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Best Low Carb Root Vegetables for Winter Side Dishes

Although root vegetables are generally higher in carbohydrates than other vegetable choices, if you choose the right ones, and roast them or sauté them without adding sugar or sauces, you can still get high-flavor (and healthy) comfort food without going over your daily carb count. What are Root Vegetables Anyway? Well, to put it simply …

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Low Carb Vegetable Dishes that are Creative but Quick

While the macronutrients of protein and fat hold star status on low carb diets, the vegetable side dishes are often what make the meal more interesting and complete.  In the recipes below I am sharing a few of the vegetable side dishes that are truly creative, but remain quick and easy.   There are many …

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Pepperonata with Romesco Sauce – Low Carb Italian

Pepperonata (peh-peh-roh-NAH-tah) is an Italian vegetable dish of slow-cooked, or stewed bell peppers with onion and garlic.  Of course there are variations and some Italian cooks will add tomatoes, eggplant, or other Italian vegetables. Exclude the anchovies and it is a great plant-based dinner. The Basics of a Pepperonata Side Dish The classic way to make a …

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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Quinoa is an ancient grain that has regained popularity, partly due to the acclaimed health benefits but also due to its excellent nutty flavor profile. This quinoa salad enhances the nutty flavor with roasted cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and black olives. Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Pine Nuts &  Olives Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed …

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