Dessert Gluten Free Kid Friendly Low Calorie Low Carb

Low-Carb Sugar-Free Apple Pie Filling

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I was craving a slice of apple pie but didn’t want to go through the whole mixing up a pie crust baking for an hour thing so instead I stirred up a pan of low-carb, sugar-free apple pie filling in just a few minutes. No measuring required!

While peeling and chopping apples brown a pat or two of butter in a large pan over medium heat. When the butter is browned add a flavorful liquid such as orange juice, apple juice or other fruit juice, or monk fruit sweetened maple flavored syrup. Sprinkle in cinnamon and nutmeg and a healthy dose of your favorite calorie-free sweetener. I like to use a mix of stevia, xylitol, erthritol, Swerve, and granulated monk fruit. For a little extra somethin’ somethin’ add some chopped dates and chopped toasted pecans. Allow to cook until apples are almost soft making sure there’s still liquid in the pan. Stir in a thickening agent such as coconut flour, arrowroot flour, whole wheat flour or brown rice flour. When the sauce has thickened and the apples are soft remove from heat. Serve hot, warm or cold. Top with a dollop of vanilla yogurt or sugar-free ice cream if you like.

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Vegan Enchilada Bowl (or not)

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My favorite bowl meals consist of a grain with a protein or protein stand-in, garnished with three to six toppings. Sometimes I drizzle a sauce over the top, sometimes I don’t.

For this enchilada bowl I was experimenting with pre-cooked jack fruit in a pouch but you can make these enchilada bowls using chicken, turkey, or beef if that’s what you have on hand. Another item I was trying out was enchilada sauce in a pouch, however you can use canned enchilada sauce or make your own. I was also playing around with a mini slow-cooker I recently purchased, but you can simmer your jackfruit/chicken/turkey/beef and enchilada sauce in a saucepan. So let’s get started.

Ingredients

One 6-ounce pouch pre-cooked jackfruit

One 8-ounce pouch enchilada sauce

3 cup cooked brown rice

Toppings

Choose at least three toppings and up to six:

corn

black beans

bell peppers, sliced or large chunks, roasted

avocado, chopped or sliced

red onion, thick slices, roasted

green onion, sliced

cilantro, fresh

tomatoes, sliced or chopped

sweet potatoes, sliced and roasted

Garnish (optional)

enchilada sauce

yogurt or sour cream

chopped cilantro

sour cream or yogurt thinned with fresh lime juice

pureed red bell pepper mixed with mayo, yogurt or sour cream

ranch dressing or any other creamy salad dressing that you have on hand

Instructions

Stir jack fruit and enchilada sauce together in the bowl of a mini slow-cooker or a small saucepan. Heat over low heat on a burner, or low or high heat in the slow cooker. Stir occasionally until the jack fruit has absorbed some of the sauce.

Heat the rice and your choice of toppings.

Assemble Your Bowl

Layer in the following order: rice, jack fruit enchilada sauce, toppings. Drizzle garnish over toppings.

Leftovers

Store each item separately to enjoy for another meal.

Low Carb Paleo Recipes

Baked Bacon Chicken

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Okay, I kinda fooled ya’ with the title of this recipe, because, Pork Rind Chicken doesn’t sound very appetizing, so Baked Bacon Chicken it is.

After all the time in the kitchen surrounding Thanksgiving and with Christmas coming up fast I wanted to share with you all this super-easy low-carb diet recipe from my book “14 Days ~ 14 Pounds“.

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Kid Friendly Low Carb Recipes

Low-Carb Mashed Caulitatoes Recipe

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For those of you who downloaded this recipe before June 30, 1999 take a look at this simplified version. It came about in the usual way – guests for dinner and no time to go shopping. Since I didn’t have any tofu or onions I made mashed “potatoes” without them and not only were they easier they tasted even better! I even received an e-mail the next day from one of my dinner guests who still couldn’t believe he hadn’t eaten “real” mashed potatoes. Yes, I couldn’t resist. I told.

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Gluten Free Kid Friendly Recipes

Foolproof Gluten Free Pie Crust

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Have you been drooling for a gluten-free pie crust that’s quick to make, doesn’t call for a mix of eighteen different flours and turns out perfect every time? Well, drool no more, it’s here. Actually you’ll probably start drooling all over again when you begin dreaming about the apple pies, pumpkin pies, quiches, and chicken-pot pies you’ll be making.

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