Walnut coconut bark


I saw this on the web.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add a few walnuts to paper.
Melt coconut butter for 30 seconds so it’s melted but still thick. I do it right in the glass it comes in.
Pour over top of walnuts.
Add more walnuts!
I added unsweetened coconut shreds on top along with one tsp of stevia as well.
You can use whatever toppings you like. I saw some people adding crushed up quest bars!!
Put in fridge to harden. About 15-30 mins.
Break apart and store in a container in fridge.
Low carb, healthy fats! Nice little treat! Literally took me 4 minutes to make!

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Low Carb Lox!


Who doesn’t love a thick New York style bagel smothered in cream cheese, topped with velvety ribbons of perfectly smoked salmon? Add a mimosa and this girl right here is in heaven. I love a good old fashioned lox bagel!

Unfortunately for me, if I look at a bagel I will gain 10 lbs. I am not even kidding. So I had to come up with a simple way to get my lox craving in without killing my 30 carbs a day “diet”. This is so simple it hurts. Yet so GOOD!!

The best thing about recreating this meal was that 2/3 items are basically carb free. Cream cheese can have 1-2 carbs in it which is totally fine. If you want to use cream cheese, use cream cheese. There are no rules here! ๐Ÿ™‚ But I took it a step further. I used the following.

Mission Soft Taco Carb Control Wraps– link here

http://www.missionmenus.com/en/products/view/carb-balance-flour-tortilla

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and 1.5 tbsp of Mascarpone cheese. Mascarpone is nice because it has 0 carbs, it’s light and just went really well.

I literally just smeared the cheese on the wrap, added 2 slices of smoked salmon and bam. Done.

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Total Net Carbs= 6.

This breakfast will be for sure on repeat. If you are low carbing it, DO THIS NOW!!

Summer Recipe Ideas.


Uhm. It’s really freaking hot. Right?! I am so over cooking. I don’t want to turn my oven on at all if I can help it. Here are some quick and easy summer recipes that I plan on making soon.

 

Check out my pinterest board!

https://www.pinterest.com/gracekeyxo/light-summer-recipes/

 

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust!


Warning- this literally took forever to make!! Next warning- It was sooooooooo worth it and delish!!

I know I am late to the cauliflower crust party but I had to jump on board. I have collected a million recipes and just went with the most simple one.

Ingredients for crust- 1 head of cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and spices like oregano and a bit of sea salt. Also, toppings. I used mozzarella, pepperoni, yellow pepper, and mushrooms.
Ingredients for crust- 1 head of cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and spices like oregano and a bit of sea salt. Also, toppings. I used mozzarella, pepperoni, yellow pepper, and mushrooms.
Clean and cut cauliflower into florets. Use a food processor or a blender and rice your cauliflower into little pieces. Do small batches. I had to do about 6. If you don't have a food processor or blender, start chopping with a knife? Good Luck!
Clean and cut cauliflower into florets. Use a food processor or a blender and rice your cauliflower into little pieces. Do small batches. I had to do about 6. If you don’t have a food processor or blender, start chopping with a knife? Good Luck!
Riced cauliflower! Now you are on your way. Boil about one inch of water.
Riced cauliflower! Now you are on your way. Boil about one inch of water.
Boiling water!
Boiling water!
Add rice in and cover. Let cook for four minutes.
Add rice in and cover. Let cook for four minutes.
Now comes the fun part (not really). We have to strain the cauliflower. I started with a simple mesh strainer and switched to paper towels to really press out the water. You have to get the cauliflower rice completely dry or you will have a crappy crust!
Now comes the fun part (not really). We have to strain the cauliflower. I started with a simple mesh strainer and switched to paper towels to really press out the water. You have to get the cauliflower rice completely dry or you will have a crappy crust!
Most people use a tea towel. I had no such thing. One whole roll of paper towels gone and finally the rice was dry!
Most people use a tea towel. I had no such thing. One whole roll of paper towels gone and finally the rice was dry!
Add one egg, cheese, and seasonings to bowl. A sprinkle of oregano, and a bit of sea salt.
Add one egg, cheese, and seasonings to bowl. A sprinkle of oregano, and a bit of sea salt.
Add rice in. Use your hands and mix all the ingredients.
Add rice in. Use your hands and mix all the ingredients.
Your oven should be on 400. Layer parchment paper on a baking sheet. Shape your dough into whatever shape you want.  We made a slightly higher crust for a more pizza effect.
Your oven should be on 400. Layer parchment paper on a baking sheet. Shape your dough into whatever shape you want. We made a slightly higher crust for a more pizza effect.
Bake in your 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Pull it out.
Bake in your 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Pull it out.
Pick your toppings! I loved this boarshead pepperoni, mushroom, and yellow pepper slice combo.
Pick your toppings! I loved this boarshead pepperoni, mushroom, and yellow pepper slice combo.
Put your sauce on. We kept ours super light to avoid carbs :)
Put your sauce on. We kept ours super light to avoid carbs ๐Ÿ™‚
Top with your cheese and toppings. Put back into your 400 degree oven for 5 or so minutes or until pizza cheese is bubbling.
Top with your cheese and toppings. Put back into your 400 degree oven for 5 or so minutes or until pizza cheese is bubbling.
All done. I am so impressed with this crust.
All done. I am so impressed with this crust.
Pizza you can hold and everything!! MMM.
Pizza you can hold and everything!! MMM.

