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Almond Chocolate Nut Clusters Recipe – Keto, low glycemic

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Lily’s dark chocolate chips (keto friendly)
  • 3 almonds, salted

Notes

I keep these dessert recipes small, often cutting out a lot of extra ingredients so that you only make it when you really want to dessert, you don’t have a whole batch of these laying around the house that’s constantly tempting you. So when you just absolutely have to have chocolate you can have it in a keto friendly way and you can make it in about less than 5 minutes. Another good example would be my chocolate chip cookie dough keto friendly recipe that you can make again and probably less than 10 minutes and enjoy. I make them in small batches so that I don’t overeat and you can keep moderation and count the calories small while still enjoying dessert, you don’t have to binge and feel bad or guilty about it afterwards, it can be incorporated in your daily calories.

Directions

Put 1/4 of a cup of Lily’s dark chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds. They should be pretty well melted if some of the chocolate chips aren’t that’s okay you’re going to refreeze freeze them anyway so that you can eat the chocolate treats. Poor or scoop the melted chocolate over three almonds that are laying on wax paper. Put the wax paper with your chocolate almonds cluster into the freezer for about 15 minutes. Take out and enjoy!

Tastes like the real thing, so glad I found this and my chocolate chip cookie dough recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Keto, Low glycemic, tastes like the real thing!

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsps butter, softened

1 1/3 tbsp Keto friendly sugar (such as Monk Fruit or Swerve)

1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 c. almond flour

2 tbsps Keto friendly dark chocolate chips (such as Lily’s)

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar, vanilla and salt and beat until combined. 

Slowly beat in almond flour until no dry spots remain, then fold in chocolate chips. Using a small cookie scoop or your hands scoop dough into small balls about 1 inch in diameter. Makes about 3 balls of cookie dough.

Store in the refrigerator if planning to eat within the week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Notes

I keep these recipes small so that you don’t have a whole batch of these sitting around the house tempting you. You can fulfill your dessert or chocolate need and then move about you day. Saves you from binging and feeling bad afterwards. So rich, you will feel done after one. Low glycemic means no cravings and no sugar spikes. Yay!

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What if I have failed every weight loss plan I’ve been on?

By Andrea Knight, mediumandreaknight.com

Listening to my weight loss clients and listening to their questions, I thought I might address this one first. Other blogs to come on my weight loss plan so stay tuned to this blog and click the “follow” button.

First, I watch the same commercials that talk about weight loss that you do. Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Slim Fast and the like. I’ve even spoken to my own physician on their advice concerning weight loss. When I went to my doctor I’d have to say I was very disappointed after the session. She offered very little detailed advice when it came to how someone should go about weight loss other than to create a caloric deficit and maybe watch the quality of the calories you put in. I think it takes a lot more than that. As you well know, and if you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably been through a few plans yourself, there’s a psychological component that is very important. There’s also a spiritual component that I haven’t seen any of these plans with commercials on TV address. Honestly many of the plans that say that they are “holistic” truly aren’t as they are not including the spiritual. That’s what makes my weight loss plan different, I give you solutions to the spiritual as well as give you summaries on the psychological articles and books that I’ve read. Being successful myself with 130 pounds lost, I can walk you through some of the pitfalls and some of the problems you may encounter so that you can be successful. You can find my weight loss plan here.

Second I’m going to refer to some psychological advice that I overheard once. I think it’s a great illustration of what a lot of people go through. They said that if you keep repeating a pattern then you must be benefiting from it in some way. In other words if you continue to choose chocolate cake, you’re probably benefiting from it in some way. Mood, escape, a break from work. In this case let’s say it could be the short-term pleasure and the boost to your mood caused by dopamine and/or serotonin from the sugar. My plan does give you some psychological advice as well as some supplements to help you through things like that. They said in order to break the habit you no longer want, you have to realize what you’ve been benefiting from it in some way and realize that you have to give up whatever that benefit is. Are you ready to get rid of the short-term pleasure in order to achieve the long-term results you would desire?

Next I’m going to tell you something that no one else will. I feel like it’s something that you should consider instead of suffering for the rest of your life over this. Maybe you’re not willing to compromise the short-term pleasure for the long-term benefits. You keep making that choice, maybe that is just it.

