Carbohydrate totals seem to be one of the most important issues in today’s health. Several of our friends have gone on the Atkins diet, which is meat, cheese, eggs and other items that are pretty much carb free or at least very low.

Carbohydrate totals seem to be one of the most important issues in today’s health. Several of our friends have gone on the Atkins diet, which is meat, cheese, eggs and other items that are pretty much carb free or at least very low.

 Our daughter has been on it and has done quite well in weight loss. Some of our friends have dropped inches and pounds on no carb diets. I have a problem with it because I am not a big meat eater and after three meals a day of eggs and cheese I feel like I might throw up if I see another one. I am, however, going to share a couple of recipes in case you want to try it.

 If you are interested in the no-carb or low-carb diet check it out. You can eat meat, eggs, cheese, etc. forever and not be doing anything wrong.

 

Top notch scrambled eggs

4 egg whites

3 eggs

2 tablespoons reduced-fat Ranch salad dressing

2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard

1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon canola oil

1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites and eggs. Stir in the salad dressing, mustard, parsley and garlic powder. In a non-stick skillet, cook egg mixture in oil over medium heat for 2 minutes or until eggs are almost set. Stir in cheese. Cook 1 minute longer or until eggs are set and cheese is melted. Serve immediately (2 Servings) Each serving (1 cup) 251 calories, 16 g fat, 331 mg cholesterol, 4 g carbohydrate.

 

Bacon, egg casserole

Fry bacon crisp making the amount you need for your family.

Fry chopped onion in the bacon grease, cook until tender, drain grease.

Crack open 2 eggs per person and break up bacon into the mix

Pour the egg mixture into a skillet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray

When eggs are ready cover the top with grated low-fat Cheddar cheese or mix in a cup or two of cottage cheese. Be sure and bypass any bread or milk and you will have an almost totally carb free meal.

 

This week I am going to share a Daily Nutrition Guide with you. It helps with most any type of diet you are on.

 

Women over 50

Calories –  1,900 or less

Fat –  63 g or less

Saturated fat - 21 g or less 

Cholesterol  – 300 mg or less 

Sodium – 2,400 mg or less

Carbohydrates – 283 g

Fiber – 20-30 g     



Men over 50 

Calories – 2,900

Fat – 96 g or less

Saturated fat – 32 g or less

Cholestero – 300 mg or less

Sodium – 2,400 mg or less

Carbohydrates – 446 g

Fiber  – 20-30 g

 Please remember if you have health issues such as diabetes the above can change so be sure and ask your doctor for his recommendations on your stats.

 Have a great week and next week I will pass on some totally unhealthy, yummy, foods because we all need some of that occasionally, and besides, it makes Grouchy Bear smile.