Sunday, May 4, 2014

LC Blueberry Muffins

These low carb blueberry muffins hits the spot when you're craving sweets.

Whole portion is 198.83g net carbs.
Each serving is  11g net carbs, servings: 18
*Note: For sweetener substitute, whole portion is 148.83g net carbs, and each serving is 8.27g net carbs.

1/2 cup Heavy cream
2 tbsp Oil or butter
2 large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract  (0.5g carbs)
1 cup Unsweetened apple sauce (22g net carbs)
1 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Sugar (50g carbs) or sweetener
1 cup Unbleached all purpose flour (95g carbs)
1 2/3 cup Almond meal/flour (13.33g net carbs)
1 tsp Baking powder
1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
2 cups Frozen blueberries (18g net carbs)

In a medium mixing bowl, mix heavy cream, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and apple sauce. Add sugar/sweetener and mix well.

Add flour, almond meal, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until ingredients are combined but don't over mix it.

Fold in blueberries.

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Scoop mixture into lined muffin pan. Bake for 20 minutes, turning the pan halfway through.

Servings: 18 muffins

I made 24 mini and 6 regular muffins

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip
1 lb. backfin crabmeat
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbs. mayonnaise
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix softened cream cheese with Old Bay, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Add crabmeat and fold in. Place cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees for 34-40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Cool slightly and serve with crackers of your choice

With electric mixer mix the cream cheese, Worcestershire, Old Bay, sour cream and mayonnaise until creamy. By hand, fold in cheddar cheese and gently fold in crabmeat. Put mixture in a Pyrex-type dish and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. While crab dip is baking, hollow out bread round. Cube any bread removed from center. When crabmeat is finished baking, spoon crab dip in bread round. Sprinkle with extra cheddar cheese or Old Bay. Serve warm

1 lb. backfin crabmeat
1 pt. mayonnaise
1 tbs. Worcestershire
16 oz. grated sharp cheese
Instructions: Clean crabmeat.
Mix together all ingredients.
Place in two 8 x 8 inch glass baking dishes.
Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.
Serve with crackers

Friday, January 24, 2014

LC Creamed Spinach

This creamed spinach is so goooood!

Whole portion is 8g net carbs.
Each serving is  2g net carbs,
*Note: carbs are from onions and garlic, which can be omitted for 0g net carbs.

1 pk Frozen spinach, or 2 lbs fresh spinach
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Dried onions 
1 tsp Minced garlic, or dried garlic
1 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp Better than Bouillon, or chicken bouillon (optional)
1/2 cup Heavy cream

Melt butter with oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. 

Add garlic and onions, and cook for 30 seconds. Add frozen spinach and cook for 5 minutes.

Add cream, salt, and pepper. Cook until cream is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Serves 4

LC Pan Fried Whiting

What to do with soy flour? I tried to make a loaf of low-carb bread and that didn't turn out as expected. So, I used it as breading and it turned out GREAT!

Whole portion is 16g net carbs.
Each serving is  2.7g net carbs,

6 Whiting fillets, or any flaky white fish
1 lg Egg, beaten
1/2 cup Soy flour
1/2 cup Almond meal flour
1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning, or seafood seasoning
1 tsp salt, to taste
1 cup Oil (I used olive oil)

Rinse the whiting fillets, and pat dry. 

Combine in a pan the soy flour, almond meal flour, Old Bay seasoning, and salt. 

Brush the fish with egg. Lightly dredge the fish in the flour pan. Set each piece of fish aside to let them absorb the flour.

Add oil to a non-stick pan and set heat to medium, heating oil until hot.  

Cook the fish until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and place on plate.

Optional: You can transfer the fish to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you're frying the rest of the fish.

Bob's Red Mill Soy Flour
5g Net Carbs
Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal Flour
3g Net Carbs

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LC Creamsicle Cheesecake

Got a sweet tooth? Try this no-bake creamsicle cheesecake.

Whole portion is 824 calories, 26g net carbs, 72g fat, 16g protein.
Each serving is 206 calories, 6.5g net carbs, 18g fat, 4g protein.

14 oz Boiled water
8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 pk Simply delish orange Jel dessert

Add all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk or mix in blender until all ingredients are smooth. 

Pour into 4 serving cups. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

LC Hot Cocoa

A tasty cup of low-carb hot cocoa to warm up after coming in from the cold.

Whole portion is 65 calories, 1.5g net carbs, 6g fat, 1g protein.

8 oz Hot water
1 tbsp Cocoa powder *unsweetened
1 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream (can add another tbsp for creamier taste)
1/4 tsp Vanilla extract (if you use vanilla stevia, then no need for vanilla extract)
5 drops of liquid sweetener (Stevia), to taste

Option 1: add 1 tsp of Coconut oil for more flavor 
(extra 40 calories, 0g carbs, 5g fat, 0g protein)

Option 2: add 1 tbsp of Coconut oil and 1 tbsp unsalted butter for a Bulletproof Hot Cocoa 
(extra 222 calories, 0g carbs, 26g fat, 0g protein)

Add all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk with an electric frother or mix in blender until all ingredients are mixed well.