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Remember:  This may not be for everyone.  These are just some ideas.  I kept my calorie deficit at 250 to see slow but steady results.

Disclaimer:

This website does not provide medical advice.

Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor. You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.

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Living In The Moment To Improve Performance And Achieve Peace Of Mind

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Humans can only focus on one thing at a time. Nobody is really sure why this is the case, but it is true that if you pay attention to one thing, the stimulation from the focal object seems to shut out all other stimuli. This is both a blessing and a curse.

Yes, there are many people who would like to be able to multitask far better than they are currently able, but the payoff might not be worth the sacrifice.

Many studies have shown that multitasking increases stress as the amount of perceived stressors goes up (Mark et al. 2014). It also slows the mind down and makes it less effective. Dividing and distracting the mind causes mental course changes and thus stagnation.

Think of a dog who is trying to pursue three different balls thrown in opposite directions. She runs two steps in one direction, three in another, and one step in another. She ends up not going anywhere at all. The mind is the same way.

The more time you spend changing mental direction the less time you have to actually focus on the task at hand. The more directions or mental tasks you add, the less effective at them you become.

Needless Worry

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But that’s not the whole story. When worrying about events or tasks that are not directly involved with the present task, you are in effect worrying about things that you have no control over. In that case, worrying about it will not make it better, and will only tax your mental and emotional resources, making you less effective.  (This, I know first hand, sigh…)

You cannot gain anything from it, only lose, and if there is a fight you cannot win no matter how hard you try, then it is probably best not to engage in the fight in the first place.

Others might argue that if they can’t use their conscious mind to multitask, then why not use the subconscious instead? While it may not be obvious, people use their subconscious mind a lot more than they think. It is actually one of the most powerful tools humans possess.

When answering a question about what happened last week for example, a person doesn’t usually have to consciously go back and examine every minute of every day to find the answer. Instead, the subconscious mind takes over, instantly searching the brain’s archives, finding the correct answer, and then delivering it to the conscious brain.

This is typical of almost any task involving memorized actions and facts. Like conscious thoughts, these subconscious processes also utilize brain processing capacity and energy, and even take a toll on your emotions.

When compared to the parts of a computer, the conscious mind is somewhat like the user interface, the part that becomes visible on screen, which can then be affected by the click of a mouse to execute a command. The subconscious on the other hand is like the processor.

While invisible, it actually does most of the work, executing on every command within milliseconds after the user initiates it. Like a computer though, if you ask it to run to many commands simultaneously, or a command that is far too large and complex, it will freeze and lock up.

For example, let’s you are trying to finish up an urgent project at work, but you just recently had a fight with your partner. Your subconscious mind has not stopped ruminating on what was said and felt during the argument, and you suddenly find yourself far less able to focus on the project, and you are much more irritable than usual, even though you are no longer actively thinking about the fight itself.

This happens because while your conscious mind is focused on the project, your subconscious continues to reflect on it, and react emotionally to it. The emotional response of your brain then has a physiological and psychological effect, absorbing all of your processing capacity and coloring every other thought you have, even those that have nothing to do with the fight at all.

Another common objection to the philosophy of living in the moment is that the present isn’t the only important time frame. The future is important too. While that is definitely true, there is a glaring caveat that needs to be added to that phrase.

While we should think about the future, even the distant future, it is something we should do only occasionally to redirect and orient our current actions towards where we want to go.

It should never be something that consumes a large percentage of our mental time, because like the past, the future cannot be changed by thinking about it. It can be changed however by what we do in the moment.

Stressing over the future is dangerous for another reason, as it allows you to effectively stack up multiple stressful “moments” at once. This can overload the mind, causing an emotional crash (going back to the computer analogy) followed by mental paralysis.

The brain does not always do a great job at separating ideas out through time. It tends to only look at the absolute size of the task involved. So if you can break your tasks and challenges down into bite-sized chunks, your mind will not perceive as much stress, and will not balk at the task so easily. This is a great way to cure a stubborn case of procrastination.

Those are all the negative aspects of focusing on too many things at once, but there is an upside to this phenomenon as well.

The Zone

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Focusing on one consuming task has a therapeutic effect. Every single person has probably had at least one time in their life when she devoted herself wholly to a specific task, and found that it pulled her into “the zone,” forgetting completely about everything else.

