Low Carb Savory Recipes

Amazing Pork Chops

Grilled Pork Chop Rub

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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This makes a small container of rub that you can save in an air tight container.
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ideal brown * (or real brown sugar)  If you cannot find ideal brown  you could add 1/4 tsp black strap molasses or a little s/f pancake syrup to the marinade but omit from the rub. Ideal is a mixture of xylitol and splenda.
1 teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon ground pepper
1 Teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon garlic powder
bacon grease
balsamic vinegar

(I used 1 inch thick pork chops) Put about a tablespoon of the rub onto pork chops both sides. I rubbed them very good. Top each pork chop with bacon grease turning to coat, or olive oil.  The bacon grease just really adds to the flavor.  Pour balsamic vinegar over all and let marinate for 2 hours.

Got my grill blazing hot and turned the burners down to low. Put the pork chops in and shut the lid for exactly 7 minutes, Turned them and cook another 7 minutes. Checked with my thermometer and they were exactly 145 degrees. Put them on a plate and tented them with foil for about 10 minutes.

Per Serving for rub only: 8 Calories; trace Fat (13.6% calories from fat); trace Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber;

I also made these in my nuwave oven, 5 minutes on each side

*Jamie or Cleochatra (Your lighter side) http://yourlighterside.com/2012/09/make-your-own-almost-sugar-free-brown-sugar/

Best Turkey EVER

This makes the best turkey ever!
Turkey Rub
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2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons season salt
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder

Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container. Makes enough rub for a 20 pound turkey. Stick of butter room temperature rubbed first then followed by this rub.

Make sure you put this under the skin and all over the bird.
  I suggest using a cooking bag as it makes a moist turkey every time.
Per Serving for rub only: 3 Calories; trace Fat; trace, Protein;1g, Carbohydrate; trace

Please note: Lawry's and McCormicks Season Salt does have small amounts of sugar. If you do not want to use these then look at Linda Sue's recipe which has no sugar:

Mashed Cauliflower

This is one of my favorite dishes. To make this break up a head of cauliflower putting it in a covered glass casserole dish with about a tablespoon of water. Put it in the microwave for about 7 minutes. Never boil cauliflower to make this dish. Cauliflower are like sponges and will soak up liquid and the end result will be too watery. 

Once finished pierce with a fork it should be fairly soft if not microwave a couple more minutes.  With a slotted spoon trying not to get much of the water in the bottom put the cooked cauliflower in a food processor. Add about 1/2 block of cream cheese salt and pepper to taste and whir till smooth.

Top with a bit of butter optional

Per Serving: 70 Calories; 7g Fat ; 2g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber


Easy Roast Beef

Went to my brother-in-law's cousins house for a New Year party. His cousin made the most amazing beef dish. It's so simple its crazy. He bought a large roast. In his slow cooker/crock pot he sliced an onion, he said because this roast was so big he sliced 2. He put the sliced onion in the bottom of the pot, put the roast in sprinkled Lawry's season salt (see note below) on top and pepper. No water or anything else. Put the lid on and let it cook till the meat was tender enough to shred with 2 forks. It has so much broth on its own. He said putting water in it dilutes the flavor. It is so amazing I had to share it with my friends. He had buns for those who do not do low carb but I just put it on a plate. He suggested I try some banana peppers on it and that was good too.

Per Serving: 322 Calories; 24g Fat (67.5% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber

Lawry's and McCormicks Season Salt does have small amounts of sugar. If you do not want to use these then look at Linda Sue's recipe which has no sugar:


Zucchini Lasagna

1 large zucchini sliced like lasagna noodles.
Salted and let sit for a couple of hours so that the water will leach out as this will help the dish not be so watery. Saute zucchini in olive oil just till they begin to look a bit translucent, drain well on paper towels patted dry.

 1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound italian sausage
1 small onion
1/2 small green pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 jars classico brand spag sauce (1 isn't quite enough) I like Classico as there is no added sugar in this brand.

