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The Red Tea Detox

18 Brilliant Paleo Tarts (Fresh Fruit, Chocolate and Nut-Based)

Posted on January 28, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

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I’ve never been a pie fan, but I do love tarts. There’s something lovely about taking a would-be pie and turning it into an elegant little tart with a creamy, fruity, chocolaty, or all-of-the-above filling. Made paleo-style these paleo tart recipes are healthy and delicious without grains, dairy, or sugar.

tart recipes

1. Chocolate Pudding Tart
Made on a base of flourless chocolate cake with maple sugar, cocoa powder, and a chocolate cashew-based pudding/cream for the topping, this tart is absolutely divine. It’s actually healthy, made with avocado, nuts, and only natural sweeteners!

Fresh Fruit Tart
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2. Fresh Fruit Tart
Make your easy tart crust with blanched almond flour, coconut oil, and pink Himalayan salt, and fill it with a fruity filling of ripe apricots, raspberries, blackberries, coconut sugar, tapioca starch, cinnamon, and lemon zest. A simple dessert with lots of flavor.

3. Cherry Chocolate Tart
You almost won’t believe how this creamy tart keeps its shape when cut, with a filling made only of dark chocolate, coconut milk, and maple syrup. The secret is the firmness of the coconut cream in the coconut milk, and how the cooling dark chocolate sets it up into creamy heaven.

4. No Bake Chocolate Banana Tart
I love the combination of bananas and chocolate, and I especially love that you can turn them fancy with this easy tart recipe using a dark and almond crust, non-dairy milk, dark chocolate, bananas, and almonds. This recipe is so simple, you won’t believe it.

5. Paleo Lemon Tart
This lemon tart has a crust sweetened with honey and baked with protein-rich eggs, and a creamy filling of lemon juice, arrowroot starch, honey, egg yolks, and coconut oil. It’s like a silky lemon pudding, and you can garnish with lemon zest and fresh berries.

Chocolate Orange Caramel Tarts
Photo: Peachy Palate

6. Chocolate Orange Caramel Tarts
With flavors like orange, chocolate, coconut, and caramel, these tarts are unbelievably good and are practically gourmet with different layers of flavor. Start with a nutty base, add caramel, add a chocolate ganache, and top it off with a fluffy chocolate cream.

7. Raspberry Custard Tart With Cookie Crust
The vanilla cookie crust on this tart is only the beginning of the delicious flavors, with a layer of vanilla coconut milk custard sweetened with maple syrup and set with gelatin, and a topping of fresh, sweet, juicy raspberries piled over the custard filling.

8. No Bake Lime Avocado Tart
Avocado in the filling is almost a no-brainer for this recipe, because it acts both as a creamy base and as a coloring that’s perfect for the lime flavor. Make the crust with dates, pecans, and shredded coconut, and replace the agave syrup with maple syrup or coconut nectar.

9. Dark Chocolate and Almond Tart
Tarts with a dark chocolate base of my very favorite. I just can’t get enough of that silky, melty chocolate, and I think it goes really well with everything. Flaked almonds are an elegant topping for this one, with a crust made from ground almonds and maple syrup.

Chocolate Orange Tart
Photo: Begood Organics

10. Chocolate Orange Tart
I love the cacao butter in this recipe—it gives this whole tart a flavor almost like white chocolate, but with lots of DARK chocolate and orange. Cacao powder, coconut nectar, vanilla extract, sea salt, orange rind, and cashews are only a few of the great ingredients in this treat.

11. Raw Citrus Berry Tarts
These raw tarts taste like they’re from a fancy bakery, but they’re made with healthy, real food ingredients like almonds, dried figs, cashews, maple syrup, orange juice, almond milk, citrus zest, and more. Top them with fresh mixed berries and enjoy.

12. Pear Tart
Topped with a smooth homemade caramel sauce (optional, but let’s be real here), this tart is easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. All you need is a paleo pie crust (recipe included), ground nutmeg, pears, maple syrup, and lemon juice.

13. Raw Vegan Tart With Chocolate and Pistachios
I can’t get over the gorgeous colors of this tart, but the flavors are even better. You’ll need roasted salted pistachios, medjool dates, cocoa powder, vanilla almond milk, honey, vanilla extract, sea salt, and some chopped dark chocolate to top it all off.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Ice Cream Tart
Photo: Get Inspired Everyday

14. Chocolate Covered Cherry Ice Cream Tart
This tart reminds me of Cherry Garcia ice cream, with a brownie crust of walnuts, almonds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and sea salt, dairy-free ice cream, cherries, and a chocolate fudge sauce made with cocoa powder and maple syrup. So delicious.

15. Plum and Almond Tart
Fresh fall plums give a perfect autumn flavor to this tart, with an almond flour base, sweet honey, vanilla extract, and celtic sea salt. The nutty flavor of the almond base is slightly sweet and it’s my favorite flour to use for a tart base. It’s also high-protein: bonus!

