Cheeseburger quesadilla. Low carb!


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2 mission carb balance tortillas
1 hamburger
1 oz of mozzarella
Ranch to dip

Simple and yummy. Feels like I’m cheating. 15 carbs.

Low Carb Lox!


Who doesn’t love a thick New York style bagel smothered in cream cheese, topped with velvety ribbons of perfectly smoked salmon? Add a mimosa and this girl right here is in heaven. I love a good old fashioned lox bagel!

Unfortunately for me, if I look at a bagel I will gain 10 lbs. I am not even kidding. So I had to come up with a simple way to get my lox craving in without killing my 30 carbs a day “diet”. This is so simple it hurts. Yet so GOOD!!

The best thing about recreating this meal was that 2/3 items are basically carb free. Cream cheese can have 1-2 carbs in it which is totally fine. If you want to use cream cheese, use cream cheese. There are no rules here! 🙂 But I took it a step further. I used the following.

Mission Soft Taco Carb Control Wraps– link here

http://www.missionmenus.com/en/products/view/carb-balance-flour-tortilla

Trader Joe’s Pastrami Style Smoked Salmonss1

 

and 1.5 tbsp of Mascarpone cheese. Mascarpone is nice because it has 0 carbs, it’s light and just went really well.

I literally just smeared the cheese on the wrap, added 2 slices of smoked salmon and bam. Done.

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Total Net Carbs= 6.

This breakfast will be for sure on repeat. If you are low carbing it, DO THIS NOW!!

Weekend Haps.


What a rainy weekend on the west coast of Florida. Seriously! I love rain but even I am starting to get over it!

Here are some pics from the weekend:

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I stayed on track. I had about 30 grams of carbs per day. No alcohol either!

Goals for the week-
100 oz of water a day
30 carbs a day
More steps!

Did you have a good weekend? What are your goals for the week?!

Low carb French onion soup.


Sunday night my husband and I were just hanging out talking about dinner. He mentioned French onion soup and so I knew instantly what had to be done. We ran to the store and I got some beef broth + onions + smoked Gruyere. This recipe is so simple anyone could make it.

For 8 servings.
6 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 container of beef broth {32 oz}
2 medium size onions of any variety (I like Spanish and white)
1 tsp of dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
8 oz of cheese of choice. I suggest Gruyere, provolone, or Swiss. Anything smoked is good too!
Small bag of plain pork rinds.
Ramekins or oven safe bowls for soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin cheesecake ice cream!


What I use for 2 servings of PCI- Sweetener about 1 tbsp, 3 tbsp of full fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup of heavy cream, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. 1 cup of ice.
What I use for 2 servings of PCI- Sweetener about 1 tbsp, 3 tbsp of full fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup of heavy cream, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. 1 cup of ice.
Measure out ingredients. 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1-2 tbsp's sweetener of choice, 3 tbsp of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Add to blender. Add 1 cup or so of ice. Add spices. I just do a few shakes of each. Blend in blender. Mixture will be thick because of the whipping cream. Keep adding ice until you get your desired texture.
Measure out ingredients. 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1-2 tbsp’s sweetener of choice, 3 tbsp of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Add to blender. Add 1 cup or so of ice. Add spices. I just do a few shakes of each. Blend in blender. Mixture will be thick because of the whipping cream. Keep adding ice until you get your desired texture.
 Around 7 carbs and such a wonderful treat if you are on a low carb diet. Tastes delish!
Around 7 carbs and such a wonderful treat if you are on a low carb diet. Tastes delish!

 

 

 

Cauliflower Pizza Crust!


Warning- this literally took forever to make!! Next warning- It was sooooooooo worth it and delish!!

I know I am late to the cauliflower crust party but I had to jump on board. I have collected a million recipes and just went with the most simple one.

