SparkPeople Low Carb Recipes, Plus More! (All Plans Welcome!) Team Messageboard Welcome to the team. This is a resource for Low Carb recipes, helpful info, chat, & support for all Low Carbers, who use Atkins, South Beach, Protein Power, Dukan and other LC Plans! SparkPeople Low Carb Recipes, Plus More! (All Plans Welcome!) Team Messageboard enchiladas Does anyone know of a good enchilada sauce recipe? I tried one tonight and it just tastes terrible. Says it has a 5 star rating, very authentic, but just tastes awful. Also, how do you make the cheese come out smoother? Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:57:47 EST taco chips 1 cup cheese <BR> lime juice <BR> 0.5 tqco seasoning <BR> combine in bowl <BR> 350 oven put on small stacks they will spread out <BR> keep until crispy Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:03:57 EST List a word ending in er supper Mon, 8 Jul 2019 11:18:11 EST Team Bonus Points Post your daily points for the group here. Mon, 8 Jul 2019 11:15:17 EST Buffalo Chicken Dip I specifically wanted to post about this recipe because I lucked up on a new dipper for the dip. BACON! We made this dip along with BLTs and had a little leftover bacon. At the end of the night, I was picking at the leftovers and dipped a piece of bacon into the chicken dip...WOW. Bliss. :) <BR> Most of you have probably made this before, but just in case: <BR> <BR> *Buffalo Chicken Dip* <BR> Shredded Chicken (I pull this from a Rotisserie Chicken for convenience) <BR> 8 oz C... Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:06:04 EST Been sparking on and off since 2007, now low carbs Doing low carbs to help DH, Laurie who was recently diagnosed pre-diabetic, although we both need to lose about 40-50 pounds. Originally second generation Polish post WW2, living in London, now making the South of France our permanent home - it’s warmer and we love it here in the south... Mon, 21 Jan 2019 02:42:11 EST Sheet Pan Dinners Anyone make sheet pan dinners? Do you have any good recipes for them? <BR> Thanks Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:01:15 EST Chopped Cheese Sandwich As some of you probably know, I don't like cheeseburgers unless they have bacon on them. Bacon makes everything better. I don't want things like mayo, ketchup, raw onions, mushrooms, etc on burgers. Just mustard, pickle, and lettuce usually. I use the lettuce as a wrap but it's kind of hard to do with this if you don't eat buns. I was watching the Chew one day and the theme was about things the co-hosts had tried and fallen in love with when they moved to New York City. I'm not much of a c... Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:52:47 EST Dietary Fat Research Thought this research was an interesting read. <BR> <BR> Summary: "New research...shows that a carefully scheduled high-fat diet can lead to a reduction in body weight and a unique metabolism in which ingested fats are not stored, but rather used for energy at times when no food is available." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/2012/09/120912084430.htm </link> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:17:33 EST Low Carb Ravioli Video of Recipe Being Made: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blog Post with Complete Recipe: <BR> <link><BR>ravioli-recipe-with-squash-hashtags/ </link> Wed, 1 Aug 2018 21:13:52 EST Low Carb Cheesy Crackers :-) 2 Batches of Low Carb Cheese Crackers <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My latest creation. A batch of Parmesan Crackers &amp; Sharp Cheddar. DELICIOUS #keto <BR> *** <BR> MAKES about 42 crackers. <BR> I made one batch with parmesan cheese and one with sharp cheddar! <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cup almond flour <BR> 1 teaspoon garlic powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese <BR> 1 large egg <BR> Ever... Fri, 27 Jul 2018 22:12:23 EST New Here Hi. I’m Marge and have type 2 diabetes controlled with diet, no meds. I want to keep it that way and am looking for better ways to eat, more low carb meals. Always looking for new tips and recipes to keep it in control. Feel free to sto0 by my spark page and get to know me better. Fri, 6 Jul 2018 21:52:51 EST Oodles o Cashew Zoodles w/Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oodles of Cashew Zoodles with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fresh from the garden, spiralized zucchini with homemade Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce. Next time I’ll add some red pepper strips for color but this tasted DELICIOUS! <BR> <BR> Lots of Zucchini &amp; Yellow Squash, spiralized <BR> ... Tue, 3 Jul 2018 17:10:52 EST No Bake LCHF/Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars No Bake LCHF/Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> These are yummy. Not quite Reese’s Cups - but close! <BR> <BR> As always I prefer silicone candy molds or mini muffin bakeware so I don’t have to deal with parchment paper and cutting a larger creation into pretty individual pieces. And minis are great for portion control! <BR> <BR> Servings 8 pieces if you use 6" pan the recipe specifie... Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:33:00 EST U.S. Nutritional Guidelines <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Did you know U.S. Nutritional Guidelines Are NOT Based on Strong, Scientific Evidence? <BR> The Food Pyramid we all grew up with, &amp; the Newer MyPlate icon, do not give us correct advice about how best to eat to prevent OBESITY, DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, or ALZHEIMERS to name just a few preventable conditions. For a Healthier America - a Healthier World Population, we Need US Dietary Guid... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:02:43 EST LowCarb Flourless Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies Its Fathers Day Weekend! Lets make your fella some yummy low carb cookies! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> LowCarb Flourless Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies <BR> recipe courtesy of <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 1 cookie <BR> Calories: 115 <BR> Fat: 10g <BR> Carbohydrates: 3.8g <BR> Fiber: 2.4g <BR> Protein: 4g <BR> <BR> 1 cup natural creamy almond butter (or natural peanut butter) <BR> ... Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:35:38 EST Easy Mini Low-Carb Cheesecakes (2 g TotalCarbs) EASY Mini Cheesecakes <BR> From Lorry Rivas-Fry <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> These are to die for! I used mini muffin silicone bakeware and it made 48! <BR> The lighter ones are plain cheesecake, the darker ones are blueberry. (To half the filling, I added a couple frozen blueberry disks I'd made earlier this year.) <BR> <BR> CRUST <BR> 1 cup Almond Flour <BR> 1 cup finely chopped Pecans (or Walnuts) <BR... Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:06:04 EST Low Carb Blueberry Cheese Coffee Cake/Muffins Low Carb Blueberry Cheese Coffee Cake or Muffins (3g netCarbs) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 1/18 th of cake or 18 medium size muffins <BR> Calories: 162 <BR> Fat: 13.5 g <BR> Carbohydrates: 3 g net <BR> Protein: 5 g <BR> <BR> FOR THE CAKE LAYER <BR> 6 Tbsp butter <BR> 1/3 cup Swerve sweetener <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 Tbsp vanilla extract <BR> 1 cup almond flour <BR> 1/4 cup coconut f... Sun, 3 Jun 2018 17:45:30 EST Real Lemon Delights (44 calories; 1 g NetCarbs) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Real Lemon Delights (44 calories; 1 g NetCarb) <BR> <BR> These are absolutely delicious but addictive! <BR> <BR> Makes approximately 30 Keto Friendly servings <BR> Each serving is a medium button approximately 11 g <BR> <BR> Calories: 44 kcal <BR> Protein: 0.29 g <BR> Fat: 4.44 g <BR> Carbohydrates: 0.98 g <BR> <BR> 1/4 C coconut oil, melted <BR> 4 T butter, melted <BR> 4 oz cream che... Tue, 29 May 2018 19:43:40 EST Newbie here Hello all. I need lots of help with carbs in knowing what and what not to eat, Thank you all <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ROZZIE <em>214</em> Sat, 26 May 2018 01:05:53 EST EASY HOMEMADE CAULIFLOWER HUMMUS <img src=""> <BR> <BR> EASY HOMEMADE CAULIFLOWER HUMMUS <BR> <BR> Today I made absolutely irresistibly delicious homemade Hummus. Unfortunately it had 8 g netCarbs per 2 TBSP serving! (Not on any Low Carb plan I know of!) Then the angels smiled upon me and I found out you can make a Keto version with 3 cups cooked cauliflower in place of chickpeas. Live and Learn. <BR> <BR> Found the recipe and figured out the N... Wed, 23 May 2018 19:04:38 EST 3 Minute Low Carb RedLobster Style Biscuits 4g net <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Easy 3 Minute Low Carb Red Lobster Style Mug Biscuits (4 g netCarbs) <BR> <BR> These are AWESOME! <BR> I confess, I forgot the cheese and they were STILL Fantastic! This is a home run recipe! <BR> <BR> You can get 4 horizontal slices from the mug biscuit at 1 g netCarb each. <BR> And they worked GREAT in my new two 4 inch silicone molds! (yes still microwaveable 3 minutes) This means BRE... Wed, 16 May 2018 23:54:59 EST Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls <img src=""> <BR> <BR> LOW CARB CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS <BR> <BR> Makes 35 one inch balls <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 c. smooth unsweetened peanut butter, melted (plus more for drizzling) <BR> 1 c. coconut flour <BR> 1/4 c. coconut sugar ( I used Sugar Substitute like Erythritol or Swerve) <BR> 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract <BR> Pinch of salt (I prefer Pink Salt as it has more ... Tue, 15 May 2018 22:32:36 EST First Fast Food in 4 Months- 3 g Net Carbs <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I usually post yummy low carb recipes (and get team points) but today I finally succumbed to the temptation of fast food and found a GREAT LOW CARB OPTION! Power bowl at Taco Bell - $5.19 grilled chicken or steak Guacamole Sour Cream Fresh Pico de Gallo <BR> <BR> For Low Carb have them leave off the black beans &amp; seasoned rice (or ask for it on the side and give it to your carb-ivore ... Thu, 10 May 2018 22:20:57 EST SparkPeople's Sugar Free Pudding Pops <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is a SparkPeople recipe! <BR> <BR> Sugar Free Pudding Pops <BR> <BR> Calories: 88.7 <BR> Total Fat: 2.7 g <BR> Cholesterol: 8.1 mg <BR> Sodium: 253.9 mg <BR> Total Carbs: 7.8 g <BR> Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g <BR> Protein: 2.7 g <BR> (Nutritional Info is for 6 servings.) <BR> <BR> I used CHOCOLATE pudding, heavy cream &amp; a little almond milk so Fat content ... Sun, 6 May 2018 20:06:59 EST Jalapeño Popper Hasselback Chicken (NetCarbs 5.3g) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Who dares try this with me? Jalapeño Popper Hasselback Chicken <BR> Maybe for Cinqo De Mayo! <BR> <BR> DH says its called "Hassel"back because its a hassle to make! Says you need an engineering degree to put it together! LOL Sounds like a challenge to me! Check out Twisted's awesome 1 minute how to video! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tMJqReo </link> <BR> Th... Tue, 1 May 2018 13:57:18 EST Dad's Slow Cooking Amazing Chuck Roast <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is a SPARKPEOPLE Recipe <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=211907 </link> <BR> <BR> The combination of seasoning packets were simply amazing taste-wise, tho it does add 2.9 g carbs that wouldn't be there if it were just beef roast &amp; broth. Of course I added a few onions, 6 potatoes and 6 carrots for the DH (who loved this recipe btw). I'm on... Fri, 27 Apr 2018 17:37:55 EST Easy Low Carb Cashew Chicken (NET CARBS: 6.7g) <img src=""> <BR> We had this last night and again for lunch today....AWESOME! <BR> <BR> Easy Cashew Chicken <BR> <BR> <BR> Calories: 333.3cals <BR> Fat: 24g <BR> Carbs: 8g <BR> NET CARBS: 6.7g <BR> Fiber: 1.3g <BR> Protein: 22.6g <BR> <BR> Serves: 3 people <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 3 raw chicken thighs boneless, skinless <BR> 2 tbsp olive oil <BR> 1/4 cup cashews <BR> 1/2 mediu... Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:58:09 EST Asparagus & Artichoke Hearts with Tomato Aioli <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Asparagus &amp; Artichoke Hearts with Tomato Aioli <BR> <BR> Total Time: 8 minutes <BR> Makes 8 Servings <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 lb Asparagus Spears <BR> 1/2 cup Artichoke Hearts, drained and finely chopped <BR> <BR> Tomato Aioli <BR> 1/3 cup Mayonaise (or I like half Mayo and half Sour Cream) <BR> 1 t Lemon Juice <BR> 1 T water <BR> 2 t Sun-Dried Tomato Spread <BR> (or Tomato Pa... Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:42:32 EST Homemade Cole Slaw or Broccoli Slaw Dressing Love Broccoli Slaw! I regularly use it in "Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl" and just the other day I steamed a bag of Broccoli Slaw for 3 minutes in microwave and then whipped up some homemade cole slaw dressing (Yum! So good- much better than regular cole slaw!) <BR> <BR> Homemade Cole Slaw or Broccoli Slaw Dressing <BR> Servings: Serves 6 – 8 so Ideal dish for a Pot Luck or to take to a picnic! Or adjust recipe accordingly. <BR> (I should admit, tho I cook for only my husband and I, sometimes I... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:32:09 EST Low Carb Blueberry Muffins (Keto, Paleo,Gl utenFre Husband brought home a carb-laden Cranberry Muffin mix, so we had his and hers muffins today...sheesh! <BR> <BR> Low Carb Blueberry Muffins *Keto, Paleo,GlutenFree <BR> Recipe from WholesumYum <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2 1/2 cup Almond flour <BR> 1/2 cup Erythritol (or any granulated sweetener) <BR> 1 1/2 tsp Gluten-free baking powder <BR> 1/3 cup Coconut oil (measured solid, then melted; can also use bu... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:40:16 EST Chocolate Coconut Treats (1 g NetCarb) From Amy Ranos' book Complete Ketogenic Diet For Beginners <BR> Chocolate Coconut Treats (1 g NetCarb) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Chocolate Coconut Treats (1 g NetCarb) <BR> <BR> 2/3 cup coconut oil <BR> 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder <BR> 8 drops liquid stevia or similar granular sweetener to taste (I like Erythritol) <BR> 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut <BR> 1/8 teaspoon salt (pink himilayan salt ... Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:12:37 EST Bran Buds and Oat Flour Higher Fiber Muffins Hello All, <BR> I redid this recipe to be higher fiber and lower carb. My hubby even likes these! This is more like a bread than a muffin and I cut the sweetener in half from the original recipe.. You can change this however you please, but my nutrition info is for the ingredients listed. <BR> <BR> Bran Buds and Oat Flour Pumpkin Muffins <BR> <BR> Wet Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> 1.75 cup (one reg size can or 1 3/4 cup) pure pumpkin (not pie mix) <BR... Mon, 9 Apr 2018 14:09:19 EST Hello everyone. I'm a newbi My name is Becky. I'm 57. I am disable need to have both knees replaced ASAP. But Drs want me to lose about 120 lbs . I weigh 317. Right now I've decided to start with low carbs. Someone to me to start out at 50 net carbs and reduce the carbs slowly. I tried keto. But my dr had a fit told me to do ww plus lower the carbs. I am a carb freak so it's a huge step for me. So I'm excited I need all the recipes and help. I can get. Thank you. And be blessed Mon, 2 Apr 2018 18:54:13 EST Three Cheese Bacon Asparagus <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Three Cheese Bacon Asparagus <BR> The addition of cheese and bacon elevates standard oven roasted asparagus to the gourmet level (according to the husband anyway). Today I cut the asparagus into bite size pieces, which makes it easier to eat but for pictures or to impress leave the asparagus long. <BR> Serves 4 <BR> Per serving: 190kcal, 16g fat, 9g protein, 5g total carbs – 3g fiber = 2g ne... