Wednesday December 4, 2013
The holiday season is upon us, with all its festive fun...and temptations. Candy bowls are filling, and soon the parties will be starting and plates of cookies appearing. The problem for us that is that once we get into a cycle of eating and craving carbs, it can be hard to break the cycle and get back into craving-free eating. It's time to make a plan. I have recipes and articles to help you as well as some motivational tools on the site to help you out. Here are a few:
Low-Carb Party Foods
- foods to serve at your holiday party that are fun and festive but low in carbs.
- if you're feeling deprived because everyone is eating cookies, try some of these recipes, such as my Cranberry Walnut Cookies
How to Stay Low-Carb at Holiday Parties
-A gameplan so that you can have fun and not wake up regretful the next morning.
Low Carb Forum - We're all in this together! If you have a question, or if things aren't working, or you're finding your motivation lagging - join in and talk to others who are going through the same thing. Is there a food you miss? We can help you find a good substitute.
Free Low Carb Newsletter - Twice a week, I send out free email newsletters to help you on your low carb journey. On Mondays, you'll find out the most recent articles on the site, the latest low-carb news, and other information to help you with low-carb eating. My Friday newsletter is focused on food - my latest recipes, resources to get you through holidays, de-carbed versions of your favorite foods, and lots of ideas so you don't have to eat the same old thing all the time.
Photo © Christy Thompson
Saturday November 30, 2013
No one is going to rave about the healthy eating options available in most fast food restaurants, but most of us find that there are times when they can provide convenient options when other choices are more difficult. So every year or so I investigate a different fast food chain and report about what it provides for low-carb eaters. The most recent is Jack in the Box, a U.S. hamburger chain. Frankly, it did not come out great, even comparing it to other fast food chains, but there are certainly things you can eat there. Check out Low-Carb Eating at Fast Food Restaurants
, which has links to my review of various chains, and my latest, How to Eat Low-Carb at Jack in the Box
Photo © Linda Jo Heilman
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Wednesday November 27, 2013
(Repeat blog from 2010) I love food history, so I was really delighted when a friend (thanks, Dr. F.!) sent me this interview with Gil Marks
, who is a rabbi, food writer, historian, and chef.
Did you think potato latkes are the original true latke? Nope! Potatoes are from the New World, and weren't really prevalent in Europe until about 200 years ago. Marks says that latkes for Hanukkah got their start in Italy, with the primary component being ricotta cheese! He provides a recipe for cheese latkes
, and I found another one that has less flour
. Marks also says that traditionally Jews did not eat a lot of grains.
Yet another lower-carb option for Hanukkah!
Photo: Gary Faber/Getty Images
Monday November 25, 2013
Are you getting ready to travel for Thanksgiving? If you are worried that you'll have trouble sticking to a low-carb way of eating while traveling, fear not! This Low-Carb Travel Guide
will allow you to get to and from your loved ones without having to reach for the high-carb foods in airports and truck stops. And if you have trouble with your eating once you're with those loved ones, check out these tips for Eating with People who Eat Differently
. And have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Photo © Tom Denham