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Greek Chicken Lettuce Boats

Greek Chicken Lettuce Boats

We love Greek Gyros! About 3 years ago we started making Chicken Gyros. Joseph did an upgrade to lettuce boats to support our healthy lifestyle. We are not listing measurements for this recipe.

Ingredients

Caesar Cardini’s Light Greek Vinaigrette
Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
Tomatoes
Mushrooms
Onions
Goat Cheese
Tzatziki Sauce
Romaine Lettuce

Directions

Marinade chicken in Caesar Cardini’s Light Greek Vinaigrette for 8 hours. Grill Chicken. Fry tomatoes in case iron pan. Saute Onions. Saute mushrooms. Chop up chicken. Assemble all ingredients in a romaine lettuce leaf.

Greek Chicken Fixings

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Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

As I have upgraded my eating habits there are some food I really miss. Muffins has been one of them. The fluffy crumbly texture is exactly what I was craving.

Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 T Baking Powder
2 T Poppy Seeds
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
2 T Lemon Juice
20 drop doTerra Lemon Essential Oil
4 T Butter (melted)
1/2 Cup Cream Cheese
1 T Coconut Sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Combined flour, salt, baking powder, and poppy seeds together in a glass bowl.

Combine  eggs, sour cream, lemon juice, essential oil, butter, cream cheese, and coconut sugar together in a glass bowl.

Mix dry and wet ingredients together well.

Spray your pan with nonstick cooking spray.  I used a muffin tin, but you can use any pan you choose.  Take a drop a dollop of biscuit batter into each cup of  your pan.

Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Cook for about 10 to 13 minutes.

Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

 

Low Carb Cinnamon Muffins

Low Carb Cinnamon Muffins

As I have upgraded my eating habits there are some food I really miss. Muffins has been one of them. The fluffy crumbly texture is exactly what I was craving.

Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
1/4 Teaspoons Salt
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
4 Tablespoons Butter (melted)
1/2 Cup Cream Cheese

Optional Flavor boost:
2 drops doTerra Cinnamon Essential Oil
1 drop doTerra Clove Essential Oil

4 drops doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Mix all the dry ingredient together.

Combine all the wet ingredients together. (including essential oils)

Mix dry and wet ingredients together well.

Spray your pan with nonstick cooking spray.  I used a muffin tin, but you can use any pan you choose.  Take a drop a dollop of biscuit batter into each cup of  your pan.

Low Carb Cinnamon Muffins

Cook for about 10 to 13 minutes.

Low Carb Cinnamon Muffins

Cauliflower Casserole

Cauliflower Casserole

This recipe is best severed right out of the oven! At a family dinner we decided it would be really good with broccoli as well.

Ingredients

5-6 cup Cauliflower diced (Cauliflower Pearls)
12 oz Cream Cheese softened
12 oz Sour Cream
2 T Dehydrated Onions
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp Minced Garlic
1 cup Sharp White Cheddar Cheese Shredded
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded

Direction

Preheat oven to 350. Dice Cauliflower into 1/4 inch cubes. Cream together cream cheese, sour cream, onions, salt, pepper, and garlic. Stir in cauliflower and cheese. Press into 9×13 casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.

 

Low Carb Sweet Rolls

Low Carb Sweet Rolls

I am a diabetic so I am always looking for ways to enjoy food without raising my glucose levels. I was introduced to low-carb mozzarella dough recipes. The first try was a little dry. So I continued to play around with it. My kids wanted me to try sweet rolls. The second try was amazing!!!

Dough Ingredients

4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
4 oz Cream Cheese
1 1/2 cups Almond Flour
2 Eggs

Cinnamon Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup Butter melted
1/3 Truvia One Sugar Blend or Coconut Sugar
2 T Cinnamon

Orange Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup Butter melted
1/3 Truvia One Sugar Blend or Coconut Sugar
1/2 tsp McCormick Valencia Orange Peel
15 drops doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil

Frosting Ingredients

4 oz Cream Cheese
1 T Unsalted Butter
1 T Truvia One Sugar Blend or Coconut Sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 425F.

Mix together filling ingredients of choice and set aside.

Mix Frosting ingredients together and set aside.

Low Carb Frosting

Combined cheese and almond flour. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir return to the microwave for 1 minute. Add Egg and incorporate completely. Place between 2 pieces of baking parchment paper and roll out into a rectangle. Remove the top baking paper/parchment. (If the mixture hardens and becomes difficult to work with, pop it back in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to soften again but not too long or you will cook the egg.) Spread filling over the dough and roll. Slice into 8 pieces and place in a greased 9×9 baking pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Spread with frosting while warm.

Sweet & Sour Pork

Low Carb Sweet & Sour (Pork, Chicken, or Shrimp)

We love Sweet & Sour at our house, but it often is high is sugar and carbs. So I played with several recipes and came up with one that my family loves. We removed the heavy breading and cut the sugar by using Truvia. We also serve it over Cauliflower Rice.

Ingredients

20 oz can Pineapple Chunks, drained reserving the liquid
3 cups Peppers (Green, Yellow, and/or Red)
1 cup Onion
1 cup Carrots
1 1/2 – 2 lbs Meat (Pork, Chicken, or *Shrimp)
1/2 cup Flour
1/4 cup Olive Oil

SAUCE INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup Truvia One Sugar Blend
1/2 cup Sugar
3 T Cornstarch
1 tsp Chicken Flavor Instant Bouillon
1 cup Liquid (Pineapple Juice + Water)
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup Vinegar
1/4 cup May Ploy Chile Sauce
1 tsp Minced Garlic

Directions

Dice peppers and onions into bite sizes pieces. Slice Carrots into 1/4 inch disks.

For Pork or Chicken, Cube meat if pork or chicken. Add flour to a zipper bag followed by the meat. Toss until the meat is coated. Add oil to wok or large skillet. Cook over medium high heat and cook completely. Add in vegetables, and pineapple until heated thoroughly heated.

In a medium saucepan combine sugar, Truvia, cornstarch, and bouillon. Add remaining sauce ingredients. Cook and stir over medium high heat until thickened and bubbly. Pour over meat and vegetables.

*For Shrimp use cooked, peeled and with tails removed. If fresh add with the vegetables, if frozen add to the sauce  as soon as the sauce is complete.

Sweet & Sour Preparation

Can be served over rice, cauliflower rice, or noddles. We prepared and served it with cauliflower rice.