This “zone” is a maximal state of attention, which can mean a maximal state of enjoyment, or a maximal state of pain, depending on the nature of the activity. The more you focus on a stimuli, the more you feel it. But the opposite is also true, the less you focus on it, the less you can feel or perceive it.

The body uses this principle to help reduce pain. When a person suffers from a cut, burn, or other painful injury, the pain can be diminished by massaging the area around the wound.

By doing so, the sensory nerves that react to the massage send pulses to the spinal cord. At the same time however, it is also sending inhibitory pulses to the nerves nearby, which lessens the sensation of pain coming from nerves in the damaged region of the body. Scientists have even developed devices that can stimulate the nerves so much that they can negate a large portion of pain from severe injuries.

The psychological effect in brain works the same way. We can effectually block out stressful thoughts by occupying our mental channels with what is going on in the moment.

This is the phenomenon known as “diversion,” which in some languages is a synonym for “fun.” Diversion is the core of using the present moment to find peace of mind. When life is full of chaotic elements that threaten to overwhelm, it is simple to forget them all simply by focusing solely on what you are doing in the present.

The activity does not even have to be exceptionally pleasurable for this to work. Scrubbing the bath tub might work just as well as binge-watching your favorite TV series. In fact, scrubbing the tub might be even more effective as it requires the involvement of all five of your senses, instead of just sight and sound.

For this reason, many individuals find activities such as gardening, jogging, sports, painting, and crafts to be very therapeutic in this regard. Even workplace activities, when not held to an urgent deadline, can also make you more relaxed.

This principle is also a fundamental aspect of many types of meditation. The difference is that instead of using your physical senses to engage your mind, meditation seeks to absorb your mental totality simply with the use of conscious thought.

Regardless of the method or activity you choose, using diversion tactics can be a singularly effective way of bring peace to a troubled mind.

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🍌🍌🍌 BANANA BREAD 🍌🍌🍌

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🍌🍌🍌 BANANA BREAD 🍌🍌🍌
 
Honey and applesauce are used instead of sugar and oil!!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 mashed overripe bananas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey.
  5. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.
  6. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
  9. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack.

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Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Pops for DOGGIES!!

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Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Pops for DOGGIES!!
 
Found on Pinterest
Ingredients
  • Three 6 ounce Containers of Plain, Low-Fat Yogurt
  • ½ Cup of Peanut Butter (Low Sodium)
  • 1 Four Ounce Jar of Banana Baby Food
  • 1 Tbsp of Honey
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Pour mixture into small cups (I used Dixie Cups).
  4. Place dog bone in mixture (to serve as the handle).
  5. Freeze.
  6. Once frozen, peel away paper cup and serve!
Notes
Please note: If you are not sure if this is safe for your pup, please ask your Vet!

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Strawberry Heaven

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Heaven
 
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 8 frozen strawberries
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup almond milk (35 calorie one)
  • Low fat whipped cream (Optional)
  • Strawberry on top
Instructions
  1. Put all in ninja or blender and blend!
  2. Put some whip cream on top and add strawberry.
  3. Enjoy!

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Lemon Lime Frozen Yogurt Bites

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Lemon Lime Frozen Yogurt Bites
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Wildtree Organic Coconut Oil
  • 2 cups plain low fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Wildtree Lemon Lime Cheesecake Blend
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 kiwi, diced
Instructions
  1. Line a 24-cup mini muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and Organic Coconut Oil.
  3. Press about 1 teaspoon of the mixture into the bottom of each lined mini muffin mold.
  4. Combine yogurt and Lemon Lime Cheesecake Blend.
  5. Fill each mini muffin mold with the yogurt mixture.
  6. Top each with 1 raspberry, 1 blueberry, and a piece of kiwi.
  7. Freeze until solid.
Notes
So Refreshing!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 70 Fat: 2 gm Saturated fat: 1 gm Carbohydrates: 11 gm Sodium: 30 mg Fiber: 2 gm Protein: 1 gm

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Low Carb Cheesecake Cupcakes

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Low Carb Cheesecake Cupcakes
Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup Stevia sugar substitute
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • TOPPING
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup Stevia sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • smuckers seedless sugar-free blackberry or strawberry jam
  • reynolds foil liners
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Beat together until smooth; cream cheese, Stevia, vanilla and eggs.
  3. Fill foil baking cup ⅔ full, bake for 35 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Mix sour cream, Stevia and vanilla.
  6. Put 1 tablespoon of sour cream mixture on top of cupcake and return to the oven for 5 additional minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool then add a teaspoon of the jam.
  8. Garnish with strawberry.

