Favorite Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies {THM-S, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free}


Ah, who doesn’t like a chocolate chip cookie? My family has a recipe we love — you know THE recipe (with 2 cups of shortening, 3 cups of sugar and 2 bags of chocolate chips)! This is obviously not in my trim healthy eating plan!

I have had this Nutiva shortening in my pantry for quite some time, but I was never quite sure how to use it. This week I had the sudden inspiration to revamp my old chocolate chip cookie standbye recipe!


Favorite Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

    • 1/3 cup low carb brown sugar (I use this one from Gwen’s Nest)
    • 1/3 cup Erithyritol
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp. Mineral salt
    • 1 tsp. Vanilla
    • 1 cup THM Baking Blend
    • 1/2 cup Lily’s chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F

Cream shortening, “brown sugar” and Erithyritol until smooth. Add eggs and beat well. Add baking soda, mineral salt, vanilla and Baking Blend and beat until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a cookie scoop, place dough on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-11 minutes.


They will be quite soft when they come out of the oven, but they will firm up after a couple of hours.


Do you have a favorite recipe you have converted to THM? I’d love to hear about it!

If you are unsure of where to buy the Nutiva shortening, you may purchase it through the link provided above (and I will receive a small commission to support the blog). Thanks!

Suggested products for this recipe:

Nutiva Red Palm Shortening Organic Superfood, 15 oz.

Now Foods Erythritol Powder


Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend

Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips


OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

Easy Berry Syrup/Sauce {THM-FP, Sugar free, Gluten free, Low Carb}

Many mornings I love to have berries and yogurt for breakfast. (Check out my Homemade 000 Yogurt.) Frozen berries are available year round and many times they are the most economical choice for my budget. I’ve found that I can great deals on them at Costco – and they usually last me a couple of months! I have been making this simple berry sauce for months – and it literally takes less than two minutes (Drive-Through-Sue for sure)! 

First of all I measure out my berries in a microwaveable container – my amount of berries varies depending on what fuel type I want for the morning. (Remember that you can have up to 1 cup of berries and stay in FP mode — with the EXCEPTION of blueberries – only 1/2 cup of those – otherwise you cross into E territory, which is perfectly fine!) After I measure them out, I add sweetener to them. You can use Xylitol or Gentle Sweet, whichever you prefer.  

 Mixed berries with Xylitol

  Blueberries with Gentle Sweet
Next, pop the container in the microwave for 1 minute. It breaks down the berries and makes an awesome syrup/sauce! (This could also be done in a sauce pot on the stove, I am sure)

   
 
Next step is to enjoy! This sauce is amazing on yogurt, but it is also great for pancakes, cheesecake, cottage cheese – you name it!

   
 Recipe:

  • 1/4 -1/2 cup berries
  • 1/2 to 1 Tbl of xylitol (use 1 Tbl of Gentle Sweet)

Combine in a microwaveable container and microwave for 1 minute. Enjoy!

Samoas Coffee Creamer {THM, Low Carb, Sugar Free}

Samoas Coffee Creamer
{THM, Low Carb, Sugar Free}  
I have a confession to make — I used to be addicted to coffee creamers. At any given time you could find 3-5 different flavors in my fridge. About four years ago I went on a very strict (NOT THM) diet for a period of time. This diet included cutting out sugar, and when it was all said and done, I found that my love for flavored creamer was gone. Now I just prefer half & half or occasionally some heavy cream. But I know there are many Mamas (and Papas) who still love their coffee creamer! And it is so easy to make your own at home – you don’t have to feel deprived! 

Samoas Coffee Creamer

1 cup half & half

1/4 tsp. caramel extract

1/4 tsp. coconut extract

1/8 tsp. butter extract

1/2 tsp. cocoa powder 

2 Tbl. THM Gentle Sweet 

Mix all ingredients together and heat over low heat until cocoa powder and Gentle Sweet are melted and fully incorporated. (You just want to heat it – not boil it.) That’s all! 

Now, I have another confession to make – I am not a lover of sweet coffee. That being said, you may want to play with the amount of sweetener/flavoring to get the taste you want. As written, this creamer is not a very strong flavor – it is pretty mild. 

  This morning I topped my coffee with sweetened whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes and Lily’s chocolate chips! It was a very indulgent cup of joe! 
  What is your favorite creamer flavor?

Homemade Triple Zero Yogurt {THM-FP, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free)

Triple Zero yogurt is a staple in many THM based kitchens, and while it is nice to have as a quick option, it can be pricey if you love it like my family does! So that’s why I decided to start making my own! I can get 2 large 32oz. containers of plain Greek yogurt at Costco for $5.79. This is hardly even a recipe, it is so simple! Here is what you need.

 1 32oz container of plain Greek yogurt
4 “doonks” stevia extract (I am currently using the KAL brand, but my favorite is the THM pure stevia extract)

1 Tbl. Vanilla extract

Directions: Simply add the stevia and vanilla to the yogurt and stir thoroughly!

 (I know – this part doesn’t look amazing – but trust me – once it’s all stirred in – YUM!)

See? So easy and simple – and so good! You could also add other extracts to make the flavor you like best – lemon, caramel, orange, butterscotch. The options are endless! It is always nice to keep an assortment of flavorings around to use whenever the flavor urge strikes!

One of my favorite breakfasts is the homemade 000 with berries and toasted coconut.

 Ah, so easy! If you try it, let me know what you think! Enjoy!

Easy THM Pizza Sauce Sugar Free

Pizza sauce isn’t that expensive, but it can be hard to find a pasta\pizza sauce with no added sugars. Fortunately, this sauce is easy to make (and is super cheap too)! So, what do you need?

THM Pizza Sauce

1 can tomato paste

1/4 tsp. Garlic powder

1/2 tsp. Onion powder

1/2 tsp. Dried Basil

1 tsp. Dried Oregano

1/2 tsp. Olive oil

1/2 “doonk” stevia extract (optional)

10 Tbl. Water

Salt, to taste

That’s all! Dump all the spices in and stir well, then add the water and stir until incorporated. This makes about 1 1/4 cups of sauce.

  
   
I used to always buy pizza sauce until one day when my Mom & I were making pizza. “Why don’t you just make your own? It’s easy, and it tastes better!” Turns out she was correct – and I’ve been making it ever since!

Let me know what you think! I used this sauce today on some meatballs – I added mozzarella cheese and stuffed it in a Joseph’s Pita. YUM! A THM meatball sub!