16. Chocolate Almond Macaroon Tart
How do you make your chocolate tart filling even creamier? Make it with almond butter! This tart has two layers on top of its shredded coconut macaroon crust: first a creamy almond butter, and then a chocolate ganache made with coconut milk and dark chocolate. Yum.

17. Chocolate Walnut Tart With Raspberries
This fancy-pants tart looks like it’s from a restaurant dessert menu, with ingredients like coconut sugar, vanilla extract, walnut oil, almond flour, chopped walnuts, cocoa powder, coconut cream, semisweet chocolate, and some fresh raspberries for topping.

Clean Eating Vegan Cherry Tart
Photo: The Healthy Family and Home

18. Clean Eating Vegan Cherry Tart
With healthy ingredients like walnuts, cherries, and coconut oil, this simple tart is the perfect way to enjoy ripe cherries the way nature intended: without gobs of grains and sugar disguising their flavors! Vanilla bean powder and Himalayan sea salt will enhance the flavors.

18 Brilliant Paleo Tarts (Fresh Fruit, Chocolate and Nut-Based)
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The Red Tea Detox

2 Day Low Carb Food Diary: Easy Dinners & Desserts

Posted on January 28, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

Keto SnacksIn my last low carb food diary I shared my recent meals, my MyFitnessPal diary for Monday, and my weigh-in and goals for the 2018 Low Carb Challenge.

You can still join us, by the way…

Jump right in anytime! ?

Below are my meals and MyFitnessPal logs for the last two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) to give you some low carb ideas & examples.

My Low Carb Meals on Tuesday

I’ve really been enjoying the Ketologie Keto Shakes so I decided to try one of the recipes on their website for Collagen Protein Pancakes (low carb pancakes using their shake mix).

I didn’t have flaxmeal or baking powder, so I just used almond meal only in place of both. I’m guessing they would have been even fluffier with the baking powder but they cooked beautifully without it too:

Low Carb Pancake Recipe

You can see the ingredients in the MyFitnessPal diary below because I logged everything for this recipe individually. It made two meals for me.

I added organic frozen blueberries and topped them with salted butter, which was delicious. ?

Low Carb Protein Powder Pancakes

For an easy low carb dinner I made shrimp & veggies.

I thawed the frozen shrimp and tossed them in a non-stick skillet with a tbsp of butter and a Sweet & Savory spice.

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I had some spinach already steamed, so I steamed a bag of frozen cauliflower and then tossed both in olive oil & garlic powder – then baked the veggies on a baking sheet at 400 degrees.

Easy roasted vegetables & seared shrimp! ?

Low Carb Shrimp Dinner with Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach

I was in the mood for a creamy dessert that night, but NOT in the mood to bake (lol) so I decided to try out the new Pili Nut Butter with a ChocZero Dipping Cup.

New Pili Nut Butter

This is the first time I’ve tried the Pili Nut Butter and I can’t decide if I like it or not. ? It’s kind of like almond butter, but with the flavor of Pili Nuts.

I will say it paired VERY well with sugar free dark chocolate.;)

I put the Pili Nut Butter on top of cream cheese and drizzled the melted ChocZero dark chocolate over both:

Fat Bomb - Easy LCHF Dessert

I also had 5 coffees, using my sugar free creamer, so here’s how my macros came out for the day…

My MyFitnessPal Diary for Tuesday

MyFitnessPal Keto Food Diary with Net Carbs

How I Have MyFitnessPal Set Up with Net Carbs

 

My Low Carb Meals on Wednesday

On Wednesday I got up and scrambled 4 eggs in real butter with colby jack cheese – my usual. I can’t eat all that in one sitting, I can eat maybe 3 eggs, but I just finish the rest later.

Cheesy Eggs - LCHF Breakfast

Over lunch I was working so I had a Chocolate Coffee Keto Shake. ?

It’s entirely too cold here to drink an iced shake, so I made it with hot coffee instead. Delicious!

Keto Shake with LCHF Collagen Protein Powder

For dinner I ate leftovers from the night before – the shrimp, cauliflower & spinach meal.

It was just as good the second time. ?

Healthy Low Carb Meals

I’m not usually a big dessert person, but Slim and I curled up on the couch to watch a movie (and keep warm!) and something rich & sweet just sounded good.:)

Lynn and Slim

I decided to make two individual low carb desserts. That’s what I LOVE about ChocZero Dipping Cups. You can make a single dessert (great for portion control) or you can make a variety of desserts – and it’s super quick & easy! ♥

You can see my low carb candy ideas here using the dipping cups.

I made a white chocolate cup with peanut butter, and a dark chocolate cup with Pili Nut Butter and macadamia nuts:

Sugar Free Low Carb Candy Recipes

Yum! ?

