Big, healthy dinner

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First, this was not MY plate, it was my hubby’s. I didn’t eat a potato, but I did eat the rest.

This is a whole Cornish hen, and from an earlier recipe, the Thai stir-fry veggies.

I did not eat the skin either. Without the skin, a whole hen is only 460 calories.

The veggies are about 100.

The bbq sauce is also from an earlier recipe, the low-carb bbq sauce recipe.

And I was STUFFED when I was done eating!

For the hen. I bought it frozen, and thawed it in a sink of lukewarm water until it was thawed through and room temp. I did a salt/pepper/smoked paprika rub with a little olive oil.
Bake at 350 for about 50 min (check internal temp is at least 160F with a meat thermometer) and then let set for about 5 min and serve with your fav veggies. YUMMY!

Carbquick Cinnamon Rolls

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These ARE low carb; they are NOT low calorie, so beware. They are soooo gooood tasting it’s hard to stop at just one. And no, I don’t have nutrition info on them… Just know that if you make these/eat these, your calories will be high. I had to try the recipe though, after finding it on the Carbquick website. This recipe is my modified version to use the the imitation sugars I have.

Cinnamon Rolls:

1 2/3 cup Carbquik
1 Tbls Splenda
1/2 cup low-carb milk (or 1/4 cup cream and 1/4 cup water. I used half and half)

In my food processor bowl with dough hook, combine:
Carbquick, 1 Tbls Splenda and milk until moist. Let it sit for a minute. Stir again until well combined. Let stand 5 min. Stir again until good dough texture.

Sprinkle some Carbquik on a kneading surface and turn dough onto surface. Let rest 5 minutes and then roll out to a triangle shape and dough is about 1/8″ thick.

Mix:
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup brown sugar substitute
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Spread sugar mixture evenly over the rolled out dough.

Sprinkle over sugar mixture if desired:
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts (Optional)

Roll the dough into a long log. Slice with sharp knife about 1.5″ and then lay on ends, sides touching, in a baking sheet lined with oiled tinfoil.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 min until golden brown.

While it’s baking, make icing.

2 oz cream cheese
2 Tblsp Butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla

Ice while hot so it melts into the rolls.

Serve warm or cold and say YUM!

Quick Strawberry Protein Shake

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This is so yummy and so fast.

1 container EAS Advantage Strawberry drink.
5 medium frozen strawberries.
1 Dash vanilla extract.
4 ice cubes.
Blend it up until it’s a thick milkshake. ENJOY!

Carbquick Pizza

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This turned out super duper yummy and I’m SOLD on Carbquick for sure now!

Following the recipe on the box, I made a pizza crust with the Carbquick.

On it I put: Sugar-free pasta sauce, low-fat turkey peperoni, a little extra-sharp cheddar cheese, motz cheese, cooked spinach, mushrooms, diced fat-free ham, onions and yellow peppers. Basically a “supreme” pizza.

DELISH!

Protein Jell-o

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I have been buying the flavored protein gelatin online for the last 9 months. I really like it, it makes a yummy dessert, but it’s expensive, isn’t a complete protein, and only makes 1 serving.

Well, I figured out a solution to the problem!

I used 2 packages of sugar free generic cherry flavored geletan, disolved in 2 cups boiling water.
Take 2 servings (two scoops or two packages) Syntrax Nectar Crystal Sky flavored protein powder and ran it through the blender with 2 cups ice cold water.
Mix the two together and put in the fridge until set.

Yes, the two things separated a little but not completely, so I suggest putting it in individual serving bowls before you put it in the fridge.

Makes 4 - 1 cup servings that has 12 g protein and 50 calories

Thai Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

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Oh yum yum yum. I haven’t asked if anyone else likes it but YUM!

Thai Chicken Veggie Stir Fry… mixed a couple of different recipes I found online.

