Sunday, May 1, 2016

Surprising Non/Low Fat Life Savers

Sometimes is just feels good to reflect on little things that add flavor or pop or excitement to your food, that are NON-FAT!  Glorious.  So, in that vein:
  • Ketchup!
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • SO MANY salad dressings! (we've recently fallen in love with thousand island)
  • Many pasta/marinara sauces
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Air popped popcorn
  • Mustard
  • Vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Fruit leathers
  • Pretzels
  • Soda
  • Merengue cookies
  • Fruit!  All fruit!  Grapes, bananas, pears, kiwis, strawberries, apples, pears, yum!
  • Juice
  • Jelly, preserves, jams
  • Honey
  • Marshmallows
  • Candy corn
  • Candy canes
  • Jelly beans
  • Peeps (marshmallow candy)
Hot cocoa pored over snow.  Also fat free!

I think that if I had LPLD, I would embark on an adventure to make my own sauces and perfect them.  Did you know there are all sorts of gourmet mustards out there that you could experiment with making for yourself?  And my favorite hot dog place in the world has the most AMAZING ketchups and other condiments.  And vinegar!  All the amazing vinegars in the universe in all their twangs and flavors, I've heard it's not hard to make your own vinegar, but so far I haven't had any luck with cheap boxes of white wine.


  1. Way back in the olden days, there weren't so many fat-free choices. I ate everything plain.
    I guess I didn't notice so much.
    I eat PLAIN burgers, no cheese, no ketchup, no nothin'.
    I eat PLAIN baked potatoes, no butter, no sour cream.
    I eat DRY toast. DRY crackers.
    I have ordered Chick-Fil-A sandwiches plain before, that means no butter on the bun.
    I mean, it can be done.

    I'm grateful now, because I've never eaten a lot of those things, then I have no idea what I'm missing. As a child, you can adapt to that fairly easy.

    But an adult having to change their way of eating? Oh man. I have such empathy for them. Suddenly - no pizza, no french fries, no ice cream...

    1. Right?? Yea. I worry what my girls will do about their first taste of some of those... but hopefully I can fill their lives with comfort foods that won't hurt them, to fall back on!