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01-13-2004, 06:11 PM
Stuff that's low in carbs and fat and is generally healthy?

02-03-2004, 04:22 PM
Mushroom Chicken Quiche

1 cup slice fresh mushrooms
2-1/2 cups cooked instant brown rice
5 egg whites, divided
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, divided
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) reduced fat pasteurized prepared cheese, cut up
1/4 cup fat free milk
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/8 tsp. pepper


Mix rice, 2 of the egg whites and 1/4 tsp. of the rosemary. Press mixture onto bottom and up side of lightly greased 10-inch quiche dish or pie plate to form crust. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Mix prepared cheese product and milk in medium saucepan; cook on low heat until prepared cheese product is melted, stirring frequently. Add remaining 3 egg whites, chicken, mushrooms and pepper; mix until well blended. Pour into crust.

Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until filling is set

Percent calories from:
Carbohydrate 42%, Protein 30% , Fat 28%

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 260 calories, 8g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 4g sugars, 19g protein, 15%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 25%DV calcium, 6%DV iron

02-03-2004, 04:24 PM
Try some of these delicious and frugal oatmeal variations that pack the same energy and flavor without the high price point and added sugar of flavored oatmeal packets.

Ideas For Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon: Add chopped apple or a few teaspoons of natural, unsweetened applesauce to oatmeal and cook. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Maple & Brown Sugar Use sugar-free pancake syrup and a dash of cinnamon or artificial brown sugar replacement by Sugar Twin that is now available.

Fruit & Cream: Add a little milk or vanilla protein powder and a few strawberries, blueberries, peaches, or a teaspoon of sugar free preserves.

Maple Walnut: Add 1 tbsp sugar-free pancake syrup and a few chopped walnuts.

French Vanilla: Add 1 tsp vanilla, a splash of low-fat milk, and a packet of artificial sweetener.

Cinnamon Raisin: Try using a few dashes of cinnamon, a splash of sugar-free maple syrup and a teaspoon of raisins.

Protein Boost: Stir in 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder.

Butter Pecan: Add a splash of imitation butter flavor, teaspoon of Promise fat-free butter replacement or a few dashes of Butter Buds and a teaspoon of chopped pecans.

Other Grains: Try a multi-grain hot cereal, 5 or 7-grain hot cereal, oat bran, or get even fancier and splurge on some imported McCann Steel Cut Oatmeal for a little change of pace when you are bored with regular oatmeal. Any of the flavor varieties listed above work well with these complex carbohydrate hot cereals.

02-03-2004, 04:25 PM
Hearty Healthy Little Meal...
1 medium red potato
1/4 cup fat-free mushroom gravy
5 ounces lean sirloin steak
1 cottage cheese roll
3 ounces mixed vegetables (frozen)
1/2 tablespoon canola oil


Steam the potato. In oven, broil steak until all pink is gone (season with garlic, salt, paprika, basil).

Just before the steak and potato are done cooking, begin steaming vegetables, and warm gravy in a small saucepan.

Serve steak and vegetables with a cottage cheese roll.

02-03-2004, 04:31 PM
Thai Shrimp Dip
1 pound medium shrimp, cooked and peeled
1/4 cup (2 ounces) cream cheese
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce or low-sodium soy sauce
1 (12.3-ounce) package firm tofu, drained
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons minced green onions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Cooked and peeled shrimp (optional)
Cilantro sprig (optional)

Place the first 3 ingredients in a food processor, and process until minced. Add lime juice, fish sauce, and tofu; pulse until blended. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat; sauté ginger and garlic 2 minutes. Add to shrimp mixture, and pulse until combined. Add onions and chopped cilantro, and pulse 3 to 4 times. Spoon into a bowl; cover and chill 1 hour. Garnish dip with additional shrimp and cilantro sprig, if desired.

Yield: 3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup).

02-03-2004, 04:33 PM
Cream Cheese Roll ups

20 Slices of thin sliced sandwich ham (like Carl Budding--needs to be carbohydrate free or only one carb for 9 or 10 slices)
A half package of cream cheese
Chopped Green onions to taste( I use 4 tbs.)
Pepper or seasoned salt of you like

Bring cream cheese to room temp and stir in green onions. Take cream cheese mixture and spoon about a teaspoon into the middle of a piece of ham. Roll ham so that it forms a square and secure with a toothpick. This is a great snack and perfect for midnight munchies.

02-03-2004, 04:34 PM
Hot Crab Dip

1 pound (16 ounces) Maryland backfin or jumbo lump crabmeat
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-1/4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
Pinch garlic salt
Paprika, for garnish

Carefully pick through crabmeat, removing any shell pieces. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and garlic salt until smooth. Add enough milk to make mixture creamy. Stir in 2 tablespoons of grated cheese. Fold crabmeat into cream cheese mixture.

