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.
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Low-Carb Gluten-Free Stir Fried Cabbage is not only very quick and easy to prepare, but it’s an extremely versatile side dish. You can serve it with any number of main dishes and it also makes a great dish for a buffet table. If you’re looking for a one-dish meal, you can add in any leftover cooked proteins you have in the fridge.
This Italian Seasoned Green Bean Low-Carb recipe is super easy. You can use bottled dressing which makes it much quicker to prepare. I prefer the Walden Farms Calorie-Free dressing, but if you are Paleo or Primal, you may choose to make your own. It pairs well with beef, chicken, fish, or lamb and reheats easily if you are bringing it to a gathering. If you don’t have fresh green beans, simply thaw out a bag or two of frozen beans and use those.
Spring, summer, autumn, or winter, this Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Italian-Style Sautéed Summer Squash goes with everything! It can be served with fish, beef, or chicken and will elevate any meal. My husband hates, loathes, and detests summer squash, yet eats every scrap of this. I call it Italian Sticks, and he doesn’t know the difference. It’s a big hit with my family whenever I serve it and that says a lot!
This Low-Carb Gluten-Free berry recipe is so good on its own that you don’t need whipped cream! You also in different types of berries if that is more to your liking. Simply Strawberries is a sweet yet light ending to any meal. These berries can also be used as a topping for other desserts.
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.
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.
Many of my friends have gardens or farms, Which is a very good thing because I have a very black thumb. I have come to rely on the bounty of produce they gift me each summer and fall. My family will not eat plain old tomatoes but we will all eat Low-Carb Gluten-Free salsa. This recipe is my answer to no tomatoes on our salads. I like the more subtle taste of Serrano peppers, but if you prefer jalapenos then go for it. If you are a canning person, go ahead and make as much as you like and can it for use in future months or to save for hostess gifts. I promise your host will thank you for it!
Who said cranberry is just for Thanksgiving? When Low-Carb Gluten-Free cranberries are fresh and in season, I buy extra so I can stock my freezer for year round use! A low-carb cranberry relish can be used as far more than a side dish. It makes a great topping for ice cream or low-carb pancakes and is super tasty mixed into some Greek yogurt. But my favorite use by far for cranberry relish, is on top of a burger. Try it and I guarantee you’ll be hooked.
Nothing is easier than throwing together a Simple Italian Tossed Salad to compliment a meal. If you’re in a rush, make your life a little easier and use the pre-washed bagged Italian salad. You can add anything you want to it and it makes a lovely presentation. Save the “goodies” like cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, etc., for a meal that does not already include 2 cooked vegetables.