Ketogenic Diet Information And Low-carb Recipes

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    I have looked at that, but so far I have not tried making any of the recipes that i found. Never having been much of a recipe follower, this is all uncharted territory for me, and I am looking for easy recipes.
    I was also wondering if the riced cauliflower would work for "chili beans" or sloppy joes . I love chili burgers, but regular chili is definitely out. I think that my food processor will make rice out of the cauliflower pretty easy, I just haven't tried it yet, and I don't think we have it at the stores here. I like food processing, though, so I won't mind doing that.
    I will probably be trying one of the pizza recipes soon, and then I will post the recipe if it turns out good.
     
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    I put my cooked riced cauliflower in lots of things...last week I made chili with ground turkey and I never use beans so added some of that....it's a filler.
     
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    What's a good breakfast, lunch or dinner is an omelet with some cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, and diced red onions. You can use all eggs or mix with egg whites.

    My daughter always makes a smoked salmon appetizerfor the holidays and everything but the eggs are in it, so with the leftovers we make omelets the next day...very filling!

    She puts more salmon and capers in hers, I just use enough for flavor because of the sodium....but still delicious.
     
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    My daughter emailed me the recipe so here it is for anyone that wants it.. @Yvonne Smith.

    http://margeburkell.com/low-carb-muffins-in-mug-recipes/

    Also, it's important to add the cinnamon. My daughter tried it without first time and it wasn't good.

    Next time she followed the recipe and it was delicious, you can't taste the cinnamon but for some reason it's needed.
     
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    I tried Chrissy's muffin recipe this morning, and it came out great ! I added a half scoop of chocolate protein powder to the recipe, and that gives it a little bit of chocolate muffin flavor as well as extra protein. I ended up cooking it for 2 minutes in my microwave to get done in the middle, and after it cooled, I ate it with butter and a dribble of sugar-free syrup. It was delicious, and easy to make. I only ate half because it filled me up, so I still have the rest for a snack tonight.
    Next time, I am going to try making it with part almond flour, and maybe a little less flax and more protein powder for the chocolate taste.
    I like being able to microwave myself a bread-type of food for when I want a sandwich or something similar. The next project is going to be some low-carb tomato jam.
     
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    So, tonight I made the ultimate low-carb stovetop one-person pizza "casserole", and it totally satisfied any pizza cravings that i had.
    Years ago, i used to have an old church cook book that had a recipe for baked zucchini stuffed with pizza toppings, and it was scrumptious. I wanted to make something similar, but easy to make on the stovetop.
    I sliced up a small zuke, cooked it with a few bell pepper slices in a small frying pan, and then added some pepperoni when the veggies were almost done. After that, I put a little tomato sauce on top, turned the burner to really low, and added cheese and italian seasoning, covered it and let the cheese and tomato sauce melt in.
    The cheese held everything together, and i cut it in half and just slid it onto my small plate, and ate it with a fork, since you can't pick it up without some kind of real crust.
    It had all of that pizza flavor, and took about five minutes to make. You could add just about anything that you like on a pizza, and it would work.
    Bobby tried some, too, and he said that he liked it.
    This is something that you could make easily, @Ina I. Wonder , and make whatever size you want it. I bet if there were leftovers, Bobert would like it, too.
    There is almost no carbs in the whole thing, but it immensely satisfying.

    To make the actual oven casserole, you just slice the zucchini' s lengthwise, core them out, cook the cored out part in with some hamburger, then put the tomato sauce, hamburger filling, and any veggies you like on pizza into the zucchini logs, add cheese on top and bake for about a half hour or so. This will feed several people if you make a large one, and two people easy if you make a small one.
     
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    Today I bought a beet and an avocado and some hard boiled eggs, tomorrow I'm going to make those pretty deviled eggs.
     
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    @Chrissy Page & @Yvonne Smith OK, ok you two, I'm going to the store tomorrow. You two are making me hungry! :D

    I'm going to the new Kroger's that just opened a couple of weeks ago. It's the biggest store I've seen so far. It's bigger than our largest Walmart. :confused:

    This place has a wine and beer bar in it, with a real bar and bar stools. I can just see the husbands getting into taking the wifey to go grocery shopping. I admit this boggles my mind. :eek:

    Anyway, they should have a large selection of health food products, so I'm going to see what I can find. o_O

    Yvonne, your pizza sounds yummy, but If Bobert had any, it would be because the zucchini had disappeared. I've only recently been able to get him to agree to eating out of the kitchen fair instead of fast foods or frozen. :mad: :rolleyes:

    Chrissy, I want some toooooo. I hope to make some soon for Thanksgiving. I would be doing good to eat two or three halves, so too much would go to waste if I fixed any now. :(
     
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    I went to our Kroger today, too. I found the low-carb tortillas, ad they are 5 carbs each, so doable. They list as more carbs, but most of it is fiber , which is good for us, and doesn't digest like other carbs, so you can always subtract fiber from total carbs.
    I also got the psyllium husks and some more chia seeds; so I am good to go with a few more of the recipes. I made low-carb raspberry-tomato jam, and it is about 1 carb per tablespoon, so I can have that on my keto bread or muffins.
    I can send you the recipe if you want to make it.
     
