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Fried Egg with Cheesy Crisp

 

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Breakfast with a CRUNCH! One of the quickest easiest Breakfast it just takes a few minutes, Promise 🙂

 

Ingredients

Egg

2 Strips of Bacon

Cheddar Cheese, just a sprinkle 

Sliver of Butter to cook Egg or you can use Olive Oil

Here We Go!

Bacon we need to cook our Bacon, I do mine in Microwave, Yep. You can cook yours however you like, if you want to try Microwave here’s what you do.Get a Microwave safe plate spred Bacon on plate, cook on High for 3 to 4 min for 2 to 3 pieces. Take off plate and let rest and drain grease on Paper towel.

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Lets turn our burner to medium high and place our small pan. Then Sprinkle your cheddar cheese.(don’t oil pan, cheese will do that.)

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Place a piece of Parchment Paper down flat on counter. When Cheese gets Crispy slide onto Parchment Paper to cool.

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Next place Sliver of Butter in Pan, leave burner on medium high and Fry your Egg.

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DO NOT Salt Egg, you can add Pepper but with the Salt flavor in Cheese and Bacon, lets don’t. Depending on how you like your Egg cook to preference, shown in photo is basted with butter to form a top.

LETS PLATE!

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                             Get your morning started right, Hope you guys Enjoy! 

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Low Carb Pizza and Buffalo Wings

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I Love Pizza, I definitely did not want to give up Pizza, so I didn’t!

Lets Begin, shall we? Then WE can EAT!!!

 

Ingredients (Sauce First)

 6 oz can Tomato Paste

1 Cup Water

1 tablespoon dried basil

1 tablespoon oregano

2 teaspoons garlic powder

salt and pepper (not too much)

 

Ingredients Pizza Crust

2 cups Mozzarella cheese 

3/4 cup Almond Flour

2 tablespoons Coconut Flour

1 Egg (beat well)

1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

Optional: You can add either- Garlic (1 tablespoon), Bacon Bits cooked (1/4 cup), or jalapeno (diced and dry 2 tablespoons) to mix if you wish.

 

Topping

Anything YOU like! Almost.

 

Ingredients Wings

Small pack of Wings

3 Eggs

1 Cup Franks Buffalo Sauce

1/2 Stick Butter

 

LETS COOK!

First lets start our Sauce.

On medium low, lets add Tomato paste to pan, and cup of water to that.

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Mix well, add spices.Mix again.Cover and put on a Simmer while we make the Dough.

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NOW Lets get our Dough ready!

Pre-Heat oven to 400 degree.

Grab your Shredded Mozzarella and place it in a Microwave safe mixing bowl.

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Melt in Microwave about 50 sec. or 1 min. until Mozzarella is melted and pliable. DO NOT overcook!

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Add Beaten Egg and incorporate into mozzarella well with a fork, folding and pushing into mix well.

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Next add Almond Flour and Coconut Flour, Salt and Pepper, and any Optional ingredient you may like to use, or stick to the basic recipe.

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When all Ingredients are mixed well, Lets make a Ball!

With a little Olive Oil on your hands reach in and start forming.

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Get your Sheet pan ready, cover with Parchment Paper. Now I’m making a Flat Bread Style Pizza, but you can make a traditional Round Pizza, no worries, easy peasy!

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Now, put a little more olive oil on your hands and lets form a Pizza …..

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Thin or Thick as you like. Now POP into your 400 degree oven for about 10 to 15 min. or until crust starts to look kinda brown on top.

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Loosen your Crust with a Spatula when nice and loose ….FLIP OVER! Yes you heard me, FLIP!

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Wow! Doesn’t that look good! Now lets Top!

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This is what I am adding for my Toppings, but you can choose what you like, just make sure you let tomatoes sit on towel for a bit before topping or they will get juice on your pizza. I don’t recommend salt to get out moister because it may make your pie too salty with all the spices we added, but your choice 🙂

NOW TOP!

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Now we are Ready to Bake, place back in the 400 degree oven until melted and bubbly, probably about 10 to 12 min.

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Now For Our Buffollo Wings…..

Cut your wings and get them ready.

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Discard Wing Tips.

Rinse Wings, and remove moister.

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Grap a mixing bowl and crack 3 eggs for a wash.When mixed well add your Wings.

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Get your Fryer ready add Peanut oil, I’m using a pot, my fryer needs a deep clean.

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With Tongs Add Wings, Do not crowd them. turn them in oil until they are slightly brown.Your not looking to fully cook we will be placing in oven for that. Take out and place on paper towel.

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Melt Butter in small mixing bowl in microwave a few seconds.

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Add 1 cup of FRANKS to butter and mix, place chicken in baking dish, and pour Franks/Butter mixture over.

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Place in oven for 20 min. to make sure chicken is fully cooked.

