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Best Ground Beef Taco Recipe (low Carb, Keto)

Best Ground Beef Taco Recipe (low Carb, Keto)

The best ground beef taco recipe for low carb Taco Bell style tacos, uses an easy homemade taco seasoning and cheese taco shells. At net 5 carbs each, they’re perfectly keto and gluten free, too. If you’re like me, a crunchy taco hits the spot when Mexican food cravings hit! I was thrilled that my family enjoyed this easy ground beef taco recipe as much as I did. Since the taco shells were already made, the meal came together in 20 minutes – faster than take out! Low carb Taco Bell? You betcha! Best Ground Beef Taco Recipe Many Americans grew up eating tasty ground beef tacos at home for Taco Tuesdays; you know the kind that resemble those from Taco Bell with the crunchy yellow corn taco shells, seasoned ground beef, lettuce and tomatoes. An easy taco recipe made with ground beef and a seasoning packet, it was a staple of my childhood. Continue reading >>

Low Carb Breakfast Burritos

Low Carb Breakfast Burritos

I confess. I thought I was ready and prepared for a new school year. Boy, was I wrong. For the past 2 1/2 weeks when I lay down to bed at night I feel like I’ve been run over by a bus. And when my alarm goes off in the middle of the night to check C, and the final one signaling it’s time to get up, each time I feel like the bus flipped it into reverse and ran back over me a few more times. The pace of our days during the summer was pretty leisurely- I admit we were spoiled. During summer I got a break from the morning scramble of trying to get 5 people (who are not morning people) up and ready for the day all at once. Let’s just say about a week into the school year I was not-so gently reminded of the school grind. With each passing day we’re settling into our new routine, and thankfully the kids have adjusted better than me. To help get back into the swing of things I like to do small things the night before to help our mornings go smoother, such as; laying out clothes, prepping as much of their lunches as I can, and having a game plan for what I’m going to serve them for breakfast. I’ve been trying to step up my breakfast game this year with heartier breakfast options. C eats lunch about an hour later than he has in previous years and he’s convinced he’s starving by lunchtime every day. I tell him to count himself lucky that he has a snack built into his morning. He’s not convinced. These Breakfast Burritos are the perfect low carb, protein packed way to start their day. They come together super quick and are absolutely delicious! You can even make a plateful the night before and just store them in the refrigerator, covered in plastic wrap, and warm them in the morning. It doesn’t get any easier or more delicious than these! Ingredients Nonstick co Continue reading >>

Low-carb Smoothie Recipes For Diabetes

Low-carb Smoothie Recipes For Diabetes

Looking to lose weight safely with diabetes? These low-carb smoothie recipes for diabetes are just what you need! If you crave the delicious go-to convenience of smoothies but need to reduce your carb count to keep your diabetes in check, we have some delicious low-carb smoothie recipes for diabetes you will love! Smoothies have become the go-to beverage of choice for anyone looking for a low calorie way to satisfy hunger urges. Simply choosing smoothie recipes that feature healthy ingredients like fruits and grains will not work if you have diabetes, however. Fruits and grains can add a lot of carbs to a recipe, and some fruits and juices contain a lot of sugar, which can make it difficult to manage your diabetes. Low carb low sugar smoothies are actually the best choice for anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, because they keep your blood glucose levels steady. Carbohydrates can cause blood glucose levels to spike, because they are digested quickly and break down into glucose. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes limit their carb intake to between 45-60 grams per meal at the most. Many low carb smoothies for diabetics have carb counts that are even lower than this range, and tend to be low in calories and high in protein as well. This provides the added bonus of helping control weight, something that many with diabetes struggle with. Here are some of our favorite low-carb smoothie recipes for diabetes to help you on your way. Lower Carb Strawberry Smoothie Recipe This low carb low sugar smoothie recipe featured on Diabetes Daily is one of the easiest smoothie recipes around. It has just 11g of carbs and 6g of sugar! Ingredients 5 medium strawberries 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or unsweetened almond milk) 1/2 cup low Continue reading >>

Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

Everyone will love these healthy breakfast dishes so much they'll never guess they're diabetes-friendly! Plus, whether you're counting carbs or counting calories, there are also light breakfast recipes to choose from. 181 Pins55.95k Followers Continue reading >>

