Feb 23, 2010

Recent Favorites

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been continuing with my low carb lifestyle, however, lately I haven't gotten very creative with it. I'm a pretty busy person and so sometimes I just stick with what I know I like and whats easy, and thats it. I really need to break out and try lots of different recipes like I used to. I'm going to make that a goal for the weeks to come.

Here are some of my SFLC items that i've been enjoying lately:

WASA Crackers

Each slice contains only 6 net carbs and zero sugar. The ingredients is also very appealing to me because for one, I can actually pronounce everything and I also KNOW what they all are. And secondly, I try my hardest to eat lots of foods made with very little ingredients. This ensures a very natural and healthy diet. Its not always possible of course, but I TRY.

The ingredients are: Whole Grain Rye Flour, Wheat Bran, Sesame Seet, Oat flakes, water, Wheat Germ, Wheat Fiber, Salt.

If your thinking it sounds totally boring and void of taste, your not entirely right, but your not entirely wrong. Yes, they don't have a lot of flavor, but if you are low carbbing and craving a crispy snack or perhaps cheese and crackers, then this is a perfect solution. It's kind of all about what you put on them. I bought some Smuckers sugar free blackberry jelly and spread about 2 tablespoons on one slice for a breakfast treat. These are also great because when you go low carb, you have to be creative about getting adequate amounts of fiber. This is a great way to get more fiber indeed!
I reccommend keeping it to one or two of these crackers a day.

KIKKOMAN Instant Miso Soup

I'm a big fan of Miso soup. This is the seaweed and tofu soup that usually comes as an appetizer before your meal at a Japanese restraunt. Its very flavorful and good for you!
You can buy instant Miso soup at Walmart. It comes in a large packet with 3 individual soup packets included.

0 Sugar and only 3 carbs per packet.

I add extra tofu (extra firm) for a little bit more substance and protein. This makes a great snack or lunch! Sometimes I eat this twice a day! I loooove me some Miso!

Peanut Butter and Celery Wrap

I've always loved peanut butter and celery but somehow this week I got the genius idea to combine it with a low carb tortilla and PRESTO! The PB Celery Wrap was born! Simple, just spread PB on a small LC wrap or half of a large wrap and roll up a piece of celery in it. I'm kind of addicted to these right now. haha!

My Drink Indulgences

I love hot tea and flavored coffee. There are some super luxurious tasting teas out there with 0 sugar and 0 carbs! My favorites right now are Lipton French Vanilla and Lipton Vanilla Caramel Truffle. I usually add one packet of Splenda to each cup of tea. I'm doing a few cups of these a day just because they are so good!

I also love flavored coffee, but until recently, French Vanilla Cafe was the only coffee mix available in Sugar Free. Now they have Suisse Mocha Cafe available in SFD. It is like drinking a cup of chocolate...which to me is absolutely heavenly of course! You can use water, but I use soy milk for a thicker richer taste. If you are still drinking milk however, your consuming more carbs, but 1 cup isn't going to do a lot of damage of course. I usually have a cup of this in the morning and sometimes at night if I get a sweetooth attack and need a guilt free fix.

2g of Carbs per 1 1/3 tablespoon.

Real Bacon Bits (prepackaged)

I'm a bacon lover through and through! I used to cook a couple of batches of bacon a week to use for sandwhiches, scrambled eggs, etc. Well, I don't know why I was doing that! I have now started using prepackaged real bacon bits for those simple put together meals. Its so easy to cook up some cheesy bacon eggs in the morning when I don't have to cook the bacon first! I also add some to my husbands sandwiches, which he really enjoys! And Quesadillas are a sinch and much more flavorful this way.

If you love bacon and want a quick and easy way to add it to your food, I suggest keeping a few packs around!

BREYERS Carb Smart Ice Cream Bars

I usually don't indulge much in processed goodies but sometimes you just have to have some ice cream! I'd go nuts without my little pleasures now and again. Well these are perfect for a guilt free splurge!

Made with Splenda, it only has 5g of sugar per bar and only 7g Net Carbs! I am in love with these! Of course, eat these in moderation as well. One a day or even once every other day (which is what I'm doing) is fine though.

I'll be getting into a more creative cooking spirit this week I'm sure!


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Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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