Maybe it’s not a thin body alone you are really trying to achieve, maybe it’s a relationship you desire. Relationships are full of hard work, intimacy issues, sickness, not to mention rejection, death, separation and loss. There’s a lot of negatives to relationships that I deal with when doing readings on a day-to-day basis, but there’s a lot of pleasurable effects as well, which I’m sure you are aware of. Subconsciously, you may remember the negative aspects of being in a relationship. That its not all dandy all the time. My parents have been married 55 years and I can’t say that they were 100% happy all the time, relationships are filled with ups and downs. So if you’re trying to lose weight for the reason of having the relationship you desire, there may be some other subconscious beliefs that are holding you back, some fears of being in a relationship or even intimacy fears. So a relationship would be even more work after you’ve lost all that weight. After you’ve lost all that weight, you will have to find other coping mechanisms other than alcohol and food to deal with those additional emotional relationship problems that are now in your life. Sometimes being single can be easier, and we’re fortunate enough these days that we don’t need a partner in order to live, own property, or to put food on the table. You may be choosing to be single. Doesn’t mean that you don’t want the “ideal relationship” in Hallmark movies but subonsciously you may not want all the negatives. So that snickers bar looks far more tasty to you mentally, physically, and spiritually right now than all the work that a relationship would be in the future. You’re making a choice. You’re making the choice of short-term pleasure now versus long-term work and some occasional up and down happiness. That happiness in the relationship may not be continuous and on some level you know that. If you’ve come to this conclusion, and you’ve admitted to yourself that this is truly what you want, good for you. You’re way ahead of so many people struggling and purchasing so many weight loss plans. If you’re willing to give it another try, and think you just need some more spiritual advice along with the psychological and the physical plan, take a look at my weight loss page and we can start the journey together.

Lastly I really want to emphasize the grief cycle here. When we perceive a loss whether that is loss of being able to eat chocolate cake whenever we want, cheese and crackers, or mashed potatoes with gravy, we can go through the grief cycle. A lot of people experience depression when they first start a weight-loss plan along with the detoxification effects that their body is going through. I should also note that if you went through the previous paragraph and you’ve decided, “you know what, I think I’m going to give myself a break and accept that maybe I don’t want to go through what I have to go through the rest of my life to be and stay so thin”, good for you, note that there may be a loss of Hope in some way, which can lead to you going through the grief cycle. If you start to feel depressed after realizing any of this, I asked God in a prayer or meditation to help you get to the end of the grief cycle which they call that stage “acceptance.” This will help you get over the hump a lot quicker and prevent you from falling back into the habits and patterns of depression, sadness, anger, or bargaining.

Now despite the decadence of chocolate cake, I was still able to lose 130 pounds, so it is possible, with some help. Check out my weight-loss packet, along with consultations.

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Parmesan Zucchini Quiche Recipe, crustless and gluten free

Photo credit: Andrea Knight, http://www.mediumandreaknight.com
Photo credit: Andrea Knight, http://www.mediumandreaknight.com, Quiche, pre-cheddar

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sliced and quartered zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese shavings
  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a pan, melt butter and saute garlic and onion until onion is translucent. Remove garlic and onion, replace in pan ham and sliced mushrooms. Cook until browned on both sides and removed. Crack all 5 eggs in a bowl and combine the rest of the ingredients except cheddar cheese. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and eggs are scrambled. Top with cheddar cheese. Grease an 8 inch pie pan with olive oil or butter and put mixture into pie pan. Place in oven for 45 minutes or until cooked in the middle (toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean).

Crab, Shrimp, and Tuna Salad Recipe

Great for keto, this salad can go in lettuce cups, on top of salad, paired with a fruit salad or topped on open faced bread. Also great for meal preps as it makes a great high protein meal (50 grams protein).

  • 1/3 12oz can of tuna
  • 1/3 6oz can of crab meat
  • 5 large shrinp, cooked, peeled and cut in quarters
  • 1/8 cup of celery
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp Parsley

Cook your shrimp, shell them and cut them into quarters (4 pieces). Chop your celery and add all ingredients together. Mix well and microwave for 30 seconds if you prefer it warm or serve chilled.

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Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Spinach Salad

The delicious combo of the sweet blueberries, creamy goat cheese and the roasted beet is a lively twist on the usual dinner salad. Add walnuts or chicken for more protein or keep it light by skipping the dressing!

