Low Carb Buffalo Dip

Low Carb Buffalo Dip

My low carb Buffalo Dip is packed with protein and flavor! It’s the perfect appetizer to enjoy at a game day potluck or a yummy lunch to pair with crackers or carrots and celery.

Low Carb Buffalo Dip

Here’s the Deets on this Healthy Recipe

To make this yummy dip you’ll need greek yogurt and cream cheese for the bulk of this recipe. The greek yogurt will be where we will get the added protein in addition to the chicken.

I swapped out the sour cream in this recipe with greek yogurt to boost the protein content and reduce the fat content as well.

I kept the classic parts of this dip the same though by using the buffalo sauce as the key for doctoring this up along with the cheese. You can certainly choose a lower fat cheese such as mozzarella, but for this recipe I used my favorite cheese, which is a 4 cheese blend.

Low Carb Buffalo Dip

Here’s The Key Ingredients:

  • Buffalo sauce
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cream cheese (softened)
  • Garlic powder
  • Shredded chicken
  • Cheese of choice
  • Green onions

You are going to need a pretty large bowl for this recipe as the yield is a generous 8×8 dip that is Thick.

I would also recommend getting some carrots, celery, and crackers to pair with this as it makes for a great crunchy combo!

Low Carb Buffalo Dip

It’s Super Simple

This dip is by far one of the quickest recipes you can make for a potluck or even as a part of your meal prep for the week.

It’s as simple as

  1. Let the cream cheese soften and combine everything in a bowl
  2. Spread the contents from the bowl in an 8×8 pan and add half the shredded cheese on the first layer
  3. Pour the remaining batter into the 8×8 pan and top with the rest of the cheese and bake for 30 minutes
  4. Let cool and garnish with green onions
Low Carb Buffalo Dip

Bam, just like that a Low Carb Buffalo Dip is done!

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Low Carb Buffalo Dip

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dip, Appetizer, Snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Low Carb Dip will appease the masses and is packed with flavor and protein!


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Ingredients

  • 5 oz softened 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 lb shredded chicken ( mine was about 3 cups)
  • 3/4 cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of choice
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp green onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Let the cream cheese soften by leaving it out for an hour.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl except for the green onions and cheese and mix until it is combined.
  4. Chop the green onions up and add in 1/4 cup to the mixture and give it a good mix.
  5. Pour 1/2 the dip into the 8×8 pan and add 1/2 cup of cheese.
  6. Pout the other half of the dip in the dish and top with the remaining cheese.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Take out and top with the remaining chopped green onions.

Notes

*You can lower the calories and fat in this by choosing a lower fat cheese if you wish.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/12 the recipe (about 2-2.5 oz, but this will range)
  • Calories: 126
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 2
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 16

Keywords: Buffalo dip, healthy buffalo dip, greek yogurt, gluten free dip, gluten free, healthy appetizer, meal prep, healthy snack

Super Simple Shrimp Tostadas

Super Simple Shrimp Tostadas

Fresh, tasty, and healthy! These 6 ingredient Tostadas are the perfect simple lunch or dinner that is packed with protein and of course guac!

You’re in a pinch! You don’t even want to eye another lean meat and vegetable meal that you’ve had for the last 3 days…

Then these Super Simple Healthy Tostadas are for You!

What do I need?

Good news! It isn’t much!

  • corn tortillas
  • guacamole (I used good foods as i’s my favorite store bought guacamole)
  • cilantro
  • taco seasoning
  • shrimp
  • feta cheese

Aside from a dash of salt and optional oil you should be good.

How In The Heck Do I Make A Crunchy Tostada?

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spray one or both sides of the corn tortillas with avocado or olive oil non-stick spray
  3. Add them flat onto a pan and sprinkle sea salt over them
  4. Bake them in the oven for 4-5 minutes on each side and flip them halfway through. If you would like extra crispy tostadas bake them for another 2 minutes on each side, just watch them closely to be sure they don’t burn.

What Seasoning Should I Use?

Unfortunately, most taco seasonings you find in the store contain added sugar. Sigh, I know it’s a shame, but you are in luck! I have a natural recipe that involves zero added sugar and contains most spices you likely have in your cubboards.

  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Just mix this all up in a small bowl and then store the seasoning in either a ziploc bag or in a small airtight container.

You can use any taco seasoning for this recipe though if you’re in a pinch. I know I would be lying if I said I always had my taco seasoning on deck to use at all times.

Perhaps one of my favorite things about making these is how fancy I feel eating a tostada from my couch, although I know it only took about 15 minutes.

The protein from the shrimp, fat from guacamole, and carbs from corn tortilla make for a healthy and satisfying meal that keeps me full well after that 3 PM snack attack time.

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Super Simple Shrimp Tostadas

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Shrimp Tostadas 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The Taco’s BFF boasting with flavor, guac, feta, and everything in between! With grams of protein you can kick your hunger to the curb!


