I started this journey on January 28, 2013. I was getting ready to turn 49 in February and realized I would be 50 years old in a year!!! I decided it was high time to get myself healthy before my 50th birthday.

I love food and hate diets, so while researching options, I decided to go with the Atkins diet. While I would have to give up carbs, I could still eat really good food and not be so worried with portions, only carb counts. I love to cook, so this was a new cooking adventure for me. I have researched on the internet for low carb recipes, as well as making my favorite recipes "carb friendly".

Thanks for following me on my journey - I have a long way to go, but am motivated to get there!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Low Carb Lasagna

This recipe is awsum!  It's good for all phases of Atkins.  This is a perfect recipe to make on the weekend, cut and wrap individual servings and store in the freezer.  Grab one for lunch or have a convenient dinner with a side salad.  4g Carb per serving...Try it!


1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons onion, chopped
8 ounce can tomato sauce
Salt, to taste
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning, or to taste
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded, 1 cup


1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded, 1 cup
1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese


Brown the meats along with the garlic and onions; season with a little salt and pepper. Drain fat; stir in the remaining ingredients. Adjust the seasoning if necessary and put in a greased 7x11" baking dish.
Combine the topping ingredients and spoon over the surface of the meat mixture. Spread evenly with a spatula. Bake at 350ยบ about 40 minutes until the topping is nicely browned. Makes 8 servings Per Serving: 463 Calories; 38g Fat; 24g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs