Mediterranean Veggie Pizza (cold and GOOOOOOOD)

I am at a friends gathering this past weekend and the dip of the night, for me anyway, was this amazing, creamy flavor-filled Mediterranean-ish dip. I asked my friend Marah the recipe- which was given to her by our friend Ben, super easy! But I wanted to make a way to not make it a dip but kind of a mealish- or pizza, if you will…..

So I put her recipe on a crust! AND IT WAS AMAZING!!! It was- lower carb yes but filled with so much flavor I cant even….this will be a perfect dish to pass at your next gathering too! Healthy and tasty!

Trying to stay on track at parties is tough- so this can be your little secret to not totally disrupting your health eating habits— you don’t have to tell anyone its healthy!!

The Crust:

In microwave heat 2 cups shredded Mozzarella plus 4 TBS of cream cheese ( I used chive but you can use whatever )for about 2 minutes and stir well…add this to a standing mixer if you can if not a hand mixer can work. Now pour in ½ C almond flour or carbquik plus ½ c riced cauliflower (frozen veggie section) plus 1 TBS of baking powder and 1 egg. Mix well and spread on greased pan or 9 x 13 inch cake pan could work—I wish I would have even made it bigger maybe like a cookie sheet?….bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.

Let cool-

Top with

1 container of hummus- I used garlic it was amazing!! Then spread on top of the hummus about ½- 1 of plain greek yogurt …now top with whatever floats your boat.. I used

Chopped spinach

Chopped tomato

Chopped colored peppers

Chopped cucumber

And it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish I had olives but I didn’t….

You will LOVE THIS- I promise

Mine made about 16 servings…but cut how you like. This is a great alternative to the flour filled butter filled sour cream filled veggie pizza we all know and love.

I choose almond flour and carbquik and these lower carbish recipes because of the low glycemic index. Basically using these will help to not spike your blood sugar and have you come crashing down in hunger again quickly…. Just one reason of many!

Enjoy !!

Key Lime Cream Puff (low sugar low carb)

Ok- I am in need of desserts this week- I dont know why but I just am! Here was a GREAT solution to my sweet tooth and the kids!

Key Lime Cream Puff

In a mixer put 8 egg whites and start mixing- this will take a while so I would use a standing mixer….

In another bowl mix together

6 egg yolks

2 TBS stevia or truvia

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

4 oz cream cheese

When egg whites start to form peak ADD IN ¼ tsp of cream of tartar

When egg whites are fully peaked fold in the egg yolk mixture gently….

Spray muffin tin or 2 pie pans

I made 12 Muffins and 1 pie out of this

Scoop heaping spoonfuls in the cupcake tins or divide in the pie pans

Bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes (watch when golden) this will RAISE A LOT…..

Take out and let cool- it will deflate

Now for the topping- you can choose whatever you like I just did

1 cup of whipping cream plus 2 tsp of truvia plus ½ tsp vanilla and mixed this until fully peaked like whip cream then I mixed in 1 6oz container of key lime greek yogurt

Fill your pie with this OR just place this topping on as you go…..best taste chilled.

2 servings for 1/2 red and ¼ blue—that’s a good guess 

This is a bit tedious and time consuming BUT I think well worth it-

You could cut this in half to not make so many!

BBQ RANCH CHICKEN TARTE

I have to tell you this is the best thing I have made YET!! I am not kidding…I usually wait a while on posting recipes because I HAVE A TON to post but this had to be moved front and center for you!!

BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch TARTE

*I call it a tart because of the crust and because it sounds fancy and professional. Lol

THIS IS NOT as hard as it sounds….yes, it might take you a few extra minutes but WORTH IT….first the CRUST….

I use a standing mixer…place in

1 egg

½ C carbquik or almond flour

½ C frozen riced cauliflower

1 TBS baking powder

DON’T MIX YET…first microwave 2 oz of cream cheese and 2 C Shredded mozzarella for 1 minute and 30 seconds- stir and add to the mixture

NOW MIX!

Once kind of dough-ish spray a 9×13 IN casserole dish and press in this as the crust—YOU WILL NEED TO ADD more flour to your hands to do this as it will be sticky….

BAKE at 425 for 15-20 minutes until golden-

Now for the “casserole”

-1 whole rotisserie chicken (I bought mine organic at ALDI then placed in the INSTA POT with some water and olive oil for about 20 minutes high pressure)but you can just buy one cooked if that is easier!

-1 package CENTER CUT BACON- it costs more but is way healthier- as healthy as bacon can be…I place my bacon on cookie sheet on foil or parchment paper and put in oven on Broil until crispy but you can just pan fry it- just make sure to place it on paper towels to get the grease off when done.

