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…

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. Print Classic low carb egg salad Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total…

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…

Mashed cauliflower

Low carb mashed cauliflower

If you’re looking to cut carbs, cut calories, or just get more vegetables you have to try mashed cauliflower! It’s a great low-calorie substitute for mashed potatoes that you can eat when you are craving comfort food but you don’t want to load up on carbs. You’ll need a good blender or food processor to…

Virgin bloody Mary

Virgin Bloody Mary

A virgin Bloody Mary is great for summer barbecues or when you just want a low carb drink. Because it uses tomato juice instead of fruit juice you end up drinking your vegetables instead of a bunch of sugar!  This recipe is for the kiddie version of the drink, but if you want to make…

Roasted asparagus

Roasted asparagus

Roasted asparagus one of my go-to low carb vegetable side dishes. It’s fast to prepare and broils up quickly while the rest of dinner is underway. I like it a lot better than steamed asparagus – the oil and spices add a heap of flavour and roasting it gives the tips a subtle crunch. When…

Non-fat yogurt cheese

Nonfat Greek yogurt (yogurt cheese)

You can make your own Greek yogurt by using regular yogurt and a plastic strainer.  Use this thickened yogurt in place of sour cream or spreadable cream cheese – use a dollop in to top off soups and stews, or add some cinnamon to make Nonfat cinnamon yogurt spread. Make sure to use a natural…

Kale chips

Kale chips

Kale is ridiculously good for you, but it’s hard to cook it well. Boiled kale often turns out chewy and tough. Instead of boiling kale leaves, make kale chips and then see if you can stop eating them! Try kale chips instead of popcorn next time you sit down to a movie. Print Kale Chips…