We recently went on our last family camping vacation for the year. Camping is a retreat we indulge in often, so we have our customary list of foods and recipes that work well for camping. However, I wanted to try something new. We don’t rough it completely (we have a camper), so we have access to electricity. I decided it would be a fun idea to have “Family Fondue Night”. Why not? Four of my addictions (family, camping, cheese and chocolate) all wrapped up in one night. Then I remembered. I’m a Trim Healthy Mama. I’ve got to make this recipe plan-friendly. Remember, you can always tweak recipes to make them healthier! I think we’ll start with the chocolate fondue first since it’s probably everyone’s favorite!
Chocolate Fondue THM S
2 cups Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips with Stevia
2 tsp coconut oil
1 1/3 cups heavy cream
pinch of salt
Combine all three ingredients in crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 1 1/2 hours or until the chocolate melts. Watch carefully!
Whisk the melted chocolate together until smooth. If you leave it in the crock pot, you may need to stir occasionally. Prepare THM muffin in a mug or muffin in a bowl recipes, on plan cookies, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and even a variety of nuts (but may be a little difficult to dip).
Cheese Fondue THM S
1/3 pound Swiss Cheese
2/3 pound of your favorite cheese
2 tsp Glucomannan
1 cup chicken broth
1 garlic clove
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Grate cheeses in small or medium slow-cooker. Add all other ingredients except glucomannan. Allow cheese to melt with broth. While it’s melting, prepare and chop any of these foods for dipping: Bread in a Mug (THM recipe p ), broccoli, zucchini, squash, steak, chicken bacon, raw mushrooms. Once the cheese is completely melted, hot and gooey, it will probably be a little soupy. Slowly sprinkle in glucomannan while stirring. Mix well and keep on low or warm setting. Dip and enjoy!
I did not put my cheese fondue on early enough so we ate it while it was probably not quite melted enough and definitely not smooth, which is why it looks a little lumpy in the picture. You know how it is when your family is STARVING!
Lots of yummy dip-ins!