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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Low Carb Living

Since starting Chemo I've fell off the Low Carb Wagon.  I ate what I felt like eating and enjoyed it very much. But it's time to get back into shape.  With each day I feel a bit stronger, the naps are a bit shorter and energy lasts a bit longer.  So I began my journey back to low carb living, with dessert because Cancer has taught me to enjoy everything!

I found the recipe for low carb cheese cake at www.genaw.com. It does have a different texture but as desserts go, it's good!  At only 2 net carbs a slice, I can dig in and enjoy it often.

It doesn't have a crust which is where most of the carbs are.  By changing out the flavor of Jello, I can have different flavors of cheese cake.  

No-Bake Jello Cheesecake
1 small box sugar free Jello, any flavor
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sour cream
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 Tablespoon Vanilla

In a small bowl, dissolve the Jello in the boiling water, stirring for 2-3 minutes.  Chill until no longer warm. In a medium mixing bowl mix the sour cream, cream cheese and vanilla slowly to avoid getting a curdled mess.  Add in the Jello and mix very well
Pour into a greased 10 inch glass pie plate and chill.  

It's a nice dessert and by changing out the flavor of jello you can have strawberry cheesecake, or Orange. I made this one with lemon jello so I enjoyed lemon cheesecake.

So I'm back on the low carb wagon and working towards getting back into shape. 


  1. That cheesecake sounds wonderful! I just might have to give it a try! Wishing you well on this journey!

  2. That sounds really good. So glad you are feeling better each day.

  3. Your recipe sounds delicious! Now I know you must be feeling much better :)

  4. That sounds yummy. I have to try this one!

  5. Welcome back to the low carb queen - whoo hoo! So, so happy you have the appetite to think about recipes again!

    It's almost time for ta-dah. With your last chemo appointment next week, your finish line is finally in sight.

    Can you hear the crowd roaring for you? The loudest voice cheering for you is me. Love and prayers to you, dear friend.


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