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tenkilos

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 18:56
If you would like to share your yummy low carb recipes then post them here.
Pictures would be great if you have them but optionalSmile


Linda
angiekae68

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 17:24
These are really good and only 10.9 net carbs in the whole recipe! Mine made 17 muffins, so that's just .64 net carbs each! I swore I was gonna eat them all in one setting lol, but after 7, I was full as a tick, which was good due to how many calories the whole batch has.. lol.

Pork Beef Parm Muffins



16 oz. Pork Sausage (Original)
8 oz. Ground Beef
1/3 cup Liquid Eggs
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan
1 Tbsp. Green Bell Pepper
1 Tbsp. Chopped White Onion
1/2 tsp. Rubbed Sage
1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash (Original Blend)

Mix all ingredients together, then take small portions and press down into muffin tin cups. (No need to grease the muffin tin, the sausage will take care of that lol)

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Makes 17 muffins
Total net carbs: .64 per muffin

Each muffin has:

Calories: 151.5
Fat: 13
Cholesterol: 37
Sodium: 279
Carbs: .66
Fiber: .02
Sugars: .52
Protein: 8

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angiekae68

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 17:26
I'd never eaten spinach any other way but straight out of the can, but after making this last night, I'll definitely use it more often in recipes. This was really good, though next time, I need to add more "No Salt".

Crustless Spinach Pie



1 9oz. Box Frozen Spinach
2 oz. Cream Cheese
2 Tbsp. Sour Cream
2 Large Eggs ( I ran out of Liquid Eggs)
1 tsp. Chopped White Onion
1/4 tsp. No Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
1/4 tsp. Chopped Garlic

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a well-greased pie pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Makes 4 slices
Total Net Carbs: 3.4

Each slice has:

Calories: 107
Fat: 7
Cholesterol: 110
Sodium: 233
Carbs: 4.14
Fiber: .75
Sugars: 1.8
Protein: 6

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angiekae68

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Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 04:21
Y'all are gonna love this one! The recipe called for regular Pork Bacon, but I used Turkey Bacon, AND I forgot to bake it before adding the toppings (I was hungry lol) so it turned out a little differently than it was suppose to, but OH MY STARS was it good!! Could be mistaken for lasagna. Never knew my mouth could mistake Turkey Bacon for Lasagna noodles! lol

Low-Carb Lasagna (Made with Turkey Bacon)
OR
Low-Carb Bacon Pizza w/Crispy Crust (Made with Pork Bacon)



12 slices Low-Sodium Turkey Bacon or Pork Bacon
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup Pasta Sauce (No sugar added)
1/4 cup Bell Peppers (diced)
1 cup Hamburger Meat (browned)

Optional seasonings:

No-Salt
Mrs. Dash Tomato, Basil & Garlic
Black Pepper
Onion Powder

Take 6 slices of bacon and place them side by side on baking sheet. Take the other 6 slices and interweave them into the first 6. (See Photo #1)

*Note: If you use Pork Bacon, you'll need to interweave the bacon slices and bake them at 400 for about 20 minutes, or until crispy before adding the other ingredients.

Spread the cheddar cheese on top of the bacon and top with the pasta sauce. Next spread half of the mozzarella cheese over the sauce. Add any of your favorite toppings (ground beef, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc.), spread the rest of the mozzarella over them, and top with Parmesan cheese, if you like. (See Photo #2)

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

(After baking - Photo #3)

Lasagna Values (w/Turkey Bacon):

Makes 4 - 1 cup servings

Total Net Carbs - 2.21 (per serving)
Total Net Carbs - 8.83 (for entire dish)

The entire dish has:

Calories: 1010
Fat: 109
Cholesterol: 278
Sodium: 3170
Carbs: 12.53
Fiber: 3.7
Sugars: 5.68
Protein: 78

Pizza Values (w/Pork Bacon):

Makes 4 slices

Total Net Carbs - 2.21 (per serving)
Total Net Carbs - 8.83 (for entire dish)

The entire pizza has:

Calories: 1070
Fat: 115
Cholesterol: 248
Sodium: 3290
Carbs: 12.53
Fiber: 3.7
Sugars: 5.68
Protein: 84

