I can't remember if I have posted these before or not, but we are big fans of this flavor of Blue Diamond Almonds. The jalapeño smokehouse has a great taste and isn't wen really hot. Just has a good flavor. I highly recommend it for your arsenal of low carb snacks.
I decided to be a little ambitious the other day and make my own jalapeno poppers.
All in all I think it turned out to be pretty successful however I probably could've cooked them a longer. My poppers still had a little bit of a crunch to them and a good jalapeno popper should be a little bit more cooked and soft. Even so it's a great low-carb appetizer and easy to make. Here's what you do:
1. Get some fresh jalapenos. Cut off the ends. And sliced down the side.
2. Fill each jalapeno with some cream cheese.
3. I added a little bit of Schmucker's sugar-free raspberry jam. This will add a little sweetness to contrast the creaminess of the cream cheese.
4. Lastly I wrapped bacon around each jalapeño and stuck a toothpick threats of the bacon but not fall off.
5. Stick them in the oven at 400°. And let them cook. It's important at about halfway through the process to turn the poppers so the bacon gets cooked on both sides. Often times bacon wrapped around something doesn't get cooked very evenly so it's okay to let your bacon Chris it up a little harder than you might normally like it breakfast. Because the other sides probably going to be a little undercooked.
You can play around with the cooking time yourself and decide what you like best. And maybe and try some different jams. It's low-carb, it's tasty, and A great snack for movies, Sporting events, or even little get together.
When I decided to try one of Campbell's slow cooker sauces I expected something that tasted little bland. Maybe something that's a little bit more in the vein of a stew. When I try the Moroccan Spiced Stew I was thoroughly blown away.
When I was looking at the selection of sauces they had in the store I was drawn to this particular one because it involved chicken. That appealed to me because my wife and I had a lot of chicken in our freezer at the time and finding new ways to use it seem like a good idea. Neither of us are very big on olives and when I saw that the sauce did contain olives I was a bit skeptical at first. My opinion started to change the minute I walked home and smelled the aroma that the slow cooker was producing from the result of the sauce simmering with the chicken all day. It smelled delicious.
And the taste was in that much different. What's great about this particular meal is that it has a good amount of spice it taste like something I go to a Thai restaurant or a Mediterranean restaurant and order off the menu. We served ours with the rice which of course means added carbs. But if you wanted you could easily use it cauliflower rice substitute or just have a plain like a stew. Sauce doesn't lack any flavor. My wife and I even used some low-carb tortillas to dip into the stew and act almost like pita bread. The great thing about this two for us is we really didn't even taste the olives that much. It blends into the flavor of the sauce so well that it's not a hindrance.
This is a perfect meal to have on a cold day you don't want to do a lot of cooking. You could do it on a hot day as well and it will be just as delicious but there's something about the spiciness of the sauce going along with the chicken that really set the tone for the rest of your evening.
We are definitely going to check out some other slow cooker sauces by Campbell's. This one was a hit and incredibly easy to do. The fact that my wife was able to make this meal by herself at home while handling our newborn is a testament to that. Any moms out there know that cooking a meal with a baby is no easy task.
If you are looking for a protein shake that is low in sugary and may be a better substitute for the Atkins drinks, look no further. Premier Proteins Shake are really ow carb.
What may be my personal favorite is the Premier Protein Strawberries and Cream flavor. It does a great job of offering a sweet taste without having that chalky taste that some other protein shakes have. It almost tastes like strawberry milk. Its very cream and goes down smooth.
At two carbs per shake you can't beat that and it has a bunch of vitamins in it to help you get what you need. It's probably not going to fill you up by itself, but with a small snack you could easily make this a meal.
I should mention that the Costco near us stocks these in bulk if you want to save a little money and stock up.
Got the occasional craving for the saltiness of potato chips or need something to satisfy that late night crunch you are looking for? Well, After doing some searching I came across a great snack that has a pretty decent carb count. Veggie Straws have a simple tasty and due to their light airiness you can have quite a bit of them in a single serving.
Each Straw in the bag has its own veggie tasty, but they all work together great and the saltiness is great for sitting by the TV to watch the game or your favorite movie/tv show.
Serving Size is about 38 straws with about 15 carbs per serving.
It's not tiny, but its much better than other snacks. if you are doing induction then you probably should avoid them, but if you have lots your weight and are just maintaining, these are a great option.
Well played Atkins. You've done it again.
I was hesitant with Atkins doing a seafood dish. Seems like risky business to me. This was a pretty tasty treat though. I would have to say that the Atkins Shrimp Scampi may be one of my favorite frozen dinners so far.
The sauce that the shrimp and broccoli comes with has a very nice garlicky taste to it that isn't overpowering and has a good buttery taste. Everything really works well together in this one. I could always use a bit more broccoli in a dish like this. If you made it at home you could probably add a bit more of your own to help bulk up your meal so you weren't hungry for more afterwards.
Heres a question, whats the deal with the noodles? Are they a special noodle? I would be curious to know? Low carb? There isn't many noodles in the dish, but they are there and its kind of nice to feel like you are almost eating pasta again.
Granted if you dont like shrimp this one probably is not for you, but I love this one. Great to have a change from some of the other Beef dishes.
I feel like writing a review for Atkins New Chocolate Peanut Candies is silly. Only because they taste just like peanut M&Ms. I guess you can figure out for yourself if they are good or not then.
Do you like peanut M&Ms? Yes? If so you will like these.
Do you hate peanut M&Ms? Yes? Well then you are a fool.
One thing that's great about these is how they come in individual packs. This is a great way to help someone like myself to control not eating them all in one sitting. Although that may still happen with the added shame of opening up all the smaller packs. Time can only tell.
Who else has had these?
Low Carb Food Ideas.