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Low Carb Cheese Straws (Sticks)

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OK they are not Straws or even Sticks, they spread out alittle bit. But Boy – Oh Boy are these things GOOD!

This is a great little addition to your Low Carb  Holiday Party or even a Dinner appetizer. 

This is the Easy version of this recipe, there is another out there with alot more ingredients. They are so easy! We like Easy 🙂

Here’s What You Will Need.

Ingredients 

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

1 Stick Butter room temp

1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

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LETS COOK!

Pre Heat Oven to 300 degree.

Put all ingredients in Food processor. (If you don’t have a Processor you can mix by hand, just mix really well). Form into Dough. Line Cookie Sheet with Parchment Paper.

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Grab your Cookie press and start loading.

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Pipe onto Cookie Sheet and Bake on 300 degree for about 10-15 min.

Alternative method is to Refridgerate dough for 30 min. then roll on lightly floured board. Cut thin strips.

Let cool and Enjoy!

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Low Carb Crock Pot Cube Steak and Gravy

 

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This is wonderful easy easy easy Low Carb Family Dinner, I love Cube Steak if its cooked right, and let me tell you guys, this is melt in your mouth delicious!

Normally With original Southern Cube Steak and Gravy you pound flour into steak and fry in vegi oil. and make the Gravy with more Flour ect.

So to make this wonderful Low Carb version we are going to do this just alttile different. There are Carbs in this dish, the gravy, so you guys remember that. This dish is not Totally Carb free, but the Sugar is Zero.

What you will need

Crock Pot

4 pack cube steak

2 Packages Brown Gravy

1 Onion

2 Cups Cubed Mushrooms ( I used portobella)

3 Cups Water

1  to 2 Tablespoons Butter for Browning

Salt and Pepper

Lets Cook!

Set up your crock pot and turn on to a 6 hr high heat. or 10 hr low.

Chop Onion and Mushrooms and set aside.

Put your butter in sauce pan on med. high and get ready to brown your cubed steak. ( I actually pounded my steak alittle more) salt and pepper both sides and place in pan to brown.Remember your NOT fully cooking just shear on both sides,

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When Steaks Brown on both sides (we dont want to fully cook, just brown) place in the bottom of Crock Pot. Add juices from Browning Pan in Crock Pot also.

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Add mushrooms and Onion to Crock Pot.

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Mix both packs of Gravy mix to your 3 Cups of Water. Mix well!

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Pour Gravy Mix into Crock Pot over other ingredients, no need to stir!

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Put lid on tight and cook. It will take 6 hours on high or 10 on Low.

When your Steak in complete serve over French Style Green Beans,yumm!!!

Enjoy this warn Low Carb Comfort Food. Take care Guys 🙂

 

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The Famous Low Carb Revolution Rolls/Cheddar Cheese with Garlic

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I Finally tried the Famous Revolution Rolls. But I had to try these with a little extra punch. So I tried adding some Garlic and Cheddar Cheese and I must say for my first time cooking these Famous Rolls they turned out really good 🙂

I hope you guys enjoy these, here is what you will need for a 6 Roll batch.

4 Eggs (divided)
1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1 Tablespoon Substitute Sugar 
3 ounces Cream Cheese
pinch of salt

My Extra Ingredients

1/4 teaspoon garlic Powder

1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese (I used Cheddar)

1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter for top after cooking, Melted (Optional)

Okee Dokee Lets Get Cooking!!!

Pre Heat oven to 300 degree

Line a cookie sheet with Parchment paper

Separate your eggs. 

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Add Cream of Tarter to Whites and whip until peeks start to appear.

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Set aside for a minute and work on the yolks, Add your Softened Cream Cheese and blend well.

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Next Add your Sugar Substitute and Salt. Mix well with a Spoon. If you like at this point you can add the Extra Ingredients and mix well with a large spoon.

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Mixed well now add to your Whites (Meringue)

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Now here comes the tricky part, you must FOLD into Meringue the Yolk mixture very carefully until well incorporated. Do Not Let your Meringue fall, be careful 🙂

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Next place on Cookie Sheet and Bake at 300 Degree for about 30 minutes.

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Walla!! Completed, Now these could be used as a Hamburger Bun, Dinner Roll or side Roll for a plate of Eggplant Lasagna Yummmm. Hope You Guys Enjoy 🙂

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McCindy’s LCHF Breakfast Burrito

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A year ago one of my favorite Breakfast to grab was a McDonald’s Burrito, I got really hung up on them for a long time. Every time I was out and about during Breakfast hours, a cup of coffee and a Burrito was the choice of this SuperMom before I headed home.

Today, I am a Proud Low Carb Chic. so coming up with a great idea for Breakfast makes me do a Happy Dance!

Come Dance with me guys and let me show you a very easy LCHF McCindy’s Breakfast Burrito 🙂

 

Ingredients 

1 Egg

3 Slices of Bacon (or Sausage).

Cheese your choice I used Sharp Cheddar 

Salt and Pepper

 

Step 1 

Cook your Bacon or sausage and set aside.

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Next heat small pan with a tablespoon of Bacon grease or Oil on med. high heat. Beat Egg.

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Pour HALF of egg in bottom of pan, it will be THIN, when done on one side flip for just a second on the other.

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Set aside on plate and Top with Bacon and Cheese.

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Cook the Remainder Egg the same as the first. Then sit on Top of cheese and top that with Warm Salsa.

