By MrsCDogg Latest Reply 2013-02-12 14:16:25 -0600
Started 2013-02-12 12:39:50 -0600

Since Mays asked me to share some of my own recipes and suggestions here goes!

My husband has a terrible sweet tooth so here is what I make for us both.

Sugar Free Mousse
2 8oz pkgs cream cheese, very soft
1 C. Whipping cream
1 C. sour cream
Splenda to taste
vanilla extract to taste

Place the whipping cream in a large bowl and whip it with a hand mixer until soft peaks form. Set it aside.
Place the cream cheese in a medium bowl and whip with the hand mixer until very soft and creamy.
Combine the whipped cream and cream cheese. Add the sour cream, splenda, and vanilla. If you need more sweetner add it. This is also very tasty if you add a smalll amount of almond extract, and coconut extract.
Refrigerate it for at least an hour so that it will firm up.

We also love Cauliflower Rice
1 large head of cauliflower cut into florettes
3 t. butter
salt and pepper to taste.

Shred the cauliflower as you would cheese either with a box grater or a food processor.
Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the cauliflower and cook until it is slightly browned and tender. You can use this in place of rice in a savory recipe. Please note: This DOES NOT taste like rice. It does, however, taste really good.
This recipe can be tweeked in so many ways that it's pretty much up to you how you want to use it. I've seen recipes where it was made into Chinese Fried "rice" which sounds wonderful.
If you go to a buffet remember the salad bar is your friend. A nice plate of lettuce of your choice, green peppers, radishes, mushrooms, a little tomato, some olives, bacon bits (only the real ones), some onion and a reasonable amount of dressing. Don't use the fat free! The fat is removed but something has to replace the flavor that the fat has so they usually use sugar for that. If you have a steak and it has some fat, eat it! Fat is your friend. It helps you feel full and can help you eat less. Eat eggs! Eat all of the eggs. The yolks have lots of good nutrients that the body needs. Even though eating fat is good for you, yes butter, olive oil, bacon, even lard if you can find it, you need to do so with moderation. Good healthy food will make you gain weight if you eat too much of it. Just like someone else said on DC moderation is the key.
Sneak in some exercise on yourself. Park at the end of the parking lot and walk to the store if you are able. I have found that on the days I am having a lot of pain if I can get in at least a little walking it helps the pain. If you are able, take the stairs. Anything that you can do to move your body will benefit your health.
Don't be hard on yourself. No one is perfect. That's why we are all here. We could all use a little help in taking care of the Big D.
Hope this helped someone…:o)

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