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Ingredients

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 12 large shrimp (deveined and peeled) 
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1.5 tsp taco seasoning (my recipe for this is above, but any taco seasoning will do)
  • dash of sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp guacamole (I used Good Foods Store bought Guac, and it’s the best I’ve ever had from a store)
  • 3 Tbsp crumbled feta (I used reduced fat feta, but feel free to use whichever you like)
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • Optional: Lime

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray the corn tortilla shells with non-stick spray on one or both sides.
  2. Sprinkle sea salt over the corn tortillas and bake in the oven for 4-5 minutes on each side, flipping them over halfway through. if you prefer very crispy tostadas you can add another 1-2 minutes on each side but watch them carefully so they don’t burn.
  3. While the tostadas burn heat a pan over medium-high heat with the oil. Add the seasoning to the shrimp and then add the shrimp to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. If you have larger shrimp you may want to cook them closer to 3 minutes. once they are done cooking set aside.
  4. Chop the cilantro and set aside.
  5. Remove the tostadas from the oven and let the tostadas cool for a few minutes and then add the guacamole to the tostadas.
  6. Add the shrimp to the tostadas, then the feta and chopped cilantro.
  7. Squeeze a lime over the top and enjoy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Shrimp Tostada
  • Calories: 129
  • Sugar: 1
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 10

Keywords: shrimp, tostada, taco seasoning, gluten free, high protein, simple meal recipe, lunch, quick meal, healthy

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

I don’t know about you, but I think these Peanut Butter Banana Blondies are the legit Bomb .Com

After all, what could beat the most satisfying combo of Peanut Butter, Bananas, and Honey?

We’ve all been there, those spotty bananas eyeing you as soon as you enter the kitchen…

They have one day before their bad, but you don’t want to waste the sweetness of the fructose coming to its full bloom!

Then it hits! Not banana bread, but Banana Blondies! With hues of honey and peanut butter the ultimate breakfast and snack overtakes your mind!

And your tastebuds 😉

One of the best things about these is how versatile they are. Since they are gluten free and dairy free all your dietary restricted friends can enjoy! I have a few friends who fall into these categories and whenever we attend a potluck I always make it a priority to make something they can enjoy.

As well as for myself of course because I fall into both of those categories. Gluten free 100% of the time and dairy free about 70% of the time. Some days are better than others…and some are full of goat cheese staring you in the face with crackers and red pepper jam…

Any-who, as I was saying these Peanut Butter Banana Blondies are great for breakfast, a mid afternoon snack, second breakfast, and dessert.

You are not seeing it wrong I did say second breakfast because some days you need a breakfast after your breakfast.

Here’s What You’ll need:

  • Almond butter
  • Honey
  • 2 large bananas, mashed to a pulp
  • 1 egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 5 scoops collagen
  • 1/4 cup Dairy Free chocolate chips
  • My Protein Collagen Icing

I know what you’re thinking…that looks like a lot of collagen and you’re right in a sense (these ingredients are spread over many servings) but let me tell you why I opt for collagen in this case instead of a typical vegan/dairy free protein.

Frankly, I am fed up with using pea protein blends. Yes there is egg protein as well and hemp but I despise the texture and the taste. Every time I hear people say you can mask the taste I have to wonder…

Why would someone lie about that?

Seriously though, if you’ve tried straight or even flavored hemp protein and pea protein you know what I’m talking about!

Yes there are good brands and blends here and there but the beauty of collagen is that you can add it to baked goods without the texture changing. When you use a pea or a hemp beyond it’s serving size things usually tend to get, well…

Earthy

You can draw your own conclusions there but trust me! Collagen is the way to go for this recipe. You can also omit this if you would prefer not to have it in the recipe just remember, as I mentioned before collagen doesn’t affect the texture of the recipe so there is no reducing liquid or changing ingredient amounts.

The same goes for my collagen glaze, you can omit the collagen if you would like but you will miss out on the added benefits of a higher protein treat that will keep you satiated longer.

But it’s your choice, either way these Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies will turn out divine!

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Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Glazed Blondies 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These sweet blondies and collagen icing are the perfect pair. Take your taste buds for a ride with these dense yummy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large bananas, mashed to a pulp
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 5 scoops collagen
  • 1/4 cup Dairy Free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 batch or more of my Protein Collagen Icing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick spray
  2. Microwave the peanut butter in a small bowl for 30 seconds
  3. In a food processor add the honey, mashed bananas, and vanilla and blend until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Sift the flour into the food processor and add in the baking soda and powder.
  5. Add the chocolate chips in and pulse them in short bursts to slightly spread and break up the chips.
  6. Spread the mixture into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. This may vary based on the all-purpose flour you used and if you used natural drippy peanut butter.

Notes

The nutrition was calculated using 1/2 batch of the protein collagen icing.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Glazed Blondie
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 13

Keywords: Bananas, Blondies, Honey, Bananas, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Collagen, Breakfast

The Best Ever Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones

The Best Ever Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones

“I love dry scones that crumble everywhere!

Said no one Ever!

These Lemon Blueberry Scones are made with the perfect gluten free flour blend and are not dry like a typical scone. They do not crumble much and are packed with flavor! Which is the way I think a scone should be.

Now, you can choose to make these lemon blueberry flavored or you can swap the flavor.

