Jan 29, 2012

Low Carb Mock Cheetos

Though the recipe I found for these calls them Cheetos, I would more accurately call them Cheesy Puffs. They don't necessarily taste like Cheetos brand, but they are very cheesy, puffy, crispy, and really good!

Recipe found HERE!

When you see the recipe...the part that describes them as white puffy clouds, you may be wondering what it's really supposed to look like. Well, it will look like this before you bake them.

Another tip...if you buy shredded cheese and freeze it like the recipe calls for, you won't need a food processor. Frozen shredded cheese is very easy to break into smaller pieces just with your fingers!

Happy Low Carbbing!

Jan 22, 2012

This Weeks Low Carb Eats

I lost 3 lbs this week!
This leaves only 12 lbs to go till pre-baby weight of 150! 

Here are some of the delicious LC things I ate this week.

Lemon Butter Fish Fillets and Green Beans with Almonds

Gorton's brand

I paired (grilled lemon butter fish fillets), with steamed green beans. I mixed in a packet of splenda and some almonds for flavor. Delish!

Cabbage and Smoked Sausage

What you Need
1 head of cabbage
1 package of cooked smoked sausage
Seasoning ( I use Toney Chachere)

This is such an easy meal. Chop up a head of cabbage (big chunks are fine) and pile it all into a frying pan on medium heat along with a half a cup of water. Bring the bottom layer to the top every few minutes until its cooked down quite a bit. It'll shrink up alot! Then you can toss it easily every few minutes. When it's cooked down to a manageable size, add your cut up smoked sausage and lots of seasoning and cook together until the cabbage is tender and the sausage heated through.

Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas

This is seriously the easiest Enchilada recipe ever and it is SO flippin good. My husband asks for it frequently! I kind of made this up myself so it's not an exact science kind of recipe. 

What you need
3-4 Chicken breasts
2 cans enchilada sauce
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese of your choice ( I use the mexi mix kind)
Low carb tortillas

1. Boil your chicken
2. Drain chicken then shred it and put back into the pot
3. add a half to full can of enchilada sauce, half to full cup of sour cream and a handful or two of shredded cheese to the shredded chicken. Then, heat on medium until it bubbles. Stir very frequently.  This is the "not an exact science part". Basically, you want this chicken mixture to be very creamy but not soupy. So it really depends on how much chicken you have. Add a little of each until you get the consistency of creamy but not soupy!
4. Pour the other can of enchilada sauce onto a large plate and dip both sides of the tortillas into the sauce.
5. Fill each tortilla with chicken mixture (not too full), then roll them up and put into a pan seam side down. Line each filled tortilla up closely together.
6. Cover the top generously with cheese
7. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

Hamburger Salad

This is basically a  hamburger without the bun, torn up to pieces to make a salad.
Hamburger (well, turkey actually, we don't eat ground beef)
chopped pickle
chopped onion
mayo and mustard

I order burgers at restaurants and do the same thing! I don't miss the bun at all, this version of a hamburger is so good!

Melted Cheese Taco Shell

Man oh man this is my new fave and so super simple. Low carbbing or not, I can't see how anyone wouldn't like this!

Spray PAM onto a microwavable plate and put a handful (or two)
 of shredded cheese (I used a mexi mix) into a circle.

Microwave for 2-3 minutes. It'll be brown and crispy mostly.

Let sit for a minute and then peel off the plate. Fold into a "shell" shape and add your sandwhich or taco fixins! I put deli meat and lettuce in mine and OMG it was so good! I RAN to my husband to try it and he loved it too! This is an even LOWER carb alternative to using LC tortillas! YAY!

Pepperoni Chips
My whole family loves these! Crispy pepperonis.
They are so easy to make and when I eat them, It taste like i'm eating pizza!


Ahhhh, it was a good SFLC week and I treadmilled almost every day! The days that I skipped, I opted for a Yo Gabba Gabba dance party with my 3 year old. I think I got more of a work out from dancing to be honest!  12 lbs to go!

Jan 14, 2012

This Weeks Low Carb Eats

I wanted to share some of my low carb eats from this week with you. 

Ok, first of all. I'm a busy mom of 2 so I don't have the time to take food pictures with great lighting using my fancy camera. Iphone pics only so bear with me on the food pics.

Spinach Lasagna
 The above picture was one of THE BEST lasagnas i've ever tasted! Not the best low carb lasagnas...just one of the best period! My mom said it tasted like it came from a gourmet restaurant. WIN!
Recipe found

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

OMG I was so suprised at how good this was! It's really easy to make too.

