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King Ranch Casserole – Low Carb Version

I loved this dish when my kids were little. It always came together so solid and tasty. However, since the original recipe calls for canned soups and tortillas, I had to ditch it even before I started low carb. In this recreation, the cheese really holds the casserole together but it is not going to be the solid portions that accompany the original dish.

Nutrition info for casserole only as calculated by Happy Forks
Serves 6
Calories 434
Protein 46.22 g
Fat 24.56 g
Carbohydrate 5.93 g

1.5 pounds Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies
8 ounces canned mushrooms
1 cup Sour Cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 350°C/177°F. Dice or chunk the chicken, cook and season as desired. I sautéed in a bit of oil and seasoned with dried onion, chili powder and coarse black pepper. Drain the meat, mushrooms and tomatoes. Mix together with the cheddar and sour cream. Mix thoroughly. In a LIGHTLY greased 9*13 pan, spread the mixture. Bake for 45 minutes.

Recipe notes –
You can totally use fresh mushrooms for this but you will want to cook and drain them first.
The dish has a quesadilla type quality, so it could be served on tortillas to the high carb crowd.

Frittata Muffins /share post from – Simple and Healthy Foods

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for quick, easy, and healthy breakfast recipes that can be prepared ahead of time for the busy work week. Well, I just found a delicious one from Health.com! It uses a sautéed mixture of onion, mushrooms, and red bell peppers with chopped parsley and basil; […]

via Frittata Muffins — Simple and Healthy Foods

Cheese Rings

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During the trails and errors of learning Low Carb cooking, I find out a lot of different ways to prepare certain dishes to make them BETTER, that’s a good thing! This is one of them, I previously posted this as Cheese Straws. This is slightly different and I found that there IS a difference with flour used for low carb healthy cooking.

 

In this recipe I use Super Fine Almond Flour, in the last I used Almond Flour/Meal. There is a difference, its fine to use either, but I find the Super Fine Almond Flour makes a better dish were you would normally use reg. Flour.

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In this photo above you can see the Super Fine Almond Flour I use in this recipe, along with the other ingredients.

 

Ok so here we go!

 

Our Ingredients

2 Cups of Sharp Cheddar Cheese (don’t use bag!)

1 Stick Butter room temp

1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour

Dash or two of Salt NO MORE!

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Parchment Paper !! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

 

 

LETS COOK

Pre Heat Oven to 300 degree and Line your baking sheet with your Parchment Paper.

 

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In your Food Processor or Mixing Bowl add all ingredients. Blend on Dough setting until all Ingredients are mixed well.  If your using a Regular mixing Bowl, Mix well with Fork first and then switch to Large Spoon, try to get the ingredients mixed well. 

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Next grab your cookie press, and load up. My Press is super inexpensive, thinking of starting a Go Fund me page to get a nicer one, just kidding 🙂 I ..do seriously need a better one, but this little guy has done a good job for me.

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Squeeze your Cookies/Rings out onto Parchment covered Cookie Sheet. Don’t make them too big/thick, you may need to practice a bit.

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Place into your Pre-Heated (300 dg) oven, cooking times may very with each oven, should be done in 15 to 18 min. Keep an eye on these cute little guys.

Ta Da!

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This batch will make 48 + if done to the right size. They keep for about 4 days after that they are not as fresh and tasty. (my opinion only). If you want to 1/2 this recipe just cut all Ingredients in Half. Easy Pease! 

Place on Cooling parchment before sealing in container or Zippy Bag. Let Cool Complete!

These are great for a party, or upcoming Fall Holidays, or just a quick snack. Enjoy Guys!

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Low Carb Frick-A-Dilly Burger

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When I was younger my Mom made Frick-A-Dilly Burgers all the time, it was a way to stretch the Hamburger meat to feed us all. It was amazing how she could stretch a dollar.

This Burger can be eaten alone or as a burger, as a Low Carb Dish I don’t recommend what my Mom would do, load with gravy and treat like Meatloaf someday’s. lol

This is an easy recipe with very few ingredient’s, I’m only making this a two burger recipe just double the ingredient’s for more.

Here is what you will need.

INGREDIENT’S:

1/2 lb ground beef or turkey

1/4 cup peppers any kind will do (green bell,yellow,red,orange).

1/4 cup Onion chopped fine

1/4 cup pork skins any flavor is fine (this is to replace bread crumbs.)

1/4 cup olive oil

Garlic Salt

Pepper

NOTE: I’m going to fry these burgers on the stove but these are GREAT on the grill, just make sure you spray the grill with Pam,non-stick spray.

LETS COOK!

Prepare your ingredient’s

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Add Burger meat and all ingredient’s except Egg. Mix with fork well.

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Add Egg to middle and fork and fold , mix well.

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Next separate and pad out your patties, add more salt and pepper to top.

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Add oil to pan and heat on medium high. Add burgers when oil is heated.

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  Leave it alone let it cook about 3-5 min each side. Don’t rush it will start to crumble!!

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Take out of Pan and set on paper towels for a min.

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Is it Done??

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Sure is, my Orange peppers looks like carrot, its not…lol.

Ok you can plate these a few way but in going to show you two.

