Archive | October, 2012

Fresh take on green veges..

5 Oct

I am always looking for a twist on the usual suspects. I am referring to green vegetables. To avoid boredom try the recipe below, it is quick and tastes great.

We love sugar snap peas, a little  sweet and very few carbs.  Best of all they have that crunch factor I love.  An 8 oz bag of sugar snap peas has 10 net carbs.  We usually only have half a bag for two people so that is 2.5 net carbs each.

This week I sautéed some chopped prosciutto in a little olive oil until it was lightly browned and then removed it from the pan. In the same pan, add 1-2 T of olive oil and saute the peas over medium heat until heated through, about 8 minutes. Toss with the  browned prosciutto and serve. Salt and Pepper to taste.  If you want them a bit softer at the end, take pan off the heat and cover with a lid for a couple minutes and let them steam a bit.

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Light headed?

1 Oct

My friend Amy just started the low carb life and she complained of feeling dizzy. This is a very common feeling. Amy googled this symptom, and I want to share with you this link from Live Strong which she found helpful.

I have adjusted to this by always carrying a thermal mug with ice water, everywhere. Around the house, in the car and at my desk. It is so refreshing and I keep hydrated .  The feeling of dizziness does not last forever.  Most noticeable in the first few weeks. The guy in the photo may be going a bit overboard but hopefully it reminds everyone how important drinking water is!

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