Monday, February 23, 2009

Splenda With Fiber Info.

Thanks to "Low Carber" for getting me to look the Nutritional Facts of the New Splenda With Fiber. Here they are.
I had not looked at a package of the Splenda with fiber. I had just seen it on TV. thanks for getting me to look it up. It's a no go for me.. It has 9 calories per serving, 2 carbs ---1 g fiber, so you would be getting 1 carb plus 9 calories. I guess it would be ok if you wanted to get more fiber. Thanks.

Splenda With Fiber....Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 packet
Amount per Serving

* Calories 9
Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

* Total Fat 0g 0%
* Saturated Fat 0g 0%
* Monounsaturated Fat 0g
* Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
* Trans Fat 0g
* Cholesterol 0mg 0%
* Sodium 0mg 0%
* Potassium 0mg 0%
* Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
* Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
* Sugars 0g
* Protein 0g 0%

Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 0.0% Carbs 88.9%
Protein 0.0%

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I have a question?

Has anyone been using the Splenda with the fiber in it???? Help me out here. Does that mean, if you use the splenda with fiber, can you subtract the fiber from the carbs in the recipe? Does that make any sense? Don't want to mess up my carb count for the day.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Did You Make It Through Valentine's Day???

Well, I did pretty well. Husband did good. Flowers,and no candy this year. Went out to eat at our Favorite place. He had fish, salad, veggie's and wine. I had a Steak, that melted in my mouth, salad, mushrooms and asparagus. I thought to myself, this is good. But driving home, we pasted another one of our places and I said "They have the best fried cream cheese dessert" He said "Do you want to stop and just order dessert?' I said " Yes" ---- Mistake---- They were out of the cream cheese,so we looked at each other and ordered a double brownie fudge sundae. It was good, and I told myself it was OK. Because I ate mostly the whipped cream and whole walnuts. Does anyone cheat now and then?????

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Breakfast Ideas ?????

I'm tired of eggs. Need something low carb I can grab and eat. Don't want to cook it or do dishes.
Give me some ideas..Please????

Low Carb Chocolate Cookies....Again.

Well, baked and shipped more orders for the Low Carb Chocolate Cookies. Again, there are a few left over...Ate 2. (just 2 carbs)
I am determined to save the rest for my husband.
Who thinks i can do it?

Have more orders going out tomorrow. Wow...getting up at 4:00 am is hard.
"It's Time To Make The Doughnuts"

I Mean
" It's Time To Make The Cookies"
"It's Time To Make The Cookies"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Written In My Response To An Email About Low Carb Not Being A Healthy Choice.

I am aware that people have different Low Carb Diet ideas, plans and beliefs. This is what works for me.

You can low carb in a healthy way. You reduce your carb intake at first by cutting out the sugars and the white bleached flours, the starchy carbs.Which is healthy in itself. You also cut out Caffeine.You naturally lose weight,

To maintain your weight loss.You still eat all your food groups. You just make wiser choices.
Go here to see The Weight Loss Pyramid
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9b/Weightloss_pyramid.JPG

Low carb follows this also, we just learn the amount of carbs in our choices and pick low carb veggie's - fruits -breads ( like whole wheat and brown rice)

Take a look at the Food Pyramid here.
http://www.valdosta.edu/~rpmathis/food_guide_pyramid.jpg

We limit our sweets, Some actually cut out sugar completely. ( That's a good thing)

Still eat the 2-3 serving in the dairy, just aware of the carb count

2-3 servings in the Meat group, staying away from breaded,fried choices(more baked & broiled)

3-5 servings in the Vegetable group ( probably more ) but choose low carb veggie's.

2-4 servings in the Fruit group ( maybe smaller portions, but choose low carb fruits)

6-11 in the bread group ( not this many, but try to stay with whole wheat)

And you gets LOTS of Fiber on this diet ( Which we all need)
Lots of Water ( Which is good)
And I personally drink oolong and green tea ( no sugar added) Which is full of antioxidants.

You can still have a very healthy, balanced diet On The Low Carb Plan
And even Enjoy sweets, if you can't drop the habit.
That's why I started baking and selling my low carb sweets.
For those of us that need a goody now and then.
See them at www.thelowcarbshop.com

We've all heard in the recent past, that Wine,Eggs, Nuts and Chocolate Are Good For You Now. Just use common sense and eat them in moderation.

Stuffed Mushrooms

We love this Mushroom Recipe.
For easy clean up, line a baking dish with foil. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Select larger white mushrooms, clean, and remove stems. For 2 servings, I usually use 8 to 10 mushrooms, depending on their size.

Place mushrooms-- TOP side down to expose the cavity,for easy filling.
In a small bowl mix together-

Cream Cheese ( you judge the amount that you will need, by number of mushrooms to fill )

Crumbled, Cooked Bacon or Bacon Bits. ( 1 piece for 8 mushrooms is usually enough )

Fill the mushroom cavities with this mixture.

Top with a little mound a grated cheese - Cheddar or Jack work well.

Slice half a stick of real butter and lay in the bottom of the pan, around the mushrooms.

Top butter with just a LITTLE-- TINY pinch of garlic powder,salt or fresh ( whatever you have)

Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven.

Place a teaspoon or two of the melted butter on a small plate or bowl.

Set your mushrooms on top of the butter. And Enjoy.

Quick method. Casserole Style.

Grease your baking dish with spray, oil or butter.

Cut up your mushrooms and place in baking dish.

Add cream cheese,bacon, butter and garlic.

Cook in microwave or oven until cream cheese and butter are melted.

Stir it all together, Top with Cheese and bake in oven 15 minutes.

I make this quick style totally in the microwave, only reduce your cooking time. It just takes minutes. Give it a final stir. Add the grated cheese and cook another minute, until melted.




Friday, February 6, 2009

How Long Did The Chocolate Cookie Last????

In my previous post, I was saving the last cookie for after supper...........Ha-Ha- Dream On.
Didn't last till 4:00 or so....oh, well, it was only 1 carb.
3 cookies---3 carbs....not bad

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chocolate Cookies

Just shipped an order of my Low Carb Chocolate Cookies to a customer in Georgia. Had a few left over. So.......... yes, I ate them...just two. But they were so satisfying to me. These were made with almonds. So it satisfied the crunch that I needed...the sweet that I needed, and the chocolate that I needed. I felt totally full. Each Cookie has 1 Carb and 60 Calories. So NO guilt. And I've had my fix for the day. There is one left..........maybe after supper tonight : )

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Goodie Movie-Some Low Carb-Some Not...

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THANKS-Carolyn