Category Archives: Fathead

Weigh In and weekly plan ~ WEEK 8 & 9

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I have been very slack this last 2 weeks so I’m playing catch up … the last 2 weeks have been similar from a  healthy eating point of view as well….and it’s all down to lack of organisation and keeping track of things….there are gaps .

My organisational drop out is due to change of shifts which is not usual as for the last few years I’ve been on night duties this week I was put onto a few days  – I am going to have to do this every now and again and so I’m going to have to get myself organised..because this time I have failed abysmally….

So I’ve got to take the decision to deal with it not see it as a failure (which bottom line …it is) but as a learning tool to deal with future situations. I will have notice that I’m on days but unlike this time I will be prepared. I didn’t stick to my eating as little carbs as possible and I did have some alcohol (I discovered Amaretto sours at the end of a buy shift on an acute mental health unit it was lovely!)…so for the record (with some gaps ….although not as many as I thought actually.

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Keto 9

When I weighed myself on Wednesday (which I was dreading) – I’d put on 800g which in the scheme of things I don’t reckon was too bad. I am trying to find the positive in all of this.

Anyhoo onwards and upwards wlEmoticon-smile.png

 

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WEEK 7 Weigh in & planner….

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So I weighed myself again this morning…well it is Wednesday…

Another 400g (1lb) lost – again this week my eating has been all over the place in between sleeping a lot (we are all still down with whatever it is has invaded us viral wise so again I’m grateful there’s a loss.

So so far 5.2kgs (12lbs lost) wlEmoticon-smile.png

This week I’ve tried to add a bit more information to my planner – thanks to the wonders of pepperplate and the my fitness app I’ve been able to do a mash of the things I’m eating so the numbers in () are calories followed by the carbs.

I’m still trying to keep carbs low but some days I’ve really not bothered. These would be the days like the Galaxy chocolate day ..ahem…hey my eldest son had been to the Brit shop and bought me a bar so I wasn’t going to leave it for someone else to snaffle!!)  and the Chinese Takeaway day when none of us could think what to eat let alone drag ourselves to cook anything. Anyway it will give an idea of not only what I’m eating but what amounts I’m eating and along the way I’ll pop the recipes up. Because there’s no point in putting homemade anything if you don’t know what went into it – the values could be completely off.

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So good luck out in weight loss land wherever and whoever you are…just keep remembering if today wasn’t a good one it doesn’t define the rest of your life…it’s how you deal with those not so good days that does that….and if anyone has got any thoughts or ideas out there or great low carb recipes let me know….

Ta ta for now xxx

FATHEAD PASTRY…Options..

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On my wanderings around the www I found Fathead Pastry which is high in calories and cream cheese ( http://shecallsmehobbit.com)

Fat Head Pastry (the original)

  • 170g / 6oz / 1 3/4cups pre-shredded/grated mozzarellaor Edam/mild
  • 85g / 3oz / 3/4cup almond meal/flour
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese (full fat)
  • 1 egg
  • pinch salt to taste
  • 1 tsp onion flakes

Now I have to say this is delicious but I found an alternative from someone who is not a lover of cream cheese and  as rightly pointed out if you are prone to any digestive inflammation of any kind then cream cheese isn’t helpful….so the alternative I found removes the cream cheese ad replaces it with fat (butter to be exact)…because you need something to give the pastry the elasticity. The removal of the cream cheese also makes it less gooey apparently so I’m going to try that tonight and see how it goes.

Fat Head Pastry (the modified version)

  • 1.5 cups (145g) low moisture, part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tbsp almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup or equivalent sweetener
  • 1 egg

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add one well-beaten egg. Stir until well combined. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, melt your mozzarella and fat(s)in the microwave on 30-40% (depending on power) for 2 minutes, stirring and blending after 1 minute.

Immediately add the dry ingredients to this and fold it over and over to incorporate as much of the cheese with the others.

Nuke it for 10 seconds on high, then fold\kneed it until you have a uniform color with no obvious ‘cheesy’ spots.

Repeat the nuke if you if it starts getting hard to work the cheese.

Once you have it uniform, roll it into a ball, then nuke one more time for 10 seconds on high.

Place it between two sheets of parchment or silicon baking mats.

Press down with your hand to flatten it out as much as you can, then using a rolling pin to roll out the dough.

 

 

 

FATHEAD SAUSAGE ROLLS

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I recently discovered Fathead pastry….OMG where has that been all my life ?!!!! The one thing I was worried about (well not worried but I did think about it) was how was I going to love without pies in some form for ever…because forever seems like a really long time not to have a pie for…and I think a little unreasonable if I’m being completely honest. I know I want to lose weight but I don’t want to have to give up everything gorgeous in life and in my opinion pies (and bacon) are on the list and very near the top.

Then on my wanderings I found Fathead Pastry …Oh be still my beating heart …it. is. the . creation. of. a. genius!!!

So without any further ceremony..if you haven’t tried it write down that recipe and get on to it now!! If you’re going low carb it’s great and if you’re not it’s great. I’m not sure where it comes in the keto, primal categories but it does come in the delicious section!!

 

Fat Head Sausage Rolls

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

Servings 6

Calories 470 kcal

Ingredients

Sausage Rolls

  • 6 / 500g / 1lb / 1lb sausages
  • onion flakesto garnish

Fat Head Pastry

  • 170g / 6oz / 1 3/4cups pre-shredded/grated mozzarellaor Edam/mild
  • 85g / 3oz / 3/4cup almond meal/flour
  • 2 tbsp cream cheesefull fat
  • 1 egg
  • pinch saltto taste
  • 1 tsp onion flakes

Instructions

Pre-cook the sausages

  1. Cut the sausage skin down the centre using a sharp knife. Peel back and discard.
  2. Place each sausage on a lined baking tray and cook at 180C/350F for 10 minutes.

Fat Head Pastry

  1. While the sausages are cooking, prepare the Fat Head pastry.
  2. Mix the shredded/grated cheese and almond flour/meal in a microwaveable bowl. Add the cream cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
  3. Stir then microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds. Remove and stir again. Add the egg, salt, and onion flakes. Mix.
  4. Place the Fat Head pastry between 2 pieces of baking parchment/paper and roll into a thin, rectangle (see photos here). Remove the top baking paper/parchment.
  5. Cut the Fat Head pastry along one side and place the sausages along that edge. Begin to roll as shown in the pictures above and cut off the excess pastry.
  6. Cut into sausage rolls and spray or drizzle oil over the top. Sprinkle with onion flakes (or sesame seeds) to garnish.
  7. Bake at 220C/425F for 12-15 minutes, or until golden all over.

Recipe Notes

Fat Head pastry can also be made by replacing the almond meal/flour with 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) coconut flour. 

I haven’t tried it with coconut flour yet but I will and put my thoughts here….(well here as in this blog ..not right here).

The nutrition panel is per serving (the entire recipe makes 6 servings). The number of sausage rolls you make, will depend on how big or small you like to cut them.

Nutrition:
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 (Calories from Fat 352)
Total Fat 39.1g
Total Carbohydrates 5.1g
Dietary Fiber 1.5g
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 26g