Carb Watchers

Hosted by Kim Martin
Group active since Sun, Jan 16, 2011

I would love to have anyone with carb conscious recipes post their recipes here in a location for all that are watching their carb intake. If you have the carb count per serving that would be helpful, but it isn't entirely necessary, you can go to:
if you want the analysis of any nutrition info on recipes already posted or if you want to add the info to any recipes you post yourself (it even offers a grade for the recipe nutritionally speaking). I was just recently diagnosed with Diabetes, but people with Diabetes aren't the only ones that watch carbs. I hope to post (and see posted) some tasty low-carb recipes and creative alternatives to traditional recipes so that I can get back to enjoying some of the foods that are just too high in carb content for me to partake in. To check your BMI & calculate what caloric intake should be go to:

Straws Kitchen
Jun 12, 2013

Have any of you tried "Carbquick" ???

I am a diabetic and have been looking for low carb way to fix foods...was wanting to know if any of you have tried this and what was your opinion.

Carbquik (Low-Carb, All-Purpose Baking Mix)

Carbquik is an excellent tasting, low-carb baking mix.
With only 2 net carbs per serving and no sugar, sugar-alcohols, or trans-fats, it meets the guidelines for all popular low-carb diets, and is also lower in sodium and calories.
At the same time, it is high in "good" nutrients such as fiber and protein. And since it's made from wheat instead of soy, Carbquik makes great tasting, low-carb meals that everyone will love.
Carbquick can be used in many recipes, such as biscuits, muffins, pancakes, waffles, pizza crust, and dumplings, as well as many cake and sweet dough recipes.

Carbquik is made with Carbalose, which behaves like wheat flour, because unlike similar products, it is made mostly from wheat, yet it lacks most non-fiber carbohydrates.
Carbalose is made through a unique process and contains enzyme-modified wheat, as well as plant fiber, wheat protein and some unique conditioners, enzymes and emulsifiers.
Carbalose does not contain any soy protein, sugar-alcohols, dairy, animal-originated, trans-fatty, or saturated fat products.

Unlike many "low-carb" products, Carbquik was submitted in both dry and baked form, to two independent food labs:
Microbac Laboratories and Silliker Laboratories.
The results are reflected on the nutrition label.
• 3 lb box makes 90 biscuits, just add water!
• 90% less carbs than Bisquick
• 2g net carbs per biscuit
• Sugar-Free
• 8g Fiber
• 4g Protein
• 9 Recipes on the Box

Serving Size 1 biscuit (1 oz dry mix)
• Servings Per Container 30
• Calories 60
• Calories from Fat 30
• Total Fat 3.5g
• Saturated Fat 1g
• Cholesterol 0mg
• Sodium 130mg
• Total Carbohydrate 10g*
• Dietary Fiber 8g*
• Sugars 0g
• Sugar Alcohols 0g*
• Protein 4g
*Net carbs as listed by the manufacturer on the package = 2g per serving.

Carbalose flour (enzyme enriched wheat, vital wheat gluten, wheat fiber, high-protein patent wheat flour, vegetable fiber, canola oil, salt, dextrose, emulsifiers, enzymes, ascorbic acid, sucralose, calcium propionate), palm and palm-kernal oil, buttermilk powder, baking powder, egg white powder, lecithin, salt, natural flavors.

Diane M.
May 14, 2013

Something to think about.....

My intention is not to stir the pot with my comments, but to perhaps throw out some ideas:)....I've always had a hard time dieting and my family is all somewhat overweight. I've been about 20-30 lbs overweight for 25 yrs, since having kids. I tried everything, only losing 5-10 lbs on various diets, and always gaining it back. I eventually went to a dr. who pushed the lowcarb, high protein diet. I was thrilled when I lost 17 lbs...I was told carbs were evil and eat as much meat, whatever meat I wanted, as long as I kept it under 1200 calories and met certain numbers on the protein and carbs. I eventually started to gain it back and couldn't lose any decent amt. of weight...
As a last resort, I met with a nutritionist/trainer. She's been very successful with middle-aged women.. well, I was skeptical when she said I'd been "over-dieted" to death and told me 1200 was too low and that I needed to balance my nutrition to lose. She also measured my body fat with calipers and I was shocked to find out my bodyfat was over 40%!!! I only weighed around 140! Well, she put me on a program of 1500 calories, eating carbs, protein and even a little fat. I was very skeptical... well, in 7 wks, I've lost 7% bodyfat and about 6 lbs.!!! Not a lot of lbs, but I am removing fat and replacing it with muscle so that's ok...My whole idea of nutrition and dieting has changed and I continue to lose bodyfat every week! I am eating healthier and no longer having chest pains and other problems due to eating only's not just about the scale...Also going glutenfree has helped me with some minor health problems too. Have your body fat checked and research. A "real" foods balanced diet is really the way...Thanks!

Margie Dickey
May 10, 2013


I all, I found this website looking around for low carb meals and really like the way it is set up. I am the only one in my house doing Atkins and I thought it wasn't going to be easy making carbs for everyone else and not getting any, but so far so good. I am not craving and every time I get on the scale it reads less than the time before and that is so wonderful. Hope to check back in often for more ideas.

Mari Craddock
Apr 25, 2012

Tip for the day

I love learning new ways to cook or help me cook. So I thought I would share with you one I read today...

Cutting Green Onions

Instead of using a knife, try snipping the onions with a pair of kitchen scissors takes only a few seconds.

Shelley Simpson
Apr 22, 2012

Two Day Carb Cleanse

Hi everybody. When I go on a carb crazy frenzy, I do this carb cleanse that I have found on here. It has really come to my rescue many times. I loose anywhere between 5 to 10 pounds each time. Then I am able to get back to my weight watchers plan. (And believe it or not, I am not hungry at all when I do this.)

2-day diet; and you can only stay on it for 2 days at a time

This really works! Today and tomorrow I am on it again. This is my 5th time using it. I have been doing it once a week or every other week depending on my needs.

O'Glatha Aikens
Apr 22, 2012


I just found this group and now I am so happy that I did! My friends do not understand my carb conscious life style so I have to connect with people who do!I hope to share as well as learn from all of you

jan kaye
Mar 2, 2012

Hello new here

hello im new here on a weight loss plan, working out, watching my carbs.. trying to stay away from sugar....

Diane M.
Mar 2, 2012

Everything ok, Kim?

Hi, Kim...Hope you are fine and healthy! We haven't heard from you for awhile so, being the worrier I am, I'm hoping you are just fine:)