I have to get the clear to close on 9 properties and close all within the next 14 business days. This might not have been the best day to decide to go off carbs! Yours truly, grumpy aka starving - and if anyone tells me to go eat some celery sticks or kale, I won't be held responsible for my reply! 🧙♀️ 🤣😖 #locarb#healthyliving#hungry#realestatewithjenn#gettingitdone
This week’s meal prep! I was busy making a couple wreathes for most of the weekend 😂 so my prep is a little slacking this weekend. Today, I did my usual eggs and nuts. I also threw together a couple side dishes for the week; creamed spinach, artichokes and red pepper and cauliflower risotto. I shredded cheese for a Mexican casserole which is now ready to just throw in the oven. We’ll top it with fresh tomato, lettuce and sour cream the day we eat it. Lastly, I baked some lemon bars for my in-laws treat of the week and for us, keto ginger snaps and fathead cheese biscuits that were tooooo salty. I only had salted butter and maybe that was the issue?? If it weren’t for the salt, they paired great with pumpkin and sausage chowder we had for dinner.
Happy meal prepping! .
You build a sturdy home on a strong foundation. You lay the bricks one by one. I am under construction myself. I am remodeling the inside and outside all at the same time. I am day by Day eating and training and continuing to expand my faith. I lost my Mother in 2011 and I have been at war with myself and my faith ever since. I was an angry bitter man and my relationship with God was non existent. Since I have started this Keto life I finally started taking care of myself and putting myself first. I am always the one to look out and take care of everyone. It’s in my blood to be the protector of everything that is important to me. When you are with me or in my circle everyone knows if it goes down and gets bad I’m the first one up and ready. My Mother raised me to always take care of those who can’t take care of themselves. I am mentally, emotionally, and physically Stronger than I have been in my life. I know that you have to put out positive vibes to receive them. And I know if I didn’t love myself then it would be tough to maintain a positive person. Well I am working hard for 2019 already and look forward to all that comes next. I am blessed with lots of things in my life and I am happy I have control of my health. Thank you to everyone that reaches out daily and sends positive vibes. Means more than you know. .
LOW CARB CANNELLONI .
So we are covering diabetes this week @yourlifestlyedoctors .... have you seen our last post about the benefits of low carb diets in helping with your diabetes? Scroll back to our last post for more info 🙌🏽
Here’s a delicious low carb cannelloni recipe... I’ve substituted the pasta for courgette rolls & stuffed it with a delicious spinach & ricotta filling 😋 substitute with soft silken tofu for a vegan 🌱 option 💚 Quick, easy, nutritious delicious 💚
Recipe: (serves 4)
500gms frozen spinach - defrost & squeeze out extra liquid (pop it into your cooking sauce)
2 courgettes - use a potato peeler or mandolin for thin slices
1 red onion
4-5 cloves garlic - minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp - mixed dried herbs 🌿
2 400gm tins of finely chopped tomatoes 🥫 .
Preheat oven to 180’C (fan)
First make your marinara sauce by cooking the onion and garlic in the olive oil. When softened, add the tomatoes & herbs and leave the sauce to simmer whilst you prepare the cannelloni.
Mix the ricotta & spinach together
Roll each thin slice of courgette with about 1 tablespoon of the spinach/ricotta mix and set aside.
Finally, pour the tomato sauce into an oven proof lasagne dish.
