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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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Salt & Vinegar Cucumber Chips – Baked or Dehydrated

You can make these chips in a dehydrator or in your oven set at low. They are a truly easy low carb snack which satisfies the cravings for those salty, crunchy high-carb chip options! By Dorothy Stainbrook, with video by Tesla Stainbrook. This post may contain affiliate links. See Disclosure Dehydrator vs Oven-Baked The dehydrator …

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Low Carb Cheese Plates and Cheese Boards

Cheese plates are one of the most popular approaches to entertaining, primarily because they are easy to put together and easy to please a number of different palates. The drawbacks are expense and the sugar content of many of the pairings (like jams, honey, candied nuts, etc.). Chutneys can stand in for the jam pairings …

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Low Carb Mexican Street Food – using chile lime salt (Tajin-inspired)

My daughter has ties to the Hispanic/Latinx community in Colorado and she frequently shares Mexican recipes or ideas with me. Using a chile lime salt sprinkled over fruits and vegetables as a snack was one of my favorite authentic Mexican snacks. It’s awesome on so many things, and it can truly enhance low carb vegetables …

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Harissa Baked Wings vs Smoked Wings: a taste test!

Harissa is one of my favorite spice blends and this recipe uses both a harissa spice rub and a harissa paste on wings. Great for game days! Harissa Rub or Harissa Paste? Harissa is a North African blend of spices that typically includes smoked chile peppers, cumin, coriander, caraway, cinnamon and salt & pepper. Frequently …

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Low Carb Roasted Harissa Chickpeas

Finding alternatives for chips is often problematic for people living a low carb lifestyle.  Some people crave sugar, but almost as many crave a salty, crunchy snack. These spicy and salty roasted chickpeas are my go-to snack when I’m craving something salty. Slow Carb Snacks that are Salty and/or Crunchy Protein, fat and vegetables are …

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Shishito Peppers: a low carb appetizer

Never one to ignore the food trends, I thought I’d try my hand at growing and cooking the trendy “perfect appetizer” that the chefs and foodies are raving about.  The cooking of these sweet, crunchy peppers couldn’t be easier.  And I’ve yet to have that one-in-ten of the peppers that turns out surprisingly spicy.  Red …

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Travel and Eating Out on Low Carb Lifestyle

Travel and socializing can be a difficult challenge on a low carb lifestyle.  It is fortunately getting easier to find tasty food options in restaurants, although it is sometimes embarrassing (or just a hassle) to have conversations with your server about substitutions, etc. Then of course there is the inconvenience of airport foods and the …

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