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Christine Avanti: Christmas Recipes for the Skinny Chick
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Posted on 11/30/2011 10:07:02 AM PST by GonzoII

Christine Avanti: Christmas Recipes for the Skinny Chick

By Christine Avanti
Nutritionist and author of Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads (Rodale 2009)


Chocolate Chip Christmas Balls

 

Healthy Holiday Pumpkin Mini Loaves

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat 5 mini loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside. Combine first six ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. In a separate mixing bowl combine baking soda, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, salt, baking powder and flour. Pour liquid mixture with dry mixture and mix well. Pour mixture into mini loaf pans, filling pans half the way to allow room for bread to rise. Bake for 25 minutes or until you can poke a toothpick into center that comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack for 20 minutes, wrap loaves in colored plastic wrap and tie with a festive ribbon.

Serving size, ½ mini loaf

Skinny Facts:
Calories 162
Fat 5 g
Carbs 35 g
Pro 5 g


TOPICS: Food; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: christmas; cooking; diet; recipes
Get with it, Ladies!..oh..and I'm sure some Gents..
1 posted on 11/30/2011 10:07:06 AM PST by GonzoII
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To: Tax-chick

Hey, Chick, are you skinny?


2 posted on 11/30/2011 10:09:54 AM PST by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: GonzoII

Nope. I’m 5’4” tall, 168 lbs. this morning, and 7-1/2 months pregnant. This time next year I may be skinny, if I’ve managed to get in a few months of running without an injury.


3 posted on 11/30/2011 10:12:28 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: GonzoII

Btw, the pumpkin bread looks good, but I’m not going to crack the eggs to make a cup of egg whites, when I could just use a recipe with whole eggs in it.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 10:13:56 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Tax-chick
"7-1/2 months pregnant"

= #?

5 posted on 11/30/2011 10:14:42 AM PST by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: GonzoII

10.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 10:16:19 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Tax-chick

Pregnant doesn’t disqualify you for skinny.


7 posted on 11/30/2011 10:18:07 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Tax-chick

Could you use the boxed egg whites from the dairy case? I have never bought them, but have noticed they have whites, yolks and whole eggs.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 10:20:29 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: GonzoII

Sorry, the holidays are not a time to restrict. Traditions are traditions.

I will use my real butter, real fat, real lard, real everything bad for my holidays.

Save the “skinny stuff” for the rest of the year. Besides, if you did the “skinny stuff”, except for the holidays, there would be NO reason to skimp on the holidays.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 10:24:20 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Tax-chick

Wow, ten? God bless you.

I see that you also care for a retired greyhound. I’m partial to greyhounds, having two myself. They can be seen on my profile page.

All the best to you and your family.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 10:26:21 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: netmilsmom

Some pregnant women are skinny, but I am not one. I am stoutish.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 10:27:06 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: GonzoII

I’d rather eat small portions than “diet-y” recipes. Putting whole wheat flour in sweet baked goods has never worked for me, and why would you bother with soy milk instead of milk when you already have butter and cream cheese?

There are some really good recipes which replace fat with applesauce; sometimes that works. But fake sugars can disagree with some people mentally and physically.

Custards are fairly low fat and can usually have the sugar reduced by as much as 75% IMO, as the milk and egg base is bland and sweet already.

You can put some clementines and strawberries out with your cookies, and some nuts too - not low fat but very healthy fat. Put them out with their shells on and that slows down the eating. Of course you can end up with shells all over.

Meringue cookies - no fat, unless you put some finely chopped nuts in. They might work with Splenda, too.

Any adult who likes coffee without sugar might just like hot chocolate without sugar. Float 2 Tbs (1/8 c) of ice cream in it - sybarism. Milk and cocoa, none of your nasty add-water mixes. Spike it - Kahlua, Amaretto. Or home-made vanilla extract.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 10:27:52 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yes, my oldest daughter talked us into the greyhound, and then went into the Coast Guard and left her. However, she is the world’s most wonderful dog, and I don’t think I’d ever want another breed.


13 posted on 11/30/2011 10:28:36 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Tax-chick

Wow congrats! My first is due March 14th-I have a lot of catching up to do...lol.


14 posted on 11/30/2011 10:30:14 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Tax-chick

>>I am stoutish.<<

LOL!
It’s been a long time since I heard that phrase.

