They are all lower in carbs and higher in protein than typical party tidbits and perfect for us weight loss surgery post-ops to make a meal out of but you don't have to be a post-op to enjoy these. Bring one of them to a holiday potluck or party so you can be sure there will be something for you but be sure to grab a few right away or the non-ops might gobble them up first.
Shelly's Cucumber "Sandwiches" - Little "Sandwiches" made from sliced English/Hothouse Cucumber, any Cold Cuts (look for low sodium) and Cheese, serve with olives, pickles, mustard.
Shelly's Greek Hummus Rounds - I came up with these years ago they are always a part of my celebrations. Sliced English/Hothouse Cucumber, a dollop of Hummus, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese.
Shelly's Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon, Cheese & Onion Yogurt Dip
1 head of Cauliflower, washed, drained and broken in florets
a Tablespoon of Olive Oil (or Olive Oil Nonstick Spray)
a sprinkle of Kosher Salt
Preheat oven to 425. Arrange florets on a baking sheet. Toss cauliflower florets in olive oil or spray with Pam, sprinkle with salt and bake for 20 minutes turning once during cooking. Serve with Bacon, Cheese & Onion Yogurt Dip.
Bacon, Cheese & Onion Yogurt Dip
4 oz. Greek Yogurt, plain
1 Green Onion, finely chopped
2 Slices Cooked Bacon, crumbled
2 Tablespoons Cheddar Cheese, shredded
dash of Onion Powder
dash of Garlic Powder
Mix together till well combined.
Shelly's Christmas Red & Green Egg Bites (aka Crustless Quiches)
1 Yellow Onions, diced
1/4 cup Roasted Red Peppers, drained
1/4 cup Cooked Spinach, chopped
1/4 cup Mozzarella, shredded
5 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Saute onions till golden. Set aside to cool. Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into lightly greased (non-stick spray works great for this) mini muffin tins. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Makes 24. This one is great for your vegetarian pals.
Shelly's Cheesy Stuffed Mini Peppers - Stuffed with Italian cheeses, ham, and onion stuffed mini peppers.
Shelly's Meatball Stuffed Mushrooms - Meatballs, tomato sauce and cheese stuffed mushrooms.
Shelly's Cheese Cups filled with _____ - Melted cheese formed into little crunchy cups to hold any number of fillings like chicken salad, crab salad, tuna salad, taco seasoned meat & refried beans, smoked salmon, the possibilities are endless.
Shelly's Caprese Skewers - Skewered cherry or grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and fresh basil drizzled with store bought pesto sauce.
Shelly's Red and Green Shrimp Cocktail - Cooked Shrimp in fancy glasses with Guacamole or Cocktail Sauce.