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JakSparrow
06-26-2007, 06:56 PM
Hi! Wanted to share these 3 recipes with those that are doing low carb dieting.. these have been SUCH a life saver for me in helping to keep me on plan when I'm craving things like french toast, or sandwiches! .. Oh, and pizza too!! The things you can do with this recipe is endless.. use your imagination! Hope you enjoy!!



Super LOW CARB "Egg" Bread.

This is my first and foremost favorite Low Carb recipe! Just use in place of where you'd normally use bread!

Now I don't know who invented this recipe or where it came from, I just know it exsists. So if someone knows who get's the credit, please let me know so I can post it.

Origional Recipe is something like this:
6 Egg WHITES & 1 TBSP Cream of Tarter - Mix until stiff (takes about 5-7 minutes w/ an electric mixer)

4 Egg YOLK
4 TBSP Sour Cream
(Mix together with fork)

Take your Egg YOLK mixture and fold it into the Egg WHITE mixture gently.
Plop on cookie sheet lined w/ Parchment Paper.

Bake on 350 for 30-40 minutes until nice and golden brown. Cut with a pizza cutter.


Now here is what I do instead:

I take about 9-10 egg whites and skip the cream of tarter.. I'm not sure you even need this or what difference it makes? (** update - someone told me this is needed to make a more "puffy" bread.. so if you have it - use it!.. I'll have to try it out)

I take 2 egg yolk instead of 4 and I use 2 TBSP FAT FREE Sour Cream instead of 4 regular. Then, I make it just the same as above. This just eliminates 2 yolk and 2 tbsp's of sour cream. I can eat more of the bread without the guilt.. and trust me, I usually chow down on this stuff. It's DELICIOUS!!



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Here are a few things I make to eat out of this bread that you might like to try:

I spent the last 9 months or more CRAVING FRENCH TOAST and going out of my mind! When I found this secret out, I celebrated like you wouldn't believe!

Low Carb Friendly French Toast:

2 slices (or more.. depending how how hungry you are) of the "egg bread" .. (you can find it in the Egg Recipe department on this site. WOWSERS.. this stuff is GREAT!! I could kiss the person that invented this stuff. )

Dip your 2 slices of egg bread in a beat up egg white (you could add a drop of vanilla if you want, but somewhere I read there are carbs in it??).. Grill up like you would regular french toast. Once done on each side, remove & sprinkle w/ cinnamon and splenda and top with 1-2 tbsp Walden Farms Syrup! YUMMO! Eating this kills all my cravings for sweets.. even ice cream! It really tastes like your eating French Toast, well.. enough to pass for it anyhow. It's delicious!

Walden Farms (Pancake) Syrup has 0 carbs, 0 fat, 0 cal and WOW is it YUMMY! To me, it tastes like HEAVEN! I wouldn't go overboard on the amount you use as I'm sure somewhere in there are hidden carbs. Just use enough to get the job done.



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Reuben Sandwiches:
I used the egg bread someone has posted in the "egg recipe thread".. if you haven't tried this, it's totally worth it. It's not ULTRA DELICIOUS, but hey.. anything that resembles bread is GOLD to me right about now! I've been eating it like crazy.. (French Toast, sandwiches, .. you name it, I've made it with that stuff.. it's wonderful as far as I'm concerned..)

Ok, anyhow..
I take 2 slices of the egg bread to start.
2 slices of Turkey Deli meat (you could probably use something else, but this is what I had on hand.. and it's low in fat and cals and tastes just as good).
1/4 to 1/2 cup sauerkraut.
1 slice ff cheese (optional - up to you if you want to add the cals/fat/carbs or not - it tastes great either way.)
1-2 tbsp Walden Farm's Thousand Island Dressing (0 carbs, 0 fat, 0 cal)

Anyhow, I just take the meat and sauerkraut and fry them up in a pan till they are a little brown then remove or move over depending on how large your pan is. (I don't use any cooking spray because the moisture from the sauerkraut and meat tend to do the trick)

Take your bread, and you can either brown them up like you would a grilled cheese (you can use Pam cooking spray if you need to) and layer your 2 tbsp Thousand Island Dressing on the inside of 1 slice.. add the sauerkraut/meat and cheese over top of that and cover with the other slice.. Flip and wait until cheese melts a bit and remove. Something else that I found that gave it a nice flavor is .. I used a few spritz's of the "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" pray on both sides of the sandwich. OR you could just put everything together and stick it in the broiler for a few seconds. I've tried it both ways and they work just as good as each other.

I think the sauerkraut said there was 1 carb per 1/4 cup serving.. I'm not sure about the egg bread, but I think there isn't much at all. It's basically made out of egg whites, a few yolk, and a few tbsp ff sour cream per batch. The meat has no carbs - 50 calories per 2 slices. And the Thousand Island Dressing is 0 carbs if you don't go over board with it.

ashleypmo
07-09-2007, 11:37 PM
Love the recipes! :goodvibes I'll prob use the reg sour cream, because when you drop out the fat it raises the sugar content, but I can't wait to try it.

Yes, vanilla is alcohol-based, which is high glycemic.:sad1:

I've switched to blue agave for my sweetener. It is low glycemic and tastes just like honey, but you don't use as much. FYI artificial sweeteners (even Splenda) have been shown to sometimes spike blood sugar, because some people's metabolism processes them just as if they were sugar for some reason, and they can also increase sweet cravings in some people. I just like that the agave is natural, low glycemic, and yummy

Thanks for sharing the recipes!