I’m matronly, and not pregnant!


15 posted on 11/30/2011 10:32:24 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Tax-chick
"Hey, Chick, are you skinny?"

"10."

I think a little modesty is in order...oh, wait..

16 posted on 11/30/2011 10:34:45 AM PST by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: Tax-chick

You are healthy, funny, intelligent and bringing a precious life into this world. You’re perfect in my eyes.


17 posted on 11/30/2011 10:34:48 AM PST by momtothree
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To: GonzoII

here is a good one my kids love and VERY simple

APRICOT CREAM-CHEESE COOKIES

2 sticks butter
2 pakakges of cream cheese
2 cups flour

kneed and roll or form into shapes with RAISED EDGES

top with spoonful of apricot preserves

cook 325-350 for 12 minutes

All the sweetness comes from the apricots preserves.

You gotta make a circle with raised edges, or the apricot runs off the sides. My gramma used to make folded over triangles, but I like a lot of apricot on them.

And top them with a decorative line or two of extra cookie mixture or they will not ‘stack’ - the apricots will get all over the bottom of the one on top of it. I usually don’t bother because they are gone before I can even think about storing them


18 posted on 11/30/2011 10:41:23 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: stylecouncilor

Best wishes for a successful pregnancy and delivery! I expect mine by mid-January.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 11:48:16 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: momtothree

Thank you very much! I don’t see anything wrong with having some size, especially while pregnant.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 11:50:03 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Tax-chick

I’ve known some women who ate fat free/low fat food while pregnant. They even “dieted” if they gained more than 20 pounds. They gave birth to sickly babies and had trouble with the babies health. Eat for you and the little baby you are growing. I would rather give a baby a good, healthy start than to fit right back into my jeans after birth. You can lose the weight later... after you have that little angel in your arms!


21 posted on 11/30/2011 11:55:04 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Tax-chick
No, you are fluffy. :)

Fluffy is desirable for pregnant ladies. Keeps the chickadee all safe and cozy.

22 posted on 11/30/2011 12:00:43 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Tax-chick

Absolutely not! :)


23 posted on 11/30/2011 12:03:10 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: momtothree

I’ll go back to Weight Watchers after a while, although I’m not going to be trying to get to meetings in mid-winter with a newborn baby. After Easter will be fine, when I’ll be taking the kids to the fitness center to get ready for summer swim team, anyway ... and I’ll expect to be my usual size by next fall.


24 posted on 11/30/2011 12:03:46 PM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; trisham

I’ve had some pregnancies where I was much heavier. I’m not making any special effort to avoid gaining weight now, but I think there’s just not as much available for me to eat, with so much competition. By the time I sit down to supper, some of the boys are already asking for thirds!


25 posted on 11/30/2011 12:07:26 PM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Tax-chick
I imagine that dinner can be hectic at your house. My mother forced us to help out, and I remember setting the table, making salads, fetching butter, dressing and whatnot. Only the boys were exempt, but there were only two of them, and five of us.

Two of my sisters liked helping out with the meals. I liked reading. :)

26 posted on 11/30/2011 12:24:22 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Most of the Offspring help with meals in some way, but they can still eat a huge amount before I manage to sit down.


27 posted on 11/30/2011 12:36:51 PM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: heartwood
They might work with Splenda, too.

Blech. Why would you use Splenda when you could use Stevia? Splenda is not only poison, it's wretched tasting poison. Stevia tastes good and is natural.

28 posted on 11/30/2011 12:42:50 PM PST by giotto
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To: Tax-chick

That’s difficult. One of my brothers was like that. He’s now 6’2. He was overweight when he was younger, but slimmed down as he grew older and taller. Many teens and young adults can eat whatever they like, particularly if they’re involved in sports. My mother had a tough time keeping food in the house. My brothers could eat a loaf of bread in no time at all.


29 posted on 11/30/2011 12:51:27 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GonzoII

I can’t do soy milk, low fat anything or just use egg whites and i’m a skinny chick. I can change a few of the recipes around to make them good though!


30 posted on 11/30/2011 1:42:34 PM PST by Trillian
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To: trisham

We have the tall, skinny one, and the even taller, heavy one, and the small ones, like army ants. They eat amazing amounts. I just figure they’re all growing taller, while I’m not, so they can have more.


31 posted on 11/30/2011 2:42:02 PM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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