Sunday, March 18, 2018

Peanut Butter Eggs

     Is there anything that screams Easter more than a Chocolate covered anything...especially in Egg form.  My Peanut Butter Eggs can't be beat, if you like the idea of melt in your mouth, this girl has you covered...and did I mention these are sugar free!? ...if not, I should have!  Each of these 8 Eggs are only 120 calories, 4.5g net carbs, 10g protein and 7g fat.  Make your celebration perfect this year, this one is not to be missed!

Ingredients for 8 Eggs~
1.5 cups Better Body Foods PB Fit (my FAVE PB Powder, plain or chocolate)
1/2 cup Water
6oz Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Bar (sub with Chips)
1.5 teaspoons Coconut Oil

     Mix Peanut Butter Powder and Water til thoroughly combined, divide into 8 equal 1.1oz portions and form into Egg shape, store in fridge to chill.  Meanwhile, add Chocolate and Oil in microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds and stir til completely melted, smooth and combined, repeat if necessary.  Drop each chilled Egg in Chocolate and remove with fork to rest on wire rack, repeat with remaining Eggs.  Scrape remaining Chocolate in baggie, snip corner and drizzle over Eggs.  Chill in fridge til set, or rest on counter til dry.  Enjoy  :)

Bunny Paws

     Want a fun little craft project for your kids...oh who am I kidding, for yourself!  These Bunny Paw cookies are not only a joy to make, but proof the Easter Bunny has been to visit.  Even better news, each of these feet are only 138 calories, 4g net carbs, 4g protein, and 11g fat.  Hop yourself to the kitchen and get cookin'.

Ingredients for 10 Feet~
3/4 cup Oats
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
2 jumbo Eggs
1/3 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
Dash Lite Salt
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2 teaspoons softened Butter
2 Tablespoons (1oz) reduced fat Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup Swerve Confectioners Erythritol
1-2 teaspoons 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
Pink Food Coloring, to desired color

     Add Oats to Magic Bullet or blender and grind to powder, add to mixing bowl along with remaining first set of ingredients, stir til thoroughly combined.  Divide dough into 10 equal portions, you will need your food scale for this (weigh dough weight and divide by 10).  Divide each of the 10 portions in half, make one large ball with half of dough and 3 small balls with other half of dough.  Lay the larger ball on Silpat lined cookie sheet and press down slightly, rest the three smaller balls next to one another around edge of larger ball.  Repeat process with remaining dough.  Bake at 375 for 10 minutes, remove from oven and use the back of 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon to press small well in each of the toes and use back of the teaspoon to press a small well in middle of paw.  Meanwhile, mix second set of ingredients til smooth, add to baggie, snip corner and fill in well's on each of the toes and paws.  Enjoy  :)

Granola Easter Eggs

     This might have been the most fun I have ever had playing in the kitchen.  So simple, so cute, so delicious.  I was consumed with Bunny fever, and you will be too before this project is over.  First key is finding the large Bunny Easter Egg shapes, ...of course, any Easter Egg will do...the big Bunny Shapes just add to the celebration.  Then wake up and crack your Egg in the morning for breakfast, ...snack or dessert!  Each of these 5, 1.5 cup servings are only 203 calories, 22g net carbs, 10g protein and 7g fat.  Be prepared for adorable overload!

Ingredients for 5 servings~
2 cups Oats
1/2 cup Better Body Foods PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder
1/2 cup 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
1/2 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
1/4 cup Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla

     Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl til well combined, spray inside of Easter Eggs with cooking spray, wipe excess with paper towel.  Divide mixture into 1.5 cup servings and press into large Egg shape halves and snap together.  Store in fridge.  Open in the morning for breakfast, or consume for a healthy snack or dessert.  Enjoy  :)

Bunny Tails

     Peter Cotton Tail is a very prepared bunny, he has a closet of back ups so he's well covered hopping down the Bunny Trail!  As we know preparation is the key for success, we can learn a lot from Peter.  Each of these 8 Bunny Tails are only 35 calories, .8g net carbs, 2.7g protein and 2g fat.  These are so macro friendly, you can enjoy the entire thing for only 277 calories, 6.8g net carbs, 21g protein and 15g fat.  Hippidy Hoppity Easter's on its way!  :)

Ingredients for 8 Bunny Tails~
1 Tablespoons Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
1/4 teaspoon Coconut Oil
1 Quest Coconut Cashew Protein Bar, divided into 8 equal parts (sub with any Quest Bar)
1.5 Tablespoons reduced fat Coconut Shreds