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 15:00:58 EST Crustless Low Carb Pumpkin Pie <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Crustless Low Carb Pumpkin Pie <BR> <BR> Serves 8 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cups fresh pumpkin or 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree <BR> 3 eggs <BR> 3/4 cup Erythritol (or Swerve or Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking) NOT Splenda packets <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> 1 3/4 teas... Fri, 30 Mar 2018 23:04:54 EST Hello All! Just wanted to say hello and I look forward to sharing with you all. My daughters cardio doctor suggested she read "Eat Fat Get Thin" by Dr. Mark Hyman. I read it too and started eating Low Carb and I am seeing weight loss. I thought it refreshing to see a Dr. recommend this way of eating. : ) Wed, 7 Mar 2018 10:02:02 EST A thru Z Words of Spring or Veggies New game using words related to spring and/or veggies. <BR> <BR> A - April Fri, 2 Mar 2018 12:15:46 EST R U using Allulose (all-u-lose) yet? It sounds... amazing! I JUST heard about it this morning. It is a NATURAL sweetener (a monosaccaride), apparently one molecule different than fructose which makes it indigestible, but it is non-fermenting in the gut which means little to no gastric distress for most people! 70% as sweet as sugar, AND it caramelizes like sugar! It seems the only drawback is its very high cost. Because of its close similarity to sugar, it acts very much like sugar, tastes like sugar..... Every source I've checked speak... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:05:52 EST A thru Z Words of Winter A - arctic Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:47:47 EST need help! I have HBP ,on meds that worked for a while but now don't seem to be working ,Doc. said at last visit she said The Dash way of eating would help, just can't seem to get started can't get the to that place .Thanks Sun, 7 Jan 2018 19:42:37 EST Happy New Year! It's a new year and an opportunity for a fresh start for everyone. For those of you who have given up on healthy living and weight loss or have been struggling this is the perfect time to set some realistic goals. Don't expect perfection. Rather then trying to do too much at once, try a small goal or a few small goals and achieve those before moving on. A really good small goal that I have tried is to drink a glass of water and wait 20 minutes before you eat something to make sure you are re... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 14:09:12 EST My favorite chicken recipe This is by far my most favorite way to make chicken. Cracklin Chicken! <BR> <BR> cracklin-chicken <BR> <BR> We eat this at least every other week. Its a welcome break from heavy/cheesey meals. I like to have something crispy now and again. Even my kids eat them. To keep the macros in line I usually serve this with a mayo based dipping sauce, though it is amazing without. I typically serve with a veggie side like cheesy broccoli or sauteed zucchini wit... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:35:45 EST looking for a new way to make fish I usually make most types of fish (salmon, cod, flounder) with a lemon/garlic/capers/butter sauce. Im looking for something different, but I dont know that that is. What is your favorite low carb &amp; grain free way to make fish? Sun, 27 Aug 2017 02:13:01 EST CRAVING Asian Food! HELP! For the past 3 days I've been CRAVING (yes, so badly the word needs to be in all caps) Asian food. Hubby is all set to bring me to the local Chinese Food restaurant for their bufffet. <BR> <BR> You and I both know that would NOT be in my best interest as I'm just finishing week 2 of Atkins. <BR> <BR> I need recipes to give me the flavors of the foods I'm craving (crab rangoon, beef terriyaki, ginger sauce, spring rolls) without blowing my nutrition plan. <BR> <BR> I did manage to snag a bo... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:49:54 EST Low-Carb Ice Cream I bought Smart Carb chocolate ice cream. The best I can say about it is it's OK in flavor and it's cold. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a low-carb ice cream recipe that: <BR> 1. Does NOT require an ice cream maker <BR> 2. Does NOT require unusual/expensive ingredients? <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:34:10 EST Atkins - Where to start? Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for advice. Having done Atkins 3 times before, I know that starting out in Phase 1 (Induction) is smart for someone like myself who has a large amount of weight to lose. However, being summer time, I do not want to give up my berries and nuts as I love them for shakes (vanilla protein shake with frozen raspberries is YUMMO!) and salads (love my slivers of almonds in my chicken salad on a bed of mixed greens). <BR> <BR> The books says you can customize yo... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:54:58 EST Help me I was doing really good I started on 3/6 weighing in at 218.9, and by 3/22 I was down to 208.4, but since then I have slowly gained, today I weighted 209.6. I was being really basic, except I did add in mushrooms and red bell pepper into my eggs. I also added in a home made pound cake with these ingredients, I was eating one each evening. <BR> 1 ¼ c almond flour (use sesame seed flour for a nut free option) <BR> ¾ c of swerve or other sugar substitute <BR> 1 tsp baking powder <BR> ¼ tsp of ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:05:38 EST Avocado recipes and ideas - links Today I have seen two different avocado articles - one was a link sent to my email, and another was a link within the first article: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ys-to-eat-avocados/ </link> <BR> <BR> Second - <BR> <link><BR>toast/ </link> <BR> <BR> Not saying these are 100% KETO friendly ... may have to make modifications to the toast recipes. But for some who tire of avocado, or like to play with new flavors, the... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:28:06 EST carb tolerance test Has anyone tried the cracker amylase test to determine your carb tolerance? I'm cynical but am always agreeable to try something simple to see if it works. Amylase is an enzyme in saliva and it helps break down carbs for digestion. According to this scientist there is a genetic factor to carb tolerance which can be easily tested. The amount of amylase in your saliva determines how high your carb tolerance is. For the test, take a salt free saltine and break it in half or if you are gluten in... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:23:58 EST Coming back to Sparkpeople and doing it low carb t My name is Debbie, I am 61, work full time at a job I love. I lost 114lbs here a few years ago, then had to have both hips replaced, bone grafts done, and I gained it all back after keeping it off for so long. I need to get on track again. I have done Adkins years ago but don't want to be that restrictive so I have been here reading up. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the welcome, <BR> Debbie Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:25:35 EST new I'm new here and look forward to getting to know all of you, and is sharing recipes! Sun, 21 Aug 2016 07:25:53 EST LC Sesame Crisp bread My girlfriend shared this recipe from DietDoctor website for a LC Sesame Crispbread. She says she has made it a few times as is, and she plans to grind the seeds next time to make it a bit doughier. I haven't had a chance to make it yet but wanted to share and save it here before I lose the link... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ispbread </link> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:19:40 EST GREEN CHICKEN ENCHILADA CAULIFLOWER CASSEROLE A cheesy green chicken enchilada casserole from I Breathe Im Hungry that is to die for! Super easy to throw together it's also low carb and gluten free! <BR> Author: Mellissa Sevigny <BR> Recipe type: Low Carb Cauliflower Casserole <BR> Cuisine: Mexican American <BR> Serves: 6 generous one cup servings <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 20 oz frozen cauliflower florets (about 4 cups) <BR> 4 oz cream cheese, softened <BR> 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded <BR> ½ cup Salsa Verde <BR> ½ tsp kosher salt <... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:11:28 EST What's Your Preferred Low Carb Plan? Hi all! I'm sure this topic has been discussed before but I'm new to the team so I hope you don't mind. <BR> <BR> There are so many versions of low carb out there that it gets confusing. I'm trying to find the plan that works best for me so I'd like some opinions about the various diets out there. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if you could share which low carb diet you are following and why? What makes your preferred low carb diet different/better than the others? <BR> <BR> Thanks so mu... Fri, 6 May 2016 10:06:32 EST Hello Everyone! I am a 54 year old female and I've struggled with my weight my entire life. Sugar is my drug of choice and for me, it is an addiction that comes with cravings and binges. 20 years ago, I lost 96 pounds on Atkins and I felt great. Unfortunately, I gained it all back when I became pregnant with my last child and I haven't been able to lose any weight since then (16 years!). I want to try again and would appreciate any support that is offered. I will reciprocate because I am a good listener... Thu, 5 May 2016 11:25:53 EST Retrofit this "Low Fat Zucchini Brownies" recipe These "Low Fat Zucchini Brownies" look so yummy - but how should I go about reverse engineering it to make it low carb high fat friendly?? How would you do it?? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=474935 </link> <BR> <BR> I know applesauce is commonly used to substitute for oil, but is it a one-to-one ratio (like here - 1/2 cup applesauce - would that be 1/2 coconut oil or some other oil (I don't like to bake with olive oil - too much I've read ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:30:07 EST LC Red Velvet Cake Fat Bombs LC Red Velvet Cake Fat Bombs <BR> <link><BR>ow-carb-red-velvet-fat-bombs/ </link> <BR> <BR> My friend just sent this to me on Facebook - looks yummy! It uses an Australian stevia based product called Natvia and Amazon sells it for like USD $30 maybe cheaper if you live in Australia. I'm guessing Swerve or similar products might be okay to use as well. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 22:00:32 EST Turkey sausage, avocado, and jack cheese omlette Hey all, <BR> <BR> I made this an omlette for breakfast today using a variation of a recipe I found on the Atkins site. I was very good, and very filling! Here is the link to it on Please let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=3058625 </link> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:52:25 EST New to Low Carb I'm just getting started on a Low Carb food plan. I was wondering if you all could give me an idea of what foods to buy to give me a good start. And what would be good to stock my pantry and refrigerator with <em>41</em> . Thanks. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:45:41 EST Great website for low carb recipes! I found a website that has a lot of good low carb recipes! It's called Check it out! Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:56:49 EST 3rd letter - name a food avAcado Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:38:40 EST CHICKEN PIRI PIRI A sparkpeople friend recommended this recipe. We are remodeling and my husband has things in front of the grill so I broiled this in the oven. I pounded the chicken to make it thinner and marinated it in the fridge longer. I added season salt and pepper. It was delicious. <BR> <BR> <BR> South Beach CHICKEN PIRI PIRI <BR> <BR> Phase 1 <BR> Prep time: 20-30 min. <BR> Grill time: 10-15 min. <BR> <BR> 4 boneless chicken breast halves (6 oz. each) <BR> ¼ cup olive oil <BR> 2 Tbs. cider vinegar... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:54:04 EST rediscovered "old" Adkins recipe <BR> I had this recipe years ago in an early Adkins cookbook. I lost it, but a friend gave me the recipe. <BR> I'm sorry I don't have the carb count... <BR> <BR> Pancakes <BR> 3 egg yolks <BR> 1/2 lb, ground beef <BR> 1 Tbsp lemon juice <BR> 1 Tbsp minced parsley <BR> 1/4 tsp. baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp. salt <BR> dash of pepper <BR> 1 Tbsp grated onion. <BR> <BR> Beat egg whites until still. Fold rest on ingredients into egg whites. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased hot griddle. Turn whe... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 20:00:46 EST Stopping in to say hello, and Happy New Year! Hi, My name is Karen and I'm really interested in starting a low carb lifestyle and look forward from learning from all of you. Thanks and Happy New Year Year!! <BR> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:21:30 EST Strawberry cloud candies <link><BR>sweets/strawberry-cloud-candy/ </link> <BR> I've never used "Swerve" sweetener before, has anyone? Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:40:35 EST Low-Carb Better for Heart Disease Risk This article is by Laura Dolson of One of the undisputed online lay experts on lower carb diets. She is in the inner circle of the best authorities on this subject. This article helps to explain what many of us feel so well when are on a low carb diet phase one and why we have problems when we attempt to add back too many starchy carbs. As many of you may know, when I did South Beach Phase One I had to call my M.D. the first week to get rid of 2 B.P. meds as my formerly out of cont... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 14:18:20 EST im back hi my name is cyndi and i am ready to do this again and this time im ready to get it done Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:49:54 EST Sunny's Cookbook <BR> Here's a link to the recipes I've posted to Spark over the years--many but not all are low-carb: <BR> <link><BR>p?cookbook=274685 </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:24:30 EST Hi Everybody! Hi everybody! I've decided that the best way for me to get the rest of my weight off is to start low carb once again. It worked good for me before so I'm going it again. I'm looking forward to getting more healthy! I know that I'll get help and support here. I can try to help others too once I learn all about what to do. <em>521</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:25:19 EST Carb Craver My name is Rae-Anne and I am 43 years old. Mother to 4 boys and grandmother to one beautiful little girl! I started my low-carb journey on January 3 following the Metabolism Miracle. So far I am down 25 lbs <em>334</em> . I have gone 2 weeks though without budging. I am new to this so I am looking for ideas to recharge msyself and new low carb recipes. Thought this would get easier as iwent on but the cravings are as bad as ever!! But I will keep plugging away cause this is the only thing ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:39:54 EST Ratatouille with eggplant, zucchini, fennel I love vegetable dishes. This recipe for ratatouille tastes even better the next day when flavors have melded. I served it with a parmesan crusted tilapia filet and my husband loved it as much as I did. You can modify the recipe based on ingredients that are in your fridge (peppers, yellow squash, mushrooms, etc.), but zucchini and eggplant are standard. I made this with zucchini, eggplant, and a fennel bulb. Key to developing rich flavors is browning all the veggies before combining them. ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:45:17 EST New year, best year yet! Hi folks! Over the holidays I have been reading a lot about low carb and gluten-free and the benefits for the mind and body. Celiac disease runs in my family, and although I do not have it, I am beginning to suspect I may have sensitivities to it that impact my ability to lose weight. In the last 6 years I've lost 75 pounds (yay me!) but still have 20-30 to go to be where I want to be; I'm at 180 now. I've used SP to count calories and work out hard in the last year, getting as low as 177, ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:16:42 EST The A to Z Game Any member can choose a topic and we will post a word starting with A then moving on to each letter until we reach Z. Then any member can start over by choosing another topic and doing the same. