low carb choc chip cookies – 2g carbs per serve

A lovely low carb alternative to all things Easter.

This makes 12 cookies at 2g carbs per serve so have a couple…

ingredients

  • 200g almond meal
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) coconut oil, melted
  • pinch (0.4g) sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons (60ml) sugar free maple flavoured syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 40g dark chocolate (60% cocoa)

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.

Place the almond meal, salt, melted coconut oil, sugar free maple flavoured syrup and egg into a food processor and pulse to combine.

Chop the chocolate into small pieces and stir through the dough, then place in the refrigerator to chill.

Line an oven tray with baking paper and spoon 12 mounds onto the tray.

Allow some room for the cookies to spread.

Bake for about 15 minutes, checking at 10 minutes…they cook quickly.

Cool and store in an airtight container.

 

 

prep time 10 mins
total time  25 mins
number of serves 12
serve weight 40g

energy 891.3kj
energy 212.9cal
protein 4.2g
total fat 20.7g
saturated fat 10.4g
cholesterol 20.3mg
carbohydrate 2.3g
sugars 1.6g
dietary fibre 1.5g
vitamin c 0mg
total vitamin a equivalents 7.5µg
sodium 25.8mg
potassium 127.3mg
calcium 40.4mg
iron 0.7mg

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strawberry chia seed jam – 1g carbs per serve

Some delicious jam to go on last week’s macadamia loaf or as pictured here with some freshly toasted low carb life changing loaf, also on the blog.

A great way to use the last of the Australian summer berries; frozen works well too.

  • 120g strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (30ml) water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar substitute or xylitol (24g)
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) chia seeds

Heat the water and pour in the sugar substitute. Stir until dissolved.

Add the topped strawberries and heat through gently.

Pour into a bowl, add the chia seeds, stir to combine.

Place in the refrigerator for about an hour to thicken and set.

Use with your favourite toast.

 

 

prep time 15 mins

total time 75 mins

number of serves 8

serve weight 25g

energy 149.8kj
energy 35.8cal
protein 0.8g
total fat 1.5g
saturated fat 0.2g
cholesterol 0mg
carbohydrate 1.2g
sugars 1.1g
dietary fibre 1.9g
vitamin c 3.4mg
total vitamin a equivalents 0.7µg
sodium 1.3mg
potassium 51.3mg
calcium 12.9mg
iron 0.3mg

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macadamia nut loaf – 2g carbs per serve

A rich and nutty Australian bread alternative.

Perfect toasted in a sandwich press.

Makes 12 slices at 1.6g carbs per slice.

Keeps well in the freezer.

We used a silicon loaf pan 10cm wide x 21cm long x 5.5cm deep

  • 1 cup (145g) macadamia nuts
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon (20ml) appple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon (3g) baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.5g) salt

Preheat the oven to 350F/180C/gas mark 4.

Grease and line the loaf pan unless you are using a silicon one.

Place the macadamia nuts in a blender and process until a butter consistency.

Add the eggs and blend until smooth.

Next add the honey, vinegar, baking soda and salt.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for around 45 minutes.

It is cooked when a skewer inserted into the loaf comes out clean.

Cool before slicing and keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Best toasted in a sandwich press in baking paper.

prep time 15 mins

total time 60 mins

number of serves 12

serve weight 30g

energy 470.3kj
energy 112.4cal
protein 3.2g
total fat 10.4g
saturated fat 1.6g
cholesterol 81.3mg
carbohydrate 1.6g
sugars 1.6g
dietary fibre 0.8g
vitamin c 0.1mg
total vitamin a equivalents 21.7µg
sodium 141.5mg
potassium 73.7mg
calcium 13.8mg
iron 0.5mg

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almalfi coast tuna salad with poached egg – 2g carbs per serve

Almost a salad nicoise but with a poached egg. Easy low carb brunch or lunch.

This recipe is for one person, scale up for more.

 

  • 30g mixed leafy lettuce greens
  • 1 can (130g) tuna in water
  • 1 egg
  • 20g pitted black olives
  • 1 slice (10g) red salad onion
  • 20g parmesan cheese, fresh
  • a grind (0.70g) black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (20ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon (10ml) lemon juice, fresh
  • a pinch (0.4g) salt

Slice the onion and shave the parmesan.

Mix the olive oil and lemon juice and set aside.

Plate the salad leaves, scatter with the pitted black olives, the onion and the tuna.

