|Something about Fall
||[Oct. 30th, 2007|04:31 pm]
I'm craving the flavor of caramel. Any ideas of how to do this on a small scale (non-high caloric) way?
One of those Kraft caramel squares is only about 30 calories. So if you could only eat one, anywhere in town that sells those in "bulk" so you could just pay the per/lb price on one wee caramel?
That's a good idea since I can hold such little food. I don't want to take away room from the healthy stuff I need to get in.
I don't need sugar free. I don't have dumping syndrome. I don't avoid all sugars, I just try to make sure that it's always protein first and I stick to mostly natural sugars (like fruits, corn, squash) rather than refined most often. The carmel ones aren't the right kind of calcium though (calcium citrate), but they sure do taste good.
Citracal does make a caramel calcium citrate chewable. I just finished eating one as I clicked on this entry. I buy mine on drugstore.com, but I know that you can find them in stores even if they're less common that viactiv. If you do find them, I highly recommend the lemon ones, they're my favorite. However, the caramel is quite tasty.
I have the lemon ones, but they taste kind of fakey and cakey to me. I way prefer the caramel chews.
2007-10-31 12:01 am (UTC)
not exactly caramel....
but a guilt-free alternative that satisfies that very same craving is yogi tea vanilla hazelnut flavor. www.yogitea.com
That reminds me, I have some sugar free chai tea mix!! I can just go buy some milk and have a yummy dessert option.
This is probably stepping on toes, and I definitely don't want to bug you about your food, but just a little earlier on you mentioned that you tend to seek out low calorie things even when you don't need to. So, why don't you just go buy some really great chocolate caramels (just a few, but not low fat) and enjoy? I recommend Fran's; they are fantastic: http://www.franschocolates.com/home.php?cat=1
They are MUCH better than the ones in the bulk bins (though a bit pricier) but they are so good. You can buy them in small quantities, too, if you are worried about having candy around.
You have a good suggestion. I do need to eat more calories, but the content needs to be healthy fats, good carbs (grains), and healthy oils. If I fill up my small pouch with junk, that leaves no room for the food I really need to eat.
The fact I can get a very small quantity is a great idea. I do have dark chocolate on occasion, but I've been having a hard time getting in the healthy stuff I need to eat lately (due to the emotional/mental stuff), so I haven't been eating the less healthy stuff. Once I'm getting in all that I should, I'll plan a few more treats like chocolate occasionally into the menu.
you could light a caremel candle
get vanilla-caremel coffemate creamer for coffees...
I sure wish I had another caramel candle! I must stalk the Partylite people, as despite being a$$pensive, they have the best caramel scented candle I've smelled.
I was thinking about trying those little packs of caramel sauce and apple slices that they sell at the grocery store (geared toward kids).
LOVE caramel. I had two chews last night... its my favorite candy. *blush* HOWEVER, chasing my cottage cheese with a caramel chew is highly NOT suggested. Blech! ;)
I think one or two small chews wouldn't hurt. Maybe even an apple slice dipped in some caramel dipping sauce (McD's happy meal?)
You don't need to be so worried all the time about "low calorie" stuff--you're under your goal weight. I doubt you'll eat so much caramel that you can't eat anything healthy. Treat yourself to some good caramel for dessert some night.