Pucker Up Buttercup! Lemon-o-licious Low Carb Desserts for Mother’s Day

Make the lemon custard by itself, or add the gingersnap crust with a dollop of lemon curd for extra flare. Perfectly yummy for 'Mummy'.

This Mother’s Day, Budget Low Carb is all about the lemon. Show Mom you love her with a special dessert for less than 10g of net carbohydrates per serving. It’s even more special when these desserts come in under $10 for a family of 4 and won’t leave a sour expression on Mom’s face!

Budget Low Carb Cooking: Enjoy Lamb Without Fleecing Your Budget

Lamb Feta Wrap with Spicy Sriracha Mayo makes a complete low carb meal. Add a few extra grape tomatoes and count the money you're not spending on expensive take out or ingredients!

CarbSmart.com and Budget Low Carb Cooking are proud to bring you two lamb dishes that won’t stretch your pocket book, or wallet, beyond recognition.

Budget Low Carb – Make Lucky Thanksgiving Day Turkey Leftovers

Roasted turkey on a platter

CarbSmart Magazine’s Budget Low Carb Cooking and I are pleased to bring you two recipes your family will happily devour, despite the dubious leftover turkey provenance. In fact, low carb Kentucky Hot Brown open faced sandwiches, and Hearty Curry Turkey Soup with French Green Beans, taste so fantastic we’re going out on a limb and now call them Lucky Leftovers.

Plan Your Low Carb Holiday Dinner Now

Have the Best Low Carb Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Thanksgiving Day originated in America and falls on November 22, 2012. Thanksgiving Day, as the name itself suggests, is a time to offer thanks. Here are some of the best articles on having a low carb Thanksgiving and holiday season from CarbSmart.com.

Budget Low Carb Cooking – Your Partner During Trying Financial Times

Penny pinching should become an Olympic sport!

Often, the key to successful weight loss doesn’t begin with our bellies or end with our brains. For many, the battle of the bulge actually begins and ends with our budget. How do you cook budget-friendly low carb meals on a shoestring? Let’s stretch those budgets and see just how much we can squeeze out of every penny. In her new column, Budget Low Carb Cooking, Susie T. Gibbs gives us affordable options for your low carb lifestyle.

Low Carb Mornay Sauce – Budget Low Carb Cooking Base

Mornay Sauce

This is such a simple sauce and so elegant. It works over chicken, turkey, game hens, and seafood of all kinds, especially shrimp and lobster – when they are on sale! It’s also delicious over veggies! The nuttiness of the sauce is intensified when you broil it for a couple of minutes.

Turkey Carcass Stock – Budget Low Carb Cooking Base

Turkey Carcass Stock

Make this stock right after Thanksgiving dinner! Simply throw the turkey carcass and any leftover wings, necks, giblets, and legs into the pot with the veggies and spices, then let it simmer, covered, for hours! The longer the better. The apple cider vinegar helps leach the vitamins and minerals out of the bones.

AH!LASKA Organic Unsweetened Baker’s Cocoa 8 oz.

Ah Laska Cocoa Baker’s Cocoa was the first organic, fat-free and kosher cocoa on the market. AH LASKA Organic Baker’s Cocoa founders Donna and Kevin Maltz created AH!LASKA cocoa in 1992 as a way to spread the word about bakers cocoa.

Introducing Dana’s Low Carb For Life! The Dana Carpender Show


Today, Low-Carbist Extraordinaire Dana Carpender unveiled her witty, clever, educational and FUN new podcast at www.DanasLowCarbForLife.com – The Dana Carpender Show! Dana’s new show features a magazine-style format with a few features, the occasional interview and, of course, recipes, too.

Using Basil in your Low Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender – recipe included!


A whole cup of fresh basil leaves has just 11 calories, and about 5 million metric boatloads of flavor. You’ll get 2 grams of carbohydrate, but it’s virtually all in the form of fiber. And you’ll get one gram of protein, but who eats herbs for the protein? You’ll also get 33% of your vitamin A, 13% of your vitamin C, 7% each of your folacin, calcium, and iron, 6% of your potassium, and 2% of your niacin and zinc.