I also had four coffees yesterday with my sugar free Coffee-Mate powdered creamer, so here’s how my macros worked out for the day…

My MyFitnessPal Diary for Wednesday

MyFitnessPal LCHF Food Diary with Net Carbs

 

The Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nut candy I made last night was AMAZING. I mixed in a TBSP of the Pili Nut Butter then added half a serving (14 grams) of the macadamia nuts. It was creamy, crunchy, sweet & salty – Mmmm! ?

Low Carb Macadamia Nut Candy Bar

ChocZero Dipping Cups are a real save when you’re craving something sweet, but want to keep it low carb. They don’t have sugar alcohol, so no tummy upset – just delicious easy sweets!;)

 

I haven’t been getting out this week because it’s WAY below freezing with ridiculous wind chill temperatures ? so I’ve just been eating what I have on hand.

My girlfriend from high school is coming in for a visit though, so I’m headed out in a bit for dinner… and I have grilled salmon & greens on my mind.:)

How are things going with you?

I hope this first week of the new year has you motivated and on track with your health goals! I would love to hear how things are going on your end. ?

Questions / Comments? Leave a comment!:)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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Red Wine & Your Health

Posted on January 27, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny.

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Why red wine is a healthy choice

I’m often asked how red wine is part of a healthy diet. Not only does it taste great and pair well with grass-fed beef (an excellent source of protein and healthy fat) but it also provides a number of additional health benefits.

As with all food, it’s important to be a discerning consumer when it comes to red wine. If you keep in mind a few considerations (which I’ll discuss below), red wine can be a healthy choice. Here’s why.

Red Wine & the Gut

Red wine is rich in phytonutrients, of which some of the most important are polyphenols. Polyphenols not only act as antioxidants, but also serve to nourish good gut bacteria, such as Enterococcus and Prevotella. These bacteria produce chemicals that in turn nurture the entire body. And as I’ve previously discussed, enriching your microbiome is a powerful way to improve and protect your long-term health.

It’s important to note, though, that grapes grown with herbicides have fewer phytonutrients because they don’t need to fight off pests independently. And furthermore, we know that glyphosate – the active ingredient in RoundUp, a leading herbicide – changes the balance of the bacteria in the microbiome, setting the stage for leaky gut and autoimmune diseases.

As such, I’d recommend drinking wine that has been produced organically and naturally – i.e., without herbicides or intensive human intervention. Since commercial wines also undergo industrial filtration and processing, most of the shelf wine in the US doesn’t contain as many beneficial phytonutrients or yeasts, like S. cerevisiae.

Watching out for Alcohol Content

As you consume wine, it is important to note that moderation – no more than one glass of wine for women and two for men on a daily basis – is key, since alcohol in excess becomes toxic.

One of the easiest ways to keep your alcohol consumption at healthy levels is to choose wines with lower alcohol content. A great source of wines that I personally love – they’re low in alcohol, organic and natural – is Dry Farm Wines. Each of their wines is also low in sulfites, which kill bacteria, making their wines richer in bacteria that enhance your microbiome.Dry Farm Wines is currently providing my readers with an attractive introductory offer, so if you’re interested in making the move to organic, healthier wine, do give them a look.

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17 Easy, Ooey-Gooey Paleo Skillet Cookies

Posted on January 27, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

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Making cookies in a skillet is one way to ensure fudgy, gooey, and delicious cookies. You can make them paleo style with chocolate chips, blueberries, nuts, and more! I’ve thrown in a few skillet brownie and blondie recipes, too, because with skillet cookies being so gooey like brownies, they’re really similar!

skillet cookie recipes

1. Skillet Cookie Sundae
The only thing better than a delicious deep-dish skillet chocolate chip cookie is a deep-dish skillet chocolate chip cookie with ice cream on top! of course, you’ll need to use dairy-free ice cream. But the amazingly gooey chocolate chip filling is perfect with cold, creamy ice cream.

Deep Dish Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies
Photo: With Salt and Wit

2. Deep Dish Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies
This chewy blondie/chocolate chip cookie is so gooey inside that when you top it with homemade almond butter-maple caramel, you won’t be able to tell where the cookie stops and the caramel begins. And since the only flour you need is almond, it’s simple to put together!

3. Flourless Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Because this skillet cookie is made with almond butter as the base and sweetened with coconut, it’s deliciously fudgy and sweet. You’ll also add vanilla, sea salt, dark chocolate chips, and a coconut drizzle made with coconut milk and raw honey. So good.

4. Low Carb Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
This skillet cookie has an awesome browned butter base that creates a deep, nutty flavor along with pure vanilla extract, coconut sugar, a granulated sweetener of your choice, almond flour, sea salt, and sugar free chocolate chips or Enjoy Life brand.

5. Deep Dish Paleo Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie
Sea salt and chocolate are a delicious and elegant match, and they work together in this recipe with grass-fed butter, coconut sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, dark chocolate chunks, and tigernut flour to create a grain-free cookie everyone will love.

