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                  Indulge on Induction by Ginger Weigel

                                         "Unless commitment is made,
                                there are only promises and hopes... but no plans."
                                                                        Peter Drucker

   

At the beginning of the New Year, it can be an important step to go back and follow Induction for two weeks — especially if holiday eating got you a bit off-track. It may even get you a visit from that ever so mysterious "whoosh fairy". And if you're just beginning a low carb-eating plan, then induction is definitely the place to start!

Many people think of induction as nothing but eggs, bacon, steak and butter. It's not true! Induction can be full of taste and flavor, but it does require a little imagination to make tasty meals with only twenty grams of carbohydrate each day.

Here are just a few ideas, but since each recipe is very low in carbohydrate, these can be a delicious addition to your menu!

Mahi Mahi

This is a wonderful, mild tasting fish that can really give you a new taste treat. Using the zest of a lemon or lime instead of the juice, gives the full flavor enhancement without the carbohydrate grams of the juice, or the acid in the juice cooking the fish, making it tough.
    Mahi Mahi
  • 4 Mahi Mahi filets (approx. 1 lb)
  • 3 Tbs. Olive oil, divided
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Zest of either a lime or a lemon
Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Before placing the fish in the skillet, spread the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the fish. Salt and pepper lightly.

Sprinkle the top with the lime or lemon zest; then pat into the fish. Place this side down into your hot skillet. Cook for approximately 5 minutes each side, until the fish turns white in color.

Makes 4  1/4–lb servings.   0 grams effective carbohydrate per serving.

       

Salmon Patties

A new taste treat, easy to prepare. No one needs to know your secret ingredient of BBQ pork rinds.
    Salmon Patties
  • 2 15 oz. can boned/skinned Salmon
  • 1 5-oz. Bag BBQ pork rinds, crushed
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbs. Olive oil
  • Pepper to taste
Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add
1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Crush your pork rinds in the food processor or seal them in a plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin. Place the salmon in a bowl; add the pork rinds and pepper (no salt needed with the pork rinds). Mix well. Form into patties, and drop the patties into your hot skillet. Fry until browned on each side and serve.

Note: If combining the pork rind crumbs and salmon with your hands bothers you, use the dough hook on your electric mixer. This will mix everything together well without over-mixing. It also works well for making meatloaf.

Makes 4 servings of 3-patties each. 0.3 grams of effective carbohydrate.

       

Parmesan Broccoli

Even the pickiest eater will like broccoli prepared this way.
    Parmesan Broccoli
  • 1 bunch of fresh Broccoli florets (approx. 2 cups)
  • 1 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese
Steam the broccoli florets until tender, about 6 minutes. You can do this with a steamer insert in a large saucepan over boiling water or the in a casserole dish in the microwave with 1 tablespoon of water. The broccoli will turn a bright green color.

In a large skillet, add the Olive oil and minced garlic. Always start garlic in cold oil, or it will burn. Preheat pan over medium heat. Add steamed broccoli, and stir until heated through and lightly coated. Remove broccoli to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Makes 4  1/2-cup servings.  2.45 grams of effective carbohydrate per serving.

       

Stir-Fry Green Beans

I was trying to recreate one of my favorite dishes at our Chinese buffet, and these became an instant hit.
    Stir-Fry Green Beans
  • 1/2 bag of frozen whole green beans (approx. 2 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. Olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced Garlic
  • 3 Tbs. sugar free Soy Sauce
  • Pepper to taste
In a large skillet, add the olive oil and minced garlic. Preheat the pan over medium-high heat. Add the frozen green beans, soy sauce and pepper to taste.

Stir-fry until green beans are still crisp, but heated through — about 5 minutes.

Makes 4  1/2-cup servings.  8 grams of effective carbohydrate per serving.

       

Cheesecake Pudding

I still have a sweet tooth, even on induction. I was playing in the kitchen one night, trying to make an instant low carb cheesecake, and came up with this. The fat content makes it filling.
    Cheesecake Pudding
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese,
    softened to room temperature
  • 8 oz. Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup DaVinci or Torani brand
    sugar free syrup, flavor of your choice
Whisk heavy cream using an electric mixer on medium-high speed until it starts to thicken, about 2 minutes. Add softened cream cheese and flavoring syrup (I prefer Raspberry, but it works well with any flavor.)

Beat until well mixed and smooth. Transfer into 4 dessert bowls and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour.

Note: Look for the cream cheese with the lowest carbohydrate count — they can vary from brand to brand.

Makes 6  1/3-cup servings.  2.33 grams of effective carbohydrate per serving.



                                                                             Ginger

Copyright © January 2004  Ginger Weigel and Low Carb Luxury
Title photo Copyright © 2004  Neil Beaty and Low Carb Luxury





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