Buffalo chicken dip in the slow cooker.


This recipe varies all over the Internet but here is my version.

   

  1. 2.5 cups of shredded chicken
  2. 8 oz cream cheese
  3. 1/2 cup Frank’s buffalo sauce
  4. 3/4 cup ranch
  5. 1 bag of cheddar cheese.

 Save yourself some time and just use rotisserie chicken!
 Combine all ingredients into crockpot. Cook on low for 2 -3 hours . To brown, broil on low for 5-10 minutes in oven.

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I am eating my portion with a low carb tortilla, carrots and pork rinds. Another great low carb option would be celery.

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Strawberry cheesecake protein shake.


For two shakes-

  1. 1 cup strawberries
  2. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  4. 2 oz of cream cheese
  5. 2 scoops of muscle milk 100.
  6. 1-2 cups of ice depending on preference.

Around 9 carbs. Very creamy and good!

   
 

Grocery haul. Low carb.


 I hit two stores today to try to get the best deals. I saved  about 125 dollars total.  
Strawberries, shrooms, Roma tomatoes, broccoli, chopped salad, and romaine.

  Asparagus and buy one get one free frozen green beans.  Muscle milk was on sale so I picked this up. It’s the only flavor I like.
    Eggs, blue cheese stuffed olives, heavy cream, butter, buy one get one free string cheese, Parmesan, veggie cream cheese.
  Snack sized mozzarella and Brie.  B1g1 free pork loin chops and spare ribs.
  Roast beef, turkey, ham, American cheese.  B1g1 chicken.
 B1g1 bacon, wild large shrimp, and sirloin steak.

   B1g1 turkey burgers
  Salsa, b1g1 sauce, and p3’s.
 Tulips!

I rarely buy Atkins products but they were b1g1 and I had coupons so I stocked up. 

 4 packs of shakes.  
 Random entrees.

PB Crave Review


I got to try out some awesome peanut butter this week. I wanted to share with you guys!

Who has time for plain PB? I mean yeah. It’s good! But add-ins are all the rage.

pbcrave

–No hydrogenated oil
–No artificial flavors
–No syrups
–No high-fructose corn syrup
–Gluten and cholesterol free
–Small batches, artisan crafted
–USDA-approved manufacturing
–Fun, delicious and nutritious

These flavors were so fun to try.

My husband ate the entire jar of Coco-Bananas. cocob

Made with wild honey, natural banana, and chocolate. I literally only got 2 bites of this. He would not share. Perfect for a quick healthy sweet treat, or on a piece of toast.

Cookie Nookie

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Made with cookie dough, honey, and chocolate chips. I loved this one! I used it to make frozen peanut butter balls! Sweet but not overly sweet. Just the right balance.

Razzle Dazzle

 

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Made with wild honey, white and semi chocolate chips, and raspberries. I am not a huge fan of raspberries if I am being honest, but I would still eat this! Not overly raspberry. Sweet from the chocolate.

The nutritional stats are great and the company is small. This means fresh batches of the yummiest peanut butter every single time.

Check out their facebook page-

https://www.facebook.com/PBCrave?fref=ts

Or their website-

http://www.pbcrave.com/

 

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! 🙂 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

Trader Joe’s Pastrami Style Smoked Salmonss1

 

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!!

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 🙂
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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream Cheese Balls!


Super fun and easy snack or low carb dessert. I used this recipe- http://lowcarbpinay.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-cant-believe-this-isnt-cheating-cream.html

 

Ingredients- 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 block or 8 oz of regular cream cheese, low carb sugar of choice, nuts of choice.
Ingredients- 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 block or 8 oz of regular cream cheese, low carb sugar of choice, nuts of choice.
Make sure butter and cream cheese are room temperature. Add to bowl.
Make sure butter and cream cheese are room temperature. Add to bowl.
Whip together. You can use a hand blender or a fork. Add sugar of choice. I only needed to add 5 packets of stevia.
Whip together. You can use a hand blender or a fork. Add sugar of choice. I only needed to add 5 packets of stevia.
Crush nuts of choice. I didn't measure, but I think I used like 20 pistachios or maybe 1/4 a cup. These balls are versatile. Use what you like! Stir nuts in. Put in fridge for one hour for mixture to get cold.
Crush nuts of choice. I didn’t measure, but I think I used like 20 pistachios or maybe 1/4 a cup. These balls are versatile. Use what you like! Stir nuts in. Put in fridge for one hour for mixture to get cold.
After being in the fridge for one hour, roll into balls and keep in freezer. So good! The carb count will depend on how many nuts you use as it's the only thing with carbs.
After being in the fridge for one hour, roll into balls and keep in freezer. So good! The carb count will depend on how many nuts you use as it’s the only thing with carbs.

 

 

 

 

 

Cedarlane Omelet Review!


  • I never know what to make for breakfast. About 4 years ago, I went on a smoothie binge and literally drank a smoothie every single day for a year. That kind of died out. I am always looking for other options. http://www.cedarlanefoods.com/ asked me to try out their omelets. They are a 30 plus year natural company with healthy but still super convenient choices. With 20 grams of protein per omelet I knew this would make a good breakfast for when all I had time for was to pop something in the microwave. They sent me four flavors.
  • Spinach and mushroom
  • Garden vegetable with mozzarella.
  • Turkey bacon, vegetable and cheese.
  • Green Chile, cheese, and ranchero sauce.

chiliIMG_7116.JPGThe green chile was my favorite. It was filling, and spicy but not too spicy. I love mexican for breakfast!

IMG_7117.JPGThe spinach and mushroom omelette left me super full! I always love the combination of spinach and mushroom so this was a win.

IMG_7034.JPGThe turkey bacon omelette was good too! My only complaint? Needs more bacon. Everything needs more bacon 😉

IMG_7036.JPGThe veggie omelet was my least favorite of the bunch. It wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t amazing. A little bland. I added some hot sauce and that helped.

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Is it cheaper just to make your own egg white omelet for breakfast? Absolutely. Do you always have the time to chop up your veggies, get your protein together, and cook. Oh and not screw up the flip part of the omelet?! Ha. No you probably don’t. These are great in a cinch. Left me full for 3-4 hours.

Check out their facebook! They have a ton of other products ranging from tamales to enchiladas.

https://www.facebook.com/cedarlanefoods