Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Low Carb Cheesecake Recipe Raspberry Pecan Bars

There is so many different ways to use cream cheese! All of them are delicious! This Low Carb Cheesecake Recipe makes Raspberry Pecan Bars that are to die for!

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
2 tbsp lemon peel
1/3 cup raspberry jam

Beat butter until smooth. Add flour, brown sugar, and pecans. Beat this until well blended. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch greased square pan. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, egg, milk, and lemon peel, until well blended. Pour mixture over crust.

Heat up jam in saucepan or microwave until smooth. Drizzle jam in a striping pattern over the cream cheese. Using a spoon, drag through the stripes, create a marbling effect.

Bake 20-25 minutes at 350F or until set. Cool. Cut into 32 squares.

Per Serving (1 bar) 105 Calories, 11 g carbohydrates, trace fiber, 1 g protein

Low Carb Cheesecake Recipe Chocolate

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Low Carb Cheesecake Recipe Chocolate

Cheesecake is always something that is so smooth, and luscious, that is is hard to resist. This Low Carb Cheesecake Recipe is chocolate, also something hard to resist!

2 cups cottage cheese
3/4 cup liquid egg substitute
2/3 cup sugar
4 oz cream cheese
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup yogurt
2 tbsp sugar
Sliced strawberries, or other fruit (optional)

Beat together until smooth, cottage cheese, egg substitute, sugar, cheese, cocoa, and vanilla.

Pour into a 9 inch springform pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Cook at 300F for 35 minutes or until edges are set.

While cooking, mix together yogurt, and sugar. Carefully pour over the entire cheesecake after the edges are set, and place in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.

Remove from oven, with knife loosen sides of cheesecake, before removing the springform pan.

Cool completely. Cover, then refrigerate, until chilled through.

Serve with sliced fruit if desired.

Per Serving (1 of 12 pieces) 93 calories, 7 g carbohydrates, trace fiber, 9 g protein

Low Carb Cheesecake Recipe Strawberry Squares

Monday, October 13, 2008

Low Carb Cheesecake Recipe Strawberry Squares

When looking for a treat for the holiday season coming, this is a great recipe for Low Carb Cheesecake Squares. This is a no bake recipe!

Remember that there is a great variety of berries out there! Experiment, with other combinations of berries, and make this amazing recipe fit your own tastes. Remember it is fun to try something new!

8 oz yogurt, strawberry flavored
8 oz cream cheese
Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/4 cup of sugar
1 packet of unflavored gelatin
2 tbsp water
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/3 cup granola

Beat together in a bowl yogurt, cream cheese, and sugar substitute until smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix water and gelatin together. Let it sit together for 2 minutes. Then microwave for 30-40 seconds. Beat gelatin into cream cheese mixture.

Stir together the chopped strawberries and sugar well. Add this to the cream cheese mixture.

In a 9 inch square pan, lined with plastic wrap, pour in the cream cheese mixture. Spread evenly, and place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.

When ready to serve, place sliced strawberries on top, and sprinkle with granola. Lift the squares out of the pan with plastic wrap, and cut into nine squares.

Per Serving (1 of 9 squares) 98 calories, 11 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein

Low Carb Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken with Apricot

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Low Carb Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken with Apricot

I love slow cookers! I also love the flavor of apricots, and mustard on my chicken! This is so juicy and delicious! This low carb recipe for slow cooker chicken with apricots is somethings that everyone needs to try! Yummy!

2 1/2 lbs chicken pieces
1 tbsp oil
2 cup onion
4 cups frozen favorite vegetables
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup apricot jam, sugar free
2 tbsp tapioca
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp allspice

Heat up oil in a frying pan. Place enough chicken to cover bottom of pan. Cook at medium high heat until brown. Flip and brown other side. Repeat with remaining chicken.

In a slow cooker, add onions, and favorite vegetables. Top with browned chicken pieces. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken and vegetables. Cook for 8-9 hours on low, or 4 1/2 hours on high heat.


Per serving (makes 8) 247 calories, 13 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein (this is using 4 cups of carrots. If you use other vegetables, these numbers will change)

Low Carb Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Thai Soup

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Low Carb Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Thai Soup

As always, I love to share those slow cooker recipes. I love how easy it is to put everything together the night before, or first thing in the morning, then dinner is ready whenever we are ready to eat! Scoop out and serve this low carb recipe for slow cooker chicken thai soup!

