6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

November 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM | Posted in diabetes, Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the Eating Well web site, 6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim. The link is at the bottom of the post to get them all!

 
6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay SlimEating Well

Find out which “good” carbs to add to your diet to lose weight.
I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally. First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed “good” carbs (we’ll get to that in a sec) and the “bad” ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. (We’re talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.) On the flip side, eating “good carbs” in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases—and may even help you to lose weight because they’re generally rich in feel-full fiber. One study in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating three servings of whole grains a day helped people reduce their total body fat and abdominal fat. Here are 6 “great” carbs to keep in your diet.

 

1. Whole-Wheat Pasta
Because sometimes you just need pasta—and whole-wheat kinds offer two to three times more fiber than refined white varieties, but they’re just as versatile and delicious. (Similiarly whole-wheat bread and brown rice are healthier choices than their “white” counterparts.)…

 

 

 

2. Quinoa
Consider it souped-up couscous. A delicately flavored whole grain, it provides some fiber (2 grams per half cup) and a good amount of protein (4 grams). Note: Research shows protein can help you feel full for longer. Rinsing quinoa removes any residue of saponin, its natural bitter protective coating.

To cook: Bring 2 cups water or broth to a boil; add 1 cup quinoa. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork…..

 

 
http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/6_carbs_to_add_to_your_diet_to_help_you_stay_slim?sssdmh=dm17.702462&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd111113

Delicious Low-Carb Meals

October 27, 2013 at 10:52 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 1 Comment
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Some great Low-Carb Meals ideas and recipes from the Diabetic Living On Line web site. The link is at the bottom of the page to see them all.

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Delicious Low-Carb Meals
Our low-carb recipes are tasty and easy to make. Keep track of the carbs you eat, and stick to your personal guidelines to help control your diabetes.

 

 
Tender shredded pork mingles with fresh pineapple and papaya in this low-carb meal. With only 5 grams of carb per serving, this tasty dish is a healthful dinner option for a diabetic meal plan…..

 

 
Homemade Walking Tacos
Spice up taco night without going over your carb limit! Buying preportioned 100-calorie packages of nacho cheese-flavor tortilla chips keeps you from adding extra calories, fat, and carbs to your meal…..

 

 

 

* Click the link below for all the Delicious Low-Carb Meals
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/delicious-low-carb-meals/?sssdmh=dm17.698730&esrc=nwdlo102213

10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Portions

August 23, 2013 at 8:09 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From Diabetic Living On Line 10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Portions. I left the link so you can all the great healthy tips.

 

 

10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy PortionsDiabetic living logo

How to Eat What You Love
Diabetes shouldn’t equal deprivation. Moderation is key, and following a few tips can avoid bad habits that leave you with feelings of guilt. From pizza to potatoes, we give you options to enjoy the foods you crave

 

Favor Whole, Fresh Foods
Processing foods tends to concentrate the calories and carbohydrate. Consider this: For 15 grams of carb, you could eat either 4 fresh apricots or just 1/2 cup apricots canned in juice. And for 15 grams of carb, you could eat either 1-1/4 cups strawberries or a mere 1-1/2 tablespoons all-fruit strawberry preserves…..

 

 

Train Your Eyes
A typical 12-ounce baked potato at restaurants has 70 grams of carb, whereas 3 ounces (about 1/2 cup) of boiled red-skin potatoes has just 17 grams of carb. Weigh or measure spuds, rice, and other foods at home so you’ll be able to more accurately size up portions when eating out…..

 

*Get these and more healthy tips by clicking the link below.

 

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/easy-ways-to-eat-healthy-portions/?sssdmh=dm17.684469&esrc=nwdlo081313

Eating with Diabetes: Counting ”Net” Carbs

July 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM | Posted in diabetes | 3 Comments
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I count carbs and recently a friend told me to start counting “net carbs”. So I did a little research on Carbs vs Net Carbs and there seems to be some controversy. Here’s what I found from a couple of sites.

 

 
Eating with Diabetes: Counting ”Net” Carbs
What Are Net Carbs? How Do They Affect Blood Sugar?
— By Amy Poetker, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator

 

Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase “net carbs” has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!

There are three types of carbohydrates: starches, sugars and fiber. All three types of carbs are added up and listed as Total Carbohydrates on the Nutrition Facts Label of a food product.

The concept of net carbs is based on the fact that, although it is considered a carbohydrate, dietary fiber is not digested the same way the other two types of carbohydrates (starches and sugars) are. While starches and sugars are broken down into glucose (blood sugar), fiber isn’t treated the same way. The fiber you eat passes through the body undigested and helps add bulk to your stool (among other benefits). The indigestibility of fiber is where the idea of “net carbs” comes in. In fact, sometimes, net carbs are sometimes referred to as “digestible carbs.”