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                                            THAT’S IT!!!!   Lets Eat.

 

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Simple Low Carb Swiss Cheese Crackers

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                          These are so Easy your gonna’ say WOW!

 

Ingredients 

Slice of Swiss Cheese

Lets Cook

Turn Stove top burner to med. high, place small non stick pan on burner. Put a Slice of Swiss in there.

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Let Cheese Melt, get bubbly.

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Cook until turning tan.

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Make sure Cheese moves around abit, then slide out of pan onto a piece of parchment paper to cool.

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It will not take long to cool. Then take a knife or pizza cutter and cut out your Crackers. (note: if you try too small a Cracker cutout it may crumble.)

Serve as a dipping Cracker, or like me, I love mine in my Tuna Salad..YUM!

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Lemon Pepper Grilled Cornish Hen

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 This Delicious Cornish Hen is a Family Favorite and Im sure you guys will love it as well 🙂

 

 

Ingredients 

3 Cornish Hens  (Family meal)  Half all ingredients for 1 Hen

Marinade  

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons  Lemon Juice

1/2 stick of Butter melted

1 Tablespoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning 

3 or 4 sprigs of Fresh thyme or teaspoon of dried

Cooking  Baster

1/2 stick butter melted

1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning.

 

LETS COOK

First lets get our Hen ready 

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Open packaging and wash your little bird. Next we want to cut down the middle of Hen so it can lay flat on grill.

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Now place in your baking dish and lets Mix all Marinate ingredients in a small mixing bowl and pour over Hen, cover with saran wrap and let sit for about an hour in fridge. Go ahead and get your grill ready, If your not using grill to cook Hen, then preheat a 375 oven for about 1 hour. or until Hen is fully cooked at core temp of 165.

Remove wrap from Hen and place Hen on grill with tongs, discard marinade (tip: spray grill with non stick spay). Cooking in oven remove wrap and place in a clean baking dish and discard marinade. 

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While Hen is cooking mix the Basting ingredients together and periodically bast Hen while cooking on grill. If Cooking in oven go ahead a spread onto Hen to bake into Hen. 

When Hen is done you will get a core temp. over 160.

ENJOY!

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Low Carb Foods

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Meat and Poultry

Any type or cut of meat is fine. For the best health, choose grass-fed or organic meats, avoiding antibiotic, pesticide and grain residues.

  • Chicken (whole or parts)
  • Beef steaks 
  • Bacon No Added  Sugar, Try to find the All Natural No Preservatives. 
  • Ham  No Sugar Cured, make your own Low Carb Glaze
  • Sausage (Try to stay All Natural, fresh processed Sausage can be loaded with Sugars)
  • Pork loin
  • Pork chops
  • Pork steaks
  • Pork or beef ribs
  • Beef or pork roasts
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey

Deli Meat

Good in a pinch and better than higher carb alternatives.

  • Cold cuts such as turkey breast and pastrami (Check for added sugars.)
  • Pepperoni sticks or slices
  • Salami and bologna
  • Prosciutto

Seafood

Any type of seafood is fine- except imitation crab meat. Make sure to check the labels if you’re buying any frozen varieties.

Omega 3 fat levels are higher in wild caught seafood.

  • Fresh or frozen, easy-to-peel shrimp
  • Fresh or frozen fish
  • Tuna in oil or water
  • Fresh or canned salmon
  • Fresh or frozen scallops
  • Crab

Dairy Products 

Do Not go for the LOW FAT, Full Fat is best.

  • Eggs
  • Heavy cream
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Cheese (Hard cheeses such as cheddar and Parmesan.)
  • Cheese (Soft cheeses such Muenster and Farmer’s.)
  • Greek Yogurt (Choose plain, full fat and aim for less than 7 net carbs per serving.)

Low Carb Vegetables

Vegetables are a main event on any low carb foods list. Low carb veggies replace sugary side dishes and add incredible variety to meals.

  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce (Large leaves act as the “bread” for sandwiches.)
  • Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale
  • Onions and garlic (for flavorful cooking)
  • Sprouts for salads
  • Summer squash such as zucchini

Fruits

Fruits are an optional item on your low carb grocery list. They can be added once your weight and health are stable.

Some people can handle the sugar in fruit and still be healthy and slim, others can’t.

Not sure which fruits are low carb enough? Here are 43 low carb fruits with 1 to 10 net carbs per serving to enjoy.

  • Choose fresh, local fruit in season and stick to berries which are lower in sugar.
  • Eat fresh fruit with a fat (peanut butter, whipped cream, cheese). It slows the blood sugar spike.
  • Try avocados: A great snack with lemon juice or balsamic, or make guacamole for dipping low carb veggies.

Nuts and Seeds (I do Caution you Guys on The Nuts, they are great, but DO-NOT overdo!)