Poach the egg using your favourite method.

Place the egg on the salad, drizzle with the dressing, a grind of black pepper and the parmesan.

prep time 10 mins

total time 15 mins

number of serves 1

serve weight 280g

energy 2190.4kj
energy 523.3cal
protein 46.9g
total fat 36.2g
saturated fat 9.4g
cholesterol 338.5mg
carbohydrate 1.6g
sugars 1.1g
dietary fibre 1.6g
vitamin c 9.2mg
total vitamin a equivalents 205.0µg
sodium 1369.3mg
potassium 515.1mg
calcium 261.2mg
iron 3.6mg

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avocado & coconut loaf (nut free) – 3g carbs per serve

A low carb loaf to go with soup if you are in Melbourne tonight or for your packed lunch tomorrow.

A good alternative to a nut loaf, quick to make, with a good crust and moist inside.

Keeps well in the refrigerator or freezer.

We used a silicon loaf pan 10cm wide x 21cm long x 5.5cm deep.

Makes 16 slices at 3g carbs per slice.

  • 60g coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon (6g) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (90g) linseed meal (flaxseed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xylitol
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 360g avocado flesh

Preheat oven to 350F/180C/gas mark 4.

Grease and line a loaf pan unless using a silicone one.

Puree the avocado until completely smooth.

Mix all the dry ingredients together.

Lightly beat the eggs, add the avocado and continue to beat until well blended.

Add to the dry ingredients.

Pour batter into a loaf pan.

Bake for about 45-55 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

prep time 15 mins

total time 60 mins

number of serves 16

serve weight 45g

energy 470.0kj
energy 112.3cal
protein 4.2g
total fat 8.9g
saturated fat 1.7g
cholesterol 91.5mg
carbohydrate 3.0g
sugars 0.2g
dietary fibre 2.3g
vitamin c 2.3mg
total vitamin a equivalents 30.4µg
sodium 245.50mg
potassium 184.3mg
calcium 27.0mg
iron 0.9mg

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pizza with potato, rosemary & cheddar – 4g carbs per serve

Cool night in Melbourne, easy early week dinner…

This makes one medium pizza.

You can add one (25g) slice of leg ham which will add the following:

598kjs/142.9 cals, 7.6g fat (2.7g saturated fat), 1303.0mg sodium, 17.9g protein, 0.74g iron and zero carbs

  • 50g new potato
  • 5g rosemary, fresh
  • 30g cheddar cheese
  • 210g cauliflower & parmesan pizza crust

Prepare the cauliflower pizza crust from this earlier post  CLICK HERE  or take one from the freezer you made earlier!

Top the crust with very finely sliced potato, rosemary and grated cheddar.

Place in the oven until the pizza is brown and bubbly, about 10 minutes.

prep time 15 mins

total time 25 mins

number of serves 1

serve weight 295g

energy 968.7kj
energy 231.4cal
protein 11.8g
total fat 18.0g
saturated fat 13.8g
cholesterol 98.9mg
carbohydrate 4.2g
sugars 1.7g
dietary fibre 3.3g
vitamin c 26.9mg
total vitamin a equivalents 177.6µg
sodium 247.0mg
potassium 352.5mg
calcium 208.8mg
iron 1.3mg

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coleslaw with seeded mustard dressing – 3g carbs per serve

Fresh and crunchy, keeps well in the refrigerator if left undressed.

  • 125g green cabbage
  • 125g red cabbage
  • 4 (20g total) spring onions
  • 50g baby carrots
  • 1 tablespoon (4g) parsley, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon (4g) mint, fresh, leaves only
  • 1 tablespoon (10g) sesame seeds, dry roasted
  • ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (40ml) white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (22g) wholegrain mustard
  • pinch (0.4g) salt
  • grind (0.7g) black pepper

Combine oil, vinegar, mustard, salt & pepper. Stir well.

Finely slice cabbages, carrot and spring onions and plate.

Scatter with plucked mint and parsley leaves,

Toss with dressing and leave for around 30 minutes for the flavours to develop.

Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

prep time 10 mins

total time 15 mins

number of serves 4

serve weight 120g

energy 1623.9kj
energy 387.9cal
protein 15.3g
total fat 34.7g
saturated fat 6.5g
cholesterol 206.5mg
carbohydrate 3.2g
sugars 2.4g
dietary fibre 3.2g
vitamin c 0.8mg
total vitamin a equivalents 142.3µg
sodium 532.6mg
potassium 333.9mg
calcium 85.2mg
iron 3.0mg

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juicy mandarin dipped in salted dark chocolate – 1g carb per serve

What better snack to get you through the afternoon – fresh juicy mandarin dipped in salted dark chocolate, a match made in heaven!
At just under 1.5g carbs per segment, you can have a few 🙂
They are a healthy addition to your Christmas table too.
Still on the festive theme there is 10% off our Christmas book of 15g per serve special occasion recipes. Just use the code ch2016.

 

    

1 medium (75g) mandarin, fresh

2 squares (20g) dark chocolate, plain, >60% cocoa

2 teaspoons (10ml) coconut oil, organic virgin

a pinch salt

                          

             

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                         

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                           

Peel and separate the mandarin segments.
Melt the chocolate with coconut oil over a pan of hot water.
Dip and plate, then sprinkle with a little salt.
Allow to set in the fridge.

prep time 5 mins

total time 20 mins

number of serves 10

serve weight 10g

energy 95.9kj
energy 22.9cal
protein 0.2g
total fat 1.8g
saturated fat 1.3g
cholesterol 0mg
carbohydrate 1.5g
sugars  1.1g
dietary fibre 0.1g
vitamin c 3.7mg
total vitamin a equivalents 0.6µg
sodium 16.6mg
potassium 18.6mg
calcium 3.1mg
iron 0.1mg

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smashed avocado with dukkah on microwave bread – 2g carb per serve

Make your own smashed avocado on low carb toast at home and you will be able to save for a house in Melbourne!

Makes one serving, scale up for more.

Prep and total times don’t include making the microwave loaf, that would add 25 minutes to your work.

And if you are looking for more ways to save for that house our Christmas book is 10% off right now, just use the code ch2016.

  • half a medium (80g total) avocado
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) olive oil
  • a pinch (0.40g) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (2.7g) dukkah
  • 1 slice (53g total) quick cheesy microwave loaf

Make your quick cheesy microwave loaf according to instructions.

(The recipe was free to download when you subscribed for the posts).

Mash the avocado with the olive oil and salt.

Toast a slice of microwave loaf between baking paper in a sandwich press.

Pile on the avocado and dust with dukkah.

prep time 5 mins

total time 5 mins

number of serves 1

serve weight 140g

energy 2018.3kj
energy 482.2cal
protein 13.9g
total fat 45.7g
saturated fat 9.5g
cholesterol 92.6mg
carbohydrate 2.0g
sugars  0.6g
dietary fibre 5.8g
vitamin c 8.8mg
total vitamin a equivalents 79.3µg
sodium 417.9mg
potassium 631.8mg
calcium 232.8mg
iron 2.6mg

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tofu bites with pickled ginger and mint – 1g carb per serve

Makes 8 individual slice serves and at around 1g per slice, they are perfect for a shared lunch table.

As pretty as they are delicious.

And if you are starting to plan for Christmas don’t forget our Christmas cook book is 10% off if you use this code – ch2016

 

300g silken tofu

20g cucumber, unpeeled                                                                             

15g spring onion, fresh                                  

6 slices (12g total) pickled ginger              

10g carrot, peeled                                                                                                                                                           

5g red chilli, fresh                                                                            

5g mint , fresh, leaves only                                                                                                                                         

2 tablespoons (40ml total) Tamari soy sauce                                                                                                                  

Drain the tofu and slice into 8. This is the hardest part of the recipe because the tofu is indeed silken.

Warm gently in a non stick frying pan, you won’t need oil, silken tofu is quite wet.

Shave the carrot and cucumber with a peeler and divide into 8.

Slice the red chilli, mint and the spring onion finely.

Plate the slices of tofu, drizzle with a teaspoon of tamari per slice.

Finally garnish with carrot, spring onion, pickled ginger, chilli and mint.

prep time 10 mins

total time 15 mins

number of serves 8

serve weight 50g

energy 100.2kj
energy 23.9cal
protein 2.4g
total fat 1.0g
saturated fat 0.1g
cholesterol 0mg
carbohydrate 0.9g
sugars  0.5g
dietary fibre 1.1g
vitamin c 2.3mg
total vitamin a equivalents 26.0µg
sodium 288.2mg
potassium 100.0mg
calcium 12.9mg
iron 0.8mg

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