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Hello fellow VSGers,
What do you make for yourself to satisfy a sweet or salty craving? like to get a few other ideas.
I make a Gummy candy by mixing a sugar free Jello packet, a packet of Gelatin and 1/2 cup Water, boil until mixed and pour into a ice cube tray. About 1/2 an hour in the freezer then to the fridge. They’re just like Gummy bears! If I eat ALL of the ones I make, it’s 90 calories and 16 grams of protien!!
VSG 10/11/17 HW 336 SW 306 CW 243 GW 206

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26 minutes ago, Humble17 said:

Hello fellow VSGers,
What do you make for yourself to satisfy a sweet or salty craving? like to get a few other ideas.
I make a Gummy candy by mixing a sugar free Jello packet, a packet of Gelatin and 1/2 cup Water, boil until mixed and pour into a ice cube tray. About 1/2 an hour in the freezer then to the fridge. They’re just like Gummy bears! If I eat ALL of the ones I make, it’s 90 calories and 16 grams of protien!!
VSG 10/11/17 HW 336 SW 306 CW 243 GW 206

Wow..You are seriously creative.

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I LOVE this:) I even have some weird little party ice cube molds that are shaped like dinosaurs. Thank you for posting!

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I make my own snack mix. 60% Ghirardelli cocao chocoate chips, low fat & sugar vanilla granola, yellow raisins, mini tricuits and blue diamond sea salt almonds.


SW 350 (11/15)
BSW 260 (10/17/17)
CW 223 (1/14/18)
RGW 199
GW 175

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For salty crunchy chip cravings, my go-to is Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps. They're made of green peas! My favorite flavors are black pepper and wasabi ranch. 120 calories and 5g of protein....and you feel like you've had something really naughty:)

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When my sweet tooth strikes....it wants carbs. Horrible carbs.

So, I trick myself with Protein Pancakes:

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 egg, plus 1 egg white

1T Water or almond milk

1/4 cup cottage cheese

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Dash of salt

teaspoon vanilla

Blend this in the food processor.

It will handily make 6 little pancakes or a HUGE waffle.

Full recipe 284 Calories 22g of protein

Half recipe 142 Calories 11g of protein

I make these ahead and put them in the freezer.

I can't eat more than half of this recipe at a time. I put strawberries with splenda on them and it feels like comfort food.....and can prevent a disaster:)

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Some good ideas. For sweet hard candy works or a small piece of chocolate. For salty I've been eating cashews. The key is to control the portion, so I pre-portion them in 1 oz portions in little baggies.

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WOW!! Thank you for the ideas. I am going to make me some gummys soon.

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For salty I usually go to almonds with sea salt or some flavor of beef Jerky.

For sweet I usually just eat a solid piece of dark chocolate.

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Just not feeling well enough to get creative like some of you. I can hardly wait to get out in my kitchen and make things again. I keep things so plain and simple, which works for me at the moment.

I munch on Blue Diamond lightly salted roasted almonds, yum!

When I want sweet and salty together, I eat an Atkin's Harvest Trail chocolate Almond Salted Caramel bar...oh man, I friggin' love those! Anyone else tried them? Low carb, low sugar and 8 grams Protein, but a little pricey.

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I got some of these from Whole Foods the other day and they asre pretty good, even if they do sound weird:

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I love dill pickle chips...will definitely try the almonds! Thanks for posting:)

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Oh, how I can't wait for the general diet. One short week from tomorrow!

Between the pre-surgery shakes and the post-surgery shakes, I don't have much of a sweet tooth these days, and I get all the salt I need from string cheese.

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I love dill pickle chips...will definitely try the almonds! Thanks for posting:)



I love dill pickle everything!! Target used to sell dill pickle cashews and they were soooo good. Definitely finding these almonds!


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How soon after surgery did you guys start eating nuts? I’ve gotten conflicting information.

My nutritionist just said “when you start solid food” and didn’t really understand why I was asking. Some books I’ve read have said 6 months, others say never, as tiny hard pieces can get lodged in the staple line (never seems a little drastic to me, but what do I know).


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