02-03-2004, 04:36 PM
Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Mix equal amounts of cream cheese and herbed cheese. Stuff into mushroom caps that have stems removed. Put in greased pan and bake in 350 degree oven until browned on top.

02-03-2004, 04:37 PM
Here's another one for ya Blue. Simple, yet alot of people don't know about it. Try adding some salsa to your grilled chicken. Salsa is fat free and low in carbs, yet it gives your chicken the right spice to make it taste great.

02-03-2004, 04:41 PM
Mock Mashed Potatoes

2 cups cauliflower, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sour cream, or more to taste
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper to taste

1 Steam or microwave cauliflower until very soft.
2 Put cauliflower in blender or food processor with butter and sour cream, blend.
3 Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Calories 91
Protein 2.3g
Total Fat 7.5g
Sodium 92mg
Cholesterol 19mg
Carbohydrates 5.5g
Fiber 2.5g

02-03-2004, 04:42 PM
Quickie Dessert

1 large package cottage cheese (1/2cp--4 grams carbohydrate)
1 small package sugar-free Jello undissolved
1 tub Cool Whip
Pineapples optional

Mix all together and eat.

02-03-2004, 04:42 PM
Another Simple Dessert

8 oz cream cheese beaten
Add 1 cup heavy cream, beat
Add 1 cup cold water
Add 1 small package of sugar free white chocolate pudding. Chill or freeze.

02-03-2004, 04:43 PM

1/4 cup 0-carb egg protein powder, vanilla or plain
2 tbsp. flax meal
1 egg
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup heavy cream (or coconut milk)
1/2 cup water (approximate)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Pinch of sweetener

Mix ingredients and cook in melted butter on a griddle just as you would regular pancakes. Entire recipe has 6g carbohydrates and 1g fibre.

02-03-2004, 04:44 PM
EZ Meat Loaf

1 lb. ground chuck
1 cup pork rinds
1 egg
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup shredded cheese

Crunch the pork rinds up into crumbs. Put the meat in a microwave-safe baking dish. Add the pork rind crumbs, cream, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and cheese. Add salt to taste. Stir until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly and shape into a loaf. Put into microwave and cook for 14 minutes (or until internal temp rises to 150).

Makes 4 large servings -- about 3 grams carbohydrates/serving.

02-03-2004, 04:46 PM
Souvlaki (Greek lamb brochettes - LOWCARB!)
This is the way we make Souvlaki at Casa del Ceebs, but it's just a guideline - you could use other veggies, or marinate the lamb in something else (omitting the red wine for something lower carb, for example)...

- 2 cups red wine
- 1 cup olive oil
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced super-fine
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped

Souvlaki proper:
- 1 1/4 pounds lamb meat, cubed large
- 2 zucchini, cut into wedges or discs about 3/4" wide
- 1 large red or green bell pepper, cut into about 1" square slices
- 1 cup of button or crimini mushrooms, wiped clean and halved
- 1 large red onion, chopped roughly

- bamboo skewers

Marinate the lamb in the olive oil, wine, garlic, and rosemary for at least 15 minutes, and ideally an hour. Prep the bamboo skewers by soaking them in water while the lamb is marinating. When both are ready, skewer the lamb and vegetables any which way, and grill or broil until the vegetables are done, and the meat is medium rare.

02-03-2004, 04:48 PM
Another simple one that many people never think to try.

Try adding fruit in your protein shakes and mixing it in a blender. Experiment with different fruits and you'll be surprised in how some of them taste good. (I'd suggest using vanilla protein shake because I've found most fruits taste like **** in chocolate shakes, except bananas)

02-24-2004, 06:55 PM
I printed all these off, thank you stain!

04-08-2004, 06:26 PM
damn. hell yea. thanks, stain.

05-14-2004, 04:29 PM

WHat happened to my recipes thread it was like 4pgs long

11-05-2009, 09:09 AM
Searching for new ideas and new ways to get myself on shape I found a free recipes site that have healthy recipes!!!! :D

Here is this one that I can do when I want some snacks "healthy popcorn" (recipebuddys.com/free-recipes/healthy-popcorn-55565)

1/4 to 2/3 cup unpopped popcorn
2 to 3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (optional)
2 to 3 teaspoons tamari
2 to 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika Cayenne
1 to 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

Pop the popcorn. Meanwhile, melt the butter and mix in the oil if using.When the popcorn is finished, pour on a little bit of the butter/oil mixture and stir well with a butter knife. Pour a little more on, and mix again, continuing until you have used up all the oil. Do the same thing with the Tamari.Sprinkle the yeast over the popcorn, and mix. Do the same thing with all the spices, one at a time. Be sparing with the cayenne if using, and be sure to mix well after adding it. Stir in the cheese last.

And there you go a healthy snack!