Add each cannelloni roll on top
Bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes
Add some Parmesan shavings to serve 👌🏽
Some of you have been asking how I stay so thin and the secret is my scratch-made salami stacks made with Celso's signature salami, wholesome cheese product and - of course - plenty of sauces! Don't forget #FreshCracked pepper. #👨🍳
Part of me didn’t want to post this, because I am far from where I want to be. But sometimes you need a boost of motivation to know where you started and see how far you’ve come 🤷🏼♀️ Ain’t no shame in my game. I’m proud of myself 😘 ⬇️40 pounds since June. These pictures are from January this year in Mexico. #Keto#LoCarb#Weightloss#Happy#KetoTransformation#transformationtuesday
Bolo de Banana com Aveia e Canela FIT😋 ✅Ingredientes: -5 bananas (de média para grande)
-5 ovos pequenos (dependendo do tamanho pode ser 4)
-3 colheres de sopa de óleo de coco
-2 xícaras de aveia em flocos finos (ou farinha de aveia)
-3 colheres de sopa de xylitol
-canela a gosto
-1 colher de sopa de fermento em pó ✅Modo de preparo:
No liquidificador colocar 3 bananas, os ovos, óleo de coco, bater até ficar homogêneo.
Acrescentar a aveia e canela e bater bem novamente, for último colocar o fermento e pulsar 3 vezes.
Em uma forma untada despejar a massa e por cima colocar a quinta banana fatiada, canela e um fio de mel.
Levar para assar em fogo médio por aproximadamente 30 minutos.
This is one of my all time favorites. It’s not pretty, but it’s comforting and delicious! **I usually poach the chicken breast, but lately I’ve been using my new instapot! Love it! Put it in frozen and boom! An hour later it’s cooked! It’s a lazy (or forgetful) cook’s dream)
CHICKEN “NOODLE” SOUP CASSEROLE
1 cooked chicken breast, diced or shredded **. 1/4 can cream of chicken soup (healthy request or 98% fat free). 1/4 can cream of mushroom OR celery soup (healthy request or 98% fat free). **May use 1/2 cup chicken if you can’t find.
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt (I use whole, but you may use fat free, 2%, any works). 1 package @miraclenoodle capellini rinsed and dried.
1/4 of a small-medium onion, diced.
1 tsp olive oil
1 carrot, peeled and diced.
2 stalks celery, peeled and diced.
1 small zucchini, diced
1 clove garlic, minced.
Seasoning: Thyme/Herbs de Provence/ Poultry seasoning/ etc…
2-3 crackers: Ritz preferable, but Saltines work. Gluten free work. Any neutral cracker. Even a piece of toasted low carb bread works (I love Old Tyme 40 calorie a slice)
Heat oven to 375 degrees Celsius.
In a medium pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add veggies. Saute 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent.
Add garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add chicken and cook another minute. Remove from heat.
While veggies are cooking, combine soup and greek yogurt. Add about 1 tsp of seasoning to mixture. Cut noodles into smaller pieces. Add miracle noodles.
Once cooked, combine veggie/chicken mixture with noodle/soup mixture. Stir to combine. Add mixture to oven safe dish. Top with crushed crackers. Bake in oven 10-15 minutes, until mixture is bubbling and top is slightly golden. Serves 1. ..Use code FRF to save on @miraclenoodle when you order 🌱🙌
This week’s prep! I spread this over a late Saturday night and then an early Sunday morning cooking sesh.
For dinners this week, I started marinating the lemon mustard chicken that will bake on the oven tomorrow. I’m using 3 leg quarters from a bag bought 2 weeks ago. The fam will have brown rice and green beans on the side and I’ll omit the rice. I prepped a copy cat potato salad made from cauliflower and it’s surprisingly very comparable to the carb loaded original. Next, I threw together the turkey casserole from some Turkey Day leftovers I stashed in the freezer. When it’s time to bake, I’ll crush some pork rinds to give it that crunch.
For lunches this week, we’re still working on the rest of the cauliflower soup from last week but I prepped our sausage and cheese snack bags, some hardboiled eggs and more savory nuts, this time using pecans.
This week’s baking adventures included some #ketofriendly pecan sandies, sugar cookies for Christmas and some cherry oatmeal bars for my in-laws.
Lastly, my goddaughter turned 2 today and I brought over an 8 layer Mexican dip that used the prepared guacamole from Aldi... which wasn’t the shining star in my opinion. If only any store had ripe avocados instead of rocks! I also had to restock the freezer with some chicken broth using a rotisserie chicken carcass and veggie scraps! .