Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Patriotic Sour Cream Snickerdoodles

     Red, White and Blue steal the show in this serving of deliciousness.   This is one to serve at your next Americana soiree.  And, don't forget my hot tip of dishing these up in clear disposable 8oz cups.  Each of these 10 servings are only 206 calories, 19.9g carbs, 2.1g fiber, 14.4g sugar alcohol, 3.4g net carbs, 7.6g protein and 17.5g fat, macros do not include fruit.  And the best part of this recipe is that they are really fun to make, get your kids involved, or let your guests make their own!  Enjoy  :)

Ingredients for 10 servings~
1 Egg
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 for discount at checkout, extra for dipping
1 3/4 cup Almond Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon, extra for dipping and garnish
Dash Vanilla
Dash Salt
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1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
7oz container 5% Fage Yogurt
1/4 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
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Assorted Red and Blue Berries, as desired (not included in macros)

     Mix first set of ingredients, measure out in 3 Tablespoon increments.  Add extra Monk Fruit and Cinnamon to small bowl, roll each ball of dough in mixture, add to silpat lined cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 15 minutes, cool completely.  Meanwhile, mix second set of ingredients, beat til fully incorporated.  After Cookies have cooled, crumble a 1/3 of Cookie in bottom of cup, top with a Tablespoon frosting, and add Fruit if desired, top with remaining crumbled Cookie, more Fruit if desired, and one more Tablespoon Frosting, garnish with a sprinkle of Cinnamon and one Strawberry.  Note, I do not use chopped Strawberries, I keep my Strawberries whole as they do not hold up well after slicing.  Store in fridge.  Enjoy  :)

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

When it's right you just know it, ...and this is all kinds of right!  Which layer of goodness should I talk about first!?  Or should I say, which layer should be eaten first!?  Take your pick, and just start in!  Each of these 6 slices are only 257 calories, 23g carbs, 6.9g fiber, 12.5g sugar alcohol, 3.6g net carbs, 9.2g protein and 21.7g fat.  Savor slowly and enjoy every last morsel.  Some things are too good to be true, but I would never lie about something of this level of  importance!

Ingredients for 6 servings~
1/4 cup/4 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
1/3 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 for discount at checkout
2 Large Eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Salt
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
2 Tablespoons Chunky Peanut Butter (sub with Smooth)
1/4 cup Lakanto Peanut Butter Powder~use code Paige20 for discount at checkout
1/4 cup Water
2 Lily's Stevia Sweetened Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
2 Tablespoons Lakanto Chocolate Chips~use code Paige20 for discount at checkkout
1/2 teaspoon Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon chopped Pecans

Add Butter and Monk Fruit to mixing bowl, beat til fluffy, then incorporate Eggs til fully incorporated, continue to blend in Cocoa, Almond Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, and Vanilla.  Pour into parchment lined and Pam sprayed 6" Spring Form pan, bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  Remove and cool, then release the ring around the pan.  Next stir together Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Powder and Water til smooth, and use to frost Brownie.  Sprinkle top with chopped Peanut Butter Cups.  Next add Chips and Oil to microwave safe bowl, heat for 15 seconds, stir til smooth, repeat as necessary, pour into ziplock baggie, snip corner and drizzle on top.  Finish by garnishing with Pecans.  Enjoy  :)

Avocado Hummus

If you are looking for a lower fat option when it comes to Humus, I think I have a viable option for you!  And it packs a ton of flavor, with only about 20 calories a Tablespoon.  This simple recipe is certainly worth a try.  Each of the seven 1/4 cup servings are only 82 calories, 11g carbs, 3g fiber, 8g net carbs, 3.6g protein and 3g fat.  Your hardest decision will be to choose what to use as a dipper!  :)

Ingredients for 7 servings~
15oz can drained Chickpeas
1 small Avocado
1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic
Lemon, juiced
Dash Cayenne
1-2 Tablespoons Water, as needed for texture
Salt, to taste

Add all ingredients to food processor and blend til fully incorporated and adjust Water to desired consistency.  Enjoy  :) 

Krispie Chocolate Chips

     If snap, crackle and pop is of interest to you in every bite, I have something you may enjoy!  This is a super fun recipe, even the kids may want to get involved.  Follow along and find my secret ingredient that will take these treats to the next level.  Each Cookie is only 49 calories, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 4.4g sugar alcohol, 1.6g net carbs, 1g protein and 3.8g fat.  And, let's just say, these are definitely considered breakfast fare as well...so many options with this one!

Ingredients for 24 Cookies~
4 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
1 Large Egg, room temperature
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Oats
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
Dash Salt
1/2 cup Rice Krispie Cereal
3 Tablespoons Lily's Stevia Sweetened Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

     Beat Butter and Monk Fruit til blended, add Egg and continue to beat.  Next add Flour, Oats, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Salt til well combined.  Using spatula stir in by hand the Rice Krispies and Chocolate Chips til thoroughly incorporated.  Drop by Tablespoon on Silpat lined cookie sheet, bake at 375 for 13 minutes.  Enjoy  :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Homemade Tortilla Chips

     Do you ever just crave chips, but hold back because you know they just aren't that good for you!?  Whelp, now that has all changed.  I have a simple idea that will put the fun back in healthy.  These Homemade Tortilla Chips are baked not fried, and super crispy.  At only 8 calories per chip, and 1.3g carbs, .6g fiber, .7g net carbs, .2g protein and .3g fat, these will be finding their way to your table more often than not.  And, so simple that your kids can help too!  The only hard decision will be to dip or not to dip, that is the question!  :)

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Lime, cut in half
Salt, as desired
Seasoning, as desired
18 pack of small White Corn Soft Tortillas (sub with Yellow Corn)

