Food, Kids, Recipes, Summer, Tips and Tricks

Let’s Party this Summer with Palmer Candy

I have partnered with Palmer and was sent samples. Opinions are my own

Let's Party this Summer with Palmer Candy

You have seen the R.M. Palmer Easter bunnies recently and then there are the popular R.M. Palmer Peppermint Patties and Peanut Butter Cups. But, did you know about all you can find by visiting the RM Palmer website? Let’s take a look and then I have also shared some fun candies you can get for your summer parties and BBQ’s.

R.M. Palmer sells bulk candy like the red, white and blue chocolates you see below. This is great for themed parties, weddings, corporate dinners and even crafts with candy. Have you seen my Pokemon party favors I made with R.M. Palmer bulk candies?

First of all, make sure you sign up for the R.M. Palmer newsletter from their main homepage. This is how you can get savings, hear about promotions and find new happenings. You can also browse recipes like Palmer Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits or Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patty Brownies.

Along with recipes you can find crafts using R.M. Palmer candies like a Chocolate Candy bouquet or a Shining Star Trophy for your kids sports team. Also learn what stores near you cary the candies in their store locator.

Anthony loves the Peppermint Patties and they are a great cool treat for the summer heat. Then celebrate the Fourth of July with Red, White and Blue caramel-filled chocolates like the ones I featured.

Whether you have a sports team to celebrate the end of the season with or a birthday party to throw, visit R.M. Palmer to find great candies and fun ideas!

Food, Recipes

Keto & Paleo Friendly Snacks and Desserts

The following recipes were given to me by the creators themselves and all their rights are reserved to them

Keto & Paleo Friendly Snacks and Desserts

If you have started a Keto and even a Paleo diet it is a lot of work to get going. There is so much to know so you fast right and count your macros right. You need to expect changes in your body and why those changes occur. You need reminder and lists of new foods to shop for. Now add on recipes! The hardest part of any diet is snacking right. We all want snacks! We are little foodie humans who can easily lose motivation if we are robbed of something sweet completely out of our diets.

On a Keto and Paleo diet you can snack and on delicious recipes too! Enjoy this round up of yummy snacks and desserts….

Peanut Butter Protein Bars from DiabetesStrong

In her recipe, Christel reminds us what type of peanut butter and protein powders to shop for. These are low-carb and gluten free and last if refrigerated. No baking required.

140 calories, 4.8 total carbs, 0.9g sugar, 9.6g protein

A Paleo Carrot Cake from My PCOS Kitchen

Mira shows us her sugar-free carrot cake with sugar-free cream cheese icing. The cake recipe is even dairy-free!

180 calories, 7.3 total carbs, 1.9g sugar, 6.26g protein

Sugar Free Chesecake with Caramel (also from My PCOS Kitchen)

Yes! Cheesecake! Take a look at the ingredients. This is easily a low-carb and keto option. Yes, the calories are high but is it your birthday? Have some cheesecake!

492 calories, 9.6 total carbs, 1.7g sugar, 8.6g protein

Slow Cooker Low Carb (KETO) Granola from Recipes from My Pantry

You can do granola if you follow the right recipe like this one. This recipe is refined sugar-free and grain free.

214 calories, 8g total carbs, 1g sugar, 6g protein

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Keto Cookies from Peace Love and LowCarb

What makes a better pair besides chocolate and peanut butter? Just mix, chill and eat!

Approx. 2.5 total carbs

Keto Flourless Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies at Peace Love and LowCarb

It is described as low carb brownie meets cookie! Video tutorial for recipe!

115 calories, 3.8g carbs, 4g protein

Keto Cinnamon Rolls with Coconut Flour Fathead Dough from Low Carb Yum

Warm cinnamon rolls with melted cream cheese frosting on top? Heaven!

209 calories, 4g total carbs, 1g sugar, 7g protein

Keto Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Fudge from Low Carb Yum

Makes a great fat bomb alternative!

177 calories, 3g carbs, 2g protein

 

Low Carb Minty No Bake Cheesecake from Oh Sweet Mercy

You can make this one with matcha too! No baking required.

248 calories, 5g carbs, 2g sugar, 5g protein

LOW CARB PALEO KETO CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE RECIPE from WholesomeYum

This cake has only 6 ingredients and ready to eat quickly! Make a day where your macros can handle this gem of a recipe!

