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  :)

Frosted Magic Spoon Treats







     Cereal is not just for kids, I happened to find one that can be enjoyed by the tall people too.  Magic Spoon Cereal is a high protein, low carb option that comes in 5 flavors (not a paid ad, just like a good product when I find it).  So I had no choice but to whip together a fun treat.  My creation weighs in at 343 calories, 28.6g carbs, 16g fiber, 3.6g sugar alcohol, 9g net carbs, 15.3g protein and 23g fat.  Super satisfying, and this one hits all the high notes!  :)

Ingredients for one serving~
2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (I use crunchy)
2 Tablespoon Lakanto Maple Syrup Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 for discount at checkout
1/2 cup Frosted Magic Spoon Cereal (magicspooon.com)
1 Tablespoons Lily's Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chips
Sprinkles, optional, not included in macros


     Stir together Peanut Butter and Syrup, heat in microwave for 15-20 seconds, stir til smooth and then fold in cereal, put in wax paper lined small square tupperware, chill til set.  Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in microwave and spread over chilled cereal treat, chill til set.  Add sprinkles to Chocolate when still wet if desired for garnish, not included in macros.  Enjoy  :)

Tempeh Bacon Pesto Pasta






     Are you wanting to experiment with going Vegan, but fear you will miss Bacon too much?  Whelp, I have an idea to assist in that transition.  Try my recipe and see if this will help you brave the change.  This is simple stuff, and way healthier than pork.  Each of the 10 slices are only 62 calories, 3.4g carbs, 2.8g fiber, .6g net carbs, 4.9g protein and 3.4g fat.  You can use your "Bacon" in anyway you please, but I decided to put it in a marvelous dinner dish.  Follow along and see if you are a believer!

Ingredients for 4-6 servings~
1 Tablespoon Lakanto Maple Syrup Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 for discount at checkout
1 Tablespoon Lite Soy Sauce
Dash Sriracha
Dash Liquid Smoke
8oz Tempeh, sliced into 10 slices (I use Tader Joe's 3 Grain Tempeh)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
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8oz The O Bean Edamame Fettuccine (theonlybean.com)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 medium chopped Onion
1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic
8oz sliced fresh Mushrooms
Dash Cayenne
8oz Cherry Tomatoes, cut in fourth's, more if desired
1 can drained Chickpeas
8oz Vegan Kale Cashew & Basil Pesto (from Trader Joe's)
Vegan Parmesan
Salt, as desired
Pepper, as desired
Chopped Romaine Lettuce if desired, as base for Pasta

     Using first set of ingredients, stir together Monk Fruit, Soy Sauce, Sriracha and Liquid Smoke and add to shallow dish, coat each of the 10 slices of Tempeh on each side, add to skillet with Olive Oil, brown on each side til desired, set aside.  Using second set of ingredients, start cooking Pasta per directions.  Meanwhile, add Olive Oil to skillet along with Onions, and Garlic til lightly golden, then add in fresh Mushrooms and Cayenne til softened, then add in chopped Tomatoes til softened, reserve a few for garnish if desired.  Once cooked, stir in drained Chickpeas and Pesto til well coated, and finish by stirring in drained Pasta and Bacon (I chose to crumble my Bacon first).  If desired, serve over bed of Romaine Lettuce, season with Salt and Pepper and garnish with grated Parmesan.  Enjoy  :)




Sunday, May 10, 2020

Rice Krispie Chocolate Chips








     I love these like Wilbur loved Charlotte, ...or, like Fran loved Wilbur ...please tell me you remember Charlotte's Webb, it has all the feels.  This recipe is super simple, plant based, and holds all the punch of a fancy pants show off dessert ...but we're not that type of people.  Each of these 6 are only 219 calories, 21.3g carbs, 7.3g fiber, 7.7g sugar alcohol, 6.1g net carbs, 5.8g protein, and 16.5g fat.  The next time you want to sink your teeth into something spectacular, you might want to put these at the top of your list!

Ingredients for 6 servings~
2 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature, use Vegan Butter if plant based
2 Tablespoons Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
1/2 cup Almond Flour
2 Tablespoons Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
Dash Salt
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1/3 cup Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (I use chunky)
1/2 cup Rice Krispies

     Mix together first set of ingredients til thoroughly combined, divide into 6 equal parts, press each portion along the bottom and up the sides of a silicone cupcake mold, repeat with the remaining portions, filling a cupcake tin.  Bake at 350 for 11 minutes, remove and cool to room temperature.  In second set of ingredients, combine Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter, microwave for 30 seconds, stir til smooth, and then blend in Rice Krispies til well coated, drop by rounded Tablespoon in each cookie cup, chill til solid.  Store in fridge.  Enjoy  :)

Decaf Korean Coffee


     Dalgona Coffee is all the rage right now, but since I don't drink caffeine, I decided to make a user friendly version for this girl.  And, what a fun project in the kitchen.  This whips together in a literal minute.  Not to mention, you feel you are creating artwork for consumption.  Ohhhh, andddd, did I mention it is calorie free!!!???  Thought that would get your attention.  The only calories are the milk that holds your Picasso.  I used 30 cal/cup Almond Milk, so talk about a guilt free treat.  Try this one soon, the hype is dead on the money!

Ingredients for two servings~
2 Tablespoons Instant Decaf Crystals
2 Tablespoons Lakanto Confectioners Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
2 Tablespoons simmering Water



     Add Decaf and Monk Fruit to mixing bowl, pour simmering Water over top, beat with electric mixer til fluffy, about 30 seconds.  Add to top of milk, as desired.  Enjoy  :)

Keto Krispy Kreme Donuts







     I may not have a neon "hot donut's now" sign in my kitchen, but that doesn't mean I'm not lining up for breakfast.  When a batch of these Keto Krispy Kreme Donuts are in stock, I'm the first one up in the morning.  I've seen these recipes floating around and thought I would give it a try, they may not be exactly like the original, but this girl appreciates the effort.  Each of these 4 are only 229 calories, 22.4g carbs, 2.4g fiber, 18g sugar alcohol, 2g net carbs, 4.8g protein and 35g fat.  So the next time you have a hankering for fast food pastries, give this a whirl first!  :)

Ingredients for 4 Donuts~
2 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
2 large Eggs
2 Tablespoon Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 for discount at checkout
Dash Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
6 Tablespoons Almond Flour
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1/4 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Water

     Add Oil to bowl, microwave til melted, then beat in Eggs, Monk Fruit, and Vanilla.  Next add remaining set of first ingredients and beat til well incorporated.  Add 1/4 cup batter to silicone donut wells, bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, add second set of ingredients to saucepan and melt, stirring frequently.  If sauce cools, you may have to re melt.  When Donuts have cooled, removed from mold, and dip individually in sauce, turning to coat completely, let dry on cooling rack, remove and repeat with other 3.  Enjoy  :)