Ty has a Jumbo Tron TV in our condos fairly small living room and doesn't like going to other peoples homes for the game because they won't let him hold the remote control.
We all receive invitations to holiday mixers and gatherings and it is always a nice idea to walk into the door holding a dish of something to share with the revelers. I make it a point to take food that I am able to eat, BUT that tastes great so others can enjoy as well.
Guaranteed to be the first dish to empty at your party or holiday gathering. These delicious hors d'oeuvres will fill you up and keep you full for hours. WIN WIN WIN!
An excellent sugar free, bariatric friendly, holiday party nibble. Serve with Famous Chocolate Wafers or Chocolate Pizzelles or Murray Sugar Free Butter Cookies. This easy dessert nails it for your holiday office party!
Bake these as small puffy powdered ‘sugar’ dusted rounds, or as traditional gingerbread men… either way these are a winner.
These sugar free cookies are excellent with a mug of YUM No Sugar Added Hot Chocolate on a chilly evening with your family! These cookies are not a calorie free food but they are an excellent holiday cookie to share with friends and loved ones.
I have a small 1 tablespoon 'ice cream' scoop that makes perfectly portioned cookies for this recipe. Nothing beats the wholesomeness of a homemade, four ingredient recipe.
These cookies taste so good that I have no desire to eat anything with real sugar on our family holiday table. Food this good is a pleasure and not a punishment or compromise. I live and love this lifestyle and so will you!
I have a bag of Pecan Meal in my freezer procured on a trip to a Pecan Grove in Georgia last fall that feature a touch of Southern Pecan goodness. You can choose any flavor of Jam you would like, I had half a jar of Smuckers Sugar Free Strawberry! So I made Strawberry Jam Bars in my kitchen.
When we were getting ready to trim our own Christmas Palm tree, I decided that we needed some warm Christmas bar cookies to nibble with a mug of warm Inspire Dutch Chocolate Cake protein fixed as hot cocoa. Sure it was 75 degrees here in Florida, but holiday spirit isn’t about the temperature.
These melt in your mouth!
This cake is moist and absolutely delicious – especially when you top it with some warm applesauce and whipped cream. This dessert gets my vote for top dessert to serve on your holiday table! It makes a small cake to cut into 9 squares - take this to your family gathering and watch it disappear.
It's not fun to arrive at a party or gathering to discover there isn't any bariatric friendly food for you to eat. It's hard enough staying away from Cape Cod Potato Chips, Frozen Deep Fried Convenience Food trays, Little Sandwiches, Party Sub Ring, Chicken Wing Platters, Sushi Roll trays OR ENTIRE TABLES OF COOKIES AND DESSERTS... but when you don't have a choice, you have effectively succeeded in sabotaging yourself.
This is a more flavorful lighter version of the hot dip on many menus. Mine is heavy on the artichoke and parmesan, contains ZERO cream cheese, yet tastes fantastic. All the flavors and creaminess of the original but without the five pound weight gain!
This is such a simple dish to take to a party or to serve at home. It takes ten minutes to put together, and when served at a party with crackers, sliced mini bell peppers, cucumber rounds, or even thinly sliced apples it is both satisfying and delicious.
Something about a Cherry Cheesecake screams Merry Christmas to me! I make this for our holiday dinner every year.
Everyone loves dip and gets excited when they see a big bowl of it on the party table. This is a healthy recipe that only tastes wicked.
Fast and tasty! I love Asian flavors and these little meatballs taste like dim sum dumplings or pot-stickers.
Amazing flavor - a perfect sugar free cocktail using ingredients most restaurant bars have on hand. Cin cin!
This tastes EXACTLY like the supermarket kind and takes 2 minutes. Make sure you buy a whole nutmeg to grate into and on top of this as that is the key to the flavor. There are packets of walnut looking whole nutmeg for .99 cents, Badia brand... in the spice section. Felix Navidad.
In this recipe pureed watermelon is added to the water! Once you try it, you will be excited to try these no sugar added ‘Aguas’ with strawberries and cantaloupe too.
I love an occasional margarita but store bought mixer has a ton of sugar in it. Bottled sugar free margarita mix sucks - blech! I used to live in Mexico and once you have had a handmade 'real' margarita made with fresh lime, nothing else will do.
Once you make this, you won't be able to eat the grocery store stuff from a shelf-stable bottle ever again. This is the ultimate Blue Cheese Dressing/Dip and it's actually GOOD for you. Greek yogurt is the key!
There are fresh wonderful choices that tickle the taste buds now that we no longer inhale our food in front of a TV or from the styrofoam container. Make your new choices from protein and healthy carbs. Be happy about the great food you CAN have... don't be sad about not eating bad choice foods.
One Perfect Bite! These are soooo good.
When you want the CRUNCH without the carbs.
A really nice holiday drink that makes everyone feel as if they are part of the festivities... bariatric and diabetics can be left out of all the 'sugared' goodies, but this warm drink is calming, soothing, and really delicious.
These taste really really good and are assembled in minutes. Perfect party food and totally bariatric friendly. :)
The middle is California Roll Shrimp Bites and the dish on the left is Ham & Swiss bites with Honey Mustard.
Next time you've got a gathering of friends break out a pretty bowl of Crunchers Party Mix to nibble and enjoy enjoy enjoy knowing you aren't cheating, you are participating! Guests will love it too. Mmmmm, salty, sweet, a touch of spice, nuts... perfect!
These take minutes to wrap and once you have tried them, you’ll be able to make a pan of these before a Party in 15 minutes. They are delicious with cocktail or barbecue sauce or plain.
Make these and serve hot at your next party. YUM YUM!
The trick is to find the unsweetened coconut in your supermarket - it is often labeled as ‘dessicated’ or dried. Check the label and make sure sugar is not listed as an Ingredient. Mmmm, I love coconut!
Stuffed Mushrooms are one of the BEST party appetizers out there...but I make the best. Here is the big secret you need!
Quick and easy to whip up for a special summer brunch with friends and family.
The classic chicken wing is even more delicious when roasted until crispy and browned
A refreshing summer cocktail to serve on your patio - have a fun BBQ with good friends or family!
Survey says PLANNING is how post ops remain at goal. They don't eat chips and dip during the football game just because they have a craving or have lost all their weight... they happily live with the changes that got them to goal for life.
Everyone Loves Ranch Dip! In less than a minute you can transform plain yogurt into a delicious dip that EVERYONE will love! It's GUILT FREE. Scoop it up.
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