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If you’re familiar with me and this blog, you know by now that I love food prep, freezer meals and easy recipes. I know many of you are the same, so I wanted to share another one of my go to dinners for those busy days when you need dinner done quickly. The great things about this recipe is that there are no special ingredients, and it will be ready to eat in under an hour. How’s that for quick and easy?
This recipe has up of two parts: your chicken and a spicy sauce for coating the chicken. The sauce doubles a as a dipping sauce also. I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breast for this recipe, but it would work well with dark meat also.
Side dish ideas for this meal are a nice salad, steamed broccoli or my Bacon Ranch Cauliflower Salad. My choice of side usually depends on how much time I have to get the food on the table. Since this chicken dish is super fast to throw together, you can prepare your side dish as the chicken bakes and have dinner ready quickly. That is a definite “winner, winner, chicken dinner”! I couldn’t help myself, I had to say it. You guys know I did!!
This dish works well for any low carb lifestyle and fits perfectly into a Trim Healthy Mama “S” meal with the mayo version. If you would like to cut the fat grams in this recipe you can swap out the mayo for a fat-free plain Greek yogurt, making it a nice THM “E” option.
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From the Back of the Book: Do you feel like you’re the only mom who serves store-bought birthday treats, dreads school plays, and misses the days of going to the bathroom by herself?
- Recognize how unrealistic our culture’s standards of mothering are
- Move beyond the myths of “supermom”
- Complete the Parenting Style Assessment to determine your own parenting style
- Understand and forgive the mothers who hurt you
- Embrace your capabilities as well as your challenges
Come find new hope in discovering that every mother has unique gifts. In Christ, the “unnatural” mom becomes the supernatural mom who is just right for her family!
My Personal Thoughts and Review:
I have dreamed of being a mom all of my life. I just knew I would have three or four wonderful pregnancies resulting in stair step kids running around. I would be a pro and know exactly the right the thing to do say in when my kids needed me, because that is what good moms do (talk about day dreaming). Well, despite my plans, the Lord has only blessed me with one handsome little guy, and very rarely know exactly the right thing to do or say in this blessing called motherhood.
For example, when my 7-year-old son ask me about why there isn’t a baby in my tummy anymore, and how do mom’s get babies in there anyway? Yes, he has already ask these questions. What do you think my brilliant response was?
“Hey! Since you’ve been so good today, you get extra screen time, why don’t you go watch television?”
It was all I could do, have an escape route, not a perfect answer. I should have had some rehearsed speech ready for that day. That’s what supermom’s do, right? How did that speech not make it on my “to do” list? I know some of my friends, in our home school circle would have handled this perfectly without even blinking. After all, they have probably already built of model of the reproductive systems from Popsicle sticks and crate paper. But not me, I can’t even find the glue that I bought…last year. Or did I even remember to buy it?
Thankfully, in Hettie Brittz’s book, she debunks the myths that fuel my feelings in those “fail moments”. We are not all made to be the same type mom, it is okay if we are imperfect. Who gets to say what’s perfect anyway, right? Brittz shares how we can embrace our temperaments and even our flaws all while being the perfect mother for our kids. She has really reminded me that, although I am not perfect by the world’s standards, God knew exactly what he was doing when he chose me as the mother of my son. Even in that time I got so caught up in writing a blog post, that I forgot I hadn’t fed him since that morning. Oops, sorry son! No worries, he survived.
Her in-depth look into different parenting temperaments is a great way to understand why we are the mothers we are. She includes a link to her website, where readers can take a parenting profile. I found the profile pretty accurate with my mothering style. My husband also agreed, that it was pretty spot on. I recommend taking it before beginning the chapters on the temperament trees. I took the free portion of the parenting profile, but if you wanted to have the more detailed report of your profile you will need to buy it.
Hettie, uses a certain tree to represent each temperament style. At first I thought it was an odd comparison, but after reading the book I felt it was perfect. You see, all the trees that God put on this earth are very different, yet all of them are perfect for where they are planted and the forest would not be as beautiful without all of them.
