Saturday, January 19, 2008

500 Low-Carb Recipes

When people think of low-carb cookbooks, the first name that probably comes to mind is Dana Carpender. Over the years Dana has given us a great collection of cookbooks to cover just about every cooking style and preference. From smoothies to barbecue to slow cookers, Dana has covered it all!

When I first started low-carbing back in 2001, I knew very little about cooking anything other than low-fat meals. I had a lot to learn! I quickly picked up the basics and spent lots of time searching the Internet for recipes. In 2002 a good friend of mine bought a copy of Dana's 500 Low-Carb Recipes for me as a gift. (Thanks Brenda!) It is one of the most used cookbooks I own! I enjoy this particular cookbook so much that I bought several and gave them out to family and friends. And now I'm giving one of you a copy as well!

The first several pages of this cookbook are dedicated to helping low-carbers understand the use of various ingredients, as well as how the carb counts are calculated in each recipe. Dana also give us helpful tips for enjoying and succeeding in our low-carb lifestyles. And then there are the recipes!

Just a few of my favorites from 500 Low-Carb recipes include:

  • Heroin Wings (The name suits.. they are addicting!)
  • Taco Omelet
  • Country Scramble
  • Turnips Au Gratin
  • Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Skillet Stroganoff
  • Mexican Meatballs
  • Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Kathy's Peanut Butter Protein Bars
  • Cocoa

    Not to mention all the sauces, dressings and even condiments she teaches us how to prepare in this amazing cookbook!

    If you are looking for great low-carb recipes that will satisfy the whole family, then look no further! This is the cookbook for you. And you have a chance to win a copy for free right here in our Great Start Giveaway. But time is running out. You only have until Jan. 24th to enter.


    OhYeahBabe said...

    I totally agree - awesome cookbook! And most of the recipes are really, really easy.

    Sparky's Girl said...

    I agree OYB! Very simple to make for the most part!