Marinate 2 lb chopped up chicken breast for a couple of hours in:
soy sauce
minced garlic
minced ginger
red chili paste
(I didn’t measure… I put the chicken in a big Ziploc then added the other stuff to taste)
Veggies:
cabbage
zucchini
mushrooms
broccoli
onions
Chopped up the veggies and stir fried the onions, cabbage and mushrooms in a little olive oil, a little sesame oil, 1 tblsp brown sugar substitute and about 1/2 cup beef broth.
Once those were almost tender, I dumped in the whole bag of marinade and chicken, broccoli and zucchini and another 1/2 cup beef broth and covered it until the chicken was cooked. Thickened the bubbling juices with a little xanthan gum, poured in about 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce and served over shritaki noodles.
Again I say YUM!

Deconstructed Cordon Bleu. No carb - High protein yummies

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One chicken breast, butterflied and seasoned with garlic and onion powder.

Lay it on a piece of foil on a baking sheet.

Spread a nice layer (depending on taste) of stone-ground mustard over the chicken.

A slice or two of ham.

And then 1/2 ounce (thin slices) of your favorite cheese. I didn’t have Swiss, so I used Jack.

Bake @ 350 for about 15-20 min until chicken is fully cooked.

Chunky, thick, sweet & spicy spaghetti sauce.

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Best sketti sauce I’ve ever made, I think. Sweet & spicy!

1 can no-sugar added low sodium tomato sauce (28oz)
1 whole sweet pepper, chopped
1 whole onion, chopped
a big bunch of mushrooms, chopped.
Put all the chopped veggies in a big, deep, non-stick fry pan with just a touch of oil and cover to let “wilt”. When they’re wilted, add the can of tomato sauce then throw in:
1/4 cup dried basil
1/4 cup dried oregano
heaping Tblsp minced garlic
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 Tblsp (or so) Splenda.
Cover and let flavors blend for about 1/2 hr, stirring occasionally.

We love spices so the garlic, basil and oregano might be too strong for some. It was also pretty spicy with the whole tsp of pepper flakes, but it was really nice change to my normal sauce.

I served it over my shirataki noodles and used it to dip my pan seared chicken breasts.

Hot Ham & Swiss Portabella sandwich

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Yep. You can put anything on portabella buns! I made a household favorite last night for the fam; toasted ham/Swiss sandwiches. I didn’t want to miss out, so I made mine on the mushrooms. Ohhhh it was GOOD! Even cold, because I got called away before I could eat.

Ham, Swiss cheese, sliced onions, stone ground mustard, a dash of horseradish, thinly sliced tomatoes, black pepper and garlic powder.

On the bun ones I make for the fam, I put a little mayo on the bread for moisture. The portabella doesn’t need extra, since when it wilts it has more moisture.

400 degree oven preheated. Lay the “bun” halves face up and layer on the stuff. On one side I put on the mayo, mustards, seasoning, meat and tomatoes. On the other side I put the onions and then the cheese. Toast it until the mushrooms are wilted and/or the buns are toasty on the bottom and the cheese is melted. Put together and ENJOY! I added a nice Greek salad to fill the plate.

Poached Egg Whites with…stuff

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So, I love hard boiled eggs, poached eggs, etc, etc…but I’m supposed to watch the amount of yolk I consume. Well, that sucks, because I love the yolk the best!

How to hard boil only egg whites? I’ll be danged if I throw out or even give away my hard boiled egg yolks!

I got out hubby’s egg poaching pan and poached just egg whites. It works, but pretty boring without the yolk. So, this morning I took a little piece of ham (about 2 oz), a little piece of cheese (1/2 oz extra sharp between the 3) and put those in the little egg poacher cup, and then poured the egg whites over it and put it in the poacher pan. Sprinkle on a little pepper. Don’t need salt because of the ham. Maybe a little onion powder next time…

Poach over rolling boil for about 4-5 min. Until the whites are solid but not rubbery. Test with a fork.

I like mine with a little tomato. I think next time I might try a little salsa dolloped on top for more zip. Delish!

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