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:11:09 EST Post A Challenge This is the sticky thread to use if you would like to post a challenge to other team members. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:06:16 EST Post Your Favorite Recipes This is the new thread. Please post some of your favorite lower carb recipes on this sticky thread. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:00:18 EST Birthday, Anniversary, and Special Occasion Thread Have you got a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion coming up? Share this date with us so we can celebrate with you. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:50:43 EST Hi Everyone This Is just a hi. I found this page connected to another page I am looking at. Needing to learn how to cook and eat very low carb. Hope to figure it out sooner rather than later. Sun, 8 Dec 2013 19:54:12 EST What do you think? Needing low carb diet opions I have been on the Carb Nite Diet for about 4 months now. It worked really well for the first 3 months. I lost 24lbs but the 4th month I have only lost 2lbs. Has anyone else been on the Carb Nite Diet? The book talks about giving your body rest periods. Is it time for a rest? Or do you think my body is just catching up from the weight I have already lost? <BR> I love the low carb diet. I haven’t binged, my cravings are going away, I have energy and I am not hungry. If I go off my diet plan t... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:01:04 EST New Kid :D Hi, I am 47 years old, need to lose 70 lbs, and hoping to make my fatty liver a healthy liver by eating low carb. I lost 30 lbs back in 2003 with Atkins induction phase. It was easy, but I think my mistake was not moving on to the next stage. Then I just quit. <BR> Tomorrow, 10/21/13, I start fresh! Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:10:10 EST Peanut Butter Balls Peanut butter snack balls <BR> <BR> 1 C natural peanut butter <BR> 1 tsp. vanilla <BR> 4 scoops protein powder <BR> 3 packs stevia <BR> 2 T flax seed <BR> Water -enough to help mix <BR> <BR> Mix all together and roll into small balls. <BR> <BR> I am storing mine in freezer to help keep the shape. <BR> They have the consistency of cookie dough but are a nice sweet snack. <BR> <BR> Could also roll in chopped nuts. <BR> <BR> *I limit myself to one a day, either for breakfast or for afte... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:01:10 EST Low carb Pumpkin Pie recipe? Hi team! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a low carb PUMPKIN PIE/dessert recipe. I am craving pumpkin and don't want to break down and have regular pumpkin pie. <BR> <BR> Anyone. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 23:48:53 EST Anyone doing Dukan? looking for someone who is doing Dukan ... Need help with "average wt." question on the site... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:37:52 EST Planning to start an LC Recipe blog All, <BR> <BR> I'd like to think of myself as a fair cook. And I've decided to start working on perfecting some LC recipes on the weekends and blogging about it. By perfecting; I'm going to be very very selfish. A perfect recipe is one that I really like to both make and eat; and meets my intended purpose for the recipe. Because I've been having trouble getting in a good breakfast; I've decided to start by making mini spinach/bacon quiche's. To be perfect, they need to have a fair amoun... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:36:18 EST I tried this! LC cheesecake <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=373657 </link> <BR> delicious! Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:10:31 EST hello I have tried low carb before with good sucess but ufortunately have not stuck with it. I have no idea why because I felt so much better both mentally and physically when on it. i have returned to this lifestyle - this time for good. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 21:17:52 EST LOW Carb Hummus Have any of you checked out the blog "I breath...I'm Hungry"? Great to check her site out. <BR> I got this from her site: Yes, I've made it and Yes, it is worth it. <BR> <BR> Hummus (2.2 carbs per Tablespoon) <BR> <BR> 4 cups zucchini-skinned and cubed <BR> 3/4 cup tahini (I had to use peanute butter this time) <BR> 1/2 cup lemon juice <BR> 1/4 cup olive oil <BR> 4 cloves of garlic <BR> <BR> Put into your strong blender and cream it. Great with pepper strips, as a mayo spread, just try i... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 08:41:09 EST Good Video <link><BR>ucing-low-carb-for-the-first-time/ </link> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:01:39 EST Post your favorite recipe I am new here and will be putting together a menu this week and will go grocery shopping on the 1st. Right now I am in the process of getting rid of trigger foods and will replace with good stuff on the 1st. I don't have all the different foods I need and this week it will be not following lo-carb because of lack of proper veggies and such. <BR> What I am interested in is seeing what people are finding tasty and easy to make... what do you fall back to on a regular basis? What shows up i... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:06:47 EST Newby Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Just finished Taubes book, "Why We Get Fat and What We Can Do About It." I'm not entirely dead set on which plan I want to follow, but so far I'm following Atkins... I think. <BR> <BR> I'm on Week 2 Day 2. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:35:39 EST Low carb lifestyle is what works for me! Hello everyone! <BR> My name is Brenda and I have joined this team for support and great meal ideas. <em>41</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:58:04 EST link ato an amazing LC recipe site<BR>de-cookbook/ Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:42:37 EST Hi everyone I am so excited about trying doing this!I wish you all the best of luck and if I can do anything to help out anyone,just let me no. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 23:15:09 EST Chicken with Sage and Mustard Cream sauce We like this one. <BR> 2 3-4 oz chicken breast, each cut into thin slabs. (I pounded breast thin with mallot), 3 thick slices bacon cut into bits., 1 TB Brandy Liqueur (I had none so I used wine), 1/4 cup chicken stock, pepper, salt, 2 tea ground mustard (or yellow mustard to your taste), good teaspoon sage, 2 tbs heavy cream <BR> <BR> Salt and pepper the thin cutlets on both sides. In large skillet, on medium heat render out the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon for now. Add chicken cutle... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:50:43 EST Rhubarb non-Bread Pudding with warm vanilla sauce makes 8 servings <BR> heat oven 350 <BR> First mix first three ingredients together and put into oven while you mix the next --- <BR> 1. 2 cups zucchini squash-peeled and cubed <BR> 2. 1 1/2 cup frozen chopped Rhubarb (fresh is fine if you are lucky to get it) <BR> 3. 2 TB Ghee-melted (or 1 Tb butter and 1 Tb coconut oil) <BR> <BR> ---while above in oven, mix rest of base ingredients. take mixture out of oven and pour these on top of fruit/veg then place back in over for 1 hr. <BR> 4 - ... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 11:30:41 EST Stalls and such Thought you might be interested in a podcast from Jimmy Moore featuring Dr. Stephen Phinney: Long-Term Stalls & Weight Gain Even On A Well-Formulated Low-Carb Diet. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Sorry I couldn't get the actual entry. It's from August 25. <BR> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:06:24 EST Hello, trying this again :) Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I tried Atkins a few years ago and lost some weight on the plan but gave up and gained it all back. Hubby is doing it with me this time so I'm crossing my fingers. I just finished up week one and lost 5 pounds so I'm not too unhappy. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I am dying for something different to snack on. Suggestions are welcome! Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:44:15 EST Low Carb Fudge This sure isn't the old fashioned fudge I'm used to making, but it sure helps with the chocolate cravings. <BR> <BR> Low Carb Fudge <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup butter <BR> 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (2 squares) <BR> 18 packets Splenda <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract <BR> 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (not fat free) <BR> 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) <BR> <BR> 1. Melt butter over low heat. <BR> <BR> 2. Add chocolate and stir until melted. <BR> <BR> 3. Remove from heat and stir in swee... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:48:28 EST Low carb hot fudge sauce Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum. I have been doing the "Miracle Metabolism" diet, which is basically low carb, at least to begin with. I have finished my first eight weeks, with a 8.5 lb loss. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a low carb hot fudge sauce recipe. Hope someone can help me out. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Mary Vegh Wed, 8 Aug 2012 19:23:58 EST CAKE RECIPES I just scanned the categories and there isn't one for honest-to-god CAKE. This cake DESERVES to be in a category of its own! I thought I tasted angel food cake first -- and its texture IS very similar to angel food -- and the next taste was coconut, but DD thought just the reverse. We agree that the cake is brag-worthy (and she doesn't LC). Y'all have to try this! It is easy to make, rather low on the mess-making scale, and tastes great! I leave the choice of icing up to you. <BR> <BR... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:36:59 EST New To Low Carb hi name is Kelly and I have been doing low carb since April. I have lost 27 pounds and have found this is the only thing that has worked for me. I did Weight watchers for 3 months and only lost 2.5 pounds!!! finally was a last resort I joined a local group called Pounds Away and got started. he first week I lost 10 pounds!!! and have been losing slowly ever since. <BR> <BR> I am currently on summer vacation from teaching 3rd grade...and I am loving the break! I am marr... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:34:02 EST Hi there! Hello there! My name is Sarah and I'm a young woman from Canada. I recently got engaged to my wonderful boyfriend, which finally motivated me to lose the weight I've been carrying. I'm a professional writer, which means I work from home and have tons of time to kill exercising and NOT thinking about carbs, lol. <BR> All of the recipes on here look amazing, and you all seem so friendly! It will be so nice having a great support group :D Sun, 1 Apr 2012 23:12:38 EST Primal (mild) Chili <BR> Grassfed ground beef, tomatoes and tomato paste with onions, red bell pepper, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. It really tastes satisfying! No beans needed (not considered by the folks in the Southwest to be really chili if you add beans, I am told). You can add a little unsweetened cocoa powder for a different slant on it. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2050701 </link> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:07:30 EST help i have been doing low carb and had lost 21 pounds (woo hoo) .....THEN i went to the dr for my pain with fibro and arthritis, and he put me on neurontin.. since then i have been gaining weight eating 90 % low carb with a few setbacks but i always get right back on track. but back to my issue...i am very upset about gaining all but 8 pounds back in the last month i have been on the medication, any one else have this experience and if so how did you deal with it. i have fibro , a... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:42:04 EST French Onion Dip from Scratch All real food, no MSG, all the taste, none of the excitotoxins. Better than that made with the powder.<BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2038874 </link> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:01:02 EST Pumpkin Desert 1/3 cup pumpkin <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 Tbsp Cream <BR> 1 Tablespoon artificial sweetener(more or less to your taste) <BR> Pumpkin pie spice to taste. I like a Tablespoon. <BR> Mix in a coffee cup and makes one serving of a delightful desert. <BR> Put in microwave for 1.5 minutes Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:12:22 EST Hi everyone! I joined Sparkpeople about a month ago and have been following a low carb lifestyle since. I am having some trouble finding tasty recipes for myself and my husband. Hoping you all can help with that. Thanks in advance. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:37:38 EST Really don't like coconut... any alternative? Anybody have a good alternative oil? How about the flavorless processed stuff. Is it still healthy, but not perfect? Or is it too damaged to eat? <BR> There is no pure lard for sale anywhere near here. Sometimes I can find pork fat to render, but it's not always available, and it's not enough. I do save, filter, and re-use my bacon fat and it's yummy, but not perfect for everything. <BR> You know that great "bark" that people make with coconut oil and nuts? Bacon fat's not gonna work th... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:06:38 EST WHAT THE BEST FOOD TO EAT TO STAY FULL BEING NEW AT LOW CARBING I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO EAT SO I CAN STICK TO THIS IN LOSE <BR> lINDA Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:41:05 EST Anyone know how to use hemp powder?? I've often read that hemp powder is a great form of healthy protein and fiber, plus omega-3's and lots of other great stuff. So I spent some of my hard-earned money on Trader Joe's Hemp Protein Powder, in vanilla & chocolate, I mixed some of it w/ almond milk and.....well, it doesn't taste bad at all, but I feel the need the chew it! It's a bit "saw-dusty". I'm not sure drinking it w/ almond milk is the best delivery system. I'd love to know the best way to utilize this, in conjunction w/ a... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:10:57 EST Favorite low carb/healthy eating recipe books? The library is my friend when it comes to trying out new recipe books, but sometimes it is difficult to know where to begin! I thought it would be fun to name some of our favorite recipe books that support our decisions to eat healthier! Better yet, how about naming some of the recipes from that book that are your favorites? Even if a book has already been named, please share it again -- it might encourage us to try a recipe we've overlooked! <BR> <BR> THE SONOMA DIET COOKBOOK <BR> Spicy ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:57:27 EST input please on coconut bread recipe :) Hi guys, <BR> I just made these, and they are a little heavy. the flavor is good though :) if anyone wants to experiment starting from this recipe, please please do so.. <BR> here is the link: <BR><BR>tail.asp?recipe=1895854 <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if adding flax meal or wheat gluten flour would make these lighther, as they practically did not rise. I just make the "bun" version. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your input :) Sun, 4 Dec 2011 15:23:16 EST smart low carbing; diet smart, not hard :) Hi guys, <BR> I've been on a medically supervised low carb high proteing diet. I've lost 60 pounds in 16 weeks. I'm more than half way to my goal: 100 pounds. I'm thinking about what I will do when I'm done and I'm happy to have found this team. I never want to put the weight back on, so being able to find ways to adapt regular recipes to work as low carb recipies will be a great help. <BR> <BR> See you around! Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:03:33 EST Recipe Request Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if some of the experts here can help me with 2 recipe requests: <BR> <BR> 1) Last winter I REALLY enjoyed making vegetable soups, and getting a large <BR> number of my veggies each day in soup form. Unfortunately, most of the recipes <BR> that I used were really high in carbs, lots of beans and legumes. So I'm <BR> wondering if anyone has any really yummy, low-carb-friendly, vegetable soup <BR> recipes. I'm in the OWL phase, eating 35g of carb a day, and ... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 17:32:27 EST Recipe Request Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if some of the experts here can help me with 2 recipe requests: <BR> <BR> 1) Last winter I REALLY enjoyed making vegetable soups, and getting a large <BR> number of my veggies each day in soup form. Unfortunately, most of the recipes <BR> that I used were really high in carbs, lots of beans and legumes. So I'm <BR> wondering if anyone has any really yummy, low-carb-friendly, vegetable soup <BR> recipes. I'm in the OWL phase, eating 35g of carb a day, and ... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 17:31:54 EST Coconut Oil??? Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I've been reading a bit, and was reading about how coconut oil is very tasty and healthy, so I decided on a whim to go out and buy some today. <BR> <BR> Problem is, I really don't have much of a plan for how I'm going to use it yet! The only time I add oil in my cooking right now is when I make my morning omlette, as bacon grease doesn't hold a candle to butter when it comes to making delicious, light, fluffy eggs. But I'm thinking of trying the coconut oil for that.... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:22:38 EST TRICK or TREAT! So there's nothing "SPOOKY" about this topic! Is it TRICK or TREAT? Lets discuss this Halloween appropriate topic! (Please participate even if you don't believe in Halloween) Discuss your favorite TRICK or your favorite TREAT! Add an emoticon for how you are feeling. Let's make this a fun way to enjoy October! Or tell a "spooky" joke! Will your kids have a cute costume? Which part will be tricky for you? Whatever you post, we will ALL get a BIG treat! Have Fun! Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:11:44 EST Recipe #2, OWL-Friendly and SAD approved! Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Wasn't going to post this recipe, as it seems to be just too simple to be new to anyone. BUT, I've taken it to 2 group functions at which I was the only Atkins-ite--And both proclaimed it delicious and cleaned out the serving dish. So I figured it wouldn't hurt to share it. <BR> <BR> The recipe is for a crustless Faux Mexican style quiche (but once you get the technique down, it's REALLY easy to turn into a "Denver-Style" quiche, or a "Broccoli, Mushroom and Spinach"... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:23:30 EST Baked Cauliflower 1 Head fresh cauliflower <BR> 1/3 cup heavy cream <BR> 6oz shredded cheese, I used cheddar/monterey jack <BR> 1/2 small onion chopped <BR> salt <BR> pepper to taste <BR> <BR> Pre heat oven to 350 <BR> Crumble cauliflower in a 9 x 9 inch pan, sprinkle onion on and mix, add salt and pepper, pour heavy cream over mixture, sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese. <BR> Bake for 50 minutes, add the rest of the cheese and bake until cheese is browned on top. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 18:51:25 EST My First Posted Recipe: Home Made Mayo! Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd share a few odds and ends. I'm not a huge cook, but I do like to dabble. Hope some of you may try, and even like, one of these!!! <BR> <BR> First, I'll have to confess that one of the attractions of Atkins to me was that I'd get to eat full fat salad dressings (i.e. Blue Cheese!!!!) and Mayonnaise. I know, my priorities are warped some times! Around week 3 I started making my own mayo. And, I must say, I'll never go back to (name your favorite st... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:15:24 EST Howdy, All Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I'm Tom, and I'm currently on the slow track through Atkins. Spent the first 4 weeks in induction, then 4 weeks at 25g of carbs per day, and I'm in my second week at 30g a day. I'm comfortable going slowly, as I still have about 75+ lbs to lose (I still don't really have a goal weight, right now I'm shooting for under 200, and when I hit that neighborhood I'll consult with my doctor and come up with a final goal. <BR> <BR> I've done OK so far, losing 30 lbs in the 9 ... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:02:43 EST Any Other Smokers Here? Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I tried to get some discussion of this going earlier, but it was on my blog, and didn't get much response. So I'll post it here. <BR> <BR> For Christmas last year my DW got me an inexpensive charcoal smoker. I have to say it was the best thing she's ever gotten me! I've done a lot of experimenting with it, (rubs, adding different woods, etc.) and have decided that for now, my favorite is just simple charcoal smoke (maybe an occasional hickory, mesquite, or applewood ch... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:55:10 EST How to substitute flour & oats I am trying to redo some recipes and trying to figure out what product in the low carb family most closely resembles the regular product. Like almond meal is it closer to flour or corn meal? almond flour is it the same as flour? If you use almond flour do you use baking powder? since flour has a self rising option. What about carbquick? What about Flax seed? Is there a flax meal? <BR> Sorry for all the questions guys. I'm learning and trying not to starve..=) <BR> <BR> Diane <BR> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 14:50:52 EST Recipe makeover help please Since I am trying to bake some this weekend I would like to make some of my comfort foods. I need some input to make this healthier. First one is for No-Bake cookies. <BR> <BR> 1 3/4 cups white sugar <BR> 1/2 cup milk <BR> 1/2 cup butter <BR> 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder <BR> 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy) <BR> 3 cups quick cooking oats <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. <BR> <BR> How can I make these healthier? Sugar I can sub with the Stevia or Splenda. I think Stevia measures sp... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:37:49 EST Italian Food! I'm a previous pasta-holic and relearning how to cook low carb. Most of my most famous dishes include pasta in one form or another. So, I still have that craving for Italian....but since I'm on Phase One of Atkins.....I can't even use the low carb pasta. Then I found this recipe and tried it last night. My husband and I loved it, the kids ate it but picked out the eggplant. I wanted to share because I finally got my Italian craving satisfied. this recipe includes homemade marinara sauce... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:52:04 EST Looking for info on how to fry radishes, or zucchi Hi again, <BR> <BR> I have been told on a different Forum that Fries radishes make a good sub for home fries? Anyone tried them? Are they good? and is there a recipe out here? <BR> <BR> Second I was also told that zucchini makes a great french fry, Anyone tried this? I wonder what or how they are cooked obviously we don't want to deep fry them. So any ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks again everyone <BR> Diane Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:15:39 EST Almond Flour reviews Please I am new to the low carb diet and as I have gone through some of the recipes I have noticed that a lot of them use Almond Flour. I seen one person that does not like it. How does it taste? Does it measure like reg flour? Are their different brands? Where can I purchase it? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Diane Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:57:43 EST Yet another Newbie! Hi everyone I am new to the Spark site and new to this group. I have just started the low carb diet plan again. I hope to find help, support and ideas on how to stick with this program and make this a life change due to health issues. I Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:11:49 EST ECourse For Low(er) Carbs has a new ecourse on lower carbs. Check out htis link for more info. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l=1 </link> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 20:42:46 EST new to low carb. hi i am new to low carb. i am on Atkins phase 1 and to-day is day 12. so far so good. prior to doing this i had put on weight recently despite exercise and careful food intake. i had gained about twelve pounds in the fortnight prior to starting this diet, but believe most of that increase has now dissapeard. keith Wed, 29 Jun 2011 05:04:27 EST How is your day going ? Use an emoticon! <em>198</em> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 21:47:37 EST 3-5 item (not 6!) recipes; s&p, water don't count I'm starting this thread asking for very simple 3-5 ingredient LC recipes. Salt, pepper, and water, don't count. Hopefully, they shouldn't be obvious, like scrambled eggs with cheese. You can be as exact, or general, as you like! <BR> <BR> BACON SALAD serves 3 @ 2.8 g carb (fiber deducted) <BR> 1 c chopped green onion <BR> 1 lb bacon, fried and crumbled <BR> 1/4 c mayonnaise <BR> 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped <BR> 3 LC wraps or lettuce leaves <BR> <BR> Mix first 4 ingredients together.... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:33:15 EST gluten free Homemade Mixes <BR> <BR> Start with recipes that use relatively small amounts of wheat flour like brownies or pancakes. Gluten-free versions taste almost the same as their wheat-based cousins. These two gluten-free flour mixtures can be substituted for wheat flour cup-for-cup: <BR> •Gluten-Free Flour Mix I <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup soy flour <BR> 1/4 cup tapioca flour <BR> 1/2 cup brown rice flour <BR> <BR> <BR> •Gluten-Free Flour Mix II <BR> <BR> 6 cups white rice flour <BR> 2 cups potato star... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:53:27 EST Changes I am new to this and trying to find the start and motivation .. . or whatever I need. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:24:18 EST chips Sometimes it is hard to adjust to life without CHIPS! Here are a few ideas for low-carbers, and a recipe: <BR> <BR> 1. veggie slices -- especially jicama and zucchini <BR> 2. pork rinds <BR> 3. cheese crisps (cheese put in little piles and baked or zapped in the MW until crisp <BR> 4. Nut Thins -- a gluten free chip made by Blue Diamond <BR> 5. Psylli Crackers (TOTAL CARBS = 0.8 grams) <BR> <BR> Psylli (pronounced: silly) Crackers (also makes a pie crust or taco shells or pizza crust or... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 18:02:57 EST Hello Everyone, I Am New To This Team!!! Hello everyone!!! I need help and support getting my carbs intake to a lower intake. Please help and advise!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are ten things about me to introduce myself and allow you to know me better. <BR> <BR> 1. I am Carmen. <BR> 2. I am from Puerto Rico. <BR> 3. I have 3 grownups, living on their own, up states. <BR> 4. I am a First Grade teacher, but not working this year. <BR> 5. I love water aerobics. <BR> 6. If no water aerobics, I love water jogging. <BR> 7. I love t... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 22:12:14 EST WHAT IS THE BEST LOW CARB TO EAT,AND NOT WORRY Hi,I am kind of new to this and I eat the wraps not bread..I ate a salmon burger today with no bread,but had a packet of honey mustard with it...How much carb should we have a day if any? Sun, 24 Oct 2010 22:04:04 EST Breakfast on a budget Does anyone have a receipe for a LC, budgetfriendly breakfast? We hardly ever have left-overs and eating eggs every morning can't exactly be considered healthy. Any ideas are welcome Sun, 24 Oct 2010 06:40:26 EST Hello, My Name is Deonna My goal is to get down to 127 and be fit and toned. I am going to use the south beach method starting with phase 1. I hope to loose 10 pounds by halloween and 10 more by the end of the year if not more. I plan to eat healthier, work out weekly and keep a journal about everything I experience day to day. Thu, 30 Sep 2010 17:27:18 EST Hello fellow low-carbers!! Hi all!! <BR> <BR> I've been on-off again with low carbs for almost a year now. It works for me, but sometimes I need some fresh recipies, or motivation to keep it going. Hope I came to the right team!! Look forward to hearing from all of you!! Thu, 16 Sep 2010 08:59:30 EST Pizza in a Bowl <BR> Pizza in a Bowl for 1: 2.7 g carb <BR> Super easy and convenient. Tastes JUST like pizza. <BR> <BR> 1 T Italian salad dressing <BR> 1/8 tomato, cubed <BR> 1 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced <BR> optional: some cubed summer squash, like zucchini (adds carbs) <BR> some grated Parmesan cheese <BR> <BR> Place all but P. cheese in a zip-loc bag and marinate 4 hours. (This means make it in the morning before you go to work, and toss it into the fridge until lunch-time!) Dump into a... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:20:31 EST OOoohh! Indian food! Saag Paneer: (3 servings, 1.7 g carb each) <BR> Can't get much easier to make! Creamy texture. Delicate yet complex flavor. <BR> <BR> 1 t salt <BR> 2 T butter <BR> 1 T sour cream <BR> 10 oz chopped frozen spinach <BR> 1/3 c cottage cheese <BR> 1 t curry powder <BR> optional: cubed tofu (adds carbs) <BR> <BR> Thaw spinach, and drain. Save the liquid. Melt butter in skillet over low heat. Add curry and cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in spinach and salt, and tofu if using. Cover; cook 4-5 minutes. ... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:16:12 EST Side dishes for a cookout? My husband and I invited some friends over tonight for a cookout. I'm doing hotdogs for the kids and smoking a roast for the grown ups. I'm going to make guacamole for an appetizer and get some celery sticks for me to dip in it. I'm making pasta salad for them which is not a temptation for me, but I'm trying to decide what else to make that I will eat for a side dish. Thanks for any ideas and have a great weekend! Sat, 7 Aug 2010 10:16:16 EST 7/5- 7/11 personal challenge food and carbs please keep track of your meals for the day and the carbs for each meal and post at the end of the day under this heading Mon, 5 Jul 2010 07:37:26 EST NEEEEEWWBIE!!! Hello! My name is Gretchen, I'm 36 I have 3 children that I homeschool ages 3-10 and I've been off and on Atkins for the last 10-11 years. It's the only thing that works for me, and as a pre-diabetic, it's the healthiest. I'm happy to be here, and look forward to the support and community! Sat, 3 Jul 2010 09:55:50 EST I need serious help getting started (any advice?) Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just committed to reducing my carbs down to 150 carbs or less a day. I need serious help and advice since I need to do this for my health and my blood sugar. Can anyone give me an idea of what they eat in a given day to help them keep at these levels or less. <BR> <BR> Would love to correspond or have a low carb buddy. <BR> <BR> If you can help me, I would be forever grateful. <BR> <BR> MJ- <em>249</em> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 17:11:46 EST Hi L.C.R. Plus! Hello everybody! My name is Brandy and I am 31 years old. I am a single mother of a 10 year old daughter. We live in Central California. As of right now we have no pets but my daughter is forever trying to change that. <BR> <BR> I have been on the low carb diet for a month and I seem to be eating the same things over and over again. I am still not sure of exactly what is ok to eat and what isn't. I joined this because it looks like a fun way to learn and share recipes! <BR> <BR> Good lu... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 02:01:11 EST i need advice on my food log? i've been on phase 1 for 2 weeks and have barely lost 5 pounds <BR> is there anyone out there willing to check my food log and tell me what to do? <BR> my hubbers has lost 15 pounds and i am so confused about this <BR> i really just want to jump ship, get a pizza and bag o chips and call it a day <BR> i desperately need direction <BR> helpme please <em>46</em> bb Tue, 11 May 2010 11:38:31 EST cottage cheese / hot cereal Breakfast Sponge Pudding <BR> total 15 carbs (less fiber), 735 calories,35 g protein, 70 g fat for 74% fat by calorie <BR> <BR> 1 t vanilla <BR> 1 c cottage cheese <BR> 1/2 t cinnamon <BR> 3 eggs <BR> 1 T soy protein isolate (0 carb) <BR> /34 c heavy whipping cream <BR> 1/4 t stevia <BR> 1/4 t liquid artificial sweetener (0 carb) <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350. Whirl all ingredients in blender. Pour into 4 or 5 greased custard cups and bake in a Bain Marie (water bath) for 40-50 minutes. ... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:14:23 EST Thanks SP Family!! SparkPeople helps me make better choices about what to eat and to not eat! I am so thankful for this program! Plus, I always find encouragement in the forums... Thanks SP family! xo Fri, 23 Apr 2010 01:12:57 EST My Low Carb Recipe Blog Hi all, <BR> <BR> The other day I created a food blog called Marisa's Kitchen Talk. I'm posting daily my low carb recipes with pictures and I find it's helping me stay focused. <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong I'm devoted to my sparkpeople I just wanted a blog designated just to food. <BR> <BR> Hope you like it, and let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> Marisa's Kitchen Talk <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 10:50:17 EST Who likes OKRA? You'll like this! Ritie's Southern Okra <BR> <BR> You'll get a true Deep South flavor when you take the time to make it right with FRESH vegetables. But this low-carb way is real quick and tasty too! <BR> <BR> 14 oz can diced tomatoes <BR> 1/4 lb crumbled crisp bacon <BR> 1 t Italian herbs <BR> 1 T dried onion <BR> 20 oz okra, sliced (I typically use frozen) <BR> 1 pkt Artificial Sweetener (A.S.) <BR> <BR> Combine all but bacon. Add a little water. Simmer until okra is tender and the mixture is thick. ... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:58:49 EST Spring means Asparagus! But how? I enjoy Roasted Asparagus: Drizzle , mist or "paint" washed spears lightly with olive oil while placed on a baking sheet. Choose ONE (these don't mix well,so don't get ambitious!)to sprinkle over the asparagus: <BR> 1. A sprinkle of soy sauce and sesame seed <BR> 2. a reasonable coating of grated Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning <BR> 3. squeezed lemon juice and FRESH grated Romano cheese <BR> <BR> Broil until just beginning to brown. Eat asparagus with fingers down to the tough bottom (... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:58:44 EST B. S. Brussels Sprouts, that is! Roasted Brussels Sprouts: buy a bag of frozen ones, partially thaw and cut them in halves through the core. <BR> Put in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Toss with your hand and drizzle with more olive oil. When satisfactorily coated (your tolerance for fats and oils may be different from mine!), spread them out on a baking pan. Sprinkle lightly with garlic salt. Roast in oven on high heat (400 or higher) until they begin to turn brown. Personally, I think the browner the better, but th... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:58:26 EST Sauteed Sicilian Spinach Sauteed Sicilian Spinach <BR> <BR> 1 16 oz bag frozen cut leaf spinach ('cause I'm lazy) <BR> 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil (use your favorite flavor) <BR> 1/4 c salted butter (spinach will hold a LOT of fats!) <BR> 1/4 -1/2 t garlic salt (use a quality product, OR use 1/4 t fresh crushed garlic and 1/4 t salt) <BR> Optional: 1/2 t anchovy paste (you will use less garlic salt if you use the paste) <BR> <BR> Place the oil, anchovy paste, and butter in a serving bowl. Stir to combine. Zap i... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:26:15 EST miracle noodles Howdy team! I figure I'm in the right place to get some advice on the Miracle Noodles. They should arrive Tuesday. Any pointer or recipes you could direct me too???? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 10:17:03 EST what's your fave LC breakfast, lunch and dinner? <BR> My breakfast is salmon eggs and onions, lunch is roast beef with dill dip <BR> (1 tbsp mayo, dill weed) and vegetables, and dinner is hamburger on lettuce <BR> leaves with avocado! <BR> I love my low carb choices. How about you, what are you eating? <BR> (any phase is fine....) Sat, 6 Mar 2010 20:26:42 EST I just discovered cauliflower leaves! It is probably too soon to say this -- I haven't done enough research -- but I just can't keep it to myself! <BR> <BR> I read somewhere on the Net that Cauli-leaves were edible, and happened to have a fresh head with parts of leaves (still attached) in the fridge. Of course, I saved them, and chopped them. Next day I sauteed them in a little olive oil and tasted them. I must have done something right, because they were FABULOUS! <BR> They had none of that off-taste many people complain that ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:28:55 EST Low Carber joining you on your journey Hi everyone, how's your day going. Low Carbing is great, the "cravings" are far more psychological than physical. Enjoy learning on your road to recovery of health. <em>9</em> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:53:50 EST Fat Hi all. I did really good the first week and lost 12 lb. Since then I have gained .4 and have not gone a carb over 25. However, my calories are never ever above 1100 and my fat is never over 45. A, I sabotaging myself by not eating more fat? Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:03:17 EST superbowl snacks anone entertaining for the super bowl what healthy snacks will you be making Thu, 4 Feb 2010 09:52:55 EST Thank you for the recipes! I just wanted to say thanks for all the recipe archives! I am going to start Atkins induction on Monday and really need to get myself prepared. This is a great resource. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:37:47 EST HI Everyone!!! Hi my name is Renee I'm pretty new to this way of living and I'm looking for some recipes to make my new eating less boring. If anyone has a favorite please let me know. I'd love to try it. I just made oopsie rolls and they were great. Renee Sat, 9 Jan 2010 12:39:43 EST Hi I'm New to the Team I'm new to this team but not to Low Carb. I've been Low Carbing (Atkins) for over a year now. It works for me and I think I can keep up this lifestyle. Sat, 9 Jan 2010 07:10:12 EST BACK TO IT!!! I waundered away for about a year and have put on a few pounds. I'm back to get myself back on track. I'm using a Wii for most of my exercise and chose the low carb lifestyle. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:46:51 EST Atkins Low Carb Living <link><BR>eq=ignore </link> Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:05:29 EST Dry Carbs <link><BR>ls.php?isid=1873 </link> Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:34:19 EST Atkins Newsletter - Let's try again! <BR> GET BACK IN THE BREAKFAST RHYTHM <BR> It’s easy to get into the habit of skimping on breakfast during the busy summer months. Now that school’s back in session, get back to treating yourself to a morning meal. Breakfast gives you better concentration and productivity throughout the morning and surprisingly helps control your weight. With new Atkins Cuisine All Purpose Baking Mix, you can have the breakfast you crave without compromising your diet. How conveniently delicious. <BR> Learn... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 00:02:21 EST Hello everyone I just joined your team and decided to introduce myself. I am 28 years old and a single mother of an eight year old (boy, that's fun!) and a 2 year old - both girls. I did low carb a few years ago and lost a bunch of weight. After having my second daughter, my weight is at an all time high so I'm eating low carb again to get some of this weight off of me. I have about 90 pounds to lose. I was browsing through some of the recipes posted here and found some great stuff. I can't wait to tr... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:33:45 EST Atkin's Newsletter - September "09 Sorry I'm having computer issues & cannot post as I wish. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 16:32:16 EST Atkins Newsletter August '09 <link><BR>1&.rand=3jmdl8l0nbapr </link> Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:19:53 EST hello I everyone i am here to see what i can learn and checking things out for recipes that i can redo some old favorite recipes and to try some new ones. i am trying to watch my carbs, sugar levels, to have a healthy heart. my mom has some problems from CHF to COPD to alz. this is a good way for me to start eating better for myself, for her to eat better as well. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:28:32 EST Atkins Newsletter ~ July <link><BR>1&.rand=11clor17n53rm </link> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:04:30 EST I Want Your Da Vinci Sugar Free Syrup Recipes I just discovered Da Vinci (see my blog post today) I bought a bottle of the orange DaVinci's. I've made orange chicken.. It was just o.k... <BR> I have no imagination. <BR> <BR> If you have recipes please list them. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking they would make great smoothies. Sat, 13 Jun 2009 15:58:58 EST valentines treats and how to burn them Happy Valentine's Day! Below are some of our favorite Valentine's Day treats and fun ways to burn off the extra treats. <BR> <BR> Valentine's Day Treats to Burn Off <BR> One glass of champagne, 4oz = 95 calories <BR> Cosmopolitan Martini, 5oz = 174 calories <BR> 2 chocolate truffles, 2 pieces = 220 calories <BR> Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies, 1 cookie = 100 calories <BR> Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting, 1 cupcake = 180 calories <BR> Red Velvet Cupcake, 1 cupcake = 442 calories... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 19:17:06 EST low carb dining in valentines day Main Course <BR> All these cook quickly, and the results are sure to please: <BR> Get a great steak, like a ribeye. Cover it will plenty of salt and pepper, and grill. Top with butter or blue cheese. Best to share rather than overstuff yourself, especially if a rich dessert is planned. <BR> Filet mignon is a traditional favorite. <BR> Oven-Baked Salmon with Herbs is ultra-easy and succulent. <BR> If your sweetheart is a chicken fan, get boneless skinless breasts or soak regular chicken br... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 17:48:31 EST valentines day dining tips 1. Relax <BR> Don't approach the dinner with trepidation. You're not denying yourself anything, you're making choices about your life. And you're sharing a meal with those you love, whether that is your honey, your family, or a group of friends. How could it get any better than that? <BR> <BR> 2. Ask for what you want <BR> Scan the menu to create your own dinner. If you want the fish, but don't want the cream sauce, ask for it to be served with the salsa that comes with the chicken, or the f... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 06:02:13 EST dream field pasta are they a legit low carb pasta Mon, 26 Jan 2009 22:20:13 EST post your personal challenge 1/25-2/1 my personal challenge will be to exercise every other day if i do more then thens great Sun, 25 Jan 2009 07:46:54 EST APPETIZERS Grilled Asparagus with Camembert Crostini <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 16 <BR> <BR> 1 pound fresh asparagus <BR> 1 tablespoon olive oil <BR> 1 clove garlic -- minced <BR> 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar <BR> balsamic vinegar -- for drizzling <BR> 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice <BR> 4 slices Italian bread <BR> 4 ounces camembert cheese -- sliced thin and into 16 pieces <BR> 1/2 red bell pepper -- julienned <BR> salt and pepper -- to taste <BR> <BR> Preheat grill or broiler oven. <BR>... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 22:09:24 EST post your meal challenge 1/17-1/24 sat 1/17 <BR> breakfast: lots of coffee <BR> till 3 glasses of water <BR> egg beaters scrambled egg with <BR> lunch onion and peppers <BR> <BR> lunch: tuna salad on a whole what tortilla and water <BR> <BR> dinner: baked chicken lightly coated with sesame crackers, carrots and butter beans Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:13:57 EST fiber Fiber: The New Fat Fighter <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Rated by 4 people Rate This <BR> Print Share Comment Rate <BR> <BR> <BR> Pages in this Story: <BR> <BR> How Fiber Works <BR> The 7-Day No-Hunger Diet <BR> 12 Smart Swaps to Try Today <BR> The Whole (Grain) Truth <BR> Can You Get Your Fiber in a Pill? <BR> Always hungry? Research shows that filling up on foods with fiber can boost your health, keep you from overeating, and help you lose weight. <BR> By Sharlene K. Johnson <BR>... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:05:50 EST this is really funny Letter to our Pets <BR> <BR> The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door. <BR> <BR> Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. <BR> The other dishes are mine and contain my food. <BR> <BR> Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. <BR> The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack - R... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 09:52:10 EST Started A New Team, The "Munchie" Cheater's Team Me and My Friend Joanne have created The "Munchie" Cheater's Team! A Team that will allow you to post your daily meals and snacks so your more in touch with what you eat through out the day. You can even post your exercises through out the day if you want to. <BR> <BR> The best Part is that you can also post your Munchie Mess Up's here too. We all mess up and should be able to talk about it positively. <BR> <BR> There is a "Panic Button" for anyone that feels they are going to give into... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:51:56 EST HI FROM CALIFORNIA <em>213</em> my name is Dee and I'm from Lancaster, Ca. I am a 66 year young women. I have 40 pounds and 15 inches to lose. Plus I have Diabetes and some other diseases. So kick my butt if i'm not doing right. <BR> <BR> Hi Joyceann2. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 07:33:58 EST Low Carb Challenge 1-1-09/1-8-09 this is our first challenge of the year. everyone please post our meal with the carb amts, then at the end of the day tally it up, pls keep it running on yr original post, just hit the edit botton and you can add,each day... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 13:13:56 EST new years carb challenge 2009 this is the challenge pls post if yr in so i can make the official posting, starting on thursday jan1-thursdayjan7,2009post what u ate for breakfast, lunch , dinner and anysnacks thru out the day. post yr water and drinks,,,for each item give us the carb amt at the end of the day give us the carb total. u can post it the next day if you want but no longer than that, this isnt to see as i mentioned before who is better than who, because some have illness in which they can only comsume so much ... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 07:22:01 EST bread does any own a breadmachine or make there own bread Mon, 29 Dec 2008 06:50:27 EST bread Servings: 12 pieces at 3 net carbs each. