Keto Recipes - Created Date : 31.12.2019

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Tartlets

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Tartlets

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Tartlets

Hi! How are you guys? No I really mean it, how are you guys??? What is going on with you? What’s happening in your life these days?

I am slowly getting over that nasty bug I was complaining about last week. It was a doozy! I’m still stuffy and I have this hacking cough I can’t seem to kick, but, happily, I’m overall doing so much better. I think it might have been the flu! My little ones and I all three were miserable with it, but the husband somehow never came down with it. He’s the only one out of our little family who had the flu shot earlier this season. What are your feelings on the flu shot? Yay or nay? I’m not super anti-vaccine but I am a little cautious about that stuff. I didn’t let my kids get more than two inoculations per month, and I always tried to carefully weigh out the risks vs. benefits. All that being said, I do think that next year I will go ahead and get the shot. It’s just been such a tough winter for me this year, and when Mom isn’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!

I have to tell you how much I really love all of your comments and sweet thoughts and wishes. I get all sorts of encouragement from you guys, through this blog and through my Facebook page, and it really means so much! I know that a few of you were also suffering with winter illness right along with me, so I hope you are doing better! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to leave me such kind and uplifting messages. I truly feel so blessed to count you as a friend ??

So- today kicks off my husband’s birthday extravaganza! Do you remember hearing about his 40th birthday in this post? Well, tonight he’s partying it up with his friends, tomorrow my brother and sister in law are coming in for the family party later tomorrow night, and then Sunday is the Superbowl! Lots going on. I’m thinking about making Snickers cupcakes for the party, and then we’ll be putting out some yummy snacks on Sunday, like chips and dips, buffalo wings, and loaded potato skins. What comes to your mind when you’re thinking about game-day desserts? For me, it’s gotta be really indulgent, and it’s gotta be finger food. No fancy plates or utensils when you’re sitting on the sofa with your eyes on the television. These little treats cover both bases! And they are so perfectly pop-able, just right for a sweet game-day snack.

After I posted the recipe for Simply Perfect Chocolate Sugar Cookies, I had a lot of readers tell me that their dough was dry or crumbly. You’ll want to start with just 1 1/4 cups of flour, and mix mix mix to see how it comes together, before adding any more than that. If it’s really clinging to the sides of the bowl, add a little more flour, like a tablespoon at a time, mixing, until it looks like this:

It should not be dry or crumbly. It should hold together really nicely. If you roll it out to 1/4-inch thickness, and cut it with a 3-inch diameter blossom cutter, it forms a little mini-tart shell when you bake it over the back of a mini-muffin tin. Press carefully around the top edge, with your fingertips, to seal any cracks. They’re perfect for filling with yummy things! Like salted caramel!

Really this whole idea came to be simply as a vehicle to get more salted caramel into my face. Seriously, this stuff is so good. Like, insane! Your eyes will roll back in your head. I have a whole step by step caramel making tutorial here. It’s really easy and it only takes about 10 minutes. You’ll never go back to the store-bought stuff after you’ve tried this! One and a half batches will fill all the chocolate tartlet shells. Go ahead and make two batches- you’ll definitely find a use for the leftovers. I find a spoon works really well ??

The no-bake cheesecake topping is basically just whipped cream with a little cream cheese added in. There’s only one thing that tastes better than salted caramel, and that’s salted caramel with cheesecake. Just be sure and whip the cream really nice and stiff before you add in the softened cream cheese. That way it stays really thick and pipe-able. I used a Wilton 4B tip to top the tartlets with a kiss of fluffy goodness.

These chocolate caramel cheesecake tartlets are like a cross between a cookie and a candy. They are really so splurge-worthy!

I hope you guys have a really fun weekend! Doesn’t it feel so good to be almost done with January now? Next up is Valentines Day, and then Spring will be right around the corner! I’m so ready for warmth and sunshine!

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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