Monday, February 10, 2014

More Low Carb Deliciousness and a Yummy Low Carb Valentine Day Delight!

Yes...I'm still living the Low Carb Lifestyle, although the last few days I have been suffering from either allergies or a cold but I've been miserable and my mom has been taking care of me. My mom's idea of taking care of me is feeding me nothing but carbs!!! I did gain a few pounds but I'm back on the straight and narrow and hoping I don't get sick again. Moms...gotta love them!

First a dish you can do as an appetizer or like me you can just make it and call it dinner. It certainly fit the bill for a light dinner last week. A Pepper-Jack, Avocado Quesadilla on a Low Carb Tortilla! Mmmm, makes me want one right now!

Super easy to make too, just heat a skillet, take a tortilla and on one half put whatever kind of sliced cheese you want, I used Pepper Jack but Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese would work just as well. Slice a ripe avocado and layer on the cheese then heat it in the skillet until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is browned!

A couple of weeks ago I made Turkey Burgers sans Bun! All of the deliciousness of a regular burger without the carb-laden bread.

The Turkey Burger itself is seasoned with a bit of Taco Seasoning and Salt Free Seasoning and just fried in a pan with a bit of oil. Then I placed the patty on a plate and melted a slice of American Cheese on it. I made an easy dressing with some mayonnaise, sugar free ketchup and a spoonful of Dill Pickle Relish which I mixed up and spread on top and then lettuce! I wish I had added some diced onion, but I forgot. This was so filling and satisfying! Not bad right? Definitely not diet food!

Yesterday I remembered I had two packages of cream cheese in the fridge that I had to do something with. I remembered reading in one of the low-carb groups I belong to on Facebook that you could make muffins by mixing 2-8 ounce packages of cream cheese with a 1/2 cup of Splenda, a 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla and 2 eggs together then put into a lined muffin/cupcake pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Serves 12.

This is what you end up with...

For the photo I added a spoonful of sugar free strawberry jam, but you can eat it plain, it's sweet enough for that. I wouldn't say this is a muffin, more like a mini cheesecake and I think they would be perfect for a Valentines Day treat, don't you? It was delicious, I know because I always eat the props!

Looking forward to trying out more new recipes!


  1. Looks yummy, (no comment on the turkey). Glad to hear you are feeling better and back off the carbs.

    1. In fairness to the Turkey Burger; it's hard to take a picture of it that is flattering. It's like taking a picture of chicken, unless you put some kind of sauce on chicken it's just boring white meat, but it's delicious!!! I think you would like it because you aren't big on spicy foods. It has a very pleasant clean taste. Ground beef to me is only good when it's fresh, you can't re-heat or nuke it later because it tastes gamey/gamy?. Turkey is not like that.

      Maybe if I had diced up some tomato or put ketchup on it, it does look un-colorful. But it was good!!!!!

      I should have put it on the pink plate! I used to have a whole slew of pretty, colorful plates, but mom doesn't like a lot of dishes in the cabinet so I thinned them down and just kept these beige ones with pink hearts and flowers as they were the first plates I ever bought and I love them. Hmmm, I smell an Iwanna post for new plates! Know how you love those...ahahaha.

  2. I've been changing my good cholesterol is very very good but my bad cholesterol is being a little naughty. Looks like you have things well under control with these meals.

    1. My cholesterol is doing good with my new eating lifestyle, as is my blood pressure. I have an appointment next week for the beginning of a physical so hopefully things will still look good!


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