Low Sugar Chocolate Protein Popcicles

If you have a picky kid in the house, you know that every meal becomes a struggle… you just want to get through one healthy meal or snack without a fight.

You are not alone, lol.

One of the things that we have tried to teach our daughter is to make sure you are getting protein & healthy fats everyday – and try to limit the sugar.

Thankfully, we have found healthy foods that tastes like chocolate!

Believe it or not – even vegetables can taste good to picky kid when they taste like chocolate. read more

Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Mushroom Casserole

crockpot creamy mushroom chicken casserole

 

Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Mushroom Casserole

 

This is a total comfort food post here… I made this dish trying to recreate a dish I used to make for my husband that used cream of soup yuckiness. I was so excited with how yummy and wonderful this casserole came out using real ingredients to make the sauce. It was so easy to make to, because you use your slow cooker to do all the work.

This Creamy Chicken Mushroom Casserole is fairly low carb. I used Joseph’s pita bread for the topping. If you need to be gluten free, I would use gluten free bread crumbs. read more

Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Dip 7

Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

 

I love mint chocolate chip anything. It is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. I was really wanting to create a dip that would go with my low carb Graham crackers that would be a good party food.

Who doesn’t love chocolate? 

Put chocolate in it, and I’m sold.

Cream cheese? Oh yes, please!

Mint… ah, so refreshing.

This dip is so yummy, no one will realize they are eating a low carb food.

Low Carb Mint Chocolate chip dip is sweetened with a combination of xylitol and stevia extract powder. If you don’t know where do buy these, you can pick them up on Amazon! read more

Low Carb Cheese Stuffed Muffins

Low Carb Cheese stuffed muffins

Low Carb Cheese Stuffed “Cornbread” Muffins

 

When I’m eating soup, I want some sort of bread to go along with it. I love a piece of grain free cornbread to sop up all the flavors. This is a really fun Grain free and low carb muffin because it is stuffed with cheese.

This low carb cheese stuffed muffin goes really well with Tomato soup. When I think of tomato soup, I immediately think of a grilled cheese sandwich. This is an easy grain free substitution to go along with your soup.

My daughter loves cheese sticks. She thought it was such a fun baking trick to cut the mozzarella into one inch pieces and stick them in the muffin batter. read more

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Mousse

Glucomannan dessert

Hot Chocolate Mousse

{Sugar Free, Dairy Free Option, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat}

 

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Mousse is the perfect sugar free treat that you won’t have any guilt over not sharing. It is light and airy. This is also gluten free with a dairy free option.

This Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Mousse is made with almond milk and glucomannan as its thickening agent. Together with flavors of chocolate and vanilla blend into the perfect dessert or snack.

I topped mine with cacao nibs because I’m kind of obsessed with them right now. If you like dark chocolate, you need to check them out. They can be eaten raw, but we are enjoying them sprinkled on desserts and oatmeal for a special touch. read more

Do We need Milk?

Adapted from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/118970265/

Adapted from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/118970265/

Do We need Milk? 

I have an issue with Cow’s milk…. an intolerance that is.

Deutsch: Ein Glas Milch English: A glass of mi...

Deutsch: Ein Glas Milch English: A glass of milk Français : Un verre de lait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you know that it is estimated that up to 75% of the world’s population shows an intolerance to lactose.

I honestly didn’t know that I was lactose intolerance until I started getting treatment from a naturopath. 

We are born with the right digestive enzymes (lactase) to breakdown lactose from breastmilk. As we grow older, our body knows that we shouldn’t be drinking breastmilk anymore and stops making the enzymes to break down lactose. read more