Saturday, July 21, 2012

Low Carb Pancakes Recipe

Low Carb Pancakes

(My not-so-low-carb husband gave them the taste test, and he says that they taste better than regular pancakes!)


6 tbsp. coconut flour

4 large eggs

1 cup of ½ and ½ (or cream)

2 tsp. baking powder

1/16th tsp. salt

2 packets of Truvia (optional)

2 tbsp. butter


Mix all ingredients together (except butter). 

Melt butter in griddle on medium high heat. 

Spoon batter to make 16 pancakes.

Turn when edges start to dry.

Serves 4

8 carbs minus 4 fiber per serving = 4 net carbs (excluding Truvia)

Zucchini Hash Brown's - Side Dish

Zucchini Side Dish

(This is an extremely delicious side dish.  It can be made ahead of time and reheated for company!)


3 tbsp. olive oil

6 cloves of garlic, minced

½ cup of chopped onion

4 cups of shredded zucchini (1 large zucchini)

½ cup cream

4 ounces of cream cheese, cut up

¼ cup fresh chopped basil

¼ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


Microwave the zucchini for 4 minutes on power level 8.  Place in a colander and press with a potato masher to squeeze out the excess liquid.

Heat the oil in a large pot. 

Sauté’ the garlic and onion in the oil until transparent and slightly browned.

Add the strained zucchini, and cook for about 7 minutes.

Pour the cream into the pot.

Stir in the cream cheese until melted.

Mix in the basil, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Chicken Broccoli Low Carb & Gluten Free Muffins

If you want a low carb, gluten free, high protein, high fiber and low calorie snack all in one... Then you have to try these tasty little muffins.

Chicken Broccoli Low Carb & Glutten Free Muffins:

12oz. steamed broccoli

16oz. / 1lb cooked Ground Chicken

½ of large or 1 whole small beef steak tomato, chopped

½ cup onion

3 eggs

2 egg whites

½ c. greek yogurt

¾ c. almond flour

1/8 tspn Xanthan gum

½ tbspn low sodium salt

½ tspn pepper

1 c. mozzarella cheese


You will need 3 different pots/skillets to cook on the stove top and 3 mixing bowls to blend ingredients separately before combining all ingredients together.

Steam broccoli until soft

Cook ground chicken over medium heat for 10 minutes

In small skillet Sauté chopped onions and tomato

In first mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, xanthan gum and salt. The goal is to make sure the xanthan gum is evenly distributed throughout.

In second mixing bowl add eggs, egg whites, Greek yogurt then whisk until it becomes a creamy batter.

In third mixing bowl add: co oked ground chicken, steamed broccoli, sautéed tomatoes and onions, almond flour mixture, egg batter and mozzarella cheese. Mix well.

Spoon into small or medium size muffin pan.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

USA TODAY Reports: Low-carb diet burns the most calories in small study

On  July, 26th 2012 USA Today reported a study that proves a low-carb diet, similar to the Atkins diet, with only 10% of calories from carbohydrates will cause a person to burn 300 calories more a day then on a low-fat diet.

 "That's the amount you'd burn off in an hour of moderate intensity physical activity without lifting a finger," says senior author David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children's Hospital.

"Participants burned 150 calories more on the low-glycemic index diet than the low-fat diet. That's about an hour of light physical activity," he says.

"We think the low-carb and low-glycemic index diets, by not causing the surge and crash in blood sugar, don't trigger the starvation response. When the body thinks it's starving, it turns down metabolism to conserve energy."

To sum up the article... If you can stick to a diet that emphasizes fish, chicken, beef, eggs, cheese, most vegetables and some fruits while eliminating foods such as breads, pasta, potatoes and starchy vegetables you will lose a lot of weight fast.