Jan 25, 2016

Low Carb "Good Stuff" Casserole


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! 
Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs of lean ground beef or turkey
1/2 chopped onion
1 1b bag of frozen spinach (thawed and water squeezed out)
Salt to taste
1 8 oz block of cream cheese
1 14.5 oz can of mexican style diced tomatoes
Shredded Cheddar 

Directions 

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Brown beef along with onion. When cooked, drain any grease. 

3. Add the thawed, drained spinach to the meat and cook together in the skillet a bit more.

4. Salt to taste and stir in the cream cheese and drained tomatoes. 

5. Grease a 2 quart dish and add the skillet mixture. Top with shredded cheese. 

6. Bake for 15-20 minutes

Makes about 4 servings at 6 net carbs each. Bam! 



Happy low carbing y'all! 

15 comments:

  1. Love this! Could you use fresh/raw spinach?

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    1. Oh i'm sure you could! I'll probably try it that way myself next time :)

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    1. Probably 30 min or just till it's heated through, starts to bubble & the cheese is melted.

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    2. Probably 30 min or just till it's heated through, starts to bubble & the cheese is melted.

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    3. Whoops! That's what I get for writing posts at 1am haha! Glad someone asked early on. Bake 15-20 minutes.

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  3. looks great, thank you!!

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  4. Hi I have a question(s). Sorry I am sure more than likely you have been asked this before but I am new here and just starting my no sugar low carb life.

    Do you count calories?...or do you sort of know approximately how many calories you consume daily? And also how much fitness do you do daily.

    I look forward to reading through your blog.

    You look amazing congrats on all your success!

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  5. Ooops I had one more question. Do you ever have your cholesterol and blood levels checked one of my doctors thinks this way of eating is not healthy. Just wondered because I believe the grains we have today are not healthy and clearly we as a country consume too much sugar. But without sugar in the world he might not have a job! lol So maybe that is why he is against the no sugar low carb thing. Thanks.

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  6. How many carbs are "too many" carbs to consume in a day? I really want to do this but am so afraid of the fat content in all of the cheeses. You really look awesome! So hope I can transform like this!

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    1. If you are following Atkins, the Induction phase, which I am starting on the 1st, is 20 per day. Good luck! I am going to need it as well. :)

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  7. Can you make this with raw spinach instead of frozen?

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  8. Anonymous, I have low carbbed since August 2015. I started following the Adkins phase 1 as a guide. I consulted my doctor since I had high cholesterol. 41 pounds lighter, I am off blood pressure medication. I had my lab work drawn. My triglycerides were low, my HDL was great and my LDL was normal. I do not count calories, just net carbs (see Adkins net carb). One thing I discovered was anything with 'dextrose' or 'maltodextrin' stalled my diet big time. Good luck.

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  9. I have gestational diabetes and am only 13 weeks prego. Your blog is such a blessing to me. Thank you so much for sharing the recipes and your story. I will cling to this as I fight my way through this diabetes obstacle. Im on a 20 carb breakfast 45 lunch 45 dinner carb count allowance to keep the baby healthy. I'm so thankful to stumble across this blog.

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  10. Could broccoli be used in place of spinach?

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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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