433 calories, 11g total carbs, 1 sugar, 14g protein

2 Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cake from Beauty and the Foodie

A quick dessert you can whip up for anyone

215 calories, 9g total carbs, 2g sugar, 7g protein

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Nests from Beauty and the Foodie

These are tasty, low carb and gluten free snacks. Great for guilt-free game day food!

2 nests are 43 calories, 2g net carbs, 1g sugar, 4g protein

Tagalong Peanut Butter Cookie Bars (Keto) from Joy Filled Eats

Like a Girl Scout cookie bar for Ketos and ready in 1 hour!! YUM!

128 calories, 4g total carbs, 1g sugar, 3g protein

Chewy Almond Joy Candies (Keto) from Joy Filled Eats

With Easter coming, these are great to make and serve!

128 calories, 4g total carbs, 2g protein

Cacao Bliss Balls from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

This one has pitted dates and even if you are not a date person-some oats could work too!

105 calories, 13g carbs, 9g sugar, 3g protein

Freezer Fudge with Macadamia Nuts (Paleo) from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Perfect if you offer to bring the dessert tray for a party!

Avocado and Bacon Deviled Eggs from Munchkins and Military

Nothing like a quick dish of deviled eggs to whip up for company (and an appetizer that we can eat)!

Sugar Free Vanilla Macaroons from Allergy Free Alaska

Who doesn’t love to pop a macaroon in their mouths to satisfy a sweet tooth!

Low Carb Biscuits with Almond Flour (KETO) from Savory Tooth

Miss bread? You don’t have to anymore!

360 calories, 5g total carbs, 1g sugar, 13g protein

Low Carb Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies from Moore or Less Cooking

Even on keto, you can choose any of your favorite jam-like fillings or even cocoa. Paleo? Eat your heart out!

Food, Natural Foods, Recipes, Uncategorized

Veggie Pasta and Sausage Recipe for Dinner

I have partnered with Spice Islands for this feature. Recipe is my own

Veggie Pasta and Sausage Recipe for Dinner

Spices are a cooks best friend. Right? Can you imagine a kitchen that had no spices or salts? I can’t and because grinding and sourcing what is needed to create spices in nearly impossible inside the average home we rely on brands like Spice Islands to bottle it up for us.

Spice Islands buys many spices whole and then mills them in their facility to release the rich flavors so we can enjoy them right from the bottle. For 75 years, Spice Islands offers many spices sourced from around the world. With Valentine’s approaching, homemade dinners are romantic and can make for a great night full of sentimental memories.

We are eating a low carb diet so we have eliminated most pastas, rices and breads. I have been trying many healthier food options like these in my recipes. Our nearest health store and even common grocers offer veggie pastas which add that extra dose of nutrients to its pasta and many are less carbs than standard enriched pasta. Here is an easy favorite in our home using Spice Island’s Poultry Seasoning.

 

Veggie Pasta and Sausage Recipe for Dinner
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Veggie Pasta and Sausage Recipe for Dinner

Ingredients

  • Turkey Sausage (sliced)
  • 1 package of vegetable pasta
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 small bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 tsp Spice Islands Poultry Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp of olive or avocado oil
  • feta cheese and green onions to top

Instructions

  1. While pasta is cooking heat 2 tbsp oil in a skillet. Add onion, bell pepper and seasoning and saute until onion is soft. Add sliced turkey link sausage and cook through. When pasta is done, drain and add back into pasta pot. Add the sausage mixture and 1 tbsp oil and stir to combine. Dish and top with feta and green onions.
https://parentinghealthy.com/veggie-pasta-and-sausage-recipe-for-dinner/

Do you know what some of the most widely used and popular spices are from around the world? Some of them are dill weed, bay leaves, cumin, garlic powder, saigon cinnamon and tumeric.

Enjoy many recipes at Spice Islands website like these Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes they have featured!

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: 18 mini cheesecakes

 

18        paper baking cups (2 1/2 inch diameter)

18        gingersnap cookies

12        ounces cream cheese, softened

3/4       cup sugar

1          tablespoon corn starch

1          teaspoon Spice Islands Pumpkin Pie Spice

2          eggs

1          cup canned pumpkin

1/3       cup light corn syrup

Heat oven to 325 F. Line muffin tin with paper baking cups. Place 1 cookie in each cup.

With electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, corn starch and pumpkin pie spice. Add eggs and mix well. Add pumpkin and corn syrup; beat 1 minute.

Pour filling into liners, dividing evenly. Bake 30-35 minutes until just set.

Chill 1 hour.