In recent years, food manufacturers have started including net carbs in addition to total carbs when labeling products. Many foods proudly display net carbs on their labels to entice both low-carb diet fans and people with diabetes.

While the concept of net carbs can be utilized in diabetes meal planning, read labels with a discerning eye. At present there are no mandated rules for calculating or labeling net carbs on food packages. The FDA does not regulate or oversee the use of these terms, and exactly what is listed as “net carbs” can vary dramatically from product to product. Some products calculate net carbs as total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber, other labels reflect net carbs as total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber minus sugar alcohols, and still others calculate net carbs as total carbohydrates, minus dietary fiber minus sugar alcohols minus grams of protein.

Many packaged foods that are marketed as high in fiber low in carbs actually add extra fiber, such as inulin, polydextrose and maltodextrin, to food products to lower the net carb serving. Most nutrition experts agree that these “stealth fibers ” do not have the same health benefits and may not have the same benign affect on blood sugar levels as foods that contain naturally occurring fiber. As you can see, the whole issue of “net carbs” can get tricky very fast. And for people with diabetes, for whom carbohydrate counting and blood glucose control is a serious issue, referring to net carbs on a food label can have serious consequences.

However, counting net carbs can work for people with diabetes who use a meal-planning technique known as carbohydrate counting to help balance their blood sugar levels—when done correctly.

Here’s how a person with diabetes can count net carbs safely and effectively:
The food in question must contain at least 5 grams of dietary fiber in the serving size you are planning to eat.
Read the Nutrition Facts label or look up the nutrition facts of the food to find both the total carbohydrates and total fiber for the serving size you plan to eat.
Subtract HALF the total grams of fiber from the total grams of carbohydrates to calculate the net carbs in your food serving.
Always perform this calculation yourself and do not rely on “net carb” totals listed on any food label.

The whole point of counting net carbs versus total carbs is to allow someone to eat more of a carbohydrate-containing food without adversely affecting their blood sugar levels. If you find the issue of net carbs confusing, don’t worry about it. There is no reason to use this technique if counting total carbohydrates works well for you. Both options can work as long as you are doing them correctly and reading “net carb” labels with a discerning eye.

For more specific information or help, talk to your health care provider. The American Diabetes Association‘s National Call Center also offers live advice from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday at 1-800-DIABETES or 1-800-342-2383.

 

 

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_articles.asp?id=1652

 

 

 

 

In an effort to cash in on the low-carb craze, food manufacturers have invented a new category of carbohydrates known as “net carbs,” which promises to let dieters eat the sweet and creamy foods they crave without suffering the carb consequences.

 

But the problem is that there is no legal definition of the “net,” “active,” or “impact” carbs popping up on food labels and advertisements. The only carbohydrate information regulated by the FDA is provided in the Nutrition Facts label, which lists total carbohydrates and breaks them down into dietary fiber and sugars.

 

Any information or claims about carbohydrate content that appear outside that box have not been evaluated by the FDA.

 
http://women.webmd.com/features/net-carb-debate

Easy Swaps to Cut Carbs

December 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM | Posted in cooking, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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Just in time to help with those extra Holiday carbs, some great ideas from Diabetic Living On Line. You can read the entire article by clicking the link at the bottom of the post. Enjoy everyone!

 
Easy Swaps to Cut Carbs
People with diabetes can still eat desserts, bagels, and pizza. But it helps to know a few simple swaps that can save you up to 50 grams Diabetic living logoof carb!

 

Carb-Saving Tips
Making smart swaps can cut carbs without sacrificing foods you love to eat. You don’t have to give up pizza if you have diabetes, but choosing a thin crust, for example, can make a big difference in carb amounts. Find out more easy ways to cut carbs.

Apple Slices vs. Apple Juice
Choosing apple slices will not only save you carbs, but you’ll also get the benefit of fiber and nutrients found in the skin and pulp from the apple that juice does not provide after it’s processed……

 

To read the entire article click the link below:

 

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/ways-to-cut-carbs/?page=1

 

6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

November 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A good article on the “Good Carbs” on the Eating Well web site. I left the web link at the bottom of the post so you can read the entire article. Check out the entire site while there it’s full of healthy recipes and ideas.
6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

Find out which “good” carbs to add to your diet to lose weight.
I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally. First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed “good” carbs (we’ll get to that in a sec) and the “bad” ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. (We’re talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.) On the flip side, eating “good carbs” in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases—and may even help you to lose weight because they’re generally rich in feel-full fiber. One study in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating three servings of whole grains a day helped people reduce their total body fat and abdominal fat. Here are 6 “great” carbs to keep in your diet.

