Friday, October 26, 2012

Trick...No Treat!

When i have a craving for something sweet... i turn to my friends at Celestial Seasonings! Herbal Teas are a great way to chase away those sweet-tooth cravings! My favorite happens to be Country Peach Passion and I add a little bit of Stevia sweetener to enhance the peace flavor... some days this tastes as good as peach pie... ok, maybe not that good... but a ZERO carb and calorie option for peach pie!

Other favorites are: Blueberry flavor, Peppermint, Tension Tamer!

Give them a try!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuna Wrap

So, i know this is not the most original idea, but it's pretty good and satisfying...

Tuna Wrap


1/2 can Tuna (i prefer, solid white Albacore in water)
1-2 Tbs Mayo
2 Tbs chopped celery
2 tsp chopped green onions
salt and pepper to taste
Romaine lettuce leaves
Vine ripe tomatoes

Combine Tuna, mayo, celery, onions, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir. Place tuna mixture on washed and dried lettuce leaves, garnish with tomato and more salt and pepper, if desired. You could also add your choice of cheese. Delicious!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Favorite Low-Carb Chicken Stir Fry

Favorite Low-Carb Chicken Stir Fry

2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 8-10 chicken tenderloins), cute into small pieces
3 tbs soy sauce
1 med onion
1 c chopped broccoli
1/2 c chopped mushrooms

2-3 cups riced Cauliflower**
2 cloves garlic
4 tbs butter
3 eggs

In a frying pan, cook chicken in olive oil and soy sauce. add onion, broccoli and mushrooms and cook till soft and tender. add riced cauliflower, cook 5 min. add melted butter with garlic, stir and cook for a few more minutes. in a seperate pan scramble the eggs and cook. then roughly chop and add to the stir fry. stir. and serve warm. serves 4. Serve with Edemame! Mmm!

**click HERE to head over to Big Red Kitchen where Robin Sue shows you how to rice cauliflower while using your Vita-Mix! Super fast and easy!

You can also watch a video of her HERE making a simple stir fry! looks good!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Meat Balls

Meat Balls

2 lbs lean ground beef
2 eggs
2 tbs. Itilian Seasoning
1 med onion
1/2 cup chopped spinach
few shakes of Worcestershire sauce

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Roll mixture into med size balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Make a large batch to last you all week or freeze 'em for later!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cream Cheese Pancakes!

 Tastes like skinny fried cheesecakes!

Cream Cheese Pancakes

8 oz cream cheese
8 eggs
4 tsps. stevia sweetener
2 tsps. cinnamon

Put all ingredients in a blender or magic bullet.  Blend until smooth.  Let rest for 2 minutes so the bubbles can settle.  Pour the batter into a hot pan greased with butter or pam spray.  Cook for 2 minutes until golden, flip and cook 1 minute on the other side.  Repeat with the rest of the batter.  Serve with sugar free syrup (or any syrup of your choice) and fresh berries.  A surprisingly satisfying substitute for the real thing.  
Even if you aren't watching your carbs these are a delicious departure from the traditional doughy stack of pancakes.  And you won't have the sleepy feeling that usually comes afterwards!

Low Carb happiness, even for the kids!