Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Scones

     Are you bored with your typical breakfast fare!?  Looking for something new to spice up your morning!? Wanting to start your day with a happy plate!? Yes, Yes, Yes.  My Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Scones are pure delish, and there are enough servings to get you thru the entire week!  Each of the 8 servings are only 293 calories, 20.6g carbs, 5.7g fiber, 11g sugar alcohol, 3.9g net carbs, 8.2g protein and 27.4g fat.  Whip these up today and enjoy these tomorrow, and for days to come!

Ingredients for 8 servings~
2 cups Almond Flour
1/3 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
Heaping teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Salt
Dash Cinnamon
1/4 cup/4 Tablespoons chilled Butter
1/3 cup Lily's stevia sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Extra Large Egg
1/3 cup Sour Cream
Heavy Dash Vanilla

     Add Almond Flour, Monk Fruit, Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon and Butter to bowl, using Pastry Cutter or two knifes, cut Butter into mixture til fine crumbles, then stir in Chips.  Make well in center and add Egg, Cream and Vanilla, whisk into batter and pour onto silpat lined cookie sheet, pat into a 9 inch circle.  Bake at 375 for 16 minutes, remove, cool, slice into 8 equal pieces.  Enjoy  :)

Cinnamon Vanilla Oat Truffles

     These melt in your mouth spheres of goodness really take the cake.  If you are looking to start your day with a boost of energy that will keep you going til noon, then these should be your first go to.  Each of the 26 Truffles are only 65 calories, 5.3g carbs, 1.8g fiber, 1g sugar alcohol, 2.5g net carbs, 2.9g protein and 4.5g fat.  These are so multi purpose, they would be great for a lunch time treat or an afternoon snack.  Smell ya later candy bar, there's a new sheriff in town.  ;)

Ingredients for 26 Truffles~
3/4 cup Oats
1 scoop Quest Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Chunky Peanut Butter (sub with preferable Nut Butter)
Heavy Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
1/4 cup Lily's stevia sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Lakanto sugar free Maple Syrup~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount

     Add all ingredients to a bowl, thoroughly combine til well incorporated.  Scoop out by level Tablespoons, roll into balls and store in fridge when done.  Enjoy  :)

Sour Cream Chocolate Chips

     If you are looking for the perfect Chocolate Chip, I think I hit the jackpot!  These incredible cookies fire on all cylinders.  Each of the 26 are only 64 calories, 6.2g carbs, 1.4g fiber, 4.2g sugar alcohol, .6g net carbs, 1.6g protein and 5.7g fat.  The next time you head to the kitchen, make sure to give this one a try!

Ingredients for 26 Cookies~
1/4 cup/4 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
1 Extra Large Egg, room temperature
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup ground Flax Seed
1 cup ground Almond Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
Dash Salt
1/4 cup Lily's stevia sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips

     Beat Butter and Monk Fruit with mixer, then blend in Egg till well incorporated.  Next add in Sour Cream, Flax, Flour, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Salt til smooth, lastly stir in Chips.  Drop by level Tablespoon on silpat lined cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 12 minutes.  Enjoy  :)

Back to School Breakfast

     When it comes to "Back to School", they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Study's are showing more and more that starting your day right greatly impacts health, and over all performance.  At all costs, please avoid sugary cereal, or other high sugar foods to break your fast.  When we let our kids fill up on these empty calories, it leads to a sugar crash late morning (also make sure to avoid this problem at lunch as well).  However, when your start with a beautiful combination of protein and complex carbs, research has shown improved test scores, increased ability to solve complex problems, sustained energy, less sick days, more class participation, less propensity for obesity and better concentration.  If that doesn't convince you to feed your kids well, I don't know what will.  And don't forget these same principles apply to mom and dad as well.  Child obesity has tripled since 1970, 1 in 5 kids ages 6-19 are obese.  We can't change genetics, but we can control our diet and activity level.  Prevention is the best cure for our children, as well as ourselves.  When parents are obese, there is an increased likely hood that children will be overweight or obese also.  Let's help our children by helping ourselves to health, set the example for the next generation, their lives depend on it.  In good health, paige

     Protein Pancakes~ Search Pancakes on my blog for other recipe ideas.

