Favorite Marinades (Last Post Today, I Promise!)
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/08/baked-chicken-with-dijon-and-lime.html I have done this one with greek yogurt instead of mayo and it works just fine
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/03/lemon-feta-chicken-with-oregano-65-pts.html (VSG portion is 1/2 her portion)
I just love this site. You can search for low-carb, and then look at the counts to see if it's REALLY low carb.
If you like spicy, walkers wood jerk seasoning (you can get it at cost plus) is yummy and relatively low carb (and a little goes a long way).
I actually made something on the fly a couple days ago for some boneless center cut pork loin chops that I cooked in a crock pot. I put in enough water to cover them which was about 8 oz. I added in some Colgin Liquid Smoke Mesquite flavor (Hickory flavor is also available and cheap at Walmart). I then added in some Trader Joe's South African Smoke seasoning to continue the smoked flavoring. This seasoning is made of paprika flakes, sea salt, garlic, and basil. If you don't live near a Trader Joe's then I would think that those ingredients are easy enough to get. I really love smoked meats. I also added a tsp from a package of McCormick's Grill Mates Mesquite Marinade. I purchased this at Kroger and have also seen it available from Walmart (on sale yesterday there), and Food Lion. I think it is available in most grocery stores and a serving only adds about 10 calories.
I threw all this into the crock pot and set on high for 4 hours. When I used a fork to extract the pork from the crock pot they just fell apart and were very easily made into a shredded or pulled pork with the use of two forks. I then got out my strainer and strained the liquid from the crock pot to save. I had cooked up 4 thick chops and after shredding them I refrigerated them. What I do now is measure out about 2.5 oz and heat them up in the microwave with some of the juice created in the crock pot. Great smoky flavoring. The only thing I noticed was that one serving from the packaged Mesquite Marinade was 10 calories which is basically nothing.
This was my second round of doing this. The first time around instead of water I used chicken broth and I think I only let them cook for about 3.5 hours. It seems like the shorter time gave a moister result.
Next week I will try a round three and who knows what I am going to throw together. A little tired o/the smoked flavored pork. I think I may go for something more in lines with a Jamaican Jerk flavoring. I have seen that there are pre-made marinades that are available but a lot of them contain high fructose corn syrups and I am going to try my best to live the rest of my life avoiding these as well as processed sugars and such.
By the way if I want some ideas for something that is weight loss friendly I would Google something along the lines of diabetic friendly marinades. I did that and found this link that gives recipes for 13 dry rubs and marinades.