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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Low-Carb Stuffing And More For Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving doesn't have to be a high-carb feast

Can you believe we are only TWO WEEKS away from Thanksgiving? WOW, that's coming fast and I personally can't wait. Christine and I will be traveling down to Florida for the extended holiday weekend to surprise my brother Kevin since we don't know how much longer he may be with us (THANK YOU for your continued prayers!). We are so excited about getting away for a few days to be with family (although that'll mean NO BLOGGING for a few days--EEEEEK!).

Thanksgiving is an odd day for low-carbers. The centerpiece dish--THE TURKEY--is indeed low-carb, but just about everything else is whacked out on carbs! Wussup with that?! Sadly, most people fill up their Thanksgiving dinner table with carb-loaded foods like stuffing, mashed potatoes, biscuits, cranberry sauce, gravy and so much more, but let me tell you about a few of my favorite low-carb versions of these same foods that will keep you livin' la vida low-carb even through Thanksgiving! :)

LOW-CARB STUFFING

Dixie Carb Counters Oven Stuffin' Mix

LOW-CARB CRANBERRY SAUCE

Steel's Gourmet Spiced Cranberry Sauce

LOW-CARB MASHED POTATOES

Dixie Carb Counter Instant Mashers

LOW-CARB MACARONI & CHEESE

Dreamfields Pasta

LOW-CARB BISCUITS

Dixie Carb Counters Country Biscuit Mix

LOW-CARB GRAVY

Road's End Organics Low Carb & Gluten Free Gravy Mixes

LOW-CARB BROWNIES

Dixie Carb Counters One Carb Brownie Mix

LOW-CARB HOT CHOCOLATE

Dixie Carb Counters Holy Cow Sugar Free Cocoa Mix

LOW-CARB SPICE CAKES

Dixie Carb Counters Snackin' Cake Mixes

LOW-CARB LEMON MERINGUE PIE

Dixie Carb Counters Lemon Merinue Pie Kit

LOW-CARB CHEESECAKE

Expert Foods Wise CHOice Easy Cheesecake Mix

Need some more suggestions for YOUR Thanksgiving feast? Click here for more great low-carb products to help you make that day a low-carb extravoganza! ENJOY!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Newbirth said...

Low carb chocolate cheesecake:

16 oz. cream cheese, softened (low-fat can be used and I use spreadable)
1 pkg. sugar-free chocolate instant pudding mix (cook & serve pudding also works)
1/3 cup Splenda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream
2 eggs
unsweetened cinnamon powder
Eat Well, Be Well sugar free chocolate chips

Mix cream cheese, Splenda, vanilla extract, and eggs together. Set aside. Mix the cream and pudding together in a separate bowl. When mixed, add it to the cream cheese mixture. Mix on high until completely blended.

Take a pie plate and spray with Pam. Place cheesecake mixture in pan. Top liberally with cinnamon and sugar-free chips. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, and serve.

This is divine and though the chocolate chips on top are not completely necessary, trust me, you will want them on there! Do NOT put the chips into the batter. It will cause the cheesecake to fall apart when you try to serve it.

Here's what it looks like.

http://static.flickr.com/93/275688546_46e7e96f45_m.jpg

11/08/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger Calianna said...

Where's the pumpkin pie, hmm? ;-)

No matter, I tweaked the recipe on the cans of Libby's pumpkin (not the pie mix, just plain pumpkin) to make it low carb.

Obviously, I skip the sugar. Also, instead of evaporated milk, I use 6 scoops of sugar free vanilla whey, with 24 ounces of water. (Each scoop of the brand I use has 2 g carbs) The vanilla whey adds a little sweetness to the mix, but then I also add in a little stevia - about 1/2 tsp or so. (Some people like things a little sweeter than I do though, so feel free to experiment. You could certainly use splenda instead of the stevia too, just figure that the vanilla whey has already added a good bit of sweetness, and don't just dump in enough splenda to equal the full amount of sugar.)

I've been baking this in a rectangular stoneware baking pan without any kind of crust, but if you wanted, you could certainly use a low carb crust made from almond meal.

Using the 2 carb per scoop whey and stevia (no crust), the entire recipe has 45 g carbs (including all the eggs and spices). If you cut it into 12 servings (the equivalent of 1/6 pie per serving), that's only about 3.78 carbs per serving. If you use splenda or add a crust, you'll need to figure on more carbs per serving, of course.

11/09/2006 7:21 PM  

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