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Stars66 Sat 04-Oct-14 16:47:54

AF is here, I need sugar!!! And food.... By the truck!! What does MN recommend in these cases?! wink

HalleLouja Thu 09-Oct-14 11:54:38

The meringe nests with fruit and yoghurt are good. Also the WW cream was quite tasty on them.

I liked the meeting choc and vanilla bars too.

STIDW Fri 10-Oct-14 21:31:31

You have to careful with refined sugar because it increases your blood sugar levels quickly and then drops quickly leaving a craving for more. I find if you replace sugar with a natural sweetener like honey, maple syrup or agarve syrup the increase in blood sugars is more gradual and tails off rather than dropping off quickly so there isn't any craving. Having said that I do occasionally have a meringue with fruit and half fat cream (2 pps), a tsp of nutella on a pancake 3pp or amaretti biscuits (1pp for 6!)

I tend to make pancakes, breakfast bars or biscotti (4pps), scones, muffins, banana loaf or carrot cake bars (5pps each) rather than eating them ready made. They are all very quick to make when I'm cooking a meal and bake whilst I'm eating. Almost every day, I go to the gym and I need something fairly substantial after with a cup of coffee. If I make my own I substitute sugar with fruit such as bananas and either maple syrup or agave. Both these are about the same calories as sugar but you need to use much less, about 40-50%. 1 tsp agave, 1/2 tsp maple syrup or jam with out added sugar are 0pps so sometimes I add them to porridge, toast, crumpets or 0%fat yogurt with fruit and roasted oats, nuts and seeds (2pps.)

Baked apples with sultanas, pecans and maple syrup are 3pps, poached pears in apple juice with blackberries 1 pp, stewed rhubarb with agave 0pp, plum or cherry and orange compote with cinnamon 0pp.

Stars66 Sat 11-Oct-14 14:12:20

Wow thanks, those are all great ideas. Need to get my baking hat on! wink

ALittleFaith Tue 06-Jan-15 21:58:53

Slice a banana, spread a teaspoon of Nutella over it and microwave for 30 seconds. Absolutely gorgeous and low in points. Also one of your 5 a day!

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