Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
KRISTINSGOALS's Photo KRISTINSGOALS SparkPoints: (27,760)
Fitness Minutes: (57,263)
Posts: 2,056
3/11/13 3:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Awesome, Koshie!

Goals aren't for sissies!

Kristin

5'9"
SW: 177 lbs
CW: 150ish lbs
GW: 130ish lbs

PST - Las Vegas, Nevada


 current weight: 164.0 
 
177
166.5
156
145.5
135
LIVINMYDREAMS's Photo LIVINMYDREAMS Posts: 3,438
3/11/13 1:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
A very easy one is an ounce or two of cream cheese mixed with a little powdered sugar free jello dry mix. Orange is good and kind of like orange sherber. I also mix up a bit of cream cheese, sour cream and a bit of heavy cream with some cocoa powder and a bit of splenda for a great chocolate mouse type dessert. With cream cheese, sour cream and heavy cream you can really mix or match and add different kinds of sugar free flavorings and end up with a dessert. I also love these with Adams natural crunchy peanut butter. Really good.

Faith
RTKR - 6/23/11 - 305
Sept 2011 - 315
LTKR - 7/26/12 - 257
Jan 1st 2013 - 241
Jan 1st 2014- 231
Jan 1st 2015 - goal Onederland !!!**************************** One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar!


 current weight: 241.0 
 
315
268.75
222.5
176.25
130
KOSHIE1's Photo KOSHIE1 SparkPoints: (107,499)
Fitness Minutes: (39,478)
Posts: 6,549
3/10/13 7:38 P
Online Now
My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Go look at the "sweet treats and desserts" thread on the Low Carb Recipes site. There will be something there that meets your taste, desired level of effort/cooking, and carb range.

Kristin, I like your idea! I am trying to up in consumption of coconut oil, and although I really enjoy baking and have great dessert recipes, sometimes I want a quick easy treat. Your idea fits that need! Thank you!

Okay....wow! I just made it. Very quick and easy and no mess! And very tasty! You just gave me my newest go-to effortless treat! Thanks again, Kristin! (and Kris!)

Edited by: KOSHIE1 at: 3/10/2013 (19:50)
 current weight: 165.0 
 
210
193.75
177.5
161.25
145
KRISTINSGOALS's Photo KRISTINSGOALS SparkPoints: (27,760)
Fitness Minutes: (57,263)
Posts: 2,056
3/10/13 4:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My favorite treat right now is a recipe I got from liverightnow (Kris).

Peanut butter idea

If you need to up your fat intake this is a delicious way:

1 T. coconut oil

1 T. SF peanut butter or other nut butter

1 T cocoa powder

1 packet sweetener or stevia drops to taste (I use 8-10 drops)


Microwave the oil and peanut butter until melted and stir well. Add the cocoa and sweetener. Refrigerate until somewhat firm or not firm - however long you can wait - delicious either way.

It's super easy and a quick go-to when I'm really needing something....However, I can't wait to try Birgit's cheesecake!!


Goals aren't for sissies!

Kristin

5'9"
SW: 177 lbs
CW: 150ish lbs
GW: 130ish lbs

PST - Las Vegas, Nevada


 current weight: 164.0 
 
177
166.5
156
145.5
135
LADYWINDSPIRIT's Photo LADYWINDSPIRIT SparkPoints: (1,331)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 440
3/10/13 4:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dog gone it!! I KNEW there was something I forgot! lol The Spring form! Well, I'll pick up one tomorrow. I'm not sure whether I'll use the almonds or the walnuts. I like both. lol Think I'll try to find a small to med size spring form. Thanks for the info.

Low carb banana bread? How do you make it?

DARIAKAVAL's Photo DARIAKAVAL Posts: 17
3/10/13 3:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I use sugar free chocolate pudding with a tsp of full fat Dutch cocoa. Gives that real chocolate boost. Almond pancakes with whipped cream with some bojian syrup. Jello with fruit. Karen barbaby has a cookbook with a nice banana bread.

Kick some butt today.


 current weight: 299.8 
 
350
312.5
275
237.5
200
HOUNDLOVER1's Photo HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 7,954
3/10/13 1:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The carb level would depend on what type of nuts you use and what type of sweetener. Just add up the carbs for those and devide by the number of pieces you cut. It could be anywhere from 4-12 pieces I guess. Overall carbs are so low that I don't bother to count. Any size spring form will work, it will just make your cheesecake thicker or thinner.
I find that when I first started I had to stay away from all sweeteners. Now I can enjoy a piece of cheesecake without it causing cravings. I guess the brain can be retrained that not everything that tastes sweet needs insulin. If in doubt start with very small amounts.
If you need something with more info on carbs, calories etc. you can google low-carb cheesecake and should get lots of choices. emoticon
Birgit

You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




 Body Fat %: 18.1
 
23.6
21.7
19.8
17.9
16
LADYWINDSPIRIT's Photo LADYWINDSPIRIT SparkPoints: (1,331)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 440
3/10/13 9:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So, Birgit, what size springform do I need to get..a 9" or something smaller? Do you know how many carbs this has? Now that I know what I'm looking for (tks for the 'look up') I might go out today and get one.

I still like to have some sweetner and I don't have any problem resisting more sweets. I have gotten used to not having bread/toast/rolls, but occasionally I will. I am still going to try making those Oopsies Rolls and see how they work out for cheeseburgers and such.

