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10/26/18 9:01 P

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This sounds delicious to me!!!

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10/26/18 4:10 P

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I just found this sweet recipe. But it is just a little sweet....mostly fruity. I wasn't sure how I would like it but for me it satisfies.
for 12 servings

1 cup strawberry, diced
1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
cup coconut oil
1 cup cream cheese, softened

Place in paper muffin cups in muffin tin and freeze around 2 hours or more before eating. I just used an immersion blender to blend all ingredients. The recipe I found suggests a food processor.
It runs around 120 cals per "muffin" and just shy of 4 carbs
I did think it might be a good idea to stick something like a popsicle stick in them to make eating easier. So far I just pick up and use the muffin cups to hold.

Edited by: LAURELEI at: 10/26/2018 (16:13)
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11/22/11 5:02 P

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I will gladly share my recipe for asparagus/leek soup. I make it all the time and my family loves it, even the kids eat it all up, it's very tasty. I made this recipe up myself years ago and it's tried and true, but the original version contains some wild rice and some small white beans. For a lower carb version, I've cut out the wild rice and white beans. I'm sorry that I don't have the current carb counts though. emoticon

Asparagus/Leek Soup

3 Large leeks, whites only, sliced 1/2 inch thick and washed well
3 Tbs butter or coconut oil
1 large head cauliflower, chopped coarsely, bite sized
3 medium carrots (optional, depending on if your plan allows carrot slices in your soup)
3 ribs celery, sliced
2 1/2 quarts water
3 Tbs chicken base paste (such as Better Than Bouillon)
1 pound fresh asparagus, cut bite sized
1 pound fresh or frozen spinach leaves, torn or whole
1 cup heavy cream

This recipe can be made on the stovetop or in the crock pot. For crock pot, just saute the first 5 ingredients in a large sauce pan until leeks begin to caramelize and veggies are getting fork tender, then put them in the crock with the remaining ingredients except the cream. Set crock to low for as long as you want. Before dinner add the cream and heat thru.

For stove top, saute the veggies the same way, add the remaining ingredients except the cream, and cook on low for at least 35 minutes, till all veggies are soft. Then add cream and heat thru.

Other veggies can be added to this to create your own favorite version, such as mushrooms, turnips, cabbage, etc, it's fun to experiment. One thing to note though: one time I added broccoli and it completely took over and became "broccoli soup"---which is nice if you want broccoli soup, but it totally drowned out the other veggies.

I hope you like this as much as my family does.


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11/7/11 1:21 P

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I am paying attention to your responses as I am eager for those recipes too.
Sorry I can't be of help. I am week 4 and loosing slow so will be in induction for a while.
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11/6/11 5:32 P

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Hello, All,

I'm wondering if some of the experts here can help me with 2 recipe requests:

1) Last winter I REALLY enjoyed making vegetable soups, and getting a large
number of my veggies each day in soup form. Unfortunately, most of the recipes
that I used were really high in carbs, lots of beans and legumes. So I'm
wondering if anyone has any really yummy, low-carb-friendly, vegetable soup
recipes. I'm in the OWL phase, eating 35g of carb a day, and have at times
added foods up to the legume rung of the food ladder. I'd be up for a soup with
some legumes in it, but would prefer it if the beans were a really minor player,
at least until I know how I tolerate them. And, oh yes, I'd much prefer
something easy to make, and that stores well, as I usually make a crock-pot full
on a weekend, divide it into about 10 servings, and munch on it throughout the

I've found a lot of vegetable soup recipes, but I'm really hoping to get some
that are tried-and-true, and very yummy, as well as capable of supplying the
majority of my veggies for a day.

2) I'm starting to think about my Thanksgiving treat. I'm not sure that I want
to get the Atkins peanut butter cups. A nice low-carb pumpkin pie, or low-carb
cheesecake, or some other low-carb dessert, would be awesome as well. I plan on
limiting these "deserty" things to special occasions, like my birthday,
Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc., so again I'm looking for tried-and-true,
absolutely delicious recipes!

Thanks so much for any suggestions you may be able to offer!


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