Share your low-carb recipes?

  1. I'm sure getting tired of meat, green beans, salad, broccoli, and eggs. Seems like that's all I eat.

    Anyone have any tasty low-carb recipes to share?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    Are you putting any zing into your recipes? Such as broccoli stir fried with garlic, toasted shallots, and sesame seeds? Crustless quiches baked in the oven? If made with cream or whipping cream, becomes almost custard-like.
    Sugar-free chocolate pudding mix, 1 and 1/2 boxes mixed with one cup cream and one cup milk or skim milk and makes chocolate mousse. I actually add in some dark chocolate shavings or some nuts for the crunch.

    Beef and broccoli stir-fry? Chinese style, also with toasted sesame seeds thrown in. Chicken soup with home-made wontons. Curried cream of cauliflower soup. Cream of mushroom soup made with different types of fresh mushrooms. Cream of broccoli soup, or cream of spinach soup.

    Spinach dip.............just without the bread bowl.
    Smoked salmon dip or salad made with can of smoked salmon, hard-boiled eggs chopped, small chopped onion, mayo, and a hint of lemon juice.
    Shrimp salad made with either the larger shrimp cut to chunks, or the small salad shrimp, celery, chopped red bell pepper, mayo.....great with a slice of swiss cheese over the top and heated in the oven. Tuna-melt without the bread.

    Right now, I think my waist is the same size that it was in high-school, and that was a very long time ago for me. We don't have all of the low-carb foods over here, so my food are all quite fresh and healthy.

    No sugar-free drinks for me, just hot tea with lime, or lime juice (made simialr to lemonade, but only with Splenda, helps with the diet also, my secret weapon over here. Try incorporating some lime or lemon into your diet everyday.

    Hope that this gives you a start..................
  4. by   EarthChild1130
    I'm not on a low carb diet, but I have 1000s of recipes stored in my computer, and I saw that this one only has 2.9 grams of carb...Try it out!

    2 chicken breasts with skin and on the bone
    4 paper thin lemon slices
    8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    4 sprigs thyme or any fresh herb you like
    Coarse grained salt and cracked black pepper
    1 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
    1 lemon, juiced

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
    Slide 2 fingers under chicken skin and loosen enough to tuck 2 lemon slices, 4 garlic slices and 1 thyme sprig underneath the skin, directly over the breast meat of each chicken breast. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Place chicken in 9 by 13- inch glass baking dish. Pour 1 cup chicken broth, remaining sliced garlic and thyme sprigs in pan bottom.
    Place in oven and roast until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 25 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Pour pan juices into a small sauce pot. Add lemon juice. Reduce over medium high heat until sauce has thickened to almost a glaze. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Pour juices over chicken and serve immediately.

    Fat: 10.8g Carb: 2.9g Cal: 210
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Thanks for the recipe, EarthChild. I printed that and added it to my recipe notebook. Can you share more of your favorites?

    Suzanne-
    You have been successful eating sesame seeds and wontons? They are very hgh carb. Even sugar free pudding mix is high carb. I have to stay very low carb- nearly on induction- in order to continue to lose weight.
    I know I could not eat those things and lose. I am pretty much limited to meat, salad, occasional nuts and strawberries, low carb veggies, and low carb yogurt.

    The new low-carb yogurts are really good.
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Jul 10, '04
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Thanks for the recipe, EarthChild. I printed that and added it to my recipe notebook. Can you share more of your favorites?

    Suzanne-
    You have been successful eating sesame seeds and wontons? They are very hgh carb. Even sugar free pudding mix is high carb. I have to stay very low carb- nearly on induction- in order to continue to lose weight.
    I know I could not eat those things and lose. I am pretty much limited to meat, salad, occasional nuts and strawberries, low carb veggies, and low carb yogurt.

    The new low-carb yogurts are really good.
    Induction is only supposed to be for two weeks. Wontons, if they are made fresh and not store bought, are not that high in carbs. I am thinner now than I have been is a very long time, sesame seeds are not eaten by the handful, but are sprinkled on the foods. I cut out sugar. What else are you eating or drinking during the day? Are you using low-cal or sugar-free drinks?
    If so, that may be part of your problem. Also try not to restrict your foods like you are doing, because as soon as you go off, you will gain the weight. Try just restricting white sugar, white bread, white pasta, and white rice. You will feel much better. Most of the other processed low-carb foods have other "junk" in them. We don't have any low-carb foods over here, I eat quite well, and the inches especially at my waist have gone down to nothing.
    People that I haven't seen in about 4 months have their jaw hanging open when I see them.
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from suzanne4
    Induction is only supposed to be for two weeks. Wontons, if they are made fresh and not store bought, are not that high in carbs. I am thinner now than I have been is a very long time, sesame seeds are not eaten by the handful, but are sprinkled on the foods. I cut out sugar. What else are you eating or drinking during the day? Are you using low-cal or sugar-free drinks?
    If so, that may be part of your problem. Also try not to restrict your foods like you are doing, because as soon as you go off, you will gain the weight. Try just restricting white sugar, white bread, white pasta, and white rice. You will feel much better. Most of the other processed low-carb foods have other "junk" in them. We don't have any low-carb foods over here, I eat quite well, and the inches especially at my waist have gone down to nothing.
    People that I haven't seen in about 4 months have their jaw hanging open when I see them.

    I have tried just restricting stuff like pasta, white bread potatoes, etc. I can't lose weight that way. I eat mostly fresh foods. How can you make wontons without flour? I use soy flour and grind my own almond flour.
    I don't not take in sugar. I drink only sugar free diet sodas, water, coffee and Crystal Light.
    In his book, Dr. Atkins said that some people have resistant metabolism and can only lose weight staying close to the induction phase. I seem to be one of those people.

    I have lost 60# in two years, and have gained back 15#. Trying to lose the 15# again, plus more.

    Wish I could still lose eating the way you do!
  8. by   suzanne4
    Get rid of the sugar-free diet sodas, many people actually retain fluid with these. I even tried one diet coke last week, and my legs felt puffy the next day. I actually make my wontons from pre-made wonton wrappers, they are about three inches by 3 inches. I don't eat them every day but as a trat they are wonderful. Try drinking just water or tea for a week, and see if there is any difference. This way has worked for everyone of my students, and they all feel much better.

    How are you cooking your foods, are you trying to restrict your fat intake as well at the same time? Try adding the fats back in.............

    Sesame seeds may be 1 teaspoonful on a whole dish, that would serve three or four. The jello sugar-free puddings that I use have 6 grams of carb, but I don't focus on that, just that it has no sugar.

    Good luck................

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