Archive for the ‘Low carb foods’ Category

My latest dairy-free low carb snack

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

This year, having finally given up on dairy (due to a chronic dairy allergy), I switched to eating a good, old fashioned, stand by – natural organic peanut butter, organic celery sticks and real salt. There are only 6 grams of carbs in 2 tablespoons of natural organic peanut butter.  But 2 grams of those […]

My Current ‘Go-To’ Cooking Oils

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Over the years, I’ve tried many different fats or oils for cooking.  Coconut oil, left over bacon fat, butter, ghee, grape seed oil, etc. But recently, I’ve cut it down to just 2 :  Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Canola Oil.  Both organic.  The canola oil is expeller pressed (machine or mechanically pressed – so […]

Fun, New Low Carb Items To Try This Week

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

This week, I bought some stuff I’ve never tried before.  And am looking forward to it. Coconut Manna by Nutiva – It’s kinda like a coconut butter, basically.  I think it’s just pulverized coconut meat.  Ran across it at the local health food co-op.  Planning on using a spoonful with some black chai tea and […]

The Quickest Cauliflower Rice I Know

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Cauliflower is a very user friendly low carb veggie.  And cauliflower rice  (small chopped pieces of cauliflower) is a staple in many low carb households, including mine. In the beginning we had tried hand chopping the cauliflower or using my little personal food processor (way too small).  I needed to use the full sized processor […]

EZ Low Carb : What to Eat : Stuffed Flounder

Monday, January 19th, 2015

I decided to start a new ‘Low Carb Diet Works’ Category called ‘EZ Low Carb’.  This will include easy to make low carb meal ideas.  There are endless choices. Tonight I had Trader Joes Crab Meat Stuffed Flounder.  They are individually vacuum sealed and frozen fish servings. Each fish serving has roughly 7 grams of […]

The need for cheese

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

I saw this article where they found 3600 year old cheese in the hand of a Chinese mummy.  3600 hundred years old!!  That makes it the oldest cheese in the world. And they said it’s not even the oldest evidence of cheese.  They’ve found cheese making equipment that was around 7,000 years old in Poland. […]

Foie Gras and Low Carb

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
Foie Gras Image Borrowed from Wikipedia

Foie Gras is essentially an extra fatty goose or duck liver. It’s a delicacy in mostly European countries, particularly France. Originally created in ancient Egypt, it was popularized by the Romans around the BC/AC time frame. That’s a LONG time ago. So, humans have been eating Foie Gras for over 2,000 years. It’s not a new […]

My favorite bacon

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Over the years I’ve tried a lot of bacon.  A lot!  In fact, I should probably just buy one of those “I love bacon” t-shirts.  Or maybe bumper sticker.  Or even get a tattoo – because my love for bacon ain’t gonna change this lifetime.  It’s perfect as a low carb snack (my favorite is with a […]

Upgrading to Primal / Paleo / Modern Caveman = Low Carb Positive!

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

For the last 3 weeks I have been in ‘ketosis’ and dropped another 15 pounds.  I’ve been eating less than 30 grams of NET carbs per day.  And clearly it works for weight loss. So I’m feeling pretty good these days and I’m headed in the right direction.  What’s the next step?  Adding a bit […]

A New CookingTemperature For Pork

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Want to know how to safely get a juicier pork roast? For years, we’ve been told to cook Pork to an internal temperature of 160 F.  But recently the USDA revisited that idea in some new tests and found out that we now only need to cook pork to 145 F.  And at 145 it […]

Grass Fed Beef

Friday, May 27th, 2011

It’s all too easy to get carried away with trying to eat organic, preservative free, free range & cruelty free products, especially when you are eating a low carb diet.  But there are some basic things to be aware of that can help make this process easier. One of those things is Grass Fed Beef.  And […]

Whole foods and low carb

Friday, May 20th, 2011

There’s been some activity in the low carb world pertaining to a study on the effects of low carb alternative foods (low carb variations of high carb foods), like low carb pasta for example.  And one of the studies was suggesting that they might have an impact on blood sugar levels after all.  I don’t […]

Q: Carbs in luncheon meat?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Question: How many carbs in luncheon meat?  Johnsonville brats are 3 grams per link?  Is that too many?  How many is too many? Answer: Luncheon meat in general is safe to eat low carb-wise.  And unless you plan on eating 10 thick slices of luncheon meat, then there probably isn’t enough carbs in luncheon meat […]

How many carbs in an onion?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Onions are one of the older foods humans have been eating, dating back thousands of years and thought to have originated from Asia. When it comes to the carb count of onions, onions are pretty sweet.  1 medium sized yellow onion has 10 grams of carbs, and about 2 grams of fiber which makes the […]

What a pickle!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I guess I’ve been used to American pickles, which the everyday grocery store variety has artificial colors and preservatives.  Not something I really want to be eating all that often. So I saw this German barrel pickle sitting on the shelf from a company called GUNDELSHEIM and they were even on sale at my local […]

Grapefruit, oranges, and citrus on low carb

Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Grapefruit, oranges, lemons

A medium sized grapefruit has about 18.5g of carbs.  For most low carbers, this is on the verboten list and avoided until the maintenance phase is reached.  But out of those 18.5g of carbs, you have 2.7 grams of fiber.  That makes the net carbs of a whole grapefruit about 16g of carbs. Still too […]

Carrots and low carb

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

For some reason, not exactly sure why, carrots have gotten a really bad rap in the low carb world.  And I just can’t figure it out.  Everybody says it’s because of the sugar content of carrots?  So let’s take a look at that a little more carefully. One whole medium sized carrot has 5.8 grams […]

Asparagus helps prevent hangover?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Even on low carb, you can drink alcohol, it might slow down your weight loss, but you can still drink it.  For example, a 5 oz. glass of red wine only has about 4g of carbs.  If for some reason you ended up drinking the whole bottle, then you’d be consuming about 5 glasses of […]

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