Saturday, October 2, 2010

Snack Attack Tip Courtesy of Doreen

Once again, Doreen has given us a little more variety for our low-carb eating! This idea for snacking came from Linda's Low Carb Recipes. Doreen made the comment that these could also be turned into a savory snack using sea salt and garlic or other savory spices. I love that idea, as I've never been a heavy sweets snacker! I'm not really qualified to comment, as I haven't tried this yet, but I can just see those beautiful big salt crystals and taste the garlic! 

Quick Snack Attack Tip

CINNAMON-CRISPY PORK RINDS
1 ounce pork rinds
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Cinnamon/granular Splenda mix
or Truvia or any granular SF sweetner

Spread the pork rinds out in a single layer on a dinner plate. Drizzle the butter all over them then sprinkle them liberally with the cinnamon/Splenda mixture. If you like, you can warm them for about 20-30 seconds in the microwave.

Makes 1 serving
Do not freeze

1 ounce of pork rinds will pretty much cover a dinner plate in a single layer. I tried to select pork rinds that were somewhat flat but any shape will work. I didn't measure the cinnamon and Splenda because I already had some mixed in a shaker jar. I'd guess you may need about a teaspoon or two of Splenda and 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. The counts are based on 2 teaspoons Splenda and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Per Serving: 289 Calories; 28g Fat; 13g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb


Linda's Comments-
Although I don't care for snacking on pork rinds plain because they tend to be very dry and stick in my throat. However, pouring melted butter over them solves this problem and the cinnamon mixture makes them unbelievably tasty. You may be able to get by with just a tablespoon of butter but I'm trying to get more fat in my diet so I went all out. It's the little pools of melted butter inside the pork rinds blending with the cinnamon mixture that make these so yummy so try not to skimp on the butter. Whatever you do, don't wear a black shirt while eating these! By the time I was finished munching, I was covered in pork rind dust. I polished these off before I even had time to get out my camera to take a picture.

Copied from Linda's Low Carb Recipes http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/recipes.html

I found them very tastey indeed!!

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