Atkins - Lo Carb Recipes I enjoy or want to try...




SunnyDC
10-12-2010, 06:40 PM
I'm always looking for fresh ideas and anyone can post in here with their faves too. :)

Steak & Cheese boats

I use Steakumms (but use that or any other frozen sandwich steak meat.)

brown 3 or 4 sections of the frozen meat in a pan with diced onions for flavor.
salt and pepper to taste.
melt provolone cheese on top. ( i use two slices)
serve on romaine lettuce "boats"
top with mayo, jalapeno's, a little ketchup, and/or mustard.
add bacon if u like

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9EAFvfvnnH0/TNDAuOFGJQI/AAAAAAAAAmI/RvzNgmYofRU/s512/IMG_20101102_202552.jpg


SunnyDC
10-12-2010, 06:49 PM
Hi I had intended to make these for a party, but they are prefect fall party pleaser or meal.


Rachel Ray: Spitfire shrimp
http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2008/10/03/spitfire-shrimp_s4x3_med.jpg
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/spitfire-shrimp-recipe/index.html


The Pioneer Woman: Firecracker shrimp
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3609/3682735710_0c07cbe1ac.jpg

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/07/firecracker-shrimp-part-1/
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/07/firecracker-shrimp-part-2-the-good-part/

SunnyDC
10-12-2010, 06:57 PM
Here's a recipe for my easy homemade Mexican Salad. I can't call it a taco salad because of course we know taco shells and tortilla chips have lots of carbs. With this salad, it's all the taste without the carbs!

Instructions

In a frying pan cook a pound of ground beef or turkey.
Drain meat and add 1 taco seasoning packet.
Let simmer until seasoning thickens into a sauce.
Remove from heat and top with shredded cheese.
Slice onions and green peppers and brown them in a frying pan.

Build your salad anyway you'd like using:
Sour Cream
1/3 cup of chunky Pico de Gallo (Salsa)
Jalapeno's peppers to taste.

I always build my salad by putting the onions and green peppers on the bottom, then adding ground beef and cheese, next pile on the lettuce, and top with salsa, sour cream and, jalapeno's.

Serves two.

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 15 mins

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9EAFvfvnnH0/SKOO3v1mRpI/AAAAAAAAAB8/YLtbg0NCuJU/s320/100_0807.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9EAFvfvnnH0/SKON7FamARI/AAAAAAAAAB0/X9C9tOgkIcQ/s320/100_0808.jpg


SunnyDC
10-12-2010, 09:51 PM
Fried string cheese

i got the idea from http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/fried_string_cheese.html


but i rolled it in some bacon grease first and then coated it with parmesan cheese. it was the only way to get the grated parm to stick to the string cheese. butter would probably work too.

http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/food_photos/fried_string_cheese.jpg

ghost girl
10-13-2010, 12:30 AM
Sounds good!

Leenie
10-13-2010, 10:14 AM
Fried string cheese

i got the idea from http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/fried_string_cheese.html


but i rolled it in some bacon grease first and then coated it with parmesan cheese. it was the only way to get the grated parm to stick to the string cheese. butter would probably work too.

http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/food_photos/fried_string_cheese.jpg


WOW that looks good. I used to fry up grated parm cheese to make croutons for my salad.. fried cheese mmmmm LOL

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SunnyDC
10-13-2010, 05:37 PM
WOW that looks good. I used to fry up grated parm cheese to make croutons for my salad.. fried cheese mmmmm LOL

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ohhh i never thought about that crouton idea! i am gonna be trying that too. how did u make the "cubes" or was it just kinda loose and crumby?

sandyfanny
10-14-2010, 06:32 PM
SunnyDC, would you share your artichoke dip recipe? I have one I'm using, but I'd love to have yours. And did you mean you use pieces of cooked bacon as "dippers"? That's pure genius!

SunnyDC
10-17-2010, 02:00 AM
SunnyDC, would you share your artichoke dip recipe? I have one I'm using, but I'd love to have yours. And did you mean you use pieces of cooked bacon as "dippers"? That's pure genius!


i just eat the frozen food brand made by TGIFriday's. it's actually pretty good. yep that's what i meant, the bacon "chips" are my dippers. bacon fried hard but not burnt and cooled off, they are easy to break into 2 or 3 pieces per strip and i usually make 5 strips. they are pretty sturdy and go well with the dip.

sandyfanny
10-17-2010, 06:57 AM
I'd have to proceed with caution with TGIF's spinach artichoke dip. The nutritional information says it's 2 carbs per 2 tablespoons; eight servings in the carton. Since I try really hard to stay close to Induction carb levels, that's too many carbs for me...I know I'd eat more than 2 or 3 tablespoons.:ink:

But how convenient is that! More pure genius...as long as I have several people to share it.

