fats and cottage cheese help!!
I am a newcomer as of this week. Tomorrow will be my first day on the food plan. Today was my first time shopping for the food plan. It was very overwhelming. I did get a good amount to start with, however, I couldn't find any cottage cheese without sugar. I also had a really hard time finding a variety of grains. Does anyone know of any stores that are good to check out? I live in Ohio and we have a large number of stores around here but any store names or brand names would help. I also need help with the salad dressing and mayo....what brands are good? please help!
Welcome to FAA,
Trader Joe's is one of my favorite stores and they have the Trader Joe brand of mayo, low fat, plain yogurt, dill pickles, tofu, good selection of fruit and veg, the individually frozen white meat and dark meat chicken that is clean from sugar, Bragg's Aminos, plain brown rice cakes, their brand of tuna fish is very good tasting.
Kroger's has canned veg that is free of added sugar (still need to check the labels, but at least there is a larger choice at this store), Kroger brand of canned pineapple in it's own juice (and not the concentrated fruit juice which can set off the cravings), Kroger brand of canola spray (I've heard the Pam is not clean - need to avoid the alcohol), the Kroger blended low fat, plain yogurt, Dannon plain low fat yogurt & Dannon non-fat, plain yogurt, Fleishman's olive oil margarine in the green tub, Bob's Red mill brand of thick cut rolled oats (and also the gluten free oats),
Whole foods in Mason, OH has the Nancy's brand of cottage cheese that is clean, bulk grains, very nice fruit and veg and meats, I forget the brand of clean refried beans.
The Bob's Red mill brand of grains are also available online at bobsredmill.com and what I like about that brand is that they are washed and sorted and it comes well packed in the several years I've been ordering them online - no problems so far. They explain a bit about the grains - barley, rye, buckwheat, kasha, brown rice, millet, quinoa, thick cut rolled oats, oat groats and they have a line of gluten free grains also. That means this grains have NOT been grown in fields that are adjacent to wheat, barley and rye and have not been processed on the same equipment or stored in the same facilities as the wheat, barley and rye.
Eden Foods is another brand that can be found at some health food stores. They have a line of canned tomatoes that are low sodium and sugar free and some are flavored with basil and taste quite good. They can also be ordered at edenfoods.com
Be sure to check the ingredients listed for any sugar, flour or wheat. Products sold in one part of the country may differ from those sold elsewhere and that is why most food addicts are reluctant to begin naming brands.
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Thank you for both of the help! I will be sure to look at many of those brands. I am limited to what stores I can go to but ordering online is possible! It is a scary process but I am very determined to do this. Today is going very good so far. Thanks for responding. :)
Maries salad dressing - Blue Cheese or Creamy Italian Garlic
I am using Marie's salad dressing for my egg salad. picked up Maries blue cheese and creamy italian garlic dressing.
http://www.maries.com/product-detail...utrition-facts for the ingredients on Marie's blue cheese dressing
http://www.maries.com/product-detail...utrition-facts for the ingredietns of Marie's Creamy Italian garlic dressing
I am thinking since the salad dressing does not have sugar in it that you could use it in place of mayo in a lot of foods.
Please tell me that this is allowed. I use 1 tablespoon since we are allowed 1 tablespoon of fat for lunch and one at dinner.
Neither of these salad dressings are "Clean" or part of the FAA food plan. the blue cheese one contains sour cream and cheese which are both things that are not part of the food plan and the creamy italian contains sour cream also. they both contain xantham gum with is an ingredient that is on the list of 99 names or sugar which is something that we do not consume. so no neither of these are clean so they are not recommended to be eaten on the FAA food plan. the only store bought dressing that i have heard of or found to be clean is the paul newmans own olive oil and vinegar dressing. also unless you are a male the allotment of fat per day is only 1 tbsp not 2 as you stated above. if you are eating dressing as your fat then yes you get 2 tbsp, but only b/c there is vinegar in the dressing, so it is still only considered as 1 tbsp of fat (hope that does not confuse you). if you are eating clean mayo (the only clean mayo i have found was at trader joes, and i hear of a dukes brand also) or using margarine as your fat it would be 1 1/2 tsp for lunch and 1 1/2 tsp for dinner to make a total of 1tbsp of fat per day. hope this helps.
Originally Posted by thenewannie
Agreed... my bad... there are only 2 tablespoons of fat for men per day and 1 tablespoon of fat for women.
Where does it say no sour cream? I wouldnt want to make that mistake again. :)
it does not state "no sour cream", but it is not out the FAA food plan of foods that we eat. on the web site, and in the green and white book it specifically states the foods (fruits, veggies, proteins, and grains) and the amounts of everything to eat that are part of the FAA food plan. even if it does not contain sugar, flour, or wheat if it is not written on the food plan it is not recommended to be eaten in order to maintain abstinence. hope that helps.
Originally Posted by thenewannie
The FAA suggested food plan can be found in some of the literature, and is also on the website.
Originally Posted by thenewannie
If you don't see the food listed on this page, it is not part of the FAA suggested food plan. There is a thread in Online Support about "gray foods" that you might find helpful. Sour cream is one of those foods, along with some others. Many of them are very high fat, you'll notice. Here's a link to the thread:
The only commercial salad dressing I know of that is safe for food addicts (contains no form of sugar) is Newman's Own Olive Oil and Vinegar. There's a salad dressing you can make at home that's very good (made with "safe" mayo and with yogurt). Trader Joe's has a safe mayo, or you can make your own. The salad dressing is one part mayo to two parts yogurt, then add spices that you like. Since one tablespoon of mayo is a daily fat for women, and two tablespoons of yogurt are on the list of condiments you can add to your daily plan, the three tablespoons of the dressing equals one serving of fat for the day. I make mine up in larger quantities so it's handy (i.e., 1/3 c mayo with 2/3 c yogurt). Then I use 1-1/2 T of it for either lunch or dinner. The dressing is good with eggs too, by the way.
Welcome to FAA, and best wishes thenewannie!
I keep it simple. I put my own dressing on a salad.
Olive oil and vinegar and a little salt and pepper. Add some oregano or mrs. Dash or other fresh herbs or seasoning if you like. Olive oil and fresh lemon juice works well too.
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