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OR……

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Don’t forget the Top!!!

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YUM! You guys play with this, you can add Low Carb ingredient’s of all kinds, Spice it up! My mom use to add tomato sauce and chili powder , very tasty. But watch that Carb #’s.

Take care Guys see you soon…..HUGS!

Low Carb Philly Cheesy Steak Wrap

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I’ve never cared for Philly Cheese Steak, and now I no why, It was the Bread. I took away the fat hoagie and I’m in love! This light but hearty replica is AWESOME!

Trying some simple easy recipes to help my Son on his quest for a flat Abs! Hes an active full time College student and this is going to be a huge hit with him.

INGREDIENTS

1 Package (6 oz) Beef Steak fully Cooked (or your on leftover steak)

Romaine Large leaves (I used Butter lettuce,its what i had, its good too 🙂 )

Provolone cheese

1 Green Bell Pepper Sliced

1 Large Onion (I use Sweet onions)

1 Cup Portabella Mushrooms (sliced)

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon of Butter

Salt and Pepper

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There we go!

Ok Guys, Grab a large pan or your Griddle and lets get cooking!

LETS COOK

Lets Prep! Grab your Bell Pepper, Onion and Mushrooms wash and slice. Don’t wash Mushroom just wipe with a dry towel.

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In a Large pan or Griddle (Im going to show both) turn burner to Med  and add Oil and Butter. And toss in your sliced Veggie’s. NOT YOUR MUSHROOMS JUST YET!

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Saute Veggie’s until tender and slightly brown, add Salt and Pepper, if they start to Cook too fast turn burner down and continue to saute.

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Add your Mushrooms and Saute just a little more 🙂

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Add your MEAT, Yeah look how simple!

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Saute just a tiny bit more to heat the meat.

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Ok Guys, now you can put your mixture into a plate and finish this next step in the same pan, but I love pulling out the Griddle. 

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Separate into large spoonfuls and turn Griddle on low, we are just going to melt the Cheese. Actually, you can melt the cheese anyway you guys want too, that’s really all we are doing at this step, but PLEASE DO NOT melt in Microwave it toughens up the juicy tender Steak.

Get your Lettuce wrap ready while cheese is melting.

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Using a large Spatula gently lift and place on Lettuce.

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Roll and ENJOY! 

This Recipe makes about 6 to 8 Wraps depending on the size of your wrap. It stores really well and you can tote to work or school.

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I hope you Enjoy! Take Care Everyone .

 

 

 

Low Carb Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Soup

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I hope everyone had a Wonderful Holiday! I know my family and I did. 2016 will be a wonderful year I just know it!

Last year this time I had know idea about Low Carb High Fat living and all the Health Benefits that can be achieved. 

                             Low Carb Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Soup

 

Its getting chilly hear in the South this is a fantastic recipe to warm your soul, I found the original recipe on Peace, Love and Low Carb I tweaked alittle for my family’s taste. But I would like to thank Peace-Love and Low Carb for this recipe. 🙂

 

 

Ingredients

1 Crock Pot family Size (If you don’t have a Crock you can make on Stove top).

1 pack skinless Chicken Breast about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs 

2 Cups Chicken Stock lower sodium

1 Cup beef Stock lower sodium

14.5 can organic diced tomatoes 

2 Cups sliced Mushrooms

2 Cloves of chopped diced Garlic. (I had to use my backup minced, I was actually out of fresh 😦 oh no!)

1 Onion diced

1 Green Bell Pepper Chopped Diced

1 Orange Pepper Chopped Diced

1 Red Bell Pepper chopped Diced

4 Heaping Tablespoons of Fajita or Taco Seasoning

1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt

1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Pepper

Salt to taste. If needed.

 

Lets Cook!

 

 

First lets Wash and Trim our Chicken Breast. Set Crock pot on 6 hr. low setting. Lets get our Vegis. washed and Diced. Place Chicken Breast in Crock pot and Cover with Diced Tomatoes.

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Now lets add the remaining ingredients.

 

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Your Crock pot should look like This :

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Put lid on and cook for about 5 hrs. then REMOVE chicken and Shred. Works better for me Removing Chicken but if you want you can do it in Crock.

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Return to Crock and Cook for an Additional Hour. 

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Serve with Pepper jack cheese and Cheddar…YUM!

I Really Hope You Guys Enjoy This Wonderful Heart Warming Dish. 

 

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Once again I would Love to thank : peaceloveandlowcarb.com

 

Happy Holidays!

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       I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

                                   from Low Carb Simple! 

Im going to be away for the next couple of weeks due to the Holidays, Family and Friends. I will be back next year with a New Look and New recipes.

I want everyone to have a Fantastic Holiday and stay STRONG. Those of you that have lost weight and are still loosing and those of you who are just begging. Food for the Holidays is all around us, but hopefully you guys have learned what to stay away from. Have that Holiday Cookie but just one! Have that wonderful Holiday Cocktail. I know I am EggNog Yum! Remember the Cakes and Pastries are the bad guys! 

I will see you guys in the New Year and I hope you stay well and remember!!

                                               SMILE! Santa Clause is Coming!!!

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