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Low Carb Sites We Love!
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The Insulin-Resistance Diet: How to Turn Off Your Body's Fat- Making Machine
recommends a well-researched health program based on the relationship between
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Roberta Ruggio Do's and Don'ts of Hypoglycemia: Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Research Foundation, has written this book
for people who are in the early stages of hypoglycemia and need
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treatment, explains the necessary diagnostic tests, and describes how to find a
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presentation of a topic which has often been treated faddishly in other
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3 oz jar marinated
artichoke hearts 24 oz (or three 8 oz packages) cream cheese 1 1/4 cup
feta cheese, crumbled (you can also mix in grated or shredded parmesan cheese) 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder or one clove fresh, minced 3 eggs 1/4 cup
green onions, sliced
1. Drain artichokes, reserving 2 tablespoons
marinade. Chop artichokes; set aside. 2. Beat cream cheese in large mixing
bowl until smooth. Add feta, oregano and garlic powder. Beat well. Add eggs,
beat just until blended. Do not over beat. 3. Stir in artichoke hearts,
marinade, and green onion. 4. Bake in a greased 9" pie pan at 325 degrees
for 35-40 minutes (sides should be firm when gently shaken). 5. Cool, cover,
and chill 2-24 hours. 6. When serving you can place sliced olives (calamata
or greek olives are good) on top as a garnish.
Serves 8 Nutrition Info (per serving): Protein: 13g. Total Carbs: 5g, Fiber:
0g, Total Fat: 37g, Sat Fat: 23g, Calories: 397
4 Servings *Low Fat* 1 pound boneless chicken 1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (3 grams of carbs) 1/2 tsp dried oregano (0.5 grams
of carbs) 1 tbsp lemon juice (1.3 grams of carbs) 1 tbsp oil salt and
pepper to taste 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup tomato diced (5.8 grams of
carbs) 1 cup fresh spinach (2.4 grams of carbs)
Combine feta, lemon juice and oregano. Spread over chicken. Fold chicken to
enclose filling; secure with a toothpick. Heat oil in a skillet until hot. Add
chicken and cook until golden brown. Mix chicken broth, tomato and spinach. Add
to skillet, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 8-10 minutes.
Carb Count: Recipe Total 13 grams of carbs, Carbohydrates Per
Serving: 3.2 grams of carbs
IOH Test Kitchen: This recipe is one that I thought was excellent the first time. The second time I tried added a little fresh garlic but felt the original recipe was better. I also used frozen spinach the second time around and it worked fine.
Pie Serves 6
4 Eggs 1 C heavy cream 3 C jack cheese
(shredded) 1 C cheddar cheese (shredded) 1 1/4" slice of onion, chopped
15 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 1 T butter
1. Saute onions in
butter until tender. Mix eggs and cream in a bowl. Add onions, cheese, bacon and
mix well. 2. Butter a pyrex dish and pour mixture in. Bake at 325 for 40ish
minutes until done and top is nicely golden. 3. You can lessen the carbs by
skipping the onion but it's not as good!
Nutrition Info (per serving)
Protein: 28g, Total
Carbs: 4g, Fiber: 1g, Total Fat: 76g, Sat Fat: 39g, Calories:
1 can (14.5 oz.)cut asparagus 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled.
3 eggs 1/3 cup heavy cream and enough water to make 1/2 cup. 1 cup
grated parmesean cheese, divided 1 Tbs. sliced green onions 1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper pinch of ground nutmeg
Arrange the bacon and
asparagus on the botton of pie plate. In a bowl, beat eggs; add cream, 1/2
cup cheese and other ingredients. Pour over asparagus. Sprinkle with remaining
cheese and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
Total carb count is 24 for the
entire pie. Cut the pie into 4 sections and each piece only has 6 carbs and the
rest of the pieces heat up nicely in the microwave for the rest of the week.
Note: To cut out some more carbs, use less asparagus and it's still very
This easy, healthy meal can be made either in the oven or a slow cooker
(crockpot). I use a large covered roasting pan, because the raw cabbage takes up
so much space, but it shrinks down a lot during cooking. The roots of this dish
are Eastern European - there are variations of stuffed cabbage all over that
region. This version has the same flavors and ingredients of stuffed cabbage,
but is much easier! It can be low fat by using very lean ground meat.
1 head cabbage 1 to 1/2 lbs ground meat (beef, turkey, combos, whatever), depending on the
servings you want 1/4 cup minced onion 1 T caraway seeds (optional, but highly recommended) 1 t ground coriander (optional, but if you have any around, put it in) 1 t garlic powder 1 can tomatoes (about 16 oz) (diced is nice, but whole is fine) 3 T lemon juice (can use vinegar, which is actually more traditional) sweetener salt, pepper
1. Whack up the cabbage into chunks about 3 inches on
a side. No need to be exact. Separate into pieces, maybe 2-4 leaves thickness
each. Just break them up any old way, really. Put about half in the bottom of
the roasting pan or crock pot.
2. Mix meat, onion, spices, salt and pepper. Form into balls and nestle them amongst the cabbage leaves. Put the rest of the leaves on
3. Put tomatoes and lemon juice or vinegar into blender (or into a
pot and use a stick blender, or use a food processor). Pulse a few times. You
want the tomatoes partially pureed, but still with chunks. You could just fully
puree half the can if you want. You can do this in a pot on the stove and cook
it down a bit if you want (it's probably best to do this, to blend the flavors,
but it's not at all crucial).
4. Add sweetener to the tomato mixture
until you get a nice "sweet and sour" effect. Add a bit of salt and pepper, and
also, if you want, another tablespoon of caraway seeds. Pour the mixture over
5. Bake in oven for 1 hour. I like to cover it for the first
20 minutes to get the juices going, and then take the cover off. In a crockpot,
cook for 6-8 hours on low or 2-3 on high.
Total calories and fat are going to depend upon meat chosen. For four servings
made with 1 and 1/4 lb. meat, each serving has: 15 grams effective carbohydrate
plus 9 grams of fiber and 30 grams of protein
I really enjoy life when I am on Sugar Busters' program. Although I need to stay on Atkins for the long haul, I do take breaks from severe carb restriction and when I do Sugar Busters is one of the other plans I follow. It is probably one of the simplest carbohydrate controlled plans to follow and one that the entire famoily can incorporate into daily life without feeling deprived. One of the pluses about Sugar Busters is that it is not nearly as expensive to follow as some other plans are and it is easy to figure out what to eat when dining out: Simplicity is good in a lifestyle plan!
Note: I was unable to find the a shopping guide to Sugar Busters on Amazon to add to this list but there is one published (I knw because I have one). It is a small pocket guide with a list of Sugar Buster foods and if you can find it buy it. You won't have to worry about making lists to take to the store, just take the little book!