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Old 06-04-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Low Carb Recipes for Penny Pinchers....

I know there is a great Penny Pincher thread out there.....but do we have one for Low Carb Recipes for Penny Pinchers......
I need one!!!

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Cream Cheese Crack Muffins

2 - 8 oz pkgs of cream cheese
1/2 cup of Splenda
2 Eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla

mix together and pour into lined muffin pan and back at 350 for about 15 mins or until done

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Low Carb Pizza Crust

2 cups of moz. cheese
1 cup of ched. cheese
3 large eggs
seasoning of your choice (I use oregano, garlic powder, basil)

Bake for 15 to 20 mins @ 450 degrees

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Fritatas (I eat these for breakfast all the time)

3 eggs
2 Tbsp of heavy whipping cream
3 strips of crispy bacon broken into pieces
1/2 cup of ched. cheese
1/2 cup of moz. cheese

mix everything together and fill lined muffin pan. bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 10 mins
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:54 AM   #3
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dannnnnnnnng! there's a lot of cheese in my diet! :blush:
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Cream Cheese Crack Muffins

2 - 8 oz pkgs of cream cheese
1/2 cup of Splenda
2 Eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla

mix together and pour into lined muffin pan and back at 350 for about 15 mins or until done

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Low Carb Pizza Crust

2 cups of moz. cheese
1 cup of ched. cheese
3 large eggs
seasoning of your choice (I use oregano, garlic powder, basil)

Bake for 15 to 20 mins @ 450 degrees

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Fritatas (I eat these for breakfast all the time)

3 eggs
2 Tbsp of heavy whipping cream
3 strips of crispy bacon broken into pieces
1/2 cup of ched. cheese
1/2 cup of moz. cheese

mix everything together and fill lined muffin pan. bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 10 mins
Wow! Thanks for the great ideas/recipes!! Can't wait to try 'em!
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:57 AM   #5
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:03 AM   #6
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I posted this recipe on another thread...but figured it may be suitable here too.
Most of the ingredients you most probably already have in your pantry/fridge.
I'm posting the 'original' recipe...and will note the alterations that I made....

Sugar Free Fudge (original recipe)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Butter
2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
24 (1 g) packets Equal sugar substitute
8 ounces cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Melt butter in small saucepan, or microwave.
Stir in chocolate until melted.
Add Equal and vanilla, mixing well.
Combine cream cheese and chocolate mixture until it is completely mixed; may use the mixer if you want.
Stir in chopped pecans.
Spread in an 8-inch square pan that has been greased well with butter.
Refrigerate until firm and cut into 1-inch squares. Store in refrigerator.

*the alterations that I made are as follows: I used 20 packages of Stevia in lieu of the Equal....and I sub'd Almond Meal in lieu of the pecans. The stevia sweetness settled down a bit after setting overnight in the fridge ~~ but will try it with less packs the next time....I think I may try it with 5-10 less packs to see how it tastes...and tweak from there.
This is very good....really takes care of the sweet tooth and/or chocolate urges you may have.
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Faux Cheese Crackers

Deluxe American cheese slices (and yes... it has to be deluxe cheese and not regular sliced cheese)

Cut one square of cheese into abou 8 to 12 squares tiny squares (depending on large you like your crackers.
Put cut cheese sliced on a sheet of parchment paper (be careful to to put them too close together) around the edge
Microwave about one minute on high or until the crackers brown
Remove the parchment from microwave and let the crackers cool

I make big batches of these and store them in tupperware for a quick snack
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:23 AM   #8
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Diet Rite Cola Chicken

Diet Rite Cola Chicken

Feeds 4

4 chicken breast
1 can diet rite cola
1/2 cup low carb ketcup

put in a medium sauce pan (yes the raw chicken too) and bring to a boil. Put a lid on it and turn to medium heat for 30 minutes......take the lid off an let simmer for another 10 minutes.

This makes a really good bbq chicken. I shread it up and just keep some in the fridge.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:24 AM   #9
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Linda's Cabbage & Hamburger

CABBAGE AND HAMBURGER
I just browned some ground beef, drained it, then stir-fried it with chopped cabbage. I cooked it until the cabbage was tender then seasoned to taste.

Makes about 8 servings

Per Serving: 215 Calories; 13g Fat; 20g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
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Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken

Crock pot Rotisserie Chicken

1 whole chicken
Spray olive oil
Lawry's seasoned salt

Ball up aluminum foil and put in bottom of crock pot. Place seasoned chicken on top. Cook 4-6 hours.