1 lb chicken pieces
4 cups chicken broth
4 medium carrots, sliced
1 large onion
1 tbsp ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp lemon peel
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

15 oz coconut milk
1 diced pepper
8 oz mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

In a slow cooker, combine chicken, broth, carrots, onions, ginger, garlic, lemon peel, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 6-7 hours at low heat, or 3 hours at high heat.

Stir in coconut milk, pepper, mushrooms, and cilantro. Let cook for 10-15 minutes more.


Per serving (makes 6) 328 calories, 15 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein

Low Carb Recipe for Asparagus and Almonds

Monday, October 6, 2008

Low Carb Recipe for Asparagus and Almonds

1 lbs asparagus
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sliced almonds
1 1/4 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup water
3 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp beef bouillon

Snap off ends of asparagus and place in a small amount of boiling water. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Place on serving plate.

While asparagus is cooking, place butter and almonds into a small sauce pan. Cook medium heat until golden. Add in cornstarch, water, lemon, and bouillon stirring well between each ingredient.

Cook for two additional minutes after the sauce has become thick.

Serve sauce over asparagus.

Per Serving (makes 4) 73 calories, 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein

Low Carb Recipe for Slow Cooker Ratatouille

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Low Carb Recipe for Slow Cooker Ratatouille

After seeing the new ratatouille movie my kids were excited to hear that we were actually going to eat the real thing! This makes a great side or appetizer. Using the slow cooker saves time later!

3 onions, chopped
6 oz tomato paste
1 tbsp oil
5 drops stevia or 1 tbsp sugar substitute
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 zucchini, sliced
1 eggplant, peeled and cubed

Add all ingredients into a slowcooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, or 4 hours at high heat.
Serve hot or cold, or room temperature.

Per serving (1/4 cup) 7 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein

Low Carb Recipe for Chicken Breasts with Lime

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Low Carb Recipe for Chicken Breasts with Lime

Taking the five minutes to marinate this chicken in the morning or the night before, makes a quick and delicious chicken for lunch or dinner, that is amazingly moist, with a hint of lime and ginger flavor. Well worth the time and effort!

1 lime
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp ginger
5 drops of stevia or 1 tbsp sugar substitute
2 chicken breasts (3/4 lbs total)
pepper to taste

Place lime in microwave for 20-30 second (helps with the juicing process). Cut in half, and squeeze juice from lime into a ziplock bag.

Combine in the ziplock bag the following: soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sweetener. Place chicken breasts into the bag and coat well. Place in fridge and marinate at least 3 hours. (or overnight)

When ready to cook, take chicken out of marinate and cook until juices are clear. Marinate can be used for only the first few minutes to brush on the chicken, then must be discarded. (To insure that is it cooked well, and is not cross contaminating the chicken)


Per serving (makes 2) 2 g carbohydrates, 42 g protein

Low Carb Shake of Strawberry Kiwi

Friday, October 3, 2008

Low Carb Shake of Strawberry Kiwi

Adding a little cinnamon and ginger to this mix of strawberry and kiwi low carb shake may sound strange, but is a step you can not skip! Try something different!

4 tbsp strawberry kiwi crystal light soft drink
2 tbsp strawberry syrup (sugar free)
6 tbsp frozen strawberries, chopped
2 tbsp frozen kiwi, chopped
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 tsp cherry Jello powder (sugar free)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger

Place all ingredients into blender and mix well until smooth. Scraping sides of blender if necessary.

Low Carb Shake of Cherry Blueberry

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Low Carb Shake of Cherry Blueberry

This shake boasts less then 6 g carbs. It is great if your looking for a new way to change the traditional shake, into something new and refreshingly exciting.

4 tbsp diet cherry soda
2 tbsp cherry syrup (sugar free)
6 tbsp frozen blueberries
1 tsp cherry jello-o powder (sugar free)
1 scoop protein powder

Place everything in blender and mix together until smooth. Scraping sides if necessary.

Low Carb Recipe for Five Carb Peanut Butter Brownies