Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie

My hubby is on a low carb diet, so for his birthday dessert, he asked for my low carb peanut butter pie. Elizabeth Rose, my four year old, LOVES to help me in the kitchen, so I let her do most of the work.
Super simple and super delicious!


For the Crust:
2 cups chopped pecans
1 stick of butter, melted

Mix pecans and melted butter. Pour in pie plate, spread out to cover bottom of plate. Put in freezer. 

Chocolate layer:
4 TBSP butter
2 squares of unsweetened chocolate 
2 TBSP Heavy Cream
1 tsp Vanilla
1/3 cup equal or splenda

Melt  butter and unsweetened chocolate in microwave for approximately 1 min. Mix in  cream and vanilla. Stir well. Add Equal or Splenda. Pour over frozen pie crust. Put back in refrigerator.



Peanut Butter Layer:

10 TBSP Peanut Butter 

8 oz. cream cheese, 
1/3 cup Splenda.




Mix together.  Spread over frozen pie


Chocolate Whipped Cream:
1 small container of cool whip
2 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP cocoa

Mix all of the ingredients & spread on top of pie. Refrigerate. Cut pie into 12ths. Each piece has 5.3 carb. This pie is delicious! It's very rich so 1/12 is more than you think. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Butter Chicken with Oven Roasted Garlic-Parm Green beans & Mashed Cauliflower

So this afternoon, I was able to walk around Whole Foods by myself. LOVE going into Whole Foods and seeing all the different items.  My husband has started a weight loss competition at work, so I was trying to figure out what would be good to make for dinner. Fresh green beans caught my eye and decided to roast them in the oven. This is my new way of making these. LOVE.
Oven Roasted Garlic-Parm Green Beans
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1lb green beans , washed & trimmed
2 TBSP minced Garlic
1 tsp salt
pepper
2-3 TBSP shredded parmesan
Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the olive oil, green beans, minced garlic, parmesean cheese, salt and pepper. Toss well.  Spread the green beans out on the foiled lined baking sheet.
  • Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, tossing quickly at around 6 minutes.
  • Let cook slightly before serving.

Butter Chicken. Have you ever heard of this? I sure haven't. I love going through the ethinic food aisles. I found this jar:
So easy. All you have to do is chop up your chicken or dice it, however you would like it, saute it with a little olive oil, and then add this jar of sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.