Low Carb Broccoli Salad

On a hot summer day, I love a great (and chilled) side dish like broccoli salad. For this recipe, you can use fresh broccoli or frozen and it’s a great side dish for your next barbecue, or with some yummy steaks! For my recipe, I show the instructions using frozen broccoli which was easier forContinue reading “Low Carb Broccoli Salad”

Instant Pot Low Carb Chili

For my friends on a low carb diet, or those who just don’t like beans in their chili, this recipe is great! My mom isn’t a fan of beans, so this recipe is definitely making it to her kitchen. She doesn’t have an Instant Pot so I’ll include directions for that as well, in theContinue reading “Instant Pot Low Carb Chili”

Roasted Cheesy Zucchini

If I can add cheese to any side dish, I will! This makes your zucchini so tasty, and cooks up so fast in your oven. We use our toaster oven that has bake and broil settings on it so we can bake up stuff like this without heating up our whole house in the summertime.Continue reading “Roasted Cheesy Zucchini”

Easy Jalapeño Poppers

I have looked up and tried a few different recipes for jalapeño poppers over the years, but this is the easiest version I’ve made! I haven’t found a recipe like this online, so here’s my super EASY version of making jalapeño poppers. Cutting and prepping the jalapeños takes the most amount of time for thisContinue reading “Easy Jalapeño Poppers”

Cajun Sausage & Sun-dried Tomatoes Dish

I originally made this dish with pasta, but wanted to make it keto friendly! It turned out so yummy, you wouldn’t even know it was low carb. To make the sauce into a roux, you use Xanthan gum as the thickener instead of flour. I use heavy cream for the sauce, and it gives itContinue reading “Cajun Sausage & Sun-dried Tomatoes Dish”

Sautéed Zucchini

A simple recipe for a side dish that goes with everything, zucchini! This is keto and low carb friendly and ready to go in less than 15 mins. I used 1 zucchini for this recipe for 2 servings, if you want to cut more zucchini up, I suggest using a larger skillet and doubling theContinue reading “Sautéed Zucchini”

Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

Since we started our lower carb (heading towards keto) diet, we’ve made some yummy recipes. I love side dishes with veggies so baking new sides has been fun! We didn’t grow up eating much asparagus so making new recipes with it is pretty cool. The health benefits of asparagus are cool too! They have almostContinue reading “Cheesy Roasted Asparagus”

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Have you ever used your Instant Pot on the slow cook setting? It’s pretty awesome! It saves having to sauté in one skillet and then transfer everything to your slow cooker or crockpot. You can sauté your ground turkey and veggies in the instant pot and then add all the liquid ingredients to start slowContinue reading “Slow Cooker Turkey Chili”

Crockpot Pinto Beans & Mexican Brown Rice

Making pinto beans in my crockpot is so easy! Pretty much just dump everything in and let it slow cook all day. This time (and some other times too) I forgot to soak my beans overnight. I did a quick soak method on my stovetop and the beans still turned out great. So if you’reContinue reading “Crockpot Pinto Beans & Mexican Brown Rice”

Sausage Pasta Bake

There’s just something about Italian food that makes my tummy go, “I want seconds!” Pasta, garlic bread, red sauce, and cheese are my go-to’s. Our daughter loves pasta too, so much that she likes it plain with just a little mozzarella sprinkled on top. I hope one day she’ll appreciate red sauce and want someContinue reading “Sausage Pasta Bake”