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    Low carb Christmas food ideas

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    Re: Low carb Christmas food ideas

    Post by chris c on Fri Dec 16 2016, 18:32

    Some great stuff here!

    My Christmas dinner - I'm practising already - a pheasant roasted wrapped in bacon, half an armful of sprouts and a handful of chestnuts and a giant mushroom lightly fried in EVOO. Plus a couple of glasses of Chilean Carmenere or similar inexpensive but good red wine.

    Not many carbs in that so later I shall have some Christmas pud covered in clotted cream, ground flaxseed and brandy. And a square or two of 85% chocolate.

    Absolutely no humbugs though.
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    Re: Low carb Christmas food ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Dec 21 2016, 12:53

    A Colourful Christmas Salad


    Ingredients:
    Serves 10
    6 clementines, peeled
    3 avocados, halved and de-stoned
    112.5g watercress, washed
    120g smoked salmon, torn into pieces
    juice of 1 lemon
    1 tbsp olive oil, for drizzling

    Method:
    1. Slice each clementine horizontally into thirds. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh from each avocado half and slice evenly.
    2. Toss the clementines and avocado with the watercress and scatter on a plate.
    3. Top with the salmon.
    4. Drizzle with freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil, and sprinkle on freshly ground black pepper.

    Each serving provides:
    3.6g carbohydrate 0.5g fibre 4.3g protein 10.1g fat

    Great for a large or smaller Christmas occasion - just amend ingredients as necessary

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Low carb Christmas food ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Dec 24 2016, 13:58


    This is a very nice low carb chocolate log, with added blueberries. Could be perfect for Christmas / New Year dessert.

    Ingredients:
    1 cup Almond flour
    3 Eggs
    50g Butter
    ¼ cup Psyllium husk
    ½ cup Coconut cream
    ¼ cup Cocoa
    1 tbsp Natvia (or sweetener of your choice)
    1 tbsp Vanilla essence

    Filling:
    250g cream cheese
    50g Butter - melted
    1 tbsp Natvia
    1 tbsp Vanilla essence
    ½ cup blueberries or sliced strawberries

    Instructions:
    Combine almond flour, psyllium husks, cocoa, and natvia. Add melted butter, beaten eggs and coconut cream. Mix well. Lay a lamington (baking) tray (30x20cm) with oiled/ greased greaseproof paper. Press mixture onto paper and bake at 180 c for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. While still warm lift paper/cake out of tray and lay on a clean tea towel, paper side on the tea towel.

    Roll gently and leave to cool completely. Mix filling ingredients. When the roll is cool, very gently unroll. Spread filling on cake and spread with blueberries/strawberries. Gently roll again pressing the paper as you do.

    Serves 10.
    Carbs per serving 2.9

    Thanks to Julia for this recipe idea here
    http://www.jmcphee.com/2015/04/19/low-carb-chocolate-log/

    Happy Christmas santa
    Happy Holidays rendeer

    All the best Jan

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