Thursday, October 8, 2009

Day 130

Day 130 Low Carb : Day 130 already??

- Cheeseburger on an oopsie roll with romaine lettuce, purple onion, low carb ketchup, mayo, mustard and low carb ketchup
- Mushroom caps stuffed with sausage, cream cheese and cheddar cheese
- Two tacos with seasoned ground beef (taco seasoning recipe here), sharp colby cheese, salsa, sour cream and romaine lettuce on cauliflower taco shells
- Low carb strawberry shortcake: pound cake made with EZ Sweetz, strawberries sweetened with Splenda and whipped cream

For a while there, I was going to have to change the title of my blog to "cheeseburger a day" blog... I am clearly burger-obsessed. Well... they are just so cheap, low-carb and perfect on an oopsie roll! *sigh* The truth is, I've always loved burgers. I think you really have to do low-carb in your own way... kind of switching up your current high-carb staple recipes.

I have cut way back on the amount of onion I was using... I really wasn't using that much, but only a tiny amount of onion can go a long way. I find myself cutting a ring of purple onion into little pieces and sprinkling it on my burger. Well... I do that with a couple of the little rings. I've been reading a lot about the wondrous properties of onions and kind of not thinking about the carbs when I pile them on my burgers. This has to change. I think sometimes, as time goes along, we get a little "sloppier" about our carbs as Dr. Eades would say. What is your secret little item that you are sometimes a little sloppy with? Confession time!!

The mushrooms are very good... but they are really rich. I think they would go nicely with scrambled eggs or broccoli or something with not as much bite. I can only eat 2-3 at a time.... and at one carb each... who can argue them? These little babies give you a LOT of bang for your buck on the carb count end. My uncle used to make these, back when he was on Atkins and I just kind of remembered his and threw them together. I think I will pair them with turkey on Thanskgiving. They are kind of stuffing-esque.


  1. I just discovered your blog and am enjoying reading your back posts. Do you have a recipe for the mushrooms? They sound yummy!

  2. Thanks, Rose!!! I will post the mushroom recipe soon... They are sooo rich!