Like the trees represented in the book, no mom is perfect, but she was created for a purpose and to be the perfect mom for her kids, not some imaginary “supermon”. This world needs all different types of moms! Thanks to Hettie’s book we can learn to embrace who we are and not feel like we are failing when we are not like the other mom’s we see around us. Read it ladies, then share it with your friends!
Things I enjoyed about the book:
- The author’s openness about her own “un natural” moments.
- the encouragement to embrace our strengths and weaknesses
- having access to the Tall Trees Parenting Profile
- the insight from the kids and husband in the chapters
- having the questions for reflection at the end of the chapters
- the call for us to strive toward the (super) Natural mom that our the Heavenly Father has created us to be.
About the Author: Hettie Brittz is an author, international speaker, and one of South Africa’s foremost voices on parenting advice. She is the developer of the Evergreen Parenting Course and Tall Trees Profiles. Hettie and her husband, Gospel singer Louis Brittz, live in South Africa with their three children.
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I remember when I first had a Taco Roll at a party, many years ago. I remember thinking it was magical! I mean how could it not be delicious when you combine those buttery crescent rolls with taco fillings, right? Right, glad we can agree on that! Even though the days of eating crescent rolls are long gone for me, I hated the thought of saying a permanent “goodbye” to that taco ring!
So….I think I had a flash of genius here when I figured this recipe out, but others might say it was just a lucky idea driven by hunger. Hey, whatever it was, I am glad I thought of it and I am thankful for the “Fat Head” pizza crust recipe that makes this Taco Roll possible.
This recipe uses a modified version of that cheese dough which helps make this Taco Ring, low carb, Keto friendly, gluten-free, grain free and Trim Healthy Mama “S”.
The dough takes the place of the crescent rolls, and as I mentioned, it is adapted from the Fat Head Pizza crust recipe which you can find here.
I made a couple tweaks, like adding in some taco seasonings and using two varieties of cheese versus just the mozzarella. You may wonder, why I use two different cheeses? My thought process on that was I liked the flavor of the cheddar but the texture that the mozzarella gives the dough. So a combo of both seemed to do just the trick.
The most time-consuming part of this ring will be making your dough triangles and building your ring shape. It takes a bit of patience but it is worth it. To begin, make your dough, per the recipe section below, then roll it out between two pieces of wax paper, that you spray with cooking spray. Roll your dough into a large thin circle. Be careful not to get it to thin though. You don’t want the dough tearing as you are transferring it to the baking sheet or folding it over the taco filling.
After you have your large circle rolled out, use a knife or pizza cutter to make triangle shapes. This dough recipe should make you about fifteen triangles. I find using the pizza cutter and just cutting the dough like you would a pie works easier for me. These dough triangles should resemble the shape of those crescent rolls used in the original versions.
After cutting all your triangles, begin laying them out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. As you lay your triangles on your pan make sure to have the wider part of each triangle overlapping the one next to it. You want your skinnier ends of the triangles pointed to the outside of your pan.
As you overlap your wide ends, press them together slightly so the dough will stay together during baking. The main thing to remember while building your ring is to leave enough space on the wider ends for your filling. Once you have built your ring, begin adding your filling (see the recipe for instruction on making filling) around the wide section of the dough.
Lastly, begin carefully folding the pointed end of your triangles over the filling, until you have went all the way around the ring. After you have your ring finished, place it into a preheated 400 degree oven and bake it for 25 minutes. Once baked, let the ring sit and cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Top with your favorite taco toppings.
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Today is my husband’s birthday, and unlike myself, he could be happy without any cake on his special day. But, let me forget low carb ice cream, and I would have one disappointed man, wearing a party hat. Ice cream is his favorite treat, the one he craves and the one he chooses over ANYTHING else. I think, no wait, I know he could eat a half-gallon at a time, if he would let himself. Or if he didn’t have to share with our little man, who also loves it. Do you have a treat like that? One you crave? I wish I only had one, so I better spare you my list!
