Easy Low Carb Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Easy Low Carb Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Weight loss is hard. I’ve struggled with it a lot. It’s very hard to find the balance between indulgence and discipline. It can be tricky to remain eating healthy. It takes a change in your life style to make it happen. Last year, I counted calories for a period of time, so I could control what I was eating better. And I was shocked to see how easy it is to pack in the calories. I realized sometimes I was easily eating 3000 or more calories in one day! Specially since I bake so much. Counting calories was a learning experience. It forced me to look for substitute ingredients in my recipes that would provide me with delicious food that wasn’t as caloric. It actually went beyond that, it made me understand how certain ingredients affect a recipe. For example, I found out I could use apple sauce or bananas for a good egg substitute in baking, because they act as binders. AND they add flavor as well! When you are counting calories, you pay attention to everything you eat, because you are trying to get the best out of every single ingredient. That’s when I came up with a bunch of low calorie recipes, and this low calorie jalapeño poppers recipe was one of them. I LOVE jalapeño poppers more than life itself. Everything about it is just right! And, trust me, sometimes I am just going to have a breaded and fried jalapeño popper, as it should be. But that will be my indulgence. And since the number of times I want to eat a jalapeño popper...
Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

These almond chocolate chip cookies are so good you’ll eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Oh, and did I mention you won’t feel guilty because they are full of wholesome ingredients! Win! So I typically try to eat little to no grains, refined sugar, and diary (I LOVE dairy, but it doesn’t love me). Some people call it eating paleo; I just call it how I eat! It’s how I eat if I want to feel my best and I definitely always want to feel my best! Whether it’s lifting weights or washing dishes, I want to have energy abundant and in order for that to happen I know I have to fuel myself with delicious, wholesome foods. So when I first made these cookies I was so excited that the ingredients came together so beautifully and how delicious they turned out. Not only are they paleo, they are egg allergy friendly too! The ingredients include coconut flour, almond butter (yum!), honey and almonds. Super good and super good for you! Not only are they paleo, they are egg allergy friendly too! The ingredients include coconut flour, almond butter (yum!), honey and almonds. Super good and super good for you! I’ve eaten these as a dessert, but I have also grabbed one in the morning to enjoy with my tea. They have protein and fiber and a little sweetness, oh and chocolate! Who doesn’t love chocolate! (I guess those who are allergic, which is just super sad…) They also kind of remind me of the peanut butter cookies I had when I was younger, which is a bonus! I hope you...
Eggless Muffins

Eggless Muffins

Muffins! Do I have your attention, now? Yes, muffins got your attention! Because they are super delicious! One of men’s best creations. Muffins are best friends with coffee and pretty much the reason why I even bother getting out of bed some days. Here’s my proposal, do an experiment, make a batch of muffins and bring to work, or right before your spouse comes home. See how much love you are going to get for bringing muffins into people’s lives. I’ve been doing it for years. I am not ashamed of getting people’s affections through baked goods, specially muffins, since that’s the hot topic. Muffins are mini joy cakes. They are supposed to be fluffy and sweet, but not overly sweet. They are usually accompanying a cup of tea or coffee, or if you are my husband, milk. Loved by most, desired by all. Nobody has ever said no to a fresh baked muffin standing right in front of them.   Even your friends with egg allergies or on a diet. They can totally be a part of the love-sharing with these eggless, sugar free muffins. So my advice to you is to go ahead and bake some of these whole wheat muffins today! Or tomorrow! Fill your house with the smell of love and baked goods! It will be worth the 15 minutes you’ve spent making these! Seriously, only 15 minutes. Could be 10 minutes. This recipe calls for applesauce. If you use store-bought applesauce, it will be 10 minutes to put this together. I make my applesauce from scratch because it’s so dang easy and delicious. I...
Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies, basically the best M&M cookie recipe there is. Trust me. Is there anything better than a classic chocolate chip cookie? Warm, ooey, gooey and oh-so-tempting right out of your own kitchen? You might think there isn’t anything better, but you would be wrong. There is nothing better… until you have tried THIS RECIPE. 😉 Our classic cookie base is kicked up a notch with the addition of peanut butter. Now, I know what you’re thinking, these will be overwhelmingly peanut butter-y. But they aren’t! The peanut butter in this cookie batter is light and subtle and just gives it that extra oomph. Plus, with that peanut butter addition to this M&M cookie recipe makes these cookies not over sweet. I know! A cookie with M&M’s and chocolate chips not being overly sweet? It just works. A touch of that salty peanut butter is divine in these cookies! Some of my best childhood memories revolve around a kitchen. I think a lot of people grow up with a sweet spot in their heart for home baked cookies like these! This m&m cookies recipe from scratch will brighten up anyone’s day and it’s the perfect recipe to get your little ones helping out in the kitchen! Believe me, they will take this memory with them throughout their whole life. So, get those kiddos involved and bake up a batch! I think the perfect job for your little one is to add the additional M&Ms and chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies right before baking to make them extra pretty, I know they love to decorate!...
Rhubarb Tart

Rhubarb Tart

Rhubarb Tart, a beautiful, ombre tart that is slightly sweet, slightly tart but oh so decadent! Hmmmm, is there anything better than a little afternoon treat with a warm coffee? I think not! This tends to be one of my favorite times of the day. I always take a break in the afternoon to just reflect on the day, get organized and reset. This rhubarb tart recipe has been my little sweet treat on more than one occasion! You could really call this an almond tart or macadamia tart because those are two prominent ingredients! The rhubarb is similar to a granny smith apple, tart and slightly sweet. The filling is sweetened with honey and a touch of vanilla really sets it off. I’d like to say this rhubarb tart recipe is kind of like a chewy cookie bar! The filling is slightly custardy, rich, and decadent from those macadamia nuts, yum!! I really like to arrange my rhubarb slices so it looks like a beautiful ombre rainbow! Talk about a show-stopper! I truly hope you make this tart! It is so delicious and I know you will impress lots of friends with this one! For even more yummy recipes please visit my blog, This Silly Girl’s Kitchen! See you there! Print Rhubarb tart Ingredients 90 grams of macadamia nuts about 1 Cup 2 tablespoons almond flour Pinch of salt 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted 6 tablespoons of honey 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ pound rhubarb Instructions Before making the tart, you need to pre-bake your crust in a 9-inch tart pan. I suggest using this one from...
Gluten Free Granola Bars

Gluten Free Granola Bars

Gluten Free Granola Bars, loaded with oats, dried fruit, and walnuts with a touch of natural sweetness! Hi, Friends! Today’s recipe for granola bars is quick, delicious, and back-to-school friendly! Who doesn’t love a granola bar? This version is gluten free, loaded with dried cranberries and apricots. A touch of sweetness from honey or maple syrup, your choice! And, a slight crunch from chopped walnuts. These are sure to be your kids go-to after school snack! This recipe for apricot bars calls for oat flour. To make it, all you need to do is place your oats in a food processor and process until extremely fine, it will look just like flour! Print Gluten Free Granola Bars Prep Time 10 minutes Servings 12 bars Ingredients 2 3/4 cup rolled oats divided ½ cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup dried apricots small chop ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 tsp cinnamon 1 pinch salt 1 banana mashed 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted ¼ cup almond butter 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Instructions Line a 9x9 baking sheet or baking dish with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside. Place 1 1/4 cup of the rolled oats into a food processor. Process until fine and resembles flour. Place into a large bowl. Mix the rolled oats, shredded coconut, cinnamon, salt, dried fruit, and walnuts in the bowl with the oat flour. In another bowl, mix the mashed banana, coconut oil, almond butter, honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until combined. Press this mixture into the bottom...

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