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Homemade Salsa/Salsa for Canning

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Homemade Salsa/Salsa for Canning
 
Ingredients
  • 30 -40 Tomatoes
  • 2 lbs onions (1/2 yellow, ½ red, I usually add 1-2 additional onions)
  • 5 assorted red bell peppers, green bell peppers or 5 yellow bell peppers
  • 3 -4 chili peppers
  • 2 -3 jalapeno peppers or 2 -3 other hot peppers like serrano peppers, habanera peppers etc
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons pepper
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 5 tablespoons chopped cilantro, to taste
  • 2 13 oz cans tomato paste
Instructions
  1. Wash all jars, lids etc in the dishwasher.
  2. Always wear gloves while preparing salsa!
  3. Prepare tomatoes by soaking tomatoes in boiling water for 2-3 minutes to split and loosen skins. Peel and chop all tomatoes, drain excess juices off in a strainer or colander before adding to extra large bowl. (I half or quarter the tomatoes, then process briefly in a food processor before draining off juices, I like the tomatoes kind of chunky).
  4. Dice or cube all onions and peppers into the same bowl. Add chopped cilantro. (I do all the onions, peppers and cilantro in a food processor - I keep them kind of chunky also).
  5. Once all the vegies are in the bowl, stir in the lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  6. Taste to see if it is as hot as you would like it - if not add 1-2 more hot peppers tasting after each addition. Keep in mind as it sits for a while it will get a little bit hotter.
  7. Fill jars leaving about ¾ inch at the top. Wipe off tops of the jars before putting lids on. Screw lids tight then turn back about ¼ turn.
  8. Process in steam canner (not pressure cooker / steamer) or boiling water bath for 15 minutes.
  9. Cool jars.
  10. Before storing, test each jar to be sure it has sealed by pressing down on lid, it should not move

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4 Refreshing Drinks to Rehydrate Your Body and Boost Your Brainpower

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4 Refreshing Drinks to Rehydrate Your Body and Boost Your Brainpower

Do you feel fatigued while you’re working? Do you frequently experience headaches or dizziness while you’re building your business? Do you find yourself feeling like your brain is in a haze as you struggle to think clearly?

These symptoms might sound scary at first. But they’re often caused by a simple medical condition known as dehydration. Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t have enough fluid. As a result, you may feel tired and achy. You can experience dry mouth, headaches, and even dizziness as a result of your dehydration.

The good news is that it’s easy to fix dehydration. You just need to drink a few glasses of liquid. Water is the best choice to rehydrate your system. Other beverages like coffee and soda contain caffeine, which can further dehydrate you. That’s why you should opt for water if at all possible.

But what if you hate the taste of water?

While some people believe water has no taste, others insist that it does have a boring flavor. If that describes you, then try one of these healthy options to mask the flavor of your water. You’ll still get the health benefits of drinking but without the taste you dislike.

Water and Lime

Lime is a great way to add flavor to your water. This mild citrus fruit is filled with Vitamin C and cancer fighting flavonoids. If you’re really craving a sweet taste, consider adding one teaspoon of raw honey to your lime water.

Cucumber and Apple Water

Combining cucumber and apple will give your water a sweet, refreshing taste. Cucumbers are an excellent source of several B vitamins while apples are known to fight diseases like Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

Green Tea

If you’re still not a fan of water after trying to natural flavors provided by nature, then opt for green tea. Not only can green tea help rehydrate your body, scientists believe that it helps the body burn fat naturally.

Fresh Mint Tea

Like green tea, peppermint tea also boasts many health benefits. It can be useful in preventing nausea and reducing painful stomach cramps. Another advantage of drinking peppermint tea is that it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. If you have an autoimmune disease like arthritis, then it may be helpful to drink peppermint tea regularly.

