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!
This Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Harlem Roast Chicken Recipe is adapted from a recipe by Norma Darden, owner of Miss Mamie’s and Miss Maude’s restaurants in Harlem. I’ve adapted it to be lower in carbohydrates and somewhat easier to prepare. There’s a reason to cook two of these chickens at a time. The leftovers are delicious!
Planning low carb meals is all about flexibility. You have to think outside the box and be willing to make modifications to suit your own personal needs. For example, this evening’s meal is centered on Low-Carb Gluten-Free Citrus Chicken Salad, which is something that both low carbers and non-low carbers should find appealing.
There are times when preparing a meal complete with all the side dishes just seems overwhelming. It’s times like this that I go for a main dish salad. I get all my veggies and my proteins in one dish. This means less preparation, less clean up, and more me time. Because I don’t care to spend all my time in the kitchen, I usually prepare my chicken ahead of time and freeze it so all I need to do is thaw it. This Lemon Garlic Chicken Main Dish Salad Recipe is one of favorites. So enjoy your meal and some quiet time to yourself!