Chocolate Skillet Brownie
Photo: Natural Fit Foodie

6. Chocolate Skillet Brownie
This skillet brownie is gooey and delicious, sweetened with just a bit of maple syrup and a mashed banana, and made with a nut butter base instead of flour. Add coconut oil, vanilla, instant coffee (optional), and cacao powder, and you’re just about good to go!

7. Molasses Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies
Technically, the molasses in this recipe is optional, but it adds a deep and rich flavor that really complements the chocolate, vanilla, and coconut sugar. You’ll also need butter, coconut oil, shredded coconut, and homemade sugar-free chocolate chips or another chocolate of your choice.

8. Paleo Hazelnut Skillet Brownie For Two
Made with simple ingredients like hazelnut meal, cocoa powder, butter-vanilla, coconut sugar, and chopped dark chocolate, this brownie-for-date-night has a flavor similar to Nutella, which automatically means it’s amazing and you have to make it tonight.

9. Chocolate, Olive Oil, and Walnut Skillet Cookie
Skillet cookies can be more than classic chocolate chip. This sophisticated version is made with coconut flour, almond flour, cinnamon, honey, olive oil, dark chocolate, chopped walnuts, and optional additions like white chocolate chips and shredded coconut.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Photo: 24 Carrot Kitchen

10. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
In fall, pumpkin and chocolate are an awesome flavor combo that will play on both your sweet tooth and your craving for autumn flavors. You’ll need almond flour, vanilla, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and chocolate chips.

11. Paleo Pizookie With Banana Ice Cream
This skillet cookie treat has a tropical flavor with coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, coconut flour, unsweetened coconut, macadamia nuts, and frozen bananas you can whip into a perfect tropical cookie that’s both hot and cold—the ideal summer dessert.

12. Paleo Hemp Fudge Skillet Brownie
Skillet brownies made with hemp butter are high in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and lots of other goodness that’s nourishing to your body and soul. Mix the homemade chocolate hemp butter with more cocoa powder, vanilla, and almond flour, and you’ll be in heaven.

13. Blueberry Skillet Cookie
For a change of pace from the chocolate brownies and chocolate chip cookies, try this blueberry skillet cookie made with coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla, blanched almond flour, cinnamon, kosher salt, and fresh blueberries. It’s like a cross between a muffin and a cookie!

Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Paleo Skillet Cookie
Photo: The Paleo Fix

14. Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Paleo Skillet Cookie
If you’re looking for a skillet cookie with simpler ingredients, try this one made with just sunbutter, chocolate chips, raw honey, eggs, almond flour, and stevia to taste. It’s easy, delicious, and rich because of the gooey sunflower seed butter that makes up the base.

15. Cashew Butter Salted Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Cashew butter is my very favorite nut butter because it’s so creamy and decadent, with a neutral and slightly sweet, nutty flavor. You’ll also need coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, dark chocolate, sea salt, and eggs. Simple ingredients, amazing flavor.

16. Flourless Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie With Caramel
If cashew butter isn’t your thing, try these skillet cookies with almond butter, coconut sugar, vanilla, chocolate chips, and optional cacao nibs. You can really play with this recipe by using different kinds of nut butter or replacing the chocolate chips with more cacao nibs.

17. Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie
Ooey, gooey chocolate chunks are the key to making this cookie amazingly delicious with raw honey, coconut oil or butter, almond flour, and vanilla extract. For an extra treat, top it with homemade coconut whipped cream, sweetened up with more honey if you want!

17 Easy, Ooey-Gooey Paleo Skillet Cookies
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Loaded Broccoli, Low Carb Restaurant Meals & LCHF Food Examples

Posted on January 26, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

Keto SnacksIn my last low carb food diary I shared my recent meals and MyFitnessPal logs for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Below are my meals and MyFitnessPal diaries for the last two days to give you even more low carb ideas & examples.

My girl friend from high school came down on Thursday evening and we’ve had a great visit this week. We stayed in and worked, watched movies, and ate good of course. ?

My Low Carb Meals on Thursday

For breakfast I had my favorite “low carb cereal” with 1/2 cup pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy brand 4% cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries:

Low Carb Cereal - Keto Friendly, LCHF and Gluten Free

Over lunch I was working so I had a Chocolate Coffee Keto Shake again. ?

It’s entirely too cold here to drink an iced shake, so I’ve been making it with hot coffee instead. Delicious!

Keto Shake with LCHF Collagen Protein Powder

When Carrie got here we went out for dinner to catch up over a nice meal before settling in to work and hang out for a couple of days.

We went to Applebee’s and I got my favorite meal there: grilled salmon (“no glaze, please”) with steamed broccoli – and this time I asked for “loaded broccoli” meaning: loaded like a baked potato. ?

