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Homemade Refrigerator Pickle Recipe – a Low Cal, Low Carb Treat

What’s your favorite way to eat pickles? Branch out and try these zesty, low cal, low carb goodies with your own homemade cucumber pickles recipe.

Pickled cucumbers are easy to make.

Put a Pickle in it!

We enjoy eating pickles:

  • Diced
    • in salads
    • in devilled eggs
  • Sliced
    • on vege burgers
    • on cheese sandwiches
    • on crackers with dijon mustard
  • Whole 
    • plain for a low cal healthy snack
    • Spears on a plate of crudites for a healthy raw veggie snack
  • Spiced
    • Hot pickles sliced or chopped with boiled eggs on salad are great

And did you know…?

Pickle Juice is good for cramps and sports recovery!

So… if you’ve ever wondered about drinking the brine from the last of the pickle jar… yep… it should be fine, and even beneficial after a hard workout!

One company actually sells pickle juice! Look at it like a healthy electrolyte beverage with out all the sugar of you know who… Gatorade… and drinks like that.

 

Homemade Refrigerator Pickles are Best

Most store bought pickles and pickle recipes use distilled white vinegar. However, to be safe with a gluten free diet, apple cider vinegar (ACV) is actually healthier.

Distilled vinegar is made from grain, usually corn, however it could also be wheat, barley or rice. Conversely, apple cider vinegar, is of course made from apples, and is considered better for reducing inflammation and to have good probiotic benefits.

Soooo…. we make our homemade pickles using organic apple cider vinegar. It’s always more enjoyable to feel really good about the health benefit of what you’re eating. Now you can not only enjoy dill pickles, but know that they’re good for you too!

For all kinds of other ideas for cucumbers, especially if you’re growing your own, you may enjoy this article on preserving and freezing cucumbers.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Vinegars contain antioxidants and probiotics, which together:

  • Slow premature aging
  • Reduce the risk of cancer
  • Improves blood sugar levels
  • Improves insulin sensitivity (when consumed before a high-carb meal)
  • Slows the rise of blood sugar levels
  • Research indicates that vinegar can have similar to the anti-diabetes medications acarbose and metformin
  • Protects heart health
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Contributes to weight loss as an appetite suppressant when consumed before a meal
  • Antibacterial by balancing pH levels
  • Non-toxic disinfectant

We love to use foods as nature intended it… food as medicine. And all the better when you can also enjoy it.

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Cucumber Refrigerator Pickles
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This is truly a great sweet cucumber recipe.
Servings Prep Time
16 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
16 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Cucumber Refrigerator Pickles
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This is truly a great sweet cucumber recipe.
Servings Prep Time
16 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
16 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
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Instructions
  1. Slice your cucumbers very thin, while keeping in mind your end use. I.e., if you want them to be like sandwich pickles, then slice them to be about that size.
  2. Combine everything well
  3. Place the mixture in a jar, then place in refrigerator: shake twice an hour, you can eat them in as little as 2 hours, they are much better 8 hours later. The pickles keep in the fridge for about three weeks but I dought they will last for a week.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Refrigerator Pickles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.02g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 297mg 12%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0.4g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 0.1g 0%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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