     2 Extra Large Hard Boiled Eggs with 2 pieces Turkey Bacon~I have a magic trick for the perfect Hard Boiled Egg.  Add Eggs and enough water to cover in saucepan, bring to boil.  When starts to boil, turn off heat, but leave the pot on burner, add the lid and set timer for 12-15 minutes, depending on how dry you like your yolk.  Remove from heat and rinse with cool water to stop cooking process.  Perfection every time.  And when it comes to Bacon, I lay a slice on a paper towel folded in half and put in the microwave for one minute.  No grease and no mess.  This snack weighs in at 230 calories, zero carbs and 20g protein.  Use your favorite seasoning on your Eggs, such as Everything Bagel Seasoning.

     1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, stirred with 8oz container Kroger Carb Masters Yogurt, and 1/4 cup diced Berries, topped with 1 Tablespoon chopped nuts or sliced Almonds.  This snack weighs in at 235 calories, 12g net carbs and 25g protein.

     Cheesecake Filling~ 7oz 5% Fage Greek Yogurt stirred with one scoop Protein Powder (flavor of your choice), topped with a teaspoon of Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips!  This is a very decadent treat and one that is sure to cure a sweet tooth~think Cheesecake filling!  #yummo The big difference is in the macros, 277 calories, 9g net carbs and 43g protein.  Think of all the flavor combinations you could come up with...and can you believe that protein powerhouse of a dessert!  :)

     1/2 diced Quest Protein Bar with 1oz (about 24) Almonds~this simple little mixture is so fun to eat and easy to whip together.  I simply dice half of a Quest Protein Bar into 24 pieces and toss that with 1oz Almonds, and slowly eat one piece of Protein Bar bit with one Almond.  This snack weighs in at 253 calories, 4.5g net carbs and 16g protein.

For further ideas on Back to School Lunches, here is a link to my post covering some great ideas to get started!!!  

Back to School Oats

     When you are in a hurry, start the night before...especially when it comes to Oatmeal.  I have a basic recipe that goes perfect with any topping.  You are only limited by your imagination.  Each of the two servings are only 200 calories, 41.5g carbs, 6.3g fiber, 12g sugar alcohol, 23.2g net carbs, 6.3g protein and 6.8g fat.  Feel free to add chocolate chips, fruit, nuts, peanut butter powder or raisins.  This is a fun project, even for kids, so there's no reason to not be prepared for the most important meal of the day!

Ingredients for two servings~
1 cup Oats
1 cup 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
2 Tablespoons ground Flax Seed
2 Tablespoons Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 for discount at checkout
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla

     All all ingredients to bowl or Mason Jar, stir and refrigerate over night.  Divide Oats evenly and top as desired.  Toppings not included in macros.  Enjoy  :)

Pimento Cheese Spread

     If you are looking for a simple dish that is quick to whip together, with a high level of yum in every bite, then this is the ticket.  Pimento Cheese Spread is great on Pork Rinds, Salad or a simple bread sandwich.  My mom made this for my sisters and I growing up, while I rarely eat bread as an adult, it still evokes fond memories of my youth.  By the way, if you are lucky enough to go the the Masters in Augusta Georgia, you can pick up a Pimento Cheese Sandwich for only $1.50 (of course it costs $1500 to get in, but lunch is cheap...).  Each of the four 1/2 cup servings are 352 calories, 1g carb, zero fiber, 1 net carb, 14g protein and 34g fat.  No matter your fancy, give this one a try today!

Ingredients for four 1/2 cup servings~
8oz block of Sharp Cheddar, finely grated
1/3 cup Better Body Foods Avocado Mayo
4oz jar Pimentos, drained
Dash Garlic Powder
Dash Onion Powder
Dash Cayenne Pepper
Dash Pepper

     Mix together til fully incorporated.  Enjoy!  :)

Chia Seed Pudding

     If you miss cereal while on a low carb or keto diet, I have an option you may enjoy.  Not to mention a super healthy way to start your day.  This is the base recipe for Chia Seed Pudding, then add in your favorite toppings, macros are 245 calories, 43g carbs, 16.5g fiber, 24g sugar alcohol, 2.5g net carbs, 8g protein and 16g fat.  This process could not be easier, and the perfect way to start your day.  With a little bit of planning, you will be prepared when the sun comes up.  :)

Ingredients for a single serving~
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1 cup 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon ground Flax Seed
2 Tablespoons Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla

     Add ingredients for bowl or Mason Jar, stir and refrigerate over night.  In the morning add whatever toppings you desire.  Enjoy  :)