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Easy Low Carb Avocado Dip

Easy Low Carb Avocado Dip

If you’re looking for snack ideas for a low carb diet sometimes it can feel like quick and easy options are limited. One of the go-to snacks in our house is pork rinds, but let’s be honest, that gets so incredibly boring. I always get burnt out on pork skins pretty quickly.

That’s where the dip comes in: having a wonderful, creamy dip really ups the ante. This flavorful concoction contains both avocado and sour cream, packing quite the punch in terms of fat content. This amount is for 2-4 people, but can easily be multiplied for larger groups.

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Spices: I used 1 tbsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp chili powder or cayenne , 1/4 tsp oregano, a pinch of salt, a dash of black pepper, and a dash of cumin.

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl mash avocado and lime juice with a fork.

2. Add spices and mix.

3. Add sour cream and mix until well combined.

See? Quick and easy!

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups

When you cut down on sugar, it can be hard to give up the classic candies and snacks. Suddenly the convenience of grabbing a Snickers or bag of chips just isn’t appealing.

Luckily, making your own peanut butter cups is simple and fun!

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups

Author Kristy

Ingredients

Chocolate

  • 1/2 cup butter You can sub butter for coconut oil or vice versa, but the coconut oil will be a little softer and melt faster than butter.
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil https://amzn.to/2JCDZCR
  • 2-4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 20-30 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch cream of tartar

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter no sugar added
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 10-15 drops liquid stevia

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe bowl combine butter and coconut oil. Microwave until melted. 

    Transfer to blender. Add cocoa powder, salt, liquid stevia, vanilla, and heavy cream and blend for a few seconds to incorporate ingredients. You should have a nice brown liquid. 

    Chocolate taste test time! If you don’t like it, tweak it to your liking.

  2. Line your muffin tin with the paper liners. Spoon a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of each paper and place in the fridge to set. Set the rest of the chocolate to the side.

  3. While the chocolate is setting we’re going to make the peanut butter filling. Rinse the blender out or wipe it out with a paper towel.

    In the blender, combine peanut butter, cream, and stevia. You can do this by hand with a fork as well, but the cream may not really become whipped. It will still taste wonderful.

    Do a peanut butter taste test. Adjust it to your tastes if you need to.

  4. Remove the chocolate from the fridge. It’s okay if it’s not completely set and is still slightly soft, but it should not be liquid. Using a spoon, scoop globs of peanut butter into the cups on top of the chocolate. Smooth out until flat. Repeat for all 12 of your cups.

    Pour remaining chocolate over the peanut butter. Place in fridge for 1-2 hours.

  5. Remove from paper and enjoy! Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, although around here they rarely last that long.

Originally written as an Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Sugar-Free-Peanut-Butter-Cups

Chocolate Almond Bites (grain free, gluten free, keto)

Chocolate Almond Bites (grain free, gluten free, keto)

Hey, folks! I’ve been keeping healthy gummies and chocolates in stock for when the kids need a quick snack, but yesterday we ran out of our homemade peanut butter cups (recipe coming soon). I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with making a solid milk chocolate, so this was a lot of fun!

Chocolate Almond Bites (grain free, keto)

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Kristy

Ingredients

  • 2-4 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup Salted butter 1 stick
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut oil
  • 1/4 Cup Erythritol
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon For extra flavor
  • 1 Tsp Moringa greens powder or collagen powder Optional, I just like packing it in for the kids
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Almonds Whole or crushed
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. With a mortar and pestle or rolling pin, crush the almonds into a coarse consistency.

  2. In a microwave safe bowl combine butter and coconut oil. Microwave for 15-30 seconds. If butter and oil are soft already you can skip this. We don't want melted, only softened, so watch it closely.

  3. Mash the two together with a fork. 

  4. Add cream and vanilla and mix.

  5. Add cocoa powder, greens powder, and erythritol. Stir the dry ingredientd in well. You should have a pretty, milk chocolate with a mousse-like consistency.

  6. For setting the chocolate, either line a container with parchment paper or use plastic or silicone, something that you can pop the chocolate out of easily. Mix the almonds into your chocolate or spread them on top afterwards.

  7. Using a spatula or spoon, spread the mixture evenly in your container or mold. Place in the fridge to set for 4-6 hours.

  8. Remove from refrigerator. Pull parchment paper out and, with a sharp knife, slice into squares.

  9. Store in refeigerator for up to a week.

strawberry super smoothie (dairy optional, gluten and grain free)

strawberry super smoothie (dairy optional, gluten and grain free)

I’ll tell you the truth: when I get really busy and it’s hard to write, recipes and crafts are the quickest, easiest thing to do. I’m having a hard time squeezing everything I need to do into one day right now, but I figured it’s worth it to take ten minutes to write this up.

I finally got myself to stop eating dairy again, hooray! I’m looking forward to seeing how it affects my digestion, energy levels, and maybe even weight–fingers crossed. My kids, however, are still allowed to eat dairy. I do feel like Karissa does better without it, and she was extremely intolerant when she was a baby, but if I’m being honest with myself it’s one of the more delicious food groups and it’s harder to find kiddo-friendly snacks when you don’t include fruit on a regular basis or most processed foods.

This is a fun smoothie that the girls approve of and is packed full of nutrients for small, developing bodies! The recipe calls for dairy, but it’s really optional. It’s very versatile–you could replace the kefir and cream with coconut milk (which I have) and it’s just as good.

strawberry super smoothie (dairy optional, gluten and grain free)


Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Kristy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp moringa greens and protein powder
  • 1 tsp collagen hydrolysate powder
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries any berries are good
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened kefir or coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream omit for dairy free
  • 1/4 cup spring mix/salad greens
  • 1/4 cup water or almond milk
  • 1 squirt stevia occasionally I use banana instead

Instructions

  1. Add chia seeds to blender/bullet and blend into a powder.

  2. Combine everything else in blender and blend until smooth. You can add more almond milk or water if you want it to be thinner. I have to do this so that the kids can drink it through a straw.

  3. Pour into cups and serve.