Chicken Quesadillas and Cranberry Water …

… all low carb! I don’t think Keto folks will like the quesadillas but the low carb folks will:)!  I am waiting to go and see the endocrinologist at the end of the month to see if my thyroid is acting an ass and causing me to lose slowly or not at all.  In the meantime, I will be eating this way because I do need to detox off the sugar and “trash” foods I have been eating.  I have also noticed that cooking is saving me money!

Yay for saving money!

Here is my chicken quesadilla that I created in my k-lab.  I did this fast because I know that I will be grazing around the kitchen while I am waiting for the food to cook, so I used chicken breast strips (fully prepared)  instead of preparing a raw one.  You can pretty much add any protein to a quesadilla because a quesadilla is basically a Mexican grilled cheese. When I was in the kitchen cooking in Alaska, I would always be amazed at how much people would pay for a tortilla with melted cheese. It takes 10 minutes to make the dish from start to plating. It boggles the mind, but I understand … I have my moments, and  I say to myself, “C’mon! I don’t have all MINUTE!” when it comes to cooking. 🙂

Chicken Quesadilla (Carb Controlled)


MIssion Carb Balance Wheat Flour Tortillas (I used two)


Grilled chicken breast strips (I was lazy and using what I had …You can use a boneless chicken breast instead)


Sharp Cheddar Cheese


Parmesean Cheese (because I like parmesan cheese, you don’t have to use this)


Salsa! Check the carb count! Optional: Sour cream (full fat none of that low fat bull) I didn’t have any which is shocking because I always have sour cream for some strange reason.  I think the sour cream fairy visits me at night and puts it in the refrigerator. I guess the little winged heifer didn’t visit this week. 🙂 

A nice non stick pan and non stick spray.

Heat up the pan and warm the (one at a time) tortillas slightly, it tastes better that way and the tortillas will fold better. Be quick, add the cheese (spread over the tortilla to cover it, the edges will stay closed that way). Add a few chicken strips (I warmed mine in microwave because they were fully cooked. Make sure you cook the breast if you are using a fresh one)  on the cheese and fold over. Press down with you spatula, let it cook for about 3 minutes on one side, flip, let it cook on the other side.  The cheese should be melted, if it isn’t cook until the cheese is melted. Repeat with the second tortilla. 



The results! 

***Okay, my Garde Manger skills are somewhat lacking although I excelled in that class!  I could have wiped the plate better and make the plate prettier but it was getting eaten not showcased.”***

My son is my taster, and he loved it.  This is very filling, I only used two taco sized tortillas, and I just ate one, my son ate the other one. 🙂

There you go! Chicken Quesadillas!

Now on to the Cranberry Water. If you are like me and have been on a diet for almost 40 years (Yes, 40 years! I was even on a diet when I didn’t need to be on one, I was a teenager in the ’80s, and the look was emaciated. Wish the “curvy” girl/”thick” sister movement was back then I wouldn’t have been so hungry)  you have probably tried all kinds of diets.  I happen to come across the Fat Flush Plan by Louise Gittleman.  I think she is on to something and I did have a little success on her plan.  There were some things that I found too restrictive but also found wonderful!  One of them was the Cranwater Recipe. This stuff is the bomb, and I still use it daily. Here is the basic recipe. The Miracle water first thing in the morning calls for the Cranwater and fiber added. It makes you regular (“Out of my way, I gotta pooooooo!” regular!) You drink the “I gotta poo” cranwater once and the rest of the day you drink just the cranwater which will flush out your insides, and you will feel lighter. 🙂 It really is good. The PURE cranberry juice can be found in most stores you have to look at the top shelves. It costs more than the other brand but this is concentrated cranberry juice that HAS to be diluted because it is so tart your face will collapse into itself and hair will sprout on your chest. One bottle will yield a lot of cranwater, trust me.

Miracle Cranberry Water Recipe 


MUST BE ALL CRANBERRY. Not CRANBERRY BLEND with other juices. I’m serious! 



FILTERED WATER (I use distilled because I’m a wierdo and like the way it tastes. Distilled has all impurities removed AND I found out that is what bodybuilders drink)

You can use bottled water, filtered water from your Brita type filter or if you really have to use the municipal water from your tap.  If you look at the source of some bottled water you will be surprised your water isn’t from a babbling brook but from some city’s municipal water supply or from Coca Cola. Go ahead and check! My feeling were HURT so that is why I use distilled or just Brita type filtered tap water. 🙂 If you look the distilled water in my picture it is from a municipal water supply (Mableton, GA’s water)BUT distilled water is made from the steam or some scientificy procedure, yeah or I just paid $1.00 for Mableton, GA’s tap water.  I still like distilled water 😛 so judge me silently if you must!

If you are hardcore stop those are your ingredients. If you are a punk like me you need a little sweetner.

I used 1 1/4 teaspoon of this. Use as many packets as you need to taste. Stevia sweetner is the only sweetner Ms. Gittleman recommends using on her plan so that is why I used Stevia.


In a 2 quart container add 8 oz of the cranberry juice. You may need to shake the bottle first. 

Add 56 oz of filtered water. Add Stevia to taste (use the sweetner you like just NO SUGAR) 

Stir/shake/mix (think grown folks cherry koolaid without the diabetes and the 5 pound bag of sugar added) 

Put in the fridge to chill. 



I added two tablespoons to my first cranwater drink.  I like the clear water soluble fiber because there is no taste. You can add flaxseed but this is easier to find and cheaper. 

Side note: Maybe don’t add two tablespoons in your first drink. That stuff works and I had to poooooo quick. Does it’s job.  The fiber will also fill you. Just stay near a potty if you start off with two tablespoons.  I read you can do this more than once but pooping out my soul once a day is a limit for me. 🙂 

After checking my fridge, I discover a ham. So will be posting my low carb version of a spiral ham. Should be easy, I mean it is a ham!

I’m off today for the Federal Holiday, so I will probably be posting more nonsense throughout the day.

Enjoy the recipes!  I know I did!


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