Alfredo sauce - what can I put it on (other than pasta)???

SweetGirl11
on 9/7/10 11:40 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
I don't eat pasta so I was wondering what can I do with Alfredo sauce?  Any ideas?

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Thorney
on 9/7/10 11:49 pm - Seattle, WA

What to put Alfredo sauce on? 

You could put it over squash.  I would imagine it would taste good on Speghetti squash with some turky meatballs--that actually sounds like it would be good.  There's always chicken to put some on. 

    
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SweetGirl11
on 9/7/10 11:59 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
I've never made spaghetti squash but I've wanted to try it.  That would be a great way to get the "pasta feeling".  I'll have to get brave and give it a try!  

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Laura M.
on 9/8/10 12:05 am - montrose, PA
How do you make spaghetti squash?  Never heard of it before and it sounds pretty good...
          
David R.
on 9/8/10 12:16 am - Austin, TX
As everyone else has said, spaghetti squash. Here's a link on how to cook:
http://www.food.com/recipe/how-to-cook-spaghetti-squash-7755 4
 
malkee
on 9/8/10 3:24 am
 chicken
debbieposner
on 9/8/10 4:34 am
Isn't this sauce very high in calories?
charleston-mom
on 9/8/10 5:13 am
Alfredo sauce is unbelievably fattening and has no nutritional value. To be honest, I wouldn't probably pick that as a choice after gastric bypass. Has your nutritionist given you any guidelines with respect to high fat cream sauces? You might want to touch base with her and get some guidance so that you can make the changes you'll need to make long-term. You also may experience dumping with something with so much fat in it too. I'm just trying to help because as you get further out, things get harder and while you may lose weight early on still eating these kinds of things, it will make you gain later. Alfredo sauce is about the same in calories and fat as hot fudge, and may be even higher. It's just so important to change these habits so that when you want to maintain, it's not as hard.
charleston-mom
on 9/8/10 5:22 am
I just looked. Alfredo sauce is 99% pure fat. One cup is 996 calories.and 99.82 grams of fat! Probably the most fattening thing there is to put on food. I would really suggest you see about some nutritional counseling so that you can see the calorie counts of foods. It will help so much as you go through this journey. A lot of things have hidden calories and we don't realize we are sabotaging our success unless we are careful.
stitch0102
on 9/8/10 6:13 am - Jersey Shore, PA
Huh...Fitday lists the nutrition as 250 calories and 17 grams of fat...

http://www.fitday.com/webfit/nutrition/all_foods/dairy_and_e ggs/alfredo_sauce.html

Also 7 grams of protein.  Of course values would vary according to the recipe and you can make alterations to reduce the fat, but 900+ calories!  Not sure where that came from...


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DaffodilGal
on 9/8/10 6:45 am
On September 8, 2010 at 6:13 AM Pacific Time, stitch0102 wrote:
Huh...Fitday lists the nutrition as 250 calories and 17 grams of fat...

http://www.fitday.com/webfit/nutrition/all_foods/dairy_and_e ggs/alfredo_sauce.html

Also 7 grams of protein.  Of course values would vary according to the recipe and you can make alterations to reduce the fat, but 900+ calories!  Not sure where that came from...
Got it from Fatsecret.com which my nutritionist says is a little more accurate.  Not sure if that's true, but I do know 250 calories is too low.

Here's the link:

http://fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/generic/alfredo-sauc e
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Deedles
on 9/9/10 12:18 am - Highlands, TX
This is the FatSecret listing for the version I eat....

fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/ragu/light-parmesan-alfredo -cheese-creations-sauce
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DaffodilGal
on 9/8/10 6:48 am, edited 9/8/10 6:52 am
The thing to remember with creme sauces too, is that it's so easy to eat too much. While the listing at Fatsecret is for a cup, which someone probably wouldn't eat the whole thing, it's still really important to remember it's basically over 90% fat content, i.e., over 90% of the calories come from fat. I've had two nutritionists warn me that Fitday's information is not always correct, and likely runs low, so I don't use it. I'd rather err on the high side. I honestly have never heard of Alfredo Sauce that is only 250 calories for a cup. That would have to be a fat-free version, which I've never seen also.

One serving of Fettucine Alfred at the Olive Garden is 1220 calories. Granted some of that is the pasta, but most of the calories are from the fat in the sauce.
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Susan S.
on 9/8/10 6:55 am - Roselle, NJ
RNY on 02/06/07 with
 I with the latter few posts....what do I do with alfredo sauce?!??!  GIve yourself a facial......the fat and egg protein will do your skin wonders...but I sure wouldn't eat it!    If you want to try spaghetti squash - put a nice marinara on it....and some parmasan cheese.....its wonderful.  I also make it with salsa and a little shredded cheddar........Susan
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Beautiful_day
on 9/8/10 8:21 am
VSG on 08/31/10 with
Alfredo sauce can be made with less fat as you stated.
It is great on asparagus and also spaghetti/banana squash.
I actually cook the squash in the microwave in microwave safe casserole dish about a 1/4 to a 1/22 inch of water for about 4 or 5 minutes. It depends on the size and the microwave strength.
Jackie McGee
on 9/8/10 8:47 am - PA
Add shrimp and pour it over chicken.

Add veggies and dunk crackers or pita/soy crisps in it.

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Stephanie C.
on 9/8/10 9:43 pm - nashville, TN
DS on 05/10/10 with
These are my favorites with it, I haven't tried it since surgery but it is making me think about whipping it up sometime soon.
  
Lisarn1
on 9/8/10 9:00 am - Raleigh, NC
RNY on 10/19/09 with
 If I have alfredo, I'll generally put it over steamed veggies w/shrimp. 

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Lisarn1
on 9/8/10 9:06 am - Raleigh, NC
RNY on 10/19/09 with
Classico 4 Cheese Alfredo Sauce

2 oz (1/4 cup) serving

Calories: 40, Fat: 1.5g, Carbs: 6g, Sugar: 2.5g, Protein: 1g

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Rhonda13
on 9/8/10 11:45 am
On September 8, 2010 at 9:06 AM Pacific Time, Lisarn1 wrote:
Classico 4 Cheese Alfredo Sauce

2 oz (1/4 cup) serving

Calories: 40, Fat: 1.5g, Carbs: 6g, Sugar: 2.5g, Protein: 1g

no that is low in calories! =)