Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Aldi protein bars

We found these carb conscious  protein bars at Aldi and they are so very good. These two flavors in particular.  The caramel nut tastes like a Milky Way and the chocolate coconut tastes like Mounds.  Bonus... Only 2 net carbs each!!!!  Sweet, chewy, chocolaty, and satisfying. 

These Kirkland nut bars are soooooo good. They are seriously a treat and low carb with 7 net carbs  :). This is a little more carbs than my husband typically has for a snack but it is the perfect treat and his blood sugar does fine with them.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fathead pizza

I tried making fathead pizza for the first time and man am I glad that I did.  It was pretty simple to make. The taste and texture were nice. I got mine nice and crispy by baking it on both sides before adding toppings.

I found the recipe here:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Low Carb Shepherd's Pie

This was so delicious.  Total comfort food without the carbs.  Although this recipe was a little more work, it will definitely be a regular in our rotation.  I served it along side some leftover bacon brussel sprouts.

1 head cauliflower
3/4 stick of butter
garlic salt to taste
1 egg
2 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1 carrot, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
1/2 c. peas
1/2 c chicken broth (beef or vegetable would be fine too)
2 Tbs Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 Tbs soy sauce
1/8 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/2-1 c. cheese (depending how how cheesy you want the top

-Boil your cauliflower florets in salted water until tender.  Drain.
-in batches blend the cauliflower in a food processor until smooth
-Combine the puree with the butter and add garlic salt to taste.  Once it tastes the way you like it, mix in one raw egg.

-In a deep cast iron pot (you can do this in a skillet and transfer to a baking dish if you don't have one) cook the ground turkey, carrots, onion, and Montreal Steak Seasoning.  After the carrots start to soften add in the zucchini, peas, chicken broth, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.  Continue cooking a few minutes.

-Top the meat mixture with the cauliflower and then put the cheese on top of that.  Stick the whole thing in a pre-heated oven at 400.  Cook for about 30 minutes.

The cheese should be well browned on top making a delicious crust.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Loaded coliflower bake

This was so delicious. It came out like a mix between loaded mashed potatoes and Mac and cheese. Total comfort food without the carbs. I followed this recipe .  It's a great side for BBQ chicken.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lower carb BBQ sauce

 This is more of a vinegar based BBQ sauce. It is delicious and has a little bit of a kick. It isn't sugar free but it is lower carb. I have seen it at Target, Sprouts, and regular grocery stores.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Avocado smoothie

This is creamy and delicious. It tastes like an avocado milkshake that I used to get at a Vietnamese sandwich shop.

1 1/2 c. ice
1 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
1/4 c. Sweet cream coffee creamer
1 dropper liquid stevia
1 med. Avocado

Throw everything in a blender until smooth.