Applebee's Low Carb Dinner - Grilled Salmon, Steamed Spinach and Loaded Broccoli

As my other side I asked for a side caesar salad with cucumber instead of croutons. They really hook you up with the side salad.;)

Applebee's Low Carb Sides - Caesar Salad with Cucumber instead of Croutons

Carrie had an appetizer trio and we ordered an extra Spinach Artichoke Dip, so she just ate the extra chips. Otherwise I just ask for the dip without the chips. ?

Applebee's Low Carb Appetizers - Spinach Artichoke Dip without the chips

I ordered that because I LOVE the Spinach Artichoke Dip on my grilled salmon. ? Delicious!!

Healthy Low Carb Meal: Grilled Salmon and Spinach with Spinach Artichoke Dip

My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday

MyFitnessPal Keto Food Diary with Net Carbs

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My Low Carb Meals on Friday

Carrie and I slept in and spent the morning working and brainstorming over coffee, then had a late breakfast closer to lunchtime.

We had bacon & eggs, with the eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese. The bacon was cooked in the oven, so it was a quick & easy meal!

Low Carb Breakfast for Two

We had dinner delivered from a local bistro. I ordered the grilled chicken and sauteed veggies. It includes carrots but I just pick those out. ?

I asked for ranch dressing on the side and dipped my chicken & veggies in the ranch.

Low Carb Takeout - Grilled Chicken and Sauteed Veggies

We stayed up late last night watching movies so I made some chocolate desserts with ChocZero Dipping Cups. Carrie couldn’t even tell they were sugar free! ?

I made dark chocolate peanut butter cups, and white chocolate macadamia nut candy:

Individual Fat Bombs, Low Carb Dessert Portion Control

YUM!

My MyFitnessPal Diary for Friday

MyFitnessPal LCHF Food Diary with Net Carbs

 

I got the January Keto Delivered box this week (see the photo below) and I just got my Keto Krate box today too – and next I should get The Keto Box, so I’ll share what’s in all three boxes as I dig into them. ?

There are 7 low carb products in this Keto Delivered box including Good Dee’s Low Carb Cookie Mix, Riced Broccoli and ChocZero Syrup. Fun stuff to try!

January Keto Delivered Box

 

I think our cold snap is finally about to break here in Tennessee. I’m glad too because I’m anxious to bundle up in layers and get out for a fun hike. ? I miss my outdoor exercise!

How are things going with you?

Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Cate Shanahan

Posted on January 26, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny.

Is there any question more fundamental to our health than “What should I eat today?” It’s something we grapple with daily, and how we answer that question can set the tone how we feel for days, weeks, or months. Today on the program I’m joined by Dr. Cate Shanahan, who is here to help us better answer this crucial question.

A bit more about Dr. Cate:

Dr. Cate Shanahan is a board-certified Family Physician. After getting her BS in biology from Rutgers University, she trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University’s graduate school before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She practiced in Hawaii for ten years where she studied ethnobotany and her healthiest patient’s culinary habits. She applied her learning and experiences in all these scientific fields to write Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. She consults for the LA Lakers.

I’m certain you’ll enjoy our discussion today. If you want to learn more, be sure to visit Dr. Cate online.

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15 Light and Fluffy Paleo Meringues

Posted on January 25, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

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Meringue cookies are light, melt-in-your-mouth good, and have a crisp texture, sometimes with a chewy center. Thankfully, they’re easy to make paleo because the main ingredient is egg whites. These paleo meringue recipes are tasty and simple, and most of them have only a few ingredients. Enjoy!

meringue recipes

1. Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Chip, and Vanilla Coconut Meringues
Meringues are a great way to use up extra egg whites leftover from recipes using yolks, and this basic meringue recipe with three possible flavors is a perfect place to start. The basic ingredients are egg whites, honey, sea salt, and ice water, and the rest depends on the flavor you choose.

Paleo Maple Pecan Meringue Cookies
Photo: The Artisan Life

2. Paleo Maple Pecan Meringue Cookies
With vanilla extract, maple syrup, and chopped pecans, these cookies are a true treat with only a small amount of added sweetener. You only need two egg whites for this recipe, plus a pinch of cream of tartar. This helps to stabilize the egg whites.

3. Clean Eating Meringue Cookies
This basic meringue cookie recipe needs only egg whites and maple syrup. You can leave it plain that way, or use some of the suggested toppings and flavorings like cinnamon, nuts, chocolate, orange extract, lemon extract, or peppermint extract. Yum!

4. Paleo Meringues With Chocolate Chips
For a chocolate chip cookie in meringue form, try these chocolate chip meringues made with egg whites, cream of tartar, salt, pure vanilla extract, pure maple syrup, and mini chocolate chips. They’re so light and pillowy with delicious bursts of chocolate chips.

5. Paleo Chocolate Meringue Nests
Something I really love about meringues is their ability to be completely delicious but also very decorative. These chocolate meringue nests are the perfect example, with their swirly pattern and their coconut cream and berry filling. Dust with extra cacao powder for a beautiful presentation.

