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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.

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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High Protein Kodiak Pancakes with Kimchi

What are Kimchi Pancakes? Kimchi pancakes are a Korean savory pancake that is often served crispy and thin. They are what some Americans would refer to as “fritters” and they can be made crunchy, chewy, salty or spicy. What Goes with Kimchi Pancakes? If you are having your pancakes for breakfast, a sweet maple syrup …

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Low Carb Pumpkin Ancho Soup – Smoky & creamy

Pumpkin Ancho Soup, whether made with small pie pumpkins, butternut squash or any of the heirloom squash varieties is a creamy, hearty, healthy soup — perfect for cool Fall or chilly Winter nights.  Detailed video in recipe below Which Pumpkin or Winter Squash makes the best soup? The main thing to consider when choosing the …

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Farm Fresh Crispy Zucchini Fritters

How to make zucchini fritters that are crispy and yet don’t fall apart in the pan. Made with fresh shredded zucchini and includes a yogurt-caper dipping sauce. The Flexibility of Fritters (aka vegetable pancakes) Fritters are popular the world over and are made with a wide variety of ingredients, with vegetarian or fish fritters being …

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Kosovar Ajvar – a Red Pepper Eggplant Spread

Ajvar is a red pepper 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 demonstrates a quick and easy way to roast and peel peppers. Author: Tesla Stainbrook What is Ajvar? Ajvar is a condiment made from red sweet …

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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. Health Benefits of Brussel Sprouts Turns out, there is apparently a …

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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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Making Vegetables Delicious with infused vinegars

Roasting vegetables to the point of caramelization is one popular way of eking out more flavor. Adding a few splashes of a flavored vinegar while roasting enhances flavor even more and can be a great way to customize dishes and add creativity. Best Vinegars to Use in Making Vegetables Delicious Vinegar, like salt, is a …

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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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