Can You Eat Ice Cream on a Diet? | Low Calorie Cooking Basics

Can You Eat Ice Cream on a Diet? | Low Calorie Cooking Basics

July 17, 2019 13 By William Morgan


hey everybody and welcome back to
another episode of low calorie cooking
basics this is the show where I teach
you the tools and tricks and tips that
I’ve learned over the years for how to
cook and eat on a calorie budget this
week we’re taking a look at a few more
popular and common foods you’d find at
the grocery store and how a few simple
decisions when you’re there can make a
big impact on saving you some extra
calories so we’re just gonna go one by
one down the list I’m gonna show you a
few alternatives and things that I would
recommend all right so first up we have
just plain old potato chips they come in
at 160 calories serving there are a lot
of ways to get that same sort of
satiation and craving taken care of from
a lot of lower calorie options the first
and easiest one take a few extra minutes
when you’re in the chip aisle and look
for just some lower calorie chips there
are a lot of different options for this
so I’m not talking about any specific
brands but if you love to ruffles here
are 160 calories of serving I found
these
pop corners and these are a hundred and
twenty calories usually you’re having a
few servings whenever you’re gonna have
chips so this is just a really easy way
where you’re not really sacrificing and
you’re not changing to anything extreme
just a different brand of chips is gonna
save you a quarter of your calories so
that’s kind of the easy replacement I
did have a couple of other things I
wanted to bring up though to save even
more calories I don’t know if you
remember the other week I made a recipe
for spicy garlic zucchini chips swapping
any sort of snack foods with vegetables
is always a great way to save on
basically all of the calories you’d
normally be eating but the zucchini
chips are really really delicious and
they’re crispy and they’re actually
chips a big portion of those is
something like 20 or 30 calories so you
have a few different options if you are
really craving chips and that’s kind of
your weak point in your diet and you
keep blowing your daily calories because
you’re having too many you know look for
some lower calorie chips or make your
own zucchini chips they’re super easy
I’ll be sure to leave
the recipe next up we have a really bad
offender I talked about this in a
previous episode of the series about why
it’s important to track your calories
and a few of you had brought up salad
dressing being another big one sauces
and dressings are notoriously high in
calories it’s important to really take
your time when you’re at the grocery
store look at the different nutritional
labels because you can save just so many
calories if you just take a couple of
extra minutes out of your day now for
instance this is really delicious ranch
right here it’s a hundred and sixty
calories for two tablespoons though
that’s on the high end but a lot of
creamy dressings are going to be very
similar to that calorie count if you
take a few extra minutes you can find
something I’ve always been a really big
fan of this Newman’s Own ginger sesame
dressing obviously a different flavor
but you have 30 calories versus a
hundred and sixty calories don’t mind
Wolfie Wolfie wanted to come in because
he is a big advocate for saving your
salad dressing calories so just really
take your time and study the nutritional
labels another alternative if you really
like ranch and creamy dressings you can
make your own pretty easily my wife
makes her own spicy ranch with fat-free
sour cream and then ranch seasoning and
a little bit of sriracha super low in
calories I think a couple tablespoons of
sour cream is like 25 calories so that’s
another way if you want that creaminess
and you want that creamy texture if you
don’t like any of the low-calorie
dressings at the grocery store you can
make your own really easily all right
next up we have ice cream we have four
servings and little pint and each
serving is 250 calories in the last few
years with companies like enlightened
and halo top getting more popular there
are more and more
low calorie ice-cream options in just
about any grocery store unique this
whole pint for the same amount of
calories as this single serving which is
only a couple of bytes so you can have a
whole pint or you can have a couple of
bites and it’s the same amount of
calories and this just reinforces like I
said taking that time at the grocery
store especially when you’re new and
starting off it really saves time in the
long run too because now I know you know
that Newman’s Own ginger sesame dressing
is only thirty calories so I don’t need
to study every single week when I’m
going to the store I just need to have a
little bit of planning in those early
stages and I can use that for the rest
of my diet all right so next step on the
list is bread bread is delicious bread
is usually pretty high in calories but
if you take a little bit of extra time
you can see there’s a wide variety of
calorie counts for the different breads
at just about every grocery store I’ve
ever been to this is one I really like
because it’s really high in fiber and I
also am eating at maintenance right now
so I have quite a few calories that I
actually had this in my pantry already
but this is a hundred and ten calories
per slice it’s you know it’s tasty but
it’s super high in calories I’ve lived
in Michigan and Oregon any grocery store
I’ve ever been to is usually going to
have an option or two for a lower
calorie bread the Sara Lee breads only
45 calories per slice you can have two
slices of this bread for less calories
than this bread you don’t have to
completely omit bread from your diet you
can make these easy changes still have
your sandwich for work or still do
whatever you wanted to do and not have
to go without because it’s bad for your
diet I did my best for this entire list
of foods to not take the cheap route out
of just saying to eat vegetables instead
a lot of these if you’re trying to save
on calories you know there’s a vegetable
version of just about everything that
you can eat I did my best to avoid that
with finding lower calorie chips and
lower calorie ice cream and different
things like that but
there is one vegetable replacement for
pasta that is totally worth it and that
is spaghetti squash if you remember I’ve
made a couple of different spaghetti
squash recipes on the channel before it
is delicious it’s relatively cheap you
get a ton of volume for the calories
this is a very easy swap and replacement
in my opinion I’m sure a lot of you are
like me where when you’re having pasta
it’s more about the different flavors
from the sauce and the spices and the
meat or cheese if you put cheese on your
pasta so this has been just as
satisfying of a replacement most of the
time for me at you know something like
10 or 15 percent of the calories but
that is gonna be it for this week
everybody five easy changes you can make
at the grocery store to save on a ton of
calories really hope you enjoyed this
one I’d love to get a discussion started
below what other changes do you make or
what brands do you recommend for lower
calorie versions of things it’s getting
a good discussion for everyone we can
keep this as kind of a good haven for
all of these swaps I’d love to hear what
you swap and what you recommend but as
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