A couple posts back I shared the recipe for my Chocolate Toffee Crunch ice cream, and though my husband certainly had a bowl, or three, he is more of a vanilla man. Vanilla over Chocolate, weird right? I couldn’t imagine liking anything better than chocolate, so I had to get a little in this recipe even though it was for my vanilla loving man. He did tell me, that this was one of the best sugar-free ice creams he had ever tried, so I guess he didn’t mind the chocolate and peanut butter I “jazzed up” his vanilla with after all! He is so kind, and my biggest cheerleader, so I take every chance I get to make him happy, and in this case that is certainly through his stomach.
I started by heating the vanilla mixture to the proper temperature of 170 degrees. It will thicken slightly. After it has cooked, it needs to cool completely. It is best to let your base chill thoroughly before adding it to your ice cream maker. Be sure to follow the directions on your ice cream machine.
Once the vanilla ice cream has churned, I stir in my chocolate chunks and then I layer in my peanut butter drizzle. Like you see in the picture above. That’s how I get the visible swirls when I serve it. However, if layering is not some thing you want to take time for, you can just drizzle it in as it churns. It will still have the same wonderful flavor and texture.
I hope you all enjoy this ice cream recipe as my as my husband does and will tonight with his low carb chocolate cake, yes cake, even if he is content with just the ice cream, this girl thinks birthdays are just plain old “vanilla” without the cake!
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This is one of my son’s favorite dishes and I make it several times a month for him. He is 7 and already loves to get in the kitchen and cook with me. I love teaching him how to cook. It will be a great comfort knowing he can cook a healthy meal for himself when he moves out (getting teary eyed just thinking of that). Not to mention what a blessing he will be to his future wife when he can help with the cooking, right? Your welcome ladies!
While this dish is simple enough to get your children involved, it is not simple on flavor. The flavors are reminiscent of some of the Asian pork dishes, so I enjoy serving it with my Cauliflower Fried Rice or some stir fried non starchy veggies. This tasty dish is low carb and Keto friendly and it falls into the “S” Category for the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan.
I like to use country-style pork ribs for this recipe, but you can use bone in pork chops, beef ribs or even chicken if you don’t eat pork. For my family of three, I start with 2-3 lbs of the boneless country ribs. This makes plenty for our dinner with nice leftovers for our lunches the next couple of days. If you have a larger family this recipe is easily doubled or even tripled. Some nights I make a double batch and freeze one part for another night. To do that, you just add your uncooked protein and all the other ingredients to a large freezer bag. Make sure the meat all gets cover in the liquid by massaging it around. Let the bag marinade in the fridge for about 30 minutes and toss it all around once more before placing it in the freezer. When you get ready to cook it you can bake them in the oven or in your crock pot on high for 4 hour. I recommend thawing it out the night before, then follow the directions below in the recipe section.
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Back of The Book : “If my husband would change, I’d be happy” and “I’m falling out of love with him” are among several common myths that lead women to search for marital happiness in all the wrong places. In this book author Rhonda Stoppe shares, with candor and humor, how to enrich your relationship with your husband (even if he doesn’t change). Along the way you’ll read many helpful stories and real-life example from other couples and discover…
- how to deal with unfulfilled longings
- the secret to keeping your husband’s attention
- 10 keys to a happy marriage
Let This Book Help You Realize God’s Highest Good For Your Marriage!
My Review: In all honesty I usually gravitate more toward works of fiction, but there are times when I see a non fiction title that peaks my interest. Rhonda Stoppe’s book was one of those titles that instantly drew me in. Her humor and openness about her own marriage in the opening chapters convinced me that I had made the right decision, when choosing to read and review this book.
Often times as young girls we dream of the fairy tale love stories and our perfect prince charming, right? I don’t know about you guys, but this was definitely the case for me growing up. White horse and all! And what a shock it is when we marry our handsome princes only to find that love and marriage are not always that perfect story we read in our magical books. Real life comes flooding in after our honeymoon phase and we suddenly find see the reality that marriage is not only a beautiful and rewarding thing, but it can be hard work. It takes a level of selflessness and compromise that doesn’t come easy all the time. In Rhonda’s book she addresses this subject and more including but not limited to unconditional respect for your husband, longing for the romance in your marriage , financial stresses, and she even has a chapter that touches on subject of the marital bed.
