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Blueberry Breakfast Popsicles with Yogurt & Granola

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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Easy Salt & Vinegar Cucumber Chips – Baked or Dehydrated

It’s often hard to satisfy the craving for salty, crunchy snacks on a low carb diet (or any diet actually). This easy step by step process shows you how to salt and vinegar cucumber chips (or any veggie chips) in a dehydrator or in your oven set at low. Jump to: Recipe | Dehydrator vs …

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Low Carb Cheese Boards or Grazing Platters

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 drawback for some people is the sugar content of many of the accompaniments (like jams, honey, candied nuts, etc.). There are ways however to decrease the …

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Low Carb Mexican Street Food – with chile lime salt (Tajin)

Using a chile lime salt sprinkled over fruits and vegetables as a snack is one of my favorite Mexican snacks. It is a standard on many Mexican street food offerings. Tajin is the brand name of this chile lime salt, but this DIY recipe makes one that is much fresher, allowing the simple ingredients to …

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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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Slow Carb Roasted Harissa Chickpeas

Finding alternatives for chips is often problematic for people living a slow 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. Jump to: Recipe | Best Spice Blends | Keeping them Crunchy | How …

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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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