SunnyDC
10-22-2010, 10:26 PM
i made pizza with cheese "dough" from linda's website/locarbfriends and took two pics of it.

i used a 13in pizza pan covered with a piece of parchment paper (not shown) and only two eggs, not three. the slices are sturdy enough to hold in your hand.

this is the recipe i used as my guide.
http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/thinandcrispy_pizza.html

fatklr
10-23-2010, 11:53 AM
i made pizza with cheese "dough" from linda's website/locarbfriends and took two pics of it.

i used a 13in pizza pan covered with a piece of parchment paper (not shown) and only two eggs, not three. the slices are sturdy enough to hold in your hand.

this is the recipe i used as my guide.
http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/thinandcrispy_pizza.html

Yummy! I'm going in my kitchen (already have everything in the fridge) and cooking this right now!!

want2bfit4me
10-23-2010, 01:12 PM
Sunny that looks just like real pizza. I am going to try that. I just love all your pictures. They all look so yummy.
Pizza is a down fall for me. I usually splurge every 2-3 weeks and I know it just throws my weight back up a few pounds and then I have to work all over again to get rid of it. Besides it is not good for my diabetes. so next time I order pizza for the hubby I'll make me one of these.

Thanks again for the pictures. It gives me courage to try it.
Leann

fatklr
10-24-2010, 07:00 PM
The pizza was delicious! I will definitely be adding that to my menu! Last night i had spaghetti for dinner. Whole foods has a tofu spagheti called Shirataki noodles. I tried them last night....they taste just like regular spaghetti with only 1 net carb per 4oz serving!

SunnyDC
10-24-2010, 08:51 PM
The pizza was delicious! I will definitely be adding that to my menu! Last night i had spaghetti for dinner. Whole foods has a tofu spagheti called Shirataki noodles. I tried them last night....they taste just like regular spaghetti with only 1 net carb per 4oz serving!


good glad u tried it and enjoyed it!! i thought it was delicious too and no one could believe there was no dough.

i gotta get the tofu spaghetti "noodles". i have never heard of it so thank you!!:carrot:

SunnyDC
10-24-2010, 08:55 PM
Sunny that looks just like real pizza. I am going to try that. I just love all your pictures. They all look so yummy.
Pizza is a down fall for me. I usually splurge every 2-3 weeks and I know it just throws my weight back up a few pounds and then I have to work all over again to get rid of it. Besides it is not good for my diabetes. so next time I order pizza for the hubby I'll make me one of these.

Thanks again for the pictures. It gives me courage to try it.
Leann


hey leann, i'm glad u appreciate the pix, i know a lot of people are like me and think recipes might be hard to try at home. but the pix let ppl see, if i can do it ANYONE can. LOL :D

SunnyDC
10-24-2010, 09:07 PM
I still do pizza, I just eat the toppings. Like... the toppings off an entire half of a large meat lovers.

hey brown! i have done that too when eating out at Uno's. i sprinkled it with parmesan cheese and no one even noticed that i was not eating the dough and was just eating the cheese and meat toppings. :D

SunnyDC
10-28-2010, 04:50 PM
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9EAFvfvnnH0/TMnJ2jQL9aI/AAAAAAAAAlo/wezCPA2MO0U/s640/IMG_20101026_102623.jpg
mock danish with a little cinnamon.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9EAFvfvnnH0/TMnS7U5lwnI/AAAAAAAAAmA/bUZrfWNlKss/s512/IMG_20101026_102852.jpg
buttery glaze


i used a gladware med. sized bowl. i followed the recipe exactly and it was a little tiny bit egg-y tasting. the next day i made it again, but i added an extra ounce of cream cheese to cut the egg taste. however, it tasted pretty much the same. it's really all about the glaze for this recipe and it's great for a sweet treat.

http://genaw.com/lowcarb/mock_danish.html

demetrismoore
10-28-2010, 05:52 PM
for the pizza is it induction friendly? and what is the totla carb and calorie count?

SunnyDC
10-28-2010, 06:14 PM
for the pizza is it induction friendly? and what is the totla carb and calorie count?

imo it is induction friendly, esp. if u only use meat toppings. be careful not to go overboard on the pizza sauce. i eyeballed it and used about 2tbs.


http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/thinandcrispy_pizza.html

Crust only:
Per Serving: 176 Calories; 14g Fat; 12g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb

Topped with 1/4 cup pizza sauce, 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, 1/2 cup cooked Italian sausage, 4 ounces mushrooms, 1/4 cup green peppers:

Per Serving: 271 Calories; 21g Fat; 18g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2.5g Net Carbs

SunnyDC
11-10-2010, 06:50 PM
my favorite i call them cheese crisps or "cheezit's"


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9EAFvfvnnH0/TMS_oYCjkII/AAAAAAAAAlk/aQTOj4YtcLk/s128/IMG_20101024_191931.jpg

http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/cheezits.html

want2bfit4me
11-11-2010, 09:13 PM
Sunny I got some parchment paper last week so that I can try the pizza and cheese crisps now.........

