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.

Jalapeno bites

0 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp creamy goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • 1 Tbsp tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 toothpicks

~To do~

Preheat oven to 375F.  In a bowl, mix together the goat cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, tomato, and cilantro.  Fill the jalapeños with the cheese mixture.  Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with 1 slice of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.  Place stuffed and wrapped jalapeños in a small baking dish, sandpit in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy.

Heirloom tomato toasts

160 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 small slices whole graine baguette, lightly toasted
  • 3 Tbsp feta
  • 3 Tbsp goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts

~To do~

Preheat broiler;  Heat a small skillet and add a drizzle of olive oil.  When hot, add garlic, basil and tomatoes.  Sauté for a few minutes (until soft), Season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, mix together both cheeses with a fork, then mash and speed onto toasts.  Top with pine nuts and place under broiler for a minute, just until cheese is melted.  Top with tomato mixture.

~Alternatives~

No pine nuts available.  Substitute with any nut like walnut, almonds or macadamia nuts.

Provençal White Bean Dip

~ Shopping List ~

  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • The leaves of 1 stem of fresh rosemary
  • The leaves of 3 stems of fresh thyme

~ To do ~

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth.

* To roast garlic, slice off the top quarter of the garlic, wrap in foil, and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Then, squeeze out all the flesh.