There's a big Father's Day Breakfast at the Elks Lodge this morning, but you'll be happy to know I didn't volunteer. I'm a little gun shy after the workout at the fair.
Instead, I decided to make fat bombs. Yup, that's what they are called in Ketoland. They didn't really sound like something I would like to eat. I'm still having trouble with my brain while I'm eating a piece of bacon every morning.
Here's the recipe in case you want to try it. It's pretty simple ... 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, not quite one cup of peanut butter (preferably the no sugar added kind) and 1/4 cup Swerve, along with a dash of vanilla. Beat it up relentlessly with your mixer and place in the fridge.
An hour later (maybe two), using a small cookie scoop, place them on a pan covered in parchment paper. Stick in toothpicks to make it easier for the next step and place them in the freezer.
Next up, melt semi sweet chocolate chips in a bowl in your microwave. Why doesn't this look like chocolate? Because all I could find was peanut butter chips. When melted, stir in one tablespoon (maybe a tad bit more) of oil ... I used avocado oil because it's also what I had.
Using the toothpick as a holder, dip and roll them in the melted "chocolate". Back in the freezer they go.
Once done, take out the toothpicks and store in a zip lock bag in the freezer. When you need something sweet and amazingly delicious resembling a huge piece of candy, take one out and enjoy. I have to say these are so rich that one is almost too much. Half of one completely removed my sweet tooth craving.
Here's the weird part. I won't tell you what the calories are, but as you can imagine, it's pretty high in fat. I've been eating this way for about 50 days and I've lost a little over 9 pounds. How could that be?? Maybe it's all the vegetables and salads along with the meat. Maybe it's not eating bread, potatoes, rice or sugar. I do know that I'm never hungry any more and don't crave the sweets nearly as much as I used to.
It took some time to get over the loss of bread, but now I don't mind at all. It's much easier to say no to bread than candy!! I've even gotten to a place where the littlest bit of aftertaste from Swerve has disappeared. If all you do is replace sugar with Swerve, I think you would be ahead of the game.
The bad news is I haven't found a replacement for ice cream. I did, but the thought of eating almost pure heavy cream is a little unsettling to me. Besides, with fat bombs, who needs ice cream??
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!