When it comes to staying productive, your hydration level makes a huge difference. If you’re poorly hydrated, you won’t feel as well and your work may suffer. But drinking more water and tea throughout the day will help prevent this. As a result, you’ll feel energized and alert.

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Grandmother’s Slow Cooked Meatballs The Best IN TOWN

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Grandmother’s Slow Cooked Meatballs The Best IN TOWN
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup egg substitute
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh onion
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 16 ounces cranberry sauce
  • 12 ounces chili sauce
  • Parsley sprigs -- optional
Instructions
  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Shape mixture into30 (11/2-inch) meatballs.
  3. Combine ketchup, sugar, juice, and sauces in an electric slow Cooker; gently stir in meatballs.
  4. Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours.
  5. Garnish with parsley, if desired

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CINNAMON APPLE CAKE

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CINNAMON APPLE CAKE
 
Ingredients
  • ½ c sugar
  • ½ c softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ c flour
  • 1½ t vanilla extract
  • 1¾ t baking powder
  • ½ c skim milk
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ c brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1 t cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 5"x 9" loaf pan.
  3. Bowl #1: In a bowl, mix cinnamon and brown sugar... Set aside.
  4. Bowl #2: Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter till smooth. Add eggs one at a time... Blend well... Beat in vanilla and set aside.
  5. Bowl #3: Mix flour and baking powder
  6. Stir flour mix into butter mix; add milk and beat until batter is smooth. Pour half of the batter into the pan, sprinkle with half of the brown sugar mixture and half of the apples... Using a fork press lightly into batter. Pour remaining batter on top, add the remaining apples and brown sugar mix... Press down lightly again. Using a skewer/chopstick/knife, swirl the brown sugar mixture through the batter.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!
Notes
Delicious served warm!

 

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Are You Ready to Start Looking for An Accountability Partner?

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An accountability partner is a great way to motivate yourself and makes it more likely that you will achieve your goals. But an accountability partner is not a magic bullet. It won’t solve all your problems or make accomplishing your goal painless.
If you understand that, then you should know that having an accountability partner can make the journey toward your goals enjoyable and fun. Here are signs that you’re ready for an accountability partner:
You’re Willing to Motivate Yourself
If you don’t know how to motivate yourself already, then it won’t matter how many partners you have – you’ll still struggle. The best way to learn how to motivate yourself is to study projects and tasks you’ve completed previously. For example, when you created your first product, was it the pressure of a deadline that you kept you going? The daily rewards you created for yourself after you finished each task? Study what you’ve done previously. This will give you plenty of ideas on what motivates you.
You’re Willing to Take Responsibility
You’re not ready for an accountability partner until you can take responsibility for both your successes and your failures. It’s easy to dismiss your failures as being someone else’s fault or saying that “life just got in the way”. But this kind of approach means that you lack the discipline necessary to achieve your goals.
Remember it’s not an accountability partner’s job to change your life. It’s their responsibility to keep you on task and hold you accountable.
You’re Willing to Be Transparent
Are you willing to share your bad habits, your deepest dreams and your biggest fears with someone else? Your accountability partner can’t help you unless you’re willing to be transparent.
You can’t hide out from your partner if you fail to meet a big goal or if you encounter roadblocks. You have to be open and honest with your partner if you really want your partnership to succeed.
You’re Willing to Accept Feedback
Accepting feedback about your projects and goals from someone else is never easy. It can leave you feeling uncomfortable and challenged. But that’s a good thing! If you’re too afraid to share what you’re working on or won’t talk about your goals, then don’t look for an accountability partner. An important element of having an accountability partnership is being humble enough to accept feedback. Even if you don’t always agree with what your partner says.
An accountability partnership can be a beneficial relationship for both you and the other person. But it’s important to remember that you’re making a big commitment when you agree to take on a partnership. That’s why you need to be willing and ready to help each other succeed.

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Greek Salad

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Greek Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 2 long english cucumbers - chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 large purple onion - diced
  • 1 cup diced feta cheese
  • ¼ cup oil-We use garlic grapeseed
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine chopped vegetables and feta cheese in a large bowl. Mix oil, vinegar, and other seasonings in separate bowl and pour over vegetables.
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Notes
You can also add olives. or croutons before serving for some added flavor!

