This crunchy tuber has quickly become one of my favorite potato replacements!
It just satisfies that need to crunch and chew, which I love!
(Don’t these look like the real deal?!)
This crispy tuber has a hint of sweetness and resembles a turnip in appearance. A cup of jicama contains 11.5 g carbohydrates (with 6.4 g being fiber), which is about equal to a carrot. It also brings to mind water chestnuts, so it would probably work great in a stir-fry.
For my Fried Fauxtatoes recipe, I first peeled the jicama and cubed it up into small bite-size pieces. I diced up some onion and skillet fried both in bacon grease for great flavor. The jicama retained its crunch instead of softening like potatoes but it was still a very satisfying breakfast. I topped it with a fried egg.
To read more about the jicama, visit Cooking Light.
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This recipe has been around for a while! But there’s a reason for that…it’s yummy and filling!
CJ’S BREAKFAST PUDDING
1/3 cup ricotta cheese (I use cottage cheese)
3 Tbs. heavy cream
1 Tbs. flax meal
sugar free Maple syrup (I also add a packet of Stevia to sweeten)
Dash of cinnamon
Put first three ingredients into a sauce pan and cook until thick, kinda like a cream of wheat consistency. Stir in Stevia and flax meal. Top with sugar free breakfast syrup and a pat of real butter if desired. Serve warm.
*Recipe found at Low Carb Friends.
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Tagged cottage cheese, cream, egg, flax, low carb, low carb breakfast, maple, pudding, ricotta cheese, sugar free
This past summer I got on a smoothie-making kick!
This is just one of the delicious, satisfying smoothies I made for breakfast.
6-8 medium size frozen strawberries, partially thawed
1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 tablespoon 2% milk
4 -6 ice cubes
2 packets of Stevia or your sweetener of choice
Put all of the ingredients into a blender. Place the lid on the blender and blend for 45 to 60 seconds, or until smooth. Pour your smoothie into a glass and enjoy. (Can add extra water while blending if necessary.)
Also, for added nutrition, I sometimes add fresh baby spinach.