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05.21.04
 

Java Nice Day! A Coffee Survival Guide...

AWESOME ICED COFFEE
So good...and just 20 calories!

Ingredients:

1 Heaping tsp. Taster's Choice French Vanilla Instant Coffee
4 oz. Warm Water
2 tbsp. Fat Free Coffeemate
2 Packets of Splenda
Lots of ice!

Combine coffee and Splenda with water in a 12 - 16 oz. glass Mix throughly to dissolve coffee. Fill most of the glass with ice. Top off with an oz. of Fat Free Coffeemate.

99 Carbs Alert!!! 

WARNING! Skip the new Java Chip Frappuccino at Starbucks. The Venti contains 650 calories, 25 grams of fat and 99 carbs! That's almost 200 calories MORE than their Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie! EEEKS!

Surviving Starbucks...

Add syrup to your coffee? Opt for the sugar-free kind! A few "pumps" of the regular stuff can add over 100 calories to your beverage, while the sugar-free kind contains no calories at all.

Instead of whipped cream, add some nonfat foam to your coffee. It's delicious and low in calories!

Espresso drinks (made with nonfat milk, of course) like Cafe Misto and Cafe Au Lait are your safest choices.  All sizes typically contain 100 calories or less & they are completely fat free!

If you MUST have a baked good at Starbucks, go for the lowfat scone over the lowfat muffins. The lowfat apricot scone contains 270 calories and 2.5 fat grams while the blueberry muffin has 430 calories and 3 grams of fat.

FIND OF THE WEEK!

Jenny's Country Kitchen Dessert Creamers will rock your world (or at least your coffee cup).  Use HALF the serving size (it's enough!) and you'll add just 15 calories to your coffee. They come in flavors like Cookes & Cream, French Vanilla, Snickerdoodle. Chocolate Covered Almond & more. They're great in hot coffee and even better in iced (but dissolve in warm water before adding to a cold drink). Jenny is a genius...check out her heavenly creamer creations at www.jennyscountrykitchen.com!

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It's easier to create a delicious low carb or low calorie hot or iced coffee at home than it is at a coffee chain. At home you can use special syrups and creamers that are "diet-friendly." They add flavor and creaminess to your coffee without adding too many calories or carbs. Most coffee chains don't carry these items so you end up adding the real stuff to make it taste good.  Make your coffee at home and take it in a "to go" cup and you can save about $15.00 a week!

CHEW ON THIS:
According to a recent study from the Harvard School of Health, caffeinated coffee may reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes by up to 30 percent.

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