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Holly Jo’s Sloppy Stuffed Peppers

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Holly Jo's Sloppy Stuffed Peppers
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Bell Peppers (any color you choose)
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 Small Onion (chopped)
  • ¾ cup of chopped carrots
  • ¾ cup of chopped celery
  • 1tsp minced garlic
  • 8 oz can of mild Rotel
  • ⅓ cup of beef broth
  • ¼ cup of reduced sugar ketchup
  • 2 tbsps of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1 tbsp of chili powder
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wash your peppers and cut the tops off..clean seeds out....
  3. Grease your pan and then salt and pepper your peppers ....bake for 35 min.
  4. Over Med heat...cook your ground beef, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic.
  5. If you have grease drain it.
  6. Then add the Rotel, beef broth, ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce,mustard, chili powder, cumin, and salt...... Mix all well and simmer for 10 min.
  7. Remove your peppers from the over... stuff with mixture and ENJOY ~

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Low Carb Peppermint Patties

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Low Carb Peppermint Patties
Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • Peppermint layer ingredients:
  • ¾ cup melted coconut butter (put jar in pan of boiling water to melt)
  • ¼ cup finely shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted (put jar in pan of boiling water to melt)
  • Chocolate layer ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted (put jar in pan of boiling water to melt)
  • ½ teaspoon pure peppermint extract(or any other extract for more flavors)
  • 1-2 tablespoons cacao powder (depends on how chocolatey you like it)
  • ½ packet of stevia
Instructions
  1. Peppermint Layer Instructions:
  2. )Mix together melted coconut butter, shredded coconut, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and peppermint extract.
  3. )Pour coconut butter mixture into mini muffin tins by filling only half way
  4. )Place in refrigerator and allow to harden for about 15 minutes
  5. Chocolate Layer Instructions:
  6. )Mix together 2 tablespoons coconut oil, stevia, and cacao powder
  7. )Remove muffin tin from refrigerator and top each tin with cacao mixture
  8. )Return to refrigerator until the chocolate has set.
  9. )To remove from tin put on the counter to thaw. use a knife to pop out the patties and store in a ziplock bag.
  10. )When ready to eat, simply set the peppermint patty cups on the counter for about 5 minutes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 40 Carbohydrates: 3.5 gm Protein: .44 gm

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Crockpot Beer Chicken

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Crockpot Beer Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 2lbs skinless, boneless chicken breast(or thighs)
  • 1 bottle or can of your favorite beer
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or 3 cloves of minced
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in the crock pot and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low 6-8 hours
  2. Feel free to change out the spices and herbs and use whatever you like!
  3. I found using a dark beer like guieness it has strong flavor and using a lighter beer you get a good flavor without a really beer taste..so use what you like!
Notes
I found browning the chicken first give even MORE flavor!

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Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin

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Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
Serves: 6
 
Tastes like a Potato Casserole without all the carbs!!!!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt-We use garlic galore from Wildtree
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds.
  2. Place in a covered dish with a ¼ inch of water and microwave for 10 -12 minutes.
  3. In a medium sized skillet over medium heat, add the butter, onions, red pepper, garlic salt, salt and pepper and cook until the onions are brown in color.
  4. Using a fork, scrape the insides of the squash and transfer to a small bowl.
  5. Mix the squash, onions, sour cream and half the cheese together and mix well.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a buttered baking dish and top with remaining cheese.
  7. Place into a 375º for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Put on broil in the last minute until golden brown on top.

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Sunken Chicken

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Sunken Chicken
 
Another great low carb Recipe!!
Ingredients
  • 2 pkgs of thin sliced chicken breast
  • ¾ of a bag fresh organic baby spinach leaves
  • 6-8 slices of prosciutto
  • 1 8 oz pkg sliced mushrooms
  • 1 heaping tsp of chopped garlic
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 pkg Lipton savory herb and garlic
  • 1 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • non stick spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Spray a 13" x 9" baking dish with non stick spray.
  3. Add chicken to baking dish. Top the chicken with sliced prosciutto, followed by the baby spinach and mushrooms.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the wine, garlic, oil, and pkg of herb and garlic.
  5. Mix well and pour over the entire baking dish. Cover very lightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and add bag of shredded mozzarella. Return to oven and bake until cheese is well melted, 5-8 minutes.
  7. Serve with sides of your choice. Enjoy!!!

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