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Frittata or Quiche~you decide

9 Jul

I found these carb friendly recipes in the NYTimes today.  Always a great “go to” meal!


   Mushroom and Spinach Frittata

mushroom and spinach frittata

tunisian cauliflowerTunisian Style Baked Cauliflower Frittata

Leek Quiche 

leek quiche

Coffee “drinks” can be carb loads!

8 Jul

Watch those fancy coffee drinks at coffee shops.  I wrote about this last summer but figured good time to remember this.  It is so tempting  to get an ice-cold mocha or  latte.  Remember in the low carb life heavy cream and half and half have less carbs than milk! So what might say “skinny” on the label is a carb load!

iced coffee

Delish! Portabella Mushrooms filled with yummy things

8 Jul

Yield: 4 portionsportabella-skins

Serving size: 1 Portabella cap with toppings


1 T Chives, fresh, minced
1 Tomato, small, seeded and chopped
2 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
2 cup Cheddar cheese,  shredded
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Salt
1 T Olive oil
4 Portabella mushrooms
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray; set aside. Brush mushroom caps and edges with oil. Sprinkle stem-side with salt and pepper and place, rounded side down, on baking sheet. Divide cheese among mushroom caps and bake 10 minutes or until cheese begins to melt and edges begin to brown. Remove baking sheet from oven and sprinkle bacon, tomato and chives over mushrooms. Return baking sheet to oven and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mushrooms are hot. If desired, cut into wedges and serve with toothpicks.

this recipe originally from the Mushroom Council~ low fat cheddar and turkey bacon removed to include regular cheddar cheese and bacon.  LOVE the LOW CARB LIFE! 

Great breakfast idea!

8 Jul

easy ham & egg cups

I found this recipe on a great blog!

A thin slice of ham is the “cup” then add tomato, cheese, egg and heavy cream.

Easy Egg Cups

Another reason to avoid Carbs!

30 Jun

NYTimes: How Carbs Can Trigger Food Cravings   milkshake
Sugary foods and drinks, white bread and other processed carbohydrates appear to stimulate parts of the brain involved in hunger, craving and reward, which may explain why they might drive some people to overeat.

Low-Carb Research Update

10 Feb

I found this article today.   It has some great information for those of you thinking about starting the low carb life.  It is also a great source for those of us already doing the low carb thing.

Hope this gives you some inspiration!  As appetizing as this picture may look, you might want to think twice before eating bread, grains and pasta.  Promise me you will feel better! high carb foods

Low-Carb Research Update.

Secret Menus at Panera? What is that about?

6 Feb

Just read that Panera has a secret low carb menu that you have to ask to see.  Here is the link to the menu.  Wonder why it is secret?

POWER MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN SALAD one of six low carb options now at Panera.

All-natural, Antibiotic-free chicken, baby spinach, romaine, tomatoes, apple-wood smoked bacon, diced eggs, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil.


Carb Kick

Welcome to my low carb life..

Your Lighter Side

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Atkins, Diabetic, Ketogenic Healthy Eating

Elana's Pantry

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, High Protein, Vegan and Raw Recipes using natural, healthy and wholesome ingredients

Terry Walters

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Gary Taubes

Author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories

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Motivation the "Forever" weight loss solution

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