One of the more difficult things about a low-carb diet is the lack of pasta. The easy way to solve that problem is by making noodles from zucchini. Not only are they Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, satisfying and delicious, but they are very pretty. This Poppy Seed Zoodle recipe is absolutely scrumptious! I like to serve them with Mushroom Garlic Chicken or fish. Even the non-low carbers in my family love these!
Back in an earlier lesson, I gave you a recipe for a Zapple-based dessert. Now, I give you Crockpot Zapple Wedges; the perfect Low-Carb hot “apple” recipe that can be used as a side dish when serving pork. Apples always taste good with pork, and Crockpot Zapple Wedges are reminiscent of delicious, hot scalloped apples.
Many low-carbers tend to rely too heavily on broccoli, asparagus, and cauliflower. They omit most legumes because the assumption is that beans are too high in carbs. And in fact, many are too high. Green beans however, are just fine for the low-carber who is staying on plan and listening to their body. The Technicolor Green Bean recipe is just such a recipe. It is low in carbs, Gluten-Free, delicious, and it pairs well with any type of entrée.
When I began removing all the processed foods from our pantry, I was very hesitant to let go of my Huy Fong Sriracha sauce. But as I read the ingredient label, I knew it had to go. So what’s a girl to do when her favorite condiment is no longer allowable? She begins experimenting and makes her own. Bear in mind that most sriracha is fermented. Because I don’t have the patience to wait, I created a version that does not require the fermentation process. This Low-Carb Gluten-Free sriracha sauce will last about 2 weeks in the fridge or much longer in the pantry if you can it. You can of course make a big old mess of wings and use it up immediately.
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.
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.
Southwest Deviled Eggs are the perfect Low-Carb Gluten-Free appetizer for any party or Mexican fiesta meal. They are packed full of nutritional goodness and are delicious and satisfying. They are very simple to prepare and take very little time. They can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
Low-Carb Gluten-Free Red Pepper Bean Medley is a welcome addition to any meal. You can even get the kids involved by having them trim and halve the beans. Green beans and wax beans can be found year round in your local grocery so it makes choosing a veggie side dish a snap (pun intended). As an added bonus, you almost never have to argue with kids to eat their beans!
This delicious non-alcoholic Low-Carb Gluten-Free virgin Pina Colada Mocktail is as refreshing as it is delicious. It makes a great party beverage especially during the warm summer months! Because it contains no liquor you can safely serve it to children. Of course there is nothing wrong with adding a splash of rum for the grown ups if you choose.
Apples tend to be pretty high in sugar so I try to avoid them as much as possible. However, Low-Carb jicama slices (zapple) soaked in a fruit flavored drink mix, give me the same textural mouth feel and crunch as an apple without all the sugar of an apple. Jicama has become very popular so finding it at your local supermarket shouldn’t be difficult. Many times you can find it pre-cleaned and sliced. If you can find it that way, go for it!