GAPS Meringue Cookies
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6. GAPS Meringue Cookies
Many meringue cookie recipes can be made suitable for the GAPS diet, which is a welcome relief for people on this restrictive diet who’d like a treat every now and then. The caramelized honey in this version has a deliciously brittle texture and a sweet flavor.

7. Maple Cinnamon Meringue Cookies With Salted Toasted Almonds
The flavors of Ceylon cinnamon, maple, and sea salt are so elegant in this recipe, and these cookies are so timeless that they can be enjoyed by your great-grandmother as well as by your kids. Maple syrup is the only sweetener, and the sea salt is a delicious fancy touch.

8. Paleo Chocolate Meringues
While I love sophisticated flavors like cinnamon and maple, classic chocolate meringues are always a sure winner with all ages. These chocolate pillows will melt in your mouth, and they’re so easy to make with just egg whites, maple syrup, and unsweetened cocoa powder.

9. Lemon Meringue Cookies
These cookies remind me of a healthy, paleo version of lemon meringue pie, without the crust. You’ll start with a light and crispy vanilla meringue “nest,” and when cool, you’ll fill the nests with a sweet, yellow lemon curd filling made with grass-fed butter. Perfect for spring!

Two Ingredient Meringues
Photo: Elana’s Pantry

10. Two Ingredient Meringues
When whipped carefully, meringue cookies don’t even need cream of tartar or other stabilizers. This recipe uses only egg whites and maple syrup, and if you let the cookies cool extra long in the oven without opening the door (overnight if you can), you’ll ensure a perfect texture.

11. Coconut Sugar Meringues
Maple syrup is a popular sweetener for homemade meringue cookies made paleo style, but coconut sugar adds a tasty, caramel-like flavor that’s something like brown sugar. These beautiful golden meringues can be made with only three ingredients.

12. Coconut Raspberry Freezer Meringues
This meringue recipe is quite a bit different than any other recipe I’ll share today, and that’s because it doesn’t involve eggs or any other tradition meringue ingredients. These are made with only full fat coconut milk and raspberry puree, so there’s no added sugar or allergens! Perfect for the AIP diet.

13. Vanilla and Dark Chocolate Meringues
These meringues are made with egg whites, cream of tartar, fine grain sea salt, vanilla extract, and coconut palm sugar. Once baked and cooled, you can drizzle them with melted dark chocolate until they’re all striped, chocolaty, and delicious.

Paleo Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees
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14. Paleo Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees
This is one of the more elaborate meringue recipes I’m sharing today, with a gorgeous presentation of bright green meringues baked to look stacked like Christmas trees, with chocolate-dipped bottoms. If you don’t want to use natural food coloring, try some matcha powder.

15. Maple Meringue Kisses With Raspberry Frosting
Sweetened with maple sugar and filled with a delicious dairy free raspberry frosting (or not, if you’d rather have them plain), these pretty little meringue kisses are delightfully cute but also super tasty, and really simple to make with egg whites, cream of tart, salt, and sweetener.

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3 Days of Low Carb Meals

Posted on January 25, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

Keto SnacksWe’re one week into the 2018 Low Carb Challenge already and it’s time to weigh-in!

It’s never too late to join us by the way, so feel free to jump in now if you haven’t already. ?

You’ll find the Week One Weigh In at that link in the Facebook Challenge Group, or you can comment here on this post if you’re not participating in our Facebook group.

As usual I’ll share what I’ve been eating lately, so you can see my low carb meals and MyFitnessPal logs for ideas & examples.

I’ve been eating “quick & simple” lately because I’ve been super busy the last few days, but still staying under 20 net carbs with at least 70% fat which is exactly what you want to do.

My Low Carb Meals on Saturday

I skipped breakfast on Saturday and just had coffee with a girl friend. We were chatting away and before I knew it – it was lunchtime!:)

I had some leftover bacon, so I just scrambled 3 eggs real quick to go with that and called it breakfast – er, lunch. ?

Bacon and Eggs, Easy LCHF Breakfast

I had “breakfast” for dinner too.:) My favorite “low carb cereal” with pecan pieces, Daisy brand cottage cheese, strawberries & blueberries.

Low Carb, Gluten Free Food Options

There was one Low Carb Peanut Butter Cup left, so I ate that later in the evening – made with ChocZero Dipping Cups. ♥ So delicious!!

Keto Candy - Low Carb Peanut Butter Cup

My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday

MyFitnessPal Keto Food Diary with Net Carbs

How I Have MyFitnessPal Set Up with Net Carbs

 

My Low Carb Meals on Sunday

I got up super early on Sunday morning to do a quick hike at Lost Creek Falls before our week-long freeze broke that afternoon.

I grabbed my low carb breakfast on the way, right around sunrise: “3 sausage patties and 3 round fried eggs, please” from McDonald’s:

Low Carb Fast Food Breakfast

The hike was BEAUTIFUL with all the ice! ?

