All posts tagged Lunch or Dinner

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 […]

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 […]

Amy’s Light & Lean PASTAS – Carb Friendly on Moderately Low Carb Plans!

March 30, 2013 We all know that the largest food group in a low-carb diet should be the non starchy vegetables (excluding the starchy corn and potatoes).  At least half of your plate should include them.  We also need to add some protein, but we don’t have to overdo it.  The National Academy of Sciences […]

Taco Turkey Burgers

May 22, 2012 Turkey burgers are perfect this time of year. I made this recipe for my family and my dad who usually does not care for turkey burgers LOVED them! The recipe is a perfect choice to enjoy your favorite summer foods while sticking to the program.   Submitted by: Emsley Willingham. Nutrition Student West […]

Garlic Herb Dressing

This is a wonderful alternative to the vinaigrettes! It is a hearty, savory salad that is lightened with a mild lemon zest. It is a perfect accompaniment to steaks, chicken and either tuna or swordfish steaks. It takes a little time to prepare, but you get the time back since you don’t have to add salad extras. My sister, Kathy, CLL Recipe […]

Bring Back That Lovin’ Feeling with the Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

This is a fluffy egg casserole that is reminiscent of the 1960′s and 1970s.  It’s the “feel good” dish that brings to mind a simpler, less complicated time, a time where conversations happened at the dinner table.  Bring that lovin’ feeling back home.  Listen to the Righteous Brothers while you’re enjoying it! January 13, 2012: Recipe created by Joann Mercer April 13, […]

Cheese Turkey Burger Lettuce Wraps

Craving a juicy cheeseburger? Try the Cheese Turkey Burger Lettuce Wraps! With 0 grams of carbs per serving on the Carb Light Living™ Program, these wraps will surely fulfill all of your cheeseburger cravings! Submitted by: Christine Cummins, Nutrition Student, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. Nutritional Info Servings Per Recipe: 12 Amount Per Serving […]

Zucchini Au Gratin

March 18, 2012 I adapted this recipe from my favorite Eggplant Au Gratin recipe. I just substituted 2 pounds of zucchini in place of the large eggplant. Since I didn’t have tomato sauce, I decided to try salsa – what a fabulous addition!  I used the mild flavor salsa in this recipe but I love the […]


March 17, 2012 ONCE AGAIN, ENJOY THE HAMBURGER – an ALL-AMERICAN staple you CAN have on the Carb Light Living™ Program. Pictured here is the cheeseburger that we enjoy many times each week!  Place your roll and bread order by visiting and get a 10% savings on your entire order!  Get the pizzas too!  Click here to find […]

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – 0 Carbs on Carb Light Living™ Program!

February 8, 2012: Recipe submitted by Joann Mercer March 8, 2012: Recipe updated to include Nutritional Information, entered by Christine Cummins, Nutrition Student, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. Cauliflower that has been steamed, and then mashed or pureed, is a super-fantastic substitute for potatoes!  It’s also a BIG O on the Carb Light Living™ program! Nutritional […]