Tasty Tuesday – Low Carb Chicken Parm Meatballs

Mmmm excuse me while I just drool a little… okay, almost done…

But seriously, YUM! I love chicken parm, my husband makes it very well, and does it the healthier way by baking instead of frying, and it’s still so good!

In meatball form… I mean, that’s a whole lot of yeah! Perfect party food, too… might make these for the Super Bowl!

Careful though, don’t eat them all!

Nutritional information:

Serving size = 3 meatballs

  • 276 Calories
  • 14.5 g Fat
  • 3 g Net Carbohydrate
  • 32.5 g Protein

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Tip Tuesday – Low Carb Veggies

In case it hasn’t been made abundantly clear… I LOVE VEGGIES.

DLife has put out their roundup of the best veggies for Diabetics – the ones with the lowest carb counts!

  • ARUGULA – It contains 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One cup of arugula contains 1g of carbs.  It is rich in phytonutrients, which may reduce the risk of several kinds of cancers, including breast, stomach, and colon.
  • CUCUMBER – It contains 1g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One-half cup of sliced cucumber contains 2g of carbs. The flesh of a cucumber is mostly water but also contains vitamin C and caffeic acid, both of which soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling. The skin is rich in fiber, magnesium, and potassium — a combination that may help lower blood pressure.
  • BROCCOLI RAAB – It contains 1g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One-half cup of cooked broccoli raab (also spelled “rabe” and also sometimes called “rapini”) contains 3g of carbs. This immune-boosting vegetable is a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help prevent macular degeneration. It’s also a great source of calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and bone-building vitamin K.
  • ICEBERG LETTUCE – It contains 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One cup of shredded iceberg lettuce contains 2g of carbs. Iceberg lettuce is an excellent source of potassium, which has been shown to lower blood pressure, and manganese, which is essential for bone health and may help regulate blood sugar levels. It is also a good source of iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
  • CELERY – It contains 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. Two medium stalks of celery contains 2.5g of carbs. Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is also rich with nutrients such as phthalides, which may lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and coumarins, which may protect against some forms of cancer by preventing damage from free radicals.
  • WHITE MUSHROOMS – They contain 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One-half cup of raw sliced white mushrooms contains 2g of carbs. Mushrooms are extremely dense with nutrients, including selenium, a trace mineral that may help fight cancer. They are also rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, and may help prevent cardiovascular disease.
  • RADISHES – They contain 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One-half cup of sliced raw radishes contains 2g of carbs. Radishes are an excellent source of vitamin C and calcium. Like other cruciferous veggies, they are thought to have cancer fighting properties, and have been used as medicinal food for liver disorders.
  • TURNIPS – They contain 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One-half cup of cooked turnips contains 4g of carbs. Turnips are especially high in cancer-fighting glucosinolates. Turnip greens are rich in antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and manganese. They are also a good source of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • ROMAINE LETTUCE – It contains 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One cup of shredded romaine lettuce contains 1.5g of carbs. Romaine lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which work together to prevent the oxidization of cholesterol. It is also rich in potassium, which has been shown to lower blood pressure. This makes romaine a heart-healthy vegetable.
  • ASPARAGUS – It contains 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One-half cup of cooked asparagus contains 3.5g of carbs. Asparagus is an excellent source of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and a wide variety of antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, zinc, manganese, and selenium. It may help reduce the risk of heart disease and regulate blood sugar because it is rich in fiber and B vitamins, which play a key role in the metabolism of sugar and starches.

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