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Posted by: 606 (Guest), Saturday, September 23, 2006, 10:31am
Hello - I am wondering what other type As have when they want something sweet.

As an ex-sugar fiend I really enjoy peanut butter and blackstrap molasses on ryvita...

Oh, and also Lindt dark chocolate with 85% cocoa solids (and yes I know it has a tiny bit of milk in it but it's better than nothing!)
Posted by: Janet, Saturday, September 23, 2006, 1:56pm; Reply: 1
Oh Katht...what an excellent question.

I know we are permitted chocolate but it is said 'only small quantities' - I can really make a whole meal of the stuff!!!
I even saw some 99% Lindt dark chocolate, but it was a very thin bar and I thought I'd better not start by even buying one........

I like tahini on ryvita but would have that as a light supper, with honey drizzled over.

Will wait for others to give me ideas too.
Posted by: Janet, Saturday, September 23, 2006, 2:50pm; Reply: 2
Just had a thought... what about Cook Right For Your Type book page 353 - I was looking at the recipe for Peanut Butter Sweets, not sure I've ever seen powered goats milk here, perhaps I could use powered soya milk?? But no sign of any chocolate!!
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, September 23, 2006, 4:11pm; Reply: 3
Sometimes I eat frozen pineapple chunks, frozen blackberries, or frozen whole cherries just as they are beginning to soften. Yum.
Posted by: Janet, Saturday, September 23, 2006, 4:27pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from outdoordrea
Sometimes I eat frozen pineapple chunks, frozen blackberries, or frozen whole cherries just as they are beginning to soften. Yum.


Wow...my teeth are too sensitive!!!
Posted by: 736 (Guest), Saturday, September 23, 2006, 5:43pm; Reply: 5
I don't like sweet things much , but once in a while I have a nut flour cookie that has been sweetened with honey. A soy decaf latte from Peets coffee is a treat for me. I'd rather have fat like peanut butter.

Have a great day,
June
Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Saturday, September 23, 2006, 9:36pm; Reply: 6
I quite often use vegetable glycerine to sweeten drinks when I need that kind of psychological lift.
I love using fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and plums with yoghurt, stirred into an attractive cream.
My favourite is dried pineapple chunks, and dried ginger. Also have nuts(walnuts and almonds) and figs on hand for emergencies.
Jenny
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Sunday, September 24, 2006, 12:59pm; Reply: 7
I use maple syrup as sweetener and otherwise I eat fruit. They are always sweet, lots of pineapple, mango (yes it's good to be a nonnie), banana (again good being a nonnie) and at times I will make banana bread. I use the recipe from dr. D in the cook right book but I add apple and raisins. Great to satify any craving.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Sunday, September 24, 2006, 6:01pm; Reply: 8
I find that dried figs, dried apricots, fresh pineapple cubes at room temperature (so it does not chill my teeth nor liver), and organic apples satisfy my sweet cravings.  

I tend to favor savory versus sweet foods.

Alia
Posted by: Stormy, Sunday, September 24, 2006, 8:17pm; Reply: 9
Dates satisfy my sweet cravings.  Alas, I cannot eat peanut butter any more . . .  :'(, but, I used to eat peanut butter with organic, fruit sweetend cranberry jam on Kamut densem bread . . . again . . .  :'( :'(

Recently, started eating Soy yogurt and sweetened with stevia and add apple/cherry sauce  . . . very tasty.
Posted by: 1474 (Guest), Sunday, September 24, 2006, 9:50pm; Reply: 10
prunes do the trick for me:)
Posted by: 1195 (Guest), Monday, September 25, 2006, 1:36am; Reply: 11
I love to dip my dark chocolove bar in peanut butter, soy yogurt, applesauce, soy ice cream sometimes, and pineapple.
Posted by: carmen, Monday, September 25, 2006, 4:45am; Reply: 12
My Asec hubbie enjoys allfruit jam (french stuff made with pear juice) on compliant toast,and we are always buying carob coated dried fruit from hfs (have to watch out for milk content tho). I bake btdfriendly cakes (chocolate, lemon almond cakes)& slices (shortbread made with ghee & spelt etc) as he seems to need the sugar hit - runs out of energy otherwise. Myself, I just have a taste, sigh. And spelt muffins (use blueberry, apple, cranberry, nuts,choc etc)
We get a dairyfree dark chocolate in bulk from local hfs - great for cooking but bit sharp just to eat, and we have lindt dark orange (yeh I know, but dairyfree!) or the lemon one but harder to catch. Mixed dried fruits and nuts (pineapple, apple, apricot, fig, ginger, peanuts, walnut, almond etc) are always on hand. Breakfast includes fresh fruit in season - he has honey yoghurt with.
:)
Posted by: 606 (Guest), Monday, September 25, 2006, 11:08am; Reply: 13
Quoted from carmen
we have lindt dark orange (yeh I know, but dairyfree!) or the lemon one but harder to catch.
:)


I had no idea the Lindt orange chocolate was dairy free - that is great news!

kath
Posted by: 1507 (Guest), Monday, September 25, 2006, 3:00pm; Reply: 14
I keep bars of Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate in the fridge (I just looked and there is no dairy) and break off a small piece to satisfy my sweet tooth. I crave salt much more than sugar, so that usually satisfies. Before starting BTD I would usually have a tootsie roll pop sucker at night. Would that still be okay?

I've also found that pluots (plum/apricot combo) are sweet enough to satisfy a sugar urge.

