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#4402270 - 01/28/18 06:46 PM Weight Loss Recipes  
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Since the beginning of the year I've been on a low carb diet, I've lost about 10 pounds so far. I thought it would be a good idea to share some low carb recipes I've found that I enjoy. Feel free to share recipes that are low carb, low fat, low calorie or just healthy in general. Of course not many recipes will meet all of those criteria at the same time!


Here is something we tried last night for the first time and has filed a major gap in my meal enjoyment on a low carb diet: BREAD. I love bread and that's the one thing I really miss on low carb. This is amazing, delicious and I'll eat it even if I were not on a diet.


Nearly No Carb Keto Bread

Ingredients

· 8 ounces cream cheese
· 2 cups mozzarella cheese grated
· 3 large eggs
· 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
· 1 cup pork rinds crushed
· 1 tablespoon baking powder
· herbs and spices to taste (Optional)


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet (I used a 12 x 17 pan) with parchment paper.

2. Place cream cheese and mozzarella cheese in large microwaveable bowl.

3. Microwave cheese on high power for one minute, stir, then microwave for another minute and stir again. The cheese should be fully melted.

4. Add egg, parmesan, pork rinds, and baking powder. Stir until all ingredients have been incorporated.

5. Spread mixture onto parchment paper lined pan. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 or until lightly brown on top.

6. Allow pan to cool on rack for 15 minutes, then remove bread from pan and cool directly on rack.

7. Slice into 12 equal sized pieces. Can be eaten plain or used to make sandwiches.

Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 117
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 86mg
Sodium 294mg
Potassium 158mg
Total Carbohydrates 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g




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Here is another we really like, much more than I would have ever imagined. This is another I would eat even when not dieting.



Roasted Cauliflower (or "Cauliflower Steaks")

· 1 large cauliflower, cut into 2 steaks about 3/4-inch thick
· 2 tablespoons unfiltered extra virgin olive oil
· 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
· kosher salt
· freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

1. Move oven rack to the top position in the oven. Preheat oven to 450°. Line baking tray with nonstick aluminum foil.
2. Season cauliflower with granulated garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast 17-20 minutes per side until golden brown and fork tender.
3. Serve immediately.




We like to eat the above with steamed broccoli and the following sauce:


Easy Red-Wine Vinaigrette

Ingredients

· 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar
· 1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
· 1 small clove garlic, minced
· 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
· 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
· 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Directions

1. Whisk vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
2. Whisk in oil in a slow steady stream until emulsified.


Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days; bring to room temperature just before serving.


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Ok here is one more that may sound weird but is also very good. In fact I think I may make this tonight, if I have enough mozzarella cheese in the fridge.



Chicken Crust Pizza

Ingredients

Crust

· 1 pound ground chicken
· 1/3 cup mozzarella shredded
· 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded
· 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme
· 1 large egg
· salt and ground black pepper to taste

Toppings

· 1/2 cup Pizza sauce
· 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
· 1/2 cup bacon bits
· Pepperonni

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line pizza pan with parchment paper.
2. Combine the crust ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then form into a ball.
3. Place meat ball on parchment paper lined pizza pan. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and roll out into a large circle. Remove top parchment paper. If some of the crust is on the top paper after removing, simply scrape it off with a rubber spatula and add it back to the crust.
4. Bake meat crust in 400°F oven for 20-25 minutes or until top is browned.
5. Remove crust from oven and flip crust over on pan then remove parchment paper from top.
6. Spread about 1/2 cup of sauce on top of the pizza crust, then sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese over it. Sprinkle on bacon and pepperoni. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 mozzarella cheese on top.
7. Return pizza to 400°F oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Cut into 8 slices and serve.


Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 189
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 99mg
Sodium 597mg
Potassium 193mg
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 23g



Last edited by F4UDash4; 01/28/18 09:59 PM. Reason: add nutritional info

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I was thinking the same thing! We need a recipe thread.

This is a protein cookie I made up after looking at tons of other recipes. My wife and I LOVE THEM.
All portions are to taste of course, but this is a good starting point. Mainly get the consistency right, to the point you can scoop out with a spatula and it sticks is about right. They should stay in roughly the same shape as you put them on the cookie sheet.

UPDATE: I now add unsweetened applesauce. I forget the jar size, but it’s large. I use half the jar, or the whole thing and leave out the syrup. Adds to the spice cake type flavor. No butter now, and nutmeg instead of pumpkin pie spice.
Updated to what makes 14-18 cookies.

EAT THESE HOT! Best right out of the oven. If not, store sealed up. This is oatmeal after all, so it will dry out. I heat up one of the large ones for 1:10 in the microwave, 2 for 1:40. No good cold!


OATMEAL PROTEIN COOKIE

3 cup old fashioned oatmeal (these are the full size ones)...the big round container, not instant packets
3 cups cut/quick oatmeal (the cut up smaller kind)...the big round container, not instant packets
1 stick of low cal butter/margarine, preferably olive oil based
Half bottle of Walden Farms Pancake Syrup...this stuff is awesome, zero calories and not expensive. There are other brand as well, but I like this one.
1 can of raw pumpkin...don't let that bother you, this ends up tasting like spice cake, not pumpkin pie. Use raw mashed sweet potato if you prefe
1/3 to 1/2 large jar unsweetened apple sauce, as needed to make mixture more fluid, easy to stir
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice nutmeg
8 tbs ground cinnamon
3 scoops of whey protein, cinnamon swirl flavor or vanilla. Good stuff to have around for a drink or recipes. HUGE bottle, pretty cheap. Find at Amazon or Walmart for $16. LINK TO AMAZON
Add other stuff per your own taste, but I use:
~half bag butterscotch cookie chips...works better with this than chocolate chips IMO
2/3 cut diced dates
2 cups cranberries or blueberries...get real, not dried...I pref blueberries
flaxseed meal...for a little more fiber

Mix the dry stuff first, then add the pumpkin etc.
Add more syrup or even some olive oil or applesauce if it's too dry to mix, add more protein or oatmeal if it's too thin. Sticky, but not hard.

