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!
Easy, tasty, no oven, no added sugar. Boom.
If you've been struggling with Regain consider that it's going to take more than just a bag of protein and a cute pair of leggings for the gym to get you back to goal. Your attitude is actually your greatest weapon against Regain and in this episode we talk about how to change it.
Since it is Christmas I get a little fancy pants with the menu but I do keep it within the bounds for low carb and high protein. It takes a long time to get over the urge to make every dish as high calorie as possible 'because its Christmas'. I think I have arrived at that place after twenty years post op, a horrific regain and fresh second round weight loss.
YES! Our Desserts Have Some Flour. There is a bit of Bread in the Stuffing too. Here's Why it is Going to Help You.
Many of our amazing dessert recipes include flour plus artificial sugars and baking blends like Splenda and Truvia. The reason these recipes exist is because we can not live in a vacuum after weight loss surgery.
Something about a Cherry Cheesecake screams Merry Christmas to me! I make this for our holiday dinner every year.
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Popovers are crisp on the outside, hollow and delicate on the inside – and not too sweet. Best served hot from the oven; don't worry if your popover centers collapse as that is typical.
An impressive and delicious Turkey for a smaller Holiday Gathering!
Just an old-fashioned glazed ham with a sweet spiciness that is perfect for your holiday party buffet table. Everyone will love this traditional ham! I like it thick sliced, each piece with a bit of glaze at the edge. The Maple Mustard sauce passed at the table kicks this main dish up at least two notches.
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.
It is often just my husband and I for a holiday meal, so even the smallest whole turkey is too large, plus we both prefer dark meat. A perfect solution is to roast turkey thighs for our holiday dinner. Plenty for the meal and leftovers too!
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!
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 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.
These melt in your mouth!
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.
A truly spectacular holiday or special occasion dessert that really is not that difficult if you follow the steps to create the components and then assemble. Its the worlds best 'no bake' dessert. Yep, its got some calories, but its as low sugar as a fab dessert can be.
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.
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 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 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.
Bake these as small puffy powdered ‘sugar’ dusted rounds, or as traditional gingerbread men… either way these are a winner.
Nutty Nuggets, Crunchy, sweet, nutty, satisfying!
Another really fun craft meets cooking adventure. A couple of dollars for ingredients in a tin from the craft store to create a gift from the heart for a diabetic dad or grandma! Merry Christmas.
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!
These are a blast to make! I picked up holiday candy moulds at Joannes Fabrics for two dollars and could not believe how great they turned out. Really perfect and FUN. I made them, then I ate them. Yummy.
Classic buttery Christmas cookies. In my home, the holiday does not arrive with out this cookie! Truvia turns out a delicious and sugar free version for all to enjoy.
These are the Christmas Cookies that were always in a big tin on my grandmothers kitchen table. I remember baking them with my mother every year and even though she's gone, these are the holiday memories I hope you are making with someone that you love. They are also delicious, flaky and sugar free!
This version is so simple you don't even need the oven - you can leave out the liqueur and use an additional tablespoon of preserves for added moisture.
Everyone will love these. Using almond meal in place of flour keeps the carbs low and makes these cookies gluten free as well! Make a batch to take to a holiday party or cookie exchange.
The ultimate holiday main course. Super simple, tender & juicy. It's all in the roasting and allowing it to rest before cutting. Much easier than you think... get a $5 meat thermometer and fly! The Horseradish Sauce is made with Fage Greek yogurt but tastes just like sour cream.
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.
Simmer the broth to soften the fennel and shallots then lightly poach the seafood just before serving. A perfect dish with the right texture for someone who has had bariatric surgery!
Perfect for no sugar dessert lovers, these spiced pumpkin soft cookies made with the Truvía are sandwiched with no sugar cream cheese frosting. Wonderful for holiday sharing with family and friends. Make 12 whoopee pies.
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