"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it
by giving the light of love to those who need it most."
Ruth Carter Stapleton
Planning on throwing a Holiday Party? Going to attend one where you can
bring a little something? As most of us know by now, being low carb
doesn't mean we don't get some fabulous treats and rich snacks and
Here are some favorites for a party to remember!
Bacon Cheese Fingers
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high
heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
- 1 pound sliced bacon
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded Swiss Cheese
- 2 tablespoons yellow or Dijon mustard
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 pound sliced low carb bread
(slice each slice again into fourths to make "fingers")
Preheat oven to broil.
In a medium bowl combine the bacon, cheese, mustard
and mayonnaise. Stir well. Arrange low carb bread strips on a cookie sheet.
Spoon mixture onto each bread "finger". Broil for 5 minutes, or until bubbly.
Makes 12 four-finger servings. Approximately 5.1 effective grams of carbohydrate per serving, using
Atkins or Keto Bread. (Adjust for any different bread.) Add toasted sliced almonds before broiling for
an even more elegant treat!
Chicken Nut Puffs
Combine chicken and almonds and set aside.
Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C.)
- 1 1/2 cups finely chopped, cooked white chicken
- 1/3 cup toasted and chopped almonds
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup almond oil (or light olive oil)
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup Atkins Bake Mix
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
- 4 eggs
In a large saucepan, combine the chicken broth, almond oil, Worcestershire sauce,
parsley, seasoned salt, celery seed and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil. Add
bake mix and flours all at once; stir mixture until a smooth ball forms.
Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat until smooth. Stir in
chicken and almonds. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 36 balls — 1.8 effective grams of carbohydrate per nut puff.
Creamy Sausage Dip
Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 1 pound ground spicy pork sausage
- 5 green onions, chopped
- 1 cup sour cream (not low fat)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 (2 ounce) jar chopped pimento peppers
Place spicy pork sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook
over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain sausage and place in a large bowl.
Mix in 4 green onions, sour cream, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and pimento peppers.
Transfer sausage mixture to a medium baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.
Garnish with remaining green onion and serve hot.
Servings Per Recipe: 24 — 1/2 effective gram of carbohydrate per serving.
Hot Reuben Dip
Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 3 Tablespoons Low Carb Ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons Dill Relish
- 1 packets Splenda
- 16 ounces Sauerkraut, rinsed and squeezed dry
- 8 ounces shredded Corned Beef
- 16 ounces shredded Swiss Cheese
In a small bowl, combine first four ingredients. Mix well.
Spread sauerkraut into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer corned beef, Swiss
cheese, and the mayonnaise mixture on top of the sauerkraut.
Servings Per Recipe: 9 — 3.4 effective gram of carbohydrate per serving.