Put clumps, I make them large, about the size of the palm of your hand and drop onto (sprayed with oil) cookie sheet. This makes about 10-12 depending on how big you make them.
If the consistency is right, they will not spread but will keep the shape when you put them on the sheet.
350° for 15 minutes.

Consider this more of a breakfast replacement. 1 holds me over until I eat a late lunch after a workout. Fine for snacks, but it's FILLING. If done right, this is almost bread or cake like rather than traditional cookie.

Stats: Compare this to one of those $2 protein cookies!

Calories: 241...that's light for a breakfast
Total fat: 5.9g
....Sat. fat= 1.9g
Sodium: 100 mg
Total Carbs: 35.5g
...Fiber: 3.6g
...Sugar: 18.7g
Protein: 11.8g


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Pizza.

Egg Beaters, egg whites carton.
Pizza or marinara sauce, your choice
Kraft fat free mozarella
Kraft fat free cheddar
Pepperoni slices

In a pizza pan, with raised sides, or even a large cast iron skillet...line with single sheet of aluminum foil, spay with oil.
Pour a thin layer of Egg Beaters, about 1/8”.
Carefully put in oven. Maybe even pour it in with the pan already on the rack.
Bake in oven at 350 until it’s cooked through and take it out.
spread thin layer of pizza sauce with the back of a spoon.
Spread a layer of the mozarella, then pepperoni, then a little cheddar.
Bake again at 350 until cheese is melted. The fat free doesn’t melt quite the same since it’s dry, just watch until the cheese and pepperoni start to brown slightly.

Cut it up and eat. Tastes like a frozen thin crust pizza. My kids couldn’t tell the difference.


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Quick and easy lunch, not exactly a recipe, but a time saver.

Minute Rice precooked cups
Looks like this
Can of tuna in water...Bumblebee is my preference, better to go with a good brand IMO
Half can of Rotel
Splash of apple cider vinegar...optional
Pepper to taste
Sometimes I’ll throw in 1-2 tbs of alfredo sauce if we have a jar, but no more.

Stir up, heat and there you go in barely 2 minutes. Not a goumet meal, but a lot of good stuff quick and easy. A bit high on salt if anything, but not bad and good protein from the tuna.


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Someone mentioned oven roasted cauliflower on Moses' weight loss thread and we've been doing it a lot since (similar to F4UDash4's recipe), along with roasted broccoli which is just fantastic!

Informative thread, will take notes.

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Works with brussel sprouts too. Cut in half, coat in olive oil, Mrs Dash garlic.

For bread, there’s also Ezekiel bread. It has to stay frozen, so look in the fridge of the organic/diet food aisle. It does not taste like regular bread, its very grainy and dry, but it is pretty good.


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Brussels sprouts...and cabbage too!...

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Tonight's dinner as it was going into oven (thinking about this thread: Brussels sprouts, red onion, broccoli and carrots)...

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EDIT: Slight cheat...dumped onto a very small flat bed of pasta and pesto. Also, I eat dishes like this with chopsticks always, it's fun and slows me down.

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Looks good and I like to prep for the week like that.


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Originally Posted by Raw Kryptonite
Looks good and I like to prep for the week like that.

Yup, we try to do something like this every Sunday, for the week (I usually prep while she cooks). readytoeat

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My limit of whole wheat pasta is how much I can reasonably lay flat on the dish (versus an entire large bowl like I use to do), then I add a mountain of veggies on top.

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My simple recipe:


Burn more calories than I consume on a daily basis. smile


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Which is much easier to do when you consume less calories and not empty calories. smile

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Originally Posted by MarkG
Which is much easier to do when you consume less calories and not empty calories. smile



That's true! I don't think I would feel like running 10 times around the track just so I can burn off the calories from a Quarter Pounder with cheese. biggrin


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Exactly. biggrin

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I can see the SimHQ cookbook title now.

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Just don't end up like Ernest and Ethel!
He gave her a dutch oven


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Originally Posted by Chef
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Just don't end up like Ernest and Ethel!
He gave her a dutch oven



Now that's what I call a troubled marriage. lol


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^ Lol on Ernest and Ethel (I think). biggrin

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One more thought, before I put the camera away...

I don't really enjoy eating some of the veggies in my above pics when prepared other ways (some are...ok, others not) but oven roasting can make even disgusting Brussels sprouts taste awesome! thumbsup

Cooked spinach...man that stuff is just nasty. frown Yet spinach is considered natural Viagra (as are some other food items) so I had to find a way to consume it (preventative measure at this point wink ).

Breakfast this morning (2 eggs for her, 3 for me, also with avocado slices and black coffee)...

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Ah...juicy yokes even make raw spinach palatable! Spinach also works well in salads instead of lettuce, as long as you have a butt load of [healthy] ingredients. I can't do most restaurant salads, way too plain and boring.

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Also, don't forget while you're going low carb, to watch that cholesterol...

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It must be hard to limit butter when you live in the South. It seems almost every Southern dish uses a a stick or two of butter. smile

That reminds me, I really miss my crawfish etouffee!! I should book at trip to Louisiana. biggrin

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