Being on a low-carb diet, like keto, doesn’t necessarily mean the absence of some of your favorite foods. Just make a few easy swaps and you can recreate those comfort foods in a much more calorie conscious, and even more nutritious, way!
When you’re hankering for chips and dip but you’re following a low-carb diet, try my quick and easy keto-thin crackers! All you need are just 2 ingredients and 1 hour, then you have crispy and crunchy crackers you can enjoy but without all the carbs.
Here’s a quick recipe I put together using just the ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry. If you only have 15 minutes, and a little bit of creativity, you can easily add variety to your diet and maximize both fresh and leftover ingredients to make a delicious meal. For the beef sausage, I was
Cookies for breakfast? Why not?! If you’re usually rushing from one thing to the next and you don’t have time to enjoy your “loaded” oatmeal bowl, no worries – I understand! Managing and finding time is a real struggle! You’re not alone. I came up with these oatmeal breakfast (or snack) cookies with you in
With blood pressure awareness month ahead of us, its time to talk about fried food. As they are biggest contributors to high blood pressure and hypertension. Here in Texas, we take our fried food very seriously. Fried foods are full of saturated fats and simple carbs. They will not push you further to your health
I’m not the biggest history buff but I do have a wicked imagination. I imagine that if waffle irons existed back in prehistoric times, the cavemen would mash everything into a bowl and throw it on the waffle iron. No sides. No fancy salads. Just delicious fuel in a singular dish. This is another take
A food that I’ve really come to love in recent years is poke. For me, it’s just like sushi but “spoken in my language” – a bowl. A random tidbit about me: I eat the majority of my meals standing up at the kitchen counter and like to eat out of bowl so I can
I can’t get enough of steak rolls! I’ve been making them off and on for the past 5 years since I started eating healthier and discovered I didn’t have to give up beef. Rolls are great for portion control because if you wanted to, you can accurately measure out each strip for rolling to get
It’s no secret (by now) that one of my favorite foods of all time is sweet potato. I can pretty much eat it every day along with avocado. So, it should be no surprise that I love sweet potato fries. I’ll admit, greasy sweet potato fries are one of my favorite treat meals of all
Let it be known, I love kitchen gadgets and food trends. With the summer time right around the corner, two things are happening – 1) people are itching to fire up the grill; and 2) they are looking for low-carb recipes to shed some excess water weight for their hard-earned vacation. So, today we’re making
Every once in a while it’s nice to switch up your routine and try something different. While many believe it’s best to stick with one type of diet, I actually have found it helpful to try out different diets throughout the year. It keeps your diet fresh, enhances your understanding of food (and wellness) and
Winner winner chicken dinner! Chicken is one of the most popular animal proteins out there. I would say its one of the most popular healthy foods out there. But even though I find its so abundant, we have few ideas to freshen it up just a bit. So today I’m going to be walking you
A minimal ingredient and easy recipe to make a favorite – firecracker pineapple shrimp! And if you’re not a fan of seafood, you can swap out the shrimp for chicken, lean cut of beef and even firm tofu or tempeh!
If you’re in a pinch of time and money, reach for quick and flavorful canned good recipes. This salmon and chickpea salad is a meal all by itself with quality protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. Just add the salad to whole wheat sandwich or pita bread, or even Romaine lettuce for a lower-carbohydrate option,
The weather was just too darn nice outside not to fire up the grill. I didn’t have anything ready in the fridge so I rummaged the freezer and found a bison ribeye that I bought about 1 month ago from Kroger. So I dropped the sealed bag in a bowl of lukewarm water to help it
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy chicken breast, stuff them! Get inspiration from your favorite dips or casseroles. For this recipe, I combined my love of creamy spinach dip, turned it into a higher protein and lower-calorie treat, then stuffed it in a chicken breast. What I love about this particular method
In need of a detox after a heavy weekend of partying or eating? Many people quickly reach for a “juice fast” to detox in hopes of losing as much weight as possible and to “rejuvenate” their liver. Only thing about these juice fasts – they often lead to more overeating (because you’re starving) and lethargy