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 packets rapid rise yeast <BR> 1/2 c. vital wheat gluten <BR> 1/2 c. almond meal <BR> 1/2 c. crude wheat bran <BR> 1/2 c. soy flour <BR> 2/3 c. flax meal <BR> 1/4 c. Splenda (or equivalent) <BR> 2 T. butter <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 c. water <BR> <BR> Instructions: <BR> <BR> Put all ingredients in bread machine. Set "light" browning setting. Turn on according to your bread machines instructions. <BR> Written by Daron <... Sun, 21 Dec 2008 08:02:05 EST do carbs make you gassy Will Carbs Make You Gassy? <BR> A few dietary changes could bring much needed relief. <BR> If you suffer from the discomfort and embarrassment of excess gas, check your diet for the following foods. <BR> Sugars: The sugars that cause gas are raffinose, lactose, fructose, and sorbitol. <BR> Raffinose: Beans contain large amounts of the complex sugar raffinose. Smaller amounts are found in cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, other vegetables, and whole grains. <BR> Lactose: The ... Sat, 20 Dec 2008 06:57:51 EST Atkin's Holiday Newsletter <BR> <BR> Happy holidays from all of us at Atkins. <BR> We’ve wrapped up lots of great news for you this month. So enjoy. <BR> <BR> <BR> SHARE YOUR LOW CARB BAKING NEEDS WITH US! <BR> <BR> Baking is essential to enjoying any diet. How would you feel if we brought back our bake mix? It would be an all-purpose bake mix capable of creating breads, muffins, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, dough for pizza and much more, all with simple easy to follow recipes right on the package! So ... Fri, 19 Dec 2008 15:04:50 EST low carb product review Maple Grove Farms Pancake and Waffle Mix <BR> <BR> Reviews Views Date of last review <BR> 5 7680 Tue February 12, 2008 <BR> <BR> <BR> Recommended By Average Price Average Rating <BR> 100% of reviewers None indicated 9.3 <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 13:07:45 EST low carbs meat and poultry Meats & Poultry <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Beef <BR> <BR> Food <BR> Serving <BR> Carbohydrates <BR> Dietary Fiber <BR> Beef liver 3 oz., braised <BR> 3.0 g <BR> 0 <BR> Blade roast 3 oz., lean only, braised <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Bottom round roast 3 oz., lean only, braised <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Brisket 3 oz., lean only, braised <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Eye round roast 3 oz., lean only, roasted <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Filet mignon 3 oz., lean only, broiled <BR> 0 <BR> 0 <BR> Flank steak 3 oz... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 13:04:35 EST net carbs Net Carbs refers to whole foods and recipes. It is total carbs minus fiber. In terms of products, fiber and ingredients that don't impact blood sugar are subtracted, but this isn't always accurate since there are ingredient-nutrient interactions that effect determing how many carbs will influence blood sugar. That is where the Net Atkins Count comes in. You can learn more about Net Carbs and Net Atkins Count by viewing a presentation on the Atkins website <BR> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:49:09 EST dairy and carbs Carbohydrate Counts of Dairy Products <BR> Milk, Cream, Yogurt, Soy Milk, Coconut Milk <BR> By Laura Dolson, <BR> Updated: November 8, 2007 <BR> <BR> Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb dairylow carb food listsSponsored Links <BR> The Benefits of Soy <BR> New SOYJOY nutrition bars are packed with whole soy & dried fruit <BR> <BR> <BR> Zero Carbohydrate Pasta <BR> Seen on ABC News. The... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:46:43 EST low carbs snacks low carb snacksLow-Carb Snacks - Quick and Easy <BR> Satisfying the Munchies the Low-Carb Way <BR> By Laura Dolson, <BR> Updated: June 10, 2008 <BR> <BR> Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb snackslow carb food lists <BR> Mini Peppers with Spinach Dip <BR> <BR> Photo © Laura DolsonSponsored Links <BR> Zero Carbohydrate Pasta <BR> Seen on ABC News. The Pasta Japanese Women Eat To Stay Thin. <BR> www.M... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:44:41 EST low to high carb fruits If you are considering using organic vegetables, check out this list of which fruits and vegetables have the most and least pesticides to help you guide your choices. <BR> <BR> Fruits Lowest in Sugar <BR> Small Amounts of Lemon or Lime <BR> <BR> <BR> Rhubarb <BR> <BR> <BR> Raspberries (more about berries on low carb diets) <BR> <BR> <BR> Blackberries <BR> <BR> <BR> Cranberries <BR> <BR> <BR> Fruits Low to Medium in Sugar <BR> Strawberries <BR> <BR> <BR> Casaba Melon <BR> <BR>... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:26:00 EST pkg goods in the low carb pantry Packaged Foods in the Low-carb Pantry <BR> What to Keep, What to Toss, What to Buy <BR> By Laura Dolson, <BR> Updated: October 29, 2007 <BR> <BR> Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb pantrylow carb food listsSponsored Links <BR> low carb snacks <BR> High Protein - Low Fat - Near 0 Carbs - Great Taste <BR> <BR> <BR> Protein Rich Yogurt <BR> All natural yogurt with no added ingredien... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:23:27 EST low carb canned goods Canned Goods in the Low-Carb Pantry <BR> What to Keep, What to Toss, What to Buy <BR> By Laura Dolson, <BR> Updated: October 31, 2007 <BR> <BR> Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb pantrylow carb food lists <BR> Photo by Xenïa AntunesSponsored Links <BR> 1 Law of a Flat Stomache <BR> How I Lost 42 Pounds in 2 Months. Just Obey this 1 Rule, That's All. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 Rules To A Flat Stom... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:21:27 EST low carb condiments Condiments in the Low Carb Pantry <BR> What to Keep, What to Toss, What to Buy <BR> By Laura Dolson, <BR> Updated: October 31, 2007 <BR> <BR> Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> See More About:low carb pantrylow carb food listsSponsored Links <BR> 2 Rules To A Flat Stomach <BR> I Lost 43 lbs of Fat Off of My Stomach Using these 2 Rules! <BR> <BR> <BR> Ostrim Meat Sticks <BR> High Protein - Low Fat -... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:19:43 EST some root veg <BR> 1 cup raw cubed (150 grams) - 22 grams of carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber <BR> 1 cup boiled and mashed (145 grams) - 29 grams carb, 3 grams fiber <BR> Full Carb Profile of Potatoes <BR> Turnips <BR> 1 cup raw chopped (130 grams) - 6 grams of carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber <BR> 1 cup boiled and mashed (230 grams) - 7 grams carb, 5 grams fiber <BR> Rutabagas <BR> 1 cup raw chopped (140 grams) - 7 grams of carbohydrate plus 4 grams fiber <BR> 1 cup boiled and mashed (240 grams) - 17... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:11:54 EST some low carb vegies This list is roughly arranged from lowest to highest carbohydrate counts, but all are non-starchy and generally low in carbohydrates. Exact carb count depends on serving size. Remember when counting carbs in vegetables that the fiber is not counted, and can be subtracted from the total. <BR> <BR> Sprouts (bean, alfalfa, etc.) <BR> Greens – lettuces, spinach, chard, etc. <BR> Hearty Greens - collards, mustard greens, kale, etc. <BR> Radicchio and endive count as greens <BR> Herbs - parsle... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 07:42:28 EST carbs in alcohol Carb Content of Alcohol <BR> Please Note: all carbohydrate values are approximate <BR> <BR> Alcohol Item (serving size) Carbs (g) <BR> Beer, regular (12 fl oz) 13g <BR> Beer, light (12 fl oz) 4.5g <BR> Wine, red (3.5 fl oz) 1.75g <BR> Wine, rose (3.5 fl oz) 1.5 <BR> Wine, white (3.5 fl oz) 1g <BR> Cider, dry (1 pint) 15g <BR> Gin, Rum, Vodka, Whisky (1 fl oz) 0g <BR> Sherry (2 fl oz) 3g <BR> Port (2 fl oz) 6g <BR> Guinness (1/2 pint) 4g <BR> Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:43:12 EST Seafood Clams Italiano <BR> <BR> Yields: 6 servings <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup butter <BR> 5 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 2 cups dry white wine <BR> 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried parsley <BR> 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) <BR> 36 clams in shell, scrubbed <BR> <BR> Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic in butter briefly. Stir in wine, and season with oregano, parsley, and red pepper flakes. <BR> Place clams in the wine mixture. Cover, and steam... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 20:30:54 EST log in points <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> Tue, 9 Dec 2008 15:01:25 EST Morning Fasting FBS: 104 Tue, 9 Dec 2008 14:58:31 EST Holiday cake Got this from someone. Thought I'd share. <BR> <BR> Holiday cake <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS: <BR> 1 cup of water <BR> 1 cup of sugar <BR> 4 lg brown eggs <BR> 2 cups of dried fruit <BR> 1 tsp of salt <BR> 1 cup of brown sugar <BR> lemon juice <BR> nuts <BR> 1 bottle of whisky <BR> <BR> Sample the whisky to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the whisky again. To be sure it's the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer and beat one cup... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 15:47:54 EST Wii Fit <em>213</em> I got the Wii Fit Board and I love it! I can't stand exercise...but this makes it so much Fun! You stand on it and move your body to Play Games, do Aerobics, and even Yoga! I got it on Dec. 1 and I have already lost 4lbs. Me and my husband both love it! Course, you have to buy The Wii as well. Its costly but sooo much Fun! It even tells you your weaknesses and gives you an agibility test. This is the Coolest Thing Ever! I just had to share this with you all. <em>9</em> Sun, 7 Dec 2008 17:57:53 EST Christmas Card Exchange Hello everyone, I run a Recipe Round Robin and do a Christmas Card Exchange every year and I thought it would be fun to do it here. <BR> The way it works is you send me your address, I send a list of addresses to everyone who participates and you send them all Christmas Cards. <BR> I love doing this and seeing how many cards I collect. <BR> Last year I ended up with 80 but I'm on several groups plus my Recipe Robin. <BR> If you want to join pm me your address and I'll add it to the list. ... Sun, 7 Dec 2008 15:38:44 EST Holiday accountability challenge (Dec.1 - Feb. 15) Hopefully, this will help to keep us all accountable for the foods we choose to eat. If you want to post any junk(hi carb)fooods you eat, it may help you not to do it again. This is not a contest, just a self help tool. Fri, 28 Nov 2008 17:01:49 EST leftover thanksgiving dinner Turkey Waldorf SaladRecipe Courtesy Wes Martin <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 cups shredded leftover turkey meat <BR> 2 stalks celery, sliced <BR> 1/2 cup celery leaves, coarsely chopped, plus more whole leaves for garnish <BR> 1 crisp apple, such as Gala or Macintosh, cored and chopped <BR> 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved <BR> 1/2 cup pecans, toasted, and coarsely chopped <BR> 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt <BR> 2 tablespoons mayonnaise <BR> 1 teaspoon honey <BR> 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more as ... Thu, 27 Nov 2008 20:14:04 EST Black Friday How many people will be shopping tomorrow?? <BR> We will be leaving at 2:00 heading to the malls. <BR> My chair is already in my trunk and will take me some hot chocolate in my thermos to keep warm. <BR> I already know the lines will be long when we get there. <BR> Some people started standing in line yesterday, can you believe that?? Thu, 27 Nov 2008 19:49:53 EST Happy T'day <link><BR>/newcards/<BR>v_thanks_prayers&cat=Events&image=/thu<BR>mbs/enov_thanks_prayers/8493-042-01-10<BR>47.gif&title=May+You+Be+Blessed!&backg<BR>r=8493-042-01-1047_bg.gif&tcolor=7A010<BR>1&tsize=5&tface=comic+sans+ms&type=htm<BR>l&subcat=Prayers&log=thanxcards&newbgp<BR>ath=new&newmuspath=eventsnew&src=&bigi<BR>magetype=new&DATE=[%20Nov%2027%20]&tempval=Thanksgiving!! </link> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:35:45 EST vitamins Health News <BR> <BR> Vitamin D Deficit Could Lead to Heart Woes <BR> <BR> <BR> Print This Page Send to a Friend <BR> <BR> 11/20/2008 12:00:00 AM <BR> THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The lack of sunshine during winter may diminish vitamin D levels in the body and harm cardiovascular health, U.S. researchers say. <BR> <BR> The body needs sunshine to produce vitamin D, but that process is slowed in the winter due to less daylight and spending more time indoors. <BR> <BR> "C... Sat, 22 Nov 2008 08:49:32 EST recalls/alerts Lean Cuisine Chicken Meals Recalled <BR> More Than 879,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Meals May Contain Bits of Plastic <BR> By Miranda Hitti <BR> WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDNov. 18, 2008 -- Nestle Prepared Foods Company is recalling 879,565 pounds of frozen Lean Cuisine chicken meals that may contain small pieces of hard blue plastic. <BR> <BR> Nestle issued the recall after getting seven consumer complaints, including one report of a minor gum injury that did not require me... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:17:36 EST alternatives to soda drinks Soda Alternatives <BR> When thirst hits, toss the pop and reach for these beverages. <BR> By Adrienne Rayski <BR> <BR> Drink Up <BR> Do you always reach for a soda when thirst hits? You may want to consider some alternatives. Not only are regular soft drinks full of empty calories, but studies have linked the consumption of both regular and diet soda to an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. To broaden your thirst-quenching choices, here are 10 suggestions that will help you kick ... Sat, 15 Nov 2008 06:55:55 EST Please say "Thank You" <em>232</em> The holidays are fast approaching and I think it would be a nice gesture for eash of us when making out our holiday cards to remember our recovering soldiers by sending them a card. <BR> <BR> Address: <BR> <BR> A Recovering American Soldier <BR> c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center <BR> 6900 Georgia Avenue NW <BR> Washington, DC 20307-5001 <BR> <BR> Please feel free to post this on all your SP forums and pass it along. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Sherry Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:09:30 EST trans fat Why are trans fats so prevalent? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Food used to be cooked with butter, or lard, but when research began to surface stating these saturated fats could increase bad (LDL) cholesterol, manufacturers began using healthier vegetable oils. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> However, liquid vegetable oils are unstable at high temperatures, and therefore hydrogenated oils, which are more stable, became more and more popular. The problem with hydrogenation is that it results in trans ... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:38:11 EST thanksgiving with out the weight gain post tips 10 Ways to Survive Thanksgiving Without the Weight Gain <BR> by Melanie Thomassian <BR> Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Related: Heart Healthy Diet <BR> 10 tips to help you make this Thanksgiving holiday a heart healthy holiday: <BR> <BR> <BR> #1 Don't go hungry <BR> Make sure you have a healthy breakfast, such as oatmeal, and a substantial lunch that day, so that you avoid feeling so famished you overeat at dinner. <BR> <BR> <BR> #2 Dinner plate rules <BR> It's not always possible to cont... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:29:00 EST diabetic info Health News <BR> <BR> Aspirin Doesn't Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease <BR> <BR> <BR> Print This Page Send to a Friend <BR> <BR> 11/10/2008 12:00:00 AM <BR> SUNDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Two large studies released Sunday cast doubt on the cardiac benefits of either low-dose aspirin or vitamin supplements. <BR> <BR> First, Japanese researchers found that low-dose aspirin did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes. <BR> <BR> Second, ... