Healthy pecan tassies? Yes, these little low carb pecan tarts are a perfect way to help you stick to your healthy resolutions. This post is sponsored by Kroger and WellnessYourWay.
I love it when I get to tell you about brands and companies that are making it easier for you (and me!) to stick to your healthy resolutions. Because we all know that making the healthier choice can be a little more expensive at times, even if it’s cost-saving in the long run. But right now, the Kroger Family of Stores is running their Wellness Your Way digital coupon event, with over $100 dollars of savings on healthy foods and ingredients. You can access all of these coupons, plus tips, tricks and recipes, at WellnessYourWay.com. Be sure to check out the Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower because that looks divine!
My local Kroger store is Fred Meyer, and I love their in-house Simple Truth brand. It offers competitive prices on a great many healthy and organic food items and natural household items. And with the digital coupons, I found I could load up on some of my go-to ingredients: grassfed beef, organic cheese, nuts, chicken, coconut oil, eggs, etc. There are also quite a number of other brands in the digital coupons, ones that we low carbers use frequently (Silk and So Delicious, among others). So if you have a Kroger store near you, this is definitely a cost-saving measure! (Participating stores include: Kroger, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, QFC, King Soopers, Ralphs, Smith’s, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes).
I’ve been doing this healthy low carb thing for quite some time now, and my trick is to still include sweets and treats, provided that they fit the low carb lifestyle. There something about that little taste of dessert that caps off my day and makes me feel satiated. So with some of my Fred Meyer goodies, I set about making over a classic, Pecan Tassies, into something I could eat and feel good about. Until recently, I had no idea what tassies were. Really they are just kind of little pecan tart that uses cream cheese in the crust. I have a longstanding love affair with pecan tarts and pies, so making a healthier sugar-free version was just what the doctor ordered.
And Kroger would love to give one of my readers a $25 gift card, just for commenting on this post. So tell me, which Kroger Family of Stores products are you most excited about purchasing to help you stick to your healthy resolutions?
Mini Pecan Tarts
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/3 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp butter, melted
- 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sweetener, and salt. Stir in the melted butter. Add the cream cheese and cut in with a sharp knife or pastry cutter until the dough looks unified and comes together easily.
- Roll the dough into 24 balls and press into the bottom and up the sides of a mini muffin pan (if your pan is not very non-stick, you may want to grease it first). Bake 10 minutes.
- Fill the tart crusts with about 1 teaspoon of chopped pecans.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Once melted, stir in the sweetener, Yacon syrup, fiber syrup, vanilla extract, and whipping cream until well combined.
- Whisk in the egg and salt. Divide mixture evenly among tarts. Top each with a pecan half and bake another 15 minutes.
- Let cool 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
Serves 12. Each serving has 3.11g NET CARBS.
Food energy: 289kcal Total fat: 27.16g Calories from fat: 244 Cholesterol: 36mg Carbohydrate: 5.94g Total dietary fiber: 2.83g Protein: 5.67g Erythritol: 13.25g
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.