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Prosciutto-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Herb Cream Cheese (Super Healthy & Low Carb)

How to make the best homemade, healthy, low carb jalapeño pepper poppers wrapped in bacon or prosciutto. They are baked in the oven or air fryer, not fried in oil. Simple & easy to make stuffed with herb cream cheese. Good for keto or paleo diets.

I love jalapeño poppers. Seriously, they could be my favorite food, especially the ones from Arby's; I think Arby's are the best.

Unfortunately, Arby's (and most other commercial pepper poppers) are breaded and deep fried, leaving them laden with carbs, fat, and calories. Since I eat a very low calorie, low carb diet as the result of my bariatric surgery, I can't manage eating for the rest of the day if I indulge in a couple of pepper poppers.

Fortunately for me, this simple and easy recipe from Catherine Baez Sholl of The Fit and Healthy Baker comes to the rescue with super healthy pepper poppers that have virtually no carbs and lots of the flavor I love.

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Healthy & Low Carb Prosciutto-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Herb Cream Cheese
How to make the best homemade, healthy, low carb jalapeño pepper poppers wrapped in bacon or pancetta. They are baked in the oven or air fryer, not fried in oil. Simple & easy to make stuffed with herb cream cheese. Good for keto or paleo diets.
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How to make the best homemade, healthy, low carb jalapeño pepper poppers wrapped in bacon or pancetta. They are baked in the oven or air fryer, not fried in oil. Simple & easy to make stuffed with herb cream cheese. Good for keto or paleo diets.
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F/180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mince Italian parsley and sage. Mix herbs throughly with cream cheese.
  3. Cut top of jalapeños off and cut in half, lengthwise. (We call that the hot dog way at my house.) De-seed and de-vein peppers to reduce the spice factor. Fill halves with cream cheese. (Cheese will expand when heated, don’t overfill.)
  4. Cut each prosciutto slice in half (lengthwise) into two strips each. Wrap prosciutto strip around cream cheese filled jalapeños. When wrapping, cover the pepper top to prevent cheese from spilling out when it expands during baking.
  5. Place wrapped jalapeños on the lined baking sheet lined. Bake at 350°F/180°C degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool for 2-5 minutes. Enjoy warm!
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How to make the best homemade, healthy, low carb jalapeño pepper poppers wrapped in bacon or prosciutto. They are baked in the oven or air fryer, not fried in oil. Simple & easy to make stuffed with herb cream cheese. Good for keto or paleo diets.

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