Monday, July 15, 2013

Free Low Carb Recipe Book on Kindle

Just a quick post to let you know of a low carb recipe book on Kindle that is currently no cost to download! They only give out copies for the first couple of days so the price will probably go up soon. (I don’t even have a ‘Kindle’, I just installed the Kindle Reader app on my computer to read the book!)

Check out the book on Amazon:

or click the image below!

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Free Paleo Recipes - Kindle Download

Paleo is defiantly the hot new low carb diet and although I am sticking to my version of low carb living, I do like to thumb through alternate versions of low carb recipes to get new ideas. That is why I thought I would share this Kindle book on Paleo recipes that is currently free to download on Amazon (but the price may go up at any time). If you, like I, don't have a Kindle (yet) you can download an app for your PC or smartphone and read it on there too!

Click the picture of the book cover below to view this book on Amazon.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Low Carb Peperoni Pizza Snack Chips


Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Chips

Place 7-8 pepperoni slices on a microwavable safe plate so they do not touch and cover with a slice of cheese. Microwave for one minute on high.

After 1 minute, use a fork to flip cheese so pepperoni side is up and microwave for 1 more minute.

It will be very hot and will not get crisp until it is completely cool so let it stand for at least one minute before handling. Break pieces up in between the pepperoni slices and enjoy.
The peperoni slices I use have one carb per 16 slices and the cheese had zero carbs per slice so this batch of low carb peperoni pizza chips is only .5 carbs per serving!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Low Carb Muscle Building Diet

This article is written by a pro bodybuilder and dispels the myth that to build muscles you must carb load. He uses a practical low carb diet (instead of no carb) that incorporates low fat proteins. For the full story and examples of his meal plan read the article here: Muscle Building On A Low Carb Diet

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cheap Low Carb Cooking

To save money at the store I spend about 4 hours every Sunday prepping and cooking for the week to come and although I rather being doing nothing at all, this day is the key to me sticking to my budget and to my low carb diet!

I divide large packs of meats into freezer and marinated fridge portions, chop veggies for recipes later in the week and prep sauces. I cut tubs of vegetables to throw together a quick salad during the week; diced red onion, cucumber, celery and romaine lettuce (I use a plastic lettuce knife so it does not brown) all ready to go.

Every Sunday I also make a large low carb meal that I can eat through out the week, like a hearty soup (of which I have several versions), bean less chili or a roast. This is my Sunday night dinner that doubles as a quick lunch or dinner throughout the week that just needs to be heated.

I try to cook large batches of everything so that I have plenty of leftovers for quick lunches and dinners during the week, here is an example of my weekly meal plan:

Break Lunch Dinner
Sun Spinach and Feta Frittata (brunch) Large Pot of Bean-less Chili
Mon Frittata Italian Roll Ups Baked Chicken & Veggies
Tues Sausage and eggs Chili Dogs with Cheese Baked Chicken Salad
Wed Frittata Baked Chicken Parm Chili
Thurs Chili Eggs Chef Salad Pork Chops & Veggies
Fri Pork Chops and eggs Italian Roll Ups Leftover night!!!
Sat “Leftover” Omelet
Low Carb Flatbread Pizza

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Cheap Low Carb Meals

I find that thinking about your cheap low carb meals a week (or more) ahead of time helps to save you money as well as time in several different ways. First, it saves trips to the grocery store, ultimately saving you time, gas and headaches. You can save yourself time by planning out different low carb meals that use similar items that you can cook in large batches to use for more than one purpose. Then by more accurately knowing how much of each item you will be using, you can make cost decisions such as bulk buying while shopping. Weekly meal plan examples coming soon!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Low Carb Is Expensive!

Low Carb Is Expensive!

Okay, I know that is not a revelation from some one like me who has been part of the low carb lifestyle for years now but in light of my new financial situation it has become a bit more obvious. I am still working part time and I am very thankful to be making my bills .... but it has made my low carb cooking a little on the uncreative side :-(

I love to come up with new and tasty low carb recipes to eat and to share online but I have had to cut back on the extras ... you know, imported cheese, expensive sugar free syrup, pretty much everything from the organic grocery store ... I think you get the idea.

So, I have not been posting because I felt like I had nothing to share with my readers but after talking to a fellow low carber that was having similar issues got me rethinking. After all, a lot of people are having money issues right now and they have to change the way they are cooking too. My cooking is not boring ... it is just thrifty! Thrifty low carb recipes to come!

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Low Carb Lasagna Idea

I am Italian low carb cook, so I am always trying to replace pasta in some my favorite dishes (Hooray for spaghetti squash)! I have tried lasagna with thinly sliced veggies instead of pasta but it was not the same :( ... so I tried this experiment, using sliced turkey in place of the pasta! Some think it is genius and some think I am a nut but I think it tasted awesome!

I started with a little bit of low carb tomato sauce on the bottom of the dish and then put 4-5 slices of turkey (Note: I used packaged thick cut turkey with no added smoke or sweet flavor) to cover the entire bottom of the baking dish. Then layer your favorite low carb lasagna ingredients, ground beef, sauce, ricotta cheese, parm cheese, etc.

Add the next layer of turkey and repeat until your baking dish is almost full!

Cover with cheese and bake ... I did mine at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

It was definitely yummy ... so much that I forgot to take an after picture :(

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Low Carb Creamy Mushroom Chicken Recipe

Low carb video recipe of creamy mushroom chicken, great recipe to cook for the family when not everyone is on a low carb diet .... just put theirs over rice but so tasty you won't miss it!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Low Carb Fried Cheese Sticks

These cheese sticks are totally low carb and awesome! Locate the Spanish specialty cheese "Queso De Freir" in your local store, cut into sticks and fry as is and it will get a nice crust on the outside and gooey on the inside! Roll cooked cheese sticks in garlic powder and serve with low carb marinara, yummy!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Low Carb "Breaded" Pork Chop Recipe

Do you miss breaded pork chops or fried chicken on your low carb diet? This recipe is the next best thing! This is the first step by step low carb recipe you will get when you sign up for our low carb recipe newsletter below. You get the best recipe I tried each month with step by step pictures and tips to get it just right!

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    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    What Is Your Low Carb Diet?

    So although Atkins version of low carb dieting is almost dead, there are tons of new low sugar, low carbohydrate diets always popping up in the weight loss section of the book store. My mom started a diet this week called "Belly Fat Cure" but is a sugar and carb counting diet, even with the word fat in the title!
    The Belly Fat Cure

    The South Beach Diet Supercharged

    My girlfriend does South Beach style of low carb diet while I prefer Sommersize ..... so here is my question:

    What low carb diet are you on?

    Really, I want to know so I can aim the recipes in the right direction! Please tell me what version of low carb diet you use and what kind of recipes and knowledge you are looking for, then that is what I will blog about!

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