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Devilled Egg Salad

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Okay, this is one of those recipes where I didn’t bother to get out the measuring devices. True confession, I was actually trying to make devilled eggs and got carried away with the yogurt. So here’s how you can whip up an easy salad for a hot summer night.

Ingredients

hard boiled eggs

yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, or lime juice

mustard

capers

dill, fresh or dried

garlic, powdered or minced fresh

cucumber

toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds (optional)

Instructions

Remove the yolks from the whites, placing the yolks in a small bowl and the whites on a cutting board. Add mustard, yogurt, dill, and garlic to the yolks and use a fork to mash everything together until smooth and the consistency of a creamy salad dressing.

Chop the egg whites and cucumber. Place in a salad bowl. Drizzle dressing over the salad, garnish with pumpkin seeds.

Oh, and I didn’t forget the salt and pepper, no salt and pepper needed for this one.

If you need some meat to make it a meal you can add, ham, bacon, or sausage.

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Balsamic Mushrooms

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Serves 4 servings - 4 net carbs per serving

Balsamic Mushrooms

I sometimes double upon on this recipe so I can have them the next day over steak.

The carb count that Meal Planner Pro gives is not the net carb count. Be sure to use the net carb count I give in the serving size section.

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (about 2 ½-inches in diameter), peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat butter or oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onions and a small pinch of pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and a small pinch of pepper. Continue cooking without stirring for two minutes. Add vinegar, stir and continue sautéing until vegetables are browned and the vinegar has caramelized, about four to five minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Don’t add salt while cooking or the vegetables won’t caramelize, they’ll steam as the salt releases their juices. Pile veggies on top of the steak.

Notes

Make Ahead: Make extra onions to use in sandwiches, or on top of a burger, a green salad ... Remove the extra onions before adding the mushrooms. Or, just go ahead and double up on the entire recipe as Balsamic Mushrooms are great on sandwiches, burgers, and salads.

http://theundiet.info/recipes/balsamic-mushrooms/
Calories
17 cal
Carbs
3 g
Protein
2 g


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Parsley Shrimp

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Parsley Shrimp

I prefer to use pre-cooked frozen shrimp for my salads as it saves time and is less expensive than canned shrimp. If using frozen shrimp #. If using canned shrimp you’ll need 4 (4 ½ ounce) cans extra small shrimp.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (23 ounces) frozen, pre-cooked, extra-small shrimp
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 (5-inch) stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 chopped green onion, both green and white portion
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Toss all ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more mayo if needed. You can do this in the morning for a packed lunch.

Notes

Freebie: Shrimp dressed with oil, salt, and pepper. If you’re doing the Freebie and have flavored oil such as garlic olive oil, do it that way.

Variation: Substitute 2 cups cooked chopped chicken, flaked tuna, flaked salmon, or cooked chopped scallops for the shrimp. Use any fresh herb that you like such as dill, basil, cilantro, or sage.

http://theundiet.info/recipes/parsley-shrimp/
Calories
80 cal
Fat
5 g
Carbs
1 g
Protein
7 g


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Farmers Scramble

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Farmers Scramble

Whenever I’m cooking up bacon for a meal, I like to just cook up the entire package on racks set over a baking sheet in the oven. Since it’s a zero-carb food, it’s great when I need a freebie for a meal or just for a quick snack.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 small mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup crisply cooked and diced bacon
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup egg white
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3 large eggs

Instructions

Melt ½ the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. When butter is melted add mushrooms and sauté without stirring until one side is lightly browned. Remove to plate.

Add remaining butter to the pan. When butter is melted, add egg whites. Stir in a small pinch of salt and black pepper. Stir until almost starting to set. Stir in green chili, mushrooms, and bacon.

When eggs are almost set, sprinkle cheddar cheese over top. Cover pan; turn off heat and let sit until cheese is melted.

Set the 3 large eggs in a small pan. Cover eggs with water and bring water to a boil. Turn off heat, leaving the pan on the burner. Cover and let sit for 20 minutes. Remove eggs from water and run under cold water to cool down enough to put them in the fridge. You can use these eggs for today's lunch and snack.

