Well, it’s almost the end of August and most of us are running around crazy. Some of us are trying to squeeze in a few more vacation days. While others are getting their children ready to head back to school. It doesn’t matter if it’s pre-school, elementary school, high school or even college.
They all take weeks of preparation. And even though my wife made 20 different check lists, for our son Noah heading back to Penn State, somehow, she forgot to pack a remote controller for his Xbox, one of his favorite jackets (that was in the trunk of his best friend’s car) and a speaker for his iPhone (that was under his bed). Every other day, Noah sends a text message, “Mom can you please send me my earbuds? Thank you! Love you! You are the BEST!” … And Yes my wife is a Saint.
I am happy to say that my wife is not alone. Because so many of our weight loss patients have told me this week, that life has been so crazy for them. So much so, that they have not been able to follow their weight loss plan totally 100% but they still lost weight or maintained their weight loss. So they were very happy about that.
Renee told me this morning that she has been so busy taking care of everyone else in her family that she hasn’t had any time for herself. But she remembered me saying that little changes add up to big results and that if she isn’t perfect on the program to do the best she could and when things are less hectic to get back to 100%.
Personally, I try to keep to the weight loss program 5-6 days a week and 1 or 2 days a week I may be a bit more relaxed on my diet. I usually cheat a bit on the weekend and on Monday morning I am back 100% on the weight loss plan.
As you may know, I love my starchy carbohydrates and sugary treats and they love me back even more because they like to stay with me as belly fat. But you still can have sugar desserts on our weight loss plan especially if you follow our low sugar and low carb recipes for these Sweet desserts.
So here is a totally delicious low carb treat recipe for everyone that has been so busy taking care of everybody except themselves.
Cinnamon Toast Custard
- The ingredients are:
- full fat coconut milk – 2 cans
- powdered gelatin – 1 tablespoon
- Stevia – 1 teaspoon
- ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
- egg yolks – 3 large
- the beans from a long organic vanilla bean
- maple extract – 1 teaspoon
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Sea salt – 1/4 teaspoon
- bacon- cooked and cut into half-inch pieces
Start by pouring 1/4 cup of your coconut milk into a bowl and then take your gelatin and sprinkle over top of the coconut milk and just let this set for a while so you can prepare the rest of the ingredients. Next in a saucepan whisk the leftover 1.75 cups of coconut milk with your butter, egg yolks, cinnamon and stevia. When everything is mixed nicely place this over medium – low heat for approximately five minutes. Just make sure that it does not overcook because you do not want to scramble the egg yolks.
When everything is nice and warm remove it from the heat and whisk in the gelatin mixture and then mixing your maple extract, salt and vanilla beans. when this is done just pour the custard into 4 serving cups or bowls and place them in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Just make sure that the custard is set firmly.
When you are ready to eat this you can top it with your bacon. Personally I like this when it’s a little bit warmer in temperature especially first thing in the morning. But when I am really hungry I will just take it right out of the refrigerator, sprinkle some extra cinnamon and even ginger over top and eat it cold.
When we have company over for night, when everyone is eating ice cream this is what I am usually eating. I do have this sometimes during the day and even at night when I am hungry and need a little something to satisfy my sweet tooth. And it also satisfies my hunger because it’s loaded with good healthy fats that help decrease blood sugar levels and decrease my appetite. One serving has approximately 332 cal, 31 grams of fat, 6.9 grams of protein, 5 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams of fiber.
I really hope you enjoy this recipe. It’s another one of my favorites.
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