While doing the Keto diet, I honestly haven’t missed bread *too* much. But there are days when you just want a little carby-somethin’ to satisfy a craving. I’ve made Keto rolls before and I REALLY like them, but I didn’t have the time to make them the other morning. Thankfully, after consulting Pinterest, I found this:
I gathered my ingredients and set to work!
~3 tbsp almond flour
~1 1/2 tbsp melted butter
~1/2 tsp baking powder
~1 egg white
Mix up all the ingredients in a microwave-safe mug:
Then pop it in the microwave for 90 seconds:
I waited a few minutes before popping it out of the mug and then I cut it in half–it actually looked like a real English muffin!
I thought it was pretty good, but it was super dry. I smashed up a raspberry and spread it on top like a jam and that helped a lot!
Was this absolutely delicious? Not really. Would it work if I was deep in the throes of a bread craving? Eh, maybe. Personally, I think I’ll stick to baking the Keto rolls!
Have you ever tried this recipe? What did you think? Share in the comments below!
Every Thursday this month, I’m going to be discussing various New Year’s resolutions along with tips and tricks to help you (and I!) achieve those goals. This week, we’re talking about health and wellness!
Now, I’m not just talking about losing weight. I’m talking about all-around health. Maybe you want to try to drink more water in the new year or make one meal a day the epitome of health or you want to start hitting a certain number of steps per day. Whatever your goal is, start small and make a plan.
There are a ton of apps that you can use to track your nutrition, such as: Sparkpeople (that’s what I use), My Fitness Pal, and My Diet Coach. Water tracking apps like Plant Nanny make drinking water actually fun! This app gives you a virtual plant that you care for through how many cups of water you drink in a day. Its basically a Tamogachi with added health benefits! You can even find some great printables to help you stay on track here and here!
Taking Care of YOU
If you’re wanting to make self-care a priority in the new year, Aloe Bud is great for that! It sends reminders throughout the day to get up and move, reach out to a friend, and helps you celebrate small victories. Another app called #SelfCare lets you pretend you’re able to stay in bed all day! Throwing mindless scrolling to the wayside, this app helps you take breaks throughout the day and just relax!
As someone who has struggled with anxiety, depression, and OCD most of my life, anytime I find new, healthy ways to cope I’m totally onboard with. Apps such as HelloMind, Calm, and Headspace can help you make great strides if you struggle with anxiety or panic disorders and help you achieve some peace! Plus, never underestimate the power of simply writing out your thoughts/fears/worries/blessings in a journal.
Whatever your health and wellness goals are for 2019, I hope you achieve them and celebrate the fact that you are working to be the healthiest in body, mind, and spirit that you can be! Share your goals in the comments below!
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!
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:
~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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Sometimes, eating lower carb is a wee bit difficult when you crave your old favorites. The other day, I wanted tacos SO. FREAKING. BAD. and I didn’t think I’d be able to have them because, Keto. Then I saw a friend of mine had made taco shells with shredded cheese! You read that right: shredded cheese! And I HAD to try it out!
Here’s what I used:
Yup. That’s it. Shredded cheese.
First, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 350F. Then, on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet, make 1/4 cup piles of cheese about 2 inches apart. Press the cheese down lightly so it makes one layer instead of a little mound.
Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes or until the edges of the cheese are brown. Let the cheese cool for 2-3 minutes then place it over the handle of a wooden spoon or another utensil that is balanced on two cups.
Allow to cheese cool completely then remove—you’ve got yourself a low carb taco shell!
I actually liked these MUCH better than the regular shells. Tortilla shells fall apart so easily and you lose all that yummy goodness on your plate (or lap, if you’re a messy eater like myself) and it’s so frustrating! These shells stayed in place and added a new flavor to the tacos! I LOVED them and will absolutely be making them again!
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