Notes

Make Ahead: Hard boil three eggs and set aside for today’s lunch and snack.

Freebie: Have some extra slices of bacon.

Variation: Use 1 cup fresh spinach or ¼ cup frozen, thawed and squeezed dry in place of the mushrooms. Use 1 tablespoon diced green chilies, roasted red bell pepper, fresh thyme, fresh oregano, or fresh sage in place of the parsley. Use chicken or steak in place of the bacon.

http://theundiet.info/recipes/farmers-scramble/

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One Carb Snack – Brie Bites

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One Carb Snacks: Brie Bites

If you're making this for yourself to have on hand for a low carb snack, this recipe is four servings and is one carb per serving. It reheats easily in the microwave, but I like these cold straight from the fridge. Yes - really.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brie or mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound ground meat, beef, pork, chicken or turkey
  • 1 tablespoon low-carb ketchup
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

Mix meat, ketchup and a large pinch each of salt and black pepper. Divide meat into four pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Poke hole into the meatball and place one tablespoon of Brie into the hole. Carefully close the meat around the Brie. Repeat until you have four cheese stuffed meatballs.

Cook the meatballs in a pan over medium-high heat for 15 minutes.

Slice one open to be sure the meat is no longer pink. If it is pink, then put the sliced meatball back in the pan and continue cooking for 3 to 6 minutes.

Or bake meatballs in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes. Check and turn once or twice. After 20 minutes, remove pan from oven, cut one meatball open to make sure meat is no longer pink. If it’s pink, then return the pan to the oven for 5 or 10 minutes.

Cuisine: Low Carb, Gluten-Free | Recipe Type: Appetizer

Notes

http://theundiet.info/recipes/one-carb-snacks-brie-bites/
Calories
84 cal
Fat
5 g
Carbs
1 g
Protein
8 g


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One Carb Bread

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This recipe makes 4 servings at 1 net carb per serving.

I like to use flavored oil when making this bread such as pumpkin oil, coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, walnut oil, roasted sesame seed oil – or you can use canola oil if you don’t want to add a particular flavor to the bread. Flax seed has a unique taste that not everybody loves at first bite. If you find that you don’t take to this bread, at first, try adding a flavored oil, herbs and spices to mask the flax seed taste until you get used to it.

I recommend buying whole flax seed and grinding it yourself in a coffee grinder or blender. Ground flaxseed goes rancid rather quickly and the only way I’ll buy it is if it’s stored in the refrigerated section of a store. If you can find golden flax seed, get that instead of regular flax seed. It has a lighter flavor. You can also use ground chia seed in place of all or part of the flax seed meal. Chia seed has zero flavor, and I prefer it to flax seed.

If you use whole eggs instead of egg whites, then break this bread into six servings to equal 1 carb per serving.

Ingredients

2 cups ground flax or chia seed
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 serving liquid stevia or monk fruit
1 cup + ¼ cup egg whites
½ cup water
1/3 cup oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil a baking sheet or use oiled parchment paper to line the baking sheet.

Mix dry Ingredients in a large bowl. Beat egg whites in a small bowl and then whisk in water and oil. Add wet Ingredients to dry Ingredients and mix well. Let the batter sit for several minutes until it thickens slightly. Don’t let it sit too long though or it will be too thick to spread out in the pan.

Pour batter onto the baking sheet and use a spatula to spread evenly in the pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until it springs back when you touch the top. Cool and cut into sandwich or cracker size pieces.

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Sloppy Joe Pasta

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All the goodness of a sloppy joe without the carbs or wheat! Hallelujah!

I love sloppy joes. Who doesn’t? Seriously, do you know anyone who doesn’t like sloppy joes? Alas, once I started cutting out wheat, no more sloppy joes for me – until the day I cooked up a batch for a backyard barbecue and couldn’t resist making a few tweaks so I could have some too. I can’t believe that I hadn’t thought of this before.

This recipe makes four servings at a mere 3 net carbs per serving. For those UnDieters following a Paleo diet just substitute zoodles for the shiritaki pasta, or scramble up some eggs and top them with the sloppy joe sauce. I’ve also made cauliflower steaks and topped them with this sauce.

