Low-Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Thingies

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    Unfortunately, I have no picture. Had I know how good they would taste, I would have taken one. But it's pretty self-explanatory, so use your mind's eye to envision them.

    1. Melt some butter in a frying pan.

    2. Place a low-carb tortilla or some other low-carb flatbread in the butter and brown it a bit.

    3. Flip it over.

    4. Sprinkle some Stevia and cinnamon on it.

    5. Fold it into quarters or roll it with the cinnamon and Stevia inside.

    6. Brown it a bit more.

    7. Plate it and pour the remaining butter on top.

    Rich
     
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    That will get the sweet tooth satisfied without all the calories
     
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    Wouldn't a cat-o'-9 to the back be quicker and feel like less of a self-loathing punishment, without the nasty cinnamon flavor?
     
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    Cool, but let's not call this a Cinnamon Roll.
     
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    Agree. This is just bachelor cooking 101. Lol.
     
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    I was waiting for some recipe using cauliflower for the bread...
     
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    Sort of like a sopapilla. Top it with some honey.
     
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    Speaking of sopapilla’s, the best ones I’ve ever had were at a little mom ‘n pop Mexican restaurant in Albuquerque. Hot, flaky and drizzled with honey - they were heavenly.
     
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    In for a penny in for a pound. I ever make cinnamon rolls I'm sure as santa not using any damn tortillas!
     
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    Those low carb tortillas aren't bad really. But... heads up. Don't bother trying to feed them to the birds. They won't touch it.
     
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    I suggest we get rid of the term "cinnamon roll" and call this a "Mexican Keto Crepe" instead.
     
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    Cinnamon roll:

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    Not cinnamon roll:

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    Yeah, what's described here is a sweetened tortilla chip. I ate this year's cinnamon roll at 6Y9. It was good too. In for a penny, in for a pound. He who is Steingar does not do things by halves.
     
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    This is a bakery in San Antonio, Lulu's. How Texas does cinnamon rolls. Big as 'yo head.

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    Cool, but I see way too much bread. The ratio of sugary, buttery, gooeyness to bread is critical. And that icing looks a little thin...a proper cinnamon roll should have a a healthy dollop of cream cheese frosting melting down over it.
     
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    For low carb, I prefer aileron rolls.
     
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    If you are looking for low carb ideas, Google chaffles. They are the latest craze for Keto dieters, and are surprisingly delicious.
     
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    My wife made these last night and I took spousal snack tax rights (Jus Primae Snactis) and blaugh, those are so terrible. Like most "fake food", I have some sort of allergy to either coconut flour or cauliflower posing as not-cauliflower.

    More power to those who dig em though.
     
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    The ones we made were just egg and cheese, no flour and for damn sure no cauliflower.

    That was my one issue going Keto years ago, so many recipes sub cauliflower for things. No matter what you do to it, it still tastes like cauliflower.
     
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    I like the low-carb tortillas. Breakfast roll ups with cheese. I've done individual lunch pizzas using them. My wife thought it sounded awful until she tried one. Now she asks for them.

    And no. They are not and do not taste like "real" pizza, but then, neither does Chicago's and they are still pretty good in their own way [ducking].
     
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    I've done roll ups with them myself. But, low carb is just that, not no carb. 10 grams of carbohydrate per tortilla still adds up.
     
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    I don't think anyone suggested "low" means "no." Unless one is truly Keto (or I am on one of my crazy low-carb binges), my 6 next carbs for a roll-up in the morning doesn't add up much.
     
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    I think most 'Low Carb' bread type products could fill that role. I've got a couple boxes on order to use instead of drywall compound when I drywall the bathroom.
     
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    That makes sense... eat enough of the "healthy" bad food and afterward you'll spend a lot of time in there admiring your walls.

    The biggest problem with "low carb" foods is that a lot of people eat more of it just because it's low carb, when in reality, eating a well balanced diet with appropriate portion sizes prevents the hunger cravings and need to shove more mass into one's pie hole. Too few eat a truly balanced diet. Just take a quick look at the Ketocraze for a great example of a fad diet that is about as unbalanced as a one-legged giraffe on a broken pogostick.
     
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    It's certainly unbalanced, and I wouldn't want to do it long term, but it's very helpful for me for a couple of reasons. First of all, it drops the weight off so fast early on (1st 3 weeks or so) that I have WAY more energy because I still have all the muscle to carry all that weight around, but now I don't have to carry it any more. It also gets me in the habit of looking at the ol' Nutritional Facts label in detail before I eat something.