HONDABLONDE's Photo HONDABLONDE Posts: 2,729
3/10/13 5:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Personally, I have (recently) decided to give up the low/non carb sweeteners. I have found they set me up to want sugar and more sweet stuff, and end up on a binge.

Have others found this too?

HOUNDLOVER1's Photo HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 7,954
3/10/13 12:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here is a picture and explanation of a spring form.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springform_pan

They come in several sizes and are useful for many things because the rim can be removed.
I should have clarified. The only reason to grease the bottom of the flat form a little around the edges and a tiny bit in the middle is to make the parchment paper stick. Then you put the rim around it and that will hold it down all the way. Then you spread or roll out the nut dough. This way it will be easier to remove pieces without the crust breaking later.
I think for Splenda you would have to use as much as you do of sugar. For stevia it's very different and I'm not sure how much you would have to use. Whatever you use it should say on the package how the sweetening power compares to table sugar.
Birgit


You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




 Body Fat %: 18.1
 
23.6
21.7
19.8
17.9
16
LADYWINDSPIRIT's Photo LADYWINDSPIRIT SparkPoints: (1,331)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 440
3/9/13 11:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Birgit! Three things...how many servings does this make and how many carbs per serving, do you remember? Also, you said to grease a spring form...and THEN put some parchment paper on top of that? b4 putting the nut crust down? Do they make these 'spring forms' without a cone n the middle...like for a jello mold or bundt cake? I'll have to check Walmart tomorrow. Also, you said to mix 4 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder with sweetner that equals to 1C? So would 1C of Splenda or Stevia be good?

HOUNDLOVER1's Photo HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 7,954
3/9/13 10:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ok, this is from memory since I never write stuff down but it should be close.

Grind 2 cups of nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts or a mix) finely. A coffee mill works well. Mix with 2-3 tablespoons of butter or melted coconut oil and if necessary a tablespoon or so of water to get a thick dough. Grease a spring form, line with parchment paper. Spread nut crust by hand or make into ball and spread with rolling pin.
For the topping combine 3 packages of cream cheese (for softer consistency use 2 1/2 packages and 1/4 lb. of sour cream), 4 tbsp. cocoa powder mixed with sweetener of your choice (I often use Xylitol) equivalent to 1 cup or a little less of sugar. Add 2 teaspoons or almond extract and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Spread on the crust. Chill well. For decoration a few shavings of very dark chocolate (80%) made with potato peeler look very nice. Whipped cream on top is great, too.
I've never tried this but I bet mocha flavor would be great, too by adding a small amount of ground coffee.

Birgit



Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 3/9/2013 (22:58)
You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




 Body Fat %: 18.1
 
23.6
21.7
19.8
17.9
16
LADYWINDSPIRIT's Photo LADYWINDSPIRIT SparkPoints: (1,331)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 440
3/9/13 10:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yum! Ya got me, Houndlover1!! Got to have that recipe for the chocolate cheesecake with the nut crust! lol Plz??

HOUNDLOVER1's Photo HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 7,954
3/9/13 10:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Chocolate cheese cake with raw nut crust

You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




 Body Fat %: 18.1
 
23.6
21.7
19.8
17.9
16
LADYWINDSPIRIT's Photo LADYWINDSPIRIT SparkPoints: (1,331)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 440
3/9/13 10:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Chocolate Whip: 1C heavy cream, whipped..4 teas unsweetened cocoa powder...liquid Splenda to taste. Blend together. Makes 4 servings. chill. 3 carbs each serving.

Root Beer Float: I can of Diet Root Beer and 1/4C heavy cream = 2 carbs

Russell Stover SF candies: Yum! Just be careful of the sugar alcohols. They might affect some people's body chemistry. So, I've been told to only count half of those and then subtract from the carb count. If they don't cause your body to think its getting sugar, then you can generally have 3 for only 1 or 2 carbs for all 3. Don't overdo it it though or you might be hitting the bathroom more than you want. lol

HOUNDLOVER1's Photo HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 7,954
3/9/13 9:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Nut pound cake made with ground hazelnuts (although works with other nuts, too), 6 egg yolks, sweetener of your choice to taste and at the end lift under 6 whipped egg whites. Bake for 45-60 minutes depending on form of pan.
Birgit

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 3/9/2013 (22:31)
You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




 Body Fat %: 18.1
 
23.6
21.7
19.8
17.9
16
WOUBBIE's Photo WOUBBIE SparkPoints: (66,678)
Fitness Minutes: (16,972)
Posts: 4,859
3/9/13 8:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Reddi Whip. Straight up. Yup.

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?


 current weight: 198.0 
 
232
217
202
187
172
ANN5497's Photo ANN5497 Posts: 1,539
3/9/13 8:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sugar free pudding made with whole milk

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin


 current weight: 146.0 
 
184
174.5
165
155.5
146
MOXIE6's Photo MOXIE6 Posts: 580
3/9/13 7:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thought we could start a lc sweet thread. I'm trying to stay away from sugar free chocolate. Anyone have some favorites?

I am starting my ticker again since starting low carb....in the home strech!
You have no control over what you weigh...only what you do.
Progress NOT Perfection!


 Pounds lost: 6.0 
 
0
10.5
21
31.5
42
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans) General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Monday 9/17/2013 8:50:46 AM
Saturday 6/9/2013 9:35:39 AM
Starting low carb once more 7/21/2013 3:22:46 PM
Wednesday 3/20/2014 3:24:43 AM
Wednesday 10/16/2013 10:46:36 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x482x52461289

Review our Community Guidelines