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For those of you who by who wish to eat low carbohydrate meals smoking meats will provide a boost in flavor options as well as variety. If your doing a low carb diet or life style for that matter as I am, you are limited in flavor and variety when searching the shelves at the store. It seems that almost everything pre packaged has more carbs then one wants to ingest. Smoking meats opens up a whole new spectrum of flavors to enjoy.


Before I go on lets clarify the low carb thing. First it's low carb not no carb... I for one am not an authoritative source on the subject. I knew an individual who went through phase in her life where she battle anorexia. Because of this I attended classes on proper food nutrition. I also studied and utilized the Atkins eating lifestyle. I don't like calling it a diet as it's more of a lifestyle change then anything. I lost 76 pounds in 7 month. I went off high blood pressure medication, my good cholesterol went up and my bad dropped from 285 to 190. This was a combination of low carb lifestyle and exercise. 2 years later I went back to eating Pasta's, processed sugars you name it.  Soon I found my weight at 327. I decided that was proof enough it's a lifestyle change, one that should be followed indefinitely as long as my physician and I see good results. Here are some links if your interested in a low carb lifestyle. One pros and the other mentions cons. Don't let anyone fool you. See your physician and keep an eye on your blood work. That will tell you how you are doing not someone's opinion and that includes mine. I like to read this stuff and pull fom it what makes sense. DO I eat tons of fatty foods because I can? No! I like to mix up different foods and eat allot of chicken and turkey. I don't eat allot of eggs either.  I like to eat a combination of different smoked meats pork, poultry and beef at times. I mix these with veggies and nuts. Whole grain wraps are great and provide allot of fiber. I have lost 31 lbs in 7 weeks. not only am I not hungry all the time but I feel great and I have the best lunch in the cubical at work.

So lets get back to smoking low carb foods. Seasoning is a big key as well as wood smoke flavor. Most of the seasoning including brown sugar is low carb. Brown sugar has 4 grams per tsp. Almost all my recipes have a dry rub and some I also use brown sugar on as well. most of these recipes are put on my smoker and cooked at low temperature for longer periods of time in comparison to using the traditional oven or stove top. This allows for fats to be fully rendered down and drip out of the meats. It allows for the flavors to slowly meld together producing a very tasty low carb meal. This method is know as smoking low and slow. Is there more effort in this style of cooking? Yes without a doubt. That said its a blast to do and gives one a reason other then your weight to follow the lifestyle change.

Let's talk smokers briefly.  My smoker page will give you an idea of what's available. I can smoke high quality meats on any of them. Some are much more of a pain then others. Here is the deal, the easier the smoker is to use, the more you will use it. That is why I own and recommend a Traeger grill. They run on wood pellets and are 100% automatic. No lighting them, replenishing charcoal or wood chips etc. They run on AC power and hold 12 hours worth of pellets in a hopper. An auger feeds the pellets into the fire box and the thing maintains its temperature. You turn it on, put the meat in and maybe mist it hourly with apple juice if you prefer to. That's it! They run about $500 to $1,000. In comparison to some of these $2,000 + propane grills a drop in the bucket. you can sear burgers and steaks and never have a single flare up. No fat dripping in flames and no carcinogens. That's eating healthier right there.


Cooking this way does require planning. There is preparation and the cook time to consider. It's easy once you get things dialed in. for example, lunches for the week. I can take some boneless pork ribs and chicken breasts and spice them with different rubs or marinades. Maybe inject the chicken breasts some with Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper or some with Zesty Italian dressing. I do this in the evening and put them on the smoker. Once they are done in say, 2.5 hours, I let them cool and seal them in Ziploc bags for lunches. They can be cut up and put on salads or put into omelets etc. This is where you can get creative yourself or hang out on my site and try things I am doing.  Regardless, when you are pulling your first pulled pork you will be hooked and eating a low carb meal that will blow away anything in the restaurants in most cases.

Smoking will without a doubt take low carb to a new level. If you don't care about that it can be used to persuade the wife into letting you get that new smoker. :-)

Recipes that are low carb can be found on my recipes page. They will be marked as low carb. - Barbecue Smoked Pulled Pork south west breakfast omelet

Southwest Pulled Pork Omelet

One of my favorites! Nothing like pulled pork the morning after a good smoke. 4 eggs, Mexican cheese blend, pepper jack cheese , Rojo's Chucky Salsa, green onion, garlic and Frank's RedHot. Just look at this.

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