Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at Dukan Diet as they probably could help you..
They don't have enough protein to be considered a dessert and have too many calories to be a free food. you can use the SF jello gelatin cups (jello not pudding) which have 10 calories as a free food. put some FF/SF cool whip or whip cream (up to 10 cals) and you have a 20 cal snack that is sweet and a freebie. some people have posted in the past about a low cal/high protein pudding that they found on-line and used as either a protein serving or a sub for dessert (i don't recall which it fit for). I never tried it (was sold out when I looked)..
I think the OP is using just the Jello pudding.
.. I do that w/ the SF/FF Jello pudding mix(powder) and about 2-3 tsps. is 20 cal (free food) so it works(Depends on the flavor how many cal's but I did the math). Its really delicious. The Choc. Fudge w/ cottage chz and 1/2 banana.
Or Pistachio, w/ cottage chz, and crushed pineapple, it's like that Watergate salad. yumm I have this often w/ my Dukan Diet breakfast entree or as afternoon snack. Actually I just had it about 30 min. ago. Very good!..
Hello, is there a list of these "free foods" somewhere?..
The Dukan Diet program allows up to 3 free foods per day, each being 20 calories or less. They are not mandatory. I think the original intent was for condiments like mustard, etc. Most people seem to extend that to cover anything that doesn't exceed the guidelines..
Personally, I use it for the Philly Swirls a couple of times a day, with each one having 14 calories...
I was curious after reading this so I measured out how much powder is in a SF FF Jello pudding mix. The one I measured was 6 tablespoons of powder. It was chocolate fudge, which is a little higher in calories than most of the others (35 per serving as opposed to 25), but it seems to me that if you use 1 tablespoon of powder, you could call it a free food (4 servings at 25 to 35 each = 100 to 140, divided by 6 tablespoons = 17 to 23 cal - a little high on the choc fudge). I am going to try it at snack time using one tablespoon - after all, I already have the opened box of pudding! Usually when I use the Jello pudding I throw a little Any Whey in it to bring the protein up - I haven't tried adding small increments of it into other things, so happy to have a new idea to play with...
Free foods are.
That is less than 20 calories. this can be anything you want - FF coolwhip, creamer for you coffee, SF jello, addition to a meal, etc. you are allowed up to 3 per day but should not combine more than 2 at one time...
I posted this on my website,.
, a couple of years ago:.
There are Free Foods that can be used on the NutriSystem plan. The term Free Foods comes from the American Diabetes Association. They are low calorie foods (20 calories or less) that can be added to the meal plan in small amounts. This minimal amount of calories will not affect weight loss, but we do recommend that they be limited to 2 or 3 servings per day if the foods have any calories at all..
Philly Swirl Swirlstix (sugar free) 1.
Diet Soda Unlimited.
Sodium Free Seltzer Water Unlimited.
Sugar Free Tonic Water Unlimited.
Club Soda (not tonic or quinine water) Unlimited.
Artificial Sweeteners Unlimited.
Spices (salt-free) Unlimited.
Lemon Juice Unlimited.
Sugar Free Gelatin 6oz per serving = 15 cal.
Sugar Free Gum 1 stick = 5 cal.
Nonstick Cooking spray Unlimited.
A-1 Sauce or Steak Sauce 1 Tbsp.
Butter Buds 1 oz.
Bouillon or Broth (Dry)- Low Sodium 1 packet, 1 tsp, 1 cube.
Bouillon or Broth (Canned)- Low Sodium cup.
Catsup 1 Tbsp.
Cocoa, dry unsweetened 1 Tbsp.
Coffee Whiteners (Powdered) 1 Tsp.
Chili Sauce 1 Tbsp.
Chocolate Topping (Reduced Calories) 1 Tbsp.
Cool Whip (fat free) 2 Tbsp.
Sugar Free Candies 20 cal or less per serving / 0 fat.
Low cal or reduced cal syrup Amount not to Exceed 20 cals/ 0 fat.
Dill Pickle 1.
Dream Whip 1 Tbsp.
Sugar-free Jam/Jelly Amount not to exceed 20 cal.
Low sugar Jam/Jelly 2 Tsp.
Horseradish 1 Tsp.
Mustard 1 Tsp.
Picante Sauce 1 Tbsp.
Popcorn (light and natural) 1 Cup.
Relish 1 Tsp.
Salad Dressing (Fat Free) 2 Tbsp.
Salsa 1 Tbsp.
Soy Sauce (Low sodium) 1 Tsp.
Taco Sauce 1 Tbsp.
Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tsp...
I read that 1 cup of air-popped popcorn is free. I've been eating it several times a week and still loosing, so we will see...
Plain and simple.
Free Food = 20 calories or less (max. 3 per day)..
OK, so for my afternoon dairy/protein, I added a scant tablespoon of the SF FF Jello chocolate fudge pudding and 2 tablespoons of Cool Whip to FF cottage cheese - awesome! (cherries would probably go well with that combination too, but didn't have any to try)..
CyberSally, good idea to use the sf pudding by tablespoon...I mixed up a whole carton of ff cottage cheese with the pudding and a whole can of drained sour cherries and about a 1 cup of cool whip...It is going to bad before I can eat it as I only want to eat it once a day! Maybe next time I will do what you did and then freeze my cherries I don't use (or use frozen cherries!). Thanks for the good idea. Rexanne..
I make Sugar-free Jello Puddings sometimes instead of Dukan Diet desserts, but I put a scoop of Any Whey in the bowl before I whisk in the nonfat milk. That brings the pudding up to a better amount of protein, but doesn't change the texture or flavor at all. You could also put a tablespoon or 2 of Poly D to bring up the fiber and make it more like an Dukan Diet dessert. My Poly D just came this week...
I weighed it out using a scale that weighs in grams. And for the puddings w/ 25 cal/serving your can have 3 teaspoons and for the ones w/ higher cals, like choc fudge, 2 teaspoons is approx 20 cal. You wouldnt think that little amount of powder would do much for taste but it REALLY does, especially for me as I'm not really a fan of cottage cheese. It makes cottage cheese soooooo yummy. I usually have 1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1/2 c.
Pistachio pudding mix, YUMMMM! Or my other fave is 1/2 c. cottage cheese, w/ a squished "mini" banana(or 1/2 banana, I have those cute little ones right now), and either banana cream pudding mix or choc fudge OR a mixture of the 2! Delish!..
Regarding the cottage cheese/pudding powder ideas, do you put it all in the blender or do you just eat it as it is?..
You could do either, I always just mix it up and eat it (had it again today for my afternoon snack) but I have read that some people use those "Magic Bullet" mini blender things..
That would probably taste yummy, but I dont want to wait to taste the delicious-ness.
Maybe someone could chime in because it seems like it would be very thick and might not work so well in a blender especially for a single serving amount, in a big blender I dont think that would work. But i've read that some people do a whole container of cottage cheese and pudding powder and blend it up. But I like doing different flavor combos, with dif fruits and powders. But to each his(or her) own......
I do use my Magic Bullet if I'm making it into a shake-type concoction, something that I would drink. For this type of thing, however, I just stir the pudding in, because I like the texture of cottage cheese as is, and 1 tbsp powder stirred in makes it flavored cottage cheese, rather than a smoothie!..