Don’t Mean to Brag But ……

As I say I don’t mean to brag but I am pretty pleased with how well I did on Sunday. It is always a hard day for me, family dinner with dessert and usually card games in the evening with snack. I was able to get through it all with no hiccups at all. I even made chocolate cake and didn’t lick the bowl at all!!!!

I made a dinner that suited everyone and modified it for me.

Breakfast 1.2 Carbs

Cream Cheese Pancakes

Lunch: 2 Carbs
Atkins Daybreak Cranberry Almond Bar, 2 Cheese Sticks

Dinner 12.7 Carbs

Low Carb Bacon Meatloaf, Mashed Cauliflower, Caesar Salad, Strawberry Cup Cakes

Evening Snack 2.6 Carbs

1 cup Broccoli Florets, 1 Tbsp Salsa Southwest Dip

Daily Total:  18.7 Carbs / 1,436 Calories

Fitbit: 4,012 Steps / 14 Stairs

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

For the cakes:
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar substitute
    • 1/4 cup almond flour
    • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup pureed strawberries
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt
For the Strawberry Whipped Cream
  • 1/2 cup organic heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp pureed strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar substitute

Instructions

To make the cakes:
    • Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl (or in a small saucepan on the stove). Add the rest of the cake ingredients and stir to combine.
    • For cupcakes: Divide batter between 4 small silicone cups or paper baking cups. Microwave all four of them on a plate for 1 minute. Test with a toothpick, if still not done, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
    • For mugs: Divide batter between two coffee mugs. Microwave for 90 seconds. Test for doneness, add a few seconds as necessary. Do not overcook!
    • To bake in the oven: Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 18 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
For the Strawberry Cream:
  • In a medium bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Combine the strawberry puree and sweetener. Fold the strawberry mixture gently into the whipped cream. Spoon or pipe onto the mug cakes.

Notes

Use organic heavy whipping cream when you can find it – it has no starches or thickeners added, and therefore less carbs.

Approximate nutrition information:

1 “naked” cupcake: 121 calories, 11g fat, 2g net carbs, 3g protein
1 “naked” mug cake: 242 calories, 22g fat, 4g net carbs, 6g protein

2 Tbsp strawberry cream: 61 calories, 6g fat, .25g net carbs, 0g protein

1 cupcake w/ cream: 182 calories, 17g fat, 2.25g net carbs, 3g protein
1 mug cake w/ cream: 303 calories, 28g fat, 4.25g net carbs, 6g protein

Read more at http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2013/07/strawberry-mug-cake-low-carb-and-gluten-free.html#E29Gxlkqzy8QTuQo.99

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