Review: Valor Sugar Free Dark Chocolate

CarbSmart Magazine June 2013

To Market, To Market: Valor Sugar Free Dark Chocolate by Dana Carpender from CarbSmart Magazine Issue 4. Do you believe that sugar-free chocolate can never taste like the good stuff? Prepare to be amazed.

Enjoy A Romantic Low Carb Valentine’s Day Dinner

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries make a romantic, low carb dessert.

If you want a delicious tale of a romantic Valentine dinner that’s low carb delicious and won’t leave you full or heavy feeling, I’m your huckleberry. This dinner will wardrobe well with your Hallmark Valentine’s Day cards. Susie T. Gibbs is your guide.

Dana Carpender’s CarbSmart Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownies Recipe


Dana Carpender’s CarbSmart Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownies

Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds 8 oz. bag by Marich Confectionery

Fresh roasted almonds cloaked in creamy sugar free milk chocolate. Sugar free chocolate covered almonds make a special gift for people with diabetes or people watching their sugar intake.

Review: Davidson’s Dessert Teas by Amy Dungan


When I think of tea, I think of iced tea on a hot summer day. To be honest, I’ve never been much of a hot tea person. Despite that, I decided to give Davidson’s Dessert Teas a try. When I drink coffee, I like a little heavy cream and some sweetener, so I did the same with the Davidson’s Vanilla Cream Spice flavor.

Vanilla Teas on the Belly Fat Cure


I’m a big tea lover, and fall and winter are the perfect times to warm up with a nice cup in the evening. I have also found having a tea in the evening is the perfect way to may me feel full and even satisfy my sweet tooth. In the past I have written about Chocolate Teas, which I absolutely love, but there aren’t many decaf options for the evening. So this post is all about vanilla teas!

Pork Rinds by Dana Carpender – recipe included!


Years ago, some furious online detractor of low carb diets threw at me the accusation that I ate “pork rind cake.” This is not true. I have never eaten a cake made from pork rinds, and had never heard of such a thing till the accusation was made. And though she subsequently posted a link to a recipe, that is the only time I have ever heard of pork rind cake in my near-decade on a low carb diet.

Review: Miss Meringue Sugar Free Meringues by Amy Dungan


Meringue cookies were one of my favorite snacks while riding the low-fat roller coaster in my younger days. They were low in fat, crispy, and one of the few low-fat foods that I thought tasted wonderful. Now that I’m no longer shunning fat, meringues are something I rarely think about. In my mind they were always a low-fat thing. So I was happy when I discovered a company making a sugar-free meringue that low-carbers can enjoy.

Moove over Moolatte – Amy Dungan Reviews Big Train Low-Carb Blended Ice Mocha Mix


I’m a sucker for the combination of coffee and chocolate. My first ever sip of a Diary Queen Moolatte sent my tastebuds into orbit. Sadly, it sent my blood sugar soaring as well. Coming back down from that high was not pleasant at all, not to mention it’s counter productive to weight loss and good health. Many times I have tired to find a substitute for my beloved Moolatte, only to end up with less-than-acceptable copies. Thankfully I came across a product from Big Train that will work in place of this high-sugar favorite.