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Last week, I told y’all that I bought some new cauliflower-based products. This weekend, I decided to try out another one: Green Giant’s cauliflower pizza crust!

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I wanted to see if I could make a pizza with simple ingredients and make it low-carb-friendly as well as have it actually taste good. Here’s what I used:

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~Green Giant Cauliflower Pizza Crust

~1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

~1 tsp Italian seasoning

~1/2 tsp minced garlic

~1/4 tsp Kosher salt

~1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

~3/4 cup fat free mozzarella cheese

~4 ounces grilled chicken

 

I mixed the spices and oil first and then spread it onto the pizza crust. I popped that in the oven for a few minutes and then took the crust back out, per the instructions on the box. Then, I added the spinach, cheese, and chicken on the crust and put the pizza back in the oven for about 10 minutes. After that, the pizza was ready!

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I think it turned out pretty good! The part of the crust that didn’t have any toppings on it was very “cauliflower-y”-tasting, but other than that, I liked this! I will definitely be trying this again!

Have you tried this? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

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Last week, a friend of mine posted a picture of some new products she found at the grocery store. They were a part of the new riced cauliflower line from Green Giant! Intrigued, I bought one of the products to try–the riced cauliflower stuffing!

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This healthy version of the Thanksgiving staple is packed with cauliflower, carrots, celery, cranberries, and tasty herbs and spices! Its super easy to cook (and by “cook” I mean pop the bag in the microwave for like, 5 minutes) and its done!

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We had ours on the side of Keto chicken and asparagus! It was actually pretty good! I mean, I don’t think it will completely take the place of stuffing, but it was nice to have a healthier alternative!

Have you tried this yet? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

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I’ve been trying to slim down before our big trip to Disney World this November and I gotta tell ya, its been ROUGH. I’m not one of those people that “forgets to eat” or when they’re stressed, stops eating. I’m the complete opposite. My day is basically distracting myself until its time to eat again and/or shotgunning hidden chocolate because my kids are driving me batty.

Because of this, I’ve been looking for healthy/healthier treats to help me feel like I’m indulging without completely derailing my day.  When I was grocery shopping the other day I came across these:

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These cups are filled with apples, oatmeal, and chia seeds! There are also other flavors including pear and maple and peach cinnamon spice. The box says you can enjoy them hot or cold, but I decided it would be nice to have a warm dessert! I popped it in the microwave for 45 seconds and voila!

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The first bite I took wasn’t that great. In fact, I *almost* threw it away. But then I stirred it up and plopped a tablespoon of fat free whipped cream on top and it was AMAZING! Now, I will say that this isn’t the *healthiest* of treats–there’s quite a bit of sugar in it and there’s not a ton of protein. BUT, if you’d like to have this rather than a hot fudge sundae, its definitely the healthier of the two!

 

Have you tried these? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

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favorite are the nacho cheese https://www.questnutrition.com/collections/quest-chips/products/nacho-cheese-tortilla-style-protein-chips

Trying to eat healthy and lose weight can be such a drag sometimes. You can only eat kale and chia seeds for so long, am I right? And when you’re trying to up your protein intake but want something that’s NOT jerky? Ugh, fuggetaboutit. Thankfully, I found something yummy that will also help me hit my protein goals!

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Oh yes, those are PROTEIN chips! Quest Nutrition actually has FIVE different flavors! I’ve tried three so far: cheddar & sour cream, BBQ, and nacho cheese! Just take a look at these stats:

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I paired mine with a Chick-Fil-A Chicken Club sandwich (sans bun) and it was the PERFECT meal!

Out of the three flavors I have tried, the nacho cheese are my favorite, but that’s because they tasted fairly close to Doritos!

Have you tried these before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

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Doing this whole low carb/Keto thing can be tough sometimes, especially when you’re looking for fast snacks. Thankfully, I searched around and actually found some snacks that are LC/K-friendly!

 

First up are these awesome little packets of protein-packed nut butter from Wildfriends!

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These would be great with celery sticks, but honestly, they’re tasty by themselves and are a great post-workout snack! The vanilla almond butter has 10 grams of protein in a serving and the chocolate peanut butter packs 12 grams of protein! Great for hitting your macros and they’re tasty, too!

 

Next up are these crunchy little snacks from Cello! They’re literally made from one thing: cheese!

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Each serving of these crunchy crisps has 10 grams of protein and only 1 carb! I’ve added them to salads, poured them on top of my chili, and eaten them with Laughing Cow cheese! Soooo good! Bonus–they’re gluten free!

 

Have you tried these before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

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I’ve been doing the low-carb/Keto thing for a few weeks now and seeing good results so I’m keeping this train going! I found an AMAZINGLY delicious dessert that is LC/K and I just gotta share it!

Here’s what you need:

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~4 oz.  cream cheese, softened (seriously, it needs to be super soft, but not melted)

~8 oz. Milk Chocolate Delight Atkins Shake (I used a Svelte Organic shake because that’s what I had on hand)

~1 box sugar-free chocolate pudding mix

~4 tbs. peanut butter

First, mix the cream cheese and shake in a large mixing bowl until it is well mixed and there are no chunks.

 

Then, add the packet of sugar-free pudding and peanut butter.  Blend well!

 

Line a plate with wax paper (I didn’t have any so I used foil; worked just as well!). Roll the mixture into little balls and put them on the foil or wax paper and place them in the freezer to set. (Note: My mixture wasn’t as “doughy” as the original recipes’, so I did spoonfuls of the mixture. They ended up looking like little piles of dog poo…Whoops!)

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After about an hour or so, pop the balls into a container and store in the freezer! You can enjoy these frozen or let them thaw for about a minute or two! They are sooooooo good!

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Each ball has about 35 calories, 2 carbs, and 1 gram of protein! Have you ever tried these before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

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Since I gave y’all a resolution-busting Try It last week, I thought I’d give y’all a healthy option this week! One of my goals this year is to get down to pre-Huff the Tot weight. I’ve been following a low-carb/semi-Keto “diet” (I don’t like the “D” word) Mondays through Saturdays and eating whatever I want on Sundays. Since January 2nd, I’ve lost two pounds! Yay!

One thing I’ve been missing in the mornings is waffles. I used to eat eggs and whole wheat Eggos in the mornings but, since waffles=carbs, I haven’t had one in a while. I’ve tried a high-protein/low-carb waffle before but it just wasn’t that great. I thought I’d try a new recipe and see if the waffles tasted any better! (Bonus! These are also gluten free!)

Here’s what you need:

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1 cup almond flour, sifted

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup heavy cream or heavy cream and a little water

2 tablespoons oil

3 eggs

 

In large bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking powder and salt.

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Stir in oil and eggs and mix until well blended. Then, slowly add the heavy cream until the desired batter thickness is achieved.

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After that, pour the batter into your waffle maker to cook.

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Wait for the waffle to finish cooking and serve!

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GUYS. These waffles were DELICIOUS! They also only had THREE carbs per waffle! This recipe yielded about 4 waffles, so I was able to freeze a few and reheat them throughout the week (like when my family had pizza for dinner and I had to resist the temptation)! You don’t even have to add syrup–top with raspberries (a naturally low-carb berry) and some Reddi Whip and you’re golden! Its filling, its Keto-friendly, and its DELISH!