Loaded Cauliflower Salad

Loaded Cauliflower Salad

Potato salad is a staple of BBQ season, so of course there needs to be a keto version. In this potato salad recipe, we switch out the potatoes for cauliflower. With this low-carb trick, you can’t even tell it’s not potatoes! Plus, they’re easy to make! You’ll be eating them poolside in just minutes. Usually potato salad calls for sugar, so in this recipe I used Xylitol. However you can use sucralose, stevia, or any other sugar-free sweetener. Just be cautious of the sugar-to-substitute ...

Garlic Parmesan Keto Croutons

Garlic Parmesan Keto Croutons

Nothing adds to a salad or soup quite like the crisp, buttery, texture of a crouton. Cheese crisps or low-carb crackers can do in a pinch, but since I’ve started a low-carb way of life I’ve missed the lovely crunch of a fresh crouton. These keto croutons have a crisp exterior with a warm, soft, interior that has hints of garlic and butter can turn a boring side salad into a satisfying main dish. These are croutons are packed with fiber and protein in every handful! To make these delicious ...

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

One of the most delicious dishes I’ve ever had is one that my mother makes. A yummy, creamy and cheesy potato casserole. Today I decided it’s time to create a keto version of this delicious meal. Of course, we’ll need to ditch the potatoes, but using cauliflower is a great substitute! Even the kids will like this meal. The best thing about this dish is that it’s incredibly easy to make and only has 4 ingredients! It’s great for parents or hard-workers who just don’t have the time to ...

Jalapeno Cornbread Mini Loaves

Jalapeno Cornbread Mini Loaves

Cornbread is a great accompaniment to soups and stews in the winter months. It also makes a perfect side dish for a summer barbecue. This version uses almond flour and golden flaxseed meal to mimic the hearty texture of cornbread while keeping the carbs low. The addition of sharp cheddar cheese and jalapenos is a twist on traditional recipes but adds great flavor and just a touch of heat. I grate my own cheese straight from a large block. Pre-shredded cheese can be used as well, but many ...

Spinach Watercress Keto Salad

Spinach Watercress Keto Salad

A keto salad doesn't always have to have twelve different toppings or a long list of ingredients to be delicious, satisfying and nutrient dense! Sometimes the simplest of recipes can be a staple meal or an easy side to add with your favorite entrée. This salad is packed with healthy fats and can be altered slightly to meet any of your flavor preferences. You can try Asiago in place of Parmesan cheese, or baby kale or arugula in place of spinach. The key to making a fat burning salad is to ...

Creamy Keto “Potato” Salad

Creamy Keto “Potato” Salad

There are a few foods that I have never been able to bring myself to buy pre-made. Guacamole is one because the amount of work involved is worth the fresh taste. The other is potato salad. Why would I buy a pre-made potato salad that I eventually doctor up by adding more spices, more mustard, and more time when I could have just prepared it myself? Well, in theory anyway. Sure, I hate buying potato salad but nine times out of ten I wouldn’t actually make it either because it is time ...

Buffalo Coleslaw

Buffalo Coleslaw

This coleslaw packs a punch! It's a spicy, tangy, and creamy but also very simple to make side dish. Buffalo Coleslaw is not for the faint of heart, it takes traditional coleslaw and kicks it up a few notches.  This side dish is perfect for summer BBQ's. The dressing combines spicy hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, and some mayonnaise. I think a buffalo style sauce is the best for this, but you could make a spicy coleslaw with any pepper sauce. You might want to adjust the amount if using a ...

Fiesta Slaw with Avocado Lime Dressing

Fiesta Slaw with Avocado Lime Dressing

Whether its barbecue or snow season, coleslaw is always a staple for an easy salad or side item. Traditional coleslaw is made with sugar, vinegar, and loads of veggies. Though it could be fairly low in calories, it could also pack a whopping 20 or more carbs per ½ cup serving! This fresh low-carb take on a family favorite combines the powerful flavors of cilantro, avocado oil, and lime with a hearty, fiber-packed cabbage mix. The dressing is a variation of homemade mayonnaise using a ...

Crispy Zucchini Nests

Crispy Zucchini Nests

Looking for that perfect side dish for your steak, pork, or chicken? These crispy zucchini nests go with pretty much anything and are incredibly easy to make. This recipe is great, especially if you are able to find already pre-spiralized zucchini! Both prep time and cook time are fairly quick, making it a suitable meal for anyone on-the-go. You can fill these nests with pretty much anything but today we used bacon, onions, and cheese for a perfect side dish. Yields 6 two nest servings ...

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

The other day I had a craving for stovetop macaroni and cheese. I know that we have a recipe for fried mac & cheese, but I wanted something that more closely resembled the quick pasta. Just like the boxed variety, this recipe came out quick and easy. You can cook the cauliflower while you whip together the cheese sauce. You'll have this on the table in no time! This cauliflower mac & cheese is creamy, cheesy, and colorful. The bright yellow hue comes from turmeric. The sauce is ...