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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Cauliflower Pureé

Mashed cauliflower (low carb version)

Use cauliflower instead of potatoes for this low-carb and low-calorie comfort food. Adjust this recipe to follow your favourite mashed potato recipe, or follow my suggestions below. (Just substitute puréed cauliflower for potatoes and you can’t go wrong.) You’ll need a hand blender or food processor to make the purée. (I use a baby food…

Sugar-free hot chocolate

Sugar-free hot chocolate

This home-made sugar-free hot chocolate recipe is a great treat on a cold day. For the low-fat version, omit the optional chocolate square and use non-fat milk. Ingredients 1 Tbsp cocoa 1 Tbsp Splenda or stevia to equal 1 Tbsp sugar ⅛ tsp cinnamon 2 Tbsp nonfat milk or soy milk ⅛ tsp vanilla 1…