Sausage balls

~ Shopping List ~

  • 2 cups Bisquik
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1.5 cup grated cheese
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

~ What to do ~

Mix sausage and cheese together. Add Bisquik and Worcestershire sauce. Roll into balls and bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes.

Avocado & Salmon Stacks

~Shopping List~

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 3.5 oz smoked wild salmon
  • 2 Tbsp full-fat cream cheese
  • 1 small spring onion
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup micro greens or chives and spring onion (topping)
  • tomato and cucumber salad (side,optional)

~To do~

Mash avocado in a bowl.  Add chopped cucumber and onion.  Add lemon juice and ground pepper

In a séparante bowl combine chopped salmon with cream cheese and dill.

In a form (or just on the plate) make a layer of avocado mix (1/2), add a layer of the salmon (all of it) and top with remaining avocado mixture.  To with micro greens.  If you used a form, remove the form.

Buttermilk Biscuits

~ Shopping List ~

  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 375-400 degrees (F).  Sift together dry ingredients.  Cut in shortening.  Add buttermilk all at once.  Mix until combined.  Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead 5-6 times.  Roll to about 1/2″ thickness.  Cut into shape.  Place on greased pan, brush gently with butter.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and brush with butter again.  Serve warm.

 

Chocolate gravy

~ Shopping List ~

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
3 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 stick butter

~ What to do ~

Mix dry ingredients together.  Add 1/2 cup warm water.  Stir well.  Heat milk in saucepan to almost boiling.  Pour boiling milk into cocoa mixture, stirring constantly until thickening.  Add butter and vanilla.

Halsie Tanner Butler recommends them with homemade biscuits.  I can’t wait to see for myself.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

68 calories (per cookie)  9.8g carbs (.6g fiber, 3.9g sugar).  2.5g protein

~Shopping List~

    • ½ cup almond flour
    • 1/2 cup granulated Truvia
    • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, you choose)
    • 3 eggs
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

~To do~

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.  Prepare baking sheet with baking parchment or cooking spray.

Mix all ingredient in mixer until well combined and dough has formed.  Make balls of dough and place balls on pan. (They don’t need to be far apart, they don’t puff up.)  Flatten cookies slightly making a crisscross mark on cookie with a fork.  Bake for 15-17 minutes till edges are golden brown.

Makes 16.

Skinny waffle

0 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 1/4 coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Trivia baking blend
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Nonstick cooking spray

~To do~

Preheat waffle iron.  Mix all ingredients well in a bowl.  Spray waffle iron with cooking spray then pour half the batter into the warm iron.  Cook until golden brown.  Remove from iron, and repeat with remaining batter.

~Toppings~

  • Whipped cream (sugar free) (0 sc)
  • Stevia (0 sc)
  • Barlean’s toppings (0 sc)
    The Essential Woman Chocolat eMint Swirl, Omega Swirl Key Lime, Omega Swirl Lemon Zest, Omega SwirlMango Peach, Omega Swirl Pina Colada, Omega Swirl Strawberry Banana, Omega Swirl Blackberry
  • Cinnamon (0 sc)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (0 sc)
  • nuts, such as pecans, almonds, and macadamia nuts (0 sc)
  • 1/4 sliced banana (27 sc)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (22 sc)
  • 3 cherries (16 sc)
  • 1 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs (17 sc)

Mediterranean Tacos

54 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 1 mai mai fillet
  • 2 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp pico de gaillo
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 small corn tortillas

~To do~

Heat a skillet on medium-high and add a drizzle of olive oil.  Meanwhile, season the fish with salt and pepper on both sides.  When the oil is hot, but not smoking, add the fillet and cook for 3 minutes, then turn and cook for another 3 minutes.  Heat the corn tortillas in a skillet, then to pewit fish, cheese and vegetables.  Season with salt and pepper.

~Alternatives~

You can also do this as a burrito in a whole-wheat tortilla.

Italian chicken pita

150 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 1/2 chicken breast
  • 1 whole-wheat pita
  • 2 slices provolone
  • 1 Tbsp marinara sauce (no sugar added)
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • Salt and pepper

~To do~

Heat grill or broiler on high.  Brush chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Place chicken in broiler on grill, and cook until no longer pink inside and juices run clear, about 10 minutes each side.  When done, slice chicken thinly.  Fill pita with chicken, marinara, basil, spinach, and cheese, season with salt and pepper.

~Alternatives~

Replace the pita with 3/4 cup whole-wheat pasta.

Bacon spaghetti with garlic croutons

168 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 strip bacon
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup spinach, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 5 garlic croutons
  • Salt and pepper

~To do~

Cook bacon according to package directions, and drain on paper towels.  In a bowl, toss together the pasta, crumbled bacon, tomatoes, and spinach.  Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.  To with croutons.

~Alternatives~

Servent a bed of chopped spinach or arugula and omit pasta if you want to cut sugar calories.

Spinach pasta with shrimp

53 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 3/4 cup spinach pasta, cooked
  • 4 medium shrimp
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper

~To do~

Heat grill or broiler on high, brush shrimp with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.  You can skewer the shrimp if it makes them easier to handle the grill.  Place in the broiler or on the grill, and cook 2 minutes on each side until pink throughout.  Toss with pasta, tomatoes, parsley, garlic, and red pepper flakes.  Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

~Alternatives~

Add a little chopped spinach and parmesan on top.