Friday, July 19, 2013

Eating Low Carb

So eating low carb is going to be our new way of life, after the "diet" portion of this weight loss journey ~

Greg found these recipes online and shared them with me ~~~~~

     Fake Big Mac   
Description: Craving a Big Mac? I was too, this did the trick!
Ingredients: 1/2 lb hamburger
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 tbs dehydrated chopped onions
10 dill pickle slices (chopped)
2 slices american cheese
3 tbs low carb Thousand Island dressing
How To Prepare: Place dehydrated onions in a small cup of warm water to rehydrate.
Place lettuce and pickles in a bowl.
Brown hamburger over medium heat.
Drain, leave in a little of the grease, then stir in cheese until melted. It should coat the hamburger.
Immediately pour hot hamburger over salad and stir.
Drain chopped onion, and stir into salad.
I like to microwave my salad for a minute to warm everything up.
Stir in Thousand Island dressing.
Number of Servings: 1-2
Carbs per serving - include all nutritional information if known: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Effort (Easy, Average, Difficult): Easy
    Fake Potato Salad  
Ingredients: 3 cups cooked cauliflower
3-5 cooked,chopped eggs
1-2 cup mayo
1/2 cup diced dill pickles
2 TSP diced onion
2 TSP pickle juice
Yellow Mustard to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
How To Prepare: Cook the cauliflower and eggs then drain, then add all the ingredients and put in the refrigerator overnight. This recipe tastes so good, you will have a hard time believing it is not the real thing!
Number of Servings: 4-6
Effort (Easy, Average, Difficult): Easy

So how come they both sound good?  Even though I haven't gotten a Big Mac in years & years and I don't even like cauliflower?
Oh well~ this is an interesting journey....all 5 days so far ~ and many, many more to go!
Who knew that sugar free jello could taste so scrumptious?  Or all the flavors they have now.....lemon, lime, black cherry, strawberry, orange, cherry, etc. 
Tips to help with this journey ~ have lots of variety on hand of what we can eat, or drink, the powder mix-ins for water are wonderful, and I unfollowed all my "food" or "recipe" boards on Pinterest. 

1 comment:

  1. One of our student ministers has lost many many pounds and he loves making pizza with a cauliflower crust. I haven't tried it but he says it is delicious.


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