Friday, September 30, 2011

Easy Low Carb Recipes Which Taste Great

There are plenty of easy low carb recipes accessible. Low carb dieting has become so popular we now have numerous recipe books written on just this topic. Additionally, there are recipe books written by the writers of the majority of the best known weight loss programs including Dr Robert Atkins, Dr Arthur Agatston of the South Beach Diet, the designers of the Protein Power and many more.

In addition, you can find lots of low carb recipes online. Normally most of these can be found for free. The downside of obtaining a recipe on a website is that they're not always so easy to print. The web is usually not set up for simple printing. Obviously you could carry the computer into the kitchen or copy out the recipe manually. Nevertheless, occasionally you can copy and paste the text into Word or a comparable program and then print it. Try it out because it is helpful to have your own collection of printed easy low carb recipes.

Numerous easy low carb recipes are modified variations of regular recipes. For instance, you would not believe how simple it is to make home made quiche when you don't have to bother with the pastry.

Low Carbohydrate Quiche
 Creates 6 portions, each approximately 3g net carb with regards to the choice of vegetables.
Gently grease a sizable pie dish. Put in 8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese combined with half of a little onion chopped small (25g or 2.5 Tbsp). Add approximately 8 oz (225g) sliced cooked low carbohydrate vegetables such as weeds, broccoli, zucchini etc. Then add ham, cooked chicken or bacon cut into little pieces.
 Get 6 eggs and beat them. Mix in 1 cup heavy cream and seasoning. Serve this mixture into the pie dish around and also over the veggies, beef and cheese.
 Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees (180 degrees C) for around 40 minutes. When it's done, the top part will be gently browned and a knife pushed into the middle of the quiche will come out clean.
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for three days and consumed cold. If you make it without beef, you may also freeze individual servings, after that unfreeze and reheat.

Bacon And Cabbage Stir Fry

Creates 1 serving, 2g net carbohydrate per cup of shredded cabbage.
Prepare 2-4 slices of bacon and cut into mouthful sized pieces.
Individually, heat 2 Tbsp essential olive oil or butter over a low to medium heat in a fry pan with a lid. Include one or two cups (75g or 150g) of shredded cabbage based on your permitting under the principles of your diet. Cover with the lid and cook for five minutes, stirring often. Include the bacon and cook for an additional five minutes, or until the cabbage is clear and soft.

This really is tasty as a light meal or first course. It is one of the most popular quick and easy low carb recipes.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Your Guide To Quick To Fix, Easy Low Carb Recipes


Everyone these days wants to find easy, low-carb recipes to build a healthy diet that is low in carbohydrates. With the recent low-carb craze, dieters can find information all over the place. Here are some guidelines to help you get what you want out of the low-carb phenomenon.

Whether you are searching the Internet, paging through a cookbook or digging through a friend's pile of recipes, you need to keep in mind what it is that you want out of this diet. You should desire low-carb recipes that appeal to you, that will help you lose weight healthily, that you want to eat and that you can prepare without too big a headache.

Just because foods are low-carb and diet-friendly doesn't mean they have to be bad or boring. You can find easy, low-carb recipes without sacrificing foods you enjoy. You can easily find recipes focusing on meat, poultry or seafood. You can find dozens of great ideas for breads, pastas, sauces and dips, as well as low-carb desserts and snacks. You can even have low-carb beer and other alcoholic beverages.
When preparing meals containing meats, be sure to choose carefully. As you make an effort to avoid carbohydrates, you will naturally move toward foods higher in protein. Many of these high-protein foods are our favorite meats, but many of these meats are also contain large amounts of fat. To get the best out of your diet, choose easy, low-carb recipes that call for lean meat, poultry or seafood. Even lean cuts of pork are better for you than meats like bacon and beef.

Breads are another area of interest in a low-carb diet. People are often surprised to learn that cutting breads out of their diet entirely is unnecessary. With an assault on carbohydrates in their diets, many people see breads as off limits. Books have even been written discussing how to live without bread.

Breads themselves are not bad, but some can certainly not low in carbohydrates. Many easy, low-carb recipes are available that allow you to enjoy sandwiches, burgers, toast or muffins. These recipes use a slightly different list of ingredients, but they yield healthy, tasty breads. Also, breads contain fiber, which is important to include in your diet.

