Ginger Sesame Chicken, Spinach Casserole, Blueberry Crepes #Lowcarb #Healthy #Lifestyle

spinachcasserole14Spinach CASSEROLE

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/vegetabledishes/r/spinachcaserole.htm

INGREDIENTS
    • 2 boxes frozen chopped spinach, 10 oz each
    • ¼ chopped onion
    • 1 teaspoon oil or butter
    • 1 8-oz package cream cheese
    • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or a mixture is nice)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt or other spice mixture to taste
    • 1-2 Tablespoon dry white wine if you have it around
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice if you don’t have the wine
    • 1 drop liquid sweetener or a pinch of a powder (just a small amount to balance flavors)
    • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (not the dried kind in the can)
PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Defrost spinach in the boxes or in a 2-quart casserole dish.

Fry onion in the oil or butter until it begins to soften.

Mix all ingredients except for the Parmesan cheese in the casserole dish. Sprinkle Parmesan on top.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean and cheese on top begins to brown.

Makes 8 servings.


 

Ginger Sesame Chicken:

Chicken Thighs

Ginger Sesame Marinade (I bought mine from the store.)

Cinnamon Basil

Marinate chicken thighs in a casserole dish for a few hours. Place Cinnamon Basil on top of thighs (I picked a few leaves of my plant.) Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, take off cover and bake for 15 more minutes.


 

Breakfast- Brunch?:)
LOW CARB CREPES WITH BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE FILLING
PREP TIME
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
Serves: 12 crepes
INGREDIENTS
Crepes
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil plus 2 tablespoons for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 3 drops Protocol stevia (I used some coconut sugar)
Blueberry cream cheese filling
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. To make the crepes combine the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium. Lightly coat with coconut oil. Add ⅓ cup batter. Cook until underside of crepe is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Loosen edge of crepe with a rubber spatula, then quickly flip. Cook 1 minute more. Slide crepe out of skillet and repeat with remaining batter. (Coat pan with coconut as needed.)
  4. To keep crepes warm set in an oven at 200 degrees until ready to eat.
  5. To make the blueberry cream cheese filling place the blueberries, water and seasonings in small pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Lower and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until reduced by half.
  6. Add in the cream cheese and mix with a spoon mix until the mixture is smooth. Remove from the stove and set aside.
  7. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of the blueberry filling on each crepe down the center. Take one side of the crepe and roll it over the filling and continue rolling until you have a tube.

I also made up some Beef Enchilada’s. I used gluten free corn tortilla’s because I already had them and I ran out of cream cheese-they’re not too high in carbs. But I found a low carb recipe too.

http://www.grouprecipes.com/14029/low-carb-beef-enchilada-bake.html

Ingredients


How to make it


  • Beat or whisk the cream cheese and eggs until smooth.
  • Stir in cheese; mix well.
  • Grease a 9 x 13″ baking dish; spread the cheese mixture evenly over the bottom.
  • Bake at 350º, 35 minutes or until browned, but not too dark.
  • Let stand 5-10 minutes before adding the topping.
  • Brown the hamburger; drain fat.
  • Stir in enchilada sauce and chiles.
  • Spread over the crust.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake another 20 minutes or so until hot and bubbly.
  • Serve with the toppings of your choice (add additional carbs).
  • Makes 8-12 servings
  • Can be frozen 3 grams carbs each serving (8)

 

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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