A Simple Low Carb Life

Spicy Chicken Sausage Enchilada- Low Carb



Ingredients:


1 package cole slaw mix (will not need the dressing if included)

1 medium zucchini (thinly sliced)

2 green onions- diced

1 red pepper- diced

1 pasilla pepper (or other green pepper)- diced

1 - 4 ounce can diced green chilies or jalepenos

2 andouille chicken sausages (pre-cooked)- diced

4 ounces water

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 Tablespoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon onion powder

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon Adobos All purpose seasoning (Salt and Pepper)- Goya brand (or similar)

2 Tablespoons olive oil (for cooking)

1 Tablespoon coconut oil (for cooking)

1- 12 ounce jar Herdez Mexican Cooking Sauce- Traditional Chipotle (or similar)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese for topping.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease large baking dish.



1) Heat coconut and olive oils over medium heat in a skillet.

2) Combine all ingredients above except the cooking sauce and topping cheese and saute until the peppers are softened.

3) Add cooking sauce and simmer for about 10 minutes.

4) Transfer to greased baking dish.

5) Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

6) Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is browned on top.


Servings: 10-12


Nutritional information (per serving based on 12 servings):


Calories= 182, Fat= 14.5 grams, Protein= 8.6 grams, Net carbs= 4.2 grams



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Cheese and Jalepeño Chicken Bake


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Chicken base ingredients:

2 large chicken breasts (cut into bite sized pieces)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 Tablespoon coconut oil

1 green onion (diced)

3 slices cooked, crispy turkey bacon- diced

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 Tablespoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

4 ounces water


1) Heat oils in large skillet.

2) Add above ingredients and cook until chicken is done.

3) Turn down heat to simmer while preparing remaining ingredients.


Cheese sauce:

3 Tablespoons cream cheese

1 Tablespoon unsweetened, plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

4 ounce can green chilies (or jalepeños)

1 Tablespoon Adobo seasoning (salt and pepper style)

1 Tablespoon Mexican blend shredded cheese (or cheddar)

1 teaspoon chili powder


1) Combine in bowl and mix well.  

2) Set aside while preparing topping.


Topping:

1 Tablespoon melted butter

½ cup crushed spicy pork rinds

¼ cup Mexican blend shredded cheese (or cheddar)


1) Melt butter in small bowl.

2) Add previously crushed pork rinds (in food processor or Magic Bullet for more meal texture).

3) Add cheese.

4) Combine well in bowl.



Layering prepared ingredients:

1) Place chicken mixture in bottom of baking dish.

2) Spread cheese sauce evenly over chicken mixture.

3) Top with pork rind mixture.

4) Bake uncovered in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until crust browns.


Serves: 6


Nutritional information:


Calories= 295, Fat= 19.8 grams, Protein= 24.8 grams, Net carbs = 3.3 grams



We hope that you enjoy these delicious recipes!


Just remember to watch your portion sizes. Although these are low carb recipes, they are not without calories and taste so good, you may want to over-indulge.  In general, portions should be no larger than your closed fist.


Remember, if you eat too large of a meal at one time (portions too large), even if it is a low carb meal, you will still experience an over-production of insulin.  


Insulin production in excess = Fat storage.


1) Avoid insulin “spikes” with any meal to remain healthy and to maintain a healthy weight.


2)Portion control is just as important as the amount of carbs in the meal in how it will effect production of insulin.







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Low Carb Cinco de Mayo Ideas


Who doesn’t love Mexican food?  With Cinco de Mayo coming up soon, many of us will be celebrating, but having a very hard time eating low carb with the choices offered. Chips, tortillas, burritos, enchiladas, plantains, beans, rice….. Nothing low carb to be found!    We CAN have Mexican cuisine while living low carb….


We just have to broaden our thinking on how to prepare the things we loved before in a low carb fashion now!


Here are 2 recipes that you can try for Cinco de Mayo or any other time you want to enjoy some tasty Mexican food:

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