I don’t add sweetener when I’m making this for myself but many people like the extra sweetness so I’ve included that option.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
¾ low-carb cup ketchup
¼ cup beef broth
1 minced garlic clove
2 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon white vinegar (do not use balsamic or apple cider vinegar – too many carbs)
1 serving liquid stevia or monk fruit, or 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup, optional
½ teaspoon dried oregano
small pinch of ground black pepper
2 packages shirataki noodles

Instructions

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté ground beef or turkey for 5 minutes. Add onion and green bell pepper; sauté for 5 more minutes or until vegetables are just barely tender. Drain off any fat.

Stir in remaining ingredients except shirataki noodles. Cover and leave on stove until mixture has thickened, approximately ten minutes. It will thicken a little more when it cools down some.

While sauce is cooking, prepare shirataki noodles according to package directions. If someone in your family prefers to have theirs on a bun, that’s fine, as long as you have yours over the shirataki pasta.

Set aside half of the sauce to use for another meal. Serving size is based on using ¼ of the portion of sauce left for this meal.

Family Friendly

Serve the sauce over regular pasta or buns for anyone who doesn’t appreciate shirataki pasta.


This recipe as well as a salad recipe that make a 6 net carb dinner can be found in 14 Days ~ 14 Pounds: Low Carb Daily Plan with 140 Quick & Easy Recipes (Low Carb Daily Plan – High Protein: Menus with Recipes)

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Low Carb & Gluten Free Lemon Garlic Pasta

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I wanted to share with you all another super easy shirataki recipe. I like to make up several packages of the pasta all the way through the boiling stage and then let the pasta sit in the salted water for as long as possible. Then I’ll drain and rinse the whole pot, setting aside what I need for tonight’s meal and putting the rest in the fridge for quick dinners later in the week.

Drain and rinse two or more packages of shirataki noodles, any shape that works for you. Place in a microwave safe bowl or medium sauce pan and cover with water. Liberally season with garlic salt. Bring to a boil, turn off heat and allow to sit until you’re ready to use them. I like to let the pasta sit in the salted water as long as possible.

When you’re ready, drain and rinse the pasta. Top with:

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest

2 tablespoons smashed or chopped capers

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley (optional)

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

3/4 cup freshly grated or shredded Parmesan

sea salt and black pepper to taste

Toss, taste, adjust and enjoy :)

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Pasta Nicoise

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I love me a good tuna casserole and once I got off wheat based pasta that’s been one of the things I’ve missed. I’ve come up with several tuna casserole recipes which we’ve all enjoyed, but I wanted to have a go-to dish for those times when we were hankering for a tuna casserole but there wasn’t time or I didn’t have all the ingredients. This quick Pasta Nicoise does the trick. Bekki M – please don’t mention any comparisons to Slop on Glop on Rice in the Comments :)

Note: this recipe is not gluten-free, because of the flour used in the sauce. You can sub 3 tablespoons coconut flour + 3 tablespoons additional milk for the whole wheat flour.

This recipe makes 8 servings, mostly because we love leftover Pasta Nicoise. It’s like mac ‘n cheese that way, it just gets better with age. And just like mac ‘n cheese it’s best reheated in the oven so that you get to enjoy all the crusty browned bits. You don’t get that with a microwave.

 

Ingredients

4 packages shiritaki pasta – any shape

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, diced or very thinly sliced

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour

3 & 1/2 cups unsweetened plain nondairy milk (you can use dairy milk if you prefer)

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese

10 ounces drained white tuna

2 cups frozen peas, thawed

 

Instructions

Drain and rinse shirataki noodles, any shape that works for you. Place in a microwave safe bowl or medium sauce pan and cover with water. Liberally season with garlic salt. Bring to a boil, turn off heat and allow to sit until you’re ready to use them. I like to let the pasta sit in the salted water as long as possible.

When you’re ready, drain and rinse the pasta.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat melt the butter and olive oil together. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and cook until the flour is slightly golden, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Add drained pasta, stir to combine. Leave on heat until hot. Remove from heat and serve.