This may not be the lowest of low-carb lunches, but it’s still better than a regular grilled cheese because I use Ezekiel 4:9 bread,which is low carb/high fiber (see nutrition label below).
Between the bread slices are:
The sandwich is cooked in Grass-fed butter over medium heat until golden brown.
Served alongside mixed greens with a balsamic vinaigrette for more fiber and veggie goodness.
I’m not sure how it took me this long to realize a simple fact: roasted vegetables are so easy and so delicious. It’s also an easy way to use up a mix of veggies in the fridge before they go bad.
For this batch I used: zucchini, sweet potato, red pepper and broccoli.
The veggies are tossed in a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil and Memphis Dry Rub (a bbq rub)
They are then roasted on a foil-lined sheet pan at 400 for 35-40 minutes.
We love the pulled pork from Costco. It’s way more than we need for one meal, though, so I’m always looking for ways to use up the leftovers.
Then one day I thought, Why Not Breakfast?
Pictured here is some “naked” pulled pork cooked in a pan until it begins to get a nice crisp on the edges. I then pour on a low-sugar BBQ sauce, plate the pork and top with an over-easy egg (cooked in grass-fed butter in a separate pan). Salt & pepper & ready to enjoy in about 8 minutes.
My last trip to Costco was a little disappointing because I couldn’t find where they hid my favorite granola, Autumn’s Gold Grain-free Granola. However, I discovered a new product, these delicious almond coconut clusters.
I’m usually hesitant to try these types of snacks because past trials have been “blah” and turned stale in our pantry because no one would eat them. Luckily, these are different! The dominant taste is the almond extract, and if you like almond extract (think: almond crescent cookies) you’ll enjoy these like I do!
In our house we LOVE sparkling flavored waters - first La Croix, then Spindrift, and now we are trying out a Bubly variety pack from Amazon. Which flavor/s will be the winner? Can these beat out Spindrift grapefruit or blackberry?? Excited to find out!
This is my latest dessert obsession!
I survived a trip to Whole Foods with an overtired 3 year old, so I rewarded myself at their cafe with a fancy Mexican Mocha iced drink. It set me back about $4.50 but I enjoyed the treat and was intrigued by the spice + chocolate combo.
The next day I decided I should be able to make something similar with less sugar and for $0 (using what I had on hand). Thus was born my own version of a Mexican mocha as a hot drink. I’ll try an iced version as soon as the April weather no longer includes snow...
Okay, this was delicious. I’m newly-obsessed with the ready-to-bake sprouted whole grain pizza crust from Trader Joe’s. Last week I went with a traditional pepperoni, onion, green pepper combo; this week I upped the creativity a bit.
The crust is topped with basil pesto, shredded fontina cheese, and roughly chopped prosciutto. After baking on a pizza stone at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, I sprinkled on several handfuls of arugula and some generous pieces of pan-seared skirt steak. A new favorite for sure!
Paging through the April 2018 issue of Costco’s member magazine, The Costco Connection, I came across this whole foods-based recipe for Chocolate Fudge Avocado Cake (with frosting!) No grains, no white sugar; healthy fat from avocado and coconut oil. Can’t wait to give this a try! Better head to Costco for their 6 pack of avocadoes. Oh, I see what they did there...
Real food, low sugar baking success! This is a game-changer for cakes, cupcakes, and future gatherings that call for these types of treats.
We used Simple Mills cake mix & frosting, but the ingredients are so simple I do think I could make from scratch in the future. My kids had fun decorating their bunny cake with berries. No artificial anything for the Easter dessert!
The result? Guests thought it was delicious (and adorable).
Cooking is serious business.
Just kidding! If it isn't fun, easy, and delicious, then what's the point? More and more families (including ours) are choosing a high fat/low carb & low sugar lifestyle for its numerous health and weight loss benefits. With a little creativity and planning, eating this way can be simple, delicious, and life-changing. I believe my grandchildren will be shocked by the amount of processed "food" and sugar we ate before their time. Join me in this eating and cooking revolution! From my kitchen to yours,