Low-carb recipe for Christmas Party

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Posted: 10 Dec 2007, 14:48
Does anyone have any suggestions for a low-carb recipe to take to a Christmas party?
Name:Kelly Smith
Week #3

Lbs lost this week:1 lb

Inches lost: never measured
NET Carb counts: did not follow @ all this week
Mon= n/a

Weekly challenge accomplishments: my only accomplishment this week was somehow I lost 1 lb while not following Atkins @ all, TOM, & being completely stressed out while eating everything in sight! LOLOLOL!

243.0 lb Lost so far: 6.0 lb. Still to go: 93.0 lb. Diet followed poorly.


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Posted: 10 Dec 2007, 15:22
I would take a meat & cheese tray or a veggie tray ... or a fresh broccoli salad or something. For something sweet, go for a low carb dessert or buy some low carb bars!
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Posted: 10 Dec 2007, 15:57
No-bake key lime cheesecake

1 tablespoon wheat germ
2 cups plus 1 tbs Splenda
16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1 cup ricotta cheese
3/4 cup key lime juice(fresh or bottled)
2 tbs vanilla extract
1/4 cup hot water
the zest of 2 limes, divided
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin (Knoxx brand recommended)
3/4 cup boiling water
Sprinkle the wheat germ and 1 tbs splenda over the bottom of a 10 inch deep pie plate or cate pan to create a "faux" crust.
In a bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, lime juice, 2 cups splenda, vanilla extract, 1/4 cup hot water, and zest of one lime on medium speed until well combined.
Using a fork to mix, thoroughly dissolve the 3 envelopes of gelatin in 3/4 cup boling water. Do not let cool and move on to the next step immediately(It is important that the water be boiling hot and that you mix the gelatin powder inquickly so it is completely dissolved. Otherwise you will have gummy bear-like lumps)With the mixer on high and working very quickly so gelatin does not set, blend the hot dissolved gelatin thoroughly into cheescake mixture.
Immediately pour mixture into prepared pan and sprikle with the zest of the other lime. Chill in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours or until firm.
Serve with light whipped topping if desired.

Pumpkin brownies
1 cup pumpkin puree, canned or cooked
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegatable oil such as canola
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 13x9x2 inch pan with vegetable spray. Combine all ingredients and beat well, about 400 strokes. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 375 for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool on baking rack, cut into bars.
nutrional information: 102 calories, 4g fat, 15g Carbs, 101mg sodium, 1g fiber
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Posted: 10 Dec 2007, 18:15
Taco Meatballs


* 1 1/2 lb ground beef (pretty lean)
* 1 package taco seasoning mix (Taco Bell, Ortega, etc.)
* 1 green onion, finley diced
* 2 eggs
* 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
* 1 block sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes

Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Beat eggs and mix all ingredients except the cheese together. Mold a Tablespoon of meat around a cube of cheese to form a small shaped meatball. Repeat with all meat.

Place on edged cookie sheet (sprayed with PAM) and bake at 425°F for 7 to 10 minutes or until meat is done and cheese has melted.
Serves 10-15 people. Less than 1 carb per meatball.

Rolling Eyes Cheese Puffs


* 1 small pkg. (3-4 oz.) cream cheese
* 1/4 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, grated or shredded
* 1/4 lb (1 stick) butter
* 2 egg whites (room temperature)
* 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1 bag (full size – 3-4 oz.) plain pork rinds

Melt cream cheese, cheddar cheese and butter in a double boiler or in microwave. Cool for 5 minutes. Meanwhile beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff but not dry. Carefully fold cheese mixture into beaten egg whites, being careful not to break down whites. Dip pork rinds into mixture to evenly coat and then place on wax paper or parchment covered plate. Let stand in refrigerator overnight.

Preheat the oven to 250°F.

Spread puffs evenly across cookie sheet and bake a slow oven, (250°F.) for approximately one hour, or until crisp. The finished puff texture is somewhat like a puffy cookie.

Total carbohydrates in recipe: 7.5 grams.

Bacon cheeseballLaughing


* 1 pound bacon
* 8 oz cream cheese – softened
* 8 oz cheddar cheese – shredded
* 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
* 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
* 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Cook bacon; drain and crumble. Combine with rest of ingredients (except nuts) and form into ball. Roll in nuts.

Entire cheese ball has 13 grams carbohydrates.

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Posted: 10 Dec 2007, 20:13
i like to take jalepno's stuffed with cream cheese, shreddered cheese and bacon bits yummy go low carb great for a party!!!!

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Posted: 11 Dec 2007, 06:46
A friend of mine makes jalepno's stuffed with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and and low carb spaghetti sauce. She heats hers on the grill but I'm sure the oven would work. They are really good taste kind of like mini pizza's.

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