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:23:17 EST thanksgiving what are you doing and cooking well havent really decided on the menu, except the turkey for sure there me ,scotty, my bro and his son michael is 7 no appetite at all,,,,then after 2 over for desserts Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:59:52 EST whole grains Eat Whole Grains for a Healthy Heart <BR> by Pete at FoodFit <BR> Friday, November 07, 2008 <BR> <BR> Break out the brown rice! A recent study found that an increase of grain consumption and a decrease in the amount of high fat dairy and eggs in your diet can lower the risk of heart failure. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is great news for people already at high risk for heart failure and heart disease who are looking for a way to stay healthy with dietary changes in addition to other medical... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 08:33:05 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone I just join the team and just starting the low carb Atkins Advantage I learn that doing the low carb it help not to gain an lot of weight and I want to learn to do low carb recipes I am glad to have find this support team. <em>213</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 23:16:51 EST no sweets for 30 days (11/26 ends) well thanks you for karen for answering someones blog, regarding no sweets for 30days, thats just what i needed!!!so i am gonna tag along , and aimee is also, if any one is interested join in...basically, we will just post here if we had sweets or not,you can add to yr post if youd like what u had instead of sweets, or a low carb substitute sweet, i think you all get it, Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:27:51 EST 7 things to know about carbs 7 Facts to Know about Carbohydrates <BR> The Bottom Line <BR> By Laura Dolson, <BR> Updated: October 8, 2007 <BR> <BR> Health's Disease and Condition content is re1) Carbs = Sugar <BR> Except for the carbohydrates like fiber that aren't broken down into glucose before they get to the colon, all carbs end up as sugar. Starches, or complex carbohydrates, are just longer strings of sugar. The only question is how quickly the sugar makes it into our bodies. Does it cause a ra... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:53:18 EST Hello everyone! Hi, my name is Kim and I'm new to this team. I have mostly lurked on SP but this year I decided that I needed to make a change, so Im here! Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:56:54 EST Hello im now to this team Hi, <BR> My name is Cheryl and im new to this team ,and want to live the low carb way of life loose weight and start liking myself again Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:43:17 EST some halloween candy and the carbs Carbs and Calories in Halloween Candy <BR> Halloween Candy Unwrapped <BR> By Laura Dolson, <BR> Updated: October 23, 2008 <BR> <BR> Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board <BR> How much sugar is in that fun-sized Snickers bar? How many calories in that tiny pack of M&M's? Whereas full-sized packages of candy have the nutritional information on the package, the deluge that comes home from trick or treating usually does not. Here is th... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:43:16 EST SALSAS Jicama-Mango-Citrus Salsa * <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 16 <BR> <BR> 1 large mango <BR> 3/4 cup jicama -- diced <BR> 1 jalapeno -- seeded and finely chipped <BR> 1 cup mandarin oranges in water <BR> 1 cup grapefruit -- sections <BR> 1/2 teaspoon lime zest <BR> 1 teaspoon lime juice <BR> <BR> Peel mango over a large bowl to catch any juices that may drip. When peeled, remove as much flesh as possible and set aside. Continuing to work over the bowl, scrape whatever flesh clings to the p... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:23:31 EST keeping in touch with friends (optional) I,m in. <BR> <BR> kay nichols <BR> 405 tonawanda tr <BR> north little rock <BR> AR 72118 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 08:46:19 EST cauli rice is my method for making "rice" from cauliflower. If you haven't tried it, you must! It tastes very mild. It can be used under a sauce, such as crab imperial or chicken ala king, or as the base for a dish such as fried "rice" or a "rice" salad. It does NOT work well as a substitute for rice in casseroles where the function of the rice is to absorb liquid. Cauliflower is high in nutrients. <BR> Prep Time: 4 minutes <BR> Cook Time: 6 minutes <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 head cauliflower (or however... Fri, 17 Oct 2008 19:54:34 EST Pasta Here's the recipe, it makes a ton: <BR> Macaroni and Cheese <BR> 8 tablespoons butter, unsalted <BR> 6 slices good white bread, crusts removed torn into small pieces <BR> 5 ½ cups milk <BR> ½ cup flour <BR> 2 teaspoon salt <BR> ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated <BR> ¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground <BR> ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper <BR> 4 ½ cups sharp white cheddar cheese, grated <BR> 2 cups gruyere cheese, grated <BR> 1 pound large elbow macaroni <BR> Heat oven to 375. Butte... Sun, 12 Oct 2008 16:02:19 EST trick or treat well halloween will be here for those who celebrate it,so i was thinkng lets come up with a list of treats we would like but the trick we get instead <BR> theres alot of ideas under dessets, cookies and candies,,,may be you have some ideas to share with us, what thr trick is instead of the treat,,,,;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;with all the candy laying around for halloween if you gave kids or give out to the kids how do you keep yr self away ffrom eating all the treats......... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 12:05:49 EST Hi I'm Gl new to your group and wanted to say hi I did low carb for about 2 years LOVED IT never felt better but the the "evil" food's found there way back so today is a brand new day. I love to cook and got really good at fixing low carb great teasting meals, I make a mean breaded porkchop and no carb fun jello...Again just wanted to say Hey Wed, 1 Oct 2008 11:32:30 EST Hi I'm Gl new to your group and wanted to say hi I did low carb for about 2 years LOVED IT never felt better but the the "evil" food's found there way back so today is a brand new day. I love to cook and got really good at fixing low carb great teasting meals, I make a mean breaded porkchop and no carb fun jello...Again just wanted to say Hey Wed, 1 Oct 2008 11:32:00 EST soy Soy and Your Heart: The Truth Behind the Hype <BR> by Melanie Thomassian <BR> Thursday, July 31, 2008 Related: Soy , High Melanie Thomassian <BR> Health Professional <BR> Dietician <BR> <BR> My interest in health care began at a very young age, eventually... <BR> <BR> Soy products have been a subject of regular discussion, and wide debate down through the years, and it seems that confusing claims about the benefits of soy are in abundance. <BR> <BR> So, what exactly are soy products... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:47:59 EST iron in yr diet <BR> Are You Getting Enough Iron? <BR> Up to 8 out of every 10 teenage girls and premenopausal women are deficient in iron--the key carrier of oxygen through the body. The deficiency can result in fatigue, poor concentration and sleep problems. Most iron deficiencies go undetected because routine blood tests only check for anemia, the final stage of iron deficiency. If you suspect you might be low in iron, ask your doctor about a serum ferritin test; it's a more sensitive indicator of iron ... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:10:02 EST Salad Dressing Blue Cheese Dressing <BR> from The Best Recipe <BR> 1 head iceberg lettuce, cored and wedged <BR> 3 ounce blue cheese, crumbled <BR> 5 tablespoon buttermilk <BR> 5 tablespoon sour cream <BR> 3 tablespoon mayonaisse <BR> 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar <BR> ¨ù teaspoon sugar <BR> ¨û teaspoon garlic powder <BR> ¨ö teaspoon salt <BR> ¨ù teaspoon black pepper <BR> 1 cucumber, sliced <BR> 3 tomatoes, wedged <BR> Using a fork, mash the blue cheese and buttermilk together until the mix... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 23:56:46 EST Seasoning Mix Taco Seasoning <BR> 1 T chili powder <BR> 1/4 t garlic powder <BR> 1/4 t onion powder <BR> 1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes <BR> 1/4 t dried oregano <BR> 1/2 t paprika <BR> 1 1/2 t ground cumin <BR> 1 t sea salt <BR> 1 t black pepper <BR> Mix together and add 3 T to make taco meat. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:10:47 EST New from TX I'm Denise and starting this WOE again. Need to lose at least 60 lbs. I'm excited about this for the first time in a long time. I look forward to meeting all of you. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 23:53:44 EST Prayer Request I went to the wound care Dr Tuesday & he took me off my feet. Both of my legs are swollen, but one is about 1/2 again as big as the other. I have an open wound on my leg(the more swollen one) & have been going to him every 2 weeks for the past 4 months trying to get it to heal. But, it's only getting larger! it has to go down completely before he can consider a more aggressive therapy. The only way I can sit @ my computer is sideways, with my legs propped up on my walker, & that is very uncom... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 18:03:37 EST Exercise,when, how, and motivation i am having so much trouble with motivating my self for exercise what are people doing for there exercise and how do you motivate yrself, do you find it easier in the morning when you wake up? or do you exercise later in the day Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:53:18 EST 8/27-9/2 our own personal challenge im torn between a couple of challenges one is a big one getting the guts up to walk around the block and join the Y not to feel nervous about it Tue, 26 Aug 2008 07:12:45 EST Sandwiches, Rollups, etc Chorizio and Monterey Jack Cheese Quesadilla <BR> <BR> I bought chorizio sausage in a link form to grill...grilled it and chopped it up fine... <BR> <BR> took a low carb tortilla and brushed with olive oil and put face down on baking sheet <BR> <BR> spread chorizio on it and sprinkled with monterey jack cheese and parsley <BR> oiled another tortilla and placed oil side up on top of cheese <BR> broiled in oven for 4 mins turned over another 4 mins for other side and cut in 4 it was rea... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 17:10:37 EST Pork Fennel Crusted Pork Roast (my own recipe) <BR> Italian Fennel Crusted Pork Roast with Sweet Peppers <BR> 1 tablespoon fennel, ground <BR> 1 Tablespoons salt <BR> 1 Tablespoons garlic powder <BR> 1 Tablespoons black pepper <BR> 2 pound pork loin roast <BR> ½ Quart sweet marinated red peppers, cherry-kind from antipasto bar <BR> (called Peppadum at our store) <BR> Mix all rub ingredients. Rinse and dry pork. Roll in juices from peppers and roll in rub. Let sit for one hour at room temp... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 15:37:54 EST new from Illinois Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the South Beach Diet. Last year I was put on an 1800 calorie low carb diet that is specific for hypoglycemia but recently my son and I went on the South Beach diet together because he wanted to try it. We made it to the end of Phase 1 without cheating and he lost 13 pounds and I lost 10 during that phase. We are gradually adding back some healthy carbs but I worry a lot about making bad choices as the first part was strict and this is much harder. There a... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:21:06 EST Packing low-carb lunches for the kids Back to school. Packing low-carb lunches for your little learners POSTED August 5, 3:50 PM <BR> <BR> <BR> School?! was June the last time I looked. <BR> <BR> With school around the corner, parents are grappling for the first time with students and a low-carbohydrate, and possibly gluten-free lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Whereas in the past, we may have looked to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or the school lunches we were used to having kids purchase (what was that batter-fried stuff anyw... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 13:19:36 EST Chocolate chip cookies Low Carb Almond Sugar Cookies <BR> <BR> 1-1/4 cup almond flour <BR> 1 cup Splenda <BR> 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla <BR> additional Splenda, for decorating <BR> <BR> Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Stir together flour and Splenda. Blend in butter, egg and vanilla until well mixed. Form into 1-inch balls on a cookie sheet and flatten each with a fork. Sprinkle with additional Spl... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 18:45:52 EST 8/4-8/10 CARB CHALLENGE MON 8/4 <BR> B:coffee <BR> <BR> L: <BR> <BR> D:baked haddock 1cp zuchinni 7carbs <BR> S:popcorn 14 carbs <BR> TOTAL CARBS 21 <BR> <BR> Tues 8/5 <BR> day 2 <BR> <BR> B: coffee <BR> <BR> L: <BR> <BR> <BR> D:sirloin steak, zucchini and snap beans 17 carbs <BR> <BR> S:watermelon 11 <BR> <BR> total 28 carbs <BR> <BR> WENS 8-6 <BR> Day 3 <BR> <BR> B coffee boiled egg <BR> <BR> L: <BR> <BR> D:bahed zucchini with parm cheese and sause 26 carbs <BR> <BR> S: <BR> <BR> THURS DAY... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 09:13:04 EST high fiber foods High-fiber foods <BR> Looking to add more fiber to your diet? Fiber moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. <BR> <BR> Here's a look at the fiber content of some common foods. Read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Recommended fiber intake for women is 21 to 25 grams a day and for men is 30 to 38 grams a day. <BR... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:57:04 EST what is a low carb diet(mayo clinic) Low-carb diets <BR> Do low-carb diets give you an edge in losing weight? Can they help you lose weight safely and permanently? Here's what you need to know about low-carb diets. <BR> Definition <BR> Low-carb diets limit carbohydrates — for example, bread, grains, rice, starchy vegetables and fruit — and emphasize sources of protein and fat. Many types of low-carb diets exist, each with varying restrictions on the types and amounts of carbohydrates. Examples of low-carb diets include Atkins di... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:49:25 EST My Introduction to This Team Hello Everyone! My name is Dawna and although I'm new to this team, I'm not new to a low carb lifestyle. <BR> <BR> A few years ago I went on Atkin's Low Carb and never felt better. But as anything goes, I got too confident and started gaining my weight back. No one's fault but my own. <BR> <BR> So since my mother became ill in April, (she is doing great now) and being so stressed, I lost 12 lbs in 5 days. I've decided that this wasn't going to be in vain and did a search for some kind ... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:39:33 EST fast, easy and low carb appetizer recipes... Does anyone have a fast, easy and very low carb appetizer recipe? I have a party to attend tomorrow with very little prep time. I wanted to create my own low carb B. L. T. but feat that preparing it a day early may cause wilting. Here it is if you are interested: <BR> Bacon slices cut in half and cooked <BR> Fresh baby spinach leaves <BR> several smears of mayo <BR> grape tomatoes <BR> <BR> Take a single spinach leave, smear a little mayo on it, place the cooked bacon (1/2 slice)on top, p... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:14:32 EST whats for breakfast (most imp meal) coffee, coffee, coffee bananna Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:35:25 EST frozen meal recall An Important Lean Pockets Recall, and Veggie Danger Updates! <BR> <BR> Lean Pockets Recall! - The folks at Nestlé, makers of Lean Pockets, are recalling about 350,000 packages of their Spinach Artichoke Chicken Lean Pockets. These all have a "Best Before" date of Nov. 2009 and package codes beginning with 8144 544616. These products may contain pieces of plastic! DO NOT EAT THEM! If you have purchased recalled packages and/or have questions, you can reach Nestlé's consumer hotline at 1-800-3... