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Blueberry Lime Breakfast Popsicles

If you’re looking for a healthy Summertime alternative to bacon and eggs for breakfast, these blueberry breakfast popsicles are perfect. Easy to grab-and-go and made with superfood blueberries, Greek yogurt and a bit of honey and granola. Kick start your Summer mornings, or refresh yourself with a cooling, healthy snack. Are they Actually Healthy? Many …

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Spicy Mexican Fruit Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

This fresh fruit salad made with crunchy jicama, tropical sweet mangoes, and cool cucumbers is enhanced with a sweet ginger lime dressing and sprinkled with chile-lime salt for a finish. A riff on the popular Mexican street food sold in cups. Which Fruit is Best to Use? One of the best things about this chopped …

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Oven Baked Spare Ribs with Low Carb BBQ Sauce

While spare ribs themselves are low carb proteins, they are often slathered with a high carb BBQ sauce. One way to avoid the sugary BBQ sauces found in the grocery stores is to make your own. Options could include fruit-based BBQ sauces, or a really low carb vinegar-based sauce (video included). Read the labels of …

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Low Carb Cucumber Avocado Summer Salad

This is a great cucumber avocado salad that can be easily adapted for either diet or taste. Change the creamy dressing to an Asian dressing if you don’t use mayonnaise or greek yogurt.  It makes a wonderful, cool accompaniment to summertime grilled proteins. Tips on the Best Ingredients Whenever you make a recipe with very …

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Summer Appetizers off the Grill

It’s August and the harvest demands to be reckoned with!  Since this is the week of the Italian holiday called Ferragosto, I thought I’d focus on summer appetizers and drinks using Italian ingredients.  Here are a couple of Italian-style appetizers, and if you’re interested in the Italian cocktail, you can find the Watermelon-Limoncello Mojito recipe  at …

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Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwich for Summer

What could be better this summer than the flavor of a root beer float, and the sweet creamy deliciousness of your favorite ice cream sandwiched between the crunch of home-made chocolate root beer cookies? This summertime treat is easy to make at home and truly takes ice cream sandwiches to the next level. Variations of …

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