jicama

Here are some snack foods to satisfy your cravings with minimum calories. If you must eat, try to eat something off of this list! Together we will be skinny

satisfy your sweet tooth:

1. ½ medium apple, baked, topped with 1 tbsp low fat yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon (45 calories).

2. ½ small banana, frozen (45 calories)

3. 4 oz. unsweetened applesauce sprinkled with cinnamon (49 calories)

4. 1 miniature box of raisins (45 calories)

5. 2 sugar-free ice pops (30 calories)

6. 1 sugar-free fudge ice pop (35 calories)

7. 12 cherries (48 calories)

8. 1 individual serving sugar-free gelatin with 3 tbsp. light whipped topping (40 calories)

9. ½ cup strawberries with 2 ½ tbsp nonfat yogurt (47 calories)

10. 14 seedless red grapes, frozen (48 calories)

indulge a salt craving:

11. 1 ½ cups salted air-popped popcorn (46 calories)

12. ¼ cup shelled edamame (soybeans) with sea salt (37 calories)

13. 8 oz. miso soup (36 calories)

14. 1 pretzel rod (37 calories)

15. ¼ small bag of Glenny’s lightly salted soy crisps (35 calories)

16. 1 medium sliced cucumber mixed with ¼ cup sliced onion, ½ cup chopped celery, and 4 tbsp vinegar and salt to taste (45 calories)

17. 6 oz V8 juice (39 calories)

18. 1 kosher dill pickle (10 calories)

crunch and munch:

19. ½ cup jicama with 4 oz salsa (49.5 calories)

20. 1 ½ cups sugar snap peas (40 calories)

21. small celery stalk smeared with ½ tbsp natural peanut butter (49 calories)

22. ½ small apple with 1 tsp soy butter (46 calories)

23. 1 brown rice cake with 1 tbsp sugar-free jam (44 calories)

smooth and creamy:

24. 1 Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb wedge spread on cucumber slices (35 calories)

25. 1 tsp almond butter (34 calories)

26. ½ cup fat-free Greek yogurt with 1 tsp sugar-free strawberry jam (43 calories)

27. 1 oz avocado (about 1/8 of an avocado) squirted with lime (45 calories)

28. 8 grape tomatoes dipped in 1 tbsp light cream cheese (46 calories)

cheesy whizzes:

29. 6 pieces of endive filled with ½ oz reduced-fat feta cheese (49 calories)

30. 1 slice fat-free American cheese (30 calories)

31. 1 large tomato, sliced, topped with 1 tbsp Parmesan, broiled (44 calories)

32. 1 oz fat-free cottage cheese on1 slice caraway Finn Crisp Crispbread (38 calories)

33. 1 oz fat-free mozzarella dipped in 1 tsp marinara sauce (46 calories)

power up on protein:

34. turkey rolls: 2 slices white meat turkey rolled in 2 lettuce leaves (46 calories)

35. 1 oz smoked salmon (about 1 slice) on 2 Wheat Thins crackers (48 calories)

36. 1 tofu dog with 1 tbsp sauerkraut (48 calories)

37. ½ cup plain fat-free yogurt sprinkled with 1 tsp sunflower seeds (49.6 calories)

38. 1.3 oz water-packed tuna with 1 tsp Dijon mustard (48 calories)

39. 2 large hard-cooked egg whites with 1 cup sliced cucumber (48 calories)

40. 1 slice Wasa Fibre Crispbread with 2 tsp hummus (45 calories)

41. 1 medium water-packed sardine with slice of red onion (35 calories)

solid standbys:

42. ½ cup melon with 2 tbsp 1% cottage cheese (47 calories)

43. ½ small grapefruit (32 calories)

44. 1/3 cup blueberries with 1 tbsp light sour cream (47 calories)

45. ½ cup carrots with 1 tbsp light ranch dressing (45 calories)

thirst quenchers:

46. ½ cup nonfat milk with 1 tbsp Walden Farms calorie-free chocolate syrup (40 calories)

47. 1 packet of sugar-free hot chocolate made with ¼ cup skim milk and ¾ cup hot water (47 calories)

48. ¾ cup almond milk (45 calories)

49. ¾ cup seltzer with ¼ cup cranberry juice and a lime wedge (33 calories)

50. homemade iced green tea (with artificial sweetener if desired) (0 calories)

Hope this is helpful! 

 xoxo 

anonymous asked:

We have a dish right now that comes with a small side of jicama salad, in which the jicama is cut into thick strips and served with seasoning, other veggies, etc. Well a customer came up to one of our servers with this dish and complained that his 'fries' were cold and practically still frozen. The server kept trying to explain that those WEREN'T fries, it was jicama and it was supposed to be served that way, but apparently the customer just wasn't getting it. I laughed my ass off when I heard.

I’ve had it with Babycenter. Today, it informs me that the Latest Ahmed is the size of a jicama. A what?

As Aimee’s pregnancy has progressed, Babycenter’s introduced me to a whole new category of veggies – a rutabaga, a Chinese cabbage, an English hothouse cucumber.

This ought to give me all the more incentive to do what I’ve been planning for a long time: write a baby book for guys, with more relatable comparisons:

“This week, your baby’s as tiny as a soda bottle cap.” Or “Looky here, the little bugger’s grown to the size of a golf ball.”

