JALAPENO CHEESE SQUARES











JALAPENO CHEESE SQUARES

These are self-limiting for me as they are very hot and spicy, however, for a milder version, use canned jalapenos instead. These are an unusual appetizer.  You could also serve these at breakfast time actually. If you’re a spice chicken, the canned jalapenos are a great option or if using fresh, use only 1 jalapeno and do not use the seeds.  Someone on Facebook suggested adding a layer of cream cheese.  That could take this to a whole new level.

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
  and finely chopped, OR use
  1/4 cup diced, canned jalapenos (60 mL)
10 oz grated Cheddar cheese (284 g)
6 eggs, fork beaten 

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

Spread jalapeno peppers in 8-inch (20 cm) square glass baking dish.  Cover with Cheddar cheese.  Pour eggs over top.  Bake in oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until set.  Serve cold or at room temperature.

Helpful Hint:  Use gloves while handling jalapenos.

Yield:  36 squares
1 square
45.8 calories
3.1 g protein
3.5 g fat
0.2 g fiber
0.3 g carbs




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SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION (BY JIMMY MOORE OF LIVIN' LA VIDA LOW-CARB FAME)

Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades

 

This dynamic duo has been extolling the virtues of low-carb living for years as the authors of 14 books on health, nutrition and fitness, including their bestselling Protein Power. Drs. Eades are highly sought-after speakers at various scientific conferences designed for the general public to share about low-carbohydrate nutrition. Learn more about their work at http://www.proteinpower.com.

 

 

Dr. Ron Rosedale 

 

Long before anybody else was talking about the role of the hormone leptin, Dr. Rosedale was. As an expert in metabolic medicine and nutrition, he has helped thousands of his patients overcome many chronic diseases that have plagued them for years. His book The Rosedale Diet outlines many of the concepts he is most famous for, namely the importance of reducing carbohydrates and protein as a means for controlling leptin and insulin which are the primary culprits in weight gain and disease. Learn more at http://www.drrosedale.com.

 

 

Dr. Richard K. Bernstein 

 

One of the living legends on behalf of low-carbohydrate diets for diabetics who is still doing phenomenal work helping his patients achieve normal blood sugars today is Dr. Richard Bernstein. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 in 1946, he followed all of the advice of his doctors about how to deal with his disease. But when his body wasn't responding well to this treatment into his young adult life and his health was beginning to decline, Bernstein (who was not yet a medical doctor) came across an ad in the trade journal, Lab World, which would change his life and the lives of diabetics around the world. It was for a new three-pound blood sugar meter that would provide a blood sugar reading in just one minute to help emergency room doctors tell the difference between a drunk and a diabetic. Although the $650 device was only available to physicians and hospitals, he asked his wife who was a doctor to order it for him.

 

 

Measuring his blood sugar levels throughout the day was quite enlightening to Bernstein who began manipulating the amount of carbohydrates in his diet as well as his insulin to see what impact that would make on his blood sugar levels. As his health continued to decline, Bernstein delved deeply into the scientific research and discovered that the only way he would improve the complications from his disease was to normalize his blood sugars. Within a year he had achieved this and felt better than he ever had before. All of his blood work returned as normal and he knew he had to get the word out about what he had learned.

 

 

In 1977 at the age of 45, Richard Bernstein went to medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to become an MD and in 1983 opened his own medical practice in the state of New York. He has literally treated thousands of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients using this protocol for voraciously testing blood sugar levels and minimizing carbohydrate consumption. We have Dr. Bernstein to thank for the ability to own an at-home glucometer (highly recommended whether you have diabetes or not) for about $25 that provides blood sugar readings in just seconds. He outlines all the protocols of his plan in the book Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution which was revised and updated in 2011. Learn more about Dr. Bernstein's work at http://www.diabetes-book.com.