All posts in category Recipes

Gather Everyone Up & Enjoy a Hearty and Savory Low Carb Zucchini Harvest Bake!

July 6, 2015 I first published the MERCER FAMILY’S favorite zucchini casserole 4 years ago – and because it’s SO good and a summer favorite in our house, I wanted to share it again.  This recipe is a great way to use up those extra zucchinis and tomatoes. I love how the rich flavor of the […]


Nutrition Facts Amount Per Serving – 2.5 pancakes! Calories: 270 Total Fat: 11.5 g Cholesterol: 93 mg Sodium: 386 mg Total Carbs: 26.1 g Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g Protein: 14.6 g Weight Watchers Points Plus: 7 Have you ever known pancakes to contain anything other than CARBS!  Well – these are game changer pancakes!  Not just […]

Berry Delicious Spinach Salad Dressing with a Touch of Honey

This salad brings a simple elegance to any meal.  It’s also an easy dressing to make with just four ingredients! You can use any low sugar fruit spread or jam.  In this recipe I used the Wegmans  Triple Fruits flavor.  The light berry flavors combine so perfectly with the sweetness of the honey and the […]

Pop Pop Mercer’s Italian Style Zucchini and Green Beans – a family favorite!

Nutritional Info Servings Per Recipe: 6 Amount Per Serving – 1 section Calories: 214 Total Fat: 11.5 g Cholesterol: 20 mg Sodium: 627.0 mg Total Carbs: 14.8 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Protein: 13.2 g Points Plus Weight Watchers: 6 This dish is farm to table at its best – and it’s also high in […]

Dixie Diners’ Club Bakesquick Mix for Pancakes! 2 Pancakes for 1.6 carbs and 73 calories!

These pancakes are SUPER low in carbs and very light!  Dixie Diners’ Bakesquick Mix is great to have on hand for when you need to dip back into a lower carb regimen.  You can buy the mix from by clicking on the Amazon link below.  You can add a couple chopped berries to give it […]

Cinnamon-Chia Muffins – Just 9.9 carbs Total Carbs and 183 calories & Gluten FREE!

It’s hard to find a recipe for a low carb muffin that actually tastes good. For this reason, I created the Cinnamon-Chia Muffins. They have a delightful and mild nut and bean flavor with a light texture – as well as the added bonus of nutritional benefits.  The 2 tablespoons of ground chia seeds give […]

Carb Light Living™ Apple Crisp

Nutritional Info   Amount Per Serving – 8 Calories: 148.5 Total Fat: 6.5 g Cholesterol: 7.8 mg Sodium: 5.5 mg Total Carbs: 25.0 g Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g Protein: 2.1 g Weight Watchers Points: 4 Ingredients 4 cups apples, peeled & sliced 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon […]

Carb Light Living™ Banana Almond French Toast – just 17.2 carbs for 2 pieces!

Recipe created by Joann Mercer January 19, 2013: Recipe updated to include Nutritional Information, entered by, Emsley Willingham, Nutrition Student, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. Nutritional Info Servings Per Recipe: 4 Amount Per Serving – 2 slices Calories: 182.2 Total Fat: 8.4 g Cholesterol: 273.4 mg Sodium: 177.8 mg Total Carbs: 17.2 g Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g Protein: […]

Peanut Butter Flaxseed Cookies

These cookies are a perfect treat for the afternoon or after dinner. The ground flaxseed in the cookies are a good source of iron and fiber! They taste great frozen, too! Submitted by: Emsley Willingham, Nutrition Student, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. Nutritional Info Servings Per Recipe: 14 Amount Per Serving – 1 cookie […]

Cheese Crisps

These cheese crisps are great by themselves, or perfect to use as a topping on salads or breading on chicken! Not to mention, they are 0 net carbs on the Carb Light Living™ program! Submitted by: Christine Cummins, Nutrition Student, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. Nutritional Info Servings Per Recipe: About 110 crisps Amount […]