SEARCH BLOG: FOOD
I've been learning more about "low carb" dieting than I really wanted, but because I can see the positive effect on my wife, I have set aside the chips and dip, chocolate "turtles", beer, and other essentials in order to encourage her.
Meals were beginning to get a little dreary and not very satisfying, but then my wife came up with some whey protein shakes and a great recipe for flax "bread." I had one protein shake that was really very good:
- 1 ounce of half and half
- 7 ounces of water
- 1/4 cup protein powder
- some fresh strawberrys
FLAX SANDWICH BUNS
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flax meal
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon granular Splenda
1/2-1 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
1 1/2 teaspoons dry minced onion
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
Put the dry minced onion in a small bowl and add just enough water to moisten; let stand until softened. Mix the dry ingredients; add the onions, eggs, water and oil. Pour the batter into 6 greased muffin top pans. Bake at 325° 15-20 minutes. To serve, split the buns horizontally to make two halves using a long, thin knife.
Makes 6 servings
Can be frozen
Per Serving: 140 Calories; 11g Fat; 8g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 3.5g Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs
read more here. She replaced the minced onion with fresh onion that she sauteed and a small amount of stevia instead of the Splenda. Rather than the regular brown flax, she used golden flax seed which has a more pleasant taste. She already had bags of flax seeds so she ground them in a small coffee grinder to make the flax meal. The results were fantastic.
This healthier eating is beginning to look better.