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Vegetables are a mainstay for side dishes on a healthy diet whether it is low carb, keto or any other diet. Vegetable dishes are integral to a healthy lifestyle.

Mexican Quesadillas Rajas con Crema

This creamy Mexican comfort food can be used in quesadillas or just eaten on it’s own. There are always nuanced versions of classic regional dishes, but the poblanos and crema are key ingredients in all versions. This recipe from the Bajío region of Mexico adds mushrooms, corn and some chicken bouillon and wraps it all …

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Best Low Carb Root Vegetables for 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. This ”Ragù” recipe is a sauté of root vegetables on …

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Low Carb Stuffed Squash Blossoms without Frying

Stuffed squash blossoms are not hard to make! Here is the “how-to” on cleaning, storing, baking or frying stuffed blossoms. The recipe below is for baked blossoms stuffed with ricotta and Swiss chard. Enjoy! What do the blossoms taste like? Their flavor is light and airy, with a hint of the squash that it originated …

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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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“Crispy” Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt Caper Dipping Sauce

How to make zucchini fritters that are crispy and yet don’t fall apart in the pan. Made with fresh shredded zucchini, panko, parmesan cheese and herbs. A great accompaniment to the fitters is a yogurt-caper dipping sauce (recipe included). The Flexibility of Fritters (aka vegetable pancakes) Fritters are popular the world over and are made …

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Red Bell Pepper & Eggplant Spread: Kosovar Ajvar

Ajvar is a red pepper eggplant spread popular in the Balkan region.  This recipe is a particularly robust version enhanced with a Peruvian hot spice. The video that accompanies the recipe also demonstrates a quick and easy way to roast and peel peppers. Author: Tesla Stainbrook What is Ajvar? Ajvar is a condiment made from …

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Low Carb Salmon Kebabs on Indoor Grill or in Oven

These robustly flavored salmon skewers (or kebabs) are ready to eat in 30 minutes and are cooked indoors for year-round enjoyment. If you keep the spicy, lemon-herbal marinade but change up the vegetables, you can have an easy low carb dish for any season. Guidelines for Cooking on Skewers There is a huge range of …

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Low Carb Brussel Sprouts Caesar Salad

Brussel sprouts are often hailed as one of the most-hated foods.  However, Caesar salad is one of the most popular.  This unique combination of brussel sprouts and Caesar salad brings out the best in both dishes for a spectacular side dish to any meal. Author: Tesla Stainbrook Health Benefits of Brussel Sprouts Turns out, there …

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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. This post may contain affiliate links. …

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