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Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

 

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

 

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

I don’t remember when chicken nuggets first came on the scene, but I think the first nuggets I had were at McDonalds years ago. I thought they were pretty wonderful, especially dipped in honey-mustard sauce.

Since going gluten-free and following Trim Healthy Mama, I need to make our chicken nuggets from scratch. I call these lazy chicken nuggets because there are days, probably more often than not, that I don’t want to have to do much to get supper on the table. So, instead of dipping the little chicken pieces in eggs and then picking each one out and then dredging them in batter, I just pour the eggs on the chicken and then pour the breading over it all. Give it a stir and then get them to frying. The hardest part of this recipe is cutting the chicken breasts into pieces.

I use red palm oil in this recipe, because I think it adds a wonderful flavor and a lovely golden color to your food. If you don’t have any feel free to use coconut oil only.

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Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 5 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 whole eggs, or 2 egg yolks (only if you already have some separated), whisked with a fork
  • ½ cup flaxmeal
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
  • 4 tablespoons red palm oil
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breasts in 1 to 2 inch pieces.
  2. Begin heating skillet with red palm oil and coconut oil over medium heat.
  3. Place chicken breasts in pie pan or other shallow dish.
  4. Pour eggs over chicken and stir around with a fork, making sure that the egg covers the chicken pieces.
  5. In a small bowl mix flaxmeal, coconut flour, spices, and salt together. Spread over chicken. Stir chicken around to coat with the breading.
  6. Once the oil in the skillet is hot, carefully place chicken in skillet without crowding too much. If all the chicken doesn't fit in the skillet you may need to fry a second batch, if so you add a little more oil to the pan before frying the second batch. Or use 2 skillets at the same time.
  7. Turn after 4-5 minutes and continue frying on other side another 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.

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Gluten-Free Biscuits

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Gluten-Free Biscuits - Dairy-Free

 

Gluten-Free Biscuits - Dairy-Free

 

Gluten-free biscuits that are light and fluffy?

Yes, they are! Both of my daughters were so excited when they first taste tested these for me, because most of the biscuits that I’ve tried to make over the years have been more like a hockey pucks, but not these! These biscuits are light and fluffy, just like a good biscuit should be.

The trick is to use egg whites and to beat them to a nice froth before mixing with the flour.

I’ve made them with coconut oil that was melted and coconut oil  just softened and they worked great both ways. I found these were easier to make using the melted coconut oil, since all you have to do is stir.

Trim Healthy Mamas these biscuits are an S.

Gluten-Free Biscuits
 
Light and fluffy gluten-free and dairy-free biscuits.
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Serves: 5 biscuits
Ingredients
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoon almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder or *grain-free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted or softened
  • 3 egg whites
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the almond flour, baking powder, salt, and coconut oil. If the coconut oil isn't completely melted just mix it in with a fork.
  3. In another bowl mix the egg whites with an electric blender until frothy and just starting to thicken up.
  4. Fold the egg whites into the flour mixture and combine.
  5. Divide batter into 5 portions and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Notes
*grain-free baking powder - 1 teaspoon baking soda + 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Serving size- 1 biscuit  Calories: 203  Fat: 18 g  Net Carbs: 3 g  Protein: 8 g

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Strawberry Banana Frosty

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Strawberry Banana Frosty - Dairy-free - Sugar-free

 

Strawberry Banana Frosty - Dairy-free - Sugar-free

 

Strawberry Banana Frosty - Dairy-free - Sugar-free

I remember when I was younger my mom and I stopping by my future husband’s home and visiting with him. We had just stopped at Dairy Queen and picked up a strawberry banana shake – my favorite. I remember us all standing by his front porch and talking while I was sipping on that shake and thinking he is so handsome. It’s funny how food can be so attached to a memory isn’t it?

Now days I keep away from dairy and sugar so I had to come up with a replacement. This shake brings me right back to that summery day years ago and it’s still so yummy. Plus, now I can serve it to that handsome man I married and feel good about giving him a good, healthy treat.

