Enjoy these Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet Recipes
Mom's baked Crab Dip mmmm....
CarbsPerServing:2 carbs per 4 Tbsp Prep Time:15 mins Effort:Easy
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.
White BBQ Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice1-1/2 tablespoons cracked black pepper 1/2 tspn salt
1/4 tspn ground red pepper
How to Prepare: Combine all ingredients in a plastic container. Refrigerate.
Creamy Mushroom Sauce (like white gravy!)
Serves:2-3 CarbsPerServing:3-5 Prep Time:45 minutes Effort:Easy
1 box cream cheese 1 carton heavy whipping cream 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1/2 cup diced onion 1 stick butter 2-3 Grilled Chicken breasts
How to Prepare: Saute' onions and mushrooms in butter. Turn down heat very low, add cream cheese. When cheese is melted, add cream. Add grilled chicken breasts to mixture and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, you can just use it for a gravy too.
French Boursin Cheese Spread
Serves:8 CarbsPerServing:< 2 Prep Time:5 minutes Effort:Easy
1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened 2 cloves garlic 1/4 tsp. dried oregano1/4 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. dried marjoram 1/4 tsp. dried dill 1/2 tsp. dried basil 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
How to Prepare: Combine the softened butter and cream cheese with garlic in a food processor and process until smooth. Add dried herbs and pepper and process until combined.
This is great with sliced cucumbers, blanched snow peas, celery and mushrooms.
Serves:6 CarbsPerServing:.50 Prep Time:5 minutes Effort:Easy
1 can Campbells Beef Broth double strength 2 TBS Heavy Cream1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
How to Prepare: In a medium saucepan, heat both, cream, and onion powder to a slow boil. Slowly add Xanthan gum, stirring with a whisk. You may need to increase/decrease the Xanthan Gum to get the right consistency. If it is too thick, use water to thin it out, if it is not thick enough use a little more Xanthan Gum.
My Low Carb Catsup
Serves:20-30 CarbsPerServing:3 grams per 1/4 cup Prep Time:35 minutes Effort:Easy
2 oz cans low sodium tomato sauce 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup splenda 1 tsp ground pepper 2 tbsp garlic powder2 tbsp onion powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 pinch ground cloves 1 pinch ground allspice 1 pinch salt
How to Prepare: Mix above ingredients and put in a small saucepan. Simmer on low until catsup is desired thickness. Store in a bottle or jar in the refrigerator.
Easiest Hollandaise Sauce
Prep Time:5 minutes (tops!) Effort:Easy
3 egg yolks dash of nutmeg dash of cayenne1 teaspoon (more/less to taste) lemon juice 2 sticks of salted butter
How to Prepare: Put all ingredients but the butter in a blender. In a microwave safe dish, melt the butter to bubbling. Immediately start the blender and begin to add the butter in a very thin stream through the hole for the little removable insert. (Use your hand to cover all but the half inch square between your thumb and forefinger that you're pouring through. It will pop up all over as it blends. Your palm will be covered when you finish, but that's easier to wash than your counter and cabinets for four feet in every direction.) Have patience with this because the more slowly you add it, the better it will emulsify. It may take a full minute or two, but it's better than madly whisking it in over a double boiler hoping all the while that it emulsifies at all. Three notes: Don't add salt, the butter will add plenty! Fresh lemon juice makes a world of difference. You can play with adding a few drops of water to get a thinner consistency if you desire.
ULTRA HOT sauce
Serves:ALOT at least 10-20 CarbsPerServing:less then one Prep Time:15 mins Effort:Average
3 oz Habanero or Scotch Bonnet peppers 3 large cloves of garlic 1 tblsp Franks Red hot sauce1 tsp vinegar 1 tsp sea salt 4 tblsp Oilve oil rubber gloves