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This month's recipe is brought to you by Low Carb with Jennifer.

Low Carb Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 pound thinly sliced steak in 1 inch pieces
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (or egg whites in a pinch)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large skillet over high heat, add 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Add in the thinly sliced steak and brown on both sides. Remove from pan to a plate and set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add in 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Add in the broccoli florets and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the steak back to the pan with the broccoli. Add in the soy sauce, sweetener, garlic, ginger, broth, and xanthan gum. Stir to combine and let thicken for a few minutes.
  4. Serve with rice or cauliflower rice for a low carb alternative!

NUTRITION FACTS:

Total Carbohydrates: 10g

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 15g

Fat: 12g  

 

 

 

December's Recipe:

Gluten Free + Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Blanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Erythritol
  • 1/4 cup Butter (softened)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the almond flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, nutmeg, and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the butter and erythritol for 1-2 minutes, until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat in the almond flour mixture until a dough forms.
  3. Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to bake.
  4. Preheat the to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Place the ball of dough between two large pieces of parchment paper.
  6. Roll out to 1/4 in (.6 cm) thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookie shapes and transfer them to the parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden on the edges. Cool on the cookie sheet before handling.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving size: 1 large cookie (4.5 inch tall gingerbread man)

Total Carbohydrates: 6g

Fiber: 3g

Protein: 6g

Fat: 16g  

 

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(1) Exchange Snacks:
For those of you whose young children who are on shots, one of the hardest tasks is coming up with creative (1) exchange snack ideas. Here is a list created by some of our moms:

  • 3/4 cup Cheerios
  • 1 piece of toast (low carb.)
  • 1/2 small bagel or English muffin with cream cheese
  • small box of raisins
  • small apple
  • small banana
  • 4-6 crackers
  • 2-3 cups popcorn
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 17 small grapes
  • 1 1/4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup light yogurt
  • 12 cherries