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Living Without Carbs

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If you battle with your weight, have type 2 Diabetes or simply crave a delicious alternative to the complex carb diet we have all been led to believe is good for us, then you may find the following pages of interest. We aim to add a lot of recipes, menus, fact feeds and so much more to help anyone who wants to keep their health and diet in check.

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Little cups of heaven

Recipes Posted on Wed, January 24, 2018 12:23PM

Little cups of heaven

These egg cups are perfect for Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch, whichever you prefer. They are so quick to make and eat. Which is why these are one of the regulars on our weekly meal plans.

Pre heat the oven to 180 fan or gas mark 4

Makes 12 Egg Cups

9 Eggs

Handful of rough chopped Spinach

Handful of chopped Ham

Handful of grated Cheese

Mix up the eggs in a measuring pouring jug and then place a small amount in each muffin case. Add in your ingredients excluding the cheese.

Then top up with the remaining egg.

Add the grated cheese and place in the oven.

Cook for 20 minutes.


The Verdict

So easy to make that a child could do this, they are great for changing the ingredients and also to eat on the go. Only problem is they go too quickly!

The Nerdy Bit

Eggs are great for so many reasons, they give us a source of protein, iodine and essential vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin D, B6, Zinc, Copper and Iron.

Ham is also up there with the protein, along with added Iron. It is also low in fat.

Spinach, well where do you start, it is low in fat and can even lower cholesterol, it is also high in zinc as well as protein, fibre vitamins, calcium, iron the list just goes on.

Cheese, even though it is high in fats, they are good fats and therefor eaten in controlled amounts can help you stay fuller for longer and help you not to snack. It is also packed with protein and calcium. A winner all round in our house.

No sugar BBQ Chicken

Recipes Posted on Wed, January 24, 2018 11:45AM

No sugar BBQ Chicken

We love BBQ’s even in the winter, when you crave something a bit more hands on. This is my really easy recipe for BBQ Chicken with no added sugar. If you don’t like too much heat, then just adjust the paprika to 1/2 tsp.

6 – 8 Chicken Drumsticks ( you decide on how many for your family )

2 tsp Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Garlic Salt

1 tsp ground pepper

1 tsp Onion Granules

2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

3 tbsp Olive Oil

Pre heat the oven to 180 fan or gas mark 4 ( once you are ready to cook chicken )

Mix all sauce ingredients together and then in a large bowl place the chicken and cover with the thick sauce. Leave to marinate for as long as you can, overnight is perfect but for at least 2-3 hours.

Place in a baking tray and cook for approx 40 minutes, or until all juices run clear from the chicken.

Serve with whatever side dishes you like, I chose a big hearty Salad which was great.

The Verdict

Really tasty BBQ Chicken, that honestly does not need any sugar, it really was great. The family asked when could we have them again, so for me a major result.

The Nerdy Bit

Cumin is more than just taste or flavour, it is known to help in losing weight, improving digestion and treating insomnia and respiratory disorders. There also seems to be some ongoing research, that cumin, along with a number of other spices, have a powerful effect in preventing diabetes by reducing the chances of hypoglycemia.

Paprika is rich in Antioxidants. Like so many nutrient rich foods and spices, paprika seems to have the potential to help in regulate your blood sugar levels and help diabetics in their fight against diabetes. It really does seem to be a power food.

Apple Cider Vinegar. It all seems to be about Diabetics on this meal. This vinegar as we all know is one of the most popular and we can see why with all the health benefits. It is claimed to help with weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and improve the symptoms of diabetes.

So BBQ Chicken is really good for you. Go on, get another on the Barbie!