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Apple Cinnamon Upside Down French Toast

This Apple Cinnamon Upside Down French Toast is make-ahead easy, and a surprisingly low carb breakfast or brunch treat. 

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Who doesn’t love a baked French toast casserole for a leisurely Sunday brunch?  It’s a great option to feed a group because you make it the night before, let it sit in the fridge, and then when it’s time, you just pop it into the oven.  Unfortunately, most recipes tend to be pretty high on the carb scale, because in addition to the bread and syrup, there’s usually a fair amount of sweetener involved in the egg mixture.   Continue Reading..


Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A few weeks ago, I did a review of The MD Factor Diet by Caroline Cederquist MD. One of the big takeaways for me is that I really need to focus on eating more protein and less carbs. It’s not that I eat an unhealthy diet – I think compared to the typical American, it’s actually really healthy, and I’m definitely not overweight. But I’ve noticed for probably the past five years or so, my metabolism has come to a screeching halt, and I really have to watch what I eat, or I will gain weight. I’m also a lot more tired, and my stomach in particular, has been expanding. Yep, I have the meno-pot and all of the joys that come with it. Continue Reading..

Yes – You CAN Have A Lower Carb Thanksgiving!

Eeek!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  Time for turkey and stuffing.  And mashed potatoes, and stuffing.  And sweet potatoes and stuffing.  And cranberry sauce.  What’s the big theme with Thanksgiving?  For most people, it’s not about the turkey, it’s about all of the sides carbs.  Thanksgiving can be a tough one if you have diabetes, or if you’re trying to limit carbs.  It’s one of those days that it’s just really hard to practice portion control if the table is heaped high with lots of delicious high carb foods. Continue Reading..

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