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Recipes I've Shared:

Tuna Salad

Low carb tuna salad. If you are looking for low-fat or low-calorie, this ain't it.

Adjust the mayo and relish to taste.

Beef Jerky (low carb, nutrition per ounce cooked)

A simple beef jerky recipe. ~1 carb per serving.

3.5 lbs of raw meat turns into ~1 lbs 10 oz when we do it

Taco Soup

A simple and filling taco soup our kids love.

Kid's Chili (per cup)

A simple but tasty recipes our kids love.

Simple Bean Soup (nutrition is approx. per cup)

Just a simple but filling bean soup that's really cheap to make.

Very Good (1 rating)
Green Drink

High fiber, low fat, vitamin rich alternative to protein shakes. I use it as a quick breakfast / meal replacement when I'm short on time.

It's high in vitamins A, B-12, B-2 (riboflavin), and C with good doses of calcium, iron, and manganese, too.

Potato starch is a "resistant starch" meaning it is primarily undigested as it passes through your body. Also, it can help regulate blood sugar and acts as a prebiotic, feeding the good bacteria in your intestines.

Plus, it helps keep me feeling full until lunchtime.

I am sharing this for two reasons . . . 1) now I can use the recipe in my diet tracker and 2) if you are looking for a HIGH NUTRIENT drink as an occasional DIY meal replacement, this one fits the bill really well.

PS: Drink it right away. If you let it sit, the fiber begins to gel.

PPS: I already know it doesn't taste very good. I slam it down pretty fast.

Delicious Balsamic Dressing with Macadamia Oil

This recipe uses macadamia nut oil for its healthy fat profile.

Fat Bread (from

The original recipe can be found here:

(I just added it to SP so I could use it in my daily nutritional calculator.)

From the original intro:

"Here's the third—and likely final installment for a while—in my quest to make a decent bread...that not only tastes and acts like bread, but excels in terms of Paleo nutrition. Mission accomplished."

Helluva Low Carb Burger

The bomb. Less than 10 carbs total as long s you don't have a bun.

(Based on the Double Mega Extreme Cheeseburger from Burger Extreme in Rowlett, Texas.)

Steak Sauce, the Simplest, Best Ever!

There are ZERO carbs in this delicious and utterly simple steak sauce. It just doesn't get easier, or better, than this.

Low-Carb, Simple Tartar Sauce

This ultra-simple tartar sauce is tasty and preparation is a snap!

It has just 0.3g carbs per serving and is perfect for a low-carb meal of, baked broiled, or grilled fish!

No-Pasta Chicken Lasagna

Only 14.7 net carbs per serving.

Another Low Carb Chili

Net carbs = 3.3 per cup

Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies

Adapted from paleOMG ( by substituting 1/2 unsweetened applesauce for the raw honey called for in the recipe.

For 16 brownies, this comes out to 6.6 net carbs per brownie.

If you leave in the honey, it has 14.3 net carbs per brownie.

Low-Carb Cheesecake

Almost Perfect - Cream Cheese Version (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

A cream cheese version of a delicious and simple low-carb dessert recipe I got from my German uncle.

Only 1.1 carbs per serving.

Almost Perfect - Sour Cream Version (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

A delicious and simple low-carb dessert recipe I got from my German uncle.

Only 1.8 carbs per serving.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Apple Pancake Rings (Grain-Free, Low-Carb-ish)

(Adapted from

Thinly sliced apples dipped in pancake batter and pan fried, serve like pancakes with a kick. Any pancake batter will do the trick, this one uses coconut flour.

Mildly tart apple + nutty cinnamon + sweet pancake batter = delightful breakfast and a fun presentation.

Cinnamon Roll Scones (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

Adapted from

I did not have the powdered erythritol or liquid sweeteners used in the original recipe so I substituted packets of Truvia and Splenda.

Homemade Fermented Ketchup

Homemade lacto-fermented ketchup is thankfully devoid of processed sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Historically, most condiments were lacto-fermented in the era before refrigeration and hot water bath canning. This natural fermentation method provided an easy way to preserve food while giving it a pleasantly sour taste. As it turns out, these naturally cultured foods were also full of beneficial, probiotic bacteria. If you want to try your hand at getting more of these lacto-fermented foods into your diet, culturing your condiments is a simple way to start.

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

I adapted this recipe from the Lighter Side of Low Carb ( In changing this recipe, I:

— removed the walnuts
— added vanilla extract
— used Truvia for the sugar substitute (with the carbs from the erythritol netted out since it is non-glycemic)
— changed the # servings from 42 to 20 (I make bigger cookies than they do)
— substituted some chopped up Divine Chocolate 85% dark chocolate bar for their Ghirardelli 60% dark chocolate morsels

They still come out to just 2.0 net carbs per cookie.

(4.1 total carbs, 2.1 fiber, 0.5 sugars)

"These cookies are not Atkins induction friendly, but they are low carb, gluten free and sugar free, and vegetarian friendly."

New John's Large Oopsies (Gluten-Free Rolls)

This is a slightly larger batch of the standard Oopsie recipe, cut into 8 servings instead of 6.