SunnyDC
11-12-2010, 12:34 AM
Sunny I got some parchment paper last week so that I can try the pizza and cheese crisps now.........

lemme know how it turns out!

islandchick1
11-12-2010, 12:49 AM
Here's a new twist on the cheeze its. I used pepperjack cheese and instead of puffing up they are very flat. They are now my new "chips" :lol:
I cooked them in the microwave longer than the cheeze its until they turned a darker golden then put the whole sheet into the freezer for about 20 secs so they would get very crispy :)

SunnyDC
11-12-2010, 12:53 AM
Here's a new twist on the cheeze its. I used pepperjack cheese and instead of puffing up they are very flat. They are now my new "chips" :lol:
I cooked them in the microwave longer than the cheeze its until they turned a darker golden then put the whole sheet into the freezer for about 20 secs so they would get very crispy :)

did u use the slices or the block, how many did it yeild? i love pepperjack!!

Linsy
11-12-2010, 01:10 AM
Sunny, I tried the low carb pizza crust a week or so ago and LOVED it! I made just a cheese pizza but I plan on making it again with pepperoni and cheese. I also made a zucchini "stuffed crust" pizza that I found on Cleochatra's blog, but it turned out AWFUL! I'll definitely stick with the cheese and egg crust, it was fabulous.

islandchick1
11-12-2010, 01:15 AM
Sunny I used the slices and I cut them in 16 equal squares just like I do the cheeze its. Now because they don't puff, they spread. But after you cool them off in the freezer you can easily break them apart into their seperate pieces. I also sprinkled mined with some dry ranch dressing mix and coarse ground pepper. They are pretty delish :)

islandchick1
11-12-2010, 01:16 AM
I'm going to try that pizza this weekend. It sounds great!

SunnyDC
03-08-2013, 06:34 PM
Bump!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Oh Boy. I thought that my concoction of sauce/sausage or Pep and melted Moz cheese was a treat. That PIZZA looks wonderful and my mouth is watering. That will be next Friday's dinner Oh Yeah.
Thank you for bumping this thread!

ghost
03-13-2013, 04:50 PM
I <3 this thread...just sayin'

maybe I will make something that doesn't involve a barfy looking scramble so I can post it, lol!

SunnyDC
03-13-2013, 06:59 PM
LOL Go for it! I may try this chicken bake thing and post pix.

SunnyDC
03-14-2013, 11:40 AM
This is an expansion of the cheezit's. Made some last night and took a pic.

One slice yields 16 squares, arrange in a circle on parchment paper and microwave for 65 seconds. (1g)

I only use kraft deli deluxe because the other cheese doesn't melt right. I usually dip 'em in sour cream.

SunnyDC
03-14-2013, 12:18 PM
OK tried the chicken bake thing. It was awful, others may like the flavor more. I may try another flavor because there are a bunch. Just a note: I threw away half of the bread crumbs in the bag and cooked it on non-stick foil, and I also only used 1 lb. of chicken breast cutlets, thin sliced. I think the package recommends 2 lbs.

Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix - Serving Size: 28 g, Carbs: 8g

SunnyDC
07-02-2013, 11:56 AM
Here's my twist on churros (cinnamon sugar stix.) I got the recipe from Linda's low carb website and here's a pic of how it turned out. I used porkrinds, cinnamon and two packets of splenda. They are buttery and sweet.


http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/cinnamon_crispy_porkrinds.html

smith1313
07-02-2013, 08:58 PM
my favorite is mixing an egg or two with a can of tuna, mix it up with mayo, onions and garlic seasoning....use it as a dip for those spicy pork rinds.

I could never get those chez things figured out! The pepperoni chips are fantastic though!

