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a great dessert/snack

Cut up a banana and freeze it. They're a wonderful dessert. They taste creamy like ice cream and since they're frozen, you have to eat them slowly.

Sun. Apr 30, 1:40am

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I prefer the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich's. ILOVE them!

Sunday, April 30, 2006, 8:55 AM

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Trader Joe's has Chocolate covered frozen bananas. Put it on a popsicle stick-- really yummy! And, actually I don't think the chocolate is really that much extra in calories. I buy them occasionally in lieu of ice cream bars as a nice summertime treat!

Have you tried frozen grapes, too? I recently found some really phenomenal grapes called "Muscat" grapes-- they taste like the Muscat wines. A round grape, pale green with a blush of pink. I haven't tried freezing them yet, but I'll bet they taste good that way!

Sunday, April 30, 2006, 12:09 PM

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How about Kumquats?

A burst of sour with a little bitter from the rinds. One of my group members recommended them. I just tried them and they take a little getting used to (rinse with some veggie wash and then eat them whole) They are pretty good in a fruit salad, plus you get some Vitamin C with them as well!

Sunday, April 30, 2006, 12:10 PM

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wow I never thought of that..will try it tonight going to the store in a bit to get groceries...
thanks for the suggestion

Sunday, April 30, 2006, 12:43 PM

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This was someone else's suggestion off the community board several weeks ago and I am so thankful I saw it. Low-fat vanilla yogurt (~80 cal) with a spoonful of cocoa (baking powder) stirred into it. Make sure you stir it good so you do'nt get a little ball of powder! It makes me feel like I'm having a treat when in fact I'm having something with calcium and it's low cal. The cocoa only adds about 20 calories at the most plus it provides just a tiny bit of fiber, not to mention the satisfaction of eating something chocolatey! I LOVE it!

Sunday, April 30, 2006, 3:46 PM

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My favorite lately is unsweetned apple sauce. The single serving cups are 50 cal. It's even better with the 100 cal pack of peaunt butter cookies (nabisco/planters). I use the cookies as spoons. ;)

Sunday, April 30, 2006, 8:06 PM

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from the cooper clinic...
Wash, core and quarter 1 apple or pear. Sprinkle fruit with 1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice and a dusting of cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until soft. Enjoy with a teaspoon of warm maple syrup.

Sunday, April 30, 2006, 8:59 PM

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Another version of frozen banana desser -
chop bananas up and freeze. Once frozen, take out of freezer and defrost for 10 mins or so. Put in a food processor and process until creamy. Refreeze.

There you have it - banana ice cream!


Monday, May 01, 2006, 3:36 AM

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frozen bananas

When i was a kid my mom would freeze bananas and put them in the juicer and they came out looking like ice cream. I hated bananas as a kid but when she did that I ate them.

Monday, May 01, 2006, 8:49 AM

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this probably will sound dumb, but do you peel the banana first?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006, 12:36 PM

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A frozen banana peel would be very bitter...

If you peel first before freezing, I suggest coating the banana with a little lemon or orange juice so that it doesn't turn brown.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006, 4:37 PM

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I do wt watchers counting points so I make it a challenge to find snacks under 3 pts. Try a fruit juice bar 1 pt, baked cheetos 1 serving 3 pts, fat free kettle corn you can eat like 1/2 a bag, fat free choc. pudding cups 2 pts, angel food cake 3 pts so yummy & under 100 calories. Skinny cow Icecream sandwiches 2 pts. are my favorite too. Just got the new Cookies & cream flavor it's the bomb! fruit is always a good choice & usually fills you up.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006, 12:02 AM

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