  • I add collagen in my drinks to get an extra boost of nutrition and protein. It’s optional, but I think you would like it. You can read about all the benefits of collagen at Dr. Axe’s site. I recommend Custom Collagen or THM Integral Collagen.
  • I also add glucomannan to my shake to help thicken it up a little and give it a bit of creaminess. Without having cow-dairy you have to work a little harder to get that lovely creamy effect and the glucomannan really helps with that. Be careful to add it slowly to your foods when you use it, as it can clump up if not. It’s a healthy, no-carb, starch and a little goes a long way. I recommend Now Glucomannan or THM Glucomannan

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Strawberry Banana Frosty
 
Delicious, dairy-free and sugar-free shake with the perfect combination of strawberries and bananas.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 quart
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put almond milk, strawberries, bananas, collagen, stevia, salt, and vanilla in blender and blend until well combined.
  2. With blender on low, slowly add in glucomannan. Let it continue blending for 30 more seconds.
  3. Turn off blender and add in ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a quart jar for one serving or smaller jars to share.

Strawberry Banana Frosty photography

I wanted to add this photo to my post to give you a little peak at what happens when I am doing a photoshoot for my recipes. My youngest daughter, Emily Rose, is an excellent photographer and has been teaching me the ins and outs of phototgraphy. Often times when I get my food all set up for a shoot, she’ll go grab her camera and have some fun shooting, too. I found this photo on her camera capturing me “trying” to get the right shot. When you see an excellent photo on my blog, just know that it’s probably her work.

Strawberry Banana Frosty - dairy-free - sugar-free - low-carb

Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli

Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

 

Nutiva Coconut Oil Butter Flavor

 

Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

 

Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nutritional Yeast

Nutiva sent me a jar of their Buttery Coconut Oil to try for free and I was so excited to receive it, because it was already on my list to buy. I had been seeing it around online, reading what others were saying, and was looking forward to trying it myself. The following opinions are all mine!

I was really curious as to how they came up with a buttery flavor that was organic.  This is from Nutiva’s website describing what the buttery flavor is made from:

Our vegan “buttery flavor” is made from pure certified organic non -GMO plants including sunflower, coconut and mint.

One of the first things I thought of using it on was vegetables. Since our family had to quit using cow-dairy several years ago, I really miss the taste of butter and buttery veggies sounded so good. I normally use refined coconut oil when cooking my veggies, so I was really looking forward to trying it this way. I put it together with two of my favorite ingredients that I like to add to broccoli – lemon pepper seasoning and nutritional yeast. If you haven’t tried nutritional yeast before, it gives food a cheesy flavor. With the addition of the Buttery Coconut Oil it was delicious, sort of like a dairy dream.

My family has also been enjoying it on biscuits, toast, and grilled sheep cheese sandwiches. I’ll be needing more of it since our jar is already almost cleaned out. Thank you, Nutiva, for making such a good tasting and healthy way to add butter flavor back in our lives!

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Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli
 
Delicious and dairy-free buttery tasting broccoli.
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Recipe type: Sides
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place broccoli in pan and add about 1½-2 inches of water. Cover pan and heat to a slow boil for about 10 minutes until fork tender.
  2. Drain water from broccoli. While the broccoli is still hot add 2 tablespoons of Nutiva Buttery Coconut Oil and stir. Add in 1 tablespoon of Nutritional Yeast and several shakes of lemon pepper.
  3. Serve while warm.
Notes
I serve a small bowl of nutritional yeast alongside the broccoli, in case anyone wants some extra cheesy taste.

Follow me on Instagram and follow the #ConsciousCurators to find more recipes using Nutiva’s new Buttery Coconut Oil or Red Palm Oil. I’ve never ordered directly from Nutiva before, but their website says they have free shipping on orders over $30.

*Nutiva gave me a jar of their Buttery Coconut Oil for free to try out in a recipe. Opinions are all mine.

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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free

 

Strawberry Shortcake Grain-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free

 

Strawberry Shortcake Grain-Free Dairy-Free Sugar-Free

Now that strawberries are in season, this is the perfect dessert to serve your family and friends. This yummy Strawberry Shortcake is grain-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and sugar-free.

  • This vanilla cake makes the perfect base for a strawberry shortcake and can stand on its own, too.
  • Use my dairy-free vanilla frosting to frost the layers in this yummy cake.
  • Serve extra sweetened strawberries along with your shortcake. You can also put strawberry slices between the layers if you like.