Here’s a photo of Lost Creek Falls on Sunday morning:

Lost Creek Falls

 

For lunch I made a “cookie sandwich” out of the Know Foods Low Carb Double Chocolate Cookie with cream cheese in the middle.

Know Better Cookies - Gluten Free, LCHF and Low Carb Cookies

These cookies are HUGE so I just sliced it in half with a sharp knife and then warmed it up a bit. ?

Dinner was just eggs: It’s three eggs scrambled in a TBSP of real butter with colby jack cheese, which I cubed off the block.

Cheesy Eggs - Easy Low Carb Meals

Later that night I had a quick snack of 1 TBSP of peanut butter and half a serving of macadamia nuts…

My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday

MyFitnessPal LCHF Food Diary with Net Carbs

 

My Low Carb Meals on Monday

Yesterday I made the Collage Protein Pancakes again, this time with cinnamon instead of blueberries. They’re made from the recipe on the Ketologie website using their Vanilla Keto Shake mix.

Keto Pancakes with LCHF Collagen Protein Low Carb Shake Mix

For lunch I had a “Chocolate Coffee Shake” mixing hot coffee with the Ketologie Keto Shake Mix for a hot drink instead of a cold shake.

That’s become my favorite meal replacement lately. ?

For dinner I had some leftover Spinach Artichoke Dip from Applebee’s and I mixed an ounce of cream cheese in with it when I warmed it up, then ate it with Know Thins Low Carb Crackers:

Low Carb Crackers with Creamy Spinach Dip

My day came to 13 net carbs and 82% fat.

 

I got my January Keto Krate box on Saturday morning. ?

January Keto Krate

Below is another image to show you more of what’s in this month’s box.

They are shipping this same box next business day right now, so you can still get it if you sign up before they run out.;)

January 2018 Keto Krate Box

 

It was SO nice to get out for a hike again, even with the temperature well below freezing that morning. ?

I wanted to see the waterfall before it thawed out. It was totally worth it!! Here’s a quick video of Lost Creek Falls on my hike:

 

I’m feeling “food bored” lately, but between the ridiculously cold weather and my busy work schedule I just haven’t been out much the last few days… so I’ve been getting by with what I have on hand.

Fortunately it’s all been easy AND delicious, but I’m craving a big juicy ribeye or more loaded broccoli, or a grilled salmon caesar salad maybe. Hmm. It all sounds good! lol

How are things going with you?

Don’t forget to weigh-in here, or in your comment below…

Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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The Low-Carb Diet & Type 2 Diabetes

Posted on January 24, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny.

Over the past several years, we’ve seen the rates of type 2 diabetes in the United States absolutely skyrocket. At this stage, there’s no doubt about it: lifestyle choices are playing a key role in causing this problem.

As far as I’m concerned, this is a threat to our collective health not only because of the harmful role diabetes can play in the body, but because of the myriad ailments that tend to be correlated with diabetes and its impacts elsewhere in the body, from the kidneys to the brain. For instance, did you know that type 2 diabetics may have as much as a 4x increase in risk for becoming a patient with Alzheimer’s?

All of this in mind, let’s look at what lifestyle choices can do to improve the healthspan of type 2 diabetics.

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20 Paleo Fritter Recipes (Pure Comfort Food Bliss)

Posted on January 24, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

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Fritters are comfort food. They’re warm, crispy, savory, and always delicious. But can they be made paleo? Of course! These paleo fritter recipes will help you pack veggies, meats, and more into fabulously crispy packages that are enjoyed by both adults and kids. So tasty.

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1. Easy Spaghetti Squash and Apple Fritters
Suitable for both paleo and a Whole30 diet, these simple and easy fritters are delicious with a sweet, savory, and light flavor from pre-roasted spaghetti squash, grated apple, onion, sea salt, black pepper, egg, and tapioca flour for binding. Kids love these, too!

Salmon and Courgette Fritters
Photo: Paleo Diet And Fitness

2. Salmon and Courgette Fritters
I imagine these salmon-based fritters would make a really great salmon burger if you can get your hands on some grain-free buns, or make your own! They also feature spiralized zucchini, red chili, spring onions, smoked paprika, lemon, coriander, and more.

3. Sweet Potato, Leek, and Lime Fritters
I love the bright and unexpected flavor of lime in these fritters, which are made mainly with sweet potato and leeks, giving them a sweet, oniony flavor. Coconut flour is the binder here, giving these fritters a boost of healthy protein. They’re an excellent side dish or main feature for dinner.

4. Bacon Spaghetti Squash Fritters
Put bacon in a fritter, and it’s going to be everyone’s new favorite food. This one is made with cassava flour, eggs, cooked spaghetti squash, bacon, and a fat of your choice. If you eat dairy, throw in some raw cheddar cheese. No worries if you don’t—it’s totally optional.