While I can’t relate to everything shared in the book, there are a few times when I found myself within the pages. Often causing me to pause a moment, check myself, and seek forgiveness and wisdom in my prayer time. I love when books encourage us to search our hearts and strive to do better, don’t you? Another thing I enjoyed about this book are the study tools in the back of each chapter. I just love how interactive the book becomes and how it helps the reader dig a little deeper into the topics discussed in each chapter. Here is a little peek at the sections I am referring to.
From a Husband’s Perspective: This section is a great addition to the chapters in my opinion. Here we get a chance to meet Steve, Rhonda’s husband. He not only brings with him his pastoral wisdom, but he graciously offers up the man’s perspective on the topics discussed within the chapter. Sometimes it is hard seeing things from our spouse’s perspective. So as I read this section, I felt inspired to try even harder to see things more from both sides.
Thinking it Through & Living It Out: These sections let the reader dig a little deeper into the topics through offering more Bible verses for reference along with question and answer pages . I am truly a person that learns by writing things out, so I enjoyed working through these portions of the chapter. It will be nice also to go back through the book at a later time and review what I shared on each section. If you have a book club or women’s study group at church, I would highly recommend looking into sharing this book with your ladies.
Corresponding Audio Links: Along with the three earlier sections I mention above, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Rhonda included links to supporting audio clips. How awesome is that? This is not something I have ever seen done before and I really thought it was a great bonus. It was a fun way to hear the author actually speak after hearing her in my head as I read. Each of the links for the chapters are found by visiting her website NoRegretsWomen.com
I really enjoyed the way this book is broken down within the chapters. That was a huge part in keeping my attention and helping me engage more. I believe this book could benefit women in any stage of marriage and I hope my review has inspired you to pick up a copy. I am looking forward to reading more from this author, starting with her book Moms Raising Sons to Men. For more about Rhonda Stoppe and her writing work, be sure to visit her website.
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I have worked on several ice recipes for the blog for some time now but have waited until I felt they were just right before posting them. I am not sure why I haven’t tried my hand at ice cream before this year but my husband and son are sure glad I finally gave into their somewhat pleading encouragement. They are both huge ice cream fans and have been great as my tasting judges no matter how many times I present them with samples. Ice cream makes their day sweeter and pleasing them does the same for me!
Having gotten the thumbs up on this recipe and with tomorrow being National Ice Cream Day I knew it was the right time to share it here with you guys. I think you will enjoy it as much as we have been.
When I think of ice cream I immediately gravitate to chocolate flavors like Chocolate Peanut Butter or Rocky Road. In my opinion the more chunky goodness and chocolate the better! That’s why I wanted to give my creamy and rich chocolate ice cream a big crunch by adding some of my Low Carb Granola Toffee. I mean how can that not be dreamy? The answer is – it can’t! Unless of course you don’t like almonds or coconut. In that case you will want to enjoy just the chocolate ice cream crunch free and stay tuned for next week’s ice cream post on my Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl. Even if you do enjoy this recipe, my little guys says you will not want to miss next week’s recipe either! My boys really enjoyed that one so subscribe to the blog if you haven’t for that one!
To make my chocolate ice cream I simply modified the my traditional vanilla by adding unsweetened cocoa powder as well as tablespoon of vegetable glycerine for a creamier texture. You can leave the glycerine out if you want but trust me it helps the texture. I have tried this recipe with the cream and half and half in the recipe below and by swapping out the half and half for unsweetened almond milk. Both work well but there is a slight texture difference in my opinion when you use the almond milk. Just a slightly more icy mouth feel but still delicious and a tasty keeper. The almond milk is also a nice way to cut the carb count even further for those counting as we do. Either way this frozen bowl of heaven is the perfect treat for any summer day. Who am I kidding right? Ice cream is the perfect treat anytime!
