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Starscream
06-28-2011, 12:32 AM
Since we have a lifestyle and fitness section now and there are also a few people on a low carb lifestyle, I thought this might be of some use. If you have low carb recipes that you would like to share with everyone, please add them to this thread.

CHEESY BEEF BAKE

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy356/andrewsutherland2002/e8d6a152-1221-426d-8528-b8d20232a066.jpg

5 large eggs
1 dash pepper
1 dash salt
1 cup frozen spinach, chopped, thawed & drained
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 lb lean ground beef
4 oz fat free cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
Coat bottom of an 8 x 11" baking dish with olive oil spray. Set aside.
Brown ground beef. Drain well.
Add chopped red bell pepper and chopped spinach to ground beef and mix together.
Pour ground beef mixture in to baking dish. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to evenly distribute the mixture.
Sprinkle 1 cup (half a bag) of the shredded cheddar cheese over the mixture.
In a separate bowl, scramble together 5 eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour eggs over beef mixture.
Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Cut into slices or squares.





Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 112Calories 304

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 12.43g 19%
Saturated Fat 4.751g 24%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.23g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.886g
Cholesterol 338mg 113%
Sodium 663mg 28%
Potassium 723mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.55g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 4.03g
Protein 40.16g

Vitamin A 112% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 30% Iron 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18




I had this for dinner tonight and it was pretty good. Just make sure you add a bit of salt and pepper to the eggs. I forgot to add it to mine.

Starscream
06-28-2011, 12:39 AM
BEEF AND VEGETABLE STUFFED PEPPERS

1 tsp parsley
4 dashes black pepper
4 dashes sea salt
2 tsps garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 large green peppers
3/4 cup vegetable juice
6 oz tomatoes
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef



Pre-heat oven to 375 F (190 C).
Mix the ground beef, onions and spices together in a bowl and divided into four balls.
Cut the green peppers in half and clean.
Coat the bottom of a baking dish with vegetable juice, like V8. Use just enough to coat it.
Add peppers to pan and pour just a little bit more of the vegetable juice to the inside of the pepper.
Add to the pepper the ground beef "balls".
Top each stuffed pepper with the crushed tomatoes.
Pour the remainder of the vegetable juice over the stuffed peppers and cook for about 45 minutes.






Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 79Calories 282

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 8.83g 14%
Saturated Fat 3.905g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.571g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.698g
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 450mg 19%
Potassium 982mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.56g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
Sugars 4.34g
Protein 38.41g

Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 141%
Calcium 5% Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18


This is what I plan on having tomorrow. Don't know if it'll be good or not.:)

icehog3
06-28-2011, 12:48 AM
BACON

Take 8 large slices of bacon, fry them in a pan.

Total fat: 24 grams
Total protein: 24 grams
Total Carbohydrates: 0 grams
Sodium: 1504 mgs
Pleasure: Infinite

emopunker2004
06-28-2011, 12:56 AM
BACON

Take 8 large slices of bacon, fry them in a pan.

Total fat: 24 grams
Total protein: 24 grams
Total Carbohydrates: 0 grams
Sodium: 1504 mgs
Pleasure: Infinite

:r:dr:dr:dr:dr

Starscream
06-28-2011, 01:33 AM
BACON

Take 8 large slices of bacon, fry them in a pan.

Total fat: 24 grams
Total protein: 24 grams
Total Carbohydrates: 0 grams
Sodium: 1504 mgs
Pleasure: Infinite

I approve of this recipe.:tu
:dr

Chainsaw13
06-28-2011, 06:14 PM
Grilled Beef Kofta (makes 5 good sized kofta)

1lb ground beef
6 oz onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small bunch of parsley, chopped fine
1 egg
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1.5 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

If you can get your butcher to grind the beef extra fine, it'll help with the texture. You can alway pulse in a food processor if using regular ground beef to get a finer texture. Don't pulse too much, we're not looking for beef paste.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Divide into 5 equal portions and form each portion into a log shape around a skewer (flat metal preferred but bamboo will do).

Place onto a hot grill (med-high) and cook for approx 15-18 minutes until cooked completely through, turning every few minutes to get all sides nicely grilled. Remove from grill, let cool down for about 5-10 minutes, remove skewer and serve.

I wrapped mine in some lettuce leaves with a bit of chopped tomato and some tzatziki sauce (recipe below). You can also add some raw onion, similar to a gyro. Lamb also makes a great substitute for the beef.

Nutritional info (per serving, approx 4oz weight after cooking)

210 calories, 14.3g fat, 3.6g sat fat, 0g trans fat, 108g cholesterol, 90g sodium, 4.3g carbs, 1g fiber, 1.6g sugar, 18g protein.

