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Low Carb Recipe Swap


Low Carb Recipe Swap

Eating low carb does not have to be a bland, nasty experience.  For those of us who use the low carb option to help control our blood sugar, the quest for new low carb recipes is an ongoing challenge.  This is a place where we can talk about cooking techniques, post recipes,  and add ideas to benefit all of us on this journey.


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Treatment for Low blood sugar

Started by BeBe. Last reply by Rich May 28, 2014. 2 Replies

Worrying about all the sugar in the snacks we use to treat low blood sugar. Any suggestions for 15gram packaged snacks that will fit in supply kit?Continue

Tags: snacks, packaged

Mexican Style Foods

Started by Debra. Last reply by Mari Apr 25, 2014. 35 Replies

Although I am French and Irish, I miss Tex Mex the most of all. I have come up with several recipes that have so far satisfied my needs. However I am still looking to add more to my collection! Pinkypurse suggested different ethnic foods to me and I…Continue

Where do you get your cooking supplies?

Started by sdkate. Last reply by Sheila Fitz Mar 2, 2013. 1 Reply

I realize this is going to sound like a stupid question, but I live in a small town, with the largest grocery store of any kind, except Wally World, miles away. Even the local stores don't carry things like almond milk, almond flour,erythocil,…Continue

Tags: affordable, cost, ingredients, locating

Egg-less Low Carb Breakfast Ideas?

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by CG Feb 18, 2013. 15 Replies

Any ideas for breakfasts under 5g carbs that don't include eggs?? Or at least so that you can't taste the eggs? I'm sick of them lately and getting bored with my usual go-to alternatives...Continue

Stevia-based recipes for drinks

Started by TheTurtleMoves. Last reply by RBA Dec 24, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello folks,I have here a bunch of recipes for sweetened drinks that are affectionately called:Red, Blue and Other Drink ConcoctionsWhat are these? Replicas of a variety of sugary beverages made with Stevia (a plant-based, non-toxic/carcinogenic,…Continue

Tags: sugar-free, colada, zero, carb, low

Bread Ideas

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by BadMoonT2 Oct 10, 2012. 14 Replies

I know, you're probably thinking, "I can't have bread!" This is for bread and bread substitutes that are low carb or low GI.

More Low-carb Cheesecake possibilities

Started by Judith. Last reply by Debra Oct 4, 2012. 3 Replies

Ya Sure Yabetcha CheesecakeMy Mom was an original contributor to the first Betty Crocker Cookbook back in the 50s. She traded recipes back and forth and at 89 can’t remember the source on this one or who she developed it with. She can’t do much in…Continue

Great Place to Shop for LOW Carb Ingredients

Started by Debra. Last reply by Kim S. (onesaint) Sep 21, 2012. 6 Replies


Oriental Style Foods

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by Debra Feb 4, 2012. 14 Replies

The following food types are featured here: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, etc. Since most Oriental cultures have rice or noodles as the main part of their meals, low-carb recipes are definitely needed for us to be able to enjoy them…Continue

Tags: low-carb, food, oriental, recipes

Party Food Ideas

Started by Debra. Last reply by Debra Feb 4, 2012. 8 Replies


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Comment by Trudy on November 9, 2012 at 7:12am

The original question was something about finding substitutes for flour. Anyway I find it very useful.

Comment by Gerri on November 9, 2012 at 6:47am

Arrowroot isn't a grain, if that's what you mean by a flour. It thickens quickly.

Comment by Trudy on November 9, 2012 at 6:42am

Is arrowroot a flour? I substitute it for cornstarch. Cornstarch is often used for a thickener, and I can't eat corn.

Comment by Sheila Fitz on November 9, 2012 at 6:01am

Comment by Sheila Fitz on November 9, 2012 at 6:00am

Xanthan Gum is a Corn product, so anyone who is allergic to corn should avoid it. I use cereal free baking powder by Featherweight - in case anyone needs that information.

Comment by Debra on November 8, 2012 at 11:14pm

I use Guar gum too, haven't decided which one I like the best. I often have thickened white sauces with cream cheese.

Comment by drsoosie on November 8, 2012 at 4:28pm

Thanks Gerri I had the same idea about the xanthum gum.

Comment by Gerri on November 8, 2012 at 2:14pm


To thicken sauce, you can add xanthan gum. Just a tiny bit is needed, about 1/8 tsp. Stir in very well. Cold butter stirred in thickens, so does grated cheese, if they'll work with the type of sauce.

For things like pudding, I add corn starch. At 3 carbs tsp divided between a number of servings, the carbs are negligible.

Comment by Debra on October 4, 2012 at 12:35am

Judith, I have baked this Walnut cake and we all LOVED it.
Thanks for posting it~

Comment by Janine on September 27, 2012 at 2:39pm

Thank you everyone I hope to learn a lot about myself


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