I just got home from the library because I was on yet another treasure hunt for books, magazines and other materials. I thought I would share with you information on the cookbook, Everyday Low-Carb Desserts - Kitty Broihier, MS, RD.
So many cookbooks, even for diabetics, offer recipes that sound and/or look amazing. They are simple or inexpensive or bring oohs and aahhs but when you look at the nutritional content would be better off having a half of a frozen Sara Lee Cheesecake. Well, here's a book that's worth a look!
The cover boasts, "over 120 delicious low-carb treats perfect for any occasion" and I'll second that with a few examples:
Page 20: Boston Creme Pie … ok, so it's a cake… sue the author. I am only the messenger. The net carbs per serving is 12 grams. Only 254 calories.
Page 42-43: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. I don't know what you'd do for a Klondike Bar but with 15 minutes of prep time, this recipe will cost you 7 grams of net carbs and only takes 10 ingredients.
Page 90: Ohio in the house? Only 4 net carbs for this cheap and easy No Bake Buckeyes recipe. Calories: 144 per cookie. If you are KOOKY for cookies, check this one out. Go Ohio State!!!
Page 112: Pumpkin Pudding … Got 10 minutes? You can make 6 servings of this recipe that's perfect for Autumn (okay so it's got canned pumpkin) … 6 grams carbs, 6 grams carbs… this one's got Halloween Potluck written all over it.
Should I go on???
I would recommend a trip to your local library, discount website, or book discussion group with this title. I am on my way to the supermarket because in a few minutes and a few ingredients, I may just whip up a few things that combine naughty and nice.
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