Archive for the 'Low Carb' Category

Recipe: Low carb popsicles

|June 10, 2011|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

While I'm at it – I may as well share another summer sensation that you can enjoy – guilt free!


All you need is one large (8 serving size) box of sugar-free jello and 1 quart of diet soda.


Pour 2 cups of diet soda in a saucepan and bring to a boil; remove from heat and stir in jello dry mix.  Pour in 2 cups cold diet soda.

Pour into molds and freeze – ENJOY!


Orange jello and orange pop, lemon or lime jello with lemon/lime pop, cherry jello with cherry pop, strawberry, grace, etc., etc., etc., and kids of all ages are happy!

Recipe: Low-carb Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe

|June 10, 2011|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

It's summer and it's hot.  Cold and refreshing treats feel so good and taste so good on a hot summer day.  If you are counting carbs – this recipe makes 8 servings with only 6 grams of carbs per serving. 

Many of my friends are on low-carb diets, and this is a real treat for them.  Been making this for years!


In saucepan, combine:

1 1/2 qts. half-and-half

1 qt heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 cups Splenda

6 egg yolks

1/3 teaspoon salt

and bring to a gentle boil.  Remove from heat; chill; add 2 tablespoons vanilla extract and approximately 30 ounces blackberries.  Let your ice cream maker do the work for you.


Best part – you can use raspberries, blueberries, a mix of berries – whatever you want for this.


Refreshing and delicious – and you can have seconds without feeling guilty.


Recipe: Zucchini Lasagna

|June 5, 2011|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

This recipe is something I've done for many years – and many of my friends are using it for their low-carb diets as well.

This is easy to make  as well.


We all have our own spaghetti/marinara sauce or white sauce type recipe (or Alfredo, or Carbonara, etc.) and I have several posted here as well.  So I won't post one now.  But you can use a can of tomato sauce added to your cooked ground beef or turkey or chicken and season with salt, pepper, garlic, parsley and Italian seasoning or basil – it's that simple.


I won't give any measurements – it's up to you and how much you are making.  This dish can be made for one, two, or dozens!


After browning your meat well, drain well, add tomato sauce; season.

Season to taste your ricotta cheeseusing salt, pepper and parsley.  If your cheese is dry, add an egg or two (once again – depending on how much you are making) and mix well.

Wash your zucchini (no need to peel unless it's a very large zucchini and the skins are tough) and slice into 1/8-inch rounds.  I place sauce in my casserole dish – just a thin layer on the bottom – some of my friends spray with non-stick cooking spray while some lightly coat with olive oil.  The choice is yours.

Then begin layering your lasagna – zucchini, ricotta, zucchini, ricotta, zucchini. 

Place a bit of sauce between the layers you want and also sprinkle between the layers a bit of grated Italian cheese of choice.  Top with sauce and more grated cheese and pop into a preheated 350* F. oven for 30  minutes or until heated through.


Recipe: Low Carb Fudgesicles

|June 5, 2011|read comments (2)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

At this time fo the year I think more people "snack" than actually eat.  By this I mean  – less real cooking, more fast foods or fast made foods and in the heat – sometimes it's a bit more junk-type foods and desserts.


We all enjoy frozen confections – and sometimes we over-indulge in calories or carbs.  So I like to make fudgesicles (luv chocolate!).


Just combine 1 small box of chocolate flavored instant pudding (sugar-free) with 1 1/4 cups water and 3/4 cup heavy cream.  That's it!


If you don't have popsicle molds, you can use 3 oz. bathroom Dixie cups.  Insert a popsicle stick and freeze.


Also try other flavors of pudding – and you can use regular pudding mix (with sugar) is you want.


Either way – these are good and refreshing!