BTW, I'm pulling all these off the THREE INGREDIENT RECIPE THREAD HERE:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...t-recipes.html

So they are all THREE INGREDIENTS AND EASY TO MAKE.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:27 AM   #11
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Any easy meatball recipes????
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Tammy's 3 Ingredient Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

4-5 chicken breasts
1 can diet orange soda
1/3 cup soy sauce

Combine chicken, soda and soy in gallon freezer bag. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Basted it every now and then while it is cooking. I have also made this in the crock pot it has wonderful flavor.
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3 Ingredient Crock Pot Pepperocini Beef

Pepperocini Beef

Put a 4-5 lb roast (i buy whatever is on sale) in the crock pot and dump a good size jar of pepperocinis w/ juice on top. Cook on high for 1/2 hour then reduce to low and cook for 8-10 hours.

This is spicy but soooo good! I usually don't eat the peppers, the beef is excellent served on those microwaved cheddar or parmesan cheese chips things.
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Any easy meatball recipes????
As far as I know meatballs are always a PITA with lots of ingredients. Which is why I buy the premade kind... only they are expensive which defeats the purpose of this thread (but man are they easy)
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3 Ingredient Crock Pot Chili Roast

1 roast
1 large can rotel tomatoes w/ green chiles (hot or mild)
1 can chiles...

Then cook all day or 4 hours...
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CABBAGE AND HAMBURGER
I just browned some ground beef, drained it, then stir-fried it with chopped cabbage. I cooked it until the cabbage was tender then seasoned to taste.

Makes about 8 servings

Per Serving: 215 Calories; 13g Fat; 20g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
yummy............
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4 Ingredient Cabbage Alfredo

Cabbage Alfredo

Thinly sliced cabbage "noodles"
1-2 T Butter

Brown cabbage in butter until tender and crispy. Add 1/4c cream and 1/4 c dry grated parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.

Ok--4 ingredients but delicious!
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3 Ingredient Tuna Muffins

TUNA MUFFINS
1 can tuna drained
3 eggs
2 cups cottage cheese
grated onion for taste
salt and pepper
mix together put in sprayed muffin tins and bake for 30 minutes at 350
Calories 65 Fat 1.9, carb 1.17, prot 10g
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Lesleys 3 Ingredient Sloppy Joe's

LC Sloppy Joes:

Brown a pound or two of hamburger; drain. Squeeze in enough Heinz One Carb ketchup and mustard to make a nice orange color (I'd say it's twice as much red as yellow). Inhale.

I LOVE IT. My family eats it on buns or scoops it with chips, and I eat it with a spoon from a bowl. Good stuff and I always have the ingredients on hand.
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Dana Carpenters 3 Ingredient Sloppy Joe's

Sloppy Jose

1lb. ground beef
1 cup salsa (mild, medium, or hot, as you prefer)
1 cup shredded Mexican style cheese

Brown the beef and drain off the fat. Stir in salsa & cheese and heat until cheese is melted.

Serves about 4. 4gr. of carbs & 1gr fiber, for a total of 3 net carbs and 27gr. protein.
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LC Sloppy Joes:

Brown a pound or two of hamburger; drain. Squeeze in enough Heinz One Carb ketchup and mustard to make a nice orange color (I'd say it's twice as much red as yellow). Inhale.

I LOVE IT. My family eats it on buns or scoops it with chips, and I eat it with a spoon from a bowl. Good stuff and I always have the ingredients on hand.

I do mine similar to this, but use the diet cola chix recipe for the base/sauce. Sometimes I add mustard, sometimes I add Davinci SF pancake syrup, sometimes I add diced onion and green pepper. Love diet cola sloppy joes.
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Cabbage Alfredo

Thinly sliced cabbage "noodles"
1-2 T Butter

Brown cabbage in butter until tender and crispy. Add 1/4c cream and 1/4 c dry grated parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.

Ok--4 ingredients but delicious!
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Thanks for this idea. My whole family (kids included) likes cabbage. I had a small amount of wild salmon left over from dinner last night, and I served it over the cabbage "alfredo"...it was really good, and stretched that small amount of (expensive) salmon fillet considerably.
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Thanks for this idea. My whole family (kids included) likes cabbage. I had a small amount of wild salmon left over from dinner last night, and I served it over the cabbage "alfredo"...it was really good, and stretched that small amount of (expensive) salmon fillet considerably.
O good! Glad it was a hit... not my recipe but I like searching and passing things on.
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IlPirata, aren't most of those recipes already posted in the
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...t-recipes.html

thread?

I guess three ingredients are going to usually BE budget, being quick and often with pantry items...

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Cabbage Alfredo

Thinly sliced cabbage "noodles"
1-2 T Butter

Brown cabbage in butter until tender and crispy. Add 1/4c cream and 1/4 c dry grated parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.

Ok--4 ingredients but delicious!
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I made this last night...using some slaw mix (too lazy to shred it...LOL) and then added some cubed ham and garlic salt.....

I think I'm in heaven and can't wait to eat the left overs for dinner tonight.
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Yeah I make this often. It is really good if seasoned enough (cabbage and hamburger meat) I also like to saute cabbage and chicken and use a little seasame oil it tastes like chinese food.

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