Caprese Salad Bites
Who hasn’t seen these things all over just about every food/blog/web page there is? Half a tomato, mozzarella cheese and a piece of basil. All I did was add an artichoke heart, and they were awesome. Unlike the Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites, these did not make me feel bad after I ate them lol. Don’t get me wrong…the chicken bites were awesome and didn’t have ANY carbs…but its bacon…for some reason (probably a good reason at that) I always feel bad after I eat bacon. Its so bad in the fatty meat way…but I justify it with the no carb thing. It works, in moderation, along with many other food items. However, light, refreshing AND no carbs seems to be my favorite. Losing weight has been terrible lately…I just cant budge into the next weight bracket. I hate being stuck…lots of cardio and cutting carbs should help…right?!?! Someone send me a miracle please!! lol
Anyway…this is VERY simple.
1 small box cherry tomatoes, halved
2 medium containers of marinated mozzarella balls, halved
15 marinated artichoke hearts, cut into 1/2″ pieces
10 basil leaves
This isn’t really a “how to” as you can see what I did in the photo…I just stacked it all on a toothpick 🙂
However, what I did want to say is, Costco has the best marinated artichoke hearts. They are big so I had to cut them into thirds. I went to Trader Joe’s and got 2 of the medium containers of marinated mozzarella balls so I didn’t have to do it myself. Sometimes, when having people over, and making a whole bunch of stuff, already marinated makes so much more sense.
This made 2 round dinner plate fulls….48 to be exact…I did count.
Total carbs: 0.66 per toothpick
We had 6 adults, 4 kids, lots of food, and it was gone.