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Old 02-26-2006, 08:25 PM   #11
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Thanks for your continued suggestions everyone. Oh, and I don't do sugar substitutes for the kids either. It's all natural for them or nothing. JKath, if I could just get my son to like baked apples. Everyone but him likes them baked. It's got to be chocolate cake, brownies or chocolate chip cookies for him. He'll get a treat soon.

I have a recipe for brownies that uses applesauce in place of butter/oil. Its really quite tasty and moist yet virtually fat free. Let me know if you are interested...

Glad to hear that things are going well with your son. It is a challenge, but it sounds like he is commited!
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:40 PM   #12
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I have a recipe for brownies that uses applesauce in place of butter/oil. Its really quite tasty and moist yet virtually fat free. Let me know if you are interested...

Glad to hear that things are going well with your son. It is a challenge, but it sounds like he is commited!
Absolutely! I would love to have your recipe. I remember making brownies with apple sauce once and they were not bad at all. Thank you.
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:51 PM   #13
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What wonderful news that he is taking things seriously. And yay for you that you could inspire him to take control of that aspect of his life. Its tough to do.
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Old 02-27-2006, 01:40 AM   #14
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Fat Free Brownies

Ingredients:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 egg whites (or 1 whole egg + 1 egg white)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (you can leave these out if you dont like nuts)

Directions:
Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt and stir to mix well. Stir in applesauce, egg, and vanilla extract. Fold in nuts. Coat an 8 inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the batter evenly in the pan and bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes, or just until the edges are firm and the center is almost set. Cool and cut into squares.

These are good on their own, as is... but if you want you can slice the squares horizontally in half and spread some raspberry jam between the 2 pieces.
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:54 AM   #15
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dina, check out the no pudge fat free brownies from www.nopudge.com

i have been making them recently, and they're as good as the real thing.
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Hey Dina, a couple of tricks you might try.

1. Keep a tupperware container of cut up veggies and dip in the fridge, it will be accessible and kids will eat anything if it is easy.

2. Put out a fruit plate with cut up pieces of fruit on it for after school. Kids won't grab an orange, but they will totally demolish cut up fruit. Keeps them from digging in the cookie jar to satisfy that after school urge.

3. I read recently that you should try not to serve supper too late. It needs to be served about 2 - 3 hours before bedtime.

I fully agree Alix. Now with clementines and on the cheap,I peel lots of them and when the kiddies get home they make a beehive for them and don't ask for anything after. Peel fruits that need to be peeled and serve and they will eat without fuss.Also we eat at 6.30 to 6.45 latest and the kids are in bed by 7.40 to 8.00. this works well for all of us, for one, I don't sleep very well if I eat late. Also agree on the cut out veggies. My daughter loves carrots, and my sonn cucumbers. I clean and cut them into pieces and then serve them with a lot of our dinners.They end up eating lots of veggies. so I'd say find out which veggies your son loves and give him with a lot of his meals, not every meal thoughh as he will get bored of it.
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It worked! Placed carrot sticks with "light" ranch dressing, strawberries, and sliced oranges with a fat free yogurt dip on a platter and it was all gone before dinner. Today I'll melt a bit of semi-sweet chocolate chips so Justin can dip some fruit in it. That'll be a treat for them! I also read that the dark chocolate is suppose to be better for us. I will have to try the dark one next time. You guys are such great support. Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:55 PM   #18
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Semi sweet chips are dark enough. YAY! I am so glad it is all working out well for you. Keep up the good work! I know it is more work for you, but it will be worth it in the end.
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And soooo good too Alix. I use the Ghirardelli semi sweet. Best ones I've found here so far.
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Hey! Just noticed I've been titled "Sous Chef"! Who's assistant am I?
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