Diabetes-friendly Breakfast Ideas

Diabetes-friendly Breakfast Ideas

You've heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that's especially true when you have type 2 diabetes. A healthy breakfast can help you control your weight and keep your blood sugar stable, says Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD, a Chicago-based certified diabetes educator. What should you put on your plate? When you have diabetes, it's key to keep total carbs consistent day to day, get more fiber, choose fewer processed foods, and make heart-healthy choices, Dobbins says. Control Carbs Not going overboard on carbs in the morning can be a challenge, since typical breakfast foods tend to be carb-heavy (think cereal, milk, yogurt, waffles, granola, and fruit). Exactly how many grams of carbohydrates should you aim for? It depends on your calorie needs, but about 30 to 45 grams is generally a safe range at breakfast. Some people may need less, some more. The quality of those carbs also matters. Toss out refined grains, such as white toast and pancakes, and replace them with whole grains, fruit, and low-fat dairy products. Whole grains and fruit will give you extra fiber, which helps control blood sugar, while dairy doubles as a lean protein. Get Enough Protein That can be tricky to do at breakfast, since most of us don't sit down to a chicken breast or block of tofu in the morning. Dobbins has some tips, though. First, home in on main protein sources: egg whites, lean meat (such as Canadian bacon), plain Greek yogurt (which has more protein than regular yogurt), milk, nuts, beans, and reduced-fat cheese. Second, don't forget about the smaller amounts of protein you can get in other foods, like whole-grain breads and vegetables. Spread out the amount you eat throughout the day. It can help you keep a healthy weight. Be sure to make heart-healthy choices. “Diabetes Continue reading >>

Low Carb Breakfast Recipes. Chapter 7 – Part 1

Low Carb Breakfast Recipes. Chapter 7 – Part 1

The Diabetes Diet Richard K. Bernstein, MD, FACE, FACN, FACCWS Part 1 of Chapter 7 Low Carb Breakfast Recipes The recipes that follow are wonderful examples of how you can eat well with no fast-acting and very little total carbohydrate. While developing a meal plan is a science, it is also an art. The science offers you the metabolic and nutritional underpinnings of what should and should not be in your meal plan. The art portion is the negotiation that has to take place between you and your physician, and between your nutritional needs and your lifestyle, especially your tastes and the time you have to spend in cooking. You can do well with these recipes, but you can also do well by adjusting these recipes to your own tastes. The recipes were developed by Marcia Miele, the mother of a type 1 diabetic, as noted before. Marcia comes from a cooking family. She is an award-winning chef with a fine figure who owns and runs, with her sister Gloria and mother, Daisy, the Peter Herdic House, an elegant gourmet restaurant in a beautiful restored Victorian mansion, situated on Williamsport, Pennsylvania’s historic Millionaire’s Row. When it comes to food, she knows her stuff. You’ll find the low-carb recipes here invitingly delicious and inventive. Her son is fortunate — we should all be so lucky as to have someone around the house who can whip up dazzling feasts that happen to be good for you. Breakfast Recipes that provide great taste with less then 5gms of carbs We would like to thank the publisher Little Brown and Company and Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, for allowing us to provide excerpts from The Diabetes Diet. Copyright © 2005 by Richard K. Bernstein, M.D. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical mean Continue reading >>

Low-carb Steak Breakfast Hash

Low-carb Steak Breakfast Hash

This recipe for Low-Carb Steak Breakfast Hash makes a great way to start the day. It’s low-carb content makes it suitable for diabetic, lc/hf, Atkins, ketogenic, and Banting diets. This Low-Carb Steak Breakfast Hash makes an up-scaled breakfast comfort food. We have substituted cauliflower for traditional potatoes. The cauliflower keeps the dish low-carb and adds flavor and nutrients. The onions and bell peppers create that tasty combination we can’t help but love. A bit of jalapeño pepper gives the whole dish a some spice. Toss in some cubes of steak, and we have a breakfast that starts the day off right. Best of all, this Low-Carb Steak Breakfast Hash takes just 20 minutes to make. If you’re in a rush in the morning, chop the veggies the night before and keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator over night. This way, you can shave off even more time. The steak is seared on medium-high heat and then cooked at a lower temperature to your ideal doneness. To sear it properly, the pan needs to be hot and the chunks should not touch. After searing, be careful not to overcook it as the steak cubes cook quickly and all of those medium-rare folks might be disappointed if it gets overdone. This Low-Carb Steak Breakfast Hash makes a comfort food breakfast with a low-carb twist. It’s quick and easy to prepare as well. What a great way to start the day! Enjoy! -Annissa Continue reading >>