1. Whole-Wheat Pasta
Because sometimes you just need pasta—and whole-wheat kinds offer two to three times more fiber than refined white varieties, but they’re just as versatile and delicious….

Click the link below to read the entire article.

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/6_carbs_to_add_to_your_diet_to_help_you_stay_slim?sssdmh=dm17.627969&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd110112

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Baked Parm Toast

August 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM | Posted in diabetes, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Kraft Cheese, low calorie, low carb, pasta, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Baked Parm Toast
My parents have both been wanting Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs so that’s the dinner tonight! I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Topped everything with Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored). Along with the great taste the Sauce is only 70 Calories and 6 Carbs! At the end of the post I left the product description for the Ronzoni Spaghetti and the Bella Vita Pasta Sauce.

I also had healthy Life Whole Grain Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and then sprinkled with Shredded Parm Cheese. Then I baked it at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Makes a good side for any Pasta dish. For dessert/snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Nutrition

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends everyone consume 14 g of fiber for every 1000 calories. Ronzoni Healthy Harvest is an excellent source of fiber, with 5-6 grams of fiber in every 2 oz. serving. Fiber is an integral part of your everyday diet, and RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta, as an excellent source, is a perfect solution to get more of it onto your family’s plate!

Whole Grain Spaghetti

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502
Bella Vita
Low Carb Pasta Sauces
Bella Vita (Italian for “Beautiful Life”) is made from succulent, vine-ripened sweet plum tomatoes, and is simmered in extra virgin olive oil.

Bella Vita sauces have only 4g net carbs per serving, are cholesterol free and are OU Kosher Pareve. Now you can enjoy healthy, all natural, low carb pasta dishes with plenty of pleasure…and none of the guilt. Now that’s a beautiful life!

Bella Vita
Low Carb Pasta Sauce, Meat Flavored
26 oz.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup (125g)
Servings Per Container: about 6

Amount
Per Serving % Daily
Value*

Total Calories 70

Calories From Fat 50

Total Fat 5g 8%

Saturated Fat 1g 4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 590mg 25%

Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%

Dietary Fiber 2g 7%

Sugars 1g

The Julian Bakery

July 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Came across this bakery on facebook. I seen a friend of mine had it as one of his “Likes” so I checked it out and it sounds fantastic! Nothing but great reviesw on all their products. I ordered a loaf of the Sourdough (Low Carb) and a loaf of the 12 Grain Sandwich Bread along with a bread cutting board and bread knife. I’ll let you know how the bread is after recieving it. In the meantime you can check the web site out by clicking the link at the bottom of the post.
The Julian Bakery began in the quaint, historical town of Julian, in the mountains above San Diego, California. An expansion led the business to the seaside community of La Jolla, California, still in the county of San Diego.

The Proprietor:
Barbara Squier, a nutritionist and baking visionary. Barbara lives a natural, spiritual lifestyle, creating heavenly breads from God’s endless bounty.

Message from Barbara:
Hello, welcome to our Julian Bakery website. I am the owner of the Julian Bakery and a nutritionist.

I have designed our breads to have all the amino acids (proteins that are essential for life) in every slice. We grind our organic grains in a stone mill before baking, preventing rancid flour, while achieving more flavor and more nutrition. It is the same concept as fresh ground coffee. All of our main grains are organically grown, free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. It is safe for children. All of our sourdough yeast free breads are cultured (the same concept as yogurt). They are easier to digest, contribute to the friendly flora of our intestines, and are a low stress food (providing predigested released nutrients from the culturing process).
Mission:
Barbara’s mission is to bring healthy and delicious breads to everyone.

Standards:
Quality is the heart of the Julian Bakery. Great care is taken to select wholesome, chemical free grains, seeds and nuts for stone grinding and in conjunction with a slow culturing process to provide the consumer with the best benefits bread can offer, full of amino acids and complex carbohydrates.

(This is one of the loaves I ordered)

Amazing Sourdough (Low Calorie & Low Carb)

This is our Amazing Sourdough bread. It is low calorie and low carb, making it ideal for any diet! This amazing 60 calorie per slice bread has only 4 net carbs per slice combined with 5g of protein.

What separates this bread from the rest is that we have added chicory root, which allows carbohydrates to pass through the body without them being digested.

As many of you know, the key to losing weight is simply to take in fewer calories than you burn. This is why we designed this unique bread to curb your appetite, allowing you to take in less calories and carbs without the feeling of being bloated. This soft, delicious bread is absolutely great with any meal!

