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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a family favorite during holidays or summer months when we cook out. We have our favorite traditional recipe of course. But who doesn’t want a little variety every now and then?

When making deviled eggs, the main goal is to incorporate a little fat and some acid into the yolks. Traditionally this comes from mayonnaise, miracle whip, etc for the fat and a splash of vinegar for the acid. This recipe will mix up the healthy fat option by using avocado. The acid will come from lime juice.

Avocado deviled eggs are great substitute and will provide that bit of variety your gathering needs!

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Microwave Baked Apple

Microwave Baked AppleThanksgiving is less than a week away! Before you know it, Christmas will be here. My most favorite part of family gatherings during the fall/winter season is PIE. It’s delicious. It’s too easy to eat more than one slice.  This can add a lot of extra calories from fat and starch. So, today, I present to you the microwave baked apple. It tastes just like an apple pie and the best part? It takes 5 minutes to make!

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Microwave Baked Apple
Course desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
baked apple
Ingredients
Course desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
baked apple
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry the apple, and then peel, core, and medium dice it.
  2. Place in a small microwave safe bowl. Pour a packet of Splenda over the apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and add just a little water — it only takes a little!
  3. Cover, leaving a little room for air to escape, and microwave for 1 minute. Be careful when removing from the microwave, it will be hot! Check the softness of the apples and microwave more if needed.
  4. Once cooled a little, add a small spoonful of Cool Whip Lite and a sprinkle of cinnamon if you'd like. Enjoy!
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Cauliflower Chicken Pot Pie

Cauliflower Chicken Pot Pie

Cauliflower Chicken Pot PieIt’s getting colder outside, which means comfort food! I personally love chicken pot pies. The starchy pie crust and creamy filling can add a lot of extra calories and fat. This leaves me feeling weighed down. I stumbled onto this great cauliflower chicken pot pie recipe on Pinterest. With a few minor changes this recipe is now bariatric-friendly. These little things are delicious AND cute! Check out the recipe below to make your own cauliflower chicken pot pies.

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Roasted Cornish Hen

Recipe creating can be intimidating. Especially if you have never had this particular food. That’s how I felt making roasted cornish hens. I have never had a cornish hen so my frame of reference for spices was nil. However, I must say, this recipe for roasted cornish hens was phenomenal! It will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving menu. Especially for you postop people whose portion is smaller— a cornish hen is much smaller than a turkey with the same kind of flair.

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Roasted cornish hens cook much faster and require little attention once in the oven. Follow these easy steps…

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Crustless Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie slicePumpkin Pie is a classic holiday menu staple. But traditional pies are loaded with sugar and carbohydrates. This version of Crustless Pumpkin Pie uses Splenda instead of sugar and is made without a crust to reduce carbohydrates. You still get to enjoy the rich custard-like filling without any of the guilt.

Add this crustless pumpkin pie to your Thanksgiving menu this year for a great treat!

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Cauliflower Stuffing

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A holiday meal is hardly complete without stuffing, but traditional bread or rice based stuffing varieties are loaded with carbohydrates. But don’t fret, because Cauliflower has stepped up in the world to become a low-carb powerhouse.
Cauliflower has become very popular as a substitute for rice, potatoes, and bread-based dishes.
Give this Cauliflower Stuffing a try during this holiday season for a great low-carb stuffing substitute.

Try these other Thanksgiving recipes this year including Roasted Chicken Legs!

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Roasted Chicken Legs

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Sometimes a full turkey is just too much. Using chicken legs or turkey legs in place of an entire bird is a great option for smaller families that don’t need such a large portion. Another benefit of using just the legs instead of the whole bird is that you don’t need to spend hours watching the oven and basting the turkey. This is a great way to make a smaller portion and save you time to spend with your family instead of in the kitchen!

Enjoy this recipe for roasted chicken legs this year.

Look for more recipes in our Thanksgiving Menu coming soon! 

Deviled Pork Chops

These deviled pork chops are nothing to be scared of. In fact, they might be down right heavenly. One thing I love about these deviled pork chops is that you make them in the broiler. I love how quickly things cook in the broiler and the flavor you get from it. Now, I don’t use my broiler often, especially during the hotter months, because it makes my kitchen feel like I’m standing on the face of the sun. But the broiling time is short so it isn’t too terrible. Try out these deviled pork chops for a delicious meal that is ready in less than 20 minutes!

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These Deviled Pork Chops are perfect with grilled asparagus! What side dish would you choose?!

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Spaghetti Pie

Italian food tops my favorite foods list. But it is not necessarily one of the healthier foods to love. So what do I do when a pasta craving strikes?! Well in a perfect world, I would be able to go to my favorite Italian restaurant and order a big plate of fettuccine alfredo and not gain an ounce or feel the affects of  pasta cravings for days. But alas, this world is not perfect, nor am I. So I must make lemonade out of lemons- eeerrr or maybe spaghetti pie out of spaghetti squash is a more fitting analogy? Anyway, that’s what we are doing today. Spaghetti Pie from spaghetti squash. So pretty and so very delicious.

Spaghetti Pie

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tuna salad

Tuna Salad

I’m in a hurry. You’re in a hurry. We are ALL in a hurry most of the time. Especially in the middle of the day. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had a patient tell me, “I need a lunch that is quick and convenient. Can you help me?” And my answer is, Yes! There are so many different meals that you can do in a time crunch. One of my favorites? Tuna salad.

Tuna Salad

tuna saladYou can make tuna salad in just a few minutes. In fact, I made this tuna salad recipe in less than 5 minutes this morning before work! Some of my favorite ways to eat it?

  • With the High Protein Pretzel Twists from the WeightWise store. Find them here!
  • Rolled up in a Savoy Cabbage Leaf. 
  • On top of a red and green leaf salad.

This quick and convenient lunch can be done up in so many ways! What is your favorite??

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