Sunday, April 18, 2010

Here's a tip! If you're craving sweets (...and when is that NOT the case), try something..pickle-ish. These Snackmmms dill pickles are the perfect snack. Three of them don't even equal a carb and there's zero sugar!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

STOP! Cracker Time!

raving crackers?!

Try these SUPER EASY flax seed crisps and I promise you'll be impressed!

*1 cup Flaxseed Meal
(Golden has the best flavor)
*1 cup Water
*1 1/2 Tbs. seasoning
(I use Popcorn seasoning - It's low carb and comes in a variety of flavors such as Ranch & Garlic Parmesan)
*Parchment Paper
~*~*~*~ STEP 1:~*~*~*~
*Cut two round pieces of parchment paper to fit your microwave's plate (or dinner plate) ~ This way you can work on one batch while the other batch is being nuked!

*Mix your flax seed, water and spices by hand (a fork works best)
~*~*~*~ STEP 2:~*~*~*~

*Using a teaspoon (or mellon-baller if handy), scoop batter onto the parchment paper to match the size of a small walnut.

*Either with your fingers or the back of a spoon, spread the batter blobs (hehe) into flat, thin, pancake like circles (... or heck, try a square!).

!IMPORTANT! Spread the batter so that the cracker will be thin and as consistent as possible! The thinner, the crispier folks!

~*~*~*~ STEP 3:~*~*~*~
*Place parchment paper in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes; continue to cook in 1 minute intervals until crackers are crisp. My microwave takes about 5 minutes total, but always break up the cooking time in 1 minute increments. (Test by tapping a fingernail on each cracker - there should be no "soft spots.")
*Dark speckling will occur if the crackers have been burnt (for shame!). Believe, me - these get super BITTER when even slightly burnt.

* Try them with dips, spreads, cheese slices or make a few bigger crackers for mini pizzas!

*Since these are mainly fiber, the carb count is virtually a big whoppin' ZERO, however be sure to get in PLENTY of water as too much flax can make for an unhappy GI system. ;) You've been warned!

1 cup of flaxseed = appx. 25 crackers!
*This is a tasty twist to Cleochatra's original recipe here!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Let's Get Loaded!

oaded Broccoli is one of the greatest weapons in a low carb arsenal - especially if you're missing the occasional baked potato. This recipe came from the almighty Cleochatra. You can find the original recipe here.

This quick, satisfying stand-by consists of boiled broccoli (I make about 1 1/2 cups worth), diced up bacon, extra sharp cheddar cheese, garlic salt and sour cream. Just mix up the measurements as per your preference and use fit day to find the carb counts to your perfect bowl.

Saturday, April 10, 2010