For more recipes, visit SpiceIslands.com

Food, Recipes

Pressure Cooker Recipe – Chicken Mexican Soup

Pressure Cooker Recipe - Chicken Mexican Soup

Pressure Cooker Recipe – Chicken Mexican Soup

Let me start by saying that when you take a spoonful of this soup it is so full of flavor you can just skip the extra carbs in toppings. I love topping chilis and soups like this, but I found myself not craving a bit of cheese or sour cream making this a very low carb soup in 30 minutes!

Soup Recipe

Loaded with nothing but beans, veggies, chicken and low-sodium broth it was a hit in my home. I looked over several recipes online and every one I saw included some sort of ingredient I didn’t have so I opened my pantry and started throwing things into a pot and magic was made. More recipes like this HERE!

Instant Pot Recipe – Chicken Mexican Soup
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Instant Pot Recipe – Chicken Mexican Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 can (2 cups) low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 standard can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 standard can of pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 standard can of low sodium kernal corn
  • 1 standard can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 small jar or about 1 cup of black bean salsa
  • 1 packet mild taco seasoning
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Open all canned ingredients. Rinse and drain any and add into Instant Pot
  2. Place chicken breasts in pot sprinkled with a little S & P.
  3. Pour salsa and taco seasoning in then the broth. Give it a stir around the chicken, coating the chicken well so it is submerged.
  4. Set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 3 minutes. I like to natural release for 10-15 minutes but you can release right away
  5. Remove Chicken and shred then place back in pot and turn on Keep Warm mode until ready to serve
https://parentinghealthy.com/pressure-cooker-recipe-chicken-mexican-soup/

Instant Pot Recipe - Mexican Chicken Soup

What did I use to make this recipe a success?

Pressure Cooker Recipe - Chicken Mexican Soup

Food, Recipes

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

There is nothing more satisfying than creating an instant pot recipe unless that meal tastes great and is low in carbs to help you with your diet goals. Find even more recipes HERE!

You will notice that my recipe includes onions and peppers (a great way to use them up before they go bad), but the picture does not show any. This is because the night I made this I wasn’t aware my husband had used up my veggies in the omelettes he made us in that days breakfast so this dish you see was minus those veggies so I added some steamed broccoli to the plate.

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken
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Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 short jar of black bean salsa (about 2 cups)
  • sliced onion
  • sliced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Riced cauliflower

Instructions

  1. Place chicken and onions, peppers in the pot. Pour the salsa and stock over the chicken and veggies. Add the curry powder. Cover and set pressure to high for 13 minutes. Release pressure and remove chicken to slice. Add the coconut milk to the juices in the cooker and stir 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken back in while you prepare the sides. Serve over riced cauliflower
https://parentinghealthy.com/low-carb-instant-pot-recipe-curry-chicken/

Having the right gadgets makes this meal so easy! Here is what I used:

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

Food/Beverage, Recipes

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

When your husband comes to you one day and says he wants to start eating healthier but no real plan that is the beginning of a lifestyle change. He wants to lose weight and knew he has little control over will power and we discussed the type of regimen we wanted to follow. I am not overweight but I could shed a few so I decided to join him on the journey to mainly eat healthier and be a partner with him to help keep him motivated.

We decided to choose – and tweak- the paleo diet. Basically it was very low carbs. That meant no breads, pasta, rice, cereals, tortillas, some cheeses and sugars. It is hard to suddenly get creative. We do allow ourselves a cheat night a week. After 3 months my husband is down 42 pounds and me 8.

egg roll

This latest recipe has been a hit! I was asked twice this night to make it so I will finally share! By Naked Chicken Egg Rolls I mean you make the insides but no pastry to roll them in. Very low carbs and filling!

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe
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Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

Ingredients

  • Ground chicken (can use ground turkey or pork as well)
  • 1 Bag of Coleslaw mix w/o the dressing
  • 1.5 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 C low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 heaping tbsp pure sesame oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • sliced almonds (optional)
  • chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Make the sauce by stirring together garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil
  2. Cook ground chicken in a large wok until heated through
  3. Add the entire bag of coleslaw and sauce
  4. Stir all together and leave on heat no more than 2-3 minutes so you still have some crunch in the cabbage
  5. Garnish with onions and almonds if you desire!
https://parentinghealthy.com/easy-naked-chicken-egg-roll-recipe/

My recipe is derived from this recipe I found on Tip Hero just changing a few things to our taste!

Here are some items I used to get my meal done right!

Find more recipes like this HERE!

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe