Being creative with meals is a definite challenge. It is easy to get in ruts with a normal diet and especially when you are limited in what you can eat. I keep trying new recipes to find ones I like and keep.
Last week I said I would tell you more about the brownies once I tweaked them. This time they came out pretty yummy and people approved.
No sugar Brownie by the NHCR with my adaptions
1c almond flour or choice of flour
1/2c chopped walnuts or pecans
½ to 1t stevia -I used NuNaturals vanillia
1/2t sea salt
1/2t baking soda
¼-1/3c cocoa –add more if you want darker taste
3/4c dry curd cottage cheese
Blend all ingredients, except flour and chopped nuts, in a food processor until smooth. (very important for the right texture of brownie, it seemed better to process the dry curd cottage cheese first then add eggs then add stevia then add salt and cocoa). Stir dry ingredients together then mix with wet. Add nuts and pour into oiled 8×8 pan. Bake at 350 for 35 min or until done. My variation was to add some graded or broken pieces of unsweetened chocolate to the mix as well.
I had a craving for potato salad, which is one of my favorites, and potatoes are not allowed on the diet so I created a salad with butternut squash also approved a friend. I found a couple of possible recipes that interested me and one was Roasted butternut squash and chickpea salad. Since I just made hummus decided to what on that one. I made a variation of Tropical butternut squash salad because I cannot have the pineapple right now since there is too much sugar in that fruit.
Tropical butternut squash salad by Cara’s Cravings with my adaptions
3lbs peeled, diced butternut squash
1 large red pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup sliced scallions (white and light green parts)
1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper, to taste
Drew’s lemon goddess dressing
I boiled the squash for a quick method then tossed with the lemon goddess dressing, added the other ingredients stirring in between. It sat in the fridge until I was ready to eat it. Very yummy!
Comment below and let me know what you think about these foods.
“The delights of self-discovery are always available.” ~Gail Sheehy