Sunday, March 20, 2011

Low Carb Root Beer Float

This is in no way shape or form good for you, BUT it is sinfully delicious and a perfect complement to a hot summer's night.

(Okay, it's not summer yet, but it's coming and I will totally be drinking this in August.)

Plus, it's about as easy to make as peeling a banana.

The heavy whipping cream gives you that melted vanilla ice cream taste and the frozen Cool Whip is a great stand in for ice cream.

Note that low carb ice creams such as Breyer's Carb Smart do not work. They ice up and the root beer destroys the ice cream texture.

Ingredients for one

  • 1 can Diet A&W Root Beer
  • Scoop of frozen Cool Whip OR 2-3 tbsp heavy whipping cream OR both!

1.Pour heavy whipping cream into a tall glass.
2.Add root beer.
3.Top with Cool Whip.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Low Carb Menu Plan

Weekend menu plan is shaping up as follows:

Friday: BLTs wrapped in low carb tortillas and homemade tomato soup

Saturday: Kielbasa, kraut, rutabaga and carrots in slow cooker

Sunday:Taco Salad

I have a few new recipes in the pipeline. Waiting on a few things one of which is a new camera so I can take pictures again. That should arrive next week.

What's for dinner this weekend on your end?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Low Carb Salads: Grilled Chicken Salad

This salad is beyond simple, but also delicious. You probably already make it, but I thought I'd put the recipe up for anyone who doesn't know about the miracle of using Italian salad dressing to marinate meat.

Plus, I love the pic of this salad. So pretty!

  • Chicken
  • Italian salad dressing
  • Lettuce and veggies for salad

Tip: Grill some extra chicken so you have leftovers for lunch the next day.


1.Marinate chicken in Italian Salad Dressing (generic brand costs about $1.20) overnight or for at least 6 hours.

2.Grill chicken.

3.Serve atop fresh greens with your choice of low carb salad dressing.

Note there's no cheese in this recipe. Which is nice. Because sometimes low carb salads rely too heavily on cheese for flavor. In this salad, all the flavor comes from the marinade.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Low Carb Salads: Asian Broccoli Coleslaw

This Asian inspired sweet-sour coleslaw recipe can be made ahead and munched on all week long. It does best if you make it the day before you plan to eat it, as this gives the flavors time to meld together.

The dressing should be made to taste, so consider the recipe amounts as a starting place and adjust flavor from there. You may want to add more soy sauce or ketchup or sweetener or vinegar depending on your taste buds.

Pair grilled chicken with this coleslaw for a filling low carb meal.

The recipe is part of my Scrumptious Salads ebook available on for just 99 cents.