Trim Healthy Mamas this cake is an S.

Strawberry Shortcake
 
A delicious, healthy treat that is grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ⅔ cup THM Super Sweet Blend or homemade sweetener*
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ cups coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoon grain-free baking powder** or aluminum-free baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 2 cups of strawberries, sliced
  • Pinch of stevia extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line two 8" or 9" round cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix coconut oil, sweetener, coconut milk, eggs, vanilla, and almond extract until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the flour mix to the egg mixture and mix until completely combined.
  5. Divide the batter between the cake pans. The batter is a little on the thick side, so spread it out evenly with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Set cakes out on a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Set cooled cake on a cake platter and top with frosting. Place the second cake on top of the frosting and add a layer of frosting on top. Place sliced strawberries decoratively on top of frosting.
  9. Serve with extra strawberries, lightly sweetened with just a couple pinches of stevia extract.
Notes
Use my Dairy-Free Vanilla Frosting to frost the shortcake.
*homemade sweetener - 1 cup erythritol + 1 teaspoon Now Better Stevia
**grain-free baking powder - 1 teaspoon baking soda + 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

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Strawberry Shortcake

Caramel Apple Good Girl Moonshine

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Caramel Apple Good Girl Moonshine. All the yumminess of caramel and apple flavors make this GGM delightful and refreshing. Sugar-Free, THM All-Day Sipper.

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Caramel Apple Good Girl Moonshine - THM Sipper - MamaShire

 

Caramel Apple Good Girl Moonshine - THM Sipper - MamaShire

Caramel Apple Good Girl Moonshine is the newest drink that I have been enjoying. It’s so good to be able have healthy, refreshing drinks around to keep me satisfied and to ward off any snack attacks.

I put just a couple of pinches of ginger in this drink, but feel free to add more if you like.

Trim Healthy Mamas this is an FP Sipper. That means you can enjoy this drink throughout the day!

Caramel Apple Good Girl Moonshine
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 quart
Ingredients
  • 2 Caramel Apple tea bags (Celestial Seasonings)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1½ tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of Now Brand Better Stevia or 2 "doonks" of THM Stevia Extract
  • 2 pinches of ground ginger
  • ice and more water
Instructions
  1. Steep tea bags in 1 cup of hot water in quart jar for 5-10 minutes. Remove tea bags and add apple cider vinegar, stevia, and ginger. Give it a good stir and then add ice and water to fill jar. If it's a chilly day leave out the ice.

Be sure to see my Good Girl Moonshine Recipe Roundup for more flavor ideas!

Caramel Apple Good Girl Moonshine - Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, THM All-Day Sipper

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Frosted Strawberry Lemonade – Dairy Free, Sugar Free

Frosted Strawberry Lemonade - Dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb
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Frosted Strawberry Lemonade-MamaShire

After making my Frosted Lemonade, I began to think of all the different combinations of flavors that would be good in this shake! First up – Frosted Strawberry Lemonade! This is such a fun combination and so refreshing!

If you aren’t used to using glucomannan, it is a healthy starch that is very low-carb and adds a thickening, light creamy texture to the shake. I haven’t seen it in stores yet, but you can find it at Amazon or Trim Healthy Mama. You can make the shake without it, you will lose a little of the creamy effect. I have read where xanthan gum could be used as a substitute, but I haven’t tried that personally.

The collagen is optional, using it will give you some good protein and it has so many health benefits. It can be found at Amazon or Trim Healthy Mama, as well.

Trim Healthy Mamas this shake is an FP.

Frosted Strawberry Lemonade
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 quart
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put lemon juice, almond milk, collagen, stevia, salt, and vanilla in blender. Turn on low for just a few seconds to mix. While blender is on low, slowly add in glucomannan. Blend on low for 30 seconds and turn off. Add in strawberries and ice cubes, blend on high until completely blended.

