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10/8/11 12:28 P

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Hummus ISa great source of protein and fiber--and healthy oils if done right--but keep in mind it's high in carbs too.

... and, if you have kidney issues you'll need to make portions smaller and less often! Lots of potassium!

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9/29/11 5:05 A

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Yes, hummus has protein. To avoid the fat, eat the beans. Hummus is made from Garbonza beans (also called chick peas and chi chi beans). All beans have two of the amino acids which make up protein. When combined with rice, which has the other two amino acids, they make a complete protein such as the protein found in meat.

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9/28/11 9:14 A

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Is hummus considered a protein? I love the various flavors, but thought they were too much in the fat dept. because most have sesame oil in them. I need to up my protein daily and this would be a good way. I am not much of a meat eater, usually a carb addict. Too many carbs sends my sugars out of whack and leave me even hungrier later. emoticon

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6/12/11 3:31 A

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I have not tried it yet but a saw a hummus recipe where you add baked eggplant to it. looked good and I think it would be nice for a change. We use our food process to make hummus. Done in no time. I like it better than store bought. You can control the olive oil salt and garlic etc. Since I became a diabetic a year ago last May(bs 860). Hubby make me breakfast every weekend and trys one new recipe a week that is healthy for me. we have been together for 39 years. He is really a great guy. He is even eating better.

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6/11/11 11:03 A

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What a nice Hubby! I once pureed a can of beans when I wanted healthier re-fried beans, it was pretty close. With your recipe ideas I think I'm going to do it more often.

Hey Beckles, just thought of this. Sprinkle some chili powder on your popcorn. emoticon

I bought some tostadas thinking they would be lower in salt than tortillas but they are not.

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6/11/11 10:51 A

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Hubby makes me three different kinds of hummus. I like one plain, one spicy with red peppers and the black bean spicy. I like it with whole wheat tortias with turkery or chicken, sliced cucumbers with tomatoes. fills me up and then I do not want a snack later.

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6/11/11 9:35 A

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Hummus is very good for you getting both fiber & protein

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6/10/11 10:49 P

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I like some hummus or black been hummus with celery. Getting the fiber and the protein. I also like the laughing cow cheese too.

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6/10/11 9:28 P

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Good night all

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6/10/11 6:51 P

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thanks for the info

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6/10/11 10:15 A

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A good option for me is a protein drink. I use Low Carb Isopure.
I use 1/2 of the recommended serving or 1 scoop of the powder.
105 calories
0 carbs
1gm fat
25gm protein
Comes in a big plastic jars, which seems to last forever. Mix mine in decaf coffee, but you can mix it in any liquid. Comes in many flavors.
Best (cheapest) place to order it: www.meijer.com/s/natures-best-perfec
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6/10/11 10:11 A

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Great ideas, especially the chocolate and the Laughing Cow ideas. I also love Kroger's CarbMaster Yogurt. Enjoy all !


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6/10/11 9:54 A

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At night I like Laughing Cow Light Cheese on a slice of canadian bacon. Nuts are good but not too many. Celery with Laughing Cow or peanut butter.

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6/10/11 6:58 A

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If you have a Kroger based store near by, I love their Carb Master Yogurt. 8 Grams of protein and 4 grams of carbs. Great flavors too! I usually have it with some grapes or strawberries.

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6/9/11 11:42 P

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Hi!

During the day, just about anything--though I tend to have beef no more than twice a week.

Night time? My favorite snack is a single Crown Dark Chocolate Truffle. Of course, there is cottage cheese... or celery with either tuna salad, cream cheese or peanut butter... or any kind of fruit and an ounce of partskim string cheese... or a bowl of cheerios... it doesn't have to be a lot of protein, y'know?

You might want to click on the team name at the top of this page and check out the list of older discussion topics for further ideas, I know that this subject comes up a lot--we all like to eat! LOL

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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6/9/11 8:36 P

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6/9/11 8:33 P

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I like Yoplait lite yogurt. They have great flavors like apple pie and boston creme pie. 100 calories. Also just got Jello Temptations Double Chocolate pie, 120 calories but pretty empty nutritionally. How about an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter? Or Nutella. Strawberries and yogurt. When I get home from work I sit down and have 1/4 cup mixed nuts. I also bought some expensive chocolate bars and have two squares which is 1/5 of a serving. It has to be expensive so I won't eat it all in one night.

Some of these treats are high fat but they are healthy fats. I plan for them using the nutrition tracker so I don't go over my calorie limit. I have found that these treats keep me satiated and I never feel deprived because I have them to look forward to. (I don't have them all in one night.) I also like full fat milk so I have 1 cup with dinner, or 1 cup with cereal at breakfast. Sometimes for breakfast I have a peanut butter (l tablespoon) and Nutella (1/2 tablespoon) sandwich with strawberries sliced between. Another good breakfast is one piece of toast with a little butter (I use the real stuff) and a slice of peach and a tiny pinch of sugar. I spread these things out over the week. I have two fried eggs on toast on Sunday. Don't have it more often because of high cholesterol in the eggs.

If you are using the nutrition tracker you will see that you can make room for some of these treats everyday. emoticon

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6/9/11 8:05 P

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I am starting to get back on track, but I need some ideas for a night snack. I know popcorn does help me, but that is so booring sometimes. LOL
I know cheese is a good source, but the calories are so high. I thought of like a beef stick, but then the sodium goes up. Eggs don't work for me, so any other ideas? Any input would be appreciated.

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