Friday, April 30, 2010

Meat Crust Pizza (No Dough)

1 pound of ground beef or venison (browned and drained)
2 cups of shredded mozzarella chesse (divided)
1/2 cup low sugar pizza sauce
pizza toppings

Preheat oven to 350. Brown meat and drain. Mix meat with 1 cup of the mozz. cheese. Spread the mixture into a circle on a round pizza pan or stone, and top with 1/2 cup of pizza sauce. Top with the rest of the toppings and cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.

Yum! Will need a fork though ;-)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Black forest pudding

A good sugar-free dessert is pudding and jello. I decided last night to pick up a box of cherry jello and a box of chocolate pudding.

I had heard of Black Forest Cake (which is so delicous), so I thought it might be tasty to try a layered jello/pudding.

So, I fixed them separately according to the boxes. Then after they set,I put the cherry jello on the bottom and topped it with the chocolate pudding. Pretty good! And for one watching carbohydrates, just a little bit of the pudding on top of more of the jello will still help get a little bit of a chocolate kick. This could also be topped with whipped cream!

Note: I bet a can of cherry pie filling would be great with pudding on top too (but that isn't as low carb) :-)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Healthy Stew

I am watching my carbohydrates, but not avoiding them completely. This stew is really good because it cuts out high carb vegetables. Probably the highest vegetable I added was carrots, but in moderation it doesn't hurt.

I usually make stew with corn & potatoes, but I used cauliflower, cabbage, and green beans to substitute. This was a hit with my family.

Pound of ground venison (or low fat ground beef)
large can of tomato sauce
1/4 of fresh cabbage (chopped into bite sized)
1 bag of baby carrots
1 package of fresh, sliced mushrooms
1/4 of cauliflower (chopped into bit sized)
1 can of green beans
Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder to taste (you could also add a little chili powder if you want.)

Brown meat and drain. While you are browning the meat, boil all of the fresh vegetables in a large stew pot. After the vegetables are tender, add the can of tomato sauce, meat, and spices. Heat through and enjoy.
I usually thicken with cornstarch, but I didn't for this stew. It was still good!
Heat through and enjoy.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Home-made bread?

Have you ever wished you could make home-made bread, but didn't feel like you had enough time? Well, ya know there is a way to make a quick, easy, and healthy "bread" that you can keep on hand.
Guess what it is? Pancakes!

Pancakes do not have to be unhealthy, because you can use healthier flours as you make them. I typically use whole wheat flour. Sometimes I add flax or oats as well.

The boys love pancakes, so I have been making large batches of them on the griddle and keeping them in a bread bag in the refrigerator. When they get hungry, we just toast them and spread peanut butter, jelly,honey, or butter on top. I have also been thinking about how you could spread cream cheese and fruit on top (I'm thinking about strawberries right now).

One really nice thing about pancakes is that they can be made whatever size you like, using whatever flour you like, and you can add whatever healthy thing you want (even ground up nuts!).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Low Carb B.L.T's

All you do is omit the bread and wrap your bacon and tomato in Romain lettuce! 

Cheese would be good too!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Salmon Salad

I am trying to go lower on the carbohydrates yet high fiber, so I invented a yummy salad:

Salmon Salad

This makes a giant batch; it fed my family of five and I had leftovers for today...

Mix the following:
2 cans of Salmon (with or without bones... mine is with)
1 can of water chestnuts (chopped or diced or whatever)
mayo - enough to make it stick
salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder to taste
dill - to taste
diced pickles, if desired or pickle juice!  I just poured it in and tested it until I liked the taste. 
sunflower seeds - I probably used about 1/4 cup

Fresh spinach leaves
Give everyone a portion of spinach leaves, and then top with the salmon mixture.
Yum!  High protein... low carb... high fiber