Tzatziki sauce (makes 5 servings)

1 5.3oz container of Dannon Greek style yogurt, plain
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp lemon juice
1/8C cucumber, grated or finely chopped
salt/pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Put in refridgerator for at least 15 minutes to let flavors combine.

Nutritional Info (per serving)
18 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g trans fat, 2g cholesterol, 10.5g sodium, 1.4g carbs, .3g fiber, 1.2g sugar, 3.1g protein.

Starscream
06-28-2011, 07:53 PM
That sounds awesome, Bob.:dr

I'll have to try that one when I get back in town.

forgop
07-05-2011, 05:46 PM
BACON

Take 8 large slices of bacon, fry them in a pan.

Total fat: 24 grams
Total protein: 24 grams
Total Carbohydrates: 0 grams
Sodium: 1504 mgs
Pleasure: Infinite


I prefer bacon stuffed bacon. ;)

Kreth
07-05-2011, 06:35 PM
Grilled Beef Kofta (makes 5 good sized kofta)
This sounds deliicious, but...
1 5.3oz container of Dannon Greek style yogurt, plain
...I think I'll try it with Chobani. :r
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markem
07-05-2011, 06:40 PM
A very simple one pan meal

Your fave sausage (we use Johnsonville spicy Italian)
one head of cauliflower

Slice the sausage and cook in a large pan
When almost complete cooked, remove the sausage and set aside
Dice the cauliflower and fry in the sausage oil, stirring often
Once toasted well, toss in the sausage and finish

Cauliflower is a substitute for potatoes in a low carb diet.

You can also add some mustard oil if you want or add mustard seed while cooking the sausage.

This is one of our fave low card, one pan meals. Probably twice a month in the winter.

Volusianator
07-05-2011, 07:07 PM
CHEESY BEEF BAKE

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy356/andrewsutherland2002/e8d6a152-1221-426d-8528-b8d20232a066.jpg

5 large eggs
1 dash pepper
1 dash salt
1 cup frozen spinach, chopped, thawed & drained
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 lb lean ground beef
4 oz fat free cheddar cheese, shredded



Looks pretty dang good. Of course, for me, I'd have to delete the red bell pepper, and being that I'm from WI, I've never hear of fat free cheese! :r

kaisersozei
07-07-2011, 11:43 AM
This is a filling late breakfast/brunch recipe:

Chicken Scramble
6 large Egg Whites
3 oz Chicken Breast (cooked & diced, canned chicken is best)
1 1/2 oz Parmesan Cheese or other, based on preference
1 1/2 tsp Basil, Fresh or Dried (can substitute other herbs as desired)

Lightly beat the egg whites, add to preheated non-stick pan. Cook, stirring, until halfway set. Add the chicken, herbs and cook through. Turn off heat, add cheese, cover to melt. Salt & pepper to taste.

Serves 1: Calories 287, Fat 10g (depends on cheese), Total Carbohydrate <1g, Protein 53g

Starscream
07-08-2011, 12:44 AM
This thread is making me hungry.

icehog3
07-08-2011, 12:47 AM
These pretzels are making me thirsty.

Chainsaw13
07-13-2011, 01:40 PM
Just saw this in the local paper. You could drop the overal carb count by substituting the sugar with splenda.

Serves: 4 / Preparation time: 15 minutes / Total time: 30 minutes

To quickly form the meatballs, use a mini ice cream scoop.

3 limes (2 juiced and 1 cut into wedges)

3 cups shredded carrots

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, or mint leaves, thinly sliced, divided

2 green onions, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, peeled, finely chopped, divided

1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon lower-sodium fish sauce, divided

1 1/4 teaspoons sugar, divided

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

1 package (19.2 ounces) lean (93%) or extra-lean (97%) ground turkey breast

12 Boston lettuce leaves

3-4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce, optional

If using bamboo skewers, soak them in cold water. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling on medium-high. Or preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the lime juice in a medium bowl (you should have about 1/4 cup). Set the lime wedges aside.

Add the carrots, half the cilantro or mint, green onions, 1/4 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon fish sauce, 1/4 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir; let stand.

In a large bowl, combine the turkey, remaining 1 tablespoon of the fish sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the rest of the cilantro or mint and garlic. Shape tablespoons of the mixture into meatballs. Arrange on skewers, 1/2-inch apart, and flatten slightly.

Grill meatballs 4 to 5 minutes or until grill marks appear and meat loses its pink color and is cooked through, turning occasionally.

Divide meatballs and carrot mixture among lettuce leaves. Drizzle with the chili sauce, if desired, and serve with lime wedges.

Analysis based on 93% lean turkey without the sauce. 230 calories (27% from fat), 7 grams fat (2 grams sat. fat), 15 grams carbohydrates, 27 grams protein, 415 mg sodium, 66 mg cholesterol, 4 grams fiber.

