5 Top Avocado Dessert Recipes

Top 5 Avocado Desserts

5 Top Avocado Dessert Recipes

This week I wanted to feature one of my favorite fruits (yes it is a fruit!)… Avocados! 

We love avocados.

Avocados were actually Aidalyn’s first food. I picked it because it was a good source of healthy fats along with some carbs (very similar to the make-up of breastmilk).

Our bodies need fat.  Along with coconut oil and butter, avocado is a good source of healthy fats. 

Have your heard the great news? Eating Fat doesn’t make you fat (cue the choir singing “Hallelujah”). read more

10 Top Sugar Free Cookies

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ditch your sugar cravings

When I first started eating low carb, the first thing I started searching for was sugar free cookies that I could enjoy without breaking my healthy diet. Thankfully, with a few simple healthy swaps, you can enjoy cookies on any low carb and keto lifestyle plan. These are some of my favorite cookie recipes that I know you will love too!

the best sugar free cookies
the best sugar free cookies

10 Top Sugar Free Cookies


I love cookies. Going on a diet for health reasons or to lose weight is hard when you are tempted by your favorite unhealthy foods. Eating sugar free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy another dessert or really tasty treat. These sugar free cookie recipes will open your eyes to the wonderful world that sugar free baking can bring. read more

Healthy Chicken a la King

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Healthy Chicken a la King


I had a reader ask for a request recipe makeover: Chicken a la King. I felt up to the challenge to make this dish healthy. So I pulled out my Roshto Family Cookbook and found our family recipe. 

Chicken a la King Family recipe

It looked fairly simple overall. I did some digging online and looked at Food Network’s recipe and Allrecipes. Every Chicken a la King recipe I found was different.

The key ingredients seemed to be chicken, mushrooms, onions in a creamy seasoned sauce. Some recipes served with pasta while others served with biscuits.

First I needed to cook my chicken. I melted 2 tablespoons of butter in my pan and placed the raw chicken breast in the pan to cook. I cooked on each side for a few minutes to make sure it was cooked through. This took about 20 minutes total.

Chicken a la King Family recipe

While the chicken was cooking, I got my other ingredients together. I chopped my onion, mushrooms, and shredded my squash in my food processor (to eat along with the chicken a la king).

Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe



Once the chicken was cooked, I pulled it out of my skillet to chop. I added to the skillet my onion, bell peppers and mushrooms to saute. There was about a 1/2 cup of chicken broth and butter left in the pan. I also pulled out my spices: pepper, cayenne, salt, thyme, nutmeg, and parsley.


Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe

After all the vegetables were tender, I added in the cream cheese and spices.

Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe

To make the cream sauce, I decided to use cream cheese and some broth and butter that was still in the pan from the chicken and vegetables cooking. I used just a little glucomannan to help thicken the sauce, but it really is optional.

Here is my kitchen tip: Since with glucomannan you really need to sprinkle it over your dishes, I added mine into an empty stevia shaker. You could use any shaker that has small holes. this allows you to easily add glucomannan to your dishes in a controlled fashion (instead of one big blob).  If you are out of glucomannan, this is the one I use!

Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe


Once your sauce is ready, add your chicken back to the skillet and stir in.

Healthy Chicken a la King Family recipe

To make the cream sauce, I decided to use cream cheese and some broth and butter that was still in the pan from the chicken and vegetables cooking. I used just a little glucomannan to help thicken the sauce, but it really is optional.

I served this with shredded squash and broccoli. You could also make some biscuits to go along with the Chicken a la King.

Healthy chicken a la king

healthy chicken a la king


 We enjoyed the squash “noodles” and broccoli. What do you serve your Chicken a la King with?


This is linked up to Thank Goodness It’s Monday and a Mama’s Story  and a Modest Monday and Natural Living Mondays and Monday’s Musings and Homestead’s Barn Hop and In and Out of the Kitchen and Try a New Recipe Tuesdays and Trim Healthy Tuesdays  and Good Tips Tuesdays and Allergy Free Wednesdays  and Wellness Wednesdays  and Homemaking Link Up and  Lovely Ladies Link up  Welcome Home Wednesday and Wake Up Wednesdays and Fabulously Frugal Thursday and All things Thursday  and

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Gluten Free Cake Round Up

Gluten Free Cake Round Up

This past year, my husband and I discovered that we both were reacting to gluten in our food. Not so much of an allergy, but definitely an intolerance.

Did you know that up to 6-10% estimated people are celiacs read more

Gluten Free Bread for One

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Grain Free – Gluten Free Bread 

One Serving

This Grain Free Gluten Free Bread is so quick and easy for all the times you want to add a slice of bread to your meal or make an open faced sandwich. 

