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Beef Stroganoff + Zoodles


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This was last nights dinner and it was delicious.  I can’t remember the last time I made beef stroganoff.  I included the link to my recipe and the only change I did was that I used lean ground beef.
I made noodles for the family but mine were zoodles.  What I love about zoodles is that I don’t feel that I’m missing out on the noodle experience.  Its so easy, just spiral your zucchini and add to plate then top with beef stroganoff.  Sometimes I place the zoodles in the microwave for 30 seconds to heat them up.  I don’t like soggy zoodles, raw is best to my liking.
Happy Saturday 🙂

Here’s my Beef Stroganoff recipe, hope you like it as much as my family does. 

https://marisaskitchentalk.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/beef-stroganoff/

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Mason Jar Salads


Mason Jars

I’ve seen many mason jar salads and I thought I’d give it a try.  Well I have to say it was a huge success, even my husband took it to work.  It’s just as convenient as a crockpot, you know when it’s time to eat that you have a nice meal waiting for you.  Food prep is about making your life easier. Sure it takes a little effort and time upfront but it is worth it. It is so rewarding to open up the refrigerator door and see healthy delicious meals ready to eat.  All week I didn’t have to wonder what to make for lunch since it was already waiting for me.  For the salad I chose to go with a variety of pickled veggies, but a high carb option is to add pasta, couscous, quinoa or rice etc.  

The options are endless when in comes to preparing food ahead of time so there really is no right or wrong way to do it.  Basically, it comes down to just making time and getting it done.  I used chickpeas as my protein since that’s what I had but you can use hard boiled eggs, tuna, grilled chicken etc.

Here’s the ingredients for the jars below but I plan on changing a few ingredients for this weeks batch.  Start with dressing at the bottom of the jar and then the more sturdy ingredients go in first and work your way up to the more delicate veggies, such as lettuce.

Ingredients:
2 Tb Ranch dressing 2 g
1/2 c chickpeas 13g
1/4 c corn 8g
3 cherry tomatoes 2g
62 grams of marinated artichokes 0g
3 slices of pickled beets 2g
30 grams garlic pickle slices 1g
43 grams shredded cabbage 2g (I used the bagged coleslaw)
43 grams broccoli slaw 2g (I used the bagged broccoli slaw)
1 cup chopped  romaine lettuce

I used 1 litre mason jars.

Calories: 355
Fat: 16 g
Carbs:46 g
Fibre: 12 g
Protein: 12g
Net Carbs:  34g

***Note to self*** Omit the corn, way to high in carbs for lunch.  🙂

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Full Day Of Eating 5


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Here’s a bunch of meals from Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks that have kept me busy in the kitchen.  Hope this gives you some options for your next meal, most of the meals you see have the recipes posted, just do a search in the recipe search box and you’ll find it.
The Blackened Brisket is a new recipe which will be posted soon.
All the best and Happy Low Carbing 🙂

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Full Day Of Eating 4


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After removing the skin, I added chopped parsley, EVOO, salt & pepper.

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We are away for the weekend visiting family, it was a 4 hour road trip.  While everyone else ate KFC, I had Wendy’s grilled chicken salad with 2 packets of lemon Caesar dressing, no croutons, = 11 net carbs.

Raspberry Fizz Drink


This drink is ridiculously easy and delicious, that after reading this simple recipe you’ll get the urge to go shopping and pick up the few ingredients to make this.

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup rasbperries (fresh or frozen)
8 oz club soda (I buy the low sodium)
fresh mint (I have this growing in my garden)
ice cubes

Preparation:

Using a blender purée the raspberries.

In a tall glass add ice cubes and pour puréed raspberries over ice then pour club soda and top it off with a sprig of mint.
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My Weekly Low Carb Menu~Jan 20, 2014


Hi all,

Here’s my low carb weekly menu for this week.

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** (for family)**  means I made it for the rest of my family and I won’t be having any.

Monday January 20 ~ Sunday January 26, 2014 

Monday
Crockpot Beef Chilli  

Pasta & marinara sauce (for kids)
Green salad with vinaigrette

Tuesday
Oven Roasted Chicken (legs, thighs, breast)
Green beans
Cheesy zucchini bake
Green salad with vinaigrette

Wednesday
Lentil Soup
Crockpot cabbage rolls (no rice, just meat & veggies inside)
Rice (for family)
Green salad with vinaigrette

Thursday
Meatloaf (lean ground beef, spinach, peppers & onions)

Rapini
Roasted potatoes (for family)
Green salad with vinaigrette

Friday
Crockpot Thai Beef
Rice (for family)
Veggie Stir-Fry (bell peppers, onions)
Spring rolls (for family)

Saturday
Baked Greek Meatballs Lettuce Wraps
Tzaziki sauce
Pita bread (for family)
Whole lettuce leaves for wraps
Oven fried cubanelle peppers
Greek Salad (tomato, cucs, feta, olives)

Sunday
Baked Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Ranch coleslaw
Baked french fries (for family)

Snacks:
Celery stuffed with cream cheese or all natural peanut butter
Sugar free biscotti
Zucchini chips
Sugar Free Jello
Atkins Protein Bar
Chapmans No Sugar Butter Pecan Ice cream 

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