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Carb Cooking for Labor Day
The low-carb craze is still going strong. If you're hosting an end of
the summer party, chances are someone in the crowd is counting carbs.
Helen Cohen is the chef for Low Carb Chicago, a Vernon Hills store, that
specializes in products for people following a low-carb diet. She has
developed several low-carb recipes that are perfect for a Labor Day get-together
or a football half-time break: Chili Chip Party Platter, Quesadillas,
Turtles, Handipped Strawberries or Lollipops, and Peanut Butter Cups.
Low Carb Chili Chip Party Platter
lb. lean ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 package chili seasoning
1 can black soy beans
1 can tomato paste
1 bag low carb tortilla chips or low carb taco shells (broken)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can sliced black olives
½ cup sliced green onions
Cook beef in a skillet pan. Add onions, seasoning and tomato paste. Bring
to a boil, then add beans and simmer for 15 minutes. Arrange chips on
platter, pour chili over chips. Top with cheese, olives & green onions.
Serves 4-6. OPTIONAL: Bake low carb pumpernickel bread from a mix (can
be done either in an oven or a bread machine). Scoop out center of bread
loaf to create a low carb bread bowl for the chili.
Low Carb Quesadillas
low carb tortillas (La Tortilla Factory or Mama Lupes work well)
2-4 tablespoons grated cheese (cheddar or Monterey jack work well), amount
depends on the tortilla size and your taste
Low carb salsa (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
Spread cheese evenly over one tortilla. Place second tortilla on top of
the cheese on the first tortilla. Quesadilla can either be microwaved
(1-2 minutes), baked in an oven (350F for 5 minutes) or cooked in a skillet
(medium heat 4-5 minutes) until cheese is melted. A little cooking spray
(like Pam) will help the tortillas to brown. Cut into wedges, serve with
salsa and sour cream.
Low Carb Turtles
cup pecan halves
6-8 pieces Judy's Handmade Candy Co. low carb caramels
½ cup low carb chocolate chips
Arrange pecan pieces into the shape of a turtle in a round plastic mold.
Place a caramel on top of the nuts and microwave for 30-45 seconds or
until melted. Remove from microwave and sprinkle chocolate chips on top
of each turtle. Microwave again for another 30 seconds or until melted.
Refrigerate to set.
Low Carb Hand Dipped Chocolate Strawberries or Lollipops
cup low carb chocolate chips
Place chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl, microwave for 1-2 minutes
until melted. Dip strawberries into melted chocolate or pour melted chocolate
into lollipop mold (don't forget to add the lollipop stick!). Chill and
serve. Optional: stir in ¼ to ½ teaspoon vegetable oil into
melted chocolate - this gives the chocolate a shiny appearance.
Low Carb Peanut Butter Cups
tablespoon low carb chocolate chips
2 tablespoons low carb peanut butter
Place ½ tablespoon chocolate chips into a small paper muffin cup.
Melt in the microwave (high 30-60 seconds), then refrigerate to set chocolate.
Add peanut butter, then sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top of peanut
butter. Microwave on high until melted (30-60 seconds). Swirl with knife
and refrigerate. Remove and eat!
Have a safe
and excellent Labor Day Weekend and don't forget to stock up on all natural
Brand Stevia Powder and Steviva
Brand Stevia Blend is a ZERO on the Glycemic Index and contains no
carbs, calories or chemicals.
Low Carb Sugar Free Old Fashioned
Carbs Per Serving:4g
Prep Time:<20 minutes
2/3 cup vinegar
½ cup whipping cream
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
¼- ½ cup Steviva
Brand Stevia Blend
Pinch of salt
1½ tablespoons butter cut into pieces
1 (2-pound) head cabbage, shredded
Combine first 5 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan; cook over low
heat, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, 8 to 10 minutes or until
thickened (mixture will appear curdled until it thickens).
Remove from heat.
Add butter, stirring until it melts.
Pour over cabbage; toss gently to coat.
Cover and chill.
You can add ½ cup chopped walnuts and only raise the carb count
by ½ gram. If you’re on maintenance, ½ cup dried,
chopped cranberries and the walnuts brings you in at a little under 10
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