Low carb cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice is a low-carb and low-calorie alternative to rice that is made from… cauliflower! Use cauliflower rice in your meals when you want the texture of rice but you don’t want the starch and calories that come with it. Cauliflower is one of the most versatile low-carb vegetables and can play a big part…

Low-carb mocha cheesecake cups

Low-carb mocha cheesecake cups

This version of mocha cheesecake is low carb and tastes divine. By baking the cheesecake in custard cups, you eliminate the crust and all the carbs that go with it. Cooking the cups in a hot water bath results in cheesecake that is creamy throughout.  If you like this recipe, you might want to try…

Low-carb slow cooker (crock-pot) beef stew

Low-carb slow cooker beef stew

Slow cookers  (crockpots) are great for busy (or lazy!) people. Just chop up the ingredients for slow cooker beef stew the night before you want dinner – in the morning turn on the slow cooker and by evening you’ll have a hot stew! Slow cooking makes meat melt-in-your-mouth tender, so use the cheapest cuts available,…

3-ingredient Parmesan Chicken

3-ingredient Parmesan chicken

This low carb Parmesan chicken recipe is so simple and so delicious that you almost feel guilty you didn’t put more effort in to it! You can make it up ahead of time, freeze in an ovenproof container, and bake from frozen. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts ¼ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (I…

Low carb chocolate mousse

Low-carb chocolate mousse

This light and fluffy low-carb chocolate mousse is a favourite dessert in our family! Most mousse recipes call for a bit of milk in addition to the cream, but this adds carbs that spike your blood sugar. Because this recipe contains fat, make sure not to eat it with carbs or within 2-3 hours of…

No-carb root beer float

Low-carb root beer float

  One of my favourite low carb drinks is a root beer float that uses sugar-free root beer and uses unsweetened whipped cream instead of ice cream. I use unsweetened whipped cream because the soda is usually sweet enough, but feel free to add a bit of sweetener to it if you like. If you…

Sugar-free sodastream (no aspartame)

The makers of sodastream have come out with some great sugar-free sodas that are suitable for a low-carb diet, and best of all, are sweetened with Splenda instead of aspartame!  In case you don’t know, a sodastream machine makes carbonated water, to which you then add concentrated syrup to make soda. My husband got me…

Green Tea (Matcha) nonfat, sugar-free frozen yogurt

Sugar-free green tea frozen yogurt

This matcha frozen yogurt recipe is a no-sugar and nonfat substitute for green tea ice cream. When you make it with Greek yogurt, it turns out amazingly creamy, since Greek yogurt is a lot thicker than regular yogurt.Don’t despair if you can’t find Greek yogurt – you can use regular yogurt in its place –…

Quinoa, black bean and corn salad

Quinoa, black bean and corn salad

Quinoa salad is a staple for summer BBQs at our house. This recipe makes a large bowl of quinoa salad that will see you through a couple of meals and makes great leftovers.Quinoa is a slowly digested carbohydrate that contains a complete protein, making it a good choice for vegetarians and people who don’t want…

Sautéed Savoy cabbage with Dijon mustard

Sautéed Savoy cabbage with Dijon mustard

Savoy cabbage is crinkled and beautiful and fun to look at. This recipe for savoy cabbage sautéed with wholegrain dijon mustard makes a spunky side dish and a nice break from the ordinary. Ingredients 1 small head savoy cabbage 2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 2 Tbsp Wholegrain Dijon mustard Directions Heat the butter…

Whole-grain low-fat toaster pancakes

Toaster pancakes (low fat, low sugar, and whole grain)

Make up a big batch of these low-fat, whole-grain snacks, and then take them to work with you and reheat them in the toaster! These hearty pancakes use whole wheat and ground oats and make a great low-sugar low-fat snack.The secret to the texture of these pancakes is to use ground-up rolled oats mixed with…

Low carb egg salad

Classic low carb egg salad

Egg salad doesn’t have to live in a sandwich! This classic low carb egg salad tastes great as a side dish, a salad topping, or wrapped up in lettuce leaves. Dijon mustard and smoked paprika give it an extra zing. Ingredients 8 eggs 1 stalk celery ½ red pepper ½ medium onion 4 Tbsp mayonnaise…

Sugar-free Szechuan green beans

Sugar-free Szechuan green beans

This is a simple version of Szechuan green beans that omits the sugar but keeps the taste. This recipe gets its heat from Sambal Oelek, a simple Asian chilli sauce made from ground chillies. It’s super-spicy, so use it sparingly, especially if you aren’t a fan of spicy food! You can find it in the…

Whip cream in 30 seconds

Sugar-free whipped cream in 30 seconds

Yes, you can whip cream in 30 seconds – just whip it in a measuring cup instead of a bowl. I’m not exactly sure why this is so much faster, but I think it probably has something to do with the straight walls of the measuring cup. I like to make plain whipped cream without…