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Low-Fat Versions of Your Favorite Recipes

Fun Foods Without the Fat

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  • Hmmm!!!

    When research has shown that a low-fat diet, which has been touted since the 60s, is one of THE biggest reasons why "diets" fail, I'm surprised to see it being encouraged!!!

    We need fat, and some of the lower-fat items listed here, are higher in sodium, and contain preservatives!!!

    Moderation is more important. - 11/28/2016 9:21:24 AM
  • Love this can't wait yo try these
    - 7/7/2016 1:53:05 PM
  • BCLEMENT
    Low fat versions of many/most foods are diminished in texture and flavor. Why is it that for one or two days we can't just eat the real stuff and then be done with it? I still remember a SP article about all the "delicious" ways to have chocolate without really having chocolate. Not the same. - 12/11/2014 4:13:12 AM
  • Great. I saved it so I can try some of these out. - 8/4/2013 5:30:34 PM
  • A plate full of appetizers are a meal to me when at a party. All you people that just have negative stuff to say...keep it to yourself, I don't need your condecending preaching. - 4/1/2013 4:31:50 PM
  • BLUEFAIRYTALE
    Yum! I will be definitely be checking some of these out! - 1/3/2013 5:16:59 PM
  • Although I do try to cut out the fat and calories where I can when I'm cooking, I've never really been a fan of these overly modified snack food. If I relent and make something, it doesn't taste like the original and I still end up craving the full fat version. I think a little bit of what you fancy is fine, and will probably satisfy the craving a lot quicker than the slimmed down substitute. Moderation is really the key, and I find it's easier to try and avoid snacking altogether - but if I do have an uncontrollable urge to eat something, just a taste is not going to matter in the long run. - 4/10/2012 6:41:13 PM
  • I'm with RBALF1 and AZURE SKY. None of these things have much allure -- I really have no yen to eat junk-style grazing foods, whether in "original" or "modified" versions. I don't really enjoy stuff that even "pretends" to be decadent.

    Even if the ingredients are healthier, how's that to help keep a lid on how much we eat of them? Snack foods have this bottomless bowl quality....for me, that would not be too good. I'd rather get my decadence elsewhere than food 8-)
    - 2/6/2012 8:01:41 AM
  • I'm with Azure Sky. None of these foods appeal to me at all. And none of them ever have. Makes me wonder how I managed to put on the pounds without eating all that. Or, to wonder how much worse it would have been if I did like those kinds of food.
    My downfall is always the chocolate and cookies. And portions. - 2/4/2012 11:02:28 AM
  • AZURE-SKY
    I was amazed when I saw the list of foods & their healthier versions. I must be eating better than I thought, because the only food on that list that interested me was the pizza, and I already make my own, including my own fat-free spaghetti sauce.

    I've trained my tastebuds to like unsweetened drinks, like plain ice tea, instead of sweet (non-refreshing) things like lemonade. Sweet drinks make me crave more, even if they are artificially sweetened.

    I've never liked chicken wings, poppers, or even mozzarella sticks - not fond of fried foods at all. - 8/10/2011 3:15:55 PM
  • Loved all the ideas! The organization of article was helpful too. (Two columns -very clever) - 8/10/2011 9:55:49 AM
  • I love chicken wings!! When I am really craving them I like to have Morning Star Buffalo Wings. I like to think of it as a different food rather than as a substitute. But man it really fixes that craving! - 2/11/2011 1:23:56 PM
  • Wow, this is the best SP article ever--you zeroed in on all my favorites! I had already figured out the deviled eggs and pita pizza on my own, but the boneless "wings" and Jalapeno Poppers sound great. - 9/16/2010 9:59:30 AM
  • I loved this article, loved the low fat options for some of the favorte foods that I crave...but also caused me to gain weight in the first place. So i will definitely have these on standby!! - 3/11/2010 10:50:41 AM
  • Fantastic! Love the alternate recipes =) Thanks! - 2/26/2010 3:43:46 PM

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