SunnyDC
07-02-2013, 10:21 PM
smith1313 how do u prepare the egg in that dip? Oh yeah the pepperoni chips, I'd forgotten about those. Thanks for the reminder.

smith1313
07-03-2013, 08:31 PM
boiled eggs then mash them with a fork...it's not very good without the 'good' tuna. I use white albacore chunks, they have less of the tuna taste.

strugglingover40
07-04-2013, 10:07 AM
Thanks for sharing all of the recipes I am just starting on Monday and I am planning ahead so I do not get bored with the same foods and of course I do not want to feel like I have lost my favorite foods LOL Pizza and tacos

JerseyGyrl
07-04-2013, 11:46 AM
Thanks for sharing all of the recipes I am just starting on Monday and I am planning ahead so I do not get bored with the same foods and of course I do not want to feel like I have lost my favorite foods LOL Pizza and tacos

Have a look at Linda's Low Carb Recipes. You can still enjoy your pizza & delicious taco salad and taco bake that is Atkins friendly:)
http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/recipes.html

Natalia
07-05-2013, 01:33 AM
I wish I could get that deluxe American cheese in Canada! We only seem to have the regular brick cheese, and then the ghetto processed Kraft Singles that are individually wrapped and taste mostly like milk. There doesn't seem to be an in between product.
Does it taste like real cheese?

smith1313
07-06-2013, 08:02 PM
we also take chicken breast and split them and pack them with a mixture of cheese, jalapeņos and cream cheese....yummy!!!

SunnyDC
07-09-2013, 11:59 AM
Ok I may try the egg and tuna dip. Thank you.

SunnyDC
07-09-2013, 12:03 PM
Natalia, it tastes like real cheese and not like processed cheese. Maybe you could find a cheese with 2% milk so it's not as milky.

Also for "chips" I also use bacon. I line a cookie sheet with foil and then I put like 8 strips on bacon on the cookie sheet and bake them in the oven for about 15-20 mins at 350 or 375 (just can adjust the temp yourself).

It's less mess and they are crisp strips. Then I break them apart and I can usually get two or three "chips" from each slice.

SunnyDC
07-30-2013, 11:29 PM
Frying cheese - a warm and tasty gooey salty treat.

Super easy and quick <1g carbs. I found it at the international supermarket and thought I'd try it.

I covered the bottom of a shallow frying pan with vegetable oil and heated it up on medium heat. I thin sliced a portion the block of cheese length wise and cut some pieces into cubes (not shown) and placed them in a single layer in the hot oil for about 1 or 2 mins on each side.

I liked the thin slices (pictured) better because it cooked more evenly. The cubes are good though too.

Like the package says the cheese "fries consistently without breading" to a crispy brown treat. In other words it doesn't just melt into a puddle and stick to the bottom of your pan.

SunnyDC
07-30-2013, 11:39 PM
Cookie sheet bacon -- oven baked bacon

I make bacon this way a lot because I don't like the inconsistent results of frying bacon in a pan. It's less clean up and I don't have to stand over the stove to watch it. I usually bake it on 350 to 375 for about 20 mins. I find that the lower temperature works better and for crispier bacon leave it in there longer. You do not have to flip it while cooking, it cooks through to both sides fine on the bottom rack. Drain on a paper towel. Reheat in the microwave.

I can usually squeeze 9 slices on the sheet. I already ate three slices when I remembered to take the pic. HAHAHA.

cldwv
08-02-2013, 08:09 PM
I've got one for you nacho lovers. I think the key may be the tortilla I use. It's honestly the best I've ever had and can be quite hard to find. I've waited up to a month until they were back in stock. I order from Netrition. If they are available, stock up! My freezer is full of them. Only 3 net carbs and taste amazing.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k175/cldwv68/fb28568b-97b3-460c-a678-43563548a090.jpg

Ok, I preheat the oven to 350, line with parchment, and cover the tortilla with colby/jack cheese. Bake until you like how it looks. Top with chopped tomato, onion, jalapeņo, and cilantro. The tortilla gets crispy during the baking process. Nachos! Even better with some shredded chicken or beef. I will have this as a meal.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k175/cldwv68/f5bec5a3-8fc8-46be-a1d0-8d3c560af41b.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k175/cldwv68/8fcae637-6a4a-49c7-b3a3-6df2c2ae2b77.jpg

smith1313
08-02-2013, 08:29 PM
oohhhhh I love the look of that!!!

Munx
08-06-2013, 05:29 PM
I am disturbed by this notion....yet intriqued enough at the same time to try these! If they are anything close to Cinnamon Stix from Taco Bell....I'm THERE! :carrot:

Munx
08-09-2013, 12:03 PM
Steak & Cheese boats

I use Steakumms (but use that or any other frozen sandwich steak meat.)

brown 3 or 4 sections of the frozen meat in a pan with diced onions for flavor.
salt and pepper to taste.
melt provolone cheese on top. ( i use two slices)
serve on romaine lettuce "boats"
top with mayo, jalapeno's, a little ketchup, and/or mustard.
add bacon if u like

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Sunny,
I cannot WAIT to try these. I loved Steakumms as a child and haven't had them in years! This is exciting! LOL!