FRUIT AND NUT TREATS

I’ve been making my own snack foods since cutting out all the likely sources of allergens. Most purchased low-carb snacks and bars contain whey, egg, chocolate, and/or almonds. I found several raw, vegan, and Paleo brands, but most of them use dates and flax to hold everything together. Chunks of Energy, pictured above, are pretty good and the Chia Orange flavor has no flax, but lists dates as the first ingredient and also contains raisins. They have 12 net grams of carbs per ounce (two small squares). I thought I could do better. I kept the…

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COCO-CHOCO-CHIA BARS

This is another of my favorite recipes from Nourished. Is it candy or cookies? You can decide. They are good and good for you! Nourished contains a total of 237 recipes including: Vanilla Spice Broiled Chicken, Home Fries, Cheddar Biscuits with Butter and Jam, Candied Fennel Tart, and Raspberry Marshmallows. (The Amazon Bookmatch sale is still in effect!) COCO-CHOCO-CHIA BARS Chocolate, coconut, walnuts, whey protein, chia, and pasture butter are known to possess remarkably healthful properties. These moist, chewy bars could qualify as super-food candy; it’s…

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TURKEY CRACKLIN’S

The best thing EVER to do with Thanksgiving leftovers! Reserve any extra skin or lumps of fat from the neck and body openings when preparing your holiday turkey for roasting. After your gorgeous, golden-skinned turkey has been presented, admired, carved, and devoured, don’t throw it out; you still have the best part left! Cut away the skin from the back before tossing the carcass in a pot for making bone broth. Slice the skin into strips or squares and spread them flat on a greased sheet pan, adding any reserved fat and skin. If you prefer flat pieces, you can set…

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A CRISPY, SALTY, SNACK WITHOUT THE GUILT: KALE CHIPS

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  Fresh Black Kale Leaves You can make virtuous, crispy chips that taste fabulous from a healthful vegetable! (I may try sneaking some into a movie.) 1 1/4 pounds black kale 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese or to taste Smoked finishing salt, optional Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fold the kale leaves inward so the center rib is on the outside and use a sharp knife…

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SUPER-SIZED WINGS FOR THE SUPER BOWL

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Here’s a very funny story by Chris Erskine that appeared in the LA Times on January 28. He has a terrific idea; he makes man-sized hot wings from turkey rather than chicken wings. And one of his three marinades (the Spicy marinade) is totally low carb! http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-wings28-2009jan28,0,4830120.story On the same page with the turkey wing recipe is a link to an article titled: “Melted cheese: Alone or in a dish, it’s delish.” With a title like that, you just know there has to be something…

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