Ricotta and Egg on Low Carb Sprouted Bread

Lunches can be a bit of a challenge when you are on a low carb diet, what ever the reason may be. We were lucky enough to come across the Ezekiel Sprouted Flax bread which is only 10g net carbs per slice and considering it is a sprouted bread it [...]

By |2017-07-12T00:32:11+00:00April 29th, 2015|Lunch, Recipes|

Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichokes)

It is that time of year again when we spend many back breaking hours cleaning up our garden in anticipation for the summer season ahead of us. Last season I visited a local outdoor farmers market and bought some sunchoke. The farmer suggested that I throw them in the ground, [...]

By |2015-04-12T14:34:57+00:00April 12th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Cupcakes

It seems my mission in life is trying to make low carb treats. It can be very difficult to swap out those high carb ingredients for low carb alternatives. The lower carb alternatives react differently so you have to make so many important tweeks to all ingredients. With agave nectar [...]

By |2015-04-05T16:14:51+00:00April 5th, 2015|Dessert, Recipes|

Orange Bok Choy and Black Bean Noodle Salad

I recently picked up the latest copy of LCBO's Food and Drink. It is a fabulous free magazine of superior quality filled with beautiful photography, yummy recipes and information on beverages including great wine and food pairings. Their latest Spring edition focuses on spring salads and I decided to adapt [...]

By |2015-03-18T13:41:16+00:00March 18th, 2015|Recipes, Salads|

Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins

Its the Saturday before March break and I am finally starting to wind down to enjoy my week off. I have planned to run some errands, get some appointments out of the way and do some baking. It is supposed to be +12 Monday so I thought instead of spending [...]

By |2015-03-15T14:47:41+00:00March 15th, 2015|Dessert, Recipes|

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzaziki sauce is refreshing and low in fat. I would highly recommend that you seed the cucumber before mixing into the sauce to avoid excess liquid and only use fresh squeezed lemon juice. Bottled lemon juice contains Sulfur Dioxide (also known as sulfites). This chemical is common in our food [...]

By |2015-03-10T14:53:07+00:00March 10th, 2015|Condiments, Dinner, Recipes|

Double Chocolate Chip Flourless Cookies

We went to a local food market in Hamilton today called Nation's. It is an eclectic collection of some of the most random things with everyday grocery items thrown in. It has items from every corner of the world and I find browsing through the isles fascinating. It took us [...]

By |2020-03-22T20:55:36+00:00March 8th, 2015|Baking, Dessert|

Super Green Wrap by Live Organic Raw

These wraps are one of our favourites and are gluten free, only 1g net carbs, 3g protein and 2 Weight Watchers points per wrap. They are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, iron, fibre and omega 3. They are also cholesterol and trans fat free About Live Organic [...]

By |2015-02-02T20:27:55+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Product Spotlight|

Bumps on a Log

I have taken the old school classic of "ants on a log" and upgraded it for a more adult snack replacing the sugary raisins with high protein raw almonds. Try using fresh churned raw peanut butter to avoid the extra sugars that are normally found in processed peanut butter. Raw [...]

By |2017-07-12T13:59:31+00:00September 24th, 2014|Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|

High Protein Low Carb Mushroom Stuffing

Everyone loves stuffing but with the amount of bread in most stuffings it can be a carb nightmare. I found this delicious recipe and made it over to be diabetic friendly with all the flavour of regular stuffing. At 15.6g net carbs and 12 g protein per serving it makes [...]

By |2014-09-18T16:54:28+00:00September 18th, 2014|Low Carb, Recipes, Side Dishes|

Low Carb Baking Substitutions

When diagnosed with diabetes, one of the hardest part of coping and managing is trying to find out what you can eat and finding suitable substitutes for what you love to eat. Who doesn’t love sweets and treats? Unfortunately delicious things like breads, cookies and cakes, just to name a [...]

By |2014-08-19T14:14:03+00:00August 19th, 2014|Healthy Lifestyle|

Coconut chocolate bites

A day just insn't complete without a daily dose of chocolate especially when it is low carb. Bear in mind that a serving is only two little squares. One could easily eat the whole batch but regret all those carbs, especially if granular Splenda is used. When tasting  the mixture [...]

By |2013-11-13T01:19:41+00:00November 13th, 2013|Dessert, Recipes, WW Friendly|