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Looking for low cal low fat foods You have any?

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If you could give me brand names and calories that would be great. I'm going grocery shopping today and I live up in the mountains and the only two grocery stores I have is Vons or Stater Bro. Thanks in advance for your help.

Here are the items I need lowcal/fat on:




Milk or soy



low sodium spices




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I don't really know of too many, I usually just stick with what I regularly like but make sure my portions reflect my calorie count.

There is one vons brand I get thought: Lucerne fat free/skim lactose free milk. It's got 80 calories, 11 g of sugar, and 130 mg sodium. Dunno if that helps. Hope so. 

For the Butter, I use Smart Balance Omega Plus (A B+ grade on nutrition analysis):

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 tbsp (14.0 g)   Amount Per Serving Calories 80Calories from Fat 80 % Daily Value* Total Fat 9.0g 14% Saturated Fat 2.5g 13% Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g Sodium 90mg 4% Total Carbohydrates 0.0g 0% Protein 0.0g   Vitamin A 10% • Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% • Iron 0% * Based on a 2000 calorie die

 As for the pasta, cheese or syrup, if you find any, let me know Wink

That milk sounds good I will try that. I think I tried that smart balance before and didn't like it. Does that melt and become watery?


For butter, I recently bought (for the first time) I Cant Believe It's Not Butter Light...and it is delicious!!!  50 cals a serving (14 grams).

For spices, I believe Mrs Dash spices, all varieties are salt free.

For the bread, I like Butternut Whole Grain Wheat.  It's the softest I've run across so far and it is 130 cals for 2 slices.

For bread, Nature's Own has a sugar free bread 50 cals per slice. They also have their light brands of bread for 40 cals per slice but it contains HFCS.

Most all sugar free syrups are like 30 cals per 1/4 cup, my fav is Spring Tree brand.

For butter is use Parkay spray butter.

Milk: skim milk is the lowest you can get cal wise. about 80 cals per cup. I don't drink milk but i do enjoy unsweetened Almond Breeze, either vanilla (40 cals) or chocolate (45 cals) per cup. I do add 2 packets of splenda.

Don't eat rice or pasta. But if my dad makes his sauce i substitute the noodles with spaghetti squash. (42 cals per cup)

Don't worry much about sodium though i should so i use any spices and don't eat cheese as much but I have tried Kraft fat free slices and they are decent.

bread: weight watchers has bread that's 100 calories for 2 slices i believe. also, in your grocery store, they'll most likely have a section with organic breads and i've found some pretty low-cal breads, like 120140 calories for 2 slices and they aren't skimpy and actually have fiber.

syrup: i'm unaware of any brands, but i know there's sugarfree syrup out there. or you could try honey, which is more natural.

butter: if you mean for cooking, try olive oil - it still has calories and fat, but it's healthy fats. or you could try that "i can't believe it's not butter" stuff. i've never used it (my mother's against all diet foods) but many people on this site see to swear by it.

milk or soy: skim milk is 90 calories per cup, but alot of people hate skim milk. almond breeze has like 40 calories per cup though, depending on the flavour you buy.

rice: uncle ben's has a brown rice that's only 110 calories for 1/2 cup cooked.

pasta: if you're into ordering things online, there's a pasta called fibergourmet. it has 26g of fiber per 2 ounce serving and only 130 calories. NOT KIDDING. (:

low sodium spices: lol if you find any alternatives to these, lemme know.

cheese: laughing cow has light cheese spread that's pretty good. also, in your grocery store there should be reduced fat cheese slices, or lower-fat shredded cheese. and of course, kraft singles.

Hmmm.. I dunno. I haven't paid attention to whether it becomes watery or not. I don't really have anything else to compare it to since I don't buy real butter (too expensive for me)..
I highly recommend Maple Grove Farms sugar free syrup.  It's 30 calories a tablespoon, and tastes just like maple syrup.  I love it and put it on lots of stuff.  I don't know if they have it at your grocery store, though.
Original Post by shiagirl:

If you could give me brand names and calories that would be great. I'm going grocery shopping today and I live up in the mountains and the only two grocery stores I have is Vons or Stater Bro. Thanks in advance for your help.

Here are the items I need lowcal/fat on:




Milk or soy



low sodium spices


BREAD: Oroweat Light (50 calories a slice).

SYRUP: I use Atkins or Walden Farms zero-calorie syrups.

BUTTER:  I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray (0 calories). My DH uses Smart Balance Light  

MILK OR SOY: Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (40 calories/cup)

RICE: I switched from brown rice to bulgur and quinoa.

PASTA: I eat shirataki noodles or tofu shirataki fettucini noodles.

LOW SODIUM SPICES: Mrs. Dash Salt Free blends, onion powder, garlic powder, curry powder, cumin, oregano, sage, coriander, lemon pepper, rosemary.

CHEESE:  fat free cream cheese, fat free cottage cheese, reduced fat parmesan cheese, Kraft fat free singles - sharp cheddar and swiss, Laughing Cow light Gourmet Mini Bites.