Now assemble lasagna
Spray 11X9 dish Or bigger if you have a larger family
Layer sauce
zucchini noodles
ricotta (dotted over the zucchini)I don't add an egg but you can
slices of provolone
generous handful mozzarella
Parmesan cheese over top
layer sauce over the top till covered
Repeat another row
topping the top with mozzarella cheese
Loosely cover with aluminum foil (sprayed so it doesn't stick so bad)
Bake 45 minutes uncover and bake another 10
makes 8 servings..... Calories will be less if you cut the portions smaller. I never worry about calories just carbs
Per Serving: 1079 Calories; 78g Fat; 72g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber;

Let stand 10 minutes before serving so layers do not slide apart.


Country Fresh Green Beans and Ham

 First wash and snap beans and remove strings. I bought a ham steak and cut it up in one inch cubes. I put the beans and ham and about 2 tbl spoons of bacon grease in the pan and covered the beans with water. Bring to a boil and simmer  re-adding water as needed until done. I put about a tablespoon sea salt in just a few minutes ago. (add salt as you like or use less if you wish)

calories: 140, fat: 2g, carbs: 25g, protein: 7g


Low Carb Cole Slaw

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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16 oz bag cole slaw mix or 1 head cabbage -- shredded
1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
7 teaspoons splenda* (I like it sweet like KFC)
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
salt and pepper -- to taste
2 tablespoons chopped onion

Stir together and chill before serving

Per Serving: 200 Calories; 23g Fat (97.9% calories from fat); trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber;


Roasted Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower, cleaned, separated and lightly chopped..... (I have used 2 small--with no addition of spices)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbl minced garlic
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
sea salt and ground pepper to taste

In a large mixing bowl combine cauliflower, olive oil and spices toss until ingredients are evenly distributed.
Preheat oven to 425° degrees Fahrenheit
Transfer cauliflower to greased baking pan (I cover it with non-stick aluminum foil)  and bake for 25 minutes stirring each floret in the middle of baking. 
Sprinkle parmesan on top and roast for 4 minutes more

We love to top this with low carb ketchup like heinz low sugar 1 carb.

Per Serving: 139 Calories; 13g Fat (84.5% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber;

Ground Beef Chimichanga

brown 1 pound ground beef and 1 small onion (drain)
add to the beef
1 can rotel tomato's and chili's do not drain
1 package taco seasoning (I prefer Linda Sue's taco seasoning less carbs*)
1 or 2 tablespoons hot taco sauce (optional)
1/2 cup water
Mission low carb tortilla's (or your preferred brand)

spoon beef into center of tortilla roll making sure all the sides are tucked in pin closed with tooth picks

deep fry till golden brown (put in oven till all are done)
top with cheese, lettuce, salsa and sour cream


Easy Chicken Fajitas with precooked chicken
Fajita Seasoning (mixed in a small airtight container)
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon paprika
1 stevia packet or equivalent of 2 teaspoon sweetener
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


Great Value Grilled chicken breasts, cut into strips (can use fresh chicken, just cut in strips and sautee till nearly done)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 heaping tablespoons of fajita mix above
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 chicken bullion cube melted in about 2 tablepoons water


Preheat the oven to 350° degrees. Place chicken strips, peppers and onions in a sprayed 8 X 2 baking dish.
Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
Next add the tomatoes, and chicken bullion cube and stir to combine.
Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
Just before serving squeeze some lime juice over the top. 

Serve with low carb wraps, salsa, sour cream and cheese

Cheese Bread Sticks

1/4 cup almond flour
1/8 scoop Oat Flour
1/2 of a scoop of unsweetened whey protein powder
1 tsp vital wheat gluten (optional)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp xanthum gum
1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp basil
1 ounce cream cheese (softened)
1/4 to 1/2 cup cheddar cheese or more till thickish dough
1 tbl olive oil
1 large egg
Stir to combine
I covered a small pan for my toaster oven with non-stick foil and put a baggie on my hand and sprayed the baggie and was able to spread the batter to the edges evenly.
Baked 10 minutes on bottom rack at 350°
Remove from oven
1 tablespoon melted butter brushed on top of crust,  top with a mixture of cheeses, smoked provolone, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese.

Baked 15 more minutes but watch it that the cheese doesn't get to brown.