti, who was working on a Bitcoin startup at the time, gave Ben Lerer, one of the partners, some lupini beans to taste and told him about the idea. After devouring them in short order, Lerer’s verdict was swift: Forget Bitcoin and focus on the beans…

Read More: What’s A Lupini Bean? A Superfood Entrepreneur Shares His Tips For Selling An Unfamiliar Product


Chef’s Comment: A relative of the peanut family, the lupini bean tastes and textures like half bean and half nut.

My first response was no, I don’t like them. The garlic and herb flavored lupini beans tasted like lemon, then I realized it was lemon flavored – didn’t get the herb or the garlic, since the lemon over-powered it all. Too dry, didn’t like the shell on, then didn’t like the effort of removing the shell. Dud. Steve ate the whole bag, stating all the while that he didn’t like them. The next day he said, “don’t throw those beans away yet. I’ll eat them, cause I know they’re good for me”. He’s on a heart healthy diet since having carotid artery surgery.

I recalled to him what the owner said about not being able to stop eating them and I wondered why. So today I opened a new bag – sea salt flavor. I still had difficulty removing the shell because it’s soft as far as shells go, so the peeling is like trying to peel a soft garlic clove with your fingernails, but then I read the back of the bag that told me how to do it by biting down gently using my back teeth, then popping out the bean from the shell – after I popped one out across the room of course. I’m glad I wasn’t a guest in somebody’s house.

They chewed more like a soft nut than a bean. They’re not creamy, but just soft enough where I think I can get used to them. In fact, when I went back to my desk, I resisted several times getting up to try more. I’ll save some for later.

Expense is going to be the big factor here. I paid over 5$ a bag (5.3 oz.) and although it serves 5 at 15 beans per serving, I think the impression will be that it costs too much, since if you can’t stop eating them, a 5$ snack is a lot for most people. However, if this company takes off and I’m thinking that it might just do that, then the cost will come down some with increased sales and production.

The unfamiliarity of the lupini bean is probably the stumbling block. I’ve never had one. I’ve seen them in stores in tall jars, looking all yellow, like these do, but I wasn’t curious to try them. Maybe I’ll try those now and compare the two. Maybe the jarred variety are softer, maybe not.

The bean word threw me, since it doesn’t texture like a bean. It’s probably more like a boiled peanut. I’m taking Steve’s direction on this, since I’m already wondering what the other two flavors will taste like. I could even become expert at removing the shells, or decide to partake of the extra fiber. There really isn’t all that much difference between the shell and the bean.

They’re very low fat, soy free, gluten free, low calorie, low GI, vegan, non-GMO.

Refrigerate after opening, if there are any left.