No-carb root beer float

Low carb root beer float

Next time you’re craving a new low carb drink, why not try an old favourite – a root beer float! This low carb root beer float cuts out the carbs by using diet root beer and unsweetened whipped cream instead of their sugar-filled counterparts. By using whipped cream instead of ice cream you’ll get the…

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

Sugar-free green tea frozen yogurt

Matcha frozen yogurt is a sugar-free and low fat substitute for green tea ice cream. It turns out amazingly creamy when you make it with nonfat Greek yogurt, which 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 – the results…

Quinoa, black bean and corn salad

Quinoa, black bean, and corn salad

Quinoa salad is a staple for pot lucks and summer barbecues at our house. This recipe makes a large bowl of quinoa salad that will see you through any family dinner 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…

Sautéed Savoy cabbage with Dijon mustard

Sautéed Savoy cabbage with Dijon mustard

If you’re looking for a new side dish that’s delicious, healthy, and pretty to look at, try Savoy cabbage with Dijon mustard.  The crinkly cabbage leaves look beautiful slivered up on your plate, and the Dijon mustard grains pop delightfully in your mouth with each forkful. If you think cabbage is boring, think again! Try…

Low carb cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice

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

Whole-grain low-fat toaster pancakes

Toaster pancakes

If you’re looking for a portable whole grain breakfast, why not try these pancakes that you can reheat in the toaster!  I take them to work every day, heat them up in the office toaster, and then eat them muffin-style. There’s no need to crack out the cutlery and the syrup – unless you want…

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. 4 from 1 vote Print Classic low carb egg salad Prep Time 10 mins Cook…

Sugar-free Szechuan green beans

Sugar-free Szechuan green beans

Szechuan green beans are usually loaded with sugar but they don’t need it!  We’ve removed the sugar from Szechuan green beans and we promise you won’t miss it. This dish gets its heat from Sambal Oelek, a super-spicy Asian sauce made from ground chillies, but you could substitute Sriracha or your favourite sugar-free chilli sauce…

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 any added…

Edamame salad with sesame

Sesame edamame salad

This simple edamame salad combines soy beans with freshly-toasted sesame seeds and crunchy grated carrots, creating a salad that’s a hit at any summer barbecue or pot luck. The secret ingredient in this salad is freshly toasted sesame seeds — toasting raw sesame seeds brings out their natural oils and you end up with an aromatic and fresh result that…