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Low Carb 1-2-3

by Chris Sadler - 1001Recipes2Send.com

Subtitled 225 Simply Great 3-Ingredient Recipes, this cookbook is
perfect for anyone who wants to maintain a low carb diet with
minimal effort and even less cooking time.

The 1-2-3 means that each recipe uses only 3 ingredients (except
salt, pepper and water), is not only low in carbs but also is low
calorie and low in saturated fat and is based on fresh, natural
ingredients. Even though these recipes are incredibly simple and
straight forward they all meet the requirements for the low carb
and good carb plans such as the Atkins, South Beach, Sugar
Busters, and Glycemic Index diets. As each recipe is also low in
calories and saturated fat they are suitable for nearly every
weight-loss program too!

The introduction covers the basics of "the 1-2-3 way" carb and
calorie counting, using the 1-2-3 way with your favourite diet
plan and more. Before diving straight into the recipes though you
will also want to check out "The Low Carb 1-2-3 Kitchen" category
which helps you set up a kitchen with everything you need to
facilitate your low carb regime.

Recipe categories include: Morning Food; Party Food; Soups and
Starters; Meat; Poultry; Fish and Shellfish; Vegetables and Side
Dishes; Desserts. The Snacks and Menus category at the end
includes many mini recipes and 52 menu suggestions to help you
plan your days.

Each recipe is classified Very Low Carb (0-5 grams CTC), Low Carb
(6-10 grams CTC) or Indulgent Low Carb (11-18 grams CTC) and
shows the CTC (Carbs That Count) rate right at the top to help
you choose the recipe for you. Nutritionist's Notes throughout
the recipes helps explain ingredient choices, contain tips etc.
to help you.

The last category 1-2-3 Food Lists contains a thumbnail list of
Foods We Love, Foods We Love In Moderation, Foods We Like But
Seldom Eat and Foods We Never Eat indicating the foods allowed
and limited on a low carb diet.

Try this easy side dish:

String Beans with Roasted Garlic Butter

The roasted garlic butter, which you make yourself, is also
dreamy on steamed broccoli, sugar snaps or snow peas, or atop any
sauteed leafy greens. Garlic butter can be made in advance and
stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. 

Low Carb - Carbs That Count - 6.5 grams

1 large bulb garlic 
1/4 cup sweet whipped butter, at room temperature 
1 pound green beans or wax beans 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

Wrap the whole bulb of garlic in a pouch of aluminum foil, making
sure to tightly crimp the edges all around. Place the garlic in a
metal baking pan and roast for 1 1/4 hours. Remove the garlic
from the oven and let cool. 

Cut in half through the equator and squeeze out the pulp into a
medium-large bowl. Add the butter to the bowl and mash together
with the garlic pulp. Set aside at room temperature. 

Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. 

Trim the ends of the beans. Add the beans to the boiling water
and cook over high heat until the beans are just tender, about 6
minutes. Immediately drain the beans in a colander, shaking off
any excess water. 

Add the beans to the bowl with the garlic butter and toss
quickly. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve
immediately.

Makes 4 Servings

CTC - 6.57; Total Carbs - 10.58; Fiber - 4.01; Total Fat - 7.80;
Sat Fat - 4.78; Protein - 2.62; Calories - 114 

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