Low Carb Guide To Healthy Eating With Diabetes

Low Carb Guide To Healthy Eating With Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions. It currently affects over 400 million people worldwide (1). Although diabetes is a complicated disease, maintaining good blood sugar control can greatly reduce the risk of complications (2, 3). One of the ways to achieve better blood sugar levels is to follow a low-carb diet. This article provides a detailed overview of low-carb diets for managing diabetes. What is Diabetes, and What Role Does Food Play? If you have diabetes, your body cannot process carbohydrates effectively. Normally, when you eat carbs, they are broken down into small units of glucose, which end up as blood sugar. When blood sugar levels go up, the pancreas responds by producing the hormone insulin. This hormone allows the blood sugar to enter cells. In healthy people, blood sugar levels remain within a narrow range throughout the day. In diabetes, however, this system doesn’t work the way it is supposed to. This is a big problem, because having both too high and too low blood sugar levels can cause severe harm. There are several types of diabetes, but the two most common ones are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both of these conditions can be diagnosed at any age. In type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune process destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Diabetics must inject insulin several times a day to ensure that glucose gets into the cells and stays at a healthy level in the bloodstream (4). In type 2 diabetes, the beta cells at first produce enough insulin, but the body’s cells are resistant to its action, so blood sugar remains high. To compensate, the pancreas produces more insulin, attempting to bring blood sugar down. Over time, the beta cells lose their ability to produce enough insulin (5). Of the three nutrie Continue reading >>

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

Cooking with less fat by using nonstick pans and cooking sprays and avoiding fat- and sugar-laden coffee drinks will help ensure that you're eating a healthy breakfast. For many people, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you have type 2 diabetes, breakfast is a must, and it can have real benefits. “The body really needs the nutrients that breakfast provides to literally ‘break the fast’ that results during sleeping hours,” says Kelly Kennedy, MS, RD, an Everyday Health dietitian. “Having a source of healthy carbohydrates along with protein and fiber is the perfect way to start the morning.” Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar all morning long — and even after lunch. Eating peanut butter or almond butter at breakfast, for example, will keep you feeling full, thanks to the combination of protein and fat, according to the American Diabetes Association. And a good breakfast helps kick-start your morning metabolism and keeps your energy up throughout the day. Pressed for time? You don't have to create an elaborate spread. Here are seven diabetes-friendly breakfast ideas to help you stay healthy and get on with your day. 1. Breakfast Shake For a meal in a minute, blend one cup of fat-free milk or plain nonfat yogurt with one-half cup of fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries. Add one teaspoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of nuts, and ice and blend for a tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast. Time saver: Measure everything out the night before. 2. Muffin Parfait Halve a whole grain or other high-fiber muffin (aim for one with 30 grams of carbohydrates and at least 3 grams of fiber), cover with berries, and top with a dollop of low- or nonfat yogurt for a fast and easy bre Continue reading >>

Low Carb Breakfast Casserole With Sausage & Cheese (gluten-free)

Low Carb Breakfast Casserole With Sausage & Cheese (gluten-free)

FREE LOW CARB RECIPES E-BOOK! Sign up to get a FREE low carb recipes e-book, plus get access to subscriber exclusives! (No spam, ever. You can unsubscribe anytime.) This post may contain affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from purchases made through them, at no additional cost to you, which helps keep this content free. (Full disclosure) It’s hard to believe, but breakfast casseroles are a pretty new discovery for me. Casseroles are generally an American concept overall, and as many of you know, I grew up in a Russian family. Still, by now I’ve branched out enough to have tried plenty of American dishes. When it occurred to me that this was one I had yet to try, I was excited to create a low carb breakfast casserole recipe. Even though I didn’t grow up on casseroles, I fell in love with them the minute I learned about their existence. The first one I tried was probably tater tot hot dish at my Minnesotan friend’s house in middle school. (It’s a well-known classic in this state, but my story still stands even if you haven’t heard of it.) The ingredients in those are very different from what I would use today, but that’s not the point. It still sticks out in my mind as a perfect example of why casseroles make the most varied all-in-one meal. Years later, when I started making low carb casseroles of my own, I quickly discovered the beauty of them. (This low carb cauliflower casserole with beef marinara is still my favorite.) You guys, they are so darn versatile! You can throw in whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand, and it usually just works. And, they make convenient meals to have around that can last for up to a week. Not to mention they are the perfect candidates for freezing. I probably don’t have to state the obvious best part: a Continue reading >>

20 Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

20 Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

If you thought your days of sitting down to a hearty fulfilling breakfast were over, think again. This collection of breakfast recipes for diabetics has some low-carb alternatives for your hearty breakfast favorites. Download the full 20 above. Continue reading >>

