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What can you eat when it has to be low-fat and low-carb?? 
Mar. 13, 2012 6:55 pm 
Updated: Mar. 14, 2012 1:50 pm
So my husband went to the doctor and was advised that he needed to completely change his way of eating. I don't mind telling you that after working all day, we often ate fast food or quick fix meals which definitely equated to high-fat and high carbs. The highlight of my week was knowing for sure that Wednesday was Wing Wednesday which meant I didn't have to cook since we would be ordering pizza and 1/2 price wings from a large pizza chain. After the visit to the doctor, our whole eating lives would change.
I began my search for low-fat, low-carb recipes. It has been really fun creating new weekly menus complete with shopping list. We have been able to try many new recipes which have been wonderful. I think there has only been one recipe which my husband and son didn't like and most likely won't be repeated. 
Allrecipes has been great. The only thing I would like to see is for me to figure out an easier way to import some recipes from other sites. When I link them just as a weblink, it doesn't include the ingredients in my shopping list.
I love to take pictures of the food once I have made the recipes. It is so fun attempting to make a professional looking picture from my tablet or cell phone. I think I have taken some nice pics. You will have to decide for yourself.
Greek Pita
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Carmelized Pork Tenderloin
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Simple Sauteed Scallops
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Orange Scallops
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Herb crusted chicken
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Spicy Shrimp
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Coconut Shrimp
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Mar. 13, 2012 7:00 pm
Those are nice pics, I'm jealous! Good luck on your low-carb, low-fat adventure.
Mar. 13, 2012 7:37 pm
Oh I feel your pain! Many moons ago when I was working in an office job and commuting ridiculous hours, I often stopped for a "quickie", take out or frozen foods.. Low and behold my hdh/ldl didn't agree with this line of eating. So I too had to make changes. I have no real words of wisdom...except don't try and change your family's diet 100% overnight...take it slow..make small changes (ground turkey vs. ground beef, less cheese, etc.). Slow and steady does win the race!!! Best of luck and so many of us are in the same boat!
Mar. 14, 2012 12:39 pm
We did a dietary change as well and it's been a challenge trying to find things that match your requirements. What I've decided works best is taking items that look great and customizing them to meet our diet needs. The herb chicken and shrimp looks awesome on your list.
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About Me
All my cooking has been learning myself over the life of my marriage. I like to try new recipes as long as I can figure out what the ingredients are. I often like to tweak recipes to meet my likes and after I make a recipe a few times, I don't measure precisely.
My favorite things to cook
Of course I like to cook desserts, but I mostly have been trying out new low-fat and low-carb recipes for my husband.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother-in-law made the best homemade rolls. A pinch of this, a little more of that, etc. Unfortunately, I can never replicate her rolls no matter how much I try.
My cooking triumphs
Just recently I need a yellow cake mix. I made my very first cake from scratch. I only need half the cake mix for my Boston Cream Cheese Cake, so I made the rest into Coconut mandarin cupcakes with Orange butter cream frosting. Everything was delicious!
My cooking tragedies
I almost always burn the french bread when trying to make garlic bread. I also easily forget when I am barbecuing which often results in overcooking.
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