     Add Chips and Coconut Oil to microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds, stir til smooth. Repeat if necessary.  Divide Quest Bar into 8 equal parts, roll into balls and dip in melted Chocolate.  Add Coconut to bowl and drop wet Chocolate covered balls in Coconut Shreds and roll around til covered, remove with fork and rest on wire rack til dry, or put in fridge to dry.  Enjoy  :)

Carrot Cake Cookies

     They say if you want better eye sight eat more carrots...I say, they just taste good so give em to me!  Then, turn them into Carrot Cake Cookies and you have a real winner on your hands.  Each of these 24 beauties are only 74 calories, 3.6g net carbs, 5.5g protein, and 9.5g fat.  You mother says you need to eat your vegetables, I say eat more cookies!  :)

Ingredients for 24 Cookies~
1 cup/3oz grated Carrots
1/2 cup unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded Coconut
1/2 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
1 cup Oats
2 jumbo Eggs
6 scoops Vital Protein Collagen Peptides
2 Tablespoons Raisins
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Ginger
Dash Cloves
Dash Vanilla
Dash Lite Salt
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2 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
2oz/1/4 cup reduced fat Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
4 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
1 cup Swerve Confectioners Erythritol
2 Tablespoons 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
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24 Walnuts, crumbled (option to keep whole and add one nut to each cookie)

     Mix first set of ingredients til well combined, scoop batter by level Tablespoons and lay on Silpat lined cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.  Meanwhile add second set of ingredients to mixing bowl and beat til fluffy, will produce 1.5 cups.  Frost each cooled cookie with 1 Tablespoon frosting.  Add one Walnut to each cookie, or crumble the Walnuts and sprinkle on top.  Enjoy  :)

Easter Chics

 Where would all the brides, graduates, birthday parties and Holidays be today with out Pinterest!? Many years ago I was surfing around and came across these little Chickadee's, I changed a few things to make them healthier, without loosing any of the celebration!  Feel free to decorate them anyway you please, I chose to use pecans for the feet, an almond for the beak, mini chips for the eyes and red string licorice for the top feathers ... then I ate all the left overs...  :/   Have fun with it and let me know what creative ideas you come up with!  Each of the 10 Chics are only 90 calories, 4.3g net carbs, 1.2g protein and 7.2g fat.  Happy Easter  ;)

Ingredients for 10 Chics~
1 cup shredded, reduced fat unsweetened coconut (I use Let's Do Organic)
1 Tablespoon Coconut Flour (can sub with regular Flour)
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons lite canned coconut milk (sub with regular)
2 Tablespoons Agave or Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
Dash vanilla
Scant dash of light salt
20 Pecans
10 Almonds
20 Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
Red String Licorice

     Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl and microwave for 3 minutes or until firm enough to scoop out in ball shapes.  Lay out 20 Pecans for feet on Silpat lined cookie sheet, then scoop 10 equal balls, rest each ball on top of 2 Pecan feet, stick a Almond in middle of face for beak, add 2 Chips for eyes and bake at 360 degrees for 14-16 minutes.  Remove and add pieces of Licorice for feathers.  Enjoy  ;)

Deviled Bunny Prints

     What do you get when you cross a Chicken and the Easter Bunny...Deviled Bunny Prints of course, duh!  These little treasures are so easy and so fun, and a great project to do with your kids.  Serve these on Easter morning for breakfast or for a "eggsciting" appetizer before dinner.  The glorious thing about these are, not only are they delicious, but contain no extra calories.  I use the jumbo sized Egg, which is 90 calories, zero carbs, 8g protein and 6g fat.  Elbows may not be allowed on the table, but Deviled Bunny Prints are highly encouraged!  :)  PS... check out my recipe for the perfect boiled Egg!

Jumbo Eggs (as many as desired)
Waldens Farms Mayo
Food Coloring, desired color

     Add Egg to saucepan, cover with water, set on burner with high heat til boiling, add lid, turn off heat (do not remove pan from burner), set timer for 15 minutes, when time is up remove from burner, rinse with cold water, peel, cut in half lengthwise, remove yolk into bowl, add a small amount of Mayo to wet (make sure not to get to much or it will be runny, err on the drier side), add coloring and stir til thoroughly combined.  Add mixture to baggie, snip corner and CAREFULLY pipe into well of Egg.  Be cautious not to touch rim as die will seep into White of Egg.  Afterward, pipe 3 Bunny toes.  Repeat with remaining Eggs.  Enjoy  :)