You can add chocolate chips and a dash of vanilla to make a great chocolate chip scone or you could add cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg to make these more of a strictly breakfast affair.

The process:

To make these you’ll want to sift all of your flours together and then add in the baking powder and salt.

After this you’ll want to add all of the wet ingredients together in a bowl and give them a good stir until they’re combined. Then, you’ll add in the dry ingredients.

Once all of the ingredients are combined you’ll want to make a large bowl in the center of a pan with parchment paper and flatten it into a 6-7 inch circle. This is a rough estimate but that was about the size mine was. To make thicker scones, as these don’t rise as much as a typical scone without yeast, I would recommend making a smaller circe.

Here’s the ingredient deets:

  • Oat flour (or oats blended finely in a blender)
  • All purpose flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Non-dairy milk
  • Vegan butter
  • Applesauce
  • My Protein Collagen Icing
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon

It may seem like a long ingredient list but it’s well worth it and the scones themselves don’t need time to rise (as these are yeast free) and the Glaze…

Which takes only m i n u t e s to whip up.

The sweet glaze adds a great touch of sweetness to these scones and really adds that bakery-style element in my opinion.

After the scones are done baking in the oven I would recommend letting these yummy scones cool for 10-12 minutes before adding the glaze.

I prefer adding the glaze when the scones are warm, but not hot to the touch. Otherwise your tongue and tastebuds will not be able to enjoy the flavors of this scone as they will be rather scorched.

If you’re looking for more gluten free healthy recipe ideas check out my latest posts!

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The Best Ever Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Scones with Collagen Glaze 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The best ever gluten free scones that are not dry and boast a lemon blueberry flavor. It becomes the perfect pair with a lemon protein collagen glaze!


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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Oat flour (or oats blended finely in a blender)
  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut flour
  • 23 Tbsp Truvia or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Blueberries

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp non-dairy milk (You may want to add less depending on the gf all-purpose flour you use)
  • 6 Tbsp Vegan butter, cold (I used I can’t believe it’s not butter Vegan)
  • 1/2 Cup Applesauce
  • 1/2 lemon juiced

The Glaze


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Sift all flour into a large bowl. Then add the sweetener, salt, and baking powder in the bowl and combine.
  3. Add the butter into the large bowl and with a fork combine the butter into the flour until it forms large crumbs. 
  4. Add the non-dairy milk and applesauce to the bowl and give it a good stir.
  5. Fold in the Blueberries and place on a baking sheet in a large ball.
  6. Make the dough into a 6-7 inch circle, flattening it to your desired thickness. These will not puff up as much as a usual scone as this is an eggless recipe.
  7. I recommend dividing these into 8 pieces with a knife before baking them for 18-22 minutes.
  8. While the scones are baking whip up the glaze by making my Collagen Glaze and adding 1 lemon juiced to it.
  9. Let cool for 10-12 minutes and top with the lemon glaze in a drizzle fashion.

Notes

I used King Arthur’s gluten free all-purpose flour, which has xanthan gum in it. If you use a different gluten free flour add 1/4-1/2 tsp xanthan gum to the flour if your flour doesn’t have it in it.

Nutrition was calculated with 2 Tbsp Truvia and 2/4 batch of my Collagen Icing. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Scone with Glaze
  • Calories: 207
  • Sugar: 9-10 grams
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 36
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 7

Keywords: Scones, gluten-free, dairy free, dessert, breakfast, snack, blueberry, lemon blueberry

Protein Collagen Icing

Protein Collagen Icing

Did someone say Delicious Dairy-Free protein icing? That’s right! My Protein Collagen Frosting is the perfect addition to any cinnamon roll, cake, or really any pastry. With less than 5 ingredients it is my go-to glaze.

Prepare for Deliciousness in Minutes

I don’t lie when I say this recipe takes minutes! All you need is:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Collagen peptides
  • Vanilla extract
  • Dairy-free milk

That’s all folks! Nothing more.

Simply whip all the ingredients in a small bowl and you are good to go!

What can this be used for?

Like I mentioned before this simple glaze can be used as the perfect healthy addition to:

  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Scones
  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Much more!

If you want to make a deliscious breakfast, snack, or dessert to pair with this glaze I suggest trying my lemon Blueberry Scones!

They are packed with flavor and are not the least bit dry!

You can also try some of my other healthy recipes like

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Protein Collagen Icing

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/41/3 cup 1x
  • Category: Sweet
  • Diet: Low Fat

Description

This simple protein icing will add the perfect layer of sweetness to your scones, cinnamon rolls, and so much more.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp collagen
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. Combine the powdered sugar and collagen together in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk in the milk and vanilla until you reach an icing consistency.

Notes

To make this collagen protein icing thicker, add more powdered sugar in increments of 1-2 Tbsp at a time.

You can find the nutrition profile of this on Myfitnesspal with the title: When Sweet Met Salty Protein Collagen Icing.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
  • Calories: 144
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 28
  • Protein: 8

Keywords: Icing, glaze, frosting, low fat, dairy-free, gluten-free