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Triple Chocolate Snack Cake – Grain Free, Gluten Free, and Sugar Free

This is one of the best low-carb sugar-free cakes I’ve ever had.

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Triple Chocolate Snack Cake – Grain Free, Gluten Free, and Sugar Free

1 cup almond flour (like Honeyville), or low carb flour blend
2/3 cup erythritol, or Swerve (I used Swerve)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3 whole eggs
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbs dark chocolate
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup organic chocolate chips, like Enjoy Life chunks

 

1) Whisk first 5 ingredients in mixing bowl.

2) In small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate
and coconut oil. Set aside to cool.

3) In separate bowl, whisk eggs, cream, and
vanilla extract together. Add chocolate mixture
to the egg mixture; mix well.

4) Gradually add to the flour mixture, whisking
for several minutes until batter if fluffy.

5) Pour into a greased loaf pan or 8” cake pan.

6) Sprinkle top with chocolate chips or chunks.

7) Bake at 350ºF 25-30 minutes until top springs back
to the touch. Cool before serving.

~Tastes great the next day!

Crumb shot – just see how good the crumb is on this cake?!

triple chocolate snack cake low carb and sugar free crumb shot

 

Here’s a delicious Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe!

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Apple Pie Egg White Oatmeal (E)

*This recipe is suitable for The Trim Healthy Mama plan as an E (energizing) meal.

Creamy, tasty oatmeal filled with protein and with no added sugar.

If you like oatmeal, but can’t eat it even the gluten free kind, check out this recipe that is very similar in taste and texture.

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Apple Pie Egg White Oatmeal (E)

½ cup dry Quaker Old Fashioned Oats*
1/3 cup egg white
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup, diced apples (I left these out)
1 cup water
1/4 tsp sea salt, or a healthy dash
2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
your favorite sweetener (I used Swerve)
1 tsp coconut oil

Put oats, water, and salt in a medium pan and bring to boil.

When there is almost no water left, add in egg whites and mix vigorously until cooked through, about another minute.

Once done cooking, add applesauce, cinnamon, vanilla, and sweetener. (add diced apples if you choose to use them)

Stir well and pour oatmeal into a serving bowl.  Top with coconut oil and enjoy.

*cal 229, fat 6 g, net carbs 24, pro 13 g (if using 1/3 cup gf oats and no added apple)

COOK’S NOTE:  I could not eat all of this in one serving, so I may try 1/4-1/3 cup of dry oatmeal next time.

*I used gluten free oats for this recipe.  If you use the old fashioned oatmeal, you may want to soak them overnight.

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Going wheat-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and soda-free and my 1 month results!

After much research and reading, I decided to make some changes in my “diet” on September 1st.

I had been noticing that after I ate a meal that included wheat and sugar, my hands would swell and I would be stiff the next morning.  I decided to eliminate those things from my diet for a while and see what happened.

Well, no more bloating, swelling, or stiffness and my appetite is more manageable.  My desire for sweets has diminished as well.

So as of today, I have successfully gone wheat-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and diet soda-free for a month!

No, I haven’t been perfect, but real close!

After a month, I have lost and kept off 7.4 lbs! yay me! 🙂

I feel much better, have more energy, and have lost inches.  My plans are to keep on this way of eating and hopefully heal some physical issues I’ve had for a few years.

October, here I come! I’m still a work in progress, but it is progress after all!

What changes have you made in your diet lately and what results are you getting?

Chocolate Chunk Cookies ~ Grain Free • Wheat Free • Low Carb

What’s not to like about Chocolate Chunk Cookies?!  In this recipe, I made my own chocolate chunks by melting some chocolate and adding some sweetener.  


They were delicious but didn’t hold their shape.  That’s why the poor cookies look chocolate chunk-less in the photo.

 Nevertheless, the cookies were great!

CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES

1 1/4 cups of almond flour (I prefer Honeyville)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup of xylitol (or raw honey)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup of chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand)

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and blend with a spoon.
Add the wet ingredients and blend well with a spoon.
Drop by tablespoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Space
them about 1 1/2 inches apart.  Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until
they are starting to brown around the edges.
Makes about 15 cookies.

*To make these lower carb, you need to use the xylitol instead of the honey.

**Xylitol can be harmful to dogs, so keep your pets away when using this sweetener.

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