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 08:45:54 EST are you meeting yr dietary goals lets see if we can report in to see if we are meeting our goals that we have made for ourselves on a prev post,,,,, Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:59:02 EST Newby in Missouri and feeling upbeat Hello, I'm new to Sparkpeople and this list. I feel very positive about joining the community as a whole and look forward to getting lots of good food ideas on this team in particular. <BR> Nina in SW Mo <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:43:56 EST Newby in Missouri and feeling upbeat Hello, I'm new to Sparkpeople and this list. I feel very positive about joining the community as a whole and look forward to getting lots of good food ideas on this team in particular. <BR> Nina in SW Mo <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:43:17 EST what are your dietary/ utrition goals My goals are to eat as healthy as I can and continue to learn and make progress...... <BR> <BR> Carbs play such a big role in this process, the energy the feeling sluggish after having lots of carbs, i will continue to watch my carbs and learn more ways to keep them as low as I can for myself, they are also important in a diet, or a way of living, Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:45:54 EST weighing food does anyone weigh there food???? <BR> <BR> which scale are you using Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:50:49 EST New to the team! but not new to low carb. Actually, I am just now getting back into loving the low carb WOE. I did it with great success after my second child and even maintained for two year. After a cross continent move, I started putting the weight back on. Since then, it has been a struggle to get back OP for any amount of time. Right now, I am doing pretty well and SP has done a lot to help! :) Sat, 28 Jun 2008 10:29:23 EST New here Hello, my name is Jennifer. I am married with 2 children and I am new to this group. Carbs are my downfall and I am trying to limit my daily intake. I look forward in learning great recipes from you all and hearing how you work carbs into your daily menu plan. <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:32:42 EST BBQ Sauce? Hello everyone, I am looking for a good low carb BBQ sauce. Anyone have a recipe to make your own home made sauce? <BR> <BR> I did find a sauce at Walmart Called K.C. Masterpeice Low Calorie Classic that has only 10 cals per serving and 2 grams of carbs per serving. Have not tried it yet, but will this weekend. Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:21:20 EST Bread Machine recipe Gabi's World-Famous Bread <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 pkg dry yeast (Rapid Rise/Highly Active) <BR> 1/2 teaspoon sugar * <BR> 1 1/8 cup "baby bottle warm" water (90-100°F) <BR> 3 Tablespoons olive oil <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder <BR> 1 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 Tablespoon Splenda <BR> 1 cup vital wheat gluten flour <BR> 1/4 cup oat flour <BR> 3/4 cup soy flour <BR> 1/4 cup flax seed meal <BR> 1/4 cup coarse unprocessed wheat bran <BR> <BR> Pour yeast into bottom of ... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:54:00 EST A site with very low carb recipes I just had to share this with all my friends here. Hope you find something special. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.html </link> Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:09:05 EST what to do about the group well nothing seems to be working here, i really would like peoples suggestions, should we just forget it, just keep going as we are, forger challenges, try a diff method of approach, what would you like to see, help!!!!!!!!!!!!!more of that less of this, new suggestions, new discussions, Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:20:15 EST Liking Lo-Carb Hi I'm new to the group. I've been dieting pretty much ever since I can remember and have always struggled with low-fat diets and keeping my cravings at bay. I've lost weight at a snails pace over the years losing about 80 lbs during and since college. That's probably over about a 7 year span. In the past year I've gained and lost the same 5 lbs countless times I just couldn't break the 174 lb. mark. Recently I've been wanting to jump start things for my upcoming wedding in November and deci... Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:47:22 EST Welcome to ... CRYSTALCLEAR314. Hope you enjoy your adventure at Sparks and L.C.R. Plus. Have a great day. Jude <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2008 00:37:28 EST Brand Sparkin' New I my name is Nicole, I cant wait to get started in this program, today is my first day and if I hold on to this level of enthusiasm, I know I will have no trouble reaching my goals! Hi all, and good luck to everyone. Wed, 4 Jun 2008 16:20:59 EST Carb Counting Challenge Tomorrow May 26, begins one of our most exiting challenges.It will afford everyone a chance to learn more about themselves, by learning how many carbs are in the things we like to eat, & help us with our new, healthy lifestyles. This is a challenge that no low carber, maintaining or otherwise will want to miss! A sample post would be: <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> B - Oopsie roll- 1 carb <BR> Coffee - 0 carbs <BR> <BR> L - 1 lettuce roll-up <BR> water _ 0 carbs <BR> <BR> S - Roast Beef - ... Sun, 25 May 2008 22:59:55 EST Hi, I'm new to the group I'm Becky, long time low carber. I used to do Atkins, now I just do a general low carb WOE. I love trying new recipes, especially for sweets. It was nice to find this team! Sat, 24 May 2008 18:28:53 EST Low Carb diet help - and exercise any suggestions for adding fiber to my diet without adding too many carbs? the low carb thing worked for me in the past but I'm having a rough time this time around. The nutrition counter is AWESOME and is making me realize where i was missing the mark. <BR> <BR> Also, when exercising, what can I eat for energy b4 a 5+ mile bike ride that wont ruin my carbs for the day.......I felt a bit weak last ride. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Lora <em>304</em> Thu, 22 May 2008 23:34:31 EST BURGERS The Cheeseburger Chomp <BR> <BR> PER SERVING (entire wrap): 193 calories, 3.5g fat, 864mg sodium, 29g carbs, 17g fiber, 4g sugars, 27g protein -- POINTS® value 3* <BR> <BR> Who needs a silly bun when you've got a ROCKIN' high-fiber tortilla? This burger-ific wrap rules! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low-Carb/Low-Fat Tortilla, Large (sometimes labeled Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber) <BR> 1 Boca Meatless Burger, Original <BR> ... Sat, 17 May 2008 15:32:29 EST Congrats to XANADUREALM, JUSTJUDEATTUDE and DENISE <em>279</em> <em>279</em> <em>279</em> <BR> Congrats to XANADUREALM, JUSTJUDEATTUDE and DENISE for scoring the most Spark Points on this team for April. Go here to see the Leaderboard<BR>ints_leaderboards_community_individual<BR>s.asp <BR> <BR> XANADUREALM is currently in the lead for this month! Fri, 16 May 2008 01:46:45 EST Low-Carb Goals Hi, since I am new to the team, I would like to know what your carb goals are? <BR> When I started SP I was going with their recommendation of up to 325 daily... and I was hitting it. I have since changed my mind about that goal and am currently trying to come in under 100 per day. That's pretty high compare to what I've seen on some of the post in this team. So I am curious, what are your carb goals? Thu, 15 May 2008 01:20:10 EST Hi. Not sure where to post, so I posted twice. Hi, my name is Lynn and I have just been on a Low-Carb diet for a week. My calorie intake has really dropped because I don't know of too many foods with low carbs. I am hoping to get some ideas here. I've also volunteered to co-lead the team. I hope I don't let you guys down. <BR> <em>249</em> Thu, 15 May 2008 01:13:45 EST any health /nutritional ques or comments just wanted to see if theres a need for a posting like this Fri, 9 May 2008 07:42:37 EST I HAVE A QUESTION hi, i was wodering am i still team co-leader. i just want to say hi. ton the team.becky.1976 <em>213</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 1 May 2008 12:39:51 EST A new way to post recipes Hi, all! Due to team members having trouble finding the carb counts for recipes, let's try posting them like this: <BR> <BR> No. Carbs Category Name of recipe <BR> like: <BR> 2 carbs Dessert Chocolate cheesecake <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> Directions <BR> Servings, cals, etc. <BR> <BR> I've posted a couple of yummy ones (Oopsies and chocolate candy) in that format in the recipe forum here, so you can see what I mean. <BR> <BR> The idea is: <BR> -- to make a... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:48:50 EST 3 carbs dessert Chocolate candy/syrup 3 carb Dessert Chocolate candy with coconut oil <BR> <BR> 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder -- Ghirardelli is great <BR> 1 tbsp coldpressed organic coconut oil (can substitute melted butter) <BR> 3-4 packets Splenda, or to taste <BR> <BR> Boil water in microwave in a teacup or bowl. Place solid coconut oil in small shotglass or juice glass, and place glass in cup of boiling water. When liquified, add to a bowl of dry ingredients (cocoa powder and Splenda) and mix well. ... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:37:46 EST 1 carb Snack Oopsie rolls 1 carb Snack Oopsie rolls <BR> 3 large eggs <BR> 1 pkg Splenda <BR> dash of salt <BR> pinch of cream of tartar <BR> 3 ounces cream cheese (not Tbsp!) Do not soften! <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 300 degrees. <BR> <BR> Separate the eggs and add Splenda, salt, and cream cheese to the yolks. Use a mixer to combine the ingredients together. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff (if you're using the same mixer, mix the whites first and then the yolk mi... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:34:53 EST Cookies Toasted Almond-Coconut Balls <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> * 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds <BR> * 1/3 cup no-calorie, heat-stable granular sugar substitute (Splenda) <BR> * 1/3 cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes <BR> * 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder <BR> * 2 tablespoons butter, softened <BR> * 1 tablespoon water <BR> * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> 1. Place almonds in a food processor. Cover and process until ver... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 11:46:13 EST HELLLO FROM NEWTON. KANSAS HI, MY NAME IS BECKY.JANTZ1976 AND I AM YOUR NEWEST MEMBER ANDI AM ALSO ONE OF YOUR COLEADERS. <em>249</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2008 12:51:25 EST Prayer Request for Joyceann Joyce & I briefly discussed her situation. she has many family "issues" going on plus her personal health, etc "issues". Please pray that these "issues will be resolved quickly & completely & that Joice will return to us the happy lady that we all know & love. MAY THE LORD BE WITH HER ALWAYS! Sat, 19 Apr 2008 10:38:27 EST Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas! Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas! <BR> Fitness Ideas from SparkPeople's Message Boards <BR> -- By SparkPeople <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> Are you the type of person who hates to exercise? You're not alone! If your motivation (or creativity) is lacking, try some of these workout ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're simple, accessible and fun—you'll never dread another workout again! <BR> "I used to hate exercise, because I associated it with things tha... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 00:59:47 EST Are You Getting all the Health Benefits of Fiber? Are You Getting all the Health Benefits of Fiber? <BR> It's widely understood that if you eat more fiber, you'll be more regular. But fiber does a lot more for you than maintain regularity. Scientists now tell us that a high fiber diet can increase our chances of preventing and treating chronic and acute health problems: <BR> <BR> A high-fiber diet helps prevent constipation, diverticulitis and relieve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. <BR> Fiber–rich foods can help you lose weight ... Sat, 29 Mar 2008 21:15:13 EST Is anybody there No one has posted, not even a recipe in 2 days? Is everyone out of town? Fri, 28 Mar 2008 02:22:13 EST LOW Carb? Hi everyone, <BR> I joined this group a little while back. I think it may have been just as the name change thing started. <BR> I must admit I've been a little confused... The picture of all the Dr. Atkins low carb books led me to believe that's what this group was about. <BR> Most of the recipes I've seen are way to high in carbs for me. (I try to stay at 20 -25 net carbs daily) <BR> I know there are lots a variations of Low Carb diets... maybe that's what I'm seeing? <BR> Is this a gener... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:58:13 EST Low Carb Easter <link><BR>idaymenus/a/lowcarbeaster.htm </link> Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:49:01 EST Detox Diet What You Need to Know About a Detox Diet <BR> What is Detox? <BR> <BR> Detox, short for detoxification, is the body's natural, ongoing process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins from the body. Toxins (anything that can potentially harm body tissue) are transformed chemically to less harmful compounds and excreted via stools or urine. <BR> <BR> Sources of toxins include those produced in the body during normal functions, such as the ammonia produced during the breakdown of protein, and ch... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:20:46 EST A great link for low carb diet information <link><BR>tplans/Popular_Low_Carb_Diet_Plans.htm </link> Mon, 17 Mar 2008 20:33:21 EST Low-Carb Snacks - Quick and Easy # Celery with peanut butter <BR> # Celery with tuna salad <BR> # Hard boiled eggs <BR> # Deviled eggs <BR> # Dill pickles and cheddar cheese (no kidding, it’s a great combo) <BR> # 1/4 cup berries with 1/3 cup cottage cheese <BR> # Nuts (keep raw ones in the freezer if you think you’ll overeat them) <BR> # Sunflower seeds (get them in the shell so it will take longer to eat them) <BR> # Other seeds (How to Toast Pumpkin or Squash Seeds) <BR> # Low-Carb Trail Mix <BR> # Jerky (beef or turkey -... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:33:43 EST Sauces Horseradish Sauces posted by XANA <BR> <BR> Creamy Horseradish Sauce Recipe <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1/4 cup horseradish -- drained and squeezed dry <BR> 1/2 tablespoon sugar <BR> 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard <BR> 1 teaspoon white vinegar or lemon juice <BR> 1 cup heavy cream -- whipped <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 pinch paprika <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Mix horseradish with the sugar, mustard, salt, and paprika until smooth. Gently fold whipped cream into mixture and chill... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 09:39:19 EST SPARK DIET CAN SOMEONE TELL ME IN A SHORT VERSION THE ACTUAL CRITERIA OF THE SPARK DIET? IS IT LOW CARB, LOW FAT, PORTION CONTROL, ALL OF THE ABOVE? THAT IS PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE I HAVEN'T TRIED. I DON'T HAVE TIME TO GO THROUGH 8 WEEKS OF BABY STEPS. I WANT TO GET RIGHT TO THE NITTY GRITTY! THANKS. KARGIVER Sat, 8 Mar 2008 10:47:04 EST Something to make you smile or think <link><BR>ls/sweettators/ </link> Thu, 6 Mar 2008 16:39:16 EST a new member Hi sarahsmith5 here joined spark jan 08 and started at 235 now down to 220. Looking for a fun team to help with everything. Thu, 6 Mar 2008 00:23:52 EST