    Generally, I'll do it for a month or so, and then go back to "balanced" and try to avoid eating too much sugary stuff. My biggest weakness is that I don't stop when I should. I'm carrying about 100 pounds of "clean your plate, son" on me. Even when I'm at a restaurant, I do exactly that - And most restaurants today have portions that are WAY too large. I really need to get in the habit of asking for a box... Or being okay with food getting thrown away.
     
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    All diets for significant and quick weight loss are both unbalanced and misused. The typical problem is not the diet, but what comes after. And that's where people fail.

    When I did mine around 10 years ago, I knew that the super low carb process I chose to shed the weight would have to be replaced with something more balanced and perhaps more importantly, sustainable over the long term. That work started when the diet started. Portion size, snacking limits, and other related "lifestyle" adjustments were made along with the large carb reduction.

    In my case, monitoring carb intake continues to be central to my weight maintenance simply because I've found it to be more useful to me than other single metric, but it is neither religious (my morning workout reward is a bagel) nor exclusive. The portion size, snacking limits, etc remain more important. It's like the control/performance relationship of a good instrument scan (how's that for aviation-related? :D)

    Yesterday's breakfast was one of those low carb tortilla/cheese roll-ups. Today it will be pancakes and sausage.
     
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    Tips. May or may not work for you.

    1. At the restaurant with large portions, get the box at the beginning or find some other way to segregate the excess before you take the first bite. If it is there in front of you, the "clean your plate/don't waste food" history will take over and you will eat it.

    2. At home, if you have 12" dinner plates, throw them away. Replace them with 10". Dinner, except soup or salad, must go on one plate and there are no seconds allowed. There will be exceptions, but they need to be exceptions, intentionally made in advance, and a trade-off is helpful. I used to actually announce things like "tonight will be an exception to the no-seconds rule; [something to make up for it] tomorrow" when it was a special occasion. Silly, but we're talking about changing habits here.
     
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    Also, pack away your dinner forks. Use salad forks for all meals. This forces you to take smaller bites and take longer to eat. You will get the metabolic sensation of “full” in the same length of time, but before you clean the plate.

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    Calories in vs Calories out.... that’s all there is too it.

    Eat whatever you want to eat, as long as you remain in a caloric deficit and you’ll lose weight.
     
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    Diets will NEVER work - ever. Why? Because they’re always going to be temporary. It has to be a lifestyle change that one can adhere to if they’re ever going to change their body composition and keep it that way.
     
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    Hope they had lots of water to drink with it...........
     
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    I have a strange feeling I said that.
     
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    You did, I’m just agreeing with you because it’s so true! :)

    I know several people who have started these various dieting kicks... they’ll lose some pounds but gain it right back after they discontinue whatever strategy they applied - then they wonder what happened.... Go figure!
     
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    My personal belief, based mainly on my own experience, is that everyone's metabolism is different; and any attempt to define which diet "will work best" for everyone is idiocy.

    When I was diagnosed with with diabetes, I was about 10 pounds overweight. After a year of following the diet the nutritionist / dietician prescribed for me (and pretty religiously, mind you), I was 40 pounds overweight. In addition, my A1C, cholesterol, and triglycerides skyrocketed, despite my having been placed on Lipitor, metformin, and glypizide.

    This went on for several years and several dieticians, all of whom prescribed their own tweaked takes on the ADA diet. I also went out and bought a gym and treadmill (and actually use them), but the weight stayed. They gradually lowered the daily caloric intake to 1,200 calories, but my weight stayed the same. Finally, one doctor put me on a drastic 600 calorie / day diet for two weeks. I didn't lose a pound.

    After I got tired of listening to advice that didn't work, I told all the dieticians their services were no longer required and I went on Atkins. I'd tried it off and on over the years and always lost weight, but the doctors and the dieticians screamed at me about it, telling me all kinds of horror stories about how it was going to kill me. But the "balanced" diet they prescribed wasn't working, either; so I fired them all and told them I'd do it my way, and if I dropped dead, I wouldn't hold them responsible from the grave.

    That was about two years ago. I've lost about 35 pounds since then. At my last physical, all my labs were in normal range for a person without diabetes. My blood pressure also went down to 118/ 70, which is about what it was when I got out of the service. This next physical coming up I may ask the doctor to drop the Lipitor and glipizide and see what happens, depending on how the labs look. And if he says a word about seeing a dietician or going off Keto, I will fire him. The most recent iteration of my BC/BS policy doesn't require me to have a PCP. Should he say a word about how unhealthy Keto is, I will promptly fire his ass.

    All that being said, I don't "recommend" Keto. I don't have the credentials to be giving dietary advice, and I've been through this **** too long to recommend anything for everyone, even if I did had the credentials to do so. What I do know is that no diet works for everyone, and anyone who pretends otherwise is a moron. What I care about is what works for me -- and damn the ADA and the whole dietician profession if they don't like that.

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