August 30, 2010 1:27 am at 1:27 am #592238shanMember
Trying to plan my yom tov menus without gaining the usual 5 lbs. Any ideas, particularly for desserts and sides?August 30, 2010 2:36 am at 2:36 am #693617popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Make the regular yontif foods. However, get or bake whole wheat challah. Also, make sure to serve salad and vegetables with every meal. Also, decide that you will never snack between meals.August 30, 2010 2:54 am at 2:54 am #693618smartcookieMember
Vegetable kugel. I’m not exactly sure how to make it exactly, but it consists of some cooked vegetable divided into 2 or 3 layers. Delicious and nutritious!August 30, 2010 3:23 am at 3:23 am #693619BOSDParticipant
A good dessert what could be made with no sugar and very little oil:
Slice apples very thinly, leave in bowl of water till ready to use.
Meanwhile, make mixture in separate bowl (sorry I don’t have amounts) mix oats (old fashioned, not quick cooking), whole wheat flour, an egg, some canola oil, some splenda or sugar, some cinamon, some ground nuts. Mixture should be crumbly. Place half of mixture on bottom of pan then spread apple slices evenly over. Sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice and cinnamon over the apples, then spread the rest of the mix over it. Bake it for a while until the apples are soft. It’s especially good for rosh hashana!August 30, 2010 3:29 am at 3:29 am #693620yankdownunderMember
Shan try to stay away from sugar most of it poison for the body, instead consider using Stevia. Stevia is a plant based alternative to sugar. This can be substituted for sugar. As far as I know there are no health concerns from using Stevia. Stevia is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar,and it has a heksher. So all you need for example is a pinch to sweeten a cup of coffee. Stevia can help one (with Hashems help) lose weight. I started using it about a week ago, as I try to cut down my sugar intake. Stevia may help the Pancreas(I know sugar does not), and may help people with diabetes.August 30, 2010 3:36 am at 3:36 am #693621oomisParticipant
Salad and soup are big fillers. But let’s face it, ya gotta have honey cake!August 30, 2010 3:37 am at 3:37 am #693622
I heard of this awesome diet. You only drink water (except kiddush) and you eat whatever you want. The person who told me about it swears by it. I think she calls it “The Tanta Diet” or something like that, and the water is then called “Tanta Juice” Let us know how it works for you.August 30, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am #693623shanMember
Stevia is actually not considered so safe anymore. I would use xylitol instead.
I could use a good salad, kugel recipe, etc…August 30, 2010 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm #693624YW Moderator-80Member
xylitol is not calorieless
it has half the calories of sucrose
it is also absorbed more slowly than sucrose, which is goodAugust 30, 2010 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #693625YW Moderator-80Member
I heard of this awesome diet. You only drink water (except kiddush) and you eat whatever you want. The person who told me about it swears by it. I think she calls it “The Tanta Diet” or something like that, and the water is then called “Tanta Juice” Let us know how it works for you.
im not sure if you are joking or not. of course that makes no sense at allAugust 30, 2010 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #693626mybatMember
I cup branflakes
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup low calorie sugar (not splenda )
Beat egg whites till stiff, add sugar and vanill and add by hand the rest of the ingredients.
Form cookies on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 min 375 f
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