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Easy Rosemary & Garlic Cheese Keto Chips Recipe

* Post sponsored by Real California Milk, but recipe and opinions are my own.

Do you love savory and crunchy snacks as much as I do? There’s something about munching on salty potato chips that just bring back happy childhood memories. However, my metabolism isn’t as fast as it was when I was a kid.

After losing twenty pounds via a low carb lifestyle, I’m more conscious of what I put into my body; my mentality about portion control and eating lower carb foods have helped me to maintain my weight-loss, have a steady energy level, and reduce stomach bloat. But I still have cravings for junk foods like chips. Through my partnership with Real California Milk, I discovered that I could create my own healthier keto-friendly snacks baking with asiago, dry jack, or romano cheeses to make crunchy crisps. The flavors and textures of these cheeses are similar to parmesan. However, I recommend baking with these cheeses because they come from California dairies, which 99% are family run establishments; I have to give my state lots of love and support. Here’s my recipe for my Rosemary and Garlic Asiago Cheese Chips:
Ingredients:

3/4 cup of shredded or crumbled Real California Milk asiago cheese (* optional romano or dry jack)

2 tbsp of minced fresh rosemary

2 tbsp of garlic powder

12”x17” non-stick baking sheet (or parchment paper)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F
  2. Evenly mix the Real California cheese, rosemary, and garlic powder
  3. Place 1 tbsp of the cheese mixture on a non-stick baking tray about 2” apart from each other; flatten each pile so it will bake and crisp evenly. If you use parchment paper, be sure to generously spray it with a cooking oil to prevent them from sticking to the paper.
  4. Bake 6-8 min until it’s golden brown
  5. Carefully remove the tray from the oven and let the chips cool (10 min) on the baking sheet.

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And if you have a slight sweet-tooth, I also recommended mixing cranberries to the mix. If you’re curious about where to find these Real California cheeses, click HERE for a product locator.

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Do these chips make you hungry enough to try this easy recipe? Let me know in the comments.

Easy Rosemary & Garlic Cheese Keto Chips Recipe2020-09-04T12:34:20-07:00

Savory Post-Thanksgiving Breadless Sandwich (Low Carb)

So you know that feeling of eating too much during the holidays but not wanting to throw out the delicious leftovers? Yes, I’ve been guilty of that too. But this year, I wanted to share a recipe that can include that delicious turkey from last night into a more waistline friendly meal. This is what I call my Post Thanksgiving Sandwich. Think of a typical sandwich minus the carb loaded breads. Instead, I substitute bread slices with tofu slices. And bonus… these sliced tofu keeps the sandwich together as well as absorbs all the flavors from the ingredients.

Would you give this a try? Comment below to let me know 🙂

**The recipe below is my own and partnered with House Foods with this sponsorship

*Serving size 2

  • 16 oz of House Foods Extra Firm Tofu (sliced into 4 pieces about 4 oz each)
  • 8-10 pieces of butter lettuce
  • 4 slices of vine ripen tomatoes (sliced 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick)
  • 4 slices of turkey from leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner (6 oz)
  • 4 slices of spicy pepper jack cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 tbsp of salted butter
  • 2 tbsp of Fig (cranberry) jam

Directions

  • Slice the House Foods Tofu so it resembles 4 slices of bread
  • Pat tofu slices completely dry with a paper towel; this process is important since it will help make the slices more crispy like toasted bread.
  • Set large non-stick sauté pan on medium heat. Then melt the small sliver of butter or spritz a bit of cooking spray before carefully placing the tofu slices on the pan. Cook for about 10-15 min on each side or until you see that it’s a golden brown color; you can also add a pinch of salt to the tofu slices as an option. Set aside on a paper napkin when done.
  • To stack the sandwich, start with one slice of cooked tofu, add 2-3 pieces of lettuce, 2 slices of tomatoes, 2 slices of the spicy pepper jack cheese, and 2-3 oz of sliced turkey. Top of the sandwich with one more tofu “bread” slice; add 1 tbsp of fig (cranberry) jam on the top tofu slice (optional). Repeat directions to make the second sandwich and serve.

Enjoy!

Savory Post-Thanksgiving Breadless Sandwich (Low Carb)2020-09-04T12:34:21-07:00

Decadent Low Carb Mac ‘n Cheese… Get into my belly!

Mac ‘n Cheese…. one of the typical comfort foods eaten by virtually all Americans.  I feel like people love this stuff because they love cheese and pasta. And the marriage between the two can be quite heavenly.

However, you typically end up feeling as if you need a 2 hour power nap afterwards. This is the part that is not so appealing to me (and probably most other people).  So I decided to whip up a low carb version of this classic American favorite. The healthy twist is to use the macaroni style shirataki noodles instead of the standard flour macaroni noodles; this switch will reduce your recipe by 200 calories per cup. And you can order these noodles from Amazon or find them at your local grocery stores or Asian super markets by the tofu in the refrigerated foods section. Click HERE for the full recipe and please comment below on what cheese you love using on your version of Mac ‘n Cheese!

Decadent Low Carb Mac ‘n Cheese… Get into my belly!2018-06-25T22:20:02-07:00

Healthier twist to an all American sandwich

When you think of a classic all American sandwich, what do you think of? PBJ (Peanut Butter & Jelly), bologna and cheese, or tuna melt? Yes… all tasty but not always so healthy for you.

As a bread/carbs lover, I’m always looking for tasty, yet health substitutes. So I came up with a cool twist…. grilling slices of extra firm tofu to mimic the hearty slices of toasted bread. It’s super easy to make, just click HERE for the recipe. You’ll shave off about 12grams of carbs per slice. And add in your mayo or mustard to some extra flavor. Enjoy and let me know what you think of this sandwich in the comments section below.

 

* Info from www.fatsecret.com

Healthier twist to an all American sandwich2018-06-25T22:20:56-07:00
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