Posts Tagged 'Appetizers and Snacks'

Hot Broccoli Dip

Published on: 2017-05-05 6:22:00 AM | Recipes

An excellent alternative to spinach dip, this can be made ahead and baked when needed!    Ingredients: 1 ½ cups broccoli florets, chopped ¾ cup shredded cheese (suggested: combination of mozzarella and cheddar)  ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup chopped red peppers ¼ cup parmesan cheese 2 tbsp. chopped onions 2 cloves garlic, minced Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) Cooking Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix all ingredients until ...

Stuffed Mushrooms

Published on: 2017-03-24 6:31:46 AM | Recipes

A simple, yet fancy low-carb appetizer. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish to meat and fish dishes. Or try it for breakfast with creamy scrambled eggs or a plain omelet. Ingredients: 16 mushrooms 8 oz. bacon 1 – 2 tablespoons butter 7 oz. cream cheese 3 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped 1 teaspoon paprika powder Salt and pepper Instructions: • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). • Start by frying the bacon until really crispy. Remove and let cool ...

Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Published on: 2016-12-09 6:31:20 AM | Recipes

Ingredients: 14 oz. (390g) canned artichoke hearts, drained 3 scallions, cut into 1 inch lengths 8 oz. (225g) cream cheese, softened 1 Cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ Cup mayonnaise 10 oz. (280g) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and very well drained Method: • Throw all ingredients except the spinach into a food processor and pulse until the artichokes and the scallions are chopped up.  Add the spinach and run just long enough to blend it in. • If you want to serve ...

Bacon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Published on: 2016-10-28 7:30:31 AM | Recipes

Don't throw away the seeds from your Jack O'Lantern - roast them for a delicious snack! Ingredients: 1 large pumpkin 4 slices bacon Salt Method: • Remove the seeds from the pumpkin. • Rinse and drain the seeds and pat them dry. • Spread the seeds on a rimmed baking sheet. • Sprinkle them with salt. • Cut the four slices of bacon into pieces and place them in the pan with the bacon. • Bake the pumpkin seeds for 25 – 30 minutes at 375F, stirring ...

Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

Published on: 2016-06-09 9:12:56 AM | Recipes

These would be a great hand around at a summer barbeque! Ingredients: 1 pound ground turkey (or your choice of meat) 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup salsa 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 3 bell peppers Additional toppings: Sliced Jalapeno peppers (free), diced avocado (¼ avocado = 1 fat), greek yogurt (½ cup = 1 protein or 1 dairy), sour cream (1 tablespoon = 1 fat), sliced green onions ...