5. Cauliflower Fritters
Cauliflower is a popular replacement for non-paleo ingredients because it’s versatile and has a mild flavor that is easily seasoned. These fritters are a fantastic way to enjoy grain-free fritters with carrot, almond meal, onions, garlic, parsley, and more.

Broccoli Fritters
Photo: Every Last Bite

6. Broccoli Fritters
With added garlic, Dijon mustard, and the cheesy flavor of nutritional yeast, these broccoli fritters remind me of a creamy, delicious, and SO not paleo broccoli cheese soup. Of course, this version is totally healthy with only a handful of ingredients, and could be a great way to get some veggies into the kids.

7. Butternut Squash Fritters
These fritters scream “autumn” with the main flavors of shredded butternut squash and sage. These two go together so well that you only need salt and pepper to complete the taste. They’re bound together with eggs and almond flour, for a protein-rich fritter that everyone will love.

8. Coconut Flour Butternut Squash Fritters
With herbs like thyme, rosemary, and basil, these flavorful fritters are sure to hit the spot when you’ve got a lot of butternut squash taking over your pantry and no more ideas to use it up. Cook them in coconut oil, ghee, or butter—I highly recommend ghee or butter, because yum.

9. Paleo Zucchini Fritters With Lemon Dill Mayonnaise
I love when recipes come with their own dips, because I’m not as great at deciding what goes with what. But I’m pretty excited about this simple lemon dill mayo (use homemade mayo or a paleo store bought version) for dipping these colorful zucchini fritters with a kick of cayenne!

Grain Free Zucchini Fritters
Photo: Health Starts in the Kitchen

10. Grain Free Zucchini Fritters
Would you just look at the absolutely gorgeously crispy golden brown crust on these zucchini fritters? I could die. These puppies are made with zucchini, eggs, green garlic scapes, basil, lemon zest, white pepper, salt, ghee, and cassava flour, which is the trick to getting them crispy and brown like that.

11. Curried Zucchini Fritters With Spicy Shrimp
Together with spicy shrimp, these curried zucchini fritters make a balanced meal full of protein and veggies. They’re seasoned with curry, garlic, cumin, and black pepper, and they’re best cooked up in olive oil or ghee—I’d definitely go with the ghee for the flavor.

12. Loaded Cauliflower Fritters
This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but don’t be intimidated: they’re not hard to make, and each ingredient adds a unique flavor and texture. That’s why they’re loaded! You’ve got all manner of nuts, seeds, herbs, and veggies packed into these fritters, so go all out.

13. Baked Carrot and Coconut Fritters
You don’t have to fry your fritters for them to taste delicious. These baked fritters are full of carrot pulp (you can use it leftover from juicing, or just use shredded carrots), coconut, cilantro, ginger, and a flour of your choice. Tapioco flour or arrowroot powder would be a great choice.

Zucchini Dill Fritters
Photo: B. Britnell

14. Zucchini Dill Fritters
If you’re looking for something super simple with jut a handful of ingredients, try these zucchini fritters with dill, almond flour, salt, pepper, egg, sea salt, and grated zucchini. Be sure to squeeze out all of the water when you grate the zucchini, so they don’t turn soggy and fall apart!

15. Cauliflower Fritter Cakes
These fritters have a soft texture with a deliciously savory flavor from Dijon mustard, garlic, onions, lemon zest, and parsley. Serve them up all crispy and golden brown with homemade cashew cream and sprouts or shoots, or whatever sounds good to you!

16. Indian Lamb and Eggplant Fritters With Cashew Cucumber Raita
I love the strong, spicy flavors of these fantastic Indian fritters. You can make your own with diced eggplant, onion, garlic, seasonings, desiccated coconut, ground lamb, and more. They’re bound with a combination of almond meal and tapioca flour for an awesome texture.

17. Sweet Potato Fritters With Garlicky Greens, Poached Eggs, and Pesto
I can’t get over the gorgeous colors and textures in this simple but complete meal with spiralized sweet potato for a crispy exterior and a sweet, earthy flavor. The addition of pesto gives this meal a sophisticated flair that’s perfect for dinner with company or even a date night.

Paleo Bacon Zucchini Carrot Fritters
Photo: Paleo Newbie

18. Paleo Bacon Zucchini Carrot Fritters
This recipe is also simple with only a few ingredients, but it has the added color and flavor of carrot, green onions, bacon, and paprika. Like I said before, adding bacon to fritters is sure to make everyone love them, and I think this recipe is even particularly kid-friendly!

19. Simple Spaghetti Squash Fritters
Made with nothing but squash, egg, and seasonings, these super simple fritters take well to sauces and dips, and they go with just about anything. Throw in some kosher salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and dried thyme, and you’re good for a simple side!

20. 2 Ingredient Sweet Potato Fritters
These fritters only need two ingredients (eggs and shredded sweet potato) to come together for a quick meal, but you can easily customize them with a variety of seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, basil, oregano, chili powder, and more.

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