Stew (HG strict, GF, SF, LC)

stew (HG strict, GF, SF, LC)This is an amazing new recipe that came to me in desperation to thicken sauces and gravy’s without giving in to flour. 😀

And yes! I’ve totally tried every thickener out there and I gotta say BLEH! Some of them are just so so gross, I tossed alot of gravy and sauces before I gave up. They kinda just make it slimy hey?! EWWWW!

If you’ve tried them all and just not happy with the results, you are gonna LOVE this post! HG strict, Sugar free, Gluten free, Low Carb yumminess! :)

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Cooked Kale (Hg strict, GF, SF, LC)

KaleI LOVE finding new recipes! Especially side dishes that are so darn easy! 😀 I have another post about steaming vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli and carrots too, so check that out for more options :)

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Breakfast casserole (SF, GF, LC, HG Strict)

Breakfast casserole (HG Strict, GF, SF, LC)This is such a YUMMY breakfast that I’ve made it for lunch a few times too! It’s so filling we just love it! My mom made it for us at Christmas, knowing my hubby and I were both on this diet (such a sweetie I know!) 😀 I called it Christmas casserole for the longest time! haha! 😀

OK, you have to plan a little ahead for this one because it has to be in the oven for about 40 mins but I am telling you, SO WORTH IT!! 😀

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HG Strict Meal Plan

HG Meal plan 2 and Tips (HG, SF, GF, LC)I am doing the Strict diet for one month. One week down, 3 to go! I’m doing pretty well on it! I had one day last week where we had our Class party with sugar free ice cream and nuts, and more nuts, which isn’t strict but at least it was still HG! 😀

Anyways, just some tips for you if you’re trying to lose some weight too:

I have cut out all fruit except 3 strawberries a day or 1/8 slice of cantaloup, with cream.

I COUNT my nuts everyday and only have 12. OHHH! And speaking of, I just double-checked and cashews are liberal nuts, not strict! oops! Guess I’ve been eating liberal all week and not realizing it! bleh, oh well, onward we go! here’s some tips and quick recipes:

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Spaghetti Sauce and Zucchini noodles (HG, SF, GF, Low carb)

Spaghetti sauce

Spaghetti sauce

I absolutely love this dish! It was an exciting day when I realized I could still have HG Spaghetti and HG spaghetti sauce and it taste like normal!! 😀 Sugar Free, Low Carb, Hypoglycemia Diet friendly yumminess!! 😀

Say hello to Zucchini noodles!

 

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Zucchini noodles! (HG Strict, GF, SF, LC)

Zucchini Spagetti (HG Strict, GF, SF, LC)LOOOOVE these! And you are gonna love me for sharing it with you!! 😀

So, I am a saucy person. Ahem, NO! Not saucy personality, but a person who loves sauce! Get it right will ya?! 😀 I think I’m so funny… 😀

Now, the dilemma, what to put the sauce on when you can’t have rice, potatoes, pasta or bread?!

Well, for rice, I do Riced cauliflower. I skip bread, no big deal not having used much of it anyways even when I could. For potatoes, I use steamed cauliflower. And for noodles? Yep, you guessed it! ZUCCHINI!!! 😀

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Tomorrow is Fibromyalgia Awareness day!

fibromanicDid you know that tomorrow is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day? Well, it’s so important because WAY more people have fibro than you know. And the saddest part is all those who are just told that the pain and fatigue, etc are all in their heads.

We need more awareness so people can be more supportive and kind with the people they know who have it.

I have fibromyalgia and I’m not ashamed to say so. It is a really difficult disease to have. And I want to share why in the hopes that you can share this with someone you know, or everyone you know!

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Mourning on Mothers Day!

This is definitely the most difficult day of the year for me. Something about just knowing that everyone is celebrating something I will never have. It IS a mourning time. Like losing someone you love. It’s not a constant thing, but it does hit sometimes with overwhelming force. Mothers Day is definitely that day!

And yep, I can suck it up, tough it out, put my big girl panties on. But seriously? Why can’t I just ignore it all?! LOL! 😀Mothers Day 2014

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Spanish Frittata (HG strict, SF, GF, LC)

Spanish Frittata (HG Strict, SF, GF, LC)This is SO easy AND yummy, you’re just gonna love it! :)

We always have tons of eggs from family and they are so good and healthy and cheaper than meat. So, it’s always fun when I can find some new use for eggs that we like! This tastes like nachos or pizza or something. :) Try it! You’ll love it!

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Hot and Sour stoup (HG lib, SF, GF, LC)

Hot and Sour Stoup

Like sweet and sour, but can’t figure out how to thicken it Low carb without flour or slimy thickeners? This is something I finally figured out that you’re gonna LOVE! Hint- thickened with a pureed vegetable! 😀

And instead of putting it ON my steamed veggies, I decided to try putting it right in there and making a stoup out of it! So, it’s like stew, but also soup… you decide what to call it! :)

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