Chicken Chowder

This recipe for Chicken Chowder is a variation on the one from the New Atkins New You cookbook and uses chicken and cauliflower instead of the traditional clams and potatoes used in chowder. You can buy chicken stock but a far healthier option is to make your own. So if you’ve had roast chicken for dinner, throw the remaining carcass into a pot with some vegetables and herbs and simmer for a few hours. See this recipe for an easy chicken broth recipe.

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Meal plans on Atkins

Atkins meal plan

Atkins meal plan

Whether you are cooking for one person or for a larger group planning meals is a good idea – you put more thought into what you eat, you are more likely to eat a wider variety of food, you do more cooking from scratch, you are less likely to get take away or eat junk food, you eat tastier healthier meals and you save money. However, while it is a very good idea in general, it is essential, in my opinion when starting with Atkins. Continue reading

Low carb Fish Chowder

This delicious Atkins friendly low carb fish chowder is one we make all the time for lunch and is a perfect candidate for making extra so you have enough for a few lunches. Not only is it a good way to get fish into your diet, but it is also a nice option for a warm lunch. The original recipe is from the following excellent website: http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2012/11/hearty-fish-chowder.html All we’ve done here is translate the measurements to grams and millilitres instead of cups. Continue reading

Quick and Easy Salads on Atkins

Salads are an excellent option for lunches on Atkins and can be very quick and easy too. Of course, salads don’t need to be anything fancy – you can just take whatever ingredients you have in the fridge and add a tablespoon of full fat mayonnaise or another dressing. For instance you could choose from the following:

  • meat such as chicken, ham, turkey, pork – meat left over from foods you have cooked would be better as cooked meat you buy in packets tends  (unbelievably!) to have sugar added as well as other additives. It’s not very much but worth keeping in mind when making dinner so you can cook some extra meat for dinner so you can have it with your salad the next day.
  • tinned fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines or fish such as prawns or smoked salmon
  • cheese such feta, brie, cheddar, mozzarella, swiss cheese, goats cheese – and these are all acceptable in phase one
  • vegetables such as red, green or yellow bell peppers, lettuce, avocado, cucumber, radish, mushroom, olives, onion, spinach etc.

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Make Your Kitchen a Fast Food Outlet

How to make fast food, go!

Yes, you’ve read the heading correctly, this is a post about fast food and how you can make it in your own kitchen. When we speak about fast food, we are not speaking about food that comes from a fast food chain of restaurants. What we are talking about here, is food that you can prepare, quickly and easily in your own home.

When you begin following the Atkins® way of eating, you will find that there is a huge variety of foods that can be eaten on the diet and more over, an almost endless choice of recipes that your own personal menu can be made up from. And because it is your menu, you can make it as interesting, elaborate or as simple as you choose.

“Where is this fast food you promised, I’ve been waiting an age now and still now sign of it!” Don’t worry, it is on its way to you post haste, just sit back and enjoy the post. Continue reading