  • Nuts: Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, and especially macadamia nuts (Nuts last longer if you freeze them.)
  • Seeds: Sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds

Random Snacks

  • Pork rinds (Crushed, these are a good substitute for bread crumbs.)
  • Beef jerky or beef sticks

Please see more in  PANTRY

special thanks to: Low Carbe Diem for the Low Carb List.

Low Carb Taco Shells

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INGREDIENTS

 

Small Non Stick Pan
Cheese (note:
DO-NOT USE EXTRA SHARP OR SHARP too salty when cooked.)I used Colby Jack.
Taco Former I’ll show you how to make a homemade one same as I use 🙂

 

LETS GET STARTED!

 

First lets make our Taco Former.
You will need a Paper Towel Roll and Tin Foil.
For a Larger Size Taco form Do-Not Fold Paper Towel Roll, For Smaller one We Will Fold.

 

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Fold Paper Towel Roll next Take your Tin Foil and lets —- Roll Roll Roll!
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Cool Right! Now this is for a Thinner Taco, For a Wider one we will do the same procedure but we will NOT be folding the Paper Towel Roll. This is the one I use the Most.
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Now LETS COOK!

 

Get your Small Non-Stick pan and set on burner to Medium High.
Sprinkle Cheese on UN-GREASED Non-Stick pan.
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Stuffing Taco Is Easy!In my Photo blow I have my Protein basic Taco Season Turkey,you can use hamburger, I just prefer the consistency of shredded Turkey.Lettuce,cheese and Chunky Sauce.
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Looks Yummy Right? Sure Does, Enjoy Guys this is Easy Trust me!images (3)

 


 



 

Making Low Carb Easy..So Relax!

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When you start Low Carb Living, you don’t have to go through your kitchen and fill bags with food so you want be tempted. Get excited about the transformation your about to begin, think about how much healthier your going to feel. Don’t let temptation get to you, your in control. You will gradually get rid of all the bad stuff, trust me. Your going to get to the point to where you don’t even want to look at the Junk. 

The reason i say this is because we get so Gung-Ho that we start going nuts and removing all the tempting foods.Then with most weight loss plans the WooHoo effect wears off. I want to prevent you from letting those Oreos you didn’t throw away to not talk to you, I want you to be strong. If you can’t BE Strong in your own kitchen, whats to prevent you from passing McDonalds and saying,”just one fry want hurt.”or Wendys,”their frosty is small,it want hurt.” Learning to control temptation  in your home will make you safe for you out in the world, even on vacation and the duration, Your LIFE!

I will post a list of the Carbs in some of the more Common foods, Ill try to update it periodically. I WILL post the list of stuff in any snacks and sweets recipes I introduce to you. These items we have a habit of overdoing and need to know the portions.

With my recipes I post you want find a break down of the Calories,Sodium,Sugar or Carbohydrates at the end of each recipe, i will let you know if its Portion only or if its Atkins Induction friendly. My opinion is that the Common sense approach is the best way to learn. Read labels, learn your food your consuming. If your going to make Tacos for dinner for example you should know that the taco shell needs to be changed that’s your carb. and no beans. If you have to have re fried beans lets stick to just a tablespoon. But this is what Im saying use your common since. Ill show you how to make a fabulous  tasting shell for your Tacos that is so Low Carb. you want go back to the old way.

Try to stay with products that are Fresh,All Natural, No Preservatives or Additive. Also watch for products were you see FAT FREE and NO SUGAR those products will more than likely have hidden sugars. Really do not worry about Calories, thats not Low Carb, if you want to count those calories then Weight Watchers or other Programs, may be the way to go for you. 

Sodium Counting, easy fix. YOU are cooking all your food, use Sodium Substitutes there are tons out there. Watch  for products that have alot of sodium, SOY sauce for example. get the Low Sodium. Sodium reduction is just that, a reduction, don’t strap yourself down by counting every gradual like the sprites and the fairies 🙂

I try to keep all my vegetables as fresh as possible, but if your like me and a Farmers Market is not around the Corner and your forced to sometimes use can products, read read read. Tomatoes are fine in the can but they do have sugar on the label, its ok , just don’t overdo. Frozen Vegetables work great, just don’t get the ones were they are already prepared, get fresh frozen.

THE SCALE…this is not your friend! On a Low Carb Living your weight will fluctuate, your loosing trust me. But if you get on that horrible thing everyday you will get so disappointed. If your have too and cant stand it, get on ONLY  once every week or two.For 3 straight weeks my weight stayed the same, then only loosing 1 lb aweek. I was loosing, I didn’t realize it, so , don’t trust your scale. Here is what we do, invest in a .99 tape measure. You will want to measure your Arms,Thighs ,Chest,waist and Hips. keep a chart. 

With all this said I hope it helps your guys some. I’ve really enjoyed sharing some of my tips with you. Take Care and Smile.

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