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Mean Dean's Low Carb Corral

Now that I've taken off the extra weight, I'm moving into learning how to keep it off. So I'm pinning recipes I find along the way -- that are either low-carb, low-cal, or easily converted to be -- in both cases, often adding notes on how I might vary some ingredients.

Mean Dean's Low Carb Corral

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Filed under 'Enough about the ‪#‎PolarVortex‬', I give you "How to Smoke Pork Butts." Here's a yummy Pulled Pork Recipe article to help prep in the upcoming 70° Saturday they're predicting - - ‪#‎BBQ‬

Mean Dean's Gluten-Free Christmas Pancakes Preheat your griddle or pan to a med heat (I said medium, not high!) 1-1/3 cups Bob's Gluten-Free Whole Grain Oat Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Sea Salt (reg salt will do) 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 2 tsp Brown Sugar (or 1 packet Stevia) 1/4 tsp Cinnamon (or perhaps a bit more) 1/2 tsp Vanilla 2 Tbsp Peanut Oil (or veggie oil) 1 cup 1% Fat Buttermilk (or 2%, or whole) 2 Eggs (all the egg, not just the whites) Mix together materials, cook to taste.

Mean Dean’s 4 Ingredient, Gluten-free, Wheat-free Banana Pancakes in 8 easy-peasy steps 2 small, ripe bananas 4 large eggs 1/4 tsp of baking powder 1/4 cup of oatmeal ground into a flour Optional 1/8 tsp of cinnamon 1/16 tsp of cardamom 1/16 tsp of nutmeg pinch of very, finely ground coffee pecans or walnuts Steps: 1 - blend eggs at slow speed 2 - add spices 3 - add banana 4 - add oatmeal flour 5 - add baking power & nuts 6 - spray griddle 7 - cook small pancakes & med. temp 8 - eat ...

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Recipe - Maximize your nutrition by trading carbohydrate-rich rice noodles for low-glycemic and vitamin-A- rich spaghetti squash; 14g carbs & 21g protein. Personally, I might grind my own peanuts & use olive oil. Perhaps I might even skip the fish sauce by substituting some grilled salmon or talapia instead of chicken & adding my own garlic, salt & lemon instead-- or a sriracha+soy sauce combo.

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai - Dr. Mark Hyman

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Spicy Coconut Tomato Salad - no, its not bacon, but its also not bland. I think I'm going to try this recipe as-a is, except use fruit slices &/or juices to halve the sugar in the recipes. Either way, its a great way to bring in Spring.

90 Second Greek Omelet -- Running late? Here's a quick-n-healthy take on a Greek omelet recipe. The egg provides protein & the recipe is both low-carb and gluten-free ... though this Greek-boy is likely to add some minced onion, garlic, oregano, basil, black pepper & paprika into the mix.

Cincinnati-Style Turkey Chili - a recipe that is based off an old, authentic Cincinnati chili recipe ... the only thing I'd do different would be to hit it with a bit of cinnamon & perhaps a bit more cumin. Still an a lo-carb treat at 272 Calories; 13g Fat; 29g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber (7g Net Carbs) per serving. And as the author suggests, while they had it over 'Zucchini Pasta', I think I'd pile it up on some 'Spaghetti Squash' w/onions & a dollop of Greek Yogurt.

CINCINNATI-STYLE TURKEY CHILI - Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes

How To Make Spaghetti Squash - Spaghetti squash is one of my favorite vegetables! It’s truly amazing because it’s delicious, healthy, and can be used any where you would use pasta! The best part is it has only 40 calories and 8 grams of carbs per cup, verses traditional pasta that has 200 calories and 40 grams of carbs per cup! It can be baked, boiled, sauteed, or even microwaved, but regardless of which way you choose, it’s surprisingly simple to prepare!

How To Make Spaghetti Squash — Dashing Dish

Oven-baked Beef Jerky - I might spice up the marinate a bit and use a sugar substitute, but for how-to-technique, this recipe is hard to beat.

Beef Jerky in the Oven - a nice, simple recipe for the marinate & the cooking proceed. About the only things I would do different would be to elevate the meat on a cookie rack during the baking process .. and cover the cookie sheet under them with foil for easy cleanup.

Cauliflower & Tuna Salad — a combination of 2 foods I truly love, though the 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil seems a bit excessive. I think I'll cut that in half and sub the other half with a tablespoon and a half of Greek yogurt. This will not only reduce the calories, but also make the salad a bit creamier.

Cauliflower and Tuna Salad — Recipes for Health

Candice’s Low-Carb Chili - a hearty recipe that combines 2lbs of beef w/2lbs of ground pork. Yum! I'd reduce some calories & fat using beef stock over oil while caramelizing the peppers, along w/real-deal onions & garlic (as opposed to the prescribed powders). I might also go w/a tomato I dice myself vs. a can of crushed as I like it fresh. Also, when working with beans, I find it best to LEAVE them out until just before you serve the chili, this way they don't get soggy & mushy.