I got the idea from my  Trim Healthy Mama book for making bread in the microwave. I love Trim Healthy Mama. Check out my review here.  You don’t have to use the microwave, you can bake this in the oven too. Sometimes life gets busy and I forget to plan ahead… that’s when I really like having recipes like this that I can make in a hurry.  read more

Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich

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Grain Free – Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich

Your breakfasts just got happier with this Grain Free and Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich. Adam and I love breakfast… breakfast for dinner, breakfast for lunch… we love brunch too!

One thing we really love is eating bread with our eggs. Eggs are pretty simple to make, but the bread is sometimes complicated. This Grain Free Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich uses a quick bread recipe that you can make in your oven or microwave if you are in a hurry. This will be a great healthy alternative to your Egg McMuffin.

Aidalyn really loves this bread with her eggs too. My picky toddler is sometimes hard to cook for, but she loves bread and she loves eggs. This is a great healthy snack to fix for kids.

This Gluten Free and Grain Free Breakfast sandwich uses almond flour and coconut flour together to create a really great bread texture perfect for your scrambled eggs. Feel free to top yours with cheese and bacon too!

For Trim Healthy Mama’s this is a Satisfying breakfast.


Linked up to Real Food Fridays  and Healing with Food Fridays 

Top 12 Posts of January

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Top 12 Posts of January

I hope you have been enjoying 2014 as much as we have. In Richmond, we have had two snows already! This Louisiana girl can’t contain her excitement. We started off the new year with a challenge for 2014 to be the best year for your health in our New You New Years Series. In the series I covered several health topics each week for baby steps for slowing moving toward a healthier lifestyle.

Top Health Posts of January:

Glucomannan: The New Secret for Weight loss?

What your Poop is Telling You  10 Keys to Detox  

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Top Recipes of January:

Sugar free Calming Hot Chocolate   (FP)

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Mousse (FP)

Apple Oatmeal Cream Pies {Sugar Free, Low Fat, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free} (E)

Trim and Healthy Biscuits and Sausage Gravy {Grain Free, Gluten Free} (S)

Peanut Butter Crunch Chocolate Cake for One {Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free} (S)

Iced Chocolate Chip Cookie for One {Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free} read more

Low Carb Faux-tato Salad

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Low Carb Radish “Potato” Salad


I may have mentioned before that I am a Louisiana girl. With all this winter and cold, I had to pull out my huge soup pot to make a pot of gumbo. The way I like to eat gumbo is with potato salad and rice. I needed to transform this very high carby meal into a lower carb one. First I made rice using cauliflower. Next I made my gumbo with no roux making it low carb as well. 

I had done some research and found that radishes were pretty low carb and similar in texture to potatoes. I figured I would try to turn my potato salad into a Radish “Faux-tato” Salad. Adam and I both really loved it. Adam was very skeptical at first. I had mad potato salad using red potatoes before, and it looked very similar in color. Adam said that is exceeded his expectations.

Now in South Louisiana, the way to eat gumbo is to mix your rice, potato salad, and gumbo together in your bowl. The way I like it is to fix my bowl with the cauliflower rice and gumbo together and eat the potato salad along side. I’ll get a little of the radish low carb salad on my spoon then get a little gumbo to go with it. Yum. Takes me back home. I hope you enjoy our recipe! 

Click Here for the No Roux Gluten Free Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

low carb radish salad


Iced One Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Iced Chocolate Chip Cookie in 2 Minutes

Grain free – Sugar Free – Gluten Free

Iced One Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie {In 2 Minutes}… Miracles do happen.

I’m so glad I discovered this recipe. I really am in love with coconut flour. It is the perfect flour for making a grain free cookie. I also just started using cocoa nibs in baking. They are a wonderful substitute for filling my desire for chocolate chips. If you like dark chocolate, I think you will love these.

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? I think everyone gets that craving at night… but you don’t want to make a whole batch of cookies (and be tempted to eat them all – because none of us have ever done that *cough*).

This recipe is wonderful because it is sugar free, grain free, and gluten free. We are trying to be as gluten free as possible because we discovered last year that both Adam and I were reacting to gluten in our diets. We switched to baking with coconut and almond flour primarily and have really loved all the new recipes and options that are available.

I chose to make a chocolate icing for our cookie. It is totally optional, but we really loved it. You could also make it plain without the cocoa powder. Another option would be to mix a little cream cheese in with your Greek yogurt like in my King Cake in a Mug. 

If you are a Trim Healthy Mama this one serving chocolate chip cookie is going to be a satisfying treat because it is low sugar, but high in good fats.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

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 This post has been linked up to Trim Healthy Tuesdays at Gwen’s Nest.