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Now the Roll! Start at one end and gently roll, it will hold together just be alittle gentle 🙂

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It holds together really well, top with more Cheese or Salsa if you like, ENJOY!

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Make-Ahead Sausage Breakfast Cups

I love when I come across some Wonderful Recipes that I can share, here is one of those Recipes. You Guys Enjoy, This is REALLY good! A Big Thanks to NourishedPeach.com

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So school is upon us, friends.  Tis the season for structure, routine and, around here, super quick breakfasts.  

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Why LCHF?

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After all the Diets and Weight Loss programs I have tried, and failed. Not from not loosing weight, but failed as to not seeing the full effects of Better Health and Feeling of Success in weight loss. All ended in Gaining back All or Part of my weight back and giving up.

But Do to the Health issues I had, I needed to find something that was RIGHT, so what was it. I researched Low Carb and from all the testimonials I’ve read and the results I have heard from the Low Carb lifestyle, I thought I would give this one a fare chance as well.

As I have told you before in previous Post, I was in poor Health, But the big picture was much worse than previously described. Symptoms:

*Fatigue

*Muscle Aches

*Female issues (Hormonal, and Fibroid s)

*Arthritis

*High Blood Pressure

*Pre-Diabetic

*Not sleeping through the night

*Severe Acid Re-flux

 

Going to the Doctor I was diagnosed with Onset  of diabetes, Fibromyalgia, beginning of Rheumatoid Arthritis, One Doctor even told me I may have Lupus. Lupus, OMG I was falling apart. The list goes on and on, not to mention they tested my Thyroid every time I had an issue. So I tried to take the medication I ws prescibed, tried to do what I was told and still No Relief. 

That being said, I decided to just take one step at a time and start with helping the Pre Diabetes to STOP. So I took it upon myself to change my eating, Low Carb. I had no Idea, that after starting this program in May of this year that I would be were I am now. Today, I have No symptoms of any of the above problems. I do still take my Blood Pressure medications, that my friends is alot better as well. hopefully in a few more months I can resolve that as well. 

I really believe being a YO YO dieter is the cause of alot of my formal Health issues with my Metabolism. This lead me to research Metabolic Syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome

Many people do not realize that they are insulin deficient and may have Metabolic Syndrome, changing your diet and sticking to it may change everything, What is Metabolic Syndrome, well the definition is simple:

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Having just one of these conditions doesn’t mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your risk of serious disease. If more than one of these conditions occur in combination, your risk is even greater.

If you have metabolic syndrome or any of the components of metabolic syndrome, aggressive lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.

For ME, it was the High Blood Pressure, Pre diabetes and weight around my middle. The weight around my middle would Never decrease when I lost weight with other diet programs, I chalked it up to the fact I did not exercise enough, so adding exercise it was still there. So I gave myself the excuse of being over 40 was the culprit. Little did I know it was the way my body was now taking all the Carbs I was eating and turning them into Unhealthy Fat. 

So whats going on now with my waistline and my weight, well. I’m not loosing Muscle but I am loosing the Fat around my middle, example, well when I first started my Wii (love my Wii Fit) said my BMI was 29.4 that was back in May. Today its the 3rd. of September and my Happy little Wii Helper said my BMI is now 24.1 ,A healthy BMI for a person of my size is 22. So guys, I think this is good. I’m 11 lbs away from my goal and 2 away from Healthy BMI.

It may not happen overnight, But it will happen, just the simple, easy way of just changing what you Eat.

So Why LCHF, Why Not!

Believe in YOURSELF!

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I’ve always believed in KARMA, whatever you do comes back to you, e.g. if you do something good, something good will happen to you, and vice versa.

So Success, what is MY definition, well I believe , accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Did I succeed at Success, well you decide.

When I was a child, I thought there was MORE. That life held so many option for me  it was just a matter of getting to them. As I got older, LIFE got to me first.

I dropped out of High School and was married at 18, and a baby on the way by 21. Still through all this in my head were the Dreams of Making a Difference. By that I just wanted to make my MARK do something special, help someone,Find something no one else has yet to discover.

I collected travel books from the Travel company down the road, thought maybe I could Travel to Egypt, take some unbelievable photos and through them ,make someone smile at the photo and encourage them to find their adventure. 

The need for wanting to help and touch a life and encourage was a need I had, but I was not very educated, a housewife and mother. 

When I reached my 30’s (36 to be exact) I had a second child. I decided It was time I try to find something to fulfill the urge to make a difference. I went back to school received my GED and Started College, my career was to be a EMT/Paramedic. This was my chance to make a mark and to ease the feeling of a life without purpose.

I completed School, but before I could take my final Testing I was having to go through a very difficult life change, Divorce. I decided the best thing for myself and my children was to get a Job and work towards my state testing while I get life straight again. Not hard to guess what happened, I never made it to my Testing. Finding time to raise my two kids, study, work and do Clinical s was impossible. 

I remarried at 40 and had another child, my beautiful baby girl. My new husband was very supportive and together we decided to open our own business, a pet shoppe. Our business did well and I touched so many lives with that career, I was very happy. Unfortunately we had to close our doors. Since then, I’ve been trying desperately to find my niche again. And I hope I did ♥

So did I Succeed in Success, I think so. But I still would love to do more 🙂

I’m hoping that through this Website (blog) I will be able to help someone, good people, to find good Health and a Better life. If not for several maybe just one.

If you’ve stopped by to read or take a look, I thank you. Take Care!