Super Quick Low Carb Crock Pot Beef Stew (3 ingredients)

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I am trying out pre-cooking and portioning out my meals several days at a time.  Here is something quick I made this morning in my crock pot that took just a few seconds to throw in, but tasted great.  I pre-portioned it out for lunches and dinner paired with a large salad.  It made a delicious gravy! Each serving of the stew has about 1.5 g. of net carbs!

Ingredients:

Uncooked Beef Stew (you can use a much or as little as you like.  I used about 2 cups)

Better than Bouillon beef paste (I used 1 full teaspoon).  [adds 1 g. of carbs]

(1) 8 ounce package of white button mushrooms [adds about 5.14 g. net carbs]

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients in your crock pot.  Add salt and pepper and any other seasonings you desire.  Cook on low until the beef is fully cooked and tender.  Mine took about 3 hours to cook.  Cook time may vary depending on your type of crock pot.

This made about (4) 5 ounce portions.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe: low carb & delicious!

Don’t throw out those pumpkin seeds from your Jack-O-Lantern.  Pumpkin seeds are nutritious AND delicious.  I’ve tried many different techniques of roasting pumpkin seeds and I have found this ‘slow and low’ method to be the best!

The flavorings may sound like an odd combo, but they actually work really well together!  Pumpkin seeds are low carb so eat up!  1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds has approximately 3 grams of net carbs and 19 grams of protein.  I love them as a snack and as a low carb crunch added to salads.

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of pumpkin seeds (you can double this recipe if needed)
2 teaspoons of melted salted butter
1/8 teaspoon of salt
Your favorite seasonings:
I use generous dashes of garlic powder and cinnamon and a small dash of black pepper.

Directions:
(1) Scoop out the seeds from your pumpkin and pick out the large chunks of pulp.
(2) Separate the seeds from the remaining pulp by placing the seeds in a large bowl of water.  The seeds will float to the top and can be strained off.
(3) Dry the seeds a bit by rolling them up in a lint free dish cloth.  Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
(4) Toss the pumpkin seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and seasonings.
(5) Spread the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet.
(6) Bake for about 40 minutes (stirring after 15 minutes and 30 minutes) until golden brown.  These taste best served warm right from the oven

*If you like them sweet, you can mix them with a bit of your favorite sweetener to them after cooking.

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Low Carb Crock Pot Philly Cheese Chicken (Easy)

Here is a low carb version of philly cheesesteak that uses chicken instead!  Everyone really enjoyed this super easy meal – low carb and ‘non-low carbers’ alike!  The soy sauce gives the chicken such a great flavor and makes for a wonderful au jus type sauce.  In the picture, it is served on a Josephs low carb pita which has 4 g. of net carbs.  It only has 4 ingredients and no-precooking needed!

 

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Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
2  medium sliced green peppers
1 pound boneless skinless thin sliced chicken cutlets
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
Your favorite sliced cheese (optional – I used smoked provalone)

 

Directions:
Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low until cooked through and tender, approximately 3 hours.  Slightly break the chicken into slices after cooking.  This makes approximately (3) 1 cup servings with approximately 3 to 4 grams of net carbs per cup without any bread.  I am sure you could double this recipe if needed.  I made this in my 5 quart slow cooker.

 

Low Carb Serving Suggestions:
(1) As is / straight up
(2) In a bowl with melted cheese
(3) Over lettuce
(4) In low carb tortillas or pitas

 

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