(S) Old Spaghetti Factory Style

Old Spaghetti Factory Dinner THM Style

Yummy stay at home THM friendly Old Spaghetti Factory style dinner!

I made creamy pesto dressing out of Greek yogurt ranch and pesto and then added mizithra cheese to our Dreamfields spaghetti… um yum!!! (I found the mizithra at Sprout’s, but some Costcos carry it too)

Hubby couldn’t stop saying this is better than the restaurant! My kids didn’t agree since they love the atmosphere there, but they still ate plenty.

(S) (E) (FP) Veggie Protein Shake

Veggie Protein Shake

I HATE salad! I really do. I can handle it if it’s been smothered in some delicious dressing, but I still end up just picking at it. I have been feeling like I’m missing out on the nutrients in greens, so I created this concoction.

I call it my Veggie Protein Shake! At first I tried it just to get the nutrients, but now I love it.  I would choose this over morning coffee any day!

  • a handful or two of kale or another type of greens (preferably baby)
  • half a cucumber
  • juice of half a lemon
  • sometimes celery or whatever green veggie I have that needs to be used
  • protein powder (I have vanilla flavored)
  • almond milk
  • either 1/4-1/2 an avocado or a tbsp or so of coconut oil (omit or use less for an E)
  • Occasionally I add 1/2 an apple or frozen blueberries (sometimes both, if I use less fat)

You have to have a powerful blender.  I am pretty happy with the Ninja single serving size blenders (but not the large one, it can’t get the cucumber skin small enough). I long for a vitamix someday.

Do not juice it!  You lose all the wonderful fiber…kinda one of the main reasons it’s so healthy.

I have been “forcing” my husband to drink these for breakfast everyday for a couple of weeks.  At first he was so grossed out. He has an aversion to vegetable juice because when he was growing up his mom would make him drink things like carrot onion juice.  So, I get it. But I am winning him over!  He can’t deny his need to ingest more veggies. He really does like it now.

Chocolate peanut butter cookies with cream cheese frosting

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1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
2 tablespoons truvia
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 cap full vanilla

Mix in electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Roll into balls and place on a greased cookie sheet and then make flat.  Bake in 350 for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Frosting
1/2 container cream cheese (room temp)
1/2 cup cream
1 cap full vanilla
1 tablespoon truvia

Mix together and if you want add food coloring. Orange would have been perfect for Halloween but I didn’t think about it until the kids had already made it green. I put the frosting in the fridge to thicken while the cookies cooled.

Sprinkles
1 teaspoon truvia
1 drop food coloring

Mix together and then pour onto a paper towel to dab off the extra liquid.

(S) Roasted Nacho Cauliflower

 Ingredients
For directions visit  Health Starts in the Kitchen

(S) Donut Holes

Ingredients:
  •  1/2 cup finely ground almond flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oat fiber
  • 2 T coconut flour
  • 1 T melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup organic half and half
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/3 cup Swerve (or 1/3 cup granulated sweetener of choice) + 1/4 cup Swerve (for dusting)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. guar or xanthan gum (optional, but helps with consistency)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon + 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • More coconut oil (for frying)
For directions visit  Cut the Wheat