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    I am looking for recipes that are low in both sugar and fats. My husband has to cut out as much of each as he can.
    Desserts are really hard to do.

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    Look at hungrygirl.com Lots of lo-cal recipes. Also try American Heart Association website - they may have some recipes. Diabetes Association too.

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    Here is a link to the worlds healthiest foods, you can also search by vitamins, if you click on them they give you great info and recipes.

    http://whfoods.org/foodstoc.php

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    i've been eating better myself... less salt, meat products, and sugars. more whole grains and veggies. i love my mid-morning snack of 12-grain toast topped with yogurt cheese/veggies. yogurt cheese is simply plain yogurt drained for 24 hours... comes out like creme cheese. then i food process celery and green olives to mix in. this is yummy and very good for you. i've also tried tofu and decided that i like it. here is a recipe i use sometimes. mix 2 Tbsp soy sauce with few shakes of ground ginger and garlic powder [haven't gotten to doing the spices myself yet ]. cube 1/2 very firm tofu brick [7 of the 14 oz] and coat the pieces with the sauce. heat tofu cubes in very lightly oiled [canola, sesame, olive] fry pan. remove the tofu cubes and put lots of chopped celery, onions, green pepper in the pan to saute. add 1/4 to1/2 cup water. when softened, add 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits and tofu. make thickening sauce with remaining soy and large Tbsp of corn starch. add 2-3 Tbsp vinegar to taste. makes 2 meals.
    i hope this helps.

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    The only oil I buy and use is Expeller pressed Coconut oil (NOT Louann's sold in most grocery stores, it's uses solvents to express the oil, thus much cheaper) and Safflower oil. I saute and bake with those two. I rarely deep fry anything using these oils, they are too expensive to use for frying. LOL. That keeps our diet low in fat! I use 3/4 the amount of sugar (pure cane sugar) called for when baking, pure cane bakes differently then beet sugars, and mostly Agava Nectar (which tastes mild and very sweet and doesn't spike your sugar level all at once like sugar) in liquids and as syrup. I don't buy processed foods at all. No luncheon meats, etc. Nothing with nitrates if possible. Nitrates are especially bad, causes all kinds of problems that build up over time. Common sense and a no complaining spouse will make it enjoyable to make healthy cooking choices day by day. If you spouse doesn't like the healthier choices, feed him the junk, you eat the healthy.

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    Splenda works great in pies and puddings.

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    If your DH likes fruits he may enjoy smoothies with meals or in between. They can be made with fruit(s) (or veggies.) This time of the year I make pumpkin (I add cinnamon and pumpkin pie seasoning), apple and pear smoothies. Banana goes good in all 3 of these. You can keep frozen berries in the freezer for smoothies too.

    Here is a link to give you some ideas. Not all are without sugar but some are. It might give you some ideas.

    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/...00000366129369

    EDIT: In the summer months melon smoothies are great.

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    There are a lot of wholesome food recipes on these sites:

    http://wellnessmama.com/

    http://everydaypaleo.com/

    If you can eat healthy for about 3 weeks, your taste buds change and you no longer have cravings for sweets and salt.
    BTW, sugar substitutes are worse for you than sugar.

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    I'd look for WW recipes....also google healthy,low cal & vegetarian recipes.

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    Thanks for all your suggestions. Haven't had time to check them all out yet.

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    Thanks dear for sharing this link. it is an informative link. There are lot of healthy recipes so we can get from this link easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Fredrick View Post
    Thanks dear for sharing this link. it is an informative link. There are lot of healthy recipes so we can get from this link easily.
    Spokane County Health Center
    Tom Fredrick

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    I was also looking for the recipe of low sugar and with out fat because I am trying
    to loss my weight. In this thread some of the recipe are good in taste with out sugar and fat.

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    A quick and simple (and delicious) dessert is:
    Sugar-free pudding mix
    No fat milk
    Beat according to package directions then swirl through
    No or low fat Cool Whip
    This has saved me from eating something not permissible for diabetics.

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    Its a wonderful thread i found here. This is my first post in this forum. All ideas are wonderful for healthy food. According to me fruits and vegetables are wonderful food and best food. We can say healthy food to these food.

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    Try looking Cooking Light up on line. They have some great recipes.

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    Two sites I use all the time are Eatingwell.com and
    http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/index.html
    The second site has just everything.
    Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind see.
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    Look at hungrygirl.com Plenty of lo-cal dishes. Also try United states Center Organization web page - they may have some dishes. Diabetic issues Organization too.

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    Last edited by Julian; 01-27-2013 at 08:34 PM.

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    Fruit makes a great dessert; either fresh or baked sprinkled with cinnamon or nutmeg.

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    Now days mostly people rely on unhealthy/fast/junk foods and eating habits.Thats why health issues gaining popularity day by day in every society.I don't buy processed foods at all. No luncheon meats, etc. Nothing with nitrates if possible.

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