All posts tagged Snack

Dixie Diners Club Protein Power™ Blueberry Cream Muffin Mix – 5 Carb Breakfast!

February 9, 2012 Yesterday, I was delighted to find a perfectly ripe Red Caribbean Papaya from Trader Joe’s, so this morning I felt like a taste of the Caribbean! I cut the papaya in half, scooped out the seeds, cut it into small wedges and placed them in a plastic container in the refrigerator for easy snacking.  Papaya is a wonderful low […]

Dixie Diners’ Club Bistro Bread – a Taste You’ll Recognize!

February 7, 2012 Dixie Diners’ Club Classic White Bistro Bread – Only 2 Net Carbs per Slice! “It tastes like something I knew before…but don’t know what it is…”  Those were my words when I first tasted this naturally rich and flavorful slice of Dixie Diners’ Club Classic White Bistro Bread.  You see, I actually […]

Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Squash & Marinara Sauce: 122 calories per serving, 4 carbs

January 22, 2012 The inspiration for this SIMPLY EASY & DELICIOUS spaghetti squash recipe came from my friend, Lisa W.  She told me she cooked the squash in a slow cooker and it turned out wonderful!   This is a perfect example of a KISS (KEEP IT SHORT & SIMPLE) recipe – and a life saver for […]

Love It 2 Times! Garlic Green Beans – Side Dish and Soup

January 21, 2012 Garlic Green Beans has been a favorite dish of the family for 25 years! I usually make it as a side dish, and always make more than I need so we can enjoy leftovers the next day as soup.  When using as a soup, I like to add a low carb bread like Pepperidge Farms 5g […]

Bring Back That Lovin’ Feeling with the Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

January 13, 2012 Cheesy Broccoli Casserole:  258 calories per serving and just 4 carbs! Serves 6 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 […]


December 13, 2011 I first found this recipe in Sharron Long’s  LO-CARB Meals on the GO and then just found it again on  We loved these mock “egg noodles,” and they can be slurped up – if you want to act like a kid again and have a good laugh!  I made them for […]


December 11. 2011 It was my good fortune to find the Fat to Skinny book by Doug Varrieur.  It’s a quick and enjoyable read which clearly explains how Doug was able to lose 100 pounds through a simple and easy approach to a low carb lifestyle. His book is invaluable in explaining the science behind the program. I […]

Eggs Again? Bring on the Apples…

November 26, 2011 Change it up with Apple Cinnamon Low Carb Instant Hot Cereal at just 3 net carbs! This is a great alternative with a tasty combination of wholesome oats and soy.  I make it with water and then add Unsweetened Almond or Unsweetened Coconut Milk. With 2 carbs to spare using the 5 x […]

Pumpkin Chowder – HOLD THE CORN!

November 18, 2011 The original version of this Pumpkin Chowder recipe called for corn.  I deleted that right away!  One ear of corn, equivalent to 1/2 cup,  contains 17 grams of carbohydrates and just 2 of fiber! In other words, stay away from corn unless you plan on eating just 1/8 cup which gives you […]

Does a Chayote Squash = a Yummy Baked Potato with Butter and Sour Cream?

November 15, 2011 I recently read about this quick and easy substitute for a baked potato – the chayote fruit.  Fat to Skinny author Doug Varrieur suggests using it like a baked potato and adding sour cream and butter!  I’ve done this a couple times and love it!  Shrinking Man does not like it at all.   […]