You know how ants love sugar? Well my mom has ant blood in her. She loves sweets! She's also very lucky that she's 5 foot 6 inches tall and has the metabolism of a jack rabbit so she never gains a pound no matter how much or what she eats!!! She's been that way all her life!
Every Saturday and Sunday morning my sister comes over for coffee. It's our time to catch up on the week we just had and to spend time with mom. We've gone through so many things together during our coffee klatches, some good, some bad but always together and I am so grateful to have both of these women in my life.
My sister inherited my mom's sweet tooth and for the past few months when we get together they share some cookies or lemon cake or donuts with their coffee and I just sit there with my coffee feeling sorry for myself because I don't eat sugar due to my low carb/high fat way of eating.
Earlier this week I found a great low carb blog, Sugar Free Like Me! The first post was about 20 Days of Easy Low Carb Breakfasts! The first breakfast feature was just what I needed in my life! Low Carb French Toast Egg Puff! I'll be honest and let you know that I didn't get any further than this recipe but I will definitely be heading over to see what else Jessie has shared once I'm done with this post.
So this morning I really quickly just tossed this all together following her recipe...she makes it super simple! She mentions using Torani sugar free vanilla syrup, but I didn't have any. I did have however a bottle of Jordan's Skinny Syrups sugar free Coconut syrup, so I added that and it was fabulous!
Yesterday afternoon I had a craving for something sweet so I mixed about 4 ounces of Cream Cheese with a dash of vanilla extract and a dash of cinnamon, along with half a teaspoon of Splenda to make an easy low carb dip for some fresh strawberries. I had some left over and just slathered some on to my french toast since I didn't have any sugar free pancake syrup (but I am picking some up soon).
It was so delicious. I was worried that it would taste eggy since the recipe calls for 2 eggs and 2 ounces of cream cheese to be mixed with the sugar free syrup, but it really, truly tasted just like french toast. I think next time I may make it like Jessie has posted then fry it in a pan with a bit of butter to see if it might get a bit crispy around the edges...hey, it's worth a shot.
But now, when those sugar ants are having their cookies and cake in the morning, I can have this. It's a mere 2 carbs with probably another carb for the cream cheese frosting. Not bad at all!
Sticking with a low carb way of eating is so much easier because of people like Jessie that share their recipes and tips and idea. I'm proud to say I've lost 13 pounds! I'm pretty jazzed about that!
So I'm off to see what else Jessie has come up with. If you have a chance, please visit her blog, Sugar Free Like Me!