Chainsaw13
07-13-2011, 06:02 PM
I wouldn't call this low carb, but it's lower in carbs than normal pizza dough. Plus more protein and fiber.

Pizza Dough
60g Caputo 00 Flour (approx 1/4 cup)
60g King Arthur Whole Wheat Flower (approx 1/4 cup)
56g Soy Flour (approx just under 1/4 cup)
1/2 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp kosher salt
95g cold water

Mix all dry ingredients in a mixer, then slowly add the water adding just enough to have the dough form into a ball and pull away from the sides of the bowl. Depending upon the moisture content of the flours, you may need to use more/less. Knead for 5 mins. The dough should be a just a bit sticky and spring back when you press with a finger.

Put into a bowl sprayed with nonstick spray, cover with plastic wrap and put into the fridge overnight.

The next day remove dough from bowl, divide into 3 equal balls.

Nutritional Info per dough ball:
213 calories, 4g fat, .7g sat fat, 0 cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 32.7g carbs, 4g fiber, 2g sugar, 11g protein.

bcasey03
07-19-2011, 10:43 AM
This looks and sounds great. I'm making this tonight. -(P

Since we have a lifestyle and fitness section now and there are also a few people on a low carb lifestyle, I thought this might be of some use. If you have low carb recipes that you would like to share with everyone, please add them to this thread.

CHEESY BEEF BAKE

http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy356/andrewsutherland2002/e8d6a152-1221-426d-8528-b8d20232a066.jpg

5 large eggs
1 dash pepper
1 dash salt
1 cup frozen spinach, chopped, thawed & drained
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 lb lean ground beef
4 oz fat free cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
Coat bottom of an 8 x 11" baking dish with olive oil spray. Set aside.
Brown ground beef. Drain well.
Add chopped red bell pepper and chopped spinach to ground beef and mix together.
Pour ground beef mixture in to baking dish. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to evenly distribute the mixture.
Sprinkle 1 cup (half a bag) of the shredded cheddar cheese over the mixture.
In a separate bowl, scramble together 5 eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour eggs over beef mixture.
Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Cut into slices or squares.





Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 112Calories 304

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 12.43g 19%
Saturated Fat 4.751g 24%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.23g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.886g
Cholesterol 338mg 113%
Sodium 663mg 28%
Potassium 723mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.55g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 4.03g
Protein 40.16g

Vitamin A 112% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 30% Iron 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18




I had this for dinner tonight and it was pretty good. Just make sure you add a bit of salt and pepper to the eggs. I forgot to add it to mine.

Chainsaw13
12-21-2011, 04:24 PM
Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

2nd batch making these. Still tweaking the recipe a bit, but this is what I made and it turned out awesome. Each cookie is only 3.5 net carbs per cookie and has a lot of protein, fiber and good fats.

8oz All-natural peanut butter, chunky or smooth your preference. Make sure it's only ingredient is PB, no added sugars.
2 small eggs
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder (I used Optimum Nutrition, 33g each scoop)
10g ground flax seed (optional)
12g ground chia seed (optional)
12g Stevia in the Raw (equates to about 1/3 cup)
41g Ideal No Calorie Sweetner (the brown sugar type)
1/2C Almond Meal
1 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. You may need to use your hands at the end to pull it all together into one big ball. Divide into 1oz portions. You should get 18 in total. Place each portion on a baking sheet and press down to form a cookie sized piece. These cookies will not spread out in the oven. Bake in a 350F oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven, let stand for a couple of minutes then transfer to a wire rack or paper towels on the counter to cool completely. Enjoy!

By the ingredients I used, here's the info for each cookie.
118cal, 8.9g fat, 1.1g sat fat, 21g cholesterol, 8g salt, 5.6g carbs, 2.1g fiber, 1g sugar, 7.8g protein.

You can omit the flax and chia seeds which will bring down the overall carb counts. I had them on hand so used them.

You can also add finely chopped 100% cocoa pieces if you like. Just read the nutrition info to get an idea how much more carbs it'll add.

These cookies will be a bit crumbly, especially when warm. I'm working on that for the next batch, thinking slightly larger eggs for more binding.

Volusianator
12-21-2011, 05:00 PM
Pictures...we need more pictures!

Chainsaw13
12-21-2011, 05:59 PM
Here you go Wade.

NeuRon
12-21-2011, 06:07 PM
great thread! subscribed

Chainsaw13
12-22-2011, 11:07 AM
Just read this on Yahoo about shirataki noodles, that have zero calories and zero net carbs.

http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/buzz-y-noodle-japan-boasts-zero-carbs-zero-231600298.html

Might have to investigate.