All in all, it was a tasty day, I think. I do miss the old foods, but I’m making the best of this new low-fat, low-salt, low-sugar life.
Oddly enough, there are fat-free chocolate puddings and sugar-free chocolate puddings but no fat-free, sugar-free varieties that I can find. So if I want chocolate pudding these days, it becomes a matter of which do I fear more, eating a lot of sugar or a lot fat?
I was forced to order it on Amazon at a considerably higher price than I had bought it locally in the past — roughly $5 a bottle compared to around $2 in-store.
I enjoyed the purple potato chips but will be returning to my russets next time around the chip carousel.
Nutritionally they seem identical to Kroger’s version and with SnackWell’s, 50 calories each, 25 mgs of sodium, 12 grams of carbs, 7 grams of sugar.
I originally thought I’d use it with ground turkey as a lean protein source but then in comparing fat levels, I discovered that the 96% lean ground beef I buy has less fat than some ground turkey available.
Once mixed, spoon back into your potato skins and cook under a broiler until the tops get brown peaks. Add chives or parsley to them as well if you like and serve. If you can handle the added salt, you also can add some fat-free mozzarella to get some cheese on them.
Given how long they take, I don’t think I’ll be making them to share with others at parties. These are going to be my treasure when I get the chip urge.
A box of mix sells for $4.38 on the Heart Healthy Market. Frosting also costs $4.38 a box, so a cake that makes four pieces will cost you $8.76 before shipping.
Unfortunately we have to be constantly reading labels and evaluating what we eat, nothing seems without perils at the moment. I only hope science progresses past this frightening time in our food lives and finds out it’s ok to eat fun foods again some time soon.