Monday, 8 February 2016

Adjusting taste buds

To cholesterol lowering items, has so far, proved okay as far as we are concerned. It took a couple of days to adjust to 1% fat milk whereas we normally use 2% semi-skinned.

The next thing to change was to reduce/give up butter and change to plant stenol enhanced spread. We have tried both Flora Light Proactiv and Benecol Buttery. DB hasn't got a preference but I think the Flora is a little better in taste.

As we both like Edam (and now Gouda), we have changed onto those. They do toast (after a fashion), when done under the grill so that is a bonus. The price per kilo in Lidl (and probably Aldi) is almost £2 less for sliced versions. Indeed, in Lidl, the sliced is £2 a kilo cheaper than a chunk of either Edam or Gouda.

We like them both on crackers and in sandwiches. We shall still buy extra mature cheddar but only as a treat, maybe divide and freeze it to be on the safe side!

For now, these are our only changes. We don't want to drink those little bottles of probiotics at the moment and have no intention of changing onto skimmed milk which we both find horrible.

So far so good then.

8 comments:

  1. I love cheese......I find it a struggle to cut down. Freezing it is a good idea so I don't keep picking at it on my walks past the fridge. Good thinking Batman x

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  2. Well done on your determination I really admire it. Something I should do but I know I would be hopeless. Have you tried Soy spread? Our grandson is allergic to milk in a big way and we have some left over from Xmas in the fridge we are working our way through - its not too bad.

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    1. We used to have soya yoghurt which was good but don't like the milk or spread. We make our own yogurt so should be interesting to see how it is with 1% milk rather than 2%!

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  3. We have the proactive buttery which isn't cheap but only for toast. When we make sandwiches I use a tiny drop of reduced fat mayo or salad cream on the bread for savory fillings. It all helps.

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    1. It is odd isn't it, that butter is so much cheaper than the spreads.

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  4. Try freezing your extra mature Cheddar grated and then you can sprinkle just a little of it onto anything you need it for, it also defrosts almost instantly for last minute use.

    It's a really good idea to buy the extra mature as you need such a small amount compared to mild cheddars.

    The only milk I ever buy is skimmed, LH has drunk this for years and I used to when I had milk, anything else even the 1% just tastes so fatty now. It's funny how quickly tastes can change isn't it we used to always drink semi-skimmed.

    Butter is cheaper than any of the spreads because it is a natural product and doesn't need the same work done to it and additives added, and as the fat is taken from all the skimmed, 1% and semi-skimmed milk there is lots of fat available to make the butter these days.

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    1. We usually eat butter Despite its high fat content, it isn't manufactured as much as spreads. Even though these spreads are meant to be better, they are still full of things I don't necessarily want to eat, a bit of a dilemma isn't it?

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