Sunday, October 30, 2011

No Bake Pumpkin "Cheesecake"

Yummms. This is a great treat for Fall, I love pumpkin spice anything ^_^ This delicious creamy dessert is just under 4 grams of carbs per serving, so the carb and sugar count is much lower than most desserts. The best part? It's a no bake dessert. It never sets up fully so it's best served in a bowl, and scooped out with a spatula =P You could sub whipped cream for the coconut milk and add eggs to make this a regular cheesecake that you can bake! I was just being lazy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

*Updated* Low Carb Pancake Recipe

The first time I made the pancakes I instantly had to blog it. Since then, I've made them 52 several times and I've decided on my favorite way. It's not much different, but it will give you really thin and creamy pancakes versus the first batch which rendered thick and dense flapjacks. If you aren't too familiar with flax meal, keep an eye out for a variety that says "Golden Flax Meal." It looks and tastes more like regular flour; the standard flax meal is darker in color and although the same in nutritional value I swear it tastes healthier . . . I could be wrong, but I love the golden stuff! The main difference here is subbing water for some of the egg whites. I realized when I was cooking this morning that halfway through the batch seemed to shrink up and I was getting small little pancakes. I added a splash of water and ended up giving my hubby 2 amazingly thin and golden, beautiful pancakes (he ate them before I could get a picture).

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Trip to Paradise

A sign I saw in Flagstaff, AZ said we were in paradise. I believe it! It was absolutely beautiful. Hubby and I just got back from a 3+ day vacation in Arizona, where we went to the Grand Canyon!! I had never been, and I must say it was one of my favorite trips ever. It was just me, hubby, and his grandmother. We hiked, quite a lot actually, and enjoyed a lazy river raft ride through Glen Canyon. This was the most beautiful and memorable trip, and I think it's turned me into a mountain woman! I can't wait to hike again and I'm hoping to do some camping sometime soon!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Nearly Sugar Free/Low Carb "Almond Joy" Inspired Chocolates

  I love chocolate, but sugars and carbs and not my friend. I've heard that the average American consumes over 100 lbs. of sugar per year. I refuse to be that statistic, no wonder we have so many health problems!! Here's a fun and easy recipe that uses coconut oil and cocoa powder for its base. You can easily make hundreds of flavor combinations, this is just my personal favorite. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Low Carb/High Protein Blueberry Bread

This little bread is absolutely genius. It's moist, sweet, hearty, and totally satisfying. You won't even be sad that you're getting under 7 grams of carbs for a slice of this stuff!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Spicy Mexican Thin Crust Pizza

I've been on a total pizza kick ever since I bought these La Tortilla Factory tortillas. If any of you know of an even better brand please let me know! ^_^ These are good, but on their own I think you could tell the tortilla is "healthy" ;)

These would be fun to make with the family since they come together so easily, and all that needs cleaning up afterward is your knife and cutting board.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Less Than 1 Carb Pancakes

A hot stack of flapjacks sounded amazing after being on a low calorie, sugar and carbohydrate restricted diet for 44 days! I made these pancakes for Sunday morning brunch served with Joseph's sugar free maple syrup, bacon, and hot coffee ^_^

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Spicy Pepperoni & Roasted Fennel Pizza

 As you know I am now living a very low carb/low sugar lifestyle! It's part of the maintenance phase of my diet. By the way, I've lost 23 lbs in the past couple of months. I'm now within the normal range for BMI as well as body fat percentage. The foodie side of me is loving the challenge of trying out old favorites in a new healthy way! These La Tortilla Factory low carbohydrate tortillas are a Godsend! Only 3 grams of net carbs and 50 calories per tortilla, they're perfect for making yourself an individual thin crust pizza.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Maple Cayenne Brussels Sprouts w/ Ginger, Garlic, Soy Chicken

I wish I had discovered this recipe sooner on this diet! I'm almost finished with the low calorie phase, but I can guarantee you I'll be making this often in the future. It's sweet, tangy, and spicy but it comes together in about 20 minutes or less.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Delicious Hearty Omelet For Under 200 Calories!

 What a great way to kick off the weekend!! Mushrooms are so hearty and meaty that you forget this meal is vegetarian! ^_^ No Denver omelet here folks, fill up on mushrooms today!