This bread is available in hundreds of stores across the country, so use our websites bread finder to find a store near you. You can also buy it online and have us bake and ship your order fresh to your door. Get this low carb, low calorie, and high protein bread today!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Loaf Approx. 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 140mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 11%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
http://www.julianbakery.com/

Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken w/ Marinated Mushrooms and Whole Grain Bread

July 19, 2012 at 5:37 PM | Posted in chicken, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, tofu | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken w/ Marinated Mushrooms and Whole Grain Bread

Prepared a healthy version of Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken tonight for dinner. I used 2 skinless Chicken Breasts, Classico Light Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Fresh Shredded Smoked Dutch Gouda Cheese, and the big calorie and carb cutter House Foods Tofu Shirataki (Fettuccine Shaped Noodles Substitute).

You’ll just need Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, and pepper for seasoning. Then cook the Tofu Noodles according to package instructions.
Meanwhile, lightly rub chicken with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper if desired. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown chicken for 7 to 8 minutes on each side, or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached. Remove chicken from skillet. Allow to rest for 5 minutes and cut into thin strips.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the Classico Pasta Sauce for 4 to 6 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally. The Sauce is only 60 calories and Toss Noodles Sauce with cooked pasta until well coated and top with chicken strips and grated Smoked Dutch Gouda Cheese. Serve immediately. I left the full recipe and instructions at the bottom of the post. I served with Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and a few of the Marinated Olives I made yesterday. Everything turned out fantastic! if you’ve never gave the Tofu Noodles a try, it’s time! I left the product info and web link to House Foods below. By using Tofu instead of normal Whole Wheat Pasta i saved about 160 calories and 45 carbs! Huge difference.

For dessert later a bowl of Blue Bunny Natually Frozen Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl Yogurt.

 

 

Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients
1 jar (15 oz.) Classico® Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce
1 package (8 oz.) fettucinne pasta
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 4 oz. each
1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions and drain.
Meanwhile, lightly rub chicken with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper if desired. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown chicken for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached. Remove chicken from skillet. Allow to rest for 5 minutes and cut into thin strips.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, warm Pasta Sauce for 4 to 6 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Toss Pasta Sauce with cooked pasta until well coated and top with chicken strips. Serve immediately.
Here’s a tip: For added flavor, add 1 Tbsp. of chopped fresh basil to olive oil rub.
TIP: If desired, substitute Classico® Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce with Classico® Four Cheese Alfredo Pasta Sauce.

http://www.classico.com/recipes/recipedetails.aspx?id=6358
TOFU SHIRATAKI (Yam Noodle with Tofu) FETTUCCINE SHAPE

Tofu Shirataki is a great pasta alternative made from blending the root of the Konnyaku – a member of the yam family and tofu.
It is a healthy, uniquely textured noodle – that pleases people of all ages!

VARIETY OF SHAPES:
Macaroni New!
Spaghetti
Fettuccine
Angel-Hair
*The Macaroni shape is available in only selected retailers.
LOW CARB – only 3g of carbs per serving
LOW CALORIE – 20 calories per 4 oz serving
FIBER – 2g per serving
NO CHOLESTEROL
NO SUGAR
GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE
CONTAINS 10% CALCIUM
VEGAN
KOSHER CERTIFIED
*TOFU SHIRATAKI CANNOT BE FROZEN

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 113g / 4.0oz
Servings per Container: 2
Per Serving
Calories 20
Fat Calories 5
Per Serving %DV
Total Fat – 0.5g 1%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol – 0mg 0%
Sodium – 15mg 1%
Total Carb. – 3g 1%
Fiber Less Than 2g 9%
Sugars 0g
Protein – 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 2%

http://www.house-foods.com/Tofu/tofu_shirataki.aspx

Light Creamy Alfredo

Classico® Light Creamy Alfredo has 50% less fat and 45% less calories than the leading brands of alfredo sauces, but all of the rich and creamy taste. This better-for-you indulgence is made with real, high-quality ingredients like cream, Parmesan cheese and butter.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup (60g)
Servings per Container about 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 0%

http://www.classico.com/light-alfredo-sauces/light-creamy-alfredo-pasta-sauce.aspx

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

June 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, low carb, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce


Summer time has kicked in here in Ohio! 98 – 100 today with high humidity, miserable outside so I wanted a simple but filling dinner so it was spaghetti and Meatballs tonight. I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Topped everything with Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Roasted Garlic). Along with the great taste of the Pasta Sauce it’s also only 70 Calories and a mere 6 Carbs! I also had Meijer Bakery Harvest Grain Bread. For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread topped with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart vanilla Ice Cream.
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Nutrition

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends everyone consume 14 g of fiber for every 1000 calories. Ronzoni Healthy Harvest is an excellent source of fiber, with 5-6 grams of fiber in every 2 oz. serving. Fiber is an integral part of your everyday diet, and RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta, as an excellent source, is a perfect solution to get more of it onto your family’s plate!
Whole Grain Spaghetti

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502

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