Di Bauer Articles & Recipes at CarbSmart.com

Di Bauer was the editor of CarbSmart Magazine from 1999 to 2004.

Field of Greens Salad Recipe

My Field of Greens Salad is one I save for fancier meals. It makes the perfect Low-Carb Gluten-Free salad for a formal meal or for a date night with your honey. Not only does it look elegant on the plate, but it is packed full of nutrients. I would suggest preparing this salad on individual plates rather than family style. Pour your favorite dressing into a pretty salad oil bottle or small pitcher and let everyone pour their own dressing.

Veal Parmesan Burger Recipe

Bored with the same old tired burger? My Low-Carb Gluten-Free Veal Parmesan Burgers are just the thing to add some fun and variety to your menu. This burger recipe is a definite crowd pleaser! You can even make them miniature sized and serve them for parties.

Dijon-Garlic Tomato and Cucumber Recipe

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Dijon-Garlic Tomatoes and Cucumbers makes a great summer side dish. It’s cool and refreshing, and the longer you marinate it, the better it tastes. It double easily if you’re having a large crowd for over for dinner.

Packet Up Dijon Fish Fillet Recipe

Sometimes, you need a no-fuss way to deal with dinner. This is when a one dish meal comes in handy. My Packet Up Dijon Fish Fillets are Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, delicious and nutritious and take less time to make then it will take for you to pick up carry-out. During the hot summer months when you don’t want to heat up the house, you can throw the packets on the grill. Here’s the exciting part-you don’t even have dirty your plates. You can serve the meal in its foil packet!

Cantaloupe Wedges With Blueberries Recipe

I prefer a light and refreshing Low-Carb dessert after a heavy meal and fresh fruit is usually my preference. If you don’t care for my fruit choices, feel free to substitute with your own favorite low glycemic fruits for the Cantaloupe Wedges. Adding the Swerve Granular Sweetener to the fruit gives it a bit of extra sweetness as well as macerate the fruit which allows the natural sweetness to shine. I have found that frozen organic blueberries work best in this recipe.

Creamed Spinach Recipe

Perfect with almost any meal, Low-Carb Gluten-Free creamed spinach is one of my favorite side dishes. Because it is so rich and creamy your kids won’t even mind the spinach; mine have grown to love it! You can use fresh spinach in this recipe, but I find the frozen to be a little quicker and easier to work with when creaming. If you have leftovers try adding some to an omelet for an extra special treat.

Sugar-Free Peach Iced Tea Recipe

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice cold glass of Low-Carb Iced Tea. I like to incorporate the flavors of summer into my tea and my favorite is Sugar-Free Peach Iced Tea. Of course, if peach isn’t your thing you can use your favorite fruit flavor. I suggest making this tea the night before so you give the flavors time to marry. If you’re having a party and you want something with a little kick, feel free to add a dash of tequila to the glass and you can call it a low-carb margarita.

Simple Shrimp Salad Recipe

On a hot summer day the thought of cooking is incomprehensible. This is when the freezer section of my grocery store becomes my best friend. Instead of standing at the kitchen counter cleaning and preparing the shrimp, I simply purchase it already prepared and frozen. You can do your own prep of the shrimp during cooler months and freeze it yourself, but let’s be honest, none of us is really thinking about summer menu planning in February. This Simple Shrimp Salad Low-Carb Gluten-Free Recipe is light and refreshing and the perfect meal for the dog days of summer.

Southwestern Breakfast Casserole Recipe

This Low-Carb Gluten-Free Southwestern Breakfast Casserole is delicious and perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a brunch for friends and family. Because it cooks in the crock pot, you can go about your day while it cooks. It also stays fresh very well in the refrigerator if you want to make it on a Sunday and use it for a week’s worth of breakfasts.

Chicken Oregano Recipe

With only 4 ingredients, Chicken Oregano is super easy to prepare and is perfect for those nights when time is limited. You can easily get it ready the night before and cook it the next night when you get home. Not only is it simple to prepare, but it is absolutely delicious. When I have leftovers, I like to cut it up and add it to a salad for lunch the next day.