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Low Carbing it to Loose a pound or 2

I’ve been trying to keep my Carb intake to a bare minimum these past few days. There’s a group on Facebook called The Low Carb Life. They’re a great bunch of folks, and the recipes are good. They have great ideas on snacks, suggestions and encouragement and every little bit helps.

I found some Peta Pockets at the store and they’re really good with only 9 grams of carbs for a whole one. I cut it in half to make a great sandwich. You know BREAD is the most missed thing for me when cutting down on carbs. I LOVE BREAD!!!! Oh wait, I think Oprah say that very same thing… LOL   Anyway, it’s so true. I do love bread!!!  I can live without pasta that doesn’t bother me at all and as for sweets, there are so many substitutions. My favorite is the Carb Smart Yogurt from Kroger. They have a large variety to choose from and NOT just Fruit there’s Key Lime Pie and Black Forest Cake, YES, I said Black Forest Cake and they’re ALL under 4 g of carbs each. Then there’s always the sugar-free jello with a little apple and nuts.

Folks, it’s been an exhausting couple of weeks for so many of our fellow Texans. Some are still waiting for the water to recede so they can get back into their homes to assess their damages. AND now Florida and the East coast is bracing for a killer hurricane. Hurricane Irma is THE most dangerous storm in History and she has her eyes all over Florida. I pray for those who are NOT leaving. It’s going to devastating!!! Ed read this morning there is a young woman in Florida with a toddler and an infant who refuses to leave saying she has 4 months of food for herself and her kids so she’s staying put…. Let’s ALL pray for them and everyone who is going to be affected by Irma.

Ed and I are going over to a Mongomery County shelter to help out this afternoon. They are in need of volunteers and it’s the least we can do since we were some of the lucky and Blessed ones who got NO damage and were high and dry during Hurricane Harvey.

Some of the out of town Army guys are stationed here in the park so they are close to the airport here in Conroe where the Army reserves are. They are here to help out storm victims. woo hoo Thank You Army!!!

Well, I kinda got off topic… I want to share some Low Carb stuff with ya.

      

Great for sandwiches or Tacos

Spicy Chicken Soup

Ingredients
1 Lg boneless skinless Chicken breast
1 sm onion, chopped
1/4 bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 c corn
1/2 c carrots
Tony Chachere’s
pepper to taste
Directions
Cut chicken into cubes, season with Tony Chachere’s and pepper then sauté in your pressure cooker or instapot once cooked through Add in all additional ingredients and cook on the soup setting.
NOTE* Sometimes I add in a little cabbage.
Another great Low Carb recipe is
Chicken Salad 
Ingredients
2 boneless skinless Chicken breast
2 chicken bullion cubes
1/2 cup water
1 c mayo, more or less to your taste
2 T sweet pickle relish (optional)
1/2 tsp celery seeds or 2 stalks of fresh celery, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Directions
Pressure cook chicken for 20 minutes with the bullion cubes and water, remove chicken and cool
while chicken is cooling mix together Mayo, pickle relish, celery seed, salt and pepper
When chicken has cooled to the touch, cut into small pieces shredding as you go
Then combine chicken to Mayo mixture and mix well.
Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
Spread a little Chicken Salad on a Flatout tortilla add lettuce and tomato slices roll up and enjoy.
Great for sandwiches, wraps or served on a chilled lettuce leaf with a side of mixed fruit.
I use the new Flatout  Tortillas I found at Kroger

 

Until next time… Happy Cooking!

 

 

2 thoughts on “Low Carbing it to Loose a pound or 2

  1. Lori Becker

    Debi where are you??

    Thanks for all the low carb info. For me, it is the best way to try to lose weight.

    Prayers for all in the south!!

    Reply
    1. Debi Post author

      Lori, I just got this!!! Something isn’t notifying me like it should. Please forgive me!! We were in Conroe and rode out the hurricane. Thank God we were on the north side of the lake or we would have flooded. We were parked on a hill and the water only reached the road below us. Thank You for the thoughts and prayers. (((hugs))) Debi

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