Can I snack at night?

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Flax cracker with cream cheese and dill is a good choice. Regardless of weight loss plan, night time is the undoing of many a dieter. Whether from boredom or actual hunger, one quick aquestion will answer whether to assuage hunger--or … [Read more...]

Breakfast on the Go

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Enchiladas for breakfast? Why not? Mornings are about as chaotic and potentially painful as two wombats stuck in a pair of nylons. One can't simply grab for a box of cereal or slap two slices of bread in the toaster either. Where does that … [Read more...]

Mock Apple Danish Spread

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The apple doesn't fall far from the jicama tree (Jicama is a tuber) I am serious. I have been in the kitchen today because I have a jicama I wanted to try out. So I pick up this vegetable root about the size of a softball on steroids from the big … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween, Lindt chocolate style

1. Stay out of the candy2. Stay out of the candy.3. Stay out of the candy.Can't follow tips 1-3? Try substituting with something you can have. Trick or Treat everyday for adults, Lindt 85% chocolate is not only a low-carb confection, you can do more … [Read more...]

My Virtual Model user tool shows weight loss progression

Virtually off the charts source Back in 1993, while Teletubbies were still the face of PBS, Louise Guay, Ph.D., and Jean-François St-Arnaud had a vision. If gauging weight loss with flowcharts and graphs and numbers scribbled on pads of paper … [Read more...]

I know what you ate last movie: Night of the Living Dead

Hug a Zombie, but don't lose your head.They slurg through the house, looking for anything to eat. The dead look in their eyes, pants hanging down to their knees and speech impediments consisting of gutteral grunts and groans make it instantly unclear … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Fresh Pumpkin

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The gourd finds its way into your shopping cart, follows you home, dons a face and then is ready for what? The garbage? Poltergeist pish, I say! Why not make the most of your precious pumpkin? I tend not to carve my gorgeous gourds, instead … [Read more...]

Low carb Quesadillas

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Quesadilla made with vegetable shells Softer white wheat tortillas tend to be used for Quesadillas. … [Read more...]

Low carb Tostadas

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  Getting the mostada from tostada A Tostada is made on a crisp shell (you leave these on the counter on a rack--or in the oven--to crisp up). You can pick these up to eat them. Traditionally the shells are made from corn … [Read more...]

Halloween Mini Pizzas

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No Halloween is complete without festive foods. Whether there are kids involved or we're the kids, enjoy the excitement that prepared, gluten-free buns, an oven and some pepperoni will bring this fall. On a busy evening, as daylight no longer … [Read more...]

Ten tricks for a healthy treat of a Halloween

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Halloween and low-carb sound like two phrases that seemingly won't go great together; nonetheless, you'll see the nougatty chewy section that is my reasoning, and you won't toss mental candy apples in my direction. One slip-up now could well … [Read more...]

Italian Nachos

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 Pictured: Woman loves nachos. Nacho loves woman. Legal happiness in at least one state. One of my favorite things in the world is a plate of loaded nachos. Back in my former high-carb lifestyle, when I entered any Chili's or Old Chicago, the order … [Read more...]

Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake

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Served with green beans, you have a winner for dinner. Please excuse the atrocious coloring. It's really not that orange. Busy school days, and crazy work days. No matter how you serve them up, it boils down to being too busy to prepare healthy … [Read more...]

Quick Flat-Out Pizza

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I am a major fan of pizza. I can eat just the toppings; or, for only 8 net carbs, I can use a huge Flat-Out low-carb wrap as a crust. The crust is not gluten-free and is not for Atkins induction; but for others who need something quick and low-carb, … [Read more...]

Tools of the trade: The crock pot

Nothing is more delicious than coming home at the end of the day to a slow-cooked chowder, soup or stew. While in the past, this kind of quality meal came in the form of hours spent over a stove, bringing out flavors in dishes, now the same … [Read more...]