Triple Berry Jam THM–FP

Summer is coming and with it comes delicious berries of all kinds ripening in our garden and orchard. Triple Berry Jam has become my favorite. I will eat it over ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese , and I must admit even right from the jar for dessert. You also can you all strawberries if you prefer. That option is listed below.

Triple Berry Jam
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Cherry Pinwheel Finger Jello THM-FP

Finger Jello is always a highlight for children at picnics and potlucks. These Pinwheels are easy to make and feature unflavored gelatin which is good for your health. Each flavor is whisked together using my favorite stainless steel whisk before it is poured in layers in a 10 x 15 baking pan. Cherry and Strawberry Kool Aid are 2 kinds that I have found that do not have maltodextrin listed as an ingredient so I use them as a handy Drive-thru-Sue ingredient. If you need a snack to keep in your fridge this summer for your children, I’m sure they would love these pinwheels. Sour cream maybe substituted for the Greek Yogurt for an S setting if you prefer.

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Vanilla/Caramel Iced Coffee THM-FP

Summertime is rapidly approaching and I am always on the lookout for refreshing drinks to serve to my family and to guests. Iced Coffee is a favorite and this recipe uses leftover brewed coffee from our breakfast time. You can adjust the extracts and sweeteners to your liking if you prefer it less sweet. I added just a bit of cream to get a smooth creamy texture but it still is within THM FP guidelines. I use my hand blender or my Ninja Blender to thoroughly mix it. My family enjoys this drink and I hope you will, too.

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Strawberry Cream THM-FP

Strawberries herald the spring/summer season as roadsides stands and markets display boxes of crimson fruit. They are the easiest fruit to grow in backyard gardens and produce very well. This dessert is refreshing on warm, summer days and best of all it is a Fuel Pull. Using frozen berries thickens the dessert almost immediately after blending in soften gelatin. I am enjoying more FP desserts to balance out those meals when I just need a bit more protein and something sweet.

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Egg Salad THM FP

What do you do when you really want egg salad on a toasted piece of sourdough bread but you don’t want a crossover? Low-fat cottage cheese and mustard blended together, mixed with diced hard boiled egg whites added just the right touch to make a Fuel Pull Egg Salad that not only tasted wonderful but tricked the eyes in looking like it was made with whole eggs. It was delicious served on toasted Sourdough or sprouted bread with slices of tomatoes, onions, and lettuces leaves. Serving it on sourdough/sprouted bread made my lunch a E from the carbs in the bread but it also can be served on lettuce leaves for a FP. I, also love to use Refrigerated Pickled Jalapenos on my sandwich.

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All Purpose Seasoned Salt — THM FP

Most All Purpose Seasoned Salts you buy in stores have undesired items in them. I love to buy large containers of spices and mix my own blends and salts. There are many kinds of spices — Mesquite Powder, smoked peppers, and salts to help make your own unique seasoning blends. You can adjust the amount of Cayenne Pepper for the desired heat your prefer. I have already use Smoked Chipotle Pepper or if you really like heat try Smoked Ghost Pepper.

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Wilted Spinach Salad THM-FP

Spring—what a wonderful time of the year when everything turns green and begins to grow. One of the first seeds to be planted in my garden are spinach and radish seeds. Spinach is very easy to grow, loves cool weather, and is so tasty in garden salads. This easy to make salad uses just a few ingredients but is big in flavor. I can’t wait to plant my garden but since our new place is further north I haven’t planted yet. Maybe this weekend I can get my early crop out.

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