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    Need some Low Carb recipes

    Found lots of recipes but while they are lower in carbs they all seem loaded with fat or salt with lots of cheeses and creams. Bought some almond flour and will make a batch of waffles - hope they taste good and I can use them for breakfast and a snack in the evening. Changed to brown rice, whole grain bread, filling up on veggies at dinner time instead of a starch, loads of fresh and unsweetened frozen fruit for snacks but would like to make whole meals, a recipe for chili cheeseburger casserole just won't do it.

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    May, our favorite go to summer meal is salad. I use romaine, cherry tomatoes as a base then dressing up from there. My fav is to add sliced strawberries when in season, almonds or pecans, a small amount of crumbled blue cheese for some creamy texture,, and usually add sliced grilled chicken breast to it. Very filling and delish! I've also done it with diced apple or thinly sliced pears. I add a fat free vinaigrette.
    I find it much easier to make healthy meals in summer as opposed to the heavier meals of the winter if that makes any sense to you!
    Last edited by Cathy F; June 29, 2016, 06:56 AM.
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      I just bought a Spiral slicer https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 There are lot's of recipes on Pinterest. You can take your favorite lasagna recipe and swap out the noodles for zucchini.
      🌺 Lorie

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        Thanks Cathy. Yes it is easier to make healthy meals during the summer, so many fresh items to enjoy. We're lucky to have several farm markets in the area, not too many local veggies available right now but there should be more each week.

        My sister brought over an undressed mixed veggie salad on Sunday and I've been tossing it with several different leaf lettuces and kale and making a light dressing for it. Today I'm adding pieces of the chicken leftover from last night's dinner for our lunch. Good eating but I do miss having a sandwich for lunch.

        Lori, Good idea, can make use zucchini or eggplant lasagna - if I make my own tomato sauce I can control the salt. I'm not a big fan of mozzarella so that's some fat saved. Fresh mozzarella is another thing - paired with some juicy tomatoes it's delicious.

        Pinterest is a great resource for recipes but I sometimes there is a photo pinned from somewhere else but the full recipe isn't here when I click on it..
        Last edited by MayinJerset; June 29, 2016, 07:38 AM.

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          Re: Need some Low Carb recipes

          Maybe you will find some good recipes on this site: https://fullplateliving.org/diet/recipes I am starting this week to try these recipes. The first will be the Moroccan Lentil Soup.
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            Re: Need some Low Carb recipes

            You may want to search recipes that are paleo friendly. Cauliflower rice is hugely popular. We love it. You can even buy cauliflower rice at Trader Joe's now. Also many recipes that use spaghetti squash instead of pasta, similar to the zoodles (zucchini) already mentioned. lasagna boats.
            Diana Grey

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              Re: Need some Low Carb recipes

              One quick cheat for easy meals is buying one of the already roasted chickens. Let it cool and then remove/shred the meat with a fork. Throw away the skin (too much fat). You end up with a large bowl of shredded chicken that you can toss onto a salad for a quick lunch or put in burritos for a quick dinner.

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                Re: Need some Low Carb recipes

                I would try Weight Watcher recipes.. They try to focus on low carbs. Or Adkins diet recipes.

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                  I did Adkins for many years and found it worked well for me. Lots of great recipes. I really, really liked the fake mashed potatoes made with cauliflower. I can post the recipe if you would like it.

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                    Thanks Gals, Good suggestions for me to try.

                    Kat, post the 'fake' mashed potatoes recipe. DH loves mashed white potatoes and all he has been getting recently are plain baked sweet potatoes.

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                      I just have one thought. Our brains thrive on fats and without the fat and protein we are putting ourselves at risk for alzhimer like symptoms. We must have fats and proteins in our diets to keep our brain functioning. That being said, use your common sense. I had to go on a salt free diet for a health event that happened many years ago. I needed to get the sodium content down to under 750 mg a day. Less than 1/4 tsp. Sodium is in nearly everything.
                      So. Use real butter but unsalted. Use real cream...you'll use less...its more satisfying.
                      For a sandwich...that one is hard...wrap in lettuce leaves instead of bread but what to put in the center. Use meats that are unprocessed...Harder still. Buy tuna steaks and grill them and then make your tuna filler with real (whipping cream. Just enough for moisture and add some condiments that you like...pickles, shredded carrots, jalapenos...etc. That will give you the crunch and the chew and the protein and very little fat. I would opt for one slice of really good bread, because if you deprive yourself of all the things you like, you will give up.
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                        Originally posted by grammaterry View Post
                        I just have one thought. Our brains thrive on fats and without the fat and protein we are putting ourselves at risk for alzhimer like symptoms. We must have fats and proteins in our diets to keep our brain functioning. That being said, use your common sense. I had to go on a salt free diet for a health event that happened many years ago. I needed to get the sodium content down to under 750 mg a day. Less than 1/4 tsp. Sodium is in nearly everything.
                        So. Use real butter but unsalted. Use real cream...you'll use less...its more satisfying.
                        For a sandwich...that one is hard...wrap in lettuce leaves instead of bread but what to put in the center. Use meats that are unprocessed...Harder still. Buy tuna steaks and grill them and then make your tuna filler with real (whipping cream. Just enough for moisture and add some condiments that you like...pickles, shredded carrots, jalapenos...etc. That will give you the crunch and the chew and the protein and very little fat. I would opt for one slice of really good bread, because if you deprive yourself of all the things you like, you will give up.
                        Excellent advice grammaterry. Agree completely. Do not buy into the blind need for so-called 'low fat' foods. You remove flavor and nutrients when you do so. Also, if you are eating ANY processed foods at all, they substitute the fat with tons of unpronounceable chemicals and SUGAR - in all it's forms. The key is eating the right fats in the right amounts to make food satisfying and palatable.

                        You definitely need vitamin D. Lots of it if you are like most of us. We only have one brain, so it has to be protected. Along with the rest of our body!

                        Someone else recommended trying Atkins diet recipes. I have found several recipes on their website that are in regular rotation at my house. Especially their side dish offerings. Check it out for some good ideas.

                        https://www.atkins.com/recipes

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                          Thanks for the recipes, always interested in something new. Been trying to keep a good balance of the "good for you foods and fats" so any recipes are more than welcome as they may give us some variety from our usual meals. Reading labels has become something I do automatically although I may need a magnifying glass for some of them. I try to include proteins and a little good fat in meals, unsalted butter, EVO, almond flour/meal for some waffles, taking 5000 Vit D, magnesium and potassium. Keep bowl of fresh fruits on the kitchen table right next to my regular spot.

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                            Mayinjerset, I have not forgotten. I had a whole file on the computer of recipes but it crashed awhile ago and now I am trying to find them in my recipe books. I have a great muffin, cheesecake, cereal, and some other recipes that I use to live by. I WILL find them. I agree 100% with the caution about reduced or fat free. When on Atkins you use heavy cream, butter, full fat mayo etc. There were lots of breads available back then but I am sure your selection is still better down there. Look for breads made with sprouted grains. There all all kinds of "No Sugar added " treats available as well. Again not reduced sugar but no sugar added. Nuts and pork rinds are good snacks. I will send the recipes as I find them.

                            Kathy

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