Ingredients for crust- 1 head of cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and spices like oregano and a bit of sea salt. Also, toppings. I used mozzarella, pepperoni, yellow pepper, and mushrooms.
Ingredients for crust- 1 head of cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and spices like oregano and a bit of sea salt. Also, toppings. I used mozzarella, pepperoni, yellow pepper, and mushrooms.
Clean and cut cauliflower into florets. Use a food processor or a blender and rice your cauliflower into little pieces. Do small batches. I had to do about 6. If you don't have a food processor or blender, start chopping with a knife? Good Luck!
Clean and cut cauliflower into florets. Use a food processor or a blender and rice your cauliflower into little pieces. Do small batches. I had to do about 6. If you don’t have a food processor or blender, start chopping with a knife? Good Luck!
Riced cauliflower! Now you are on your way. Boil about one inch of water.
Riced cauliflower! Now you are on your way. Boil about one inch of water.
Boiling water!
Boiling water!
Add rice in and cover. Let cook for four minutes.
Add rice in and cover. Let cook for four minutes.
Now comes the fun part (not really). We have to strain the cauliflower. I started with a simple mesh strainer and switched to paper towels to really press out the water. You have to get the cauliflower rice completely dry or you will have a crappy crust!
Now comes the fun part (not really). We have to strain the cauliflower. I started with a simple mesh strainer and switched to paper towels to really press out the water. You have to get the cauliflower rice completely dry or you will have a crappy crust!
Most people use a tea towel. I had no such thing. One whole roll of paper towels gone and finally the rice was dry!
Most people use a tea towel. I had no such thing. One whole roll of paper towels gone and finally the rice was dry!
Add one egg, cheese, and seasonings to bowl. A sprinkle of oregano, and a bit of sea salt.
Add one egg, cheese, and seasonings to bowl. A sprinkle of oregano, and a bit of sea salt.
Add rice in. Use your hands and mix all the ingredients.
Add rice in. Use your hands and mix all the ingredients.
Your oven should be on 400. Layer parchment paper on a baking sheet. Shape your dough into whatever shape you want.  We made a slightly higher crust for a more pizza effect.
Your oven should be on 400. Layer parchment paper on a baking sheet. Shape your dough into whatever shape you want. We made a slightly higher crust for a more pizza effect.
Bake in your 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Pull it out.
Bake in your 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Pull it out.
Pick your toppings! I loved this boarshead pepperoni, mushroom, and yellow pepper slice combo.
Pick your toppings! I loved this boarshead pepperoni, mushroom, and yellow pepper slice combo.
Put your sauce on. We kept ours super light to avoid carbs :)
Put your sauce on. We kept ours super light to avoid carbs 🙂
Top with your cheese and toppings. Put back into your 400 degree oven for 5 or so minutes or until pizza cheese is bubbling.
Top with your cheese and toppings. Put back into your 400 degree oven for 5 or so minutes or until pizza cheese is bubbling.
All done. I am so impressed with this crust.
All done. I am so impressed with this crust.
Pizza you can hold and everything!! MMM.
Pizza you can hold and everything!! MMM.

 

I give this pizza a 10/10. I will for sure be making this crust again. Being on low carb this crust is a miracle. It’s amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream Cheese Balls!


Super fun and easy snack or low carb dessert. I used this recipe- http://lowcarbpinay.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-cant-believe-this-isnt-cheating-cream.html

 

Ingredients- 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 block or 8 oz of regular cream cheese, low carb sugar of choice, nuts of choice.
Ingredients- 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 block or 8 oz of regular cream cheese, low carb sugar of choice, nuts of choice.
Make sure butter and cream cheese are room temperature. Add to bowl.
Make sure butter and cream cheese are room temperature. Add to bowl.
Whip together. You can use a hand blender or a fork. Add sugar of choice. I only needed to add 5 packets of stevia.
Whip together. You can use a hand blender or a fork. Add sugar of choice. I only needed to add 5 packets of stevia.
Crush nuts of choice. I didn't measure, but I think I used like 20 pistachios or maybe 1/4 a cup. These balls are versatile. Use what you like! Stir nuts in. Put in fridge for one hour for mixture to get cold.
Crush nuts of choice. I didn’t measure, but I think I used like 20 pistachios or maybe 1/4 a cup. These balls are versatile. Use what you like! Stir nuts in. Put in fridge for one hour for mixture to get cold.
After being in the fridge for one hour, roll into balls and keep in freezer. So good! The carb count will depend on how many nuts you use as it's the only thing with carbs.
After being in the fridge for one hour, roll into balls and keep in freezer. So good! The carb count will depend on how many nuts you use as it’s the only thing with carbs.