CRACKERS:  All Bran Garlic Herb Crackers (18 crackers for 120 calories)

SOUPS: Any of the Progresso LIGHT soups, low sodium chicken broth, low sodium beef broth, low sodium bouillon

CEREAL: Kashi Go Lean, Kashi Healthy Heart, Kashi 7 grain honey puffs, Kashi hearty oatmeal

SWEETS: Sugar Free Jello, Sugar Free Jello Pudding, Sugar Free Popsicles, raspberries, strawberries, apples, Swiss Miss Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

CHIPS: Quaker Quakes Mini Rice Cakes (9 or 10 for 70 calories)

FRESH VEGGIES: cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red peppers, orange peppers, yellow onions, red onions, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, green beans, brussell sprouts, cabbage, sugar snap peas, corn on the cob, artichokes, acorn squash, butternut squash.

=^..^= MOLLY

My favorite low cal/low fat, high fiber food is strawberries. That and tomatoes are some of the yummiest things on earth and virtually calorie free (ok, yes, they have cals, but not many for what you get to eat!). But you aren't looking for those soooooooo ...... 


Thomas's 100 calorie english muffins


Don't use it sorry


I use smart balance, not necessarily super low cal, but it tastes pretty good and has good ingredients

Milk or soy

Ice cold skim milk!!! I use Low-fat coffee mate in my one cup of coffee each day, I think it's about 25 calories/serving or some such.


Rice is evil. I avoid it whenever possible (though it's tough as it's my comfort food!)


I don't eat it, evil (I am a carbo addict)

low sodium spices

I am not sure it's low sodium but I live on Herbamare since dieting. It's a great topping for veggies. And simply nothing beats freshly ground black pepper.


Laughing cow! 

wow you all are so helpful and have showed me alot of things to look for. I did not go grocery shopping yesterday but hoping to go today and i'm glad I didn't because now I have even more to look for.

Thanks Everyone

Also for cheese: Kraft makes a bag of 2% milk cheese cubes that are about 90 calories for 7 cubes. I like to buy these, divide them into Ziplocs and keep them around for snacks when I crave cheese.

I do Smart Balance butter too, but I get Smart Balance Light. 

So .... did you go shopping?

What did you get?

=^..^= MOLLY

Yeah, tell us what goodies you purchased!!! I just went shopping myself and bought something very very bad: Nutella ... bad me. Tongue out
oh nutella is so so so very good. so good i never buy it. oh god.. nutella on toast with peanut butter... *drool*

Okay here is what I bought:

mozarella 2% shredded cheese

lowfat sharp cheddar cheese 'Kraft' tastes good!

Ezekiel 4:9 bread 80 calories per slice but full of fiber

fiber one cereal

Almond Breeze milk

South Beach cottage cheese ; comes in a 6 pack and is like 80 cal per 4 oz container and 11g of protein. The sodium is 350mg ....yikes

Knudsen lowfat cottage cheese with pineapple 'Live Active' for digestive health, 110 cal for 4 oz 1.5 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein. The only problem with this is the sodium is like 350 mg. Yikes

Butternut squash; lots of veggies and fruits, pears on sale, apples, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions(green scallions, red and brown), cucumbers, green and red leaf salad, tomatoe's, celery and a turnip

brown rice- Eating Right brand made with whole grain American Basmati Brown Rice Pilaf 2 gr fiber per serving 1/4 C dry  is 160 cal and 1.5 gr fat

low sodium chicken broth

Mrs Dash and all kinds of other spices like mixed Italian seasoning, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon,

low sugar peach jam - only 25 calories per Tbs

boneless skinless chicken already cooked and frozen so I can pop it in the microwave, cut it up and eat it on salad. Mmmmmmmmmmmm

Low calorie italian dressing and  low calorie catalina dressing; like 40 cal for 2 Tbls

for a treat.......fat free instant cream cheese pudding and will mix with some canned Libby's pumpkin (doesn't that sound yummy!)

I was afraid to waste money on margarine as i've heard that stuff is not good for you and I don't use that much butter anyways so i'm sticking with 1 pat of real butter

2 can's pumpkin for treats or pumpkin soup

looked for yams but didnt' find any

lots of bottled propel fitness water

low fat refried beans and mild salsa ; mmmmmmmmmm

My great find is tortilla wraps; They have all different kinds but this one is italian herbs and garlic and the name brand is called 'Carb Down' Light Flat Out Wraps' Only 6 net carbs , 9 gr fiber and 90 calories per wrap and they are pretty large. You can refirgerate for freeze them after opening.

EDIT* I forgot one.....Sugar free syrup

Bread: Aunt Millie's Fiber For Life Light Wheat Bread. Only 35 cals a slice.  (a little over $2 a loaf)

Syrup: Anything sugar free. Only around 30 calories.  Sometimes I just use fruit instead of syrup, especially if you buy canned fruit with light syrup.


Are the slices on that bread very big? The ones on the Ezekiel bread I got are small and they are 80 cal a slice. I will have to look for that bread. Although the Ezekiel bread slices are small it's a heavy bread making it seem like your getting more.

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