DF Tasty Turkey Meatballs

These oven-baked meatballs are quick and easy to prepare. Try them with fresh greens or salads!

Ingredients (Serves 4)

28 oz ground turkey
4 large free-range eggs
1 tsp pink Himalayan or sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper
8 tbsp fresh parsley
400g small mozzarella balls
8-pieces chopped sun-dried tomatoes
4 tbsp fresh basil
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions 

1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Drain Mozza balls, pat dry with a paper towel, and put them in a large mixing bowl.
2. Finely slice dried tomatoes and chop basil. Place into the bowl and lightly coat and toss with olive oil. 
3. In a separate bowl, mix turkey with eggs and add fresh parsley. Then salt and pepper those bad boys. 

4. Create hand-sized burgers. 
5. Place a Mozza ball with tomatoes and basil in the center of the burger and wrap the meat around to create a ball.
6. Arrange meatballs in a baking dish greased with olive oil. 
7. Bake for approximately 25 minutes.

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DF Coconut Chocolate Bars

Who doesn't love chocolate? Try this homemade chocolate fat bomb that's low in carbs, yet high in yum!

Ingredients (16 servings)

1 bar extra dark chocolate (99%)
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup dried flaked coconut
3 tablespoons unsweetened freeze-dried berries (raspberries, cranberries, or strawberries)
1/3 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 teaspoon coarse pink Himalayan salt

Directions 

1. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave for about 1 minute.
2. Toast coconut flakes in a non-stick pan. Add whole or chopped macadamia nuts and spoon in dry unsweetened berries.
3. Place in a parchment-lined baking dish and cool in the fridge for about 2 hours.
4. Remove from fridge and cut into equal pieces.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 109
Fat: 12g
Net Carbs: 1.1g
Protein: 1g 

Enjoy! 

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Eggplant Fries

Looking for a low-carb replacement for french fries? Eggplant is one of my favorite substitutions for potatoes!

Ingredients (Serves 4)

4 medium eggplants
2 cups grated parmesan cheese
1 cup ground flaxseed (or powder if you can find)
4 tsp basil
4 tsp oregano
4 large free-range eggs

Directions 

1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Place flax in a blender and pulse until powdered.
2. Mix parmesan, flax, and dried herbs in a bowl.
3. Crack the eggs into a (separate) bowl and whisk with a pinch of salt.

4. Slice eggplant into fries, sprinkle with sea salt, and set aside for 20 mins. Tap off excess water using a paper towel. 
5. Dip each fry into the dry mixture, then into the egg mix, and then back into the dry mixture again.
6. Place the eggplant fries on a cooking tray lined with parchment paper and arrange them in a single layer with space between each fry. 
7. Spray with coconut oil cooking spray and back for approx. 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Baked Mahi Mahi

I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy this simple and delicious dish. Mahi Mahi is "the steak of the sea". Thick, dense, and packed full of protein. 

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 Mahi Mahi Fillets
1/2 cup full fat mayo
1 lemon, juiced 
1/4 cup white onion, finely diced
1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2-1/2 minced garlic

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
2. Rinse fish, pat dry with a paper towel, and arrange in baking dish.
3. Mix mayo, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl and spread on fish.
4. Bake at 425°F for 25 mins, then broil on hi for 5 mins to brown the top.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 294
Fat: 25g
Net Carbs: 0g
Protein: 20g

Enjoy!

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Beet & Cauliflower Salad

This beautiful salad has such gorgeous colors, it’s like a painting! And it’s very good for you. Beets are a great source of antioxidants that help reduce the risk of cancer. They are also a great source of folate, magnesium, and potassium. Just remember to wear gloves when you work with beets, or your hands will be stained red for days!

Serves 4
Ingredients
4 large beets
1⁄2 cup water
1 head cauliflower
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon honey
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
6 cups mixed salad greens
1⁄2 cup toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place beets in a baking dish. Add water, cover
tightly, and bake for about 65–75 minutes or until a knife slides
easily into a beet. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.
2. When beets are cool, peel them and cut into 1⁄2" cubes. Set...

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DF Coconut Macaroons

Are they cookies or are they healthy fat bombs? Both!

