Artificial vs. Natural Sweeteners

Have you ever read the back of a package of sweeteners found on the dining table in restaurants and coffee shops?  These are the little blue, pink and yellow packages?  Some of them have warning labels that say “This product contains 28% sodium cyclamate.  Cyclamates should be used only on the advice of a physician.”  […]

What Happens When You Eat Too Much Sugar

Have you heard that sugar is bad for you?  There is a lot of science now to back up what happens when you have too much sugar.  Let’s start off by talking about how the body deals with sugar. When I am referring to sugar, I am not just talking about the white powder so […]

What Exactly is Ketosis and is it Good or Bad For Me?

When you eat carbohydrates, they break down into glucose which is the main source of fuel for your bodies.  If however you eat very few carbs and only moderate amounts of protein (excess protein can be converted to blood sugar), your body will look for alternate ways to get energy from and it starts to […]

What to Look For in a Low Carb/Low Sugar Protein Bar

When hunger hits and it’s not meal time, I go for a protein bar.  Since I follow a low carb diet, I only buy bars but there are many very healthy bars that are not so low carb but are all natural, made from raw ingredients which include nuts and seeds, dates etc.  For the […]

How To Still Eat All Of Your Favorite Foods But Low Carb Version

Some people think that following a low carb or ketogenic diet is too difficult to follow especially for the long run but you would be completely wrong if you know how to substitute your favorite foods.  Let’s look at some alternative foods that are easy to make and taste virtually the same or better than […]

Coconut Flour Bread

This coconut flour bread is gluten free and has only 1 Net Carb Per Slice!  This recipe makes 1 loaf or 12 slices Ingredients: ½ cup coconut flour ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 6 eggs ½ cup melted coconut oil Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Sift together the dry ingredients. […]

Low Carb Naan Bread!

Two pieces is only 3 net carbs! Ingredients ¾ cup coconut flour 2 tablespoons ground psyllium husk powder ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 6¾ tablespoons melted coconut oil 2 cups boiling water coconut oil, for frying sea salt Garlic butter 3½ oz. butter 1 – 2 garlic cloves, minced Instructions Mix all dry […]

Cheese and Herb Biscuits

Cheese & herb biscuits (naturally from Angela on divaliciousrecipes.com) Only 1.2 Net carbs per biscuit and gluten free! Yields 24 Ingredients ½ cup (113g) butter, room temperature 1 ½ cup (170g) Cheddar Cheese, grated ½ cup (50g) Parmesan Cheese, grated 1 ½ (150g) cup ground almonds/almond flour ¼ cup (28g) coconut flour 2 tablespoons chopped […]

Strawberry Shortcake Cups

Gluten Free and only 2 Net Carbs!!! Servings: 12 Mini Cups Author: Angela Coleby Ingredients Dough 1/2 cup (56g) coconut flour 1/4 cup Erythritol or sugar substitute 1/2 cup 113g butter, unsalted softened 1 egg beaten 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt Filling 4oz 112g cream cheese softened 2 tablespoons […]

Zucchini Pizza Muffins

Again Angela comes up with such yummy low carb, gluten free foods.  I am definitely going to try this one!  Each muffin only has 2 net carbs and is gluten free!  How can you lose? Zucchini Pizza Muffins Course: Snack Servings: 10 Muffins Author: Angela Coleby Ingredients 1 zucchini grated 4 eggs 1/4 cup 57g […]