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BEST PINEAPPLE GLAZED HAM - NO ADDED SUGAR

BEST PINEAPPLE GLAZED HAM - NO ADDED SUGAR

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/30/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Sugar free pineapple orange glaze for Christmas ham that is perfect for bariatric or diabetic family table. Absolutely wonderful crispy edges, moist texture. much better than a commercially glazed ham... this tastes homemade. If you are Ham for Christmas kind of folks, you will LOVE this version.

Roasted Sweet Potato

Roasted Sweet Potato

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/30/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

When you simply roast a sweet potato until softened, the outside skin separates from the bright orange inside that turns soft and sweet with a caramelized flavor. It is superb for Holiday Dinners. Plain. Jane. Sweet. Potato.

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/30/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

There's a reason why all fine restaurants have a Shrimp Cocktail on the Appetizer menu! Assemble this fabulous classic as your first course for the holiday meal - Easy, Delicious, Bariatric Friendly too!

Caramel Pecan Sweet Potatoes, Sugar Free

Caramel Pecan Sweet Potatoes, Sugar Free

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/30/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

The dish stands on its own and goes beautifully with holiday turkey. The Starbucks Sugar Free Caramel Syrup adds incredible flavor without turning this into a high sugar, high calorie dish.

Turkey Gravy

Turkey Gravy

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/30/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

While you can buy gravy or gravy mixes, the really good stuff is made from scratch - this recipe is a foolproof hybrid. Soon you will be The Gravy Queen.

Old Fashioned No Sugar Apple Pie. Insanely Good.

Old Fashioned No Sugar Apple Pie. Insanely Good.

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/30/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

The BEST No Sugar Apple on the Planet. Old Fashioned Apple Pie to serve to everyone who comes to Thanksgiving dinner at your home, or take to your Grandmothers for the holiday dessert table. The best part is that it is INSANELY good and no one will explode from sugar alcohols or think there is anything but love baked into this beauty. 

Warm No Sugar Cranberry Sippers

Warm No Sugar Cranberry Sippers

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/30/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

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.

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Susan Maria  /  9/20/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Even those who say they don't like Spinach - this stuff is lick the plate good. If you are going to eat carbs, make them the vegetable kind. Use bites of this delicious dish to moisten your bites of turkey: a trick of bariatric eating.

Crunchers Party Mix!

Crunchers Party Mix!

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

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!

Roasted Turkey - Breast Down

Roasted Turkey - Breast Down

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Make a super moist turkey that everyone at the table will love and a Bariatric Post Op will be able to eat! The secret is UPSIDE DOWN... you have heard about it for years... this Thanksgiving give it a try. The difference is unbelievable!

How to Make Toasted Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds!

How to Make Toasted Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds!

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Mindless eating is a problem of obesity. It's not fair to just say 'DON'T SNACK' as that is not a realistic way to think people can live. It is more constructive to come up with things we can eat when everyone else is eating popcorn balls. This is a great snack food that doesn't slow weight loss and as a bonus has a lot of protein.

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie. To Crust, or not to Crust.

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie. To Crust, or not to Crust.

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

I use Splenda as it works well in custards. No need to reinvent the wheel here folks. This is simple goodness at its best. Make this with a crust OR WITHOUT depending on your use. My husband does not think it is PIE unless it has crust, so for holidays I make this pie using a Pillsbury All Ready Crust and it looks super homemade. (gasp, I would never use a frozen stamped crust.)

Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Super good!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Super good!

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/13/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

A good tasting dish in its own right. Calling it pizza does not make it so, but this 'Pizza' flavored round is fresh, mild and has a cheesy goodness with none of the qualities for which cauliflower is disliked. I think you will like it if you don't go at it thinking you have found no carb pizza. Have reasonable expectations and you will love it!

Pumpkin Whip - Sugar Free, No Bake, No Cook, Fluffy Spiced Holiday Goodness!

Pumpkin Whip - Sugar Free, No Bake, No Cook, Fluffy Spiced Holiday Goodness!

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/3/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

The BEST no cook recipe on the planet. A big bowl of fluffy pumpkin spiced mousse that tastes like it took substantial effort... super delish, super easy and no one will ever know its sugar free! Serve in wine glasses. Use a plastic bag with the corner cut off to get it in there neatly! Place three Murray Sugar Free Butter Cookies on the plate for a little texture and good looks.

No Sugar Pumpkin Spice Bread

No Sugar Pumpkin Spice Bread

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/3/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Bobby Flay provided the base recipe but I have reduced and swapped out the sugar and part of the flour. It has no added sugar and is reduced carbohydrate. Its not calorie free but its a super moist and really flavorful pumpkin loaf to bake for your Thanksgiving celebration.