Taco Salad, Baked Apples, Chicken Pot Pie #Lowcarb #Healthy #Lifestyle

Lynn Thompson Books

FBTaco Salad:

ground beef

garlic

onion

taco seasoning

water

chard

tomatoes

avocado

cheddar cheese

 

Instructions:

Saute onions and garlic for a few minutes, add ground beef. Cook until brown. Add about 1/4 of water and about 1/2 package of taco seasoning. Mix well and simmer until thickened, stirring often.

Slice chard, arrange in bowl. Top with ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, and avocado. (Optional) Chipotle dressing.

 

Baked Apples:

My neighbor gave me some green apples off of his tree-and I’m not a big apple eater-so I created this dish:)

12 apples sliced

cinnamon

allspice

coconut sugar

stick of butter

coconut oil

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Spray a casserole dish with coconut oil. Layer apples, butter, cinnamon, allspice, and a touch of coconut sugar. (I filled the casserole dish halfway with apples before adding the butter and spices, then added another layer of apples, butter, and spices. Place lid on top and bake for 1 hour.

 

Chicken Pot Pie:

Filling:

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup peas

1/2 cup carrots

1/4 tsp salt

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 tbsp arrowroot starch

Additional salt and pepper to taste

2 to 2 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

 

Topping:

1 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup almond flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp garlic powder or garlic/parsley salt

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese, divided

4 large eggs

3/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

1/4 cup melted butter

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large dutch oven, brown chicken. Add butter and melt over medium heat. Add onion, celery, peas, carrots and salt and cook until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and thyme and cook about 1 more minute. Add the broth and bring to a simmer.

In a separate bowl whisk together the cream and arrowroot starch. Whisk into simmering broth and simmer until broth is thickened and chicken is cooked through, about 10 more minutes.

If you don’t own a dutch oven then spread mixture in a 9×13 inch casserole dish.

 

Topping:

In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. Stir in 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese.

Stir in eggs, sour cream or yogurt and melted butter until well combined. Drop by rounded tablespoons over the top of the chicken filling and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake 25 minutes or until filling is bubbling and crust is browned and firm to the touch.

 

 

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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