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I was graciously sent a box of products from the Sukrin company to try the products and share my fair and honest review with you guys. All opinions are 100 % honest and are my own any. In this post you will read my thoughts on the products I have tried as well as some a link back to recipes that work well with the products. You can find all the product , I review here, on SukrinUSA . If you are new to the Sukrin products, they are a company bases in Norway. Their focus is on products that are gluten-free, sugar-free and low carb. Sukrin has gained momentum here in the United States for a little while now and I am so glad they have. They also offer many products in addition to of the ones here. Those items included but are not limited to bread mixes, almond flour, peanut flour. So be sure to check out their website and view all they have to offer. I know many of my readers follow different eating plans like low carb plans and THM so please do your own research on the items and find where they fit in your dietary plan and nutritional needs. Please see all nutritional information their website. Now, let’s talk more about the products!
Sukrin Gold & Clear Syrup – These syrups caught my eye the moment I stumbled upon the recipes of Kristie Huneycutt over on YouTube. I have never been a fan of the grocery store versions of syrup so any chance to try a better option thrills me. I know I can make my own, but let’s face it – even food bloggers get tired of cooking some days. So for those days I would like to have a tasty bottled product on hand. I am happy to have found these options. The company offers two types of syrup to choose from – a gold and a clear. I have tried both and think they both are tasty. The dark color, or gold as they call it, has a nice rich flavor hinted with molasses. The clear version is just as nice but I think has a much milder flavor which could be great for those recipes when you need a syrup element but not the darker flavor profile. One thing that I was really pleased with in these products was the texture. Many of the store-bought syrups I have tried over the years have been too thin or watery. Thankfully that is not the case here with either of these two syrups. They are thick and rich with a great mouth feel. In my opinion they are wonderful on low carb French Toast, pancakes and biscuits. I love to drizzle some of Gold Fiber Syrup over a small bowl of my low carb granola cereal. One thing is for sure, these syrups can open up a world of possibilities in recipes if you choose to use them.
** Here is another recipe from Cooking Keto with Kristie: Not Quit Perfect Pecan Pie. It uses the Gold Fiber Syrup as well as the Gold Sweetener.
Sukrin Chocolate Bars – I bet there will be no surprised when I tell you guys that low carb chocolate goes fast in my house. Am I right? Of course I am right, everyone knows that chocolate is always first, lol. That was no different with the two bars that I received in my samples. Gone within minutes of opening the box. They did not disappoint! The chocolate bars come in Milk Chocolate and Almonds & Sea Salt. While I am naturally drawn to the almond bar, being the nutty girl that I am, both my husband and son preferred the smoother milk chocolate. I thought both were very good. Yes, I managed to grab a bit of the milk chocolate away from the boys without injury! The chocolate was creamy, rich and satisfying. The bars would make a great treat their own but I also think the bars would add great flavor to baked goods like brownies or some nice Chocolate Chunk Cookies. My family and I were unable to desern t any sweetener aftertaste or cooling effect in these bars but I have read and heard from one friend that said she thought it had bit of an aftertaste. She went on to say that she still enjoyed it. So these may come down to personal taste and how sensitive you are to the sweeteners but for me and the boys I had to share with they were a hit. I would definitely order them again and recommend you give them a try.
One milk chocolate bar can be subbed for the chocolate chips in my Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake if you are looking for an amazing chocolate fix!
Sukrin Gold Sweetener– This golden granulated sweetener is a fantastic alternative to brown sugar. Before trying the Sukrin product, I would make my own using some Erythritol and a tsp or two of molasses, so I am excited about this product. The texture is moist and of the granular nature much like the real carb loaded brown sugar and it works well for adding structure to your baked goods such as cookies and bars. I enjoy flavor and everything we have made with it. When I first starting baking with it I could detect a little the cooling effect from the Erythritol in some instances but it was not overpowering. I have now used it enough that I don’t notice is much anymore at all. The benefit of using it in the recipe and overall taste make up for that little hint of Erythritol in my opinion. I have already ordered more and will definitely be using this product again in my baking future.