And instead of jicama, which Babycenter used an example to demonstrate something that’s 3.75 lbs, my book would say: 

“Today, your baby weighs 3.75 lbs – or about a good sized pork loin, or an oven-roasted rotisserie chicken. Go on, pick some up for dinner tonight." 

princehal9000  asked:

favorite highly specific restaurants in nyc and what you eat there: go. (yes, I'm shamelessly brain-picking for ideas)

OK so:

  • The Sunken Hundred: Welsh restaurant in the Cobble Hill area. Atmosphere is super chill, the tables are all thick, dark study wood and there’s mismatched nautical / Very Welsh paintings. What we got: well first of all, they give you a bowl of seaweed bread (?) that is mind-blowing. I could just eat that, every day. And I don’t even really like seaweed. For dinner, I got the FFagodau, which was okay, it didn’t change my life or anything. But Taylor got the Seafood Crawl and holy shit it was so good. it’s just a big stew, with monk fish and mussels (I think?) and crab, and then there’s a piece of crusty bread served w/ it that has a crab paté spread on it IT WAS SO GOOD
  • The Brooklyn Beet Company: billed as “Eastern European Comfort Fare”, this place has won several awards for their “korzo burger” which deserves all the hype it gets. Their burger patty is just top quality meat and it’s served inside a house made roll/bun. It’s no frills really (they do have some fancy ones but the standard is really the best) but the quality of the meat is just outstanding. And they have BEET KETCHUP. I got a rabbit stew that was topped w/ pierogis. Oh, and it’s in my neighborhood so, uh, hit me up if you wanna go. 
  • Great Taste Dumplings: you can get 50 dumplings for $10. no there is no typo in that sentence. You can get 8 pork and chive fried dumplings for $2. It’s in Sunset Park, right off the D. There are about 4 tables in the whole place so prepare sit next to a stranger but god. The dumplings. 
  • Taboonette: I can’t go to the Strand without going to Taboonette and it’s a problem. Try the pulled pork pita (the apple-jicama slaw is the real MVP) and get the house tea!!! sometimes I stop by just for the house tea and a cardamom chocolate chip cookie.
  • Atlantic Chip Shop: This is my most recent find but also my oldest find because when we went there, I realized that I first discovered this place when they first opened in 2005 and I begged my parents to take me because they had deep fried twinkies. Sometimes dreams do come through. We got the deep fried pizza which is better than it sounds. The fish and chips were very good but the cranberry lamb stew with mashed potatoes was the winner of the night. 

Bonus: The Chocolate Room  in Park Slope. You get the egg cream, someone else get the chocolate cake and share. Or get the dessert fondue for two. 

Being Live 18:49
  • <p> <b>Me writing while eating an apple:</b> "Weapons high, my men." Lance whispers with confidence, "Time has come to end this."<p/><b>Me writing while eating a cucumber:</b> Lance groans weakly as the voice above him screams at him, shouting and pleading him to stay awake. He can't.<p/><b>Me tapping my foot and staring at the screen while nibbling a Jicama:</b> ... Ok but does he lives, is the question?<p/></p>
Low Calorie And No Calorie Fruits And Vegetables

Wouldn’t it be great to find foods with so few calories that you could eat as much or as many as you want without worrying about calories? Or what about​ negative calorie
​ foods, foods that use more calories during their digestion process than the amount of calories these foods possess? Are there really no cal, low cal or negative calorie foods out there?
Remember that saying “if it sounds too good to be true…” it may apply here, BUT, ​yes, there really are foods, especially vegetables that come close to the negative calorie dream​. Adding these fruits and vegetables to your diet will help you feel full sooner, feel full longer, add bulk (fiber) to your diet and most definitely help you avoid those calorie bombs like chips, fries and sodas.
Start with raw cauliflower, carrot or celery sticks.​ Celery sticks are mostly water, average about 10 calories each and can use up to 12 calories to digest. That’s negative 2 calories for a snack that can fill you up and provide some healthy fiber. ​The problem:​ you dip them in ranch dressing and ruin any progress you would have made with the veggie sticks! Make your own healthy dip with plain Greek yogurt, chives, onions and spices.
Salads!​ Green leafy vegetables, especially lettuce, kale, raw spinach and swiss chard all have minimal calories and lots of bulk and fiber to fill you stomach and lean toward that negative digestion balance. ​The problem:​ you add salad dressing, one of the most fattening, fatty and unhealthy “foods” on the grocer’s shelf. Learn to make your own with a small amount of olive oil and vinegar and spices, then dip your fork in the dressing rather than pouring the dressing on the salad.
Cucumbers, radishes and similar veggies.​ Cukes are similar to celery sticks, more water than calories and more calories to digest than they contain. Add as many fresh raw vegetables to your salads or your plate as you can. ​The problem:​ avoid avocados and coconut, both have some very healthy benefits including omega 3 fatty acids, but both are loaded with calories and don’t belong on this list!
Spices and spicy foods.​ Think about the dishes that make you sweat, what are the spices and peppers that make these dishes hot? Those spices, peppers and powders literally raise your body temperature and speed your metabolism to burn more calories (and body fat). Add these “hot” ingredients to your meals to increase flavor and spice things up. The problem: If you use any pre-packaged hot sauces or salsas, etc. check for natural ingredients, avoid artificial flavors and colors.

Here is a short list of fruits and vegetables that should provide the “bulk” of any meal or snack if you are trying to lose weight:
Vegetables:​ Asparagus, Bean sprouts, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery,
Chicory/Radicchio, Cucumbers, Endives, Green beans, Jicama, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini.
Fruits:​ Apples, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Cranberries, Grapefruits, Honeydew, Lemons/Limes, Mangoes, Oranges, Papaya, Peaches, Pineapple, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangerines, Watermelon.
Herbs & Spices:​ Anise, Cayenne, Chili peppers, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander/Cilantro, Cumin, Dill, Fennel seeds, Flax seeds, Garden cress, Garlic, Ginger, Parsley, Onion, Mustard seeds, Watercress.