Saturday, May 24, 2008


A logical question.....but it's very easy to answer. Lowcarbers everywhere love cookouts. It can be full of protein! We are going to have:
JOHNSONVILLE BRATS(reg. kind), SUGARFREE COLESLAW(see recipe below) and a for a light sweet we will be having sliced strawberries that have soaked in SUGARFREE RASPBERRY SYRUP topped with whipped cream. YUMMMMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!

The best coleslaw:
1 pound bag of coleslaw mix
1 cup of Hellman's mayo(you can use reg mayo-but I like the "extra something" of Hellmans
1/4 cup Splenda
2 tablespoons white vinegar plus 1 tsp
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
Mix all the ingrediants except the coleslaw mix together in a bowl. Then add the coleslaw mix in. Chill for several hours.
Serves 8-10
around 3g net carbs.

Plus you can have so many more things for a bbq. Like bbq chicken-using lc (low carb) bbq sauce, roasted veggies on the grill, veggies and dip, ribs,hot dogs, burgers, lc mac salad(using our type of noodles of course)
But the best of all just being with friends that support you and are proud of you.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What's for dinner tonight?

Well if you are new to a low carb lifestyle or even if you just want some great new recipes to choose from for a healthier lifestyle then I'll try and help. So many times you wonder-what do I have already at home that can be turned into-well something decent-if not great. Well let's see..most people have chicken right? Pull those chicken breast out of the freezer and THAW. Once that's done---try this:


4 skinless chicken breasts

small can of pizza sauce (watch the label-make sure there's no sugar added)

pepperoni slices (as many as you want-within reason)

1 cup of shredded cheese of choice

salt and pepper


Take a 2 qt glass baking dish (8x8) and spray with some nonstick cooking spray. Then place each chicken breast snuggily (is that a word?) in the pan. It's ok if they touch. They are happier that way. Then salt and pepper each to your liking. Ok top each with a little sauce, cheese and pepperoni slices. Pop in the microwave (yes the microwave) for about 15-20 minutes. You may have to cut into one to see how they are doing.

-MAKE SURE THEY ARE COOKED ALL THE WAY THROUGH. The pepperoni will get nice and crispy on the outside. The sauce keeps the chicken nice and juicy.

*if you like serve this with a side salad. It's very good and reheats well also for lunch the next day.