 

I give this pizza a 10/10. I will for sure be making this crust again. Being on low carb this crust is a miracle. It’s amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skinny noodles shirataki review.


I finally got a chance to try my skinny noodles last night. I wish I had tried them earlier. I am super impressed. If you are into asian dishes like stir-fries, soups, pad-thai…this is IT. The noodles were very thin. They really have no taste. Very neutral. They pick up the flavor of the sauce you put them in. So versatile. My next plan is to put them in a some kind of soup.

20140703-110838-40118971.jpgI made stir-fry with my noodles.

20140703-110840-40120944.jpgYou can use whatever veggies you want for yours. Just chop them all up.

20140703-110841-40121671.jpgAdd a bit of oil to your pan and get the veggies cooking.

20140703-110839-40119863.jpgWhile my veggies were cooking I started draining the noodles. I drained them 3 times.

20140703-110842-40122631.jpgI cooked my chicken on the side as the veggies were cooking. I can’t find my wok so the process took a bit longer!

20140703-110843-40123194.jpgAdd cooked chicken and spices. I used some ginger and some ponzu sauce + a tbsp of peanut butter.

I used a paper towel and got out any extra water from the noodles. I simple popped them into the pan and mixed everything together.

20140703-110843-40123759.jpgThe final product. It was delish. Peanut/soy sauce was amazing and the noodles added a lot of volume with barely any calories! Super excited to try the rest of these guys!

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Don’t forget I am running a giveaway for these noodles right over here– 5 packs!

https://gracegothealthy.com/2014/07/02/giveaway-5-packages-of-skinny-noodles-shirataki/

You can find out all of the information on their website here-

http://www.getskinnynoodles.com/

Cheddar Bread. Low carb.


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I adapted my cheddar bread from this recipe-

Cheddar Bread

I didn’t have a donut or muffin top pan, so I decided to make little mini loaves instead. Here is how I made them-

4 large eggs or 3 eggs with 1 egg white
4 teaspoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon of psyllium husk powder (this is super important).
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 packets of truvia or sweetener
grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix all ingredients together except grated cheese.

Put into a mini muffin pan, loaf pan, whatever. Make sure you use non stick and pam to grease the tins.

Bake for 17-20 minutes or until bread seems finished.

Take bread out of oven and sprinkle grated cheese on top.

Broil on low for a few minutes until cheese is melted.

Pull out to cool. Store in fridge.

Should make 6 muffins. If you get 6 muffins it will be-

1.01 carb per serving.

I only made 4 so that meant 1.5 carbs per serving.

This recipe is so incredibly easy. The bread tastes AMAZING. I can’t wait to make more!

Bacon Donuts/fritters. Seriously.


baconI found this recipe and had to try it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tErB92jXccE

BACON DONUTS?!!?! I know right. This is a low carber’s dream.

Stats – 320 calories, 26 grams of fat, 2.4 carbs, 0.3 fiber, 21.3 protein.

This is not an every single day recipe. Perfect for a special breakfast or if you are just craving a damn donut! No guilt.

So what you need for 2 servings-

  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • 2 or 3 tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil
  • 3-4 slices of bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3rd cup of vanilla or plain whey protein
  • 1 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 small mini bell peppers

 

  1. Precook bacon in a non stick pan. This is very important. You do not want to use a non stick pan. My first batch stuck right to the bottom in a regular pan!
  2. Melt butter on stovetop or in microwave.
  3. ย After bacon is drained and cooled, chop into small pieces.
  4. Chop peppers into mini pieces.
  5. Add chopped bacon, peppers, melted butter, 1 egg, 1/3rd cup of vanilla protein powder (or plain), and sharp cheddar cheese to bowl.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Heat the coconut or olive oil in your pan on medium high heat.
  8. Spoon mixture gently into oil. It should sizzle. If it’s too hot it will pop, be careful and adjust your temperature.
  9. Spoon oil over top of donut while it’s cooking.
  10. Once the bottom starts turning golden brown, GENTLY flip it over with a metal spatula.
  11. Cook for another few minutes until other side is golden brown.
  12. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.
  13. Repeat!

That’s it. You can make 6 mini donuts, or 4 large fritter/donuts. To make it sweet you could add a bit of sugar free syrup and a little butter. OR keep it savory and add some sour cream and salsa.

I was really impressed with these little donuts. They have that great fritter taste, bacon bits, sweet, and savory all at once. Try this for sure!!