These are an awesome appetizer to make ahead for an upcoming party. I made the "puffs" a week ahead and I stored in the freezer. I also made the filling a day ahead and kept in the fridge until just before serving.
3 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
3 ounces Sour Cream or cream cheese
1/2 cup unflavored egg white or whey protein
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Separate the eggs and reserve the yolks for another recipe (creme brule anyone?). In a large bowl, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until VERY stiff. Then add the whey. Using a spatula, gradually fold the sour cream into the egg white mixture, being careful not to break down the whites. Place round balls of dough onto a GREASED baking sheet (or a mini muffin tin works great). Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Keep oven shut, and leave the puffs in there for another 5 minutes or until cool. Makes 24 puffs.
Nutritional info (per puff): 21 calories, trace carbs, 0 fiber, 2.3g protein
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
2 pieces nitrate free bacon
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup chicken broth
Celtic sea salt and pepper (to taste)
In a large bowl, mix together softened cream cheese and broth until smooth. Add in the shredded chicken, bacon pieces, blue cheese and mix until well combined. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy! Makes 12 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per 2 puffs):
Traditional Club Puff = 240 calories, 10 carbs, 0 fiber, 10g protein
"Healthified" Club Puff = 109 calories, trace carbs, 0 fiber, 15g protein