Low-carbohydrate Mini Omelets

Low-carbohydrate Mini Omelets

Need an easy breakfast recipe that is low carb, kid friendly and easy to make? When you are preparing meals for someone with diabetes, it is easy to get caught up in the list of things that need to be avoided or consumed in moderation. Don’t get me wrong, that list is quite lengthy, but the good news is that the list of healthy foods that are also low in carbohydrates and even zero carbohydrates is pretty hefty as well. When I meal plan complete meals for my type-1 diabetic son, I am always trying to incorporate low and zero carbohydrate options. When the entire meal consists of these foods, I feel as though I have won the lottery. Take these mini omelets for example; they are made with eggs, milk, veggies, meat of choice, and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. All of these ingredients have either low or zero carbohydrates. I cooked mine in a brownie pan, and they became perfect individual portions! Each square has a pretty even amount of eggs, milk, veggies, meat, and cheese; each individual serving is virtually carbohydrate free. For insulin dosage purposes, I calculate one portion as 2 carbohydrates. I’ve found a brand of bread with as little as 7 grams of carbohydrates, so I add a piece of toast, making the entire meal roughly 9 carbohydrates. Include some fresh blueberries, strawberries, apple slices, or yogurt, and you still have a very low-carbohydrate meal. Make these for breakfast, brunch, or pack them for lunch. Low-Carbohydrate Mini Omelets makes 12 individual portions in muffin tins or brownie squares. Ingredients 12 eggs 3/4 c. milk Veggies (green pepper, red pepper, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.) Meat (diced ham, turkey sausage, bacon, etc.) Shredded cheddar cheese (for topping) Instructions Whisk together milk and eggs. Pour into the 12 wells, f Continue reading >>

Flax Pancakes | Low Carb & Diabetic Friendly

Flax Pancakes | Low Carb & Diabetic Friendly

Light, fluffy and tender Low Carb Flax Pancakes that are ridiculously simple to make. Awesome breakfast for Carb Counters & Diabetics – but great for anyone who enjoys a healthy breakfast! Pancakes. People love them. Pancake options, combinations and toppings are endless. The humble pancake has been reinvented a million different ways and people still find joy in getting creative with them. With a diabetic in the family I had to rethink my pancake recipes. I worked on some whole wheat pancakes and coconut flour pancakes, both delicious and will be shared in the future. But I knew I could do better. The flavor and textures were great – but I knew I could get lower with the carbohydrate numbers. I knew the solution as well – the almighty ground flaxseed meal. I love ground flax. It’s an ingredient I use often – it tastes great, is filling, packs some serious nutrition and it’s cheap! I add it to yogurt, smoothies, to many of my baked goodies and I love making breakfast foods with it – I make a mean flax porridge and endless flax mug muffin combinations. I knew with a little coaxing it would take on pancake form perfectly. I found a few recipes online to try and start with – like always, it’s a lot of trial and error. When I finally found something that worked I just about fell in love. Simple, to the point, and tasted like a pancake you would want to eat any given morning. You’ll definitely know that it’s not your regular all-purpose flour pancake, but man-oh-man, it sure is surprisingly close. Light, fluffy and tender – with a drizzle of syrup some might not even notice the difference. My family was in disbelief. My daughter loves them and says they remind her of “French Toast Pancakes”. Seriously, people without any dietary restrictions can a Continue reading >>

A Guide To Healthy Low-carb Eating With Diabetes

A Guide To Healthy Low-carb Eating With Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions. It currently affects over 400 million people worldwide (1). Although diabetes is a complicated disease, maintaining good blood sugar control can greatly reduce the risk of complications (2, 3). One of the ways to achieve better blood sugar levels is to follow a low-carb diet. This article provides a detailed overview of low-carb diets for managing diabetes. If you have diabetes, your body cannot process carbohydrates effectively. Normally, when you eat carbs, they are broken down into small units of glucose, which end up as blood sugar. When blood sugar levels go up, the pancreas responds by producing the hormone insulin. This hormone allows the blood sugar to enter cells. In healthy people, blood sugar levels remain within a narrow range throughout the day. In diabetes, however, this system doesn't work the way it is supposed to. This is a big problem, because having both too high and too low blood sugar levels can cause severe harm. There are several types of diabetes, but the two most common ones are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both of these conditions can be diagnosed at any age. In type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune process destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Diabetics must inject insulin several times a day to ensure that glucose gets into the cells and stays at a healthy level in the bloodstream (4). In type 2 diabetes, the beta cells at first produce enough insulin, but the body's cells are resistant to its action, so blood sugar remains high. To compensate, the pancreas produces more insulin, attempting to bring blood sugar down. Over time, the beta cells lose their ability to produce enough insulin (5). Of the three nutrients -- protein, carbs and fat -- carbs have the grea Continue reading >>

20 Tasty Diabetic-friendly Recipes

20 Tasty Diabetic-friendly Recipes

Indulge in these diabetic-friendly dishes Not all low-carb, low-sugar meals have to be tasteless. Check out this collection of recipes to find a dish perfect for every course. Applesauce Pancakes Trading butter for applesauce is a healthy way to cut out excess fat and still enjoy the sweetness of pancakes. Try this recipe: Applesauce Pancakes Continue reading >>

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