A Taste for Reading: The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook: Favorite Foods to Fit Your Meal Plan

The bestselling authors of Healthy Calendar Diabetes Cooking again unite to bring a message to diabetics everywhere: The struggle isn’t in avoiding carbs altogether—it’s about eating the healthy ones. In their perfect pairing, Chef Jennifer Bucko, … [Read more...]

Taco Dip

Try this dip for a Zesty Zip Looking for something quick and delicious (and non-explosive) to share with friends and family? Taco Dip is a fun festival of flavor for your palate for the Fourth of July, the Super Bowl or any occasion! … [Read more...]

T.O.P.S is TOPS in Accountability and Support

You are working your low-carb plan like Britney Spears works the paparazzi. Still, even with a support network in place online, you might need something more.You love the Weight Watchers concept because of the weekly weigh-ins and accountability.You … [Read more...]

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Pictured: Pork rinds as a be-yoo-tiful breading? Oh YES! If you were lucky enough to be born and bred in the State of Wisconsin, it comes as no surprise the great power of cheese can bring about world peace. Now, thanks to pork rinds, you can … [Read more...]

Basic Flax Cracker

Pictured: A dilly of a cracker, gluten-free and OK for induction … [Read more...]

Jicama-cama- cama-cama-cama- chameleon

With apologies to Boy George, one of the most exciting things about eating whole, healthful foods is the ability to try new things for old experiences. Do you miss hashed browns? Bristle at the lack of potato in your current regimen? Are you … [Read more...]

Fresh Whipped Cream

Fresh whipped cream takes the cake for this delicious pumpkin cheesecake. This simple recipe takes more patience than skill. Make sure you get those nice, stiff peaks! … [Read more...]

WRW– Not a Championship Wrestling Federation

Simply put: Weigh in Daily, Report Weekly and Write it DownWhile the weight loss journey for many is a relatively easy one, (switching to wholesome, organics vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, delicious fruits, and, yes, chocolate), the difficult … [Read more...]

Easy low-carb snacks for travel

Pictured (starting at top right): Flax cracker with cream cheese and fresh dill, Swiss /pastrami rolls-ups, cherry tomatoes, green olives, fresh parsley, Havarti cheese, kosher baby dill, String cheese. It is summer. You're traveling. Most … [Read more...]

Take a new look at Monday Weigh-ins

As someone who tries to run one weight loss challenge per year at lowcarbfriends.com, aside from chasing down people who ran away or occasionally fell into a gravy dish, one of the mandates I have always made when running a challenge is … [Read more...]

Chocolate Glaze

This recipe is incredibly easy and decadent! Try on any recipe where you need a little something special. This recipe is gluten free and largely sugar free, depending on your chocolate used. … [Read more...]

8 must-try cooking oils

Good oils are known for their health properties as well as flavors which complement any meal. One of the pleasures of a lower-carbohydrate lifestyle is the use of oil. Whereas on many low-calorie plans, margarines are pushed as fats, suddenly a … [Read more...]

So you fell off the wagon. Tips for success

It may have happened. One fell swoop and the next thing you know, you've taken a swift dive into a vat of puddings. You felt guilt, you are now mourning your perfect dieting run, cheat-free up until this moment. You later realize you didn't even … [Read more...]

Original Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Pictured: The Cheese Stuffed Crust version.  No way! Way! Recently, while my family was watching a rousing marathon of Jason and the Argonauts, I was looking through some old college recipe books some friends and I put together back in the day, … [Read more...]

Weekend Tips for Staying on plan

Weekends are tough for a lot people.You find that the usual schedules no longer apply. Your house might be filled with more stress. There are tasks to be completed, extra people to feed more meals to, and on top of your busy work week, you find … [Read more...]