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Jan 28, 2016

Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

Here's a super easy way to make a low carb peanut butter chocolate sauce that you can use in so many different ways. I was making a Quest Protein Pancake the other day and I was just going to spread some melted peanut butter on it, but my husband had just bought me some Ghirardelli Dark Chocolates so I couldn't resist combining these two and i'm SO glad I did! Obviously i'm not the first person to combine chocolate and peanut butter, but I knew I had to share my latest revelation with you guys! So easy, so good!


Jan 25, 2016

I recently made and loved this easy casserole recipe from one of my favorite Low Carb Cookbooks, "500 More Low Carb Recipes" by Dana Carpender. This is a great recipe to keep around when your craving some comfort food. It's also a good company dish as it's delicious and easy to whip up quickly! 

Jan 22, 2016

Easy low carb crockpot "Skinny Soup"

When the weather starts getting colder, I immediately start to crave warm and comforting foods. I love crockpot soups especially. The convenience, but also the intense flavor from cooking something all day or all night long. I started making this soup a few months ago when I needed to use my zucchini before it went bad, but didn't have much else to work with. Just 4 more simple ingredients and 12 hours later, "Skinny Soup" became my favorite low carb soup! Now I make a big pot of this at least twice a month so I can have a healthy low carb lunch or dinner ready in a flash. I call it "skinny soup" because it's low carb, low calorie, low fat, but best of all it's healthy for you! 

Ready for the easiest soup ever?!

3 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast
Chopped Zucchini or Cabbage
Chicken Broth 
Chopped Onion 
*Seasoning of your choice (I used Tony Chachere's)

In a large crockpot place your chicken breast, a bunch of chopped zucchini or cabbage (your choice), chopped onion and the seasoning of your choice. Then simply fill the rest of the crockpot with chicken broth. Cook on low for 8 hours or more. 

Tips and Suggestions

* I usually leave it cooking on low for 8 to 12 hours.

*I use organic/low sodium chicken broth-usually Swanson.

*Always check labels, but most chicken broth is very low carb, low fat, and low calorie. 

*Don't worry much about the amounts of each ingredient, just put as much or as little of everything as you'd like.  

*When it comes to seasoning, just choose something to your liking and use a few tablespoons. I've tried Italian seasoning, Mexican seasoning, and I always go back to Tony Chachere's, but I'm a spicy foods lover. Season to your taste! 

*You can use either chopped zucchini, a head of chopped cabbage, or even kale if you'd like. I've tried all 3, but zucchini has always been my favorite. It makes a more substantial soup. 

Easy low carb crockpot "Skinny Soup"

Easy low carb crockpot "Skinny Soup"

Happy low carbing y'all! 


Jan 18, 2016

Low Carb Chili in a Bell Pepper Bowl

I'm a big fan of red and green bell peppers and I try to come up with different ways to use them besides just roasting them in the oven. I recently discovered an awesome brand of organic frozen meals called Beetnik, and they have a really good low carb Chili at just 8 net carbs for the whole thing! The only problem for both  is that it's not a very big serving of food. I wanted to make this a more substantial meal so I put it in a cooked bell pepper and WOW! This is definitely my new favorite way to eat chili. I need to find a great low carb chili recipe, but for now this Beetnik chili in a bell pepper really hits the spot. Oh's a CHILI PEPPER! See what I did there? 

Sep 17, 2015

Easy Homemade Creamy Low Carb Sauce or Dressing That Goes Great with Everything!

I don't know why I haven't thought to share this with you guys before now, but this my favorite way to make low carb sauces (or you could call it a dressing too I guess) that you can eat warm or cold and enjoy so many different ways...salads, chicken, fish, or as a veggie dip! It's also so simple to make that it's just plain silly. 

Sep 7, 2015

Low Carb French Toast

I recently posted my recipe for Low Carb Almond Bread, but I felt that this Low Carb French Toast deserved it's own post because it's JUST THAT GOOD! Seriously you guys...french toast! In the low carb world, having this as a breakfast option is just heavenly! Another bonus, it was a hit with my kids too :)

Easy Low Carb Almond Bread

After years of experimenting with store bought low carb breads and tortillas, I am the first to admit in my distrust of most of these products. One of my best pieces of advice about this lifestyle is that if you want a low carb version of something...make it yourself. No, it's not the most convenient answer, but at least you can fully trust in your ingredients with the peace of mind that what you're making is truly low carb. My low carb lifestyle goal has always been to make the yummiest AND most simple low carb versions of foods I enjoyed before going low carb. This recipe for Low Carb Almond Bread is the perfect example of that...yummy AND simple. This is one to keep in your low carb arsenal for sure!