Deborah
Posted by: Lola, Monday, September 25, 2006, 7:09pm; Reply: 15
give us the ingredients in the tootsie.......this might be your lucky day! )
Posted by: Olerica, Monday, September 25, 2006, 7:57pm; Reply: 16
Fresh (or dried) figs poached in red wine with a bit of honey and spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lemon peel and dried currants)
Posted by: northstar, Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 3:29am; Reply: 17
I love to add frozen raspberries to plain unsweetened yoghurt.
I make homemade jam from plums. You can also by unsweetened jams from France. And most likely the US has its own brands.
I use rice syrup as a sweetener; try it in rice pudding.
Pumpkin tastes good cooked with sour apple and raisins. Add some nutmeg and/or cinnanom.

This time of year I love to eat apples and pears. Japanese pears are very sweet and juicy.
Make a trail mix using plenty of dried fruit. I happen to love apricots.

You can stew fruit and put it over anything: oatmeal, rice pudding (use soy milk), yoghurt, etc.

Happy eating!  ;D
Posted by: 547 (Guest), Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 2:03pm; Reply: 18
Dark chocolate once a day, no other sweet cravings for me.
Take some protein or nuts that is all..

Cocky 8)
Posted by: 1507 (Guest), Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 6:56pm; Reply: 19
Here's another sweet treat idea. I bought a small can of crystallized ginger chips. You can use them for baking or add to cereals and salads, but I just love popping a few in my mouth and enjoying the sweet coating that dissolves into a warm rush of ginger.
Posted by: 1474 (Guest), Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 8:22pm; Reply: 20
good idea rottlady; i love ginger:)
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 12:00am; Reply: 21
Quoted from rottlady
Here's another sweet treat idea. I bought a small can of crystallized ginger chips. You can use them for baking or add to cereals and salads, but I just love popping a few in my mouth and enjoying the sweet coating that dissolves into a warm rush of ginger.


I love crystalized ginger; perhaps a little too much, though. I have been known to eat the whole package in one sitting!
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 3:22am; Reply: 22
Quoted from lola
give us the ingredients in the tootsie.......

Quoted from Tootsie Roll Industries

We are pleased to be able to inform you that, at this time, all of our confections are gluten, peanut and nut product free. We do not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt or any of their components and that includes our manufacturing process. We do use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products.


This is what most tootsie pop flavors contain:

INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Citric Acid, Condensed Skim Milk, Cocoa, Whey, Artificial and Natural Flavors, Soya Lecithin, Artificial Colors (FDC Red #40, Yellow #5, Blue #1)

This is what chocolate tootsie pops contain:

INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Cocoa, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Condensed Skim Milk, Whey, Artificial and Natural Flavors, Soya Lecithin
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 5:25pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from C_sharp
This is what most tootsie pop flavors contain:
INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Citric Acid, Condensed Skim Milk, Cocoa, Whey, Artificial and Natural Flavors, Soya Lecithin, Artificial Colors (FDC Red #40, Yellow #5, Blue #1)
This is what chocolate tootsie pops contain:
INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Cocoa, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Condensed Skim Milk, Whey, Artificial and Natural Flavors, Soya Lecithin


:X   :X  blech, gag and throw it in the trash!!!  :X  :X     sugar is dare I say, prob (LOL) white sugar, (avoid) and all the others highlighted are avoids. I highlighted the art colors because a lot of people are allergic to those.  citric acid is prob from corn,   (avoid) and the milk and whey are prob avoids as well, tho not sure on that.   one big avoid fest.   but of course, once in a while won't kill ya!   and then again, it depends on what level of compliancy you're trying to achieve/maintain. :-)
I just noticed they say they don't use corn or soy - isn't soya lecithin from soy?  
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 7:41pm; Reply: 24
italybound,

They say "We do use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products."
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 8:10pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from ABJoe
italybound,They say "We do use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products."


::)  ::) , well then dang, guess that citric acid could be corn and the soya lecithin could be soy. LOL  ;)  thanks for clearing that up for me. :-)
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 8:25pm; Reply: 26
I have heard that citric acid may be corn, but Corn Syrup (2nd Ingredient) definitely is...
Posted by: 95 (Guest), Thursday, October 12, 2006, 12:50am; Reply: 27
I have never had much of a sweet tooth.

I do enjoy Ezekiel Bread drizzled with honey or all natural fruit spread (raspberry and apricot are my favorites)
Posted by: Connect, Thursday, October 12, 2006, 3:32am; Reply: 28
peanut butter, a tiny bit of ghee, tiny bit of unsweetened cocoa powder and vegetable glycerin all mixed together.  yum.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, October 12, 2006, 7:28am; Reply: 29
oo wow, I'd found out some rare peanutbutter here in Zürich...what a heck how lecker :o and then...sometimes a bit of a whit choc. kiss :D ....here I prefere not to get the knowledge about all ingredients ::) :B :X
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, October 12, 2006, 4:02pm; Reply: 30
I recently found some organic unstemmed (Turkish?) dried figs at my HFS that are absolutely 'nummers'. They are way better than the other dried figs I have tried.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 12, 2006, 4:21pm; Reply: 31
Drea, are they the ones in those little baskets?  

They're something special!
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, October 12, 2006, 9:39pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from Victoria
Drea, are they the ones in those little baskets?  

They're something special!

The one's I get come in a small baggie in the refrigerated section of the HFS. Still yummy, though! A little too yummy, I might add. The other day I managed to eat...oh about 8 of them, and that indiscretion caused a lot of smelly gas :o.

So the moral of this story is while they are very tasty, I cannot eat more than a couple at a time.
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