Thursday, November 10, 2011

Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Check out this Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge recipe I found on Looks good, and weighs in at about 4.5 grams net carbs per serving.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

LCHF and Primal Guest Posts Welcome...

Anyone interested in doing some guest blogging this month?  I could sure use the help.  I anticipate that my posting is going to slow down for the next couple of weeks.

My daughter needs yet another surgery, and it will probably happen this week/early next week. The surgery is to correct a portion of her bile duct that was damaged when she had a large tumor removed from her abdomen in May.  Recovery may be a couple of weeks or so.

She is currently hospitalized, and has been so for a bit.  I am working while my husband primarily stays with her at the hospital.  So, for me there is a lot of shuttling around (work, hospital, home), doing laundry, and just generally being discombobulated and tired all of the time. 

Our regular life is on pause for a while.  I am certainly not doing any cooking these days, nor any kitchen experimentation.  We are essentially living on takeout and cafeteria food right now, tossed together with whatever homemade stuff I can coerce my family to bring to the hospital.  It is getting a bit tiring. 

To get my fiber, I've taken to buying bags of prepped veggies, like broccoli and cauliflower, and just eating the veggies raw with creamy dips.  I really like T. Marzetti's Southwestern Ranch dip.  It is soooooo good with raw broccoli.  I am thinking it would be a killer dressing for a creamy coleslaw.

If you want to try T. Marzetti's Southwestern Ranch dip, just make sure that you buy the full fat version, as the nutritional profile is more appropriate for LCHF than the low fat version.  This dip can probably be found in the refrigerated section near/in your produce aisle.

Notably, I went onto T. Marzett's website to link to the nutritional information for this product and was surprised/concerned to find that the full fat version is no longer featured on their website.  Hopefully this doesn't mean that they are phasing it out in favor of its low fat cousin.  That would be a serious bummer.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bacon and Eggs are Good for You

Here is what FitDay has to offer regarding the nutritional profile of this morning's breakfast, which was: two fried eggs, three and a half crispy pieces of bacon, and one 6 oz. coffee with 1 oz. of half & half.

Check out the graph.  Breakfast was 70% fat (blue), 27% protein (yellow), 3% carbohydrate (purple). 

The details are below.  Not that I count calories or anything, but I was a little shocked to see that my big, bacon-ey breakfast was just over 300 calories.  Compare this to the carb-load in a Starbucks Apple Bran Muffin (350 calories, 9g fat, 64g carb, 6g protein) or their Cranberry Orange Scone (490 calories, 18g fat, 73g carb, 8g protein), and tell me what you think will get you to lunch without throwing you into a diabetic coma.  And don't get me started on their beverages... I shudder to remember the days when I wouldn't hesitate to suck down an Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha.  

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