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Taco bake and green beans with bacon

29 Nov

Taco meat topped with retried beans and covered in cheese, baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, with a side of guacamole. Green beans, bacon, and chopped onions with fresh pepper, in a pressure cooker for 5 mins. Dinner!

Um. For two sleevers maybe. I couldn’t finish it. But very yummy!

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Low carb cheese criso

10 Sep

Why oh why did I wait so long to try this no carb chip?! Sprinkle 1/4 c cheese on a small paper plate and microwave for 1 min. Let it cool and crisp up for 30-45 seconds and once it is crisp, enjoy your yummy, no carb snack with 110 calories, 6 gm fat and 7 gms of proteinIMG_2015-3.JPG

No carb cheese crisps

10 Sep

Why oh why did I wait so long to try this no carb chip?! Sprinkle 1/4 c cheese on a small paper plate and microwave for 1 min. Let it cool and crisp up for 30-45 seconds and once it is crisp, enjoy your yummy, no carb snack with 110 calories, 6 gm fat and 7 gms of protein. IMG_2015.JPG

No carb Cheese crisps

10 Sep

Why oh why did I wait so long to try this no carb chip?! Sprinkle 1/4 c cheese on a small paper plate and microwave for 1 min. Let it cool and crisp up for 30-45 seconds and once it is crisp, enjoy your yummy, no carb snack with 110 calories, 6 gm fat and 7 gms of protein. IMG_2015.JPG

Cheese Crisp

10 Sep

Why oh why did I wait so long to try this no carb chip?! Sprinkle 1/4 c cheese on a small paper plate and microwave for 1 min. Let it cool and crisp up for 30-45 seconds and once it is crisp, enjoy your yummy, no carb snack with 110 calories, 6 gm fat and 7 gms of protein. IMG_2015.JPG

Meal Ideas: Sweet pepper poppers & Bacon-wrapped Chicken

7 Apr

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Finding a way to cook meat and veggies in one fell swoop makes my (lazy cook’s) heart happy. This dinner also doesn’t really need a recipe. Just slap things together and put them in the oven. That’s what I did anyway.

In this version, I used the jalapeno cream cheese poppers I posted earlier with one delicious difference. I used a bag of mini sweet peppers. I see them all the time in the grocery store, they look so delicious, and they actually tasted very good in this dish.

Do NOT be intimidated by this “recipe” below. Basically you stuff some cream cheese into peppers, wrap with bacon. You season some chicken, wrap with bacon. You cook for 15 mins. Done.

 

It’s hard for me to estimate how much this makes in the way of servings because we can’t eat much chicken. Our sleeve doesn’t like chicken. I’d say this whole thing could be 4 servings for sleevers with 4 oz chicken and 2 filled poppers each.

For the Poppers

Ingredients

  • 8 sweet mini peppers
  • 4 tbs cream cheese
  • 4 strips uncooked bacon cut into half

Method

  1. Cut open your sweet peppers and halve them lengthwise. Fill with cream cheese. I used jalapeno cream cheese, sour cream and onion cream cheese and plain cream cheese. It was all good.
  2. Take a bacon half strip, and gently stretch it. Not only does this make a half strip go further, it also softens it a bit and makes it easier to wrap around the pepper.
  3. Place wrapped pepper on a foil-lined baking pan.

For the Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 2 seasoning mixes of your choice. I used grill mates sweet and smoky rub, and a different bbq rub. You could also use cajun seasoning, italian seasoning, seasoned salt, etc.
  • 6-8 strips uncooked bacon cut into half (I used up an entire pack of bacon between the two dishes)

Method

  1. Divide your chicken in half and put each into a ziplock bag.
  2. Shake each of your seasonings into the two bags. This way you can have one lb of chicken but two different tastes. Important for sleevers who can’t each too much and get sick of the leftovers. Zip the bag shut and knead and mix well until the tenders are wrapped with the seasoning. Note how I gave you a wonderful way to season chicken without actually touching it. Eww.
  3. Take a bacon half strip, and gently stretch it. Not only does this make a half strip go further, it also softens it a bit and makes it easier to wrap around the chicken tender.
  4. Place wrapped chicken on the same foil-lined baking pan.

 

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Ready to Cook

  • Move oven rack to highest position and heat broiler to high.
  • Place your baking pan with the poppers and chicken on it.
  • Cook for 15 minutes until the tenders are done. Really, it only takes 15 minutes because those tenders are so thin.

That’s it. Enjoy!

 

Low Carb High Protein Lasagna

5 Apr

 

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Is it lasagna if it doesn’t have noodles in it? I am going to say yes. I had thought of using zucchini or eggplant in this but then, truth be told, I just couldn’t be bothered. I’m sure it would taste fabulous with them.

Makes 4 generous sleever servings, probably 6

Ingredients

  • For Meat Layer

    • 1/2 tsp olive oil
    • 1/8 cup diced celery
    • 1/8 cup diced red onion
    • 1/2 pounds ground beef
    • 1 cup marinara sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • For Cheese Layer (Mix all ingredients together in a bowl)

    • 4 oz ricotta cheese
    • 1/2 cup shredded 2% mozzarella cheese
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/16 teaspoon black pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the celery, onion & ground beef and cook until meat is no longer pink. 
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients of the meat layer and let it cook on a gentle heat. Pour into a small pie pan.
  4. Meanwhile, mix up your cheese layer (saving half your mozzarella cheese) and spread it gently over the top of the meat mixture. 
  5. Cover the top with the remaining  mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the top starts to become golden and bubbly.
  7.  Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing (the lasagna will hold together better).

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