*Note: The calorie and sodium counts are pretty high on this one, but if you plan the rest of your meals for the day around this meal, it won't be that big of a problem if you eat more than one serving. (And yes, you'll want to Bad Grin ) But, if you do go over 2300mg sodium for the day by eating too much, just flood yourself with water for a couple of days so you don't retain any water. Actually, you should probably just go ahead and drink extra water the day you're gonna make this lol Smile

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angiekae68

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Posted: 01 Nov 2012, 22:37
‎*The recipe for these is actually called "Cream Cheese Clouds", but mine didn't fluff up, I think because I didn't use unsalted butter. Not sure. Still very good. They have the texture of white chocolate. Would also make a great cheesecake filling!

Cream Cheese Bites



8 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup "Move Over Butter"
3/4 Splenda Granulated
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Beat with mixer until smooth. Drop teaspoonfuls onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm, at least 1 hour.

Mine made 18 "bites"
Total Net Carbs: 1.34 each

Entire recipe has:

Calories: 1210
Fat: 120
Cholesterol: 240
Sodium: 1320
Carbs: 24.2
Fiber: 0
Sugars: 8
Protein: 8

*Tip: Hide them from your family.. (and yourself or you'll eat every one of them on the spot lol)

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Pete1998

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Posted: 03 Nov 2012, 12:01
Angie - can't wait to get home on Tuesday to try these puff things. I bet a little lemon extract would be good, or maybe cinnamon or almond extract. Hmmm. There are lots of options!
angiekae68

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Posted: 03 Nov 2012, 20:45
Tiffany, don't you just love recipes that you can add different ingredients to? So many different variations you can come up with! Love it! Let us know what you think when you make them! Smile

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angiekae68

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Posted: 04 Nov 2012, 22:00
Here's a perfect one for those "game nights"!

Bacon-Wrapped Cream Cheese Jalapenos



9 Jalapeno Peppers
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
1/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
9 slices Pork Bacon

WARNING!! USE GLOVES WHILE PREPARING!! (If you don't have any gloves, just remember not to touch your face and be sure to wash your hands really good afterwards. I didn't the first time. Not good Crying or Very sad .. The next time, I used some gloves out of a hair coloring kit.. lol)

Cut stems off peppers and slice them lengthwise. Remove seeds and membranes from inside.

Mix together cream cheese and both shredded cheeses until smooth.

Fill each pepper with the cream cheese mixture.

Next, slice bacon slices in half and wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around each pepper.

Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Place peppers on baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until bacon is cooked to your liking.

Total Net Carbs per each: .6

Each one has:
Calories: 58
Calories from Fat: 42
Fat: 5
Cholesterol: 15
Sodium: 119
Potassium: 15
Carbs: .8
Fiber: .2
Sugars: .46
Protein: 3

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Mokakiss

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Posted: 05 Nov 2012, 12:38
These jalapenos look delicious and I can't wait to try them! Thanks for posting your recipes. Your flaxseed crackers I'm also going to make this week and I can't wait! I know I saw them in here somewhere...just need to find them again. Smile
angiekae68

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Posted: 05 Nov 2012, 14:36
Hi Mokakiss! Those jalapenos have become a staple in my home. I first made them for myself but couldn't keep everyone else out of them, so now I make a double batch. They are now part of our Family Movie Night Smile The flaxseed crackers are really good. Just don't make the mistake that I made. I ate the whole batch but wasn't drinking enough water. Bad thing. Bad, bad thing.. lol. Eating flaxseed meal is just like taking Citrucel or any other kind of fiber supplement. You need LOTS of water with it. I swear, I was stopped up for days! (sorry if that's too much info lol) I just don't want anyone to go through what I did Smile I'll find the recipe and post it here!

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angiekae68

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Posted: 05 Nov 2012, 14:39
The kitchen was really busy today with our family cookout going on, plus I ate them all before I even thought about taking a photo lol. Eating these made me feel like I was cheating! To me, they tasted a lot like Sesame Crackers.

*Note: Any time you eat a lot of Flaxseed Meal, be sure and drink LOTS of water. Otherwise, the Meal will not turn to it's gelatinous stage and it will make you constipated.

Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers

(sorry no photo yet)

1 cup flax seed meal
1/3 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
1 and 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

Next, mix all the ingredients together and place the mixture on the cookie tin. You'll want the mixture to be pretty thin so the crackers will be crispy, so put a sheet of wax paper over the mixture and press it down using a rolling pin (or whatever you can find, I used the bottom of a measuring cup).

Remove the wax paper and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. If you leave it any longer than that, the edges will burn before the middle is crispy.

Take it out of the oven and let it cool. It will get crispier as it cools.

*Tip: You can score the flattened mixture with a fork so they will be easier to break apart if you want. Although I tried that, but they still just broke apart where they wanted.

I have no idea how many crackers this recipe made since they didn't break apart evenly, plus, I was so excited to eat them that I forgot to count the pieces lol.

Here are the counts for the entire batch:

Calories: 588
Fat: 43.2
Cholesterol: 22
Sodium: 4414 (384 if you don't use the salt and Garlic Salt)
Carbs: 32.96
Fiber: 32
Sugars: .24
Protein: 33.6

Total Net Carbs for entire batch: .96

This recipe is how I made them today, but next time, I will exclude the Parmesan Cheese from the mixture and just sprinkle some on top before I bake them. I'm also going to leave out the salt and the Garlic Salt and just season them with some Mrs. Dash. Less carbs, less sodium, and I know they'll still be awesome. I ate them with some dip that I made using Cream Cheese, Sour Cream and Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil seasoning.

The recipe actually called for Garlic Powder, but I didn't have any so I used Garlic Salt instead. Garlic Powder has carbs, Garlic Salt doesn't.
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Pete1998

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Posted: 05 Nov 2012, 19:55
I made Angie's Cream Cheese Bites, only I added one tablespoon of lemon juice and used my frosting tips to pipe out big stars. I came out with about 55 "star-bites". They are like frosting!!!! I will try cutting back on the Splenda next time, as they are extremely sweet.


My next batch, I think I will try adding a little pumpkin, along with cinnamon and nutmeg - sort of a modified pumpkin cheesecake.
angiekae68

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Posted: 05 Nov 2012, 21:31
Tiffany!! Those look so cute!! That's a great idea! And yes, they are a bit sweet, but omg did I ever feel like I was eating frosting! LOL!

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Rachel116

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Posted: 05 Nov 2012, 21:48
Those look just cute as can be! I am going to make these for all of the diabetics and low carbers in my family that will be going to my sons first birthday party this weekend. I know how hard it can be to resist all of the sweets when everyone else is eating them. Hopefully this will help. Thanks Angie and Tiffany for the variations of Cream Cheese Clouds.
~Rachel~


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BBD5

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Posted: 05 Nov 2012, 22:07
Pete1998Those do look really good! I was waiting to get on the scale today, so I will be making those within the next few days.

Quick question is the entire recipe calorie count 1210?? yikes..
angiekae68

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Posted: 05 Nov 2012, 22:18
You're welcome! I think they'll be a hit at the birthday party! My recipe was actually a mistake turned good.. lol. Next time I'm gonna use unsalted butter and see if I can get little clouds like you're suppose to Smile

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angiekae68

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Posted: 05 Nov 2012, 22:21
Dorothy, yes :/ .. You might reduce the amount of Splenda cause they are really sweet as the recipe is. Also, you might find another kind of butter that's lower in calories than what I used.

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Pete1998

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Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 21:18
Quote:
Quick question is the entire recipe calorie count 1210?? yikes..


BBD5: Yes, 1210 for the whole recipe does sound like a lot, but divide by total number of items. So my 55 stars are 22 calories each. Thus the trick is to not eat the whole batch! Confused

Tiffany
angiekae68

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Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 23:24
LOL Tiffany .. I know that's right. Somehow I made mine last for 3 days. I hid them from myself.. lol

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CandyCanSell

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Posted: 07 Nov 2012, 19:55
Ohhh these recipes are so helpful, I want to print them all out and make them tonight, but I have a meeting in 40 min. Keep those recipes coming. THis is the best challenge I have taken, Congrats on the wonderful way it is laid out. It really motivates me to check in and makes it so fun to read all of your posts. I'm making brownies for a meeting I'm having tonight at my house and they smell yummy, wish I would have made cream cheese bites for me. Hmmm. . . maybe still not too lateWink
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