January 25, 2024

CSE Valentine's Day

We love to celebrate Valentine's Day with delicious food and treats for the whole fam! Sharing our favorite recipes starting with Red Velvet Pancakes (😍😍)! Next on the menu is fondue because there's nothing cheesy about Valentine's Day dinner at home (except the EXTRA cheesy fondue)! And of course, sweets for your sweet - Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue, Scotcharoo Bars, and Cupid's Chow Mix. 🤤 Whether you're making a romantic meal for two or sharing it with the whole fam, it will be a Valentine's Day to remember! 💕

Red Velvet Pancakes

Makes 4 servings
350 calories / 12F / 34C / 26P / per serving

½ cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
2 eggs
4 egg whites, or 8 Tbs. liquid egg whites
½ cup water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup CSE Chocolate Chocolate or Chocolate Chocolate Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
1 serving CSE Chocolate Brownie Batter Protein
2 Tbs. organic beet root powder
8 Tbs.spray whipped cream
4 Tbs. CSE Buckeye Brownie Peanut Butter
1 cup raspberries
4 servings zero calorie syrup of choice

1. Heat griddle to medium heat.

2. Whisk the Greek yogurt, eggs, egg whites, water, and vanilla together in a bowl; set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the CSE Pancake & Waffle Mix, protein powder, and beet root powder. Add the wet to the dry and stir until just combined.

4.Using ¼ measuring cup, pour the batter onto the greased griddle. Once small bubbles begin to form on the top, flip and cook on the other side.

5. Divide pancakes evenly by the number of servings.

6. Top each serving of pancakes with one tablespoon peanut butter, two tablespoons spray whipped cream, one serving syrup, and ¼ cup raspberries. Enjoy!

Three Cheese Fondue 

Serves 8-12

250g Swiss cheese
250g Gruyere cheese
110g Gouda cheese
1 cup vegetable broth
½ lemon, juice of
1 Tbs. corn starch
1 garlic clove, grated
Dash nutmeg
Dash sea salt
Dash black pepper
    Dipper Ideas: 
    8 oz. Homemade Honey-Wheat Bread (or store bought crusty artisan bread) 
    2 cups broccoli
    2 cups cauliflower
    12 oz. baby gold potatoes
    2 apples
    8 slices chicken sausage

    1. Shred all the cheeses and place in a large bowl, set aside.

    2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cube the potatoes, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spray tops with cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 20 minutes. Slice the sausage into rounds and add to the baking sheet. Roast for an additional 20 minutes.

    3. Chop the broccoli and cauliflower. Add to boiling water and let boil for about 5 minutes. Pour into a colander to drain. Place in a bowl and set aside.

    4. Cube the bread and the apples. Set aside.

    5. Place vegetable broth, lemon juice, grated garlic & corn starch in a large saucepan or electric fondue pot. Whisk together until well combined, then turn heat to medium/high until the sauce begins to bubble and thicken. Turn the heat down to low and add the cheese. Stir constantly until melted. Add in the nutmeg, salt and pepper & start dipping!

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue 

    Serves 8-12 

    1 cup (200g) dark chocolate chips or Kiss My Keto Dark Chocolate Bar
    ½ cup CSE Sweet Classic Peanut Butter

    Dipper Ideas:
    1 Lb. strawberries
    2 bananas, sliced
    Pretzel thins
    1 Scotcharoo Bar  

    1. Cut the stems off the strawberries, slice the bananas into rounds and cut the scotcharoo bars into bite size pieces. Set out with fondue pot & sticks so it's ready to use.

    2. Add the chocolate and peanut butter to a saucepan or electric fondue pot over low heat and stir constantly until completely melted. Start the dipping! 

    Scotcharoo Bars

    Makes 16 bars 
    90 calories / 4F / 10C / 3.5P / per bar 

    ⅓ cup CSE Sweet Classic Peanut Butter
    ⅓ cup CSE Powdered Peanut Butter
    ¼ cup raw honey
    1 Tbs. flaxseed meal
    1 Tbs. unsweetened almond milk
    ½ tsp. vanilla extract
    Dash sea salt
    ½ serving CSE Simply Vanilla Protein Powder
    ¼ cup butterscotch flavored chips
    ⅔ cup crispy rice cereal

    1. Add the peanut butter, powdered peanut butter, honey, flaxseed meal, almond milk, sea salt and protein powder together in a bowl. Set aside.

    2. Melt the butterscotch chips in a bowl in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat. Add the melted butterscotch chips and the cereal to the bowl with the other ingredients. Mix until well combined. 

    3. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8x8 baking pan. Place in the fridge until ready to eat. Slice into 16 squares. Place on the fondue tray and dip in chocolate. Enjoy! 

    Cupid's Chow Mix

    Makes 12 servings
    325 calories / 16F / 40C / 8P

    8 cups Rice Chex Cereal
    ¼ cup grass-fed butter
    ½ cup CSE Sweet Classic Peanut Butter or Aloha Butter
    ¼ cup raw honey
    1 cup white chocolate chips
    ¼ tsp. sea salt
    ¼ cup "Cupid's Mix" M&M's
    2 servings CSE Simply Vanilla or Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Powder

    1. Pour the cereal and M&M's into a large bowl; set aside.

    2. Add the butter to a small saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add the nut butter, honey, chocolate chips and sea salt. Stir constantly until completely melted. Remove from heat.

    3. Pour over the top of the cereal and M&M's. Mix until the cereal is well coated. Sprinkle the protein powder over the top and stir until the powder is evenly distributed. Pour out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool. One serving is approximately one cup or 80 grams. Store leftovers in the fridge.


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