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Hidden Carbs in Summer BBQ Favorites

Summer parties and cook outs can be a great time to enjoy low-carb meals with fresh veggie and lean protein. But, beware of these 5 hidden carbohydrates in summer favorites! An obvious offender is hotdog and hamburger buns. We try to pass on the buns hun, and instead go bananas with our toppings- piling on […]

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Three Refreshing Summer Mocktail Recipes You’ll Love

Who needs dessert? Have a nightcap summer mocktail instead! Find out how to make three simple recipes in this video. They are refreshing and a nice treat, without all of the carbs you’ll find in dessert! Let us know what you think. Cheers!

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A New Product to Try! Fruit Flavored Cottage Cheese

We don’t usually promote products or brands, but recently a new product at Kroger caught my eye. We’ve been buying Carbmaster Yogurt at Kroger for years because they are super low carb and provide a yummy dessert alternative. But now (drumroll, please) they have a low-carb fruit flavored cottage cheese product that is AWESOME! I […]

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How to Serve Starch Alternatives Like “Riced” Cauliflower

Have you seen rice-alternatives at the grocery store like “riced” cauliflower or broccoli? Looks tempting, we we’ve found that the texture and taste don’t exactly mimic rice or a similar starch like quinoa or couscous. However, the idea of cutting back your carb count by serving veggies in lieu of a starch is a good one. […]

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Taking Candy Out of the Holidays

When did the holidays turn into an excuse to go crazy with candy and sweets? Every grocery stores goes from holiday to holiday repackaging chocolate and candies with red for Valentines, pastels for Easter, patriotic colors for the summer, orange for Halloween, then red and green at Christmas. Same candy, same sugar high, different color. […]

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Best Protein Bar for Meal Replacement

Do you sometimes forget to pack a lunch, run out of time, and get caught feeling hangry and eyeing a drive thru? Our quick and easy solution is a protein bar. We keep a box of low-carb protein bars in our cars and in our desk drawers at work. But, because it can be tempting to eat thru them […]

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Low Carb Snack Ideas

We follow a low carb diet in our house as much as we can to help Rhodes with his diabetes management, however where we sometimes get caught up, is with our snacks. Find out some of our favorite and essential, low carb and high protein snacks in this video!

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How Many Carbs Should I Be Eating?

We hear this question all the time! Exactly how many carbohydrates should I eat for meals and snacks? The American Diabetes Association used to publish recommendations. But recently, they changed course, and have said that a carb goal needs to be set for each person individually by his or her health care team. We agree! There […]

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Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash

Love spaghetti and meatballs? Who doesn’t? We’re going to shake it up with a few substitutions that make your pasta meal healthier and lower in carbs! First, we love spaghetti squash. In our opinion, it’s the best substitute for pasta.  One medium spaghetti squash will serve 2-3 adults. 1 cup of baked and shredded spaghetti squash […]

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Keto, Paleo, Atkins, Oh my!

We have all tried fad diets, and sometimes they work. But, our impression of any diet that restricts entire food groups is that it may work in the short run, but can be very hard to maintain. If you use medication or insulin to manage your diabetes, a sudden change in your diet can also […]

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