Monday, July 15, 2013

Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake

Today makes one month of low carb dieting for me, I've lost a little over 14 pounds and have been able to wear clothes that I couldn't at the beginning of summer! Tonight I made this yummy strawberry shortcake for dessert, even my picky eaters ate it :)

Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake


1 3/4 cup Almond flour
2T coconut flour
1T baking powder
1/2 t Splenda
1 egg white
1/2 t pure vanilla extract
6 T salted butter (room temperature)


4 oz cream cheese
1/4c heavy whipping cream
5 packets of Splenda
1/4 t pure vanilla extract

8-10 strawberries sliced thin with 2 packets of Splenda, let chill while crust bakes & cools.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, mix dry ingredients, add wet ingredients blend well until dough forms.

Place dough on parchment paper, cover with another sheet of parchment paper and roll out to a 10inch or so circle.

Bake 18-22 minutes, until edges are brown, check often. Cool completely.

For the filling mix all ingredients well.

After crust has cooled top with the filling, sliced strawberries & a small serving of RediWhip.

I'm not sure of the exact carb count but its low, makes about 8 servings.

Being creative is the key to any successful diet.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


This summer is flying by!  We have been so busy traveling that I couldn't believe it when I saw the calendar, WOW!  In just one short month my oldest son will be a freshmen in High School and my baby will be in 7th grade :( they are growing up way too fast and this Mommy doesn't like it one bit.

We had a great vacation last week, one of the best in years!  The boys, my Mom & me are going to Alaska in 9 days to visit my baby brother, his wife & four children, I'm so excited to see them & Alaska.  I don't have a clue what type of clothing to bring. 

My summer college class is almost finished and my fall classes start in a month.  Going back to school has always been a dream of mine, I appreciate it much more as an adult than I ever did as a teenager.

I really miss blogging, I still read a few favorites but I miss writing my blog.  Hopefully, I can get back into the habit.