Recipe: Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Welcome today to a new recipe I just tried: Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Gluten Free Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, I’m still on a quest to lose 15-20 pounds. I started last January and actually lost 10 pounds by doing the Daniel Plan diet (detox for 10 days and then clean eating for the next few weeks). On top of that I cut out sugar for 21 days. I checked the labels and didn’t eat anything that had any sugar in it. I still ate fruit, drank some milk, and had honey, though.

I continued to exercise from February to August, but didn’t eat as well. I didn’t lose anymore weight, and gained 5 pounds back.

I am now convinced that a healthy diet is what is important for losing weight.  Exercise is important for being fit and healthy, and I will continue to exercise. But diet is where it’s at to actually lose the extra pounds.

I started another 21-day Sugar Fast on September 1 and have lost 5 pounds already! I decided to go gluten-free with it, too. I’ve been eating omelets, salads, pesto chicken, hamburger (without the bun), etc. The food has been great–except on dessert nights. I love chocolate chip cookies! An instagram friend posted a recipe for gluten-free sugar-free chocolate chip cookies. I changed it up a little and had my cookies last night! (By the way, the photo is actually of the cookies I made.)

 Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mix together with wooden spoon:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup stevia blend (organic erythritol and organic reb A (stevia extract))
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 bag Hershey sugar-free chocolate chips (I found at Wal-Mart)

Use 2-Tablespoon cookie scoop to put on cookie sheet. Flatten them, since they won’t flatten during baking. 350 degrees for 13 minutes.

So yummy when you aren’t eating sugar!

Here are some of the exact ingredients I used:




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Five 3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Dinners My Family Loves!

Five 3-ingredient Crock-Pot Dinners My Family Loves

It’s getting to be busy fall time! Rehearsals, classes, practices–almost all of our afternoons and evenings are full. So, I don’t have time to spend in the kitchen getting dinner ready. I love crock-pot meals because they are fast and easy. But, they have to taste good and look good, too!

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Here are some easy 3-ingredient crock-pot dinners:  (Click through each title for the recipe, grocery list, and serving ideas.)

1. Turkey Breast

  • Turkey breast
  • chicken stock
  • spices

2. French Dip Sandwiches

  • Chuck roast
  • Italian dressing mix
  • beef stock

3. Chicken Nachos/Tacos

  • Frozen Chicken Breasts
  • Taco seasoning
  • chicken broth (optional)

4. Cranberry Roast

  • Chuck Roast
  • Onion soup mix
  • Cranberry sauce

5. BBQ Ribs

  • Ribs (your choice)
  • BBQ sauce

Place ribs of your choice in the crock pot and cover with BBQ sauce. (Cut the ribs in sections to help them fit better.) Slow cook on low 8 hours. Serve with oven fries or potato chips and salad.  Have extra BBQ sauce on hand!

Shopping List:

  • Enough ribs to feed your family
  • BBQ sauce
  • potatoes or chips
  • salad fixings

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Recipe: Angel Food Cake Frosting

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My mother-in-law has been making this Angel Food Cake Frosting for birthdays for years!  My daughter wanted it for her birthday this year, so I’m happy to share the recipe with you.

I just used a box mix to make the angel food cake.

Angel Food Cake Frosting:

2 cups sugar

2 egg whites

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

food coloring (optional)

Put about 2 inches of hot water in a saucepan and set heat to high.  Mix the first three ingredients in a double boiler over the saucepan.  Mix on low 1 minute, then on medium-high for about 10 minutes (until stiff peaks form).  My mother-in-law’s tip is to have a magazine sitting there so you can flip through it while you mix!  When the water boils, turn down the heat to low.  During the last minute add the vanilla and food coloring.  Immediately pour over the cake.  Depending on the humidity level, it may stay soft or it may get hard and crunchy.  Both ways taste great!

 

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Craftsy Classes 50% off!

Craftsy

 

I don’t know if you have ever tried a Craftsy class, but they are really neat!  I’ve watched a few of the cooking ones.  I love that they remain yours forever, so you can watch them over and over (and use them for your kids!)  Summer is a perfect time to try them out.  Choose from cooking, sewing, cake decorating, gardening, crafts, knitting, photography–browse their classes and see what you want!

And they are having a BIG Summer Sale. All online classes are up to 50% off and some are starting at just $9.99! Just think of all the cooking, sewing and gardening knowledge that is waiting to be unlocked! This sale only lasts a few days (ends at 11:59pm MT on Monday, June 9th.), so be sure to sign up for one soon!

Here are some of the classes that are catching my eye:

*Decadent Chocolate Cakes

*Beginning Serging

*The Ultimate T-Shirt

*Classic Croissants at Home

If you get a class, let me know which one–and how you like it!

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Heart Healthy Recipes With Campbell’s Soup

Heart Healthy Recipes

 

We are always thinking about ways to be healthier around our home. I’m not great at it, but here are a few things we do: save desserts for the weekends, cook most meals at home rather than eating out, and eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Another thing I do is buy the Healthy Request Campbell’s soups because they have less sodium and no MSG.

Campbell’s Soup wants you to “Address Your Heart” with Heart Healthy Tips, recipes and more!

Visit AddressYourHeart.com to get heart-healthy tips, including 21 Campbell’s recipes that are certified by the American Heart Association and product coupons, as well as Facebook.com/campbellskitchen for the latest Campbell’s recipes and offers.

Here are 5 Yummy recipes to start with. Click on the pictures to get the recipes.

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Slow-Cooked Chicken and Butternut Squash

Creamy Chicken & Vegetables over Spaghetti Squash

Pizza Primavera with Cauliflower Crust

Pork Medallions with Spinach & Barley

Here is a list of great coupons and special offers so you can get the Campbell’s money saving coupons!

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