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500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Recipes, from Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love [NOOK Book]

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Low-fat or low-carb? A recent New York Times Magazine (July 7, 2002) cover story answered this question and said that Dr. Atkins was right all along, "its not fat that makes us fat but carbohydrates." Though the government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in research trying to prove that fat is the cause of obesity, there has been a subtle shift in the scientific consensus over the past five years supporting what the low-carb diet doctors have been saying all along: if ...
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Overview

Low-fat or low-carb? A recent New York Times Magazine (July 7, 2002) cover story answered this question and said that Dr. Atkins was right all along, "its not fat that makes us fat but carbohydrates." Though the government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in research trying to prove that fat is the cause of obesity, there has been a subtle shift in the scientific consensus over the past five years supporting what the low-carb diet doctors have been saying all along: if we eat less carbohydrates, we will lose weight and live longer.

One of the toughest challenges of any diet is having enough variety and choices to keep the dieter from losing interest. The most common reason that people abandon their diet is boredom but 500 LOW CARB RECIPES: 500 Recipes, From Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love by Dana Carpender has more than enough recipes to keep even the most finicky dieter on track.

With recipes for everything including hors dÆoeuvres, snacks, breads, muffins, side dishes, entrees, cookies, cakes and much more, this is an endless supply for creating meals for the whole family night after night. Whether everyone in the family is on a diet or not, these recipes are proven winners with adults and kids alike.

Also included:

  • Many one-dish meals for single people--main dish salads, skillet suppers that include meat and vegetables, and hearty soups that are a full meal in a bowl.
  • Ideas for breaking out of old ways of looking at food with suggestions that save time and money and change what is considered a normal meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Information about where to find low-carbohydrate specialty products and descriptions of low-carb specialty foods found in grocery stores everywhere.
  • An entire chapter that lists and describes low-carb substitute ingredients such as fats and oils, flour substitutes, liquids, seasonings and sweeteners.

Dieters will be pleased to know that they can eat foods like guacamole, omelets, pizza, steak, ham and dessert without giving up great taste and still lose weight. There are enough recipes to create the perfect menu for any holiday of the year--including Thanksgiving. Each of the 500 recipes includes a carbohydrate count to help calculate the total carb intake of each menu.

There are more recipes for main dishes and side dishes than most low-carb dieters will ever be able to eat--everything from down-home cooking to ethnic fare; from quick-and-easy weeknight meals to knock-their-socks off party food. 500 LOW CARB RECIPES is the last cookbook any dieter will ever need to buy and certain to be used until the binding is worn out!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610580137
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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  • Sales rank: 624,452
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Meet the Author

Best-selling author Dana Carpender was startled to discover that limiting her carbohydrate intake not only helped her control her weight, but produced the health and vitality a low fat diet had promised but never delivered. Fifteen years later, she laughs at people who say “You can’t eat that way long-term.” Her eight cookbooks are the result of her realization that the key to permanent dietary change is the answer to the age-old question, “What’s for supper?” To date they have sold over a million copies worldwide. Dana blogs about low carb nutrition at www.HoldtheToast.com; her weekly blog digest goes out to over 20,000 readers. She is also Managing Editor of CarbSmart Magazine at www.CarbSmart.com, as well as a featured staff writer. She launches her internet radio show, Dana's Low Carb For Life, on Labor Day 2010. Dana lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and a menagerie of pets, all of whom are well and healthily fed.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to Low-Carbohydrate Variety! 7
Chapter 1 Ingredients You Need To Know About 22
Chapter 2 Hors D'oeuvres, Snacks, and Party Nibbles 42
Chapter 3 Eggs and Dairy 88
Chapter 4 Breads, Muffins, Cereals, and Other Grainy Things 123
Chapter 5 Hot Vegetable Dishes 158
Chapter 6 Side Dish Salads 200
Chapter 7 Chicken and Turkey 241
Chapter 8 Fish 272
Chapter 9 Beef 300
Chapter 10 Pork and Lamb 341
Chapter 11 Main Dish Salads 359
Chapter 12 Soups 377
Chapter 13 Condiments, Seasonings, and Sauces 401
Chapter 14 Cookies, Cakes, and Other Sweets 419
A Refresher on Measurements 470
Acknowledgments 472
Index 474
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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    This is the "Betty Crocker" of Low Carbohydrate Cooking.

    It's not at all about gourmet style cooking, but it's quite useful as an introduction to the low carb life style. There are plenty of basic recipes and low-carb "tricks" utilized. I especially liked Chapter One, "Ingredients You Need To Know About", which delineates many of the most useful (and often obscure to the uninitiated) ingredients The carb counts are another strong plus, although I would love to see a book list the carb counts for each ingredient so one could modify the recipe and easily recalculate the numbers. On the other hand, some ingredients are poorly represented. Eggplant and okra, two great vegetables that are both low carb, have only three recipes between them. All in all, this is a recommended book for beginners. The recipes are easy, and most are tasty. It will give you the basic knowledge to branch out to move adventuresome low carb cooking if you so desire, and it's quite modestly priced. You can't ask for much more than that.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2004

    Finally.....

    A great cookbook for all of those who are hypoglycemic like I am! If you've had a hard time finding cookbooks with low carb counts than this a great one for you. A word of caution, this is not a good book for anyone who can't afford to pay health food store prices.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2004

    Overrated...

    I bought 500 low carb recipes. I am disappointed. There are 500 recipes, but a whole list of hard to find or expensive ingredients. Soy powder, guar gum, rice protein powder, vital wheat gluten...the lis goes on and on. Also- I wouldn't recommend for South Beachers. It is a low carb cookbook, but it doesn't seem to pay any attention to fat content and other areas of concern. I would buy 'The Good Carb Cookbook'. I own this title and I actually USE it!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Excellent.

