My husband has recently trimmed off 40lbs on this low-carb thing. Since it was the very first time he expressed interest in getting rid of his Buddah belly, I was really excited to support him by preparing low carb meals for the whole family, even though I did not initially believe in the diet. Well, passing trend or not, we are all thinner, eat way less sugars and have become much more active!
However, this enterprise is much more costly than our previous diet. I do not buy much of the overpriced commercial low carb stuff so I need cheap Low carb meal ideas (including bread and other baked goods recipes, protein alternatives, snacks, etc).
Here is a great chicken recipe, it tastes just like fried chicken or chicken tenders, you coat chicken with beaten egg and then cover with parmesean cheese, fry or bake, and it's delicious, you'll never know the difference. This next one sounds icky, but it's a great snack or you can use it as a bread replacement for a sandwich - spray a plate with cooking spray like pam, then place a slice of cheese (the individually wrapped pieces) and put it in the microwave until it begins to get crispy, depending on your microwave, 60-90 secs. When the edges begin to get golden it should be done. You may have to ease it off of the plate with a butter knife. It tastes just like a big cracker, or you can use two slices and make a sandwich - I love them! If you have any recipes I'd love to hear them!
Samantha in NC
When my husband decided to join the South Beach Diet craze, I immediately started searching online to find support and recipes. The first two url's are from yahoo groups, which you must join for free and then access the boards. The others are individual websites I found and tried. But like anything not stuck to, we fell off the band wagon. Good Luck and Keep Going!
Go to http://www.FoodNetwork.com and click on the show Low Carb and Lovin' It. They have all of the recipes from each week of shows.
NO CARB CHICKEN WINGS
3 lbs chicken wings
6 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
1 stick of butter
2 quarts oil
Lawry's Season salt
Salt wings. Deep fry in oil until golden. Drain on paper towel. Melt butter and combine with hot sauce. Coat evenly. Eat, Belch, Scratch and say "AWWWWWWW"
Good for you, I've gone from 198lb to 109lb since my 2nd child was born on low-carb diets, so good on you and yours for sticking to it. Take care of you and those you love.
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