New John's Famous Low Carb Spaghetti Sauce Batch 529

A delicious low-carb spaghetti sauce (8 net carbs per cup)

Low Carb Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

**This recipe counts as TWO servings.**

For people not afraid of good fats, this is a low carb adaptation of a recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPITFIRE12 (

I substituted almond flour for the all-purpose flour, one whole egg for the two egg whites, Truvia* for the sugar, heavy whipping cream for the skim milk, and coconut oil for the applesauce.

You might also try macadamia nut oil, if you prefer, without changing the carb count. This also switches much of the fat from saturated to monounsaturated. I prefer the coconut myself.

The original recipe had about 200 calories and more than 40 net carbs per serving.

This one clocks in at almost 400 calories but only 2.7 net carbs per serving.


* If you want, you can use 8 packets of Truvia. I suggest using 4 and 4 of another type of sugar substitute because, in my experience, mixing sweeteners offers a rounder taste and a synergy (the combined effect of two together is greater than either individually; 1A+1B=3) not found when using a single type. IOW, using 4 + 4 makes it sweeter than using 8 of a single sweetener.

Oopsies (Low Carb Rolls) + Almond Flour (1 roll / svg)

This is a variation of Cleochatra's original Oopsie rolls (

I thought they needed a bit more oomph to be a little more bread-y so I reduced the cream cheese by half an ounce and added the almond flour.

It still comes out to 0.9 net carbs per roll!

Incredible! (1 rating)
Low Carb Spaghetti Sauce

A really good low carb spaghetti sauce.

Low Carb Balsamic Salad Dressing (1T = 1 serving)

A simple balsamic and olive oil salad dressing.

Each serving = 1 tbsp

Very Good (3 ratings)
Low Carb Jerky

This is a delicious homemade jerky recipe we developed because we were tired of expensive store-bought jerky which contained lots of sugar and not nearly enough flavor.

I set the # of servings to 100 to make it easy to convert to however many slices you make.

Enjoy but be careful . . . it is highly addictive and you may find yourself eating it all at once!

Energy Bar (adapted from Mark's Daily Apple)

A Primal-friendly energy bar adapted from Mark's Daily Apple.

He has 1 teaspoon of raw honey in the original bar. You may chose to replace that with agave nectar if you want something that has a lower glycemic index.

It doesn't change the calories or carb content.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Low Carb Adapted Flourless Dark Chocolate Torte

A rich a creamy dessert without flour or sugar.

Net carbs for this adapted version:

— 6.2 for a full serving
— 3.1 for a half

(Adapted to lower carbs from

WW Citrus-Garlic Pork Loin

The tangy citrus juices in this dish bring out the flavor of the pork without overwhelming it.


My tweaks to the original recipe:

* Make it more intense: Reduce the sauce a lot; the original WW recipe calls for what amounts to a flavored au jus which just doesn't cut it
* Make it 4HB friendly: Cut the grapefruit juice to cut the sugars in half and make it a bit more tangy; if you keep the grapefruit juice, use grapefruit juice cocktail, not straight juice, or the end result will be slightly bitter

Low Carb BBQ Sauce

A delicious vinegar-based sauce which is good for a low carb or slow carb diet.

It makes about 5 cups of sauce which is about 80 two-tablespoon servings. Each serving has 1.7 carbs of which 1 is sugars (from the tomatoes and onions).

If you want to lower the carb count even more, you could consider using dried onion flakes or onion powder. I prefer the real deal. YMMV.


Mom's Cheesecake, Low Carb Version

A fantastic cheesecake, rich and creamy, altered for use in Atkins and other low-carb diets.

(The original is the same but with 2 cups sugar in place of the sweetener and with a standard graham cracker crust.)

When made in a 10-inch springform pan and cut into 16 servings, this delicious cheesecake has only 3.6 net carbs per serving.

I am counting net carbs as:

Total carbs - fiber + sweetener carbs

Truvia counts for zero carbs because it is made with non-glycemic stevia and erythritol.

Each Splenda packet is one carb. So is each Equal packet. Together they add 8 carbs to the entire cheesecake so that comes out to 0.5 carbs per slice.

SO . . . 4.1 total carbs - 1.0 fiber + 0.5 sweetener carbs = 3.6 carbs per slice.


If you make it without the crust (omitting all the nuts and the almond flour), total carbs drops to 2.4 per slice.

Chunky Spicy 5 Carb Low Carb Chili

A good recipe for low carb chili. No more mush that slides around your mouth like it's trying to escape...this recipe uses large diced beef roast to add chunks you can sink your teeth into.

Approx. 10 BIG servings with 5 carbs per serving.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Really Good Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings

THIS IS NOT MY RECIPE. It was created by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt over at

See this page for complete details:

I only put it here so I could have the nutritional info.

BTW -- if you are in the induction phase of Atkins, count each teaspoon of Frank's Red Hot (24 tsps) as 1/2 of a carb.

So, all told, this recipe would count as approximately 13 carbs for 4 pounds of wings.

That's only 3 carbs per serving (about 10 wings).

Not bad at all!

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