Atkins Diet Beginner

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Easy Egg Plant Salad

CarbsPerServing: 15g total

Effort: Easy

Ingredients:

1 large eggplant – cut ½” pieces

1 large onion – cut ½” pieces, (red, white, yellow, spanish)

1 can pitted black olives – diced small

1 small jar spanish olives diced into small pieces

¼ cup cider vinegar – more to taste

1 quart tomato sauce – whatever low carb brand you use

How to Prepare:

Mix all chopped ingredients and add the vinegar. Toss well to mix the vinegar with the mixed veggies. Let set a few minutes and toss again. Add the tomato sauce and mix again. Add red pepper and black to taste (1/2 tsp red is hot).

Mix one more time before placing in a 4 qt. Corningware pot. Bake in the oven at 325`F for about 1 hour (1 ½ hours is mushy)

Let cool to room temperature, toss and refigerate before serving (sandwich spread, appetizer, main course with chicken,pork or beef).

Suggestions: prep time on the above recipe is about 15 minutes, has a very unique taste that satisfies the appetite.

NOTES: Counts for black and spanish olives not included in totals.

 

Mom’s baked Crab Dip mmmm….

CarbsPerServing: 2 carbs per 4 Tbsp Prep Time: 15 mins

Effort: Easy Ingredients:

2, 8 oz. pkgs cream cheese

1 lb. crab meat (does not have to be backfin)

1/2 pint sour cream (8 oz)

4 heaping tsps of mayo

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp wochestershire sauce

1 tsp mustard

3 shakes garlic powder

1c grated chedar cheese

(reserve 1/2 c for topping)

How to Prepare:

Butter casserole dish (2 1/2 qt) Mix all ingresients except cheedar cheese & crab. Beat until smooth. Fold in crab meat & 1/2 c of the cheddar cheese. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved 1/2 c cheddar cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 35-40 mins. Serve with whatever you want to dip. This is great for entertaining.

 

Snickerdoodles II

Serves: 30 cookies

CarbsPerServing: .53 per cookie

Effort: Easy

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Butter

1/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup DiabetiSweet or Spenda 1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup almond flour

1/2 cup Atkins bake mix

1 tsp cream of Tartar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1 TBL DiabetiSweet

1 tsp cinnamon

How to Prepare:

Preheat oven to 400. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, set aside. Cream butter, shortening, and sweetner in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla, beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. In a small shallow bowl, mix DiabetiSweet and cinnamon. Using a teaspoon, roll teaspoon of dough into a ball then roll ball in cinnamon mixture then place on cookie sheet (use parchment paper if you have it). Bake for 7-9 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet before removing.

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