Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich

Serves: 2

1 strawberry, or any flavor, ice cream sandwich that has 16g sugar or less
fresh fruit
aerosol whipped cream

Cut ice cream sandwich in half, so each half has less than 10g sugar. Top with fresh fruit and a small squirt of whipped cream.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Serves: 3

gluten free pancake mix and the ingredients to make 9 4-inch pancakes
1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
5-60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons refrigerated plain cream cheese spread
aerosol whipped cream

Prepare pancake mix according to package directions. Add canned pumpkin and spices. Stir until well combined. Cook pancakes according to package directions. Carefully chop chocolate chips. Microwave cream cheese for 10 seconds. Spread a pancake with cream cheese. Top it with another pancake and spread with cream cheese. Put a third pancake on top of the stack. Top with a small squirt of whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate. Eat with a good source of protein that has less than 2g sugar, such as: a slice of ham, a handful of nuts, or a scrambled egg. Have with a glass of water.

Egg Cups

Makes: 12

4 frozen microwaveable sausage links
1/4 cup frozen broccoli
4 eggs
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup Mexican shredded cheese blend, such as: Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla cheese
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Microwave sausage and broccoli according to package directions. Cut sausage and broccoli into small pieces. Whisk eggs and milk together. Stir in sausage, broccoli, and cheese until well combined. Brush butter in non-stick muffin tin cups. Pour 1/3 cup egg mixture in each muffin cup. Bake for 25 minutes. Have with a glass of water.

Chicken Caesar Pasta

Serves: 4

1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
pepper, to taste
8 oz. tri-color rotini pasta
1/4 cup mayonaise
2 tablespoons Caesar dressing
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat chicken breast with oil and season with pepper. Bake on a baking dish lined with aluminum foil for 30 to 35 minutes or until the juices run clear. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Mix pasta and chicken with remaining ingredients.