    Delicious recipes with ingredients that can be found at the local supermarket. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2012

    DO NOT GET THIS ONE FOR YOUR NOOK!!! The recipes & low carb

    DO NOT GET THIS ONE FOR YOUR NOOK!!!
    The recipes & low carb tips may be excellent, but this book appears to have been scanned in. The print is tiny and if you adjust it larger, you have to scroll back & forth to read it. Later low-carb books by this author appear to have true ePub format, but this one does not! Fortunately I tried the sample & avoided an unhappy purchase.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    Very Comprehensive Great Resource

    I loved this book so much that after a week of making one recipe a day. I went out and bought "500 MORE Low-Carb RECIPES". I have been happily low-carb cooking ever since.
    If you're on a low-carb diet it is an essential. : )

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2004

    Great Low-Carb Recipes!

    This cookbook is great. I love to cook and these recipes are all fairly easy and quick. The only recipes that call for hard-to-find ingredients are the desserts, but the other recipes are amazing. My favorites so far are the mushrooms in sherry cream, spaghetti squash carbonara, chocolate mousse to die for, and kay's stuffed mushrooms, which were a hit even with my carb-eating friends and family. You need this cookbook, especially if you're on Atkins, because many of the recipes are a bit higher in fat.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2004

    These recipes are TASTY!

    I have about 25 low carb cookbooks, and this one is by far my favorite. The recipes always come together, and I haven't made anything that I would choose not to make again. After living low carb for over a year as an avid foodie, the only way I could continue this way of eating is with VARIETY. This cookbook gives me many ideas and inspires others. Try the Heroin Wings - much different than any other wing recipe I've ever tried. And the Zucchini Carrot cake - I loved this one. Now - I will share with you that my tastes have changed with this way of eating. Since I no longer go through life in a sugar coma, I enjoy different foods than I used to. But the cookies in this book have made a big difference in my ability to stick with it. Hope this helps! Good Luck!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2003

    Great book!

    This was my first low carb cookbook besides Atkins. The recipes are easy and most of them taste great. A description of all the ingredients is included which was helpful to the new low carb cook. Good addition for rookie or experienced low carb. dieter!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2003

    My most used low carb cookbook!

    Love all the recipes. Have to agree that some of the desserts aren't as good. But the entrees, side dishes, salads and appetizers are wonderful! I can finally get my kids to eat veggies without even knowing it! I would (and have) reccommend this cookbook to anyone struggling with the low carb diet.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2003

    Stay away from the sweets......

    Unless you like really frustrating results - stay away from the sweets in this book. Soy powder does not make a good substitute for wheat flour - unfortunately - and lack of sugar makes it even worse. I would rather skip dessert than make these recipes. The author claims that she can't tell the difference between the Peanut Butter Cookie recipe in the book and and her mom's peanut butter cookies. She must have had a rough childhood - not having any decent cookies around.... uggh. The other categories are OK - but heavy on the fat. She does have some good ideas about substitutions, though, so all is not lost.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2003

    EXCELLENT!

    This book is wonderful for the low-carb eater. Easy to follow recipes and ingredients you can find at a local grocery store. The introduction is educational in that she explains different oils, flours, fats etc. Great cookbook!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2003

    YUMMMMMMMY

    I haven't done many of the recipes but the ones I have are awesome. The ones I'm planning on making look sooooo delicious. I only have 2 complaints: 1 some of the ingredients are a little difficult to find, I had to go to the specialty store. and 2. you have to watch some of the carb counts. Perfect for maintance, Helpful for all the other phases.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    One of the best low carb book I have seen.

    This book offers ideas that I would have never thought of. Great for the person just getting started and for the person who wants to add something different to your favorite every day list. It has tought an old dog some new tricks.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    I love this Cookbook!!!

    This is one of the best cookbooks I have come across for a healthy way of eating. It is easy to understand, provides great nutrtitional values per recipe (calories, fat , carbohydrates and sodium) and great for everyday use. The recipes have everyday ingredients that you have in your pantry. I am on a low carb menu plan due to my nutrtitionist and I plan on sharing this book with her. I have not made one recipe that I have not liked. Everyone of the recipes has been easy to fix and delicious. I bought myself one and one for a friend. I plan on buying one for my mother-in-law and my sister.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Another Great tool for Low Carb Dieters

    Dana Carpender's Low Carb Recipe and diet books have made the difference between fustration and success for me. My family acually likes some of these recipes. I am thrilled with the variety that low carb diets sometimes lack. Very helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2007

    Outstanding

    This is the greatest low-carb cook book ever! In fact, I am purchasing another one after mine got water damage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2004

    Just what I needed!!!!

    I love this book. It was my first low carb recipe book and still my favorite. I highly recommend it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2004

    SHOCK!!

    I must say that going into this I was reluctant but, after skimming through it at the store I was so happy to find recipes that contained fimiliar items and were also rather tasty sounding. Now after using a few recipes I am thrilled that they are good to eat and have tons of flavor.. well done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2003

    500 Reasons to Love This Book

    I received this book as a gift and was pleasantly surprised. The recipes are easy to understand and to prepare. In most cases, there are no fancy ingredients that you need to special order, just the stuff you would normally have on hand or can easily buy at the grocery store. I often have trouble coming up with creative new ways to prepare basic foods, and this book does the thinking for me. I highly recommend it to anyone eating low-carb!

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