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    You bet @Yvonne Smith , and If I may, I'd like to know the name of the low carb tortillas. I love tortillas with almost everything, and as long as I can have them, I have no problem giving up the other high carb foods, :p
     
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    Well, @Ina I. Wonder , the tortillas were Mission Carb Balance, with 6 net carbs after you minus out the fiber. However, I was busy looking at carb grams and such and didn't realize that these were almost $5 for a pack of 8 small tortillas. I am NOT spending that much for tortillas ever again ! !
    I looked on Amazon, and they are even higher on there, so I am going to learn to make my own from the keto recipes online. That was 12 oz of tortilla, so the actual price was over $5 per lb. , for a tortilla..... Crazy !
    I tried the raspberry jam, and it is delicious. The salsa, like the ketchup, is not the bright red of commercial salsa, but the taste is great. Both of them are only about a gram per 1 oz serving, so they are something that I can add to my food list.
     
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    Mission has too much sodium for me so I buy mine, forget the name.

    I pay $3.49 for 8.
     
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    Ok now @Chrissy Page, your just going to have to look for the name of those tortillas. I'm a nut when it comes to tortillas. I'll even eat them with just a little butter, or maybe a little melted Swiss cheese. Other than tortillas, I don't eat many starchy foods. They make my tummy hurt.
     
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    Thanks Chrissy!!! Your faster than I.
     
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    They might only be sold in CA. When I was in Illinois they didn't have them and I was going to have some shipped but the shipping price was outrageous.

    I've packed a few packages sometimes but at 1 lb per pkg it added up in my suitcase.

    Maybe they've expanded to other states, this was a year ago I was looking.
     
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    There was a recipe in the Vitamix book to make fresh salsa; so I made some of that; but corn chips are way too high carb, plus all of the other unhealthy stuff they are made with. So, before I made the salsa, I went searching for some kind of a healthy chip that I can make to eat with my salsa. I found this one which is made with almond four and flaxseeds; so it should be low-carb, healthy, and full of lots of fiber from the flax seeds.
    I haven't tried making it yet, but it looks like it would taste good.
    Instead of going to all of the trouble to make the little rounds and then cutting them into triangles, I am going to just make long re tangled shaped chips. I can make the dough, put it on a sheet of the parchment paper, and another sheet over the top, and then roll it out as thin as possible. Nice I do that, then I will take off the top sheet of parchment paper and use the pizza cutter to score where the lines of the crackers will be, and then bake it.
    Once it is done it should break easily into sections. I made some flax crackers to use with my zucchini hummus, and this is how I cut the crackers into the square shape.
    Here is the recipe that I am going to use to make the flax seed Dorito chips.

    http://ditchthewheat.com/low-carb-chili-doritos/
     
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    It would be nice if I lived near you and you made a double batch! :)
     
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    I will email you some........ how about that ?
     
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    Sounds good! :)
     
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    Has anyone tried ricotta pancakes ? I tried them a couple of times and they are so light and fluffy ,I have the recipie somewhere ..I will dig it out if anyone would like it ..and cant find it on the net ..
     
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    I may have because there are a few low carb pancake recipes out there ...I did use ricotta a few times when I was doing the South Beach diet....it was low carb enough to make a simple dessert...think you just added almond extract and a sweetener like Splenda or truvia.
     
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    Yesterday I went to ALDI to get more of the cheap 27 cents a dozen eggs, and when I was there, I saw the flatbread that is sold under their own brand name, Fit and Active.
    It has whole wheat and flax in it, 9 grams of protein, 17 carbs, and 8 grams of fiber. It was less than $2 for the whole package, which is about the same size as the tortillas are.
    The flatbread has a lot more protein than most tortillas have , and with the extra fiber, the net grams are about 9 grams of carb; which is almost as low as the expensive low-carb tortillas.
    Our tortilla has about 35 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, and 3 grams of protein; so the flatbread is a definite winner. I checked for Kroger, and they carry about the same thing; but their price is over $3 per package, and on sale 2/$5.
    I think that I have seen these on the markdown rack at Kroger, so I am going to watch for them the next shopping trip there.
    I just checked Walmart (online) and it shows that they have one that is 15 grams of carbs, 9 grams fiber ( so 6 net grams of carbs) and 9 grams of protein. It didn't show me the price, just said it was an in-store purchase.
    So far this looks like the best one I have seen, assuming the price is reasonable.
     
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