Hot chocolate, cookies, marshmallows and candies are a magical combination. Step up your hot chocolate game and serve a festive Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board at your holiday party or family gathering this year. I made this hot chocolate dessert grazing board for our Christmas Girl Friends Weekend in the Poconos. It was loved by all.


It's filled with hot cocoa, tea, cookies, and candies. I offered both lowcarb-friendly items and regular. For the lowcarb/sugarfree options, I made homemade Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix, my Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, and Gingerbread People. I also added sugar-free candy options: peppermint hard candies, mini Reese cups, York peppermint patties, mini Hershey bars, and sugar-free marshmallows. For the for the "regular" options, I made it easy on myself and purchased hot cocoa packets, premade cookies and candies. Aldi has a great selection of cookies for this. From there, I purchased chocolate covered shortbread, cookie sticks, and flavored teas (candy cane and cinnamon). I also added in mini marshmallows, Hershey kisses, nuggets and candy canes. The candy canes make perfect stirring sticks!

Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board | Sugarfree | Lowcarb | Keto
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board | Sugarfree | Lowcarb | Keto
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board | Sugarfree | Lowcarb | Keto
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board | Sugarfree | Lowcarb | Keto
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board | Sugarfree | Lowcarb | Keto
Keto Gingerbread People
Keto Gingerbread People
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board | Sugarfree | Lowcarb | Keto

Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix: Mix is made with equal parts unsweetened dark cocoa and sweetener. For this, I used 1/2 cup Hershey dark cocoa and 1/2 cup granular monkfruit. Whisk the two ingredients together and place in a jar. When your ready to make hot cocoa, add 2 Tablespoons of the mix to a mug and then pour in warm unsweetened nut milk (almond, oat, cashew, etc.). For extra creaminess mix in a bit of heavy cream. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies: You will need: peanut butter sweetener egg butter coconut oil or Crisco shortening baking powder baking soda salt Full recipe for the Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies is here.

Gingerbread People: 1 pkg Kawaii Treats and Eats Tender Shortbread Cookie Mix

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground ginger

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves

4 Tbsp softened butter

2 Tbsp blackstrap molasses

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla


Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine all of the dry ingredients, mix well and set aside.

3. In a different mixing bowl blend all of the wet ingredients really well .

4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

5. In between two pieces of parchment, press the cookie dough to be about 1/3 inch thick. You can use your hands or a rolling pin. 6. Cut cookies with a cookie cutter. 7. Place cookies on a parchment lined backing sheet. 8. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and right away sprinkle with granular monkfruit. Enjoy!

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This Carrot Ginger Soup is the perfect cool weather soup, and would make a delightful accompaniment to your Thanksgiving dinner. You can serve with salad before the big feast or as an appetizer - in small bowls or cups. It's made with farm fresh carrots, ginger, and vegetable broth. The soup is then blended until smooth. I serve with my homemade sauce, and a swirl of heavy cream or coconut milk (to keep vegan). A great soup for everyone! It's totally vegan and dairy free (if you omit heavy cream swirl).


This loaded with flavor, vitamins & minerals, and it's only 3.3g net carbs - making it lowcarb / keto-friendly, paleo, healthy and delicious - your family and guests will love it!

Carrot Ginger Soup | Low Carb | Paleo | Keto-Friendly | Vegan
Carrot Ginger Soup | Low Carb | Paleo | Keto-Friendly | Vegan
Carrot Ginger Soup | Low Carb | Paleo | Keto-Friendly | Vegan
Carrot Ginger Soup | Low Carb | Paleo | Keto-Friendly | Vegan
Carrot Ginger Soup | Low Carb | Paleo | Keto-Friendly | Vegan

Carrot Ginger Soup | Low Carb | Paleo | Keto-Friendly | Vegan

Carrot Ginger Soup | Low Carb | Paleo | Keto-Friendly | Vegan

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon avocado oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

300g (about 2 1/4 cups) chopped carrots

1 teaspoons ginger paste

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

32 ounces Zoup, Good Really Good Savory Vegan Veggie Broth

Sea salt and fresh black pepper

Serve with cranberry sauce and cream (or coconut milk)


Directions:

1. In a large pot, heat avocado oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, stirring occasionally. About 8 to 10 minutes.

2. Add the garlic and chopped carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in the ginger paste and the apple cider vinegar.

4. Add in the vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until carrots are soft, about 30-40 minutes.

5. Remove from the stove and allow to cool slightly, then blend with a hand emulsion blender until smooth. Adjust seasonings. Bring back to the stove and heat through.

6. Serve with Cranberry Relish and a drizzle of cream or coconut milk.

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Updated: Nov 14, 2021

Needing a bread for Thanksgiving? Try my Easy Keto Low-Carb Cornbread. This recipe is for a double batch so it's perfect to serve for to your family or a larger crowd on Thanksgiving. It's the perfect substitute for traditional cornbread, as it has no corn or cornmeal in the recipe. It's made with almond flour, sweetener, eggs, and to mimic that cornmeal texture I added in a bit of hemp hearts (shelled hemp heart seeds). It's so delicious, your family and friends will have no idea it's keto-friendly. I baked the cornbread in my Great Jones 10-inch Sweetie Pie Pie Plate - it turned out beautiful. I was a bit nervous baking a larger batch, this ceramic stoneware is fabulous in making a nice evenly baked bread with a golden crust. It's nonstick, so no extra oil or butter was needed in the baking dish.


I served with butter and SunnyBo Hunny - this honey alternative is new me - it's made from apple juice, no sugar-added. It has a very slight taste of apple, perfect sweetness, and makes a great accompaniment to cornbread - making this a perfect Thanksgiving / Fall Harvest bread to serve to all your guests. Both are keto-friendly, gluten-free, and sugar-free. In addition, this "Hunny" is vegan & delicious!

Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread
Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread
Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread
Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread
Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread
Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread
Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread
Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread
Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread

Easy Keto Low-Carb Sweet Cornbread

Ingredients:

3 cups Nature's Eats Almond Flour

2/3 cup confectioners style sweetener, such as Swerve

2 Tablespoons hemp hearts

10 Tablespoons salted butter, melted (or vegan butter substitute)

8 large eggs

3 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 30 drops OOOFlavors Cornbread Flavoring (use discount code: DEB10) (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)

Note: This recipe can be divided in half. If so, bake in a smaller baking dish.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, sweetener, hemp hearts, and baking powder until well mixed.

3. In a separate large mixing bowl, add melt the butter in the microwave. remove and let a cool a bit, add in the eggs, vanilla extract , and cornbread flavoring. Whisk ell until eggs are incorporated.

4. Add the dry mixture to the bowl with the wet mixture. Mix gently until smooth. Batter will be thick.

5. Pour the batter into a 10" round pie dish. Bake 40-45 minutes. Check after 25 minutes, if browning too quickly, lightly cover with aluminum foil.

6. Allow to sit for a few minutes, slice and serve with butter, honey alternative (such as SunnyBo Hunny).

Nutritional Information: coming ...

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