Low Carb Recipes, Hints & Videos
But anyone who's ever tried to live life without pasta and bread knows this is a hard row to hoe. But whether you are going strictly meat or a combination of both, Recipe4Living has a whole section of delicious and nutritious low-carb recipes for you to eat.
Low Carb Appetizer Recipes
The perfect appetizer for a summer party, these skewers make a tasty appetizer that's so simple!
1 container fresh baby mozzarella
1 package fresh basil
25-30 cherry tomatoes, small to medium size
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
If mozzarella balls are larger than 1/2-inch in diameter, cut into cubes to size. Wash and dry tomatoes and basil. If basil leaves are large, these may be cut in half.
Using small skewers about 4 1/2 inches long, slide on a tomato, a piece of basil folded in half and a cube of mozzarella. Repeat on new skewers until all the pieces have been used. Combine ingredients for dressing and brush or sprinkle over skewers just before serving.
Dressing can also be served on the side for dipping.
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Low Carb Main Dish Recipes
The crunchy and yet tender texture of the chicken will please you, and a nice punch of spice matches well with the nutty richness of the crust. Serve with toasted French bread and an herbed spinach salad.
4 8 oz. chicken breast (pounded thin, 3/4 inch)
2 C. walnuts
1/2 C. mayonnaise
1/2 C. horseradish mustard
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking dish with cooking spray. Finely grate walnut, spread on plate, and set aside. Mix mayonnaise and horseradish mustard together. Coat chicken with mixture and walnuts. Bake for 25 minutes, turning chicken halfway through.
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Low Carb Salad Recipes
This beautiful colorful and fragrant dish can be a tasty appetizer, great lunch or light dinner.
2 cups baby spinach leaf ( set aside )
2 C. white chicken (canned is fine)
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
2 Roma tomatoes diced
1 C. broccoli slaw (you can find this in produce section in most food stores) or cucumber, cut finely
2 Tbs. fresh basil
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbs. fresh mint
3/4 C. favorite mayo
Kosher salt and pepper for taste
Fold all ingredients together lightly until all is mixed well. Appearance will be creamy, fragrant and colorful.
Note: serving for appetizers, cut flat bread into quarters and put salad in bowl, add flat bread around bowl. Lunch: fill pita, be sure to put baby greens in. Dinner: Get a colorful dish, add 1/2 C. of baby greens, a top the salad mix, quarter toasted pita on the side.
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Low Carb Dessert Recipes
Not only will this force your body to burn fat reserves but it will satisfy you to curb hunger and reduce cravings for sweets. A nutty crust gives you protein and the filling is very light as well.
2 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese (leave out of refrigerator until soft)
1/3 C. Splenda
1/3 stick butter
2 heaping Tbs. peanut butter (almond butter also works well)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 C. of ground nut-meal (hazelnut, almond or pecan)
Crust: The crust can be made from any from any type of nuts. You could either purchase a nut-meal (from Trader Joe's) or crush the nuts yourself. I recommend using pecans, almond (Bob's Red Mill) or hazelnut meal. Others (walnuts, cashews) can be used but they are not as tasty. To crush them yourself, use a rolling pin and a cutting board. Crush into a meal (small particle) texture.
Combine nut-meal, softened butter and peanut butter in a small bowl. Mix together thoroughly. Place into a pie dish (glass or enamel). You do not have to grease the pan due to the oils. Form the crust with your fingers.
Filler: In a bowl, add cream cheese, Splenda, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix together either in a blender or by hand with a fork until creamy. Pour mixture into the crust. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30-40 minutes. The top of the cheesecake should produce a small crack, with a slightly yellow or light brown top starting to occur. To assess if cooked, you could stick a fork into the center; if no residue clings to the fork, it's done. Let set for 10 minutes to cool.
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Low Carb Recipe Hints & Videos
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