     Stir together Olive Oil, juice from Lime and Salt, as well as any other Seasoning if desired.  Brush each side of the Tortillas, cut into 6 or 8 equal triangles.  I stack mine in lots of 6 before cutting, then I cut into 8 pieces, giving the mental feel of having more bang for your buck, this will yield 144 chips.  Line the triangles on your cookie sheet, bake at 375 for 18-20, or until golden brown, the ones on the perimeter will brown a little deeper.  Remove and enjoy, this will continue to crisp further as they cool!  :)  

Sunday, May 31, 2020

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I have been dying to try sugar free White Chocolate Chips, and lucky for me, my time has come.  And, what better way to celebrate than surrounded in Peanut Butter and baked in a pan.  Each of these delectable spheres are only 68 calories, 5.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 1.5g sugar alcohol, 1g net carbs, 2g protein and 5.5g fat.  In case you missed it, I am going to shout it for the people in the back, there are only 1 net carb in each cookie!  This recipe has it all !!!  :)

Ingredients for 21 Cookies~
4 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
1/3 cup Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
1 Large Egg, room temperature
1/4 cup Lakanto Peanut Butter Powder, use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
1/4 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Almond Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Salt
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
1/4 cup Choc Zero Sugar Free White Chocolate Chips

Add Butter and Golden Monk Fruit to bowl, whip with beaters til well incorporated, then blend in Egg, followed by remaining ingredients.  Drop by level Tablespoon on silpat lined cookie sheet, bake at 375 for 11 minutes.  Enjoy  :)

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Spring Time Frittata

     This will have you experiencing all the feels.  You might think this a breakfast treat, but we actually had it for dinner.  It was a hit, my hubs had 2.5 pieces, that is the biggest compliment a girl can have!  Each of these 8 keto vegetarian slices are only 257 calories, 9.6g carbs, 2.6g fiber, 7g net carbs, 13.6g protein and 23g fat.  The title of this recipe implies it's best in Spring, but in truth, this would be delightful all year long!!!  :)

Ingredients for 8 slices~
12oz trimmed Zucchini, grated into a dish cloth covered bowl
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 medium chopped Onion
1 Tablespoon Garlic
Dash Cayenne, to taste
1 cup chopped Carrot
8oz fresh sliced Mushrooms
5oz/1 cup chopped Cherry Tomatoes, reserve a few for garnish
8 large Eggs
1/3 cup Sour Cream
15oz container Ricotta Cheese
Sriracha, to taste
1 ring Purple Onion
1/4 cup crumbled Goat Cheese
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Glaze
Salt/Pepper to taste

     Grate Zucchini into dish towel, squeeze excess liquid, rest in bowl.  Add Oil to skillet, along with Onion, Garlic, Cayenne and Carrot til golden brown, then add Mushrooms and Tomato til softened, lastly stir in dehydrated Zucchini til cooked thru and all liquid evaporated.  Next, remove from heat, stir in Eggs, Sour Cream, Ricotta Cheese, and Sriracha.  Pour into parchment lined 10 inch Spring Form pan, bake at 375 for 40 minutes, add sliced Purple Onion rings during last 5 minutes.  When finished baking, garnish with Goat Cheese, reserved Tomato slices, and drizzle with Balsamic Glaze.  Season as desired.  Enjoy  :)

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Chocolate Chia Pudding Cups

     Here's a small twist on Chia Seeds, did you know you can grind them to powder!?  Then you can enjoy a smoother ride with each bite of Chia Pudding.  Try my fun recipe and see if you agree.  Each of the 4 servings are only 206 calories, 24.3g carbs, 10.7g fiber, 6g sugar alcohol, 7.6g net carbs, 9g protein and 12g fat.  This chills well, and will last for several days...which means you can enjoy all week long!

Ingredients for 4 servings~
6 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
1/4 cup Cocoa
1/2 cup Chocolate Peanut Butter Powder, sub with plain Peanut Butter Powder
1/4 cup Lakanto Maple Syrup Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
2 cups 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
Dash Salt
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2 Tablespoons 5% Fage Yogurt
2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
1 Tablespoon Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount

     Add Chia Seeds to blender, grind to powder, add remaining set of first ingredients, whip til fully incorporated, add 2/3 cup of batter to four separate cups, chill til set.  Meanwhile, beat second set of ingredients til smooth, top each pudding cup with one Tablespoon topping.  Garnish with a few sprinkles of Cinnamon and fruit as desired, not included in macros.  Enjoy  :)

Golden Beet Salad

     Didn't think you were a fan of Beets!?  Well, you might just be wrong.  I have a Salad that will knock your socks off, and it wouldn't be the same without a few Golden Beets as the star of the show.  And, did you know you cook Beets the same as a baked Potato!?  Yep, it's true.  So give your hand a try at this, throw a bunch of these ingredients in a bowl, and I dare you to not taste heaven!  :)

Ingredients for 4 servings~
4 Golden Beets
Chopped Romaine Lettuce
2 cups cooked shelled Edamame
1 large grated Carrot
1 chopped Red Bell Pepper
4 Tablespoons chopped Red Onion
4 Tablespoons crumbled Goat Cheese
4 Tablespoons Balsamic Glaze
4 Tablespoons chopped Pecans
Dash Salt
Dash Pepper

     Trim top and bottom from Beets, wrap each in foil and bake at 425 for 50-55 minutes, remove, cool 10 minutes, remove skin, chop each Beet into bite size pieces.  Add first chopped Beet to bed of Romaine, along with 1/2 cup Edamame, 1/4 of the Carrot and Bell Pepper, as well as 1 Tablespoon Onion, Cheese, Glaze and Pecans.  Season with Salt and Pepper as desired, repeat with remaining ingredients.  Enjoy  :)