**For a wonderful recipe that incorporates the Gold Syrup and Sukrin Gold Sweetener check out Cooking Keto with Kristie’s recipe Low Carb Gorilla Bread: A Paula Dean Copycat.
Sukrin Icing Sugar (powdered alternative to sugar, pink/white bag) – This icing sweetener is comparable to a powdered sugar and works well for dusting the tops of dessert, sugar-free frosting or any dish that might call for a finer consistency sweetener. It has a nice flavor with only a slight cooling mouth feel and it worked nicely for the recipes I used it in. I find myself liking this brand more than I have any other powder sweetener so far. I think it is a great product to have on hand. Granted you could get the same powdered texture if you took the company’s “Sukrin Granulated Sugar” and run it through your coffee grinder but I like saving that this product is ready to use and think it was super handy when I was baking my latest cheesecake. I enjoyed not having to grind it myself and will definitely order it again soon.
**For a cream and smooth texture the Sukrin Icing Sugar’s powdered texture works great in recipes like the filling in my Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Sukrin:1 Sticks (single serve packets) – The last item in my box was the single serve packets of the Sukrin:1. The box has 40 individual packaged servings and would work well if you take your sweeteners with you in your purse or keep some in your car for use on the go. While I love the convenience of having the handy packets to use while out and about I did however feel that the packages didn’t sweetener my coffee as much as my normal Truvia or Pyure does. Don’t get me wrong, the taste was great but I found myself having to use multiple packages of this in my coffee instead of the 1 or 1 1/2 I normally. I only enjoy a mildly sweetened coffee so I would use about 3 to 4 of these and still not be exactly where I thought it would be with that many packages. My husband on the other hand loves his coffee very sweet so our little box of 40 packets went super quick because of how many packages he had to use to acquire his taste preference. So this cute little box didn’t last more than a few days. Again, the taste is nice and I will give the product credit there, but I just didn’t feel it was an actual 1:1 with sugar as stated. So, would I buy this again? Honestly speaking, no I would not. I stay that based on how fast the packets went and I don’t think it would be cost-effective for my family at $7.99 per 40 packets. However, you can buy this same (Sukrin:1) in a larger bulk bag for $6.99 and I think that is a better deal if you use every day. If you only want the packets to use “on the go” and enjoy the convenience of the packets then I would suggest you give these handy packets a try. I would love to hear your opinion of how they work for you.
I hope you find my thoughts and opinions on these items helpful when you are considering Sukrin products. Let me know your thoughts on these items if you have or do tried them. See you all again soon around the table!
This is one of my favorite low carb options for a cold side dish. It is perfect for family dinners and it is always a good choice for your next summer cookout or potluck. I don’t even miss potato salad any more since I have made this salad with cauliflower. I think the cauliflower is a fantastic veggie and deserves a lot of credit here. It is super mild and absorbs all the great flavors you mix with it like the bacon and ranch. Even my 7-year-old son, who believes he does not like cauliflower, told me he loves this dish. That says a lot coming from him. I have said this before and it is still true, he is my toughest food critic!
To make this recipe start by steaming two pounds of cauliflower until it is tender, then let it cool. I like to leave my cauliflower firm but tender so it has a nice texture and doesn’t turn into mush. I often use two (16 oz) bags of frozen cauliflower florets as a short cut, but you can make this with fresh cauliflower if want to.
While your cauliflower is cooling mix together your dressing by adding the sour cream, mayo, and the dry ranch mix into a large bowl and mix it well. I use a ranch mix I make here at home because I don’t like to buy the store-bought packages. We avoid buying packaged mixes due to our practice of avoiding MSG and all the added fillers. I use and love this Ranch Mix from Qwen’s Nest. It is so good and she gives you recipes for bulk or a small batch so you can try it out. Yum! If you don’t want to make your own and don’t mind using the store packages then just do what work best for you and your family. For those that follow a low carb or THM eating plan I highly recommend you make your own to avoid the carbs from fillers in the packages, but again that is just my suggestion.
