There is a healthier recipe for almost everything

Centralia, Missouri
April 8, 2016 7:08am CST
We got to talking about muffins last night (yes, inspired by the rap that inspired my last post), and hubby said he would have to make some soon. I said, yeah, would have to look for a low carb recipe, and he said he doubted that existed. I snickered and started sending him links. Yes, there is a lower carb version of almost everything. One can use all kinds of things, like stevia for sugar, and alternative flours, like almond or coconut. Many taste really good too! I found a handful of recipes that we shall just have to try, one for pumpkin (and I have a couple cans I didn’t use last Thanksgiving that we need to eat up). You have any good low or lower carb recipes I should try?
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• United States
8 Apr 16
Sorry, I only eat full-fledged food - no diet or low anything for us.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Apr 16
I never said diet, lol, just healthier, hehe
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• United States
8 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt those two words mean the same to me so I avoid using them.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill I will admit, many store bought healthier options have more bad things if you read the ingred, and half the time the lower fat means more carbs!
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@just4him (73020)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Apr 16
Sounds like a great idea. I'm sorry, no recipes.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Apr 16
I found a few, tonight though prob salads
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@just4him (73020)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt I'm having lamb salad sandwiches.
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@Rohvannyn (3148)
• United States
9 Apr 16
@just4him That sounds really good.
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@marguicha (70377)
• Chile
23 Apr 16
I agree that there are healthier versions of just about eveerything. But some of them are not as delicious. My own approach to healthier foods is to serve smaller servings. Stevia does not replace sugar all the time. But we can choose not to eat sugary desserts every day.
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• Centralia, Missouri
24 Apr 16
There is baking stevia now, so given time, it can replace more. OR one can always cut about the amounts of sugar in something, or split it half and half with stevia. Now stuff that needs powdered sugar I have yet to see a good sub for
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@marguicha (70377)
• Chile
24 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt I don{t know why, my we were brought up into fruits for dessert. Cakes and the like were baked only for birthdays and Christmas. I still think it is healthier.
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• Centralia, Missouri
24 Apr 16
@marguicha we had cookies alot, but one only got a couple, so it wasn't a big deal
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@JudyEv (85869)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Apr 16
No. :) We have a lot of home-grown butternup squash at the moment so I need to start doing something with them.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Apr 16
Yummy, lots of good recipes out there for that
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@JudyEv (85869)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt Maybe for butternut but not so many for 'butternup' which I put in my first response. I hate spelling mistakes but I've left that one for you to see. :)
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Apr 16
@JudyEv lol, apparently I knew what you meant, I didn't even notice!
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@Susan2015 (16337)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Nope, as I don't like most lower carb or lower fat or lower sugar versions of almost anything.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Apr 16
Don't care about fats, don't like store bought stuff, but homemade stuff? I bet I could find some things you'd like even with a few small substitutes. Hubby said that too, but we now make our own stir fry sause with no sugar or preservatives and he loves it. Alon with pizza with a meat and cheese crust, and some other things.
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@Susan2015 (16337)
• United States
8 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt I can be very lazy and just buy things already made when it comes to cooking.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Apr 16
@Susan2015 It's hard when you work, but I have had to make a change, I dont feel well when I eat too much processed junk
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@Rollo1 (16679)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Apr 16
I don't make low carb, but I do use applesauce instead of oil in muffins, and I am getting pretty tired of making healthy food. I want something disgustingly bad for me!
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Apr 16
yeah the heart healthy diet, I think you can, you just need to think outside the box! There are tons of spice that can rep salt, like mrs dash.
@Rohvannyn (3148)
• United States
9 Apr 16
I like stevia too, especially now that it's not that expensive. I just tried almond milk again today, after having not had it for quite some time - like over ten years - and it was good. Not that expensive either, and I liked the unsweetened variety. I use coconut water a lot for hydration. We also just started eating vegetables and meat together as a stir fry recently, and leaving out the rice. Not so much a recipe, but a way of making things lower carb but nearly as filling. I've started eating refried black beans in my tortillas for lunch - lower carb, and though I don't care as much about the low fat aspect, these are. They're good for you too.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Apr 16
I do many things on salad not bread/shells too. like no tacos in shell taco salad, etc
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@Bunny28 (194)
• Lillington, North Carolina
8 Apr 16
I like burgers low carb without the buns although I like the bread.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Apr 16
I love the buns too, just try not to eat them too often
@Tampa_girl7 (19233)
• United States
8 Apr 16
We are doing practically no carbs. Recently started doing Keto. It is a miracle for diabetes. My blood sugar is totally normal eating this way.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Apr 16
I am trying to work thstway, while I love carb heavy foods I feel so ooooo much better not eating many
• United States
8 Apr 16
I love to make muffins with a cake mix and a can of pumpkin
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Apr 16
I would have to do the whole thing from scratch, bad stuff for me in mixes
@marlina (53877)
• Canada
8 Apr 16
Sorry, do not have any of those recipes.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Apr 16
Many online!