Many recipes targeting a low-carb audience will specify nutritional information for the food, especially carbohydrate, protein and fiber content. This information is provided for a reason: as you probably know, foods low in carbohydrates and high in protein are central to the Atkins and other low-carb diets. Fiber is also a big part of the equation; simply put, you can have more carbs in your diet if they are in the form of fiber. Also, foods high in fiber are generally full of "good carbs," the type of carbohydrates you don't need to eliminate from your diet.

This brings up another good point: you don't need to completely eliminate carbohydrates from your diet. Keeping some carbs in your diet is healthy and does not negatively affect your diet. Most low-carb recipes have at least some carbs. Instead of cutting out all carbohydrates, you should focus on minimizing or eliminating "empty carbs," carbohydrates that come from foods with little or no nutritional value. Soft drinks and candy bard have empty carbs; fruits and vegetables, for example, have good carbs.

An important part of a low-carb diet is variety. You're trying to limit carbohydrates, but that doesn't mean you should eat eggs every day and avoid bread like the plague. Abide the guidelines for a healthy, low-carb diet: limit but don't eliminate carbs, get plenty of fiber, make sure your protein-rich meats are not too full of fat.

Again, to easily sustain a healthy, low-carb lifestyle you should eat foods you enjoy. Low-carb foods should not be a burden. The list of diet-friendly choices has enough variety to make even the pickiest eaters happy.
You have plenty of delicious, easy, low-carb recipes to choose from.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Atkins coupons

As I was looking around I found this and thought I'd pass it around.

Atkins is giving away a starter kit with coupons for 2 free bars, $6 in other coupons, and a carb counter...and a chance to win more...
Here is the link.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Low Carb Cookbook Review - 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender

Busy, busy, busy. Today's schedules and fast paced, multi-tasking lifestyles make it difficult for most of us to find the time needed to prepare and serve balanced, nutritious and tasty meals. I am no exception. Since I tend to be a problem-solver by nature, I decided to gather a collection of quick, fast and easy low-carb recipes so I could save time in the kitchen but still stick to my low-carb lifestyle.

I expected it would take quite awhile to get enough recipes together to make a difference. However, thanks to Dana Carpender's newest low-carb cookbook my collection has grown overnight!

15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender (Fair Winds Press, 2003) gave my collection a huge boost. From the introduction, I found that the entire purpose of this book is to provide a cookbook filled with recipes that take a maximum of 15 minutes to make-and that includes prep time. Sound intriguing? I thought so, too.

This 253-page compendium offers more than just microwave or "tear open a protein bar" meals. These recipes were all timed and each was considered for health, feasibility and appropriateness to the book's theme. Dana's introduction explains her reasons, her processes, and offers detailed hints, tips and tricks to cut down prep time.

To give you an overview of the contents, there are thirteen chapters divided by food type, such as "15-Minute Eggs," "15-Minute Tortilla Tricks," "15-Minute Main Dish Salads," "15-Minute Skillet Suppers," and
Chapter 12, "15-Minute Condiments, Sauces, Dressings, and Seasonings," which has my favorite homemade sugar-free ketchup recipe. Of course, I cannot forget to mention the last chapter, "15-Minute Desserts."

Written in an easy to follow, relaxed style, this book feels like an old friend for those of us who have come to know Dana's work from her 2002 cookbook, the very popular 500 Low-Carb Recipes. If you are not familiar with her previous book, I think you will be pleased with her comfortable, confidant style and helpful insights.

There seems to be recipes to suit most everyone, from low-carb soups to high-protein nuts. I especially appreciate that the recipes have short instructions, are very fast to read-and they are easy to make. A few I have tried and enjoyed include, "Houbyfest Eggs," "Blintzlets," "Parmesan Chicken Breasts," "Sour Cream Ham Supper," and "Cheater's Chowder." And, I am wrapping "Cinnamon Splenda® Nuts" in red plastic wrap tied with a thin velvet ribbon for Valentine's Day mini gifts. (I will wait until next month to tell the recipients the gift was sugar-free!)

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