So..one thing I love the smell of at red robin, or when they come out on top of a steak or a salad- onion rings. And obviously, being celiacs… I cannot have it.
Here is a low carb, healthier option.
*2 large onions - preferably sweet onion
*2 tablespoons finely chopped thyme
*1 1/2 cup of almond meal
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon pepper
*1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
How to make:
*Pre-heat oven to 400
*Wash and slice onions, and get rid of that weird outside layer
*Combine all dry ingredients in seperate bowl
*Scramble eggs in a seperate bowl
*Dip each ring into the egg mixture first, then the dry ingredient mixture
*Place on baking sheet
*Bake for 20-25 minutes, make sure you turn the onions over halfway through the time. Take them out when they are nice and golden!
Bikini Prep…. Carb Cycling. This is my life. I have never eaten so many sweet potatoes in my life!!!! SO I am always on the prowl for a new sweet potato recipe so that I can keep eating them without getting bored.
Newest recipe- Ingredients:
*3 sweet potatoes
*2 tablespoons coconut oil
*pinch of salt and pepper
*cinnamon to taste
*Peel the sweet potatoes, and shred them.
*Place the oil in a pan on medium heat.
*Add the shredded potato, the salt, pepper and cinnamon.
*Use a spatula and stir it up
*Cook for 5-7 minutes…stay closer to 5 if you like it crunchy!
Sooooo this has been one of the best things I have found since I can’t have dairy anymore. Literally- no gluten AND no dairy has been so hard so when I find something that is delicious and imitates that cheesy flavor I miss…I am obsessed!
What is it exactly? Well, luckily for you, I will tell you- and give you some awesome ideas for using it!
Nutritional Yeast is a “deactivated yeast. It is sold in the form of flakes or a yellow powder. It is popular with vegetarians and vegans and can be added to recipes or used as a condiment. It has a strong flavor that can be described as nutty, cheesy or creamy - which is why it is a popular cheese substitute” (wiki.com)
*6 grams of protein per every 2 tablespoons
*Great source of minerals
*A awesome source of folic acid and Vitamin B12
*Sprinkle on top of veggies before you bake them
*Sprinkle on top of popcorn - I haven’t tried yet but I hear its reallllly good
*Use as the cheese topping on pizza
*Sprinkle on top of kale chips
*Add to soups
There are a million different ways to use it, but it is sooo good and I promise if you have to cut our dairy- this is a great sub to get that cheesy taste!
Okay. So lets be real. We can’t all eat veggies and protein 100% of the time. If you can do that and have no treats, your a freak of nature and I am SO jealous of you.
So for the times that we need a little treat indulgences, we should still be mindful and try to stay somewhat clean, and then the guilt can stay somewhat low :)
Stumbled across this paleo cookie recipe, mouth started watering so obviously I had to make it and it was so good.
-1 cup nut butter
-1/3 cup raw honey or agave
-1 whisked egg
-1 vanilla bean stem, slit lengthwise
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-pinch of salt
-1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
4. Use an icecream scoop to round out a dollop of cookie dough and place on cookie sheet. Leave enough space for baking
5. Bake for 18-20 minutes
6. Let cool!
You can thank me now.
-2 cups natural crunchy peanut butter
-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
-1/3 cup mixed nuts
-2 tablespoons honey
-3 tablespoons oats
1. Mix all ingredients together and press into a baking pan
2. Chill in fridge for a few hours before cutting into 8 squares
cals 279/protein 15g/ carbs 21g/ fat 15g
This one makes the man in my life realllllly happy
-1 lb extra lean ground beef
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1 small tomato, diced
-2 medium zuchinni, chopped
-1 medium onion chopped
-2 cloves garlic, cushed
-1 teaspoon dry parsley
-3/4 cup low fat parmesan
- salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet and saute the zuchinni, onion and garlic for 5 minutes
3. Let the veggies cool, and then add them in a big bowl with the beef, tomato, parsley, egg, cheese, salt and pepper
4. Mix all the ingredients using your hands
5. Take the mixture and put it in a meatloaf pan
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes
cals 263/protein 36g/carbs 5g/fat 11g
This one I have not made yet, but my mouth waters whenever I look at the recipe
-1 lb beef round roast
- 1 can (14 oz) no salt added stewed tomato
-1 cup salsa
-2 diced green chillies
-1 small onion cut into chunks
-1 green bell pepper sliced
1. Place roast into slow cooker
2. In a bowl, combine stewed tomato, salsa, green chilies, onion and green pepper
3. Spoon over meat
4. Cook and cover on low 8 to 10 hours until the meat is tender
cals 191/protein 28g/carbs 4g/fat 7g