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Kid Lovin’ Chicken

“It’s Shake ‘n’ Bake! And I helped!!”

Do you remember that commercial? When I first started cooking, that stuff was always in my cabinets. I bet I had a dozen recipes that called for it.

This works the same, but in a healthier way.

Serves 8
Per Serving
Calories 399
Carbs 4 grams

Ingredients
½ cup Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
¾ cup Parmesan
1 T Paprika
½ T each Thyme, Garlic Powder and Black Pepper
3 pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice chicken lengthwise for strips or widthwise for nuggets. About ½” thick. In a large container with a lid, mix all the dry ingredients together. Add chicken and shake! Lightly spray or grease baking pan(s). Spread chicken in single layer on pan(s). Bake for 30 minutes. Serve.

Beef Taco Bake

This is a low carb casserole that is easily turned into a versatile family meal. I serve it with a quarter head of shredded lettuce for my husband and I and on top of tortilla chips for the kids. You could make low carb taco shells and use this as your taco meat or serve it as the stuffing on halved mini peppers or jalapeños.

The nutritional information is for the bake alone.
Per serving, as written. Calculated by Very Well Fit.
Calories 448.25
Carbohydrates 9.25 g
Fat 18.85 g
Protien 58 g

Serves 4
1 pound ground beef
1 can Diced Tomatoes and green chilies, drained
2 cups cottage cheese, drained
1 cup Shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350° F/177°C. Brown the meat. If you want to season it, do this now. You could use any taco premixed seasoning, or combine your own. I used equal parts cumin and chili powder, onion and garlic. Drain the meat, diced tomatoes and chilies and cottage cheese. Mix together. Mix in half the cheddar cheese. Grease a 9 x 9 pan. Spread mixture in pan. Top with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.

Recipe notes.

I’m pretty lazy and I can’t stand a mess, so most of this gets mixed together in the colander in the sink. It saves time and clean up.

It is still going to be pretty gooey but the more juice you get out of it, the better it sets up.

If you are after an ultra low carb goal, serve it as is and cut the carbs further by swapping ricotta for the cottage cheese and doubling or tripling your seasoning.

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 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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The Stall!

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It Happens, Don’t stress about the ,”Stall.” Do yourself a favor stay off of the scale and quit torturing yourself. We all have Stalls and think its all over, no more weight loss, another diet FAIL!!! 

Low Carber’s often loose inches compared to pounds. Don’t obsess over those numbers in front of you, Grab a pair of tight jeans that is one size too small and use those, trust me quit beating yourself up. Especially us Ladies during that time of the month, our weight will fluctuate and yuk!

How do I know I’m at a Stalling point , well if your staying on track with your Low Carb lifestyle and your NOT Cheating yourself. 

If you haven’t lost weight or inches for more than 4 to 6 weeks,then you very well may have entered the dreaded “Stall.”

If you ARE at a Stall then lets try a few things to get you back on track:

  1. Try raising carbs. Sometimes eating too few carbs can cause metabolic slowdowns, upping fat or increasing fiber. I take a teaspoon of Coconut oil each day, and make sure I take a Fiber supplement. YES, I too have Stalled, I was initiated into that special club 2 months ago. I’m just now starting to loose again. 

  2. If your still eating the same thing, change it up. Add more good FATS, maybe little less Protein. Watch those vegis! Corn, beans and potatoes even in small amounts can really throw you off. I want you to eat Vegis, just the Good Carbs. Go back to the Original Plan you started on and CHANGE one thing,something.

  3. LOOSE the Fruit, if you are eating Fruit stop for 1 week or 2.

  4. I love my Beer too, but reality check! Find a substitute like really Dry Wine, and limit your glass to 1 or 2.

  5. Sweeteners, I know touchy subject, but lets face it, even the slightest taste of sweetness can cause an insulin spike.

  6. All Nuts are created equal..NO..if your snacking on Nuts stay away from Peanuts and Cashews. Watch your portion size on the others, I’ve found alot of folks will put a can on the desk or counter and snack all day, NO you have portions on Low Carb no matter what you’ve heard 1/4 Cup a day!

  7. Remember EAT, I know it sounds crazy, but when you skip meals and you let your belly get hungry, its like starting all over, you’ve got to keep you metabolism going. Don’t let your body think its starving.

  8. Know your body, get your measuring tape out and measure. Now lets get started and get you guys off the STALL!

I hope this helps some of you, we are all different, not all one thing works for All! When you get to that Happy Weight. Then we will work on keeping it Off and keeping you guys Healthy!

I recently went to the Doctor and He took me off 2 of my Blood pressure meds. I’m down to 1 now and no Diabetic signs or symptoms. How long have I been on Low Carb/High Fat? Since late May. With all good things it takes time, be patient,be true to yourself and stay motivated. Hugs to All 🙂