The crust is made from cauliflower.
This is a pic of the cooked cauliflower crust before toppings were added.

Don't go into expecting it to taste like pizza dough. It's taste amazing...you just have to not be expecting it to taste like regular pizza.
It also doesn't get very crispy but I ate it with a fork and loved it.


Taco Salad

Good ole taco salad....shelless of course but who cares?! It was delish!

Omelette Muffins

These are really great whether your low carbbing or not. They are easy to make and can be kept in the fridge for up to a week for a quick nuke and eat breakfast or even just a snack. My 3 year old helped me make these and he loves them for breakfast too!

spray your muffin tin with pam
Put your omelette fixins in each muffin tin.
 We did (cooked) bacon and cheddar cheese.

Beat about 8-10 eggs together and then pour some into each muffin cup.
Bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes or till they are big and fluffy and don't wiggle anymore.

Store in ziplock baggie in the fridge for up to a week.
Pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds for a quick and easy breakfast!

BLT Salad

Well, I don't like tomato so mine is really a BL Salad. I used spinach leaves, bacon, and homemade Miracle Whip (which is just mayo with a bit of Splenda added to it.) So good!

I'm proud to say that I went TOTALLY SUGAR FREE this week!
I hit the treadmill twice, doing 2 miles each time (need to strive for more treadmill time).
and lost
5 lbs!!

Sugar is totally out of my system and it feels wonderful!!

Jan 8, 2012

Awesome Sugar Free Low Carb Websites

I thought maybe once a week or so i'd share some really great websites and helpful links i've found to encourage and motivate any sugar free low carbbers out there! There are so many amazing websites that will blow the stigmas about low carbbing out of the water! It's not all about bacon! Although, bacon is awesome and low carb so it gets to sit pretty uptop the blog post today.

This woman has been SFLC for 10 years and really knows her stuff! She has some great easy induction friendly recipes too. Her story is very inspiring.

This site is a go to for everything SFLC. Awesome recipes sent in by users and rated by others. Menu samples, product reviews, message boards and chat rooms.

Great info and helpful links, tons of recipes, breakfast lunch and snack ideas, induction menus, product reviews.

OMG this site has low carb recipes that will blow your mind! LOTS of induction friendly recipes and  all recipes have pictures. I highly reccommend this site to see SFLC in a whole new way!

A low carb blog with lots of helpful info and a mans inspirational transformation. What I like most though is there is a page on there with a huge list of other low carb blogs!

The Rogue Cookie
I like this chic. She lives a sugar free/low carb/almost grain free life not only to lose weight but because she has food allergies as well. She has lots of great recipes and TONS of helpful links.

Jan 7, 2012

Current Stats and Low Carb Mock Pancakes

Ok, so at my last post I was 180 LBS.
Currently I am 165 (the pic above is the only body pic i've taken since the baby was born). 
 I still have 15 lbs to go to reach PRE-BABY weight and a whopping 35 lbs before I hit my BIG GOAL! The BIG GOAL being that my husband sends me on a
$1000 new wardrobe shopping spree!

During the holidays I slacked off the low carbbing quite a bit. I gained 3 lbs. Although, LAST YEAR I gained 15 lbs during the holidays so I feel pretty good with only gaining 3! Needless to say, my NY resolution was to stick with the low carbbing and start back on the treadmill.

Today was my first double win...you know...LC AND TREADMILL!
I fixed low carb mock pancakes and did 2 miles on the mill.

Low Carb Mock Pancakes

First of all, they are REALLY good and actually do very much resemble pancakes in taste. Making them and flipping them like real pancakes is a different story which is why they are all scrambled up like that. By the time I'm done with them, they're more like...scrambled pancakes. Doesn't change the taste though, they are really good!

This is a sugar free sheila recipe, which she calls Cream Cheese Pancakes. 6 Net Carbs.

3oz cream cheese
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 packets of splenda (my addition to the recipe)
Sugar Free Syrup (DaVinci's sugar free syrup is really good!)

Melt cream cheese in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Add the eggs and beat together until smooth. Pour on pam sprayed skillet on low/medium heat for a few minutes. Flip and let cook another 2 minutes.

I am so excited about getting back into this full swing! I've found a ton of new recipes that have just blown my LC mind! The myth that LC has to be boring has never been so false!

This site is amazing! It has TONS of genius LC recipes!

Follow my LC board on Pinterest to get access to all my great LC recipes i've been finding!

Happy Low Carbbing!

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