Protein bars to go Nuts Over

Bethenny Frankel has done it again.  She has made a new SkinnyGirl product that is worthy of notice!  I found two types of protein bars of hers in Target.  I bought both boxes.  $6 got 5 bars per box.  A fair price for protein bars.  Both types are 23g of carbs and about 5g of fiber (net carbs is 18g) and has about 5 or 6g of protein.

I have not had the Banana Oatmeal Chocolate bar yet, but today, I sampled the Peanut butter, chocolate and salt bar and it had a bit more sugar in it, but OMG.  It was SO good! And I just had the banana one. So good too. These are keepers. Even my husband likes them!

The salt really plays tricks with your tongue and makes it so YUMMY!  It was more like a desert, than a protein bar.  It is also Kosher and gluten free!  I hope Target keeps carrying it!  Beautiful design, nice packaging, tastesskinnycount great and is priced right.




You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

Dr. Oz had a guest, who spoke about the importance of low sugar in a diet.  Jorge Cruise has great recipes on his site,  But, he has a recipe for no-sugar, low-calorie chocolate cake.  It is small, it is quick and you cook it in the microwave for 60 seconds.  So, I tried it and even my husband liked it.  I recommend it for those with a sweet or chocolate tooth!

2 minute chocolate cake recipe:

1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend

1.2 cup almond flour

3 tablespoons unsweetend cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1/2  teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 egg

2 tablespoons half and half


Mix all ingredients in a bowl, mix, pour 1/4 of mixture into a mug (can make 4 mugs, filled up about 1/5 of each cup because it expands).  Cook mug  in microwave for 60 seconds.

trim a little around the edge of the mug and then pour out onto a plate.  Then put whip cream on top.

Here are pictures of the process.  I would say there is about 2-3g of carbs in this little delicacy for the day!

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Power Crunch Choklat is Da Low Carb Bomb

I got both Power Crunch Choklat bars in the mail.  The dark chocolate and the milk chocolate.  I have had the opportunity to sample both.  The milk chocolate is good and tastes like a good Nestle Crunch bar, only it has 5 grams of protein, 8g of carbs (7g net).  But, the dark chocolate is soooo good.  I love dark chocolate and this is a dark chocolate version of a nestle crunch bar.  Even my husband likes it.  It is worth getting and eating.  I like it even better than the regular crunch bar.

I got mine for the best price on  If you find a better price, write me.

Who said you have to suffer eating low carb?




Low Carb Chicken Parm

I love Italian food. Mostly, I love sauce and cheese. But, one of my favorites is Chicken Parmesan. However, it is breaded and deep-fried. A plateful ends up being minimally about 50g of carbs, and count on more at places that serve up large portions.

So, I decided that I needed a compromise. And this only takes about 20 minutes or less to do.

My husband cooks an organic chicken every week (stick the bird in a cooking tray with some water, shake kosher salt on top of the bird, place a sprig of rosemary in the inside and cook for 1 1/2 hours at 450 degrees. Easy and done!

I took some of the breast (approximately 4 to 6 ounces) for each of us and placed the cooked chicken in a plate. I poured some pasta sauce on top, put on low-fat mozzarella shredded cheese and cooked each piece in the microwave for about 2 minutes. It was delicious, easy, and less than 5g of carbs–unless you go crazy on the sauce. Sauce has carbs.

You could also make the chicken parm from scratch.


4 chicken, breast, boneless, skinless, (6 ounce)
1/2 cup(s) marinara sauce
1 cup(s) cheese, mozzarella, part-skim, shredded, (4 ounces)


Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with oil spray.
Grill the chicken breasts or sauté in a skillet coated oil spray over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until no longer pink in the center.

Transfer the chicken breasts to the prepared baking sheet.

Top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons marinara sauce and ¼ cup cheese. Place under the broiler until the cheese is hot and bubbly (or microwave for 30 to 60 seconds to melt cheese).

Cook time is 20 minutes. Less than 5g of carbs and about 44g of protein. Much healthier than breaded and deep fried…,and tasty.

I was so hungry when I made this, I forgot to take a picture, but this is mostly what it looked like.


I served it with salad. It was really good.

You can eat two!

Tonight, I made the recipe that I posted today on the Supreme Taco Bell-esq meal.  It took about 10 minutes to do the whole thing.  

I used Sonoma Carb Cutting Tortillas from Trader Joes (other markets too).  4 net carbs per tortilla.  I made the recipe that I posted today.  I made a combo of an enchilada and burrito.  I warmed the tortillas in the microwave, then put on a combo of my own version of the recipe.  So, I put in cut up turkey slices, taco seasoning, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, then on top a layer of diced tomatoes and lettuce and instead of sour cream, used something that tasted similar and was less carbs (picked up at Trader Joes)–Creme Fraiche (in the cheese spread section).

I folded it all like a burrito, and placed them face down and closed up onto a oiled hot pan and cooked for a few minutes. turned them and did it on the other side.  I warmed Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce and when I removed the wrapped tortilla and put it on the plate, I drizzled hot enchilada sauce on it.  It was really tasty. I ate two (less than 10 carbs) and my husband had two and he really liked them a lot.  My fear is that if I keep up cooking so good, he may want to eat at home all of the time!