Once you have those three mixed well you can add in the chopped green onions, bacon shredded cheese and your cooled cauliflower. The only thing left to do now is stirring the mixture thoroughly so all the cauliflower gets coated in all that bacon and ranch goodness. I suggest that you chill your salad before serving it, but you don’t have to if you need it quickly. I usually try to make mine a head so it can sit in the fridge or cooler before we eat it. I just like how all flavors have time to meld together as it chills and oh my what a delicious flavor it is! This side is perfect side with chicken, pork or a nice juicy grilled steak. Oh man how about a Ribeye and this salad? Oh be still my “meat loving” heart!! That meal is what dreams are made of my friends!
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One of my family’s favorite things to do during the warmer months is to pack up a cooler or picnic basket and head out on a road trip to one of our favorite outdoor spots. We love spending the days enjoying some beautiful scenery, fishing, or taking a nice hike. We are very lucky to live near two of the most beautiful state parks of Arkansas. Petiti Jean State Park and Mount Magazine State Park are my two favorite places for us to hide away from the every day chores of life! I mentioned coolers and baskets so what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share a few of my favorite low carb and Trim Healthy Mama friendly dishes that will make your next picnic an awesome spread? Gone are the days of boring baskets and simple sandwiches for those of us that try to eat healthier! So without further ramblings here are my “picnic picks”. Try saying that three times fast, ha! You will find some delicious recipes below from my blog as well as other blogging buddies that you may recognize. So grab a cooler or pack a basket and get out there and enjoy summer and some awesome food!
Main Dishes for the Cooler
Cool and Refreshing Sides for the Cooler
- Creamy Cauliflower Salad, My Table of Three
- Crunchy and Tangy Bacon Coleslaw, Darcie’s Dishes
- Sugar Free Waldrof Slaw, Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
- Pickled Red Onions, My Table of Three
- Sweet and Sour Refrigerator Pickled Okra, Briana Thomas
- Bacon, Cheddar & Onion Deviled Eggs , My Table of Three
- Bacon Tomato Cucumber Salad, Simple Healthy Home
- Cauliflower Hummus, I Breath I’m Hungry
Portable & Crunchy Snacks for Munching
- Grain Free Granola, My Table of Three
- Low Carb Granola Toffee, My Table of Three
- 5 Different Flavor Kale Chips, A Home with Purpose
- Low Carb Granola, Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen
- Garlic Poppy Seed Crackers, My Table of Three
Easy to Pack Desserts
- Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies, My Table of Three
- Briana’s House Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies, Briana Thomas
- Magic Cookie Bars, Joy Filled Eats
- German Chocolate Brownies, Carolyn Ketchum (via Swerve Website)
- Chocolate Walnut Bars, My Table of Three
- Low Carb Raspberry Limeade, All Day I Dream About Food
- Sugar Free Pink Lemonade, Nana’s Little Kitchen
- Kiwi Lime Cooler, Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
*Some other cold cooler drink options would be Zevia Sodas, Bai Drinks, bottled water, unsweet or stevia sweetned tea.
Low Carb and THM “S” Bread Recipes for Sandwiches
- THM Queen’s Nuke Bread, video from the Authors of Trim Healthy Mama Books
- Low Carb Soul Bread, video from Cooking Keto with Kristie
- Briana’s Basic Bread, Briana Thomas
**Here are a few store bought options for lower carb bread would be Misson Low Carb Tortillas, Joseph Wraps or Pitas, Trim Healthy Mama Wonder Wraps (pg 205 of their cookbook).
Higher Carb and THM “E” Bread for Sandwiches
**Here are a few store bought options for higher carb and THM “E” bread would be: Ezekiel sprouted Breads, Angel Bake House Sprouted Breads, Joseph Wraps or Pitas, Trim Healthy Mama Wonder Wraps from their cookbook.
I hope you enjoy some of these tasty finds on our next picnic. I appreciate all of you guys for the support and for stopping and reading! For more sharing and fun come join me on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!
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- My Favorite Picnic Basket for Four, WalMart.com
- Organic/Deet Free Bug Sprays, IHerb
- Portable Salad To Go Container with Dressing Storage, WalMart.com