"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-24-2008, 11:53 PM   #11
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
I am not offended, but I do have to say "wow" as that is a lot to give up for Lent.
__________________

__________________
Maverick2272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 12:02 AM   #12
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 666
Send a message via AIM to AMSeccia
I find things are really regional. People around here give things like that up for Lent, but Sunday is a "free" day, so they can indulge. Whether or not that's true sacrifice is a whole 'nother forum!
__________________

__________________
AMSeccia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 02:41 AM   #13
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 863
Hello Emz

Cant u do your usual receipes but with no white sugar? Use honey or raw cane sugar instead. Also replace white flour with wholemeal.

Healthy possibilities
Oatmeal cookies
Flapjacks
Shakes made with fruit, yoghurt and honey
etc
etc

Mel
__________________
Mel! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 10:41 AM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,922
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mel! View Post
Hello Emz

Cant u do your usual receipes but with no white sugar? Use honey or raw cane sugar instead.
Why would that make a difference? Sugar is sugar ...

From Dietary Sugar and Alternative Sweeteners :
Is One Type of Sugar Better for You Than Another?

The bottom line is "sugar is sugar." Brown sugar is sucrose, just like white sugar. Brown sugar may have had less processing than white, although this does not affect the nutritional value, or it may be white sugar to which molasses has been added to change the color and flavor. Raw sugar is also sucrose, just like white sugar. Raw sugar is just less refined than white sugar, but again this does not offer any nutritional value. Sugar in any form is not a good source of vitamins or minerals. Honey offers no special health benefits. Honey contains two simple sugars, glucose and fructose, which are the same two simple sugars that combined make sucrose or table sugar. The body uses them the same way, no matter what the source. These sugars have the same caloric and nutritional value. The largest difference is in the price and distinctive flavors. If you enjoy the flavors, these sugars are probably worth the extra expense.
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 11:03 AM   #15
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
I don't think they gave up "sugar". They gave up "junk food" which is open to interpretation. But since they are a group of teen girls, I'd venture a guess at things like bagged candy, chips, chocolate are on the verboten list, but baked goods are still OK.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2008, 01:09 AM   #16
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 32
This is a really good recipe for healthy cookies. I love these. Jinxy Knows Best: Moving Away from Processed Foods
nesta67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 01:31 PM   #17
Senior Cook
 
karenlyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Posts: 134
There are lots of ways to eat healthy things that are sweet and satisfying. Like another person said, fruit breads and cakes are great (try a banana bread made with whole wheat flour), as are cookies and muffins made with oatmeal. This is how I ALWAYS bake, and I never miss the junk food.
__________________
karenlyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 02:38 PM   #18
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sarasota County, FL
Posts: 141
I like the rice or popcorn cakes that are flavored with a glaze that makes them taste like caramel corn. With a little peanut butter and a couple of dark chocolate shavings (it's good for you!) one of these is a real treat to me.
__________________
shortchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2008, 12:58 PM   #19
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 193
Depending on one's definition of "junk food", this wouldn't be all that tough to do.

I'd define that as your typical salty, fatty, greasy, or sweet processed crap. So no fast food, no cookies or crackers, no pizza, no oversalted crap like Hamburger Helper, etc.

Basically, it'd be like eating the way you're supposed to every day anyway. Home-prepared foods with fresh ingredients.
__________________

__________________
I LIK3Z PORK
BrazenAmateur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.