Hello Fellow THMers!!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous, healthy, happy week It was National Cheesecake day, and I was in the mood for cheesecake AND brownies, so I combined them and got this final product which I’m pretty thrilled with
It’s summer time and when I was growing up one of my favorite desserts to eat in the summer was a slice of fresh strawberry pie from Marie Calendar’s- SO GOOD and refreshing. I wanted to create a THM version and Mom suggested we make a lemon cheesecake crust, so we did! Let me tell you, it is GO-O-OD and it is one my new favorite THM recipes! My hubby and dad went back for seconds;) It truly took me back to my childhood summers. We added a little reddi whip and the whole dessert really hit the spot. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!
Fresh Strawberry Pie w/ a Lemon Cheesecake Crust- S
¼ c. sweetener of choice (I used 12 packets Truvia)
About 5½ c.whole fresh strawberries rinsed and de-stemmed
1 t. strawberry extract
¾ c. powdered sweetener (I used xylitol)
2 c. water
1½ tsp. glucomannan
Preheat oven to 350
Mix crust ingredients together with an electric beater or mixer until well combined
Pour in a greased tart pan and scrape sides with a spatula; put in a preheated oven
Bake for 20 min. or until the crust is firm to the touch but not overcooked
While the crust is cooking, boil the water, sweetener, and extract in a small saucepan; boil for several minutes continuously stirring.
Remove from heat and immediately mix in gluccie until well combined. If you don't do it immediately and don't mix well enough, you may end up with little jellyfish in your strawberry gel ;) Your gel will get quite thick which is what you want.
Let the cheesecake crust and strawberry gel cool down to room temperature
( I put my crust in the freezer for a bit to speed up the process)
Once the gel is cooled, mix it with the fresh strawberries
With a spatula, spoon it on top of the cooled crust
Serve with a squirt of reddi whip on top if desired and enjoy!
Carefully form into balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheet, gently pressing with fingers to flatten OR leaving them in ball form and push a piece of 85% dark Choc bar into each cookie...then they become "Chocolate Mouth Cookies", which my grand kids love!
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 min, remove and let rest on cookie sheet 3 min before transferring to a rack.
Allow to cool completely.
Makes about 20 cookies
I love to experiment making cookies. This is my latest...the family loved them including the non-THMers! PUMPKIN PEANUT BUTTER
TGIF- What are your weekend plans? Mine involve making some more of these:
I made these again this week for my E lunch with sweet potatoes and rosemary chicken and I forgot how incredibly delicious they are!!! If you haven’t tried these yet, do it this week!!! I subbed the truvia for 1/4 c. of the new THM sweet blend. Seriously, amazing
Love this quote and reminder!!! You make no progress when you’re bitter because someone else is successful, so it’s important to strive to be better;) I’ve learned that no matter how much I think I’m helping others, I am in no control of what others do- their successes, failures, hurtful or helpful words, including my own children LOL, but I CAN control how I treat my body and my mind and whether or not I strive to be better today than I was yesterday. It’s definitely nicer to live in a state of being better rather than bitter!
And for a fun, family activity this weekend, why not try an in-home dance party? You can turn on everyone’s favorite tunes and dance the night away!! It’s going to be raining over here, so we need a good indoor activity
A great Quote: It’s so easy to compare our weight loss journey with others, but we are all different and have different stories so just be in competition with yourself
A great article about exercise:
Making exercise a habit: We are lucky to have healthy bodies that can move, dance, sweat, and enjoy life. Exercise is all about finding something that you enjoy doing which is good for your mind and your body!