February 08, 2011

Super Bowl Munchies

Just a quick post...being on the GAPS/SCD diet doesn't mean we must forfeit good food.  In fact, our Super Bowl munchies this year were fantastic!  We stayed home this year...being on Eastern time means we don't really want to take the whole crew to anyone's house since it's a late evening.  Seeing the Packers win was very exciting, too...brought back memories of Ted's and my first Super Bowl after being married when the Broncos played the Packers!  (Green Bay didn't have such good luck that year, though!)

Anyway, we enjoyed lots of fresh veggies and guacamole dip, plus I made Provolone cheese chips to dip as well.  (The kids had theirs plain...they don't know what they were missing!)  Cheese chips = bake cheese wedges at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.  (Be sure to place on parchment paper!)  We do the same thing for taco shells but remove after 10 minutes, then drape over a broom handle covered with paper towels to form the shell shape.  Yum!

I also made stuffed jalapenos.  For one box from Trader Joe's, I mixed 1/2 cup of our homemade yogurt with 1/2 cup shredded cheese, some garlic powder, and salt and pepper, then spread inside the peppers.  We baked those (also on parchment paper) at 350 for 35-40 minutes.  Oh...my...GOODNESS!!!  SOOOO good!  I liked them much better than the deep fried ones from restaurants!

Some of the kids had leftover spaghetti pie...my basic recipe, but I used spaghetti squash in place of the noodles and homemade yogurt cheese in place of the cottage cheese.  Oh yes, and homemade tomato sauce.  Ted and I just munched our veggies, chips, dip, and jalapeno poppers and were pretty much stuffed.

Later on, for dessert, we tried something new, and it was a hit with everyone.  (All but Lucan, that is...he was in bed, LOL.)  I had frozen bananas on popsicle sticks, then pulled out of the freezer and slathered peanut butter on them, then rolled in unsweetened coconut.  YUM!!  We all agreed it was a very wonderful treat.  Much healthier than high-fructose corn syrup-laden ice cream, and very, very tasty.  It was nice to find an easy dessert that everyone liked!


Debi said...

Just curious...it there a concern for the kids going into Ketosis with the lack of carbs? Or does the coconut flour etc eliminate that concern?

Beverly said...

Debi, I'll attempt an answer to the question in a post. :-)

taylordi said...

The banana's sound yummy, I'll have to try it.