Saturday, May 31, 2014

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

G'day lovely friends! Welcome to this week's Say G'Day Saturday Linky party!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

I'm so happy you have stopped by to say g'day. How was your week? I have had a very busy week; I'm so blessed to be able to do substitute teaching and even more blessed that it's at my daughter's school. I'm not sure how she feels about it though!

I did find time to capture a few moments on Instagram; just click the picture if you would like to follow me on Instagram and I will follow you back!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

 This week I was reminded to never take my 14 yr old son shopping with me when he is hungry (which is ALL the time)! Thankfully this was the only junk food he added to the shopping cart! 

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

I've jumped on the chia seed bandwagon like many other bloggers and this week made a huge batch of chia seed and coconut pudding for breakfast. I love this stuff and feel so full after eating it!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

I had a wonderful surprise arrive this week in the form of a Philips food processor! It was free thanks to a loyalty program I am in...all that shopping has finally paid off!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

One thing I forgot to post on Instagram was a picture of some delicious Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps that I made. I've been following a low carb and low sugar diet (LCHF) these last few months and despite a few sugar cravings I've not missed sweets, pasta, bread and other high-carb foods at all. I am however missing crackers with my cheese so after looking for some alternatives I found a few recipes for oven baked cheese crisps. It's not really what I would call a recipe as there are basically only two ingredients but you can change the flavour of the crisps by varying the cheeses and adding spices. I made mine in the oven but many people have suggested that they can be easily made in the microwave as well!

Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

You can use any kind of hard cheese, but the results will be different depending on the type you choose. I used cheddar and parmesan for mine. Hard cheeses, such as Parmesan, Romano or Asagio, will make a crispier biscuit whereas cheddar will result in a more chewy and 'lacey' looking biscuit. You just can't use soft melting cheeses like mozarella.

They are so easy to make! Just preheat oven to 350F/180C  then put some parchment paper on a cookie sheet.Toss 1 cup of cheese with any seasonings you'd like but skip the salt: try garlic powder (about half a teaspoon for a cup of cheese), hot pepper, mixed herbs, your favourite chopped fresh herbs, cracked pepper, dried fennel seeds, dried cumin seeds...the flavor combinations are endless! I added a little butter to mine because of my LCHF diet but it is not necessary at all. I also added turmeric to mine. Turmeric has powerful medicinal properties due to the bioactive compounds it contains called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Curcumin is also linked to improved brain function and lowering the risk of brain diseases like Alzheimer's Disease. (Source of information: Authority Nutrition).

Now, add little spoonfuls of  your mixed cheese all over the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Remember to space them out because they will spread out...a lot! I think one tablespoon of cheese is a good amount.

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

Bake 5 to 6 minutes until they are a light golden brown (they will be a little darker at the edges). It happens very quickly so do keep an eye of them! If you don’t let them bake for long enough they won't be 'crisps', rather they will just be soft and stretchy cheese!

Take them out of the oven let them cool for a while and after a few minutes, they’ll be crispy and ready to eat. Another great thing about them is that they are modifiable when still warm. If you drape them over an upturned glass for example, they will form a cup that you can fill with anything you like. 

They make a great party snack, lunchbox side, they go perfectly with cheese for your cheese board and will satisfy any cravings you might have for carbs. They are also full of natural protein and fat which our body needs rather than sugar-laden low fat products!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

If you would like to know more about eating LCHF you can visit a few sites that I have found very helpful:
For recipe ideas you can follow my LCHF board on Pinterest.

Follow Natasha in Oz @ natashainoz.com's board LCHF (Low Carb Healthy Fat) on Pinterest.

Before we start this week's party, I just want to remind you that the favorites from last week's party at my Friday Favorites post where I have also shared my favourite YouTube clip of the week which honors that late Dr Maya Angelou.

Just click the button below to be taken straight to my latest Friday Favorites post!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

Have you shared a new project, recipe, decorating idea or DIY tip on your blog this week? Maybe you have shared some blogging tips or some of your Instagram pictures? If so then I'd love it if you could join in with this week's #SayGdayParty.

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

You can link up a post about your favourite recipe, craft, idea, tutorial, Instagram pics, DIY projects or even your own linky parties. Just add the url of your particular blog post that you would like us to visit to the Linky tool below.

Feel free to grab the code for the Say G'day Saturday button and add that to your post so that your readers might be able to find other bloggers who would like to Say G'Day!

I'd also love it if you could tweet about the party-just click the 'Tweet Button' below!

Say G'Day Saturday Button, Natasha in Oz

Some requests:

  • Can we try visiting as many people as possible and leave a really quick comment just to let our friends know that we've visited? You could say something simple like "I'm just stopping by to Say G'day from the Say G'Day Saturday Party. Have a beautiful day and see you again soon!" 
  • Follow your fellow blogger somewhere, somehow. I think Google+ is a great place to find new bloggy friends, to find enormous support, build a friendly community and, of course, it will really help build your profile and help with Search Engine Optimization!
  • Please turn of your word verification! I think Blogger have got the whole Spam issue under control these days so perhaps give it a try for week and see how you go.

Please note: by linking up to the Say G'day Party, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post, including pictures, in feature posts on Natasha in Oz. I may also feature your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest with all credit being given to the original source.

Thanks so much for linking up. I hope you might be able to find some time during the week to pop back and say g'day to a few of the talented bloggers who have shared their posts this week.

I will be joining a few link ups this week. Click the button to find out where I like to party!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

Thanks so much for visiting me today. If you have a minute please check out my Tuesday Tune post for the week where I share some of my favorite themes from TV shows. Just click the picture below to have a listen!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {89} ~ Low Carb Oven Baked Cheese Crisps

Best wishes for a happy weekend,

Natasha In Oz 

Please join me each weekend for the Say G'day Saturday Linky Party!
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