Fitmom Food ~ Marinated Cucumbers


Good Morning & Happy Friday all ya’ll!

Another week is done and dusted. How has your week been? My husband was in town, so that made mine awesome, but it’s also been one of those week’s where I’ve gotten all sorts of little things accomplished but nothing big off the list. Speaking of my husband, he’s the one who redid my website. Doesn’t it look great? (Thanks, babe! You’re the best!)

But… something I have been able to finish this week was this post! LOL, I’ve thought about posting my recipes for a while, I’ve mentioned it on here once or twice, but I’m finally doing it. First up is Marinated Cucumbers, one of my and my family’s all-time favorites. There’s always a container of this in the fridge. Very low in calories and carbs i.e. great snack for me that doesn’t destroy my calories or macros. Easy side dish for the family but versatile enough for me to make a variety of yummy dishes that work perfectly with my diet.



  • 2 Medium Cucumbers
  • 1/2 – 1 small red onion
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Liquid Stevia or other non-caloric sweetener


  1. Peel, seed, and slice cucumbers 1/4 -1/2 inch. Slice one cucumber at a time and put slices into a colander. Sprinkle each layer very, very lightly with salt. Put a colander in a big bowl or set in the sink and set aside for an hour.
  2. Get whatever lidded container you’re going to store it in and add about an inch of apple cider vinegar to the bowl. Add stevia drops a little at a time and keep tasting until it loses the vinegar bite or until the desired level of sweetness – warning too much stevia can give it a horrible after taste, be careful.
  3. Rinse cucumbers well in the sink to get the salt off – (if you’re curious salt sucks excess water out, and they suck up more flavor) – drain and add to the sweetened vinegar.
  4. Thinly slice onion, usually half a small onion is enough unless it’s a tiny onion. Add to the bowl and mix well.
  5. Put the lid on and stick it in the fridge. They start sucking up flavor immediately but wait at least an hour. Flavor deepens over time, good for a week in the fridge.

Serving size one slightly rounded 1/2 cup. 14 Calories, 3g Carbs, 0g Fats, 0g Protein

This is the basic recipe, double or whatever to fit your numbers.

  • 1 serving cucs
  • 1 servings tuna in water/drained or pouch
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream or yogurt.
  • Mix ingredients, taste, season as desired.

96 Calories, 4g Carbs, 2g Fats, 14g Protein


Nostrovia ya’ll!




Meet Emmy Gatrell

Hi! I’m Emmy, a 42-year-old Stay-At-Home-School-Mom to two teenage boys, nine dogs, and a husband. I write and publish fiction in multiple genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, speculative fiction, and supernatural horror ranging from young adult through four-flame +18. As you can tell I love all things that go bump in the night ;) I also love food. I’ve published the first five cookbooks of my No Frills Cookbook Series. My first coffee table cookbook TACO FREAKS (52 Recipes and Thoughts about the Best Day of the Week) publishes soon!