Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Our new favorite one-carb muffins & adjusting to the COLD.

- Four eggs
- Two cheese~filled bacon~wrapped hot dogs with mayo & mustard
- Cinnamon flax muffin 

I'm telling you, these flax muffins are really good!  If you didn't know that they were low carb, you would swear that they were made with flour and all that.  I do add sugar free vanilla syrup (which I find at the Dollar Tree) instead of the two tablespoons of water and 1/2 cup of liquid sucralose (which is not in the recipe) to make them nice and sweet.  They are yummy with either golden flax or regular flax meal.  We get a really good deal on flax meal from an Amish bulk food place.  It's about $3.87 for 2 lbs!

Low carb eating can be a little pricey, especially in the beginning when you are stocking up on your basics, but once you get your low carb kitchen pretty well-stocked, it's really just sticking to the protein and veggies.  We basically eat what's on sale.  Well, I shouldn't say that. We get our favorites when they are on sale and basically stock up.  When we just had our standard freezer, stocking up really wasn't an option, but we found a stand-up freezer on Craigslist for pretty cheap (I think $65), we keep that baby full of our favorites. The freezer is sooo old, but it works great and it even has a lock (for safety, I think, not to keep people out!)

Thanks for the comments yesterday on my rant.  The old saying is true... Whatever you focus on, grows and since I was focused on it being "hard," well... you know how that goes. *bangs head against wall*

Yesterday, my OA knee was more ouchie than usual.  Luckily, my wonderful gf has no problem going to different stores and getting me what I need so that I can just stay home, putz around in the kitchen, do my web design and baby my knee as needed. She is the best part of my life and my world.

Back to your regular scheduled low carb menu!!


  1. I'm making your flax muffins right now. I'll let you know how they turn out!

  2. Yum!! I forgot to add the liquid sucralose but did use DaVinci sugar free syrup rather than the two TBSP of water. They are still very sweet, cinnamon-y and delicious. That was just what I needed today (I was feeling a bit energy-sapped). Thanks Angieloo!

  3. Yay! Aren't they sooo yummy? Glad you are enjoying them! :)