-3 garlic cloves

-1 onion

-1 bag of shredded cabbage

-other half of the bag of frozen riced cauliflower that you used for crust

-1 green pepper

-1 pouch of ranch season

On medium heat Place a large sauce pan with olive oil covered (about 1-2 TBS)

CHOP ALL YOUR VEGGIES and place in WITH YOUR PACKAGE OF RANCH

Sauté these until tender….

Now add in you COOKED CHICKEN that you shredded and I use a scissors and cut up my bacon…stir around a bit…

NOW SEASON WITH……

16 OZ tomato sauce

¼ C of apple cider vinegar

¼ C truvia (or sugar sub)

1/8 C Worcestershire Sauce

1 TBS paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1tsp Ground Mustard

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

Mix this all in and let simmer a few minutes..Place ON THE CRUST that you just baked and top with 1C shredded Cheddar. Bake at 425 for about 30 minutes or until cheese is golden.

1 heaping cup 1 blue 1 red 1 green

Skinny Cheesy VEGGIE soup

Cheesy Vegetable Soup (skinny)

In a large pot pour a few tbs of olive oil and set on Medium heat.

Clean, CHOP AND ADD….

1 head cauliflower

2 C broccoli

1 onion

3 garlic cloves

4 large carrots

1 bag of frozen riced cauliflower ( freezer veggie section)

Sauté these until somewhat tender

Now add

1 carton of vegetable broth

1 cup of almond milk (or any milk)

1 C cheddar shredded

1 C shredded mozzarella

Salt and pepper to taste

¼ C almond flour or carbquik (or any flour choice)

Bring to a boil but CONSTANT stirring so doesn’t burn to the bottom……once boiling turn down to simmer and stir a bit more then let set on low for an hour or so.

1 C for a green and ¼ blue (heaping cup- even like 1.5)

IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE THE VEGGIE BAGEL IT IS A MUST YOU GUYS!!! Here it is

https://healthyhairdresseraddie.com/2018/02/16/vegetable-bagel-bun/

Cauliflower patties!

It has been brought to my attention by a few of you faithful followers that I have totes forgot to post this recipe!! They are so so good!! Like a tortilla if you will…

Microwave a head of cauliflower chopped and cleaned for 8 minutes – let dry out on paper towels for a bit…

Chop it up even a little more (like hashbrowns even)

In a large bowl mix

The chopped cauliflower

1 egg

1/4-1/2 C of carbquik or Almond flour (depends on how much you need to patty it start with less and add more)

Salt and pepper and BASIL to taste ( tsp or so)

1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Now lay out parchment paper on cookie sheet and patty these out …bake at 425 for about 15 minutes then flip: bake another 15 or so- less or more as I like them crisp!

Depending on how many you get I am saying 3 good size for a green 1/2 blue 1/4 yellow 🙂

Eat alone or eat with some taco meat on them…egg salad… so many ways to eat these ! They wont disappoint 🙂

Crunchy Creamy Crab Salad

Creamy Crunchy Crab salad

ANOTHER GREAT way to get in some healthy foods on the go- pack this for work and gets some protein and veggies in all in one quick meal!

1 package of crab (I used imitation- however try to find organic if you can)

3 stalks of celery

1 large carrot cleaned

1 can of water chestnuts

2 small cucumbers peeled

Chop the veggies and crab and water chestnuts up fairly fine but not crazy small

Put all in large bowl

Mix in

¼ C of plain greek yogurt

¼ C Bolthouse farms Ranch dressing (or any yogurt based)

2 tbs mayo

¼ c of crumbled feta cheese

1 tsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Taste best after chilled a few hours

Have one cup for ½ red ½ green 1 orange and ¼ blue

Add a side of spinach to complete your green!

So so good!! (Don’t like crab? Use chicken or tuna!)

Low sugar BBQ pulled pork

Low Sugar Pulled BBQ Pork

In my crock or insta pot I put a large pork loin or beef or whatever you want for BBQ meat.

THE SAUCE:

Inspired by a Pinterest post:

Add this right in the pot with your meat

16 oz of tomato sauce

½ C Apple Cider Vinager

½ C of Truvia or natural sugar substitute

2 TBS Worcestershire Sauce

1 TBS paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp ground mustard

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

I let this cook about 6-8 hours on low – pull your meat apart if you wish for the pulled sandwich …serve on this bun https://healthyhairdresseraddie.com/2018/02/16/vegetable-bagel-bun/

And have a side of this coleslaw https://healthyhairdresseraddie.com/2018/02/12/easy-healthy-coleslaw/

¾ C for a red – I would say the sauce is so minimal but count as a part of your purple for the day!

OR just make this sauce and store in fridge instead of the store bough sugary stuff