Serves 12
Ingredients
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 egg white
¼ cup erythritol
½ tsp. almond extract
1-ounce 90% dark chocolate
2 tbsp. coconut oil
Salt

Directions

1. Bake coconut on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet at 350°F for 5 minutes or until toasted.
2. Beat the egg until it doubles in size. Incorporate erythritol, salt and almond extract little by little, while continuing to mix.
3. Add the toasted coconut and mix well.
4. Pack little balls of the mixture into a 1½” ice cream scoop, then place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.
5. Melt the chocolate together with the coconut oil. You can do this in the microwave: heat for 10-second intervals until melted.
6. When the macaroons are done, drizzle each one of them with the chocolate.

Nutritional Info per Serving

Calories: 75
Fat: 7g
Net Carbs: 1g
Protein: 1g

Enjoy!


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Shawn Wicks
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DF Guacamole

Dip it. Dip it good! A little guacamole just makes life better.

Serves 8

Ingredients
4 avocados
1 small onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 jalapeño, chopped
1 tbsp. lime juice
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. minced garlic

Directions

1. In a large bowl, add the chopped and peeled avocados and the lime juice. Mash the avocados with a potato masher and add spices.
2. Add the jalapeños, onions and tomatoes and mix again.
3. Let rest for an hour before serving.

Nutritional Info per Serving

Calories: 141
Fat: 11g
Net Carbs: 12g
Protein: 4g

Enjoy!


Here's to your success,

Shawn Wicks
"The Diabetic Fighter"
Nutrition Coach & Blood Sugar Control Specialist
Type 1 Diabetic

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Cheesy Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Casserole

The combination of cheese and bacon here will transform your sprouts into everybody’s new best friend!

Serves 4

Ingredients
5 slices bacon
16 oz. Brussels sprouts
6 oz. cheddar cheese

Directions
1. Fry the bacon until crisp. Cut into small pieces.
2. Shred the Brussels sprouts with a food processor. In the bacon grease, fry them until tender.
3. Add in the bacon and cheese when the Brussels sprouts are crispy and translucent.
4. Cook until melted.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 260
Fat: 22g
Net Carbs: 5g
Protein: 17g

Enjoy!


Here's to your success,

Shawn Wicks
"The Diabetic Fighter"
Nutrition Coach & Blood Sugar Control Specialist
Type 1 Diabetic

 

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DF Maple Nut Muffins

A delicious fall treat combining maple and pecan, and chock-full of fiber! Only 2g carbs per serving.

Serves 10

Ingredients
1 cup almond flour
½ cup flaxseed
¾ cup pecan (halves)
½ cup coconut oil
2 eggs
¼ cup erythritol
2 tsp. maple extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. apple cider vinegar
¼ tsp. liquid stevia

Directions
1. In a food processor, chop the pecans. Take and set aside.
2. Combine all the wet ingredients in a bowl.
3. Mix the dry ingredients, and add the rest of the pecans. Add the wet ingredients and mix well.
4. In a cupcake tray, distribute the batter to make 10 muffins.
5. Over the top, sprinkle the chopped pecans.
6. Bake at 325°F for 25-30 minutes.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 210
Fat: 20g
Net Carbs: 1.6g
Protein: 5g

Enjoy!


Here's to your success,

Shawn Wicks
"The Diabetic Fighter"
Nutrition Coach & Blood Sugar Control Specialist
Type 1 Diabetic

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DF Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

With only 4g net carbs per serving, this yummy cheesecake doesn’t even need to bake. It’s the perfect creamy dessert after a special fall dinner!

Serves 8

Ingredients

For the Crust:
¾ cup almond flour
½ cup flaxseed meal
½ cup butter
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
25 drops liquid stevia

For the Filling:
4 oz. cream cheese
cup pumpkin puree
2 tbsp. sour cream
¼ cup heavy cream
3 tbsp. butter
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
25 drops liquid stevia

Directions
1. Combine all the dry ingredients for the crust and add the butter and stevia. Mix.
2. Place some dough into a tart pan and press it to the bottom.
3. Mix all the filling ingredients and blend with an immersion blender.
4. Pour the filling into crusts and refrigerate for 4 hours. Top with whipped (heavy) cream if desired.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 267
Fat: 25g
Net Carbs: 4g
Protein: 6g

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