How to Can Diced Tomatoes THM-FP

Have you wanted to learn the art of canning? You can! Here is a step-by-step tutorial on canning diced tomatoes. This is an easy item to start with and you can just do a few pints at a time as you learn the process. The best thing of all –you will have a superior product compared to what you can purchase in the store because you control what you put into the jars. I love to can diced tomatoes in the summertime to add to Taco Soup and Beefy Cabbage Soup in the cold winter months.

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Bread and Butter Pickles THM FP, Sugar-free, Low-carb

Pickling cucumbers always find an honored place in my garden. These cucumbers are different than the cukes you buy in the stores. Pickling cucumbers are especially bred for pickling–just like their name says. They are short and blocky, medium yellow/green in color, and have black spines. They make the BEST pickles. I love to can all different kinds of pickles and my family loves them.

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Turkey Ham and Veggie Quiche THM FP

Are you ever in a hurry for breakfast? This Quiche is my favorite Fuel Pull breakfast when I need a quick option. You can use any kind of low carb vegetables in it. One of the great things about summer is that you can go out to you garden and pick veggies to use. You can’t get it any fresher than that. I have a small 6 inch pie plate that works perfect for this quiche. This quiche can be made dairy free by omitting the cottage cheese.

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Dynamite Salsa THM-FP

Tomatoes are very popular garden item and can be found in any color, shape, and size. My favorite tomatoes are Heirlooms or open-pollinated kinds. These tomatoes don’t always have the nicest shape but they have the most wonderful flavor and texture. Mortgage Lifter is one heirloom kind I plant every year. We love the meaty flesh and the wonderful flavor. You will also finds these kinds; Yellow Brandywine, Green Zebra, and Amish Paste Tomatoes in my garden. There are so many recipes to make using tomatoes and it is hard to pick out a favorite. This Salsa is a delightful addition to summertimes menus. It can be served with Baked Tostitos, Lavash Pitas, or as a condiment for meats.

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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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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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Espresso Mousse THM-FP

Coffee, every day, any time, any way!! I enjoy coffee and desserts so why not combine the two into a light refreshing Mousse. Many desserts are full of fats and calories. This Espresso Mousse is full of flavor and protein but light in fats and calories. It is a tasty ending to a meal or for a bedtime snack. I garnished this Mousse with a scoop of fat-free Greek Yogurt flavored with THM vanilla extract and Gentle Sweet, Espresso Powder, and 12 Lily’s chocolate chips to keep it within the guidelines for a FP.

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Vanilla Oolong Tea Concentrate THM-FP

We, as mothers often find ourselves with too much to do and not enough of time to take care of ourselves. Teas and drinks help to keep me from snacking but they do take time to prepare. Here is an easy way to have oolong tea ready at your fingertips. I find that when I have these small jars of concentrate in my fridge, I drink much more. My youngest daughter can put the ingredients in the jars and even fill them with hot water using the Keurig. I hope this handy tip will help you in the busyness of life.

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