Sunday, September 21, 2008

Low Carb Recipes

I know there are a few other low carb followers out there so I thought I would post some of my meal ideas and recipes. I would love to know if anyone else has any low carb recipes that they recommend!


• Chicken breast stuffed with spinach dip, cheese and salami and baked in the oven
• Rissoles filled with pesto and cheese
• Chicken breast cooked in a sauce made up of cream and pesto
• Asparagus spears wrapped in prosciutto and grilled
• Omlette filled with onion, capsicum, ham and cheese
• Antipesto platter- olives, a selection of cheeses, salami, dips with celery sticks
• Salad with Spanish chorizo, your favourite cheese (I use Mersey Valley), olives and lettuce and a good olive oil dressing
• Caesar salad with cos lettuce, eggs, bacon, parmesan cheese and a creamy dressing
• Chicken cordon bleu (chicken breast bake with ham and cheese)


Cream Cheese Muffins
2 pks. philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 cup splenda
½ cup of cream
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

1. Soften cream cheese about 40 seconds in microwave
2. Add other ingredients and beat with mixer till smooth
3. Pour into 12 muffin pans lined with the papers
4. Sprinkle each muffin with cinnamon
5. Bake at 180 for 20 min.

Cauliflower Bake

1. Steam cauliflower and layout in a baking dish
2. Mix together cream and grated cheese in a bowl
3. Pour mixture over cauliflower
4. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 180.
You can also use zucchini or broccoli or a mixture of all three vegetables.

Zucchini Quiche
12 eggs
½ cup of cream
2 zucchini’s
Grated cheese

1. Beat eggs in a bowl with a fork until mixed
2. Grate zucchini’s and squeeze out all excess water
3. Add all over ingredients and mix together
4. Pour into a greased pie dish.
5. Sprinkle the top of the quiche with season all
6. Bake for 25 minutes at 180

Beef and Red Wine Casserole (slow cooker)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons oil
1 onion, peeled and quartered
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
3 rashers bacon, rind removed and chopped
3/4 kg steak, cut into 2cm cubes
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup beef stock
1 cup red wine

1. Heat butter or margarine and oil in a frypan.
Add onions, garlic, bacon and saute until
onions are tender. Lightly dust meat in flour
before browning.
2. Add meat and cook until brown.
3. Transfer to the Slow Cooker and add
remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on Low
for 8-10 hours or on High for 4-5 hours. Add
seasonings to taste.

Chilli Con Carne
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
350g minced beef
1 x 400g can tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (add more or less if
desired)/1 tablespoon fresh chilli, chopped

1. Heat a little oil in a frypan. Saute onions and
garlic until tender
2. Add meat and cook until just brown
3. Add remaining ingredients
5. Serve with grated cheese and sour cream

Savoury Muffins
250g philadelphia cream cheese
1 small red onion
80g baby spinach leaves
60g salami finely chopped
salt and pepper
2 eggs lightly beaten

1. Soften philly in the microwave for 20 seconds
2. Combine softened philly, onion, spinach and salt and pepper and mix well.
3. Stir in beaten egg and spoon into pans
3. Top each muffin with cheese
4. Bake at 180 for 15min or until set and golden

Sausage and onion frittata
1 tsp oil
2 thick 100% beef sausages
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 tsp oregano leaves
4 eggs
1 1/2 tspns djorn mustard
sea salt and cracked pepper
baby rocket, to serve

1. Preheat a small frying pan over high heat
2. Add the oil and sausages and cook for 5 minutes
3. Add the onion and cook for a further 5 minutes or until golden and the sausages are cooked through
4. Remove the sausages and cool slightly and slice
5. Return to the pan with onions and sprinkle with oregano leaves
6. Lightly beat the eggs, mustard, salt and pepper and pour over the sausage and onion
7. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for 10minutes or until set
8. Top with rocket to serve

Creamy Cheesy Chicken
Oil to coat pan
1 clove garlic
200g chicken breast, diced
½ cup broccoli, cut up
½ cup cauliflower, cut up
¼ cup cream, could maybe adjust that amount
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
Pepper & salt

1. Sauté garlic in oil add chicken and stir fry over heat until nearly cooked add salt and pepper, remove chicken
2. Add veggies to pan stir-fry for a few minutes
3. Add about 2 tablespoons of water, lower heat and steam till tender
4. Return cooked chicken to pan. Add cream and bring to boil stirring frequently until sauce cooks down and thickens
5. Add cheese stir until melted

Thai Chicken Patties
1 kg chicken mince
1 big handful coriander, chopped finely
1 big handful thai mint, chopped finely
2 cm cube ginger, chopped finely
Chives, chopped
1 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1 small chilli, seeds removed and chopped finely
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional)
Salt & pepper

1. Put all ingredients into bowl and mix thoroughly with hands until they're all even mixed through.
2. Roll into patties and fry until golden brown in 1 tablespoon olive oil on high heat.

Chicken and Zucchini Pasta
1 large zucchini
1 garlic clove, crushed
double cream
leftover cooked chicken, shredded
Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground salt and black pepper
butter/olive oil

1. Slice the zucchini up into spaghetti like strips then saute with some butter and/or olive oil and garlic
2. Add chicken and saute until chicken is warmed through
3. Add a few spoonfuls of cream, a sprinkle of parmesan and season with salt and pepper to taste

1pkt diet jelly
1 tub marscapone cheese
1 tub of philly cream cheese

1. Microwave cream cheese for 20 secs
2. Beat with marscapone
3. Prepare jelly but only use half the required water than what it says to on the packet
4. Beat into cheese mixture
4. Put in pan and set in fridge


  1. Thanks for posting these ideas Tully. I'm going to make those Cream Cheese Muffins for sure. How did the Hen's night go?

  2. Hey,

    These sound good. Did you make them up yourself? Pretty creative. Everyone is always looking for low carb things. Kool.


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