Friday, October 12, 2007

HLCL Video Blog: Episode 2 - Snacks!

Hey everyone! We finally have the 2nd video blog done. This still didn't turn out the way I'd hoped it would (phone rang, etc.), but it will have to do. Below the video I have some recipes for ya! :0)

Deviled Eggs
Makes 12 servings

6 eggs
3 tbsp Real Mayo
1 tsp Yellow Mustard
1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place 6 eggs in a pan with water - enough to cover them. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to simmering. Cook 15 minutes. Drain and add cold water to pan. Let stand 2 minutes, then peel.

Cut eggs in half an scoop out yolks. In a bowl mash yolks up, then add mayo, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well. Scoop yolk mix into pastry bag with large tip and squeeze yolks into egg cavity. If you don't have a pastry bag you can just use a spoon to fill the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Cover and refridgerate.

Nutrition info: Perserving - 61 calories, 106 cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 5.3 g fat, 0.3 carbs, 0 fiber, 3.1 protein.

Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Serves 8

1 box frozen chopped spinach (thawed and well drained)
1 cup real mayo
1 cup parmesean cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can artichoke hearts (diced)

Mix all together and place in pyrex baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake at 325F for 25 minutes (will be melted and bubbly).
Serve with pork rinds, veggies, or low-carb tortilla chips.

Nutrition info: Per serving - 257 calories, 26 g fat, 6 g protein, 3 carb, 2 fiber, 17 mg cholesterol, 367 mg sodium.

Frozen Chocolate Kisses recipe can be found here.

The protein bar recipe can be found in Dana Carpender's 500 Low Carb Recipes, page 444.

Enjoy! And as always I'd love to hear your comments on the new video!


Jimmy Moore said...

Hey Amy, your video about low-carb snack ideas was SUPERB (and the intro muzik was COOL)! I love sugar-free Jello and pudding, string cheese (mozzarella!), raw almonds and lightly-salted cashews, pepperoni wraps are yummy, Enchantments are yummy but I don't like the maltitol in them, and of course EGGS! WOO HOO! You're doing great, so keep 'em coming! Gotta try some of that spinach dip! :D

Sparky's Girl said...

Thanks Jimmy! I'm not crazy about the maltitol in the Enchanments either, but it's a small enough amount I let the kiddos have them now and then. Let me know how you like the spinach dip. :0)

OnlineChristian said...

Siskel and LowCarbBert

Great Job! Keep up the great work!
I love the way that you and Jimmy and so many others in Internet LowCarbLand are finding super new ways to get out the message, educate, motivate, etc!!

You are doing awesome! Congrats!

DietKing2 said...

Your kids are adorable!!
I enjoyed the video, too! Good stuff, as usual!

Sparky's Girl said...

Thanks OC! Your "two thumbs up" had me lauging out loud. Thanks for the support!

Sparky's Girl said...

Thanks Adam! I kinda think they are adorable myself. LOL

I have plans for more videos, so hopefully it won't be so long before I have the next one done. :0)

Gluttonynomore said...

Great Video! You are training those little ones up right!

Sparky's Girl said...

Thanks so much gluttonynomore! I'm trying. They aren't always enjoying it, but they are trying to understand why Mommy is so careful about the foods we eat.

Ms. Tina said...

Hi Amy,
I just sent a friend of mine to your blog and was delighted to see the videos. What a wonderful addition! Her and I are going to be accountable budies. It was so nice to see you and the kids. What great I ideas! I have an youtube account and will go and save your videos for later viewing! Thank you for being so creative! Tina