Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Unsweetend Soy Milk

I'll admit that I don't usually drink unsweetened soy milk straight. It does not taste like milk-even Skim Milk is better. However, when combined with other things like protein powder or cereal, it is a great milk substitute. In fact, from a carb/protein perspective it is a better substitute.

Look at this comparison:

Skim Milk..........................80 cal/cup
Unsweetened Soy Milk......90 cal/cup

Skim milk................................12grams of Impact Carbs
Unsweetened Soy Milk............1 gram of Impact Carbs

Skim Milk...............................8 grams of protein
Unsweetened Soy Milk..........9 grams of protein

Unsweetened Soy Milk will not make the fat bus run. In fact, it can provide an added boost of protein. For example, add it to your mashed potatoes rather than skim milk, use 3/4 cup on your cereal rather than 1/4 to 1/2 cup of skim milk, or use it in your protein shake (8 oz) rather than water for a nuttier, richer taste, etc.

If you want, you could drink 2 cups of Unsweetened Soy Milk as a snack or mix 1/4 cup with approved No Sugar Added Ice cream like Breyers Carb Smart Ice Cream and make a milkshake!

Give it a try! By the way, you will not find this in the dairy section. It is a non-refrigerated product (prior to being opened) and is usually in the baking section or close by.

Skinny Jim

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Breakfast Patties

Healthy eating does not have to mean boring breakfasts! You don't have to give up sasuage and eggs, bacon and eggs, etc. Here are a some options:
Option 1:
2 eggs
Morningstar Farms Breakfast patties (80 cal. each)
2 slices of DFWB

Option 2:
1/2 C Egg Beaters
Sauteed Green (and/or red) peppers, green onions (Scallions)
Morningstar Farms Breakfast patties (80 cal. each)
1 Extreme Fiber Tortilla
1 slice Fat Free cheese
Cook sausage and cut up. Sautee peppers and onions. Add peppers, onions, sausage to egg beaters and cook until set. Melt cheese on mixture. Place mixture in tortilla. Top with salsa.

If you like sausage links, try Morningstar Farm Sausage Links. Unlike the sausage patties, you get 2 links for 80 calories. In other words, you can have 4 links compared to 2 patties!

Other MorningStar Farms products which are healthy for you include:
  • MorningStar Farms Hot and Spicy Veggie Sausage Patties (1 patty=70 cal)
  • MorningStar Farms Maple Flavored Veggie Sausage Patties (1 patty=80 cal)
  • MorningStar Farms Veggie Sausage Patties (1 patty=80 cal)
NOTE: NOT EVERY MorningStar Farms PRODUCT WILL WORK! Avoid the following:
  • MorningStar Farms Veggie Bacon Strips (too much fat!)
  • MorningStar Farms Veggie Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit (too many carbs)
  • MorningStar Farms Veggie Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit (too many carbs)
I have found the MorningStar Farms products at both Ingles and Wal-Mart; however, I have not found every product listed above at those stores.

Stay tuned for some more healthy eating ideas.

Jim Wright