Ingredients

+ 1 Yellow Beet

+ 1/2 slice of red onion

+ 2 cups spinach

+ 1/2 cup blueberries

+ 2 tbsp of homemade caesar salad dressing

+ 1/2 avocado diced

Method

Slice or cut your beets into quarters, brush with olive oil, salt and pepper on each side, and bake in oven at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes if in slices, or 40 minutes if in large quarters. My recommendation is to cut in 1/4 inch slices, roast for 20 minutes at 380 degrees and you’ll end up with crispy edges with a taste almost like a potato chip.  Prepare red onion, avocado, blueberries and toss with spinach. Once the beets are ready toss them in the salad, salt and pepper to taste and dress with desired dressing. My homemade caesar dressing can be found here. Easy and delicious! beet salad beet salad

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Buttered Spinach and Creamy Avocado Bowl Recipe



Not a difficult recipe, I intuitively came up with this snack and it is a very healthy 80 calories to boost your energy and end hunger. Keto, low carb, no carb and paleo friendly (sans butter and parm).

1 cup spinach

1/4 avocado diced

1/2 cup broccoli florets

1/2 tbsp butter (optional)

1 tbsp shaved parmesan

Salt and pepper to taste

The quickest way to put this together is to microwave the spinach and broccoli topped with the butter and parmesan for 1 minute on high. If you are going without dairy, you can boil both greens in some water until the broccoli is bright green. If using dairy, stir the spinach after removing from microwave. Dice avocado and put on top of the spinach and broccoli mix.

So satisfying, all 3 greens are healthy and hunger suppressing vegetables. Spinach and avocados act like diuretics so help you to lose water weight. Great for after workout or as a mini meal.

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Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Caesar salad recipe
Ingredients

1 small garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste (found near the canned tuna in the store)
1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place all ingredients in a bowl and blend until mixed and smooth.

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Salmon, Shrimp and Portabella Mushroom Ponchatrain Recipe, Gluten Free

This is a lovely, rich filling recipe for those of you on carb reduction meal plans such as keto, South Beach, etc. Gluten free, low carb. I had this in a New Orleans restaurant and decide to make it home for myself.

Salmon, Shrimp and Portabella Mushroom Ponchatrain Recipe

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup half & half or heavy cream

Tsp of garlic, minced

1/2 cup spinach leaves

1 tsp parsley

Ground pepper to taste

1/2 cup portabella mushrooms

Diced tomato

Fish or chicken

Melt the butter in a saucepan and saute your garlic and mushrooms. Add your quarter cup of cream or half-and-half. I find half and half to be rich enough for me but you can add heavy cream if you would like it to be creamier. Add other spices and wilt the spinach in the sauce. A squeeze of lemon could be added here if you wish but I find it’s not necessary and not part of the original recipe.

Pour over chicken and shrimp, fish and crab meat, or fish and shrimp. This goes great on vegetables as well.

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Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe

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Working on reducing the processed carbohydrates in your meal plans? This is a hearty meal that is full of flavor.

1 lb ground beef, sirloin

2 slices sharp cheddar

1/2 cup parmesan

1 zucchini

1 bottle of Marinara of your choice (look for low to no sugar)

5 portabella mini mushtooms

1 tbsp basil

1 tbsp oregano

1 tbsp parsley

1/4 cup onion diced

2 cloves garlic

1 small whole fat ricotta cheese (<8 oz)

Saute your garlic and onions lightly in olive oil. Brown your beef, mix in the onions, garlic and spices. Add about 1/3 of marinara and mix.

Heat oven to 375 degree degrees Fahrenheit. In a baking dish layer the zucchini in thin strips, smear the ricotta on the zucchini. Top with sliced mushrooms, meat mixture and any other vegetables you prefer. Add another layer and top it all with marinara, then cheddar cheese and parmesan. Bake for 20 mins covered in foil, remove foil, then bake for another 10 minutes.

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Bacon & Swiss Mustard Chicken with Mushrooms Recipe

Keto, low carb, no carb friendly!

1 chicken breast

2 bacon slices

Diced tomato

A slice of red onion

Swiss cheese slice

3/4 cup slices portabella mushrooms

1 cup raw spinach

1 tbsp mustard (boars head preferred)

2 tbsp Parmesan shavings

1tbsp butter

Sauté your chicken, mushrooms and bacon in butter. When your chicken is browned on one side, flip it, along with the mushrooms and bacon. When the 2nd side of your chicken is starting to brown, put the swiss cheese and parmesan on top and cover for 1 minute. Uncover and place the bacon and mushrooms in a paper towel to soak up the grease. Sauté your red onion quickly while your bacon and mushrooms are drying. Place your chicken over a bed of spinach, salt and pepper to taste. Top with dried bacon, mushrooms, red onion and diced tomatoes. Either squeeze the mustard in a zig zag pattern on top or put off to the side for dipping. Enjoy! swiss chicken recipe, swiss chicken recipe, swiss chicken recipe
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