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Coconut Strawberry Chia Muffins

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Coconut Strawberry Chia Muffins - Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free

 

Coconut Strawberry Chia Muffins - Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free

 

Coconut Strawberry Chia Muffins - Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free

 

 

These Coconut Strawberry Chia Muffins are some seriously, yummy muffins and to top it off the smell of strawberries baking is so good! While they were baking, both of my daughters came out of their art studio at different times to see what I had in the oven. I love it when that happens. Oh, I’m just in the kitchen baking up some delicious healthy food for you.

When you make these, you can enjoy the fact that they are chock-full of healthy superfoods – chia seeds, coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut milk. And if you are able, use organic strawberries and free-range eggs and you’ll be over the top.

If you are following Trim Healthy Mama, like I am, these are an “S”.

Coconut Strawberry Chia Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¾ cup erythritol
  • ¾ teaspoon Now Better Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda or grain-free baking powder, either will work here.
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries, fresh or frozen
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease muffin tin or line with paper liners.
  2. Mix coconut flour, chia seeds, erythritol, stevia, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl whisk by hand or use a mixer the coconut milk, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add flour mixture into egg mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Fold strawberries into batter.
  6. Fill muffin cups ¾ full and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and center is set.
  7. Let set in pan on rack for 5 minutes before removing, then let cool on wire rack.
Notes
These muffins are a little on the sweet side. If you like less sweet, just back off a little on the erythritol and stevia or just leave out the stevia.

I like to use different flours when I’m baking to keep a variety in our diet. That’s why you’ll see my recipes sometimes call for almond flour, flax meal, coconut flour, sprouted gluten-free flours, or my baking blend.

See my Recipe Index for more Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free, and THM recipes.

Coconut Strawberry Chia Muffins - Gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb

Grain-Free Salmon Patties

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These grain-free salmon patties have been a hit in my home. I like to serve them with roasted or steamed vegetables. When we are having a busy week, I like to have these made ahead of time for a quick, nutritious meal. They are also good for a freezer cooking session. Freeze the patties in a thick freezer bag or container so the salmon smell doesn’t transfer onto your other foods.

Be sure to buy wild-caught salmon. It’s full of omega-3, vitamins and minerals. The healthy omega-3 fats help protect against cancer and osteoporosis. It improves your skin, brain function, heart health among many others. You can read more about the nutritional benefits of salmon at Dr. Axe’s website.

I add some of my favorite seasonings in these salmon patties; Herbamare and nutritional yeast. If you don’t have those feel free to leave them out or use your favorite seasonings. The Herbamare is an organic seasoning salt that has sea salt and organic herbs. The nutritional yeast adds a slight cheesy flavor.

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Grain-Free Salmon Patties
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 16-20 patties
Ingredients
  • 2 14.5 oz cans wild-caught salmon
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup fflax meal
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon of Herbamare or another seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Drain liquid from salmon. Put salmon in large bowl and break apart and mash with a fork.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Shape into patties and fry in large skillet with coconut oil over medium heat.
  4. Fry 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

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Homemade Almond Milk from Almond Butter

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Homemade Almond Milk - MamaShire.com

I use almond milk nearly everyday and there are times when I run out, but can’t get to the store right away to get more.  I recently saw a recipe for tahini milk made with water and tahini and thought that it should work with almond butter, too. I usually have almond butter in the fridge or pantry, so this is my new way to make homemade almond milk. It’s incredibly easy to make and doesn’t require any straining or nut bags like you need when making almond milk from almonds.

Just water and sugar-free almond butter and you are all set to make the easiest homemade almond milk. I usually buy Costco’s Kirkland brand sugar-free almond butter or Zinke Orchards.  I’ve listed a few more ingredients in the recipe, like sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, stevia, or salt, but you can leave those out if you don’t have them on hand. They do add to the overall texture and taste of the almond milk, though.

I’ll probably still buy almond milk, but when I run out or just want to cut back on groceries, I’ll be making it this easy way.

Trim Healthy Mamas this almond milk is low fat and low carb! (FP) For 2 cups: Calories 35, Fat 3 g.

Easy Homemade Almond Milk from Almond Butter
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put water in blender first and then add all the other ingredients. Blend for 1 minute.
  2. Store in glass jar in refrigerator. Shake before using.
Notes
You can make almond milk using only the water and almond butter, but the other ingredients help give it a better texture and taste.

See my Recipe Index for more THM, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Sugar-Free recipes.

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