Thursday, January 21, 2016

Avocado Hummus Spread

Avocado Hummus Spread
Posted by Authentic Self Wellness 

- 1 can of chick peas
- 2 large avocados (diced)
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- The juice of one small lemon
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- A sprinkle of sea salt and pepper
- A few sprinkles of garlic powder

Process the ingredients in your food processor until smooth. Serve with your favorite chips, crackers, or vegetables. Also works great on sandwiches and wraps!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Crock Pot Creamy Bacon Chicken

Crock Pot Creamy Bacon Chicken
Posted on Facebook page: 

8 bacon slices
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 (10 oz) cans roasted garlic cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup flour (all purpose or gluten free blend)
Salt and pepper to taste


Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-low heat until some of the fat is rendered. Be sure that the bacon is still pliable and not crisp. Drain on paper towels. If you use this method, reduce the flour to 1/4 cup. Or dont cook the bacon and proceed with the recipe.

Then wrap one slice of bacon around each boneless chicken breast and place in a 4-5 quart crockpot.
In medium bowl, combine condensed soups, sour cream, and flour and mix with wire whisk to blend. Pour over chicken.

Cover crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken and bacon are thoroughly cooked. You may want to remove the chicken and beat the sauce with a wire whisk so it is very well blended.

Chicken Mozzarella

Chicken Mozzarella
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4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1⁄2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1⁄3 cup melted butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine


Place chicken in baking dish and cover with soup.
Sprinkle cheese evenly over soup.
Sprinkle bread crumbs over cheese.
Drizzle with melted butter.
Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 until golden and bubbly.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Flourless Blender Muffins

Flourless Blender Muffins
This recipe makes 10 – 12 Yummy muffins.
Posted by Courtney Luper on her Facebook Page Getting Skinny With Courtney


2 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
Single serving container of any type or flavor yogurt (I used banana/strawberry)
2 organic eggs
1/2 cup coconut sugar or regular sugar (coconut is best for health)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 ripe bananas


Use non-stick spray or grease with coconut oil (do not use paper muffin cups, they will stick to the paper).

Blend all the ingredients in blender on your highest setting until smooth. You may need to blend the oatmeal first if you do not have a high powered blender like a VitaMix and then add the remaining ingredients. If you do not have a high powered blender you will need to stir by hand in between blending to make sure all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.

Pour batter into muffin tins dividing equally
Bake in pre-heated 180/400F oven for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.
Remove muffins carefully and let cool. Enjoy!

 Note: You can also add a cup of chocolate or peanut butter chips into the batter (mixed in by hand) the kids would love this!

Friday, October 9, 2015


Posted on Courtney Luper's Facebook Page
 Yields 8 - Each mini loaf is 9 WW+ points

A lightened up Pumpkin Cream Cheese bread that everyone will love!!

Prep Time - 20 min
Cook Time - 25 min
Total Time - 1 hr

Pumpkin Bread

2 cups canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1 egg whites
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 t baking soda
2 t pumpkin pie spice

Cream Cheese filling

8 oz reduced fat cream cheese (room temperature or softened slightly)
4 tbsp sugar
1 egg
2 tsp flour
1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350

Prepare one mini loaf pan (it should hold 8 loaves) or 2 9x5 loaf pans with nonstick spray

Bread Layers

In the bowl of your stand mixer or hand mixer combine pumpkin, eggs and egg white until smooth

In a separate medium bowl whisk together flour, sugars, baking soda & pumpkin pie spice

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet mixing until just smooth, set aside

Cream Cheese Layer

In another bowl either for your stand mixer or hand mixer combine all ingredients until smooth

Bread Assembly

Pour or spoon half of the pumpkin bread mixture into the bottom of the mini loaf pan or the large loaf pan

Evenly divide the cream cheese mixture over the pumpkin bread mixture and smooth out using the back of a spoon

Pour the remaining pumpkin bread mixture over the cream cheese mixture, covering as much as you can

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean

Let cool for about 10-15 minutes and then remove from the pans


Each mini loaf is 9 WW+ points, so divide as needed based on how many slices you get from the loaf

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 324 Total Fat: 2.8 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 85.2 mg
Sodium: 397.4 mg Total Carbs: 65.2 g Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g Sugars: 42.7 g Protein: 10.4 g- By MJ