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Re: Help, support, recipes for low or no carb diet

What about desserts- any great ideas for no or very low carb, low sugar desserts?
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Old 27.11.2015, 20:21
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Re: Help, support, recipes for low or no carb diet

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How is your baking? Replace flour with vegetable protein powder, artificial sweetener and then gluten powder or xanythym (sp) gum.

The fact I know this stuff scares me!
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Old 27.11.2015, 20:37
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Berries with whipped cream, flourless chocolate cake made with xylitol (butter, eggs, xylitol, chocolate, cocoa powder). Custards, pana cotta again with xylitol ( just keep away from dogs and cats). People also use stevia or erythritol, but erythritol has low heat stability. Or, use regular sugar and give yourself a small piece.

I don't eat much dessert anymore - just for a special occasion. I do eat 70% chocolate for something sweet, and a latte or espresso.
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xylitol- what on earth is that. Will go and google...
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Artificial sweetener - bit like sorbitol.
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Found a recipe for dark chocolate mousse made with Greek yogurt- will try that, with raspberries or dark cherries and a bit of kirsch.

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Re: Help, support, recipes for low or no carb diet

Simple chocolate mousse.

175 g plain bitter chocolate
2 tablespoons brandy, rum, or alcohol of choice
6 eggs separated

Melt chocolate with alcohol. Take off heat.
Add egg yolks one by one with wooden spoon until well mixed before adding the next. The mixture will sieze and stiffen at first but keep stirring until it be ones smooth and glossy.
Whip the egg whites until they stand in stiff peaks. Stir one third into the chocolate mix and when fully blended gently fold in the rest bit by bit. Pour into serving glass or bowl and refrigerate.

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Xylitol is a sugar substitute - it's in a lot of sugar free gum. It's derived from birch trees. There's also erythritol and stevia, among others. None of these are artificial sweeteners per se - certainly not like aspartame, for example. You should read up on them and decide if you'd like to use them in limited amounts.
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Re: Help, support, recipes for low or no carb diet

I recently made cupcakes that are gluten, egg, sugar, and milk free. I know, sounds horrible but they were actually good! Let me know if you want the recipe and I'll dig around and find it.
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Old 27.11.2015, 22:43
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Yes please, and would be good for grandson who is VERY allergic to eggs.
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Been using very small amounts of the HyperU (FRench) liquid sweetener in my porridge +a little cinnamon. It's cyclamate/saccharin/thaumatine mix. Am not worried as I don't use it in anything else so far- and will use very sparingly from now on.
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Re: Help, support, recipes for low or no carb diet

I cut out rice, potato, pasta and all things carb 3.5yrs ago and not regretted it at all. It's all in the mind and once you feed your hunger with veggies then the craving goes. Grilling all sorts of vegetables was key for me. Cut thin slices of aubergine, zucchini or broccoli and put them in the oven to grill with oregano and olive oil if you want and it's yummy as snacks or side dish. I've also made pizza with cauliflower base and as long as you don't compare with pizza, it's perfectly tasty. Try making chilli corn and then pour it over spiral zucchini. Lovely!
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I've also just gone onto a low carb diet (no starchy stuff or sugary stuff at all, but plenty of vegetables), and have been delighted to discover that I've got my sense of taste back: three segments of a mandarin are as sweet as a piece of chocolate used to be, and a raw carrot - a raw carrot! - is actually a delicious, crunchy snack!

aa_248 is spot on: it really is all in the mind. That doesn't mean it's necessarily a walk in the park, but if you know that your desire for sweet or starchy stuff comes from your brain and not your belly, it makes it easier to get your head round the idea of giving up.
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Try making chilli corn and then pour it over spiral zucchini. Lovely!
Must say I love my 'spiraliser' that turns courgettes and celeriac, carrots, etc, into 'spagetti/noodles' - it gives vegetables 'visible' bulk, which is a great psychological tricks and works.
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Quark is a great source of protein and energy. No point in going low-fat if fat is the energy you need. Peanut butter is also good. Sugar is bad. Very,very bad. I use an artificial sweetener in its place.

Ah, and Gruyere double cream. I mix it in with fruit juice for dessert sometimes. Egg flans and custard with artificial sweetener or very little sugar.

flourless cakes and chocolate mousse.

Marscapone, cheeses and chocolates.
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Some low fat milk products have higher carbs than full fat. Berries with dark chocolate and cream, or make a bit of ganache (half cream, half dark chocolate) A little goes a long way.
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Fat is no longer the enemy it used to be.

I've noticed that since I started this new eating regime, I'm nowhere near as hungry as I used to be, and therefore eat smaller portions, less often.

The consequent reduction in overall food intake means I no longer really worry about fat intake as it's never going to be more than a few grams a day unless I decide to feast on a lump of lard one afternoon.

So fill your boots, Odile! Enjoy fat, because fat is flavour, fat is energy, fat is fun!
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Omelette made from egg whites with vegetables - chopped onion, spinach, tomatoes etc.
I know, real omelette should be from whole eggs, that's the charm, but if you make a bigger portion you can use one whole egg and a few egg whites (pure protein without the bad cholesterol).
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Re: Help, support, recipes for low or no carb diet

And here another side dish instead of mashed potatoes:
mashed cauliflower
http://www.thecookierookie.com/rosem...d-cauliflower/
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Omelette made from egg whites with vegetables - chopped onion, spinach, tomatoes etc.
I know, real omelette should be from whole eggs, that's the charm, but if you make a bigger portion you can use one whole egg and a few egg whites (pure protein without the bad cholesterol).
Never heard of egg white omelette. For me, I can't see the point really, as my bad cholesterol is just over 4, and my good excellent, and no BP problems.
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