Like Popeye and Olive Oyl, Batman and Robin, or peanut butter and jelly, some things just belong together. Pork and apples are just such an example. Let’s face it, if you’re living a low-carb lifestyle, you’re likely not eating many apples since they have a higher glycemic count that other fruits. Never fear, I’ve solved that problem for you. A day or 4 before you plan to make these delicious Johnny Appleseed Pork Chops, make a batch of Zapples in the crockpot and store the finished product in the fridge. Never fear, you will have plenty of Zapples left over for snacking or desserts. This pork chop recipe will take you right back to your childhood.
Sautéed Mushrooms are incredibly versatile. These Low-Carb Gluten-Free goodies can be used to top a burger or steak, as a side dish, in omelets, or in sauces. This recipe is very simple and flavorful. When I make it, I like to keep the leftovers for future use in other recipes. The sautéed mushrooms can be kept for about a week in the refrigerator or they can easily be frozen. Any way you choose to use them, they will elevate your meal.
This low-carb version of three bean salad has wax beans, green beans, and black soy beans. It is flavored with a simple sweet-sour vinegar and oil dressing, a nice salad for a special meal or potluck.
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.
Prepare the Low-Carb Gluten-Free Spicy Vegetable Dip either early in the morning or up to 24 hours in advance. Put the dip in the container you are going to use on the table, cover it tightly, and put it in the refrigerator until it is time to serve the meal.
There are times when I really want for dinner is a big salad with all the trimmings. Low-Carb Gluten-Free Chicken Caesar Salad fits the bill perfectly on days like these. Because the salad includes, broiled chicken, cheese, bacon, and hard boiled eggs, it makes for a very filling and satisfying meal. This recipe lends itself very well to advance preparation. You can get everything ready the night before, store the components in the fridge, and assemble the salad 5 minutes before you’re ready to sit down and eat.
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.
If you’re looking for a great side dish to compliment my Glazed Corned Beef recipe, look no further. Red Cabbage with Bacon and Caraway is a great pairing for corned beef. You can serve it for a holiday party, a Super Bowl party, or any other large gathering. This cabbage has a sweet and sour taste that your guests will love. It will quickly become a family favorite.
Italian Meatball Stew is a delicious addition to your Low-Carb Gluten-Free winter menu line up. Nothing is more comforting on a cold winter’s day than a nice hot bowl of stew. If you’re like me, you probably start to cook and freeze a few of your favorite soups and stews as soon as fall turns to winter. It freezes well and will be a big hit with your family and friends.
Italian Meatballs are one my favorite meals – ever! They are super easy to prepare and make a great meal any time of the year. I usually make Low-Carb Gluten-Free meatballs when I have some extra time on hands so that I can freeze them and have a ready made meal or primary ingredient when I need it. Meatballs are a great addition to soup or stews. They also make a fabulous party dish. Just serve them in a pretty dish, stick a toothpick in them, and they’re the hit of the party!