Cheap Microwave Gourmet Popcorn Recipe - In the Bag, or 'dans le sac' as the French might say. Either way, I almost didn't pin this recipe because of the high glycemic INDEX of popcorn of 79. However 1 cup of air popped popcorn has a glycemic LOAD of 4 which is low, delivering only 5 net carbs. And though I prefer mine via a Nordic Ware Microwaver Popper (, I might the prescribed brown paper bag trick at work as it is sans unhealthy chemicals & cleanup is the recycle bin.

Low carb pulled pork recipe - the only thing this recipe is missing is a link to a cole slaw that's equally lo-carb & tasty. I really like the prescribed rub. Living here near Raleigh, part of me is tempted to see what we can do with some balsamic vinegar & perhaps a bit less tomato sauce. I also like using a slightly more expensive tenderloin as opposed to a shoulder, but either way you cut it, pulled pork done right in the crock-pot is an awesome treat.

Low carb pulled pork recipe

Crockpot Tuesday–Seasoned Pulled Pork (low carb and kid versions) -- There are so many things to like about this recipe. They suggest pork chops, but I'm thinking we could sub in a pork tenderloin; seared on the grill 1st. Similarly, real onions & garlic in the crockpot rather than granulated &/or flakes on the rub. But what I really, really like about this recipe is how it calls for an orange to sweeten the deal. That's something I won't change as it sounds both smart, healthy & tasty.

Avocado Hummus - which I also understand goes by the name of Guacummus and/or Hummole. Regardless of what you call it, I like this recipe better than other, similar entries that call for cilantro. I like cilantro, but I like the idea of spinach better. I also like how they call for bean liquid or veggie stock ... instead of oil. I'd suggest using the same to make the 1/4 cup homemade tahini, and boom ... both lo-carb and lower-cal! Note, I said 'lower cal, as compare to oil-based tahini

let the food speak - Edible Perspective -

Low Carb Layla: Crockpot Barbacoa Beef -- it all works for me except the 'induction friendly' call for a cup of diet soda. I think instead this would be one of those cases where I'd split the additional 60 calories & 16 carbs agave nectar introduces across the 6-to-8 servings this makes. Either that, toss some agave or perhaps an orange into the crockpot recipe to lend sweetness without aspartame .

Low Carb Layla: Crockpot Barbacoa Beef

Slow Cooker Carnitas - I almost want to call this Cincinnati Style as the spices are very close to the famed chili recipe. I might first braise the pork on the grill first. Other than that, perhaps a can of unsweetened tomato puree if I went all-in for the Cincinnati Chili Style Carnitas.

Mexican Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas - out of a dozen or so recipes, this one hits the right combo of practical, tasty & lo Carb. Only instead of pre-browning the pork in a skillet, I'd use my grill. Still, these are good stats: Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 4 oz (1/2 cup) • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 pts Calories: 176 • Fat: 7.7g • Protein: 25.8 g • Carb: 1.3 g • Fiber: 0.1 g

Mexican Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas | Skinnytaste

Infographic: Low Carb Diet Myths and Misconceptions -- This visual discusses some common myths and misconceptions associated with low carb lifestyle. Many people believe that these diets ban the consumption of carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, and alcohol.

Low Carb Diet Myths - Low Carb Foods

Low-Carb Black Bean Chili - only I'll brown the onions using beef broth in a good non-stick pan, rather than employ cooking oil. Some might even use a bit of the beef's grease, but I usually grill meat I put into chili to give it a nice smokey savour; so fat chance on that technique unless I put some beef on the side.

Baked Zucchini Fries - Which in fact we cooked-up last night with a similar recipe. Only instead of bread crumbs, we ground-up a mix of almonds and pumpkin seeds into a fine meal, and then added some McCormick Italian Spices so it tastes like the bread crumbs you buy in a store. Calories are about the same, but the fiber/carb content is much better, as well the amount of protein & nutrition delivered. Plus, I personally like the more 'buttery' taste the combo of almonds + pepitas adds.

Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe | Six Sisters' Stuff

Baked Chicken Fajitas - which I think I'll only modify by using PAM Olive Oil to spray, instead of 'grease' the pan. I'll also replace the 2 tablespoons vegetable oil with the same amount of a stout veggie or chicken stock. Other than those minor adjustments, this recipe is good-to-go, though I'm having mine on a lettuce wrap rather than a bread tortilla.

Baked Chicken Fajitas Recipe | Six Sisters' Stuff

Gobhi ke sabzi/ Cauliflower Veggie - only let's see what happens using a vegetable or chicken stock instead of oil ... or at least to cut the oil by half.

Healthy Chicken Salad - only I'd swap out regular low-fat yogurt with Greek yogurt, and possibly use a honey crisp or Fuji apple over a granny smith.

Healthy Chicken Salad - Whole Living Eat Well