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This low carb shepherd's pie is a tasty makeover of the classic casserole comfort food. It saves over 15 carbs and lots of calories per serving by using two sneaky ingredient exchanges.

Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie

Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie is comfort food.  Here is a warm and savory casserole for a cool autumn evening — without any carby guilt attached. This is a recipe makeover from an old family favorite.   When making over a recipe the two biggest hurtles for me that have to be overcome are: 1. taste. […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | This balsamic chicken and mushrooms recipe has a fab marinade and is super speedy to make -- under 30 minutes. It's low in carbs and highly satisfying.

Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms

Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms is a favorite lunch recipe of mine.  It’s ready in about 20 minutes and is good enough for company. This is a speedy recipe.  The chicken tastes like it’s been marinaded for hours, but it just takes a quick dip before going into the pan and this dish takes under 15 minutes […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | These Easy Low Carb Baked Mozzarella Sticks are my fuss-free way to make a favorite restaurant treat at home.

Easy Low Carb Baked Mozzarella Sticks

This Easy Low Carb Baked Mozzarella Sticks recipe came about because I was seriously in need of some restaurant-style comfort food. After looking quite a few recipes over, I realized that the process to prepare for cooking was quite simple.  –Cheese sticks, egg wash, crumbs and then repeat the eggs wash and crumbs.  A lot of […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | Planned Over meals can be the easiest and happiest meals of the week and can be key in successful dieting. This steak salad recipe is a favorite Planned Over meal at my house. So much better than left-overs!

The Virtue of Planned Overs -Steak Salad

 Planned Overs are so much more than ‘left-overs’.  Planned Overs are: planning + pre-made food from a previous meal= dieting (and mealtime) success. I find that with planning my daily menus and having  pre-made food on hand, I have a lot more success with my diet.  Carving out time for initial food prep for a first meal and […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | This Low Carb Waffles Recipe is a delicious, crunchy treat with just 3 net carbs per serving. -- A happy Saturday morning any day of the week.

Low Carb Waffles Recipe

Low Carb Waffles grew up out of the Success Low Carb Pancakes recipe.  We have been enjoying these crunchy waffle treats this summer.  They make Saturday morning breakfast special at my house. I am very excited about losing weight and getting healthier.  I have personal  rules about how I do this.  So if I want […]

Low Carb Cucumber Sushi Towers

I first saw a mouthwatering  picture of a cucumber slice with sushi mixture on it on Instagram. I was instantly hooked. I had to know how. Now! There was no recipe at that time,  so I set out on a quest to develop a recipe that would work on my low carb woe. Below is […]
DIY easy to make zero carb Popsicle Recipe; just 4 ingredients, 8 calories and 0 carbs. Great flavor and texture. Cool a craving for a summertime frozen treat.

Zero Carb Popsicle Recipe

Adapting this Zero Carb Popsicle Recipe from my old ‘dripless’ Popsicles recipe was a pure delight. It’s been hot; melt-on-the-sidewalk hot.   I wanted something  frosty and ‘childhood-cherry-flavored’.  I could have bought a box of sugar-free frozen treats at the store, but then I’d have eat them. (I don’t necessarily like every flavor in the box.) One […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | This Sriracha Slaw recipe is sometimes called 'Crack Slaw'. It's a delicious one-pan meal that is fast and satisfying for low carb lovers.

Hot Sriracha Slaw Recipe

This Sriracha Slaw Recipe is my new low carb best friend. I can’t believe I have never come across the myriad of recipes for ‘Crack Slaw’ before. After reading a few recipes, I gathered that the idea was to sauté some coleslaw mix, add meat and spices to it — the kind that would put a […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | This low carb recipe for Cauliflower Tots will make it easy for you to get a 'french fry fix' while dumping the carbs.

Cauliflower Tots Recipe

This Cauliflower Tots recipe is the latest on my hit parade of ‘magic cauliflower’ recipes. These crispy little guys will make you forget all about potatoes. I recently served them up with a beautiful piece of salmon for dinner. You would think the salmon would have been the star but these little ‘faker taters’ stole […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | This recipe for Low Carb Salted Caramel Almond Brittle is quick and easy to make. Just 5 ingredients. A low carb treat bargain at 3.8 carbs per serving.

Low Carb Salted Caramel Almond Brittle

Making Low Carb Salted Caramel Almond Brittle came about about because of a date night at the movies. Many years ago my husband was a theater manager and one of the perks was as much popcorn and soda as you wanted. As you can imagine it was part of the theater experience to have treats long […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | This low carb Parmesan Chicken recipe goes together quickly and has under 8 carbs per serving. It makes a big batch. Perfect for company or 'meals ahead'.

Low Carb Parmesan Chicken

This Low Carb Chicken Parmesan recipe is one of my comfort foods.  It makes a large batch so it is great for company or ‘meals ahead’. The chicken comes out so tender you could cut it with a fork.  The reason for this is that you pound the chicken breasts into cutlets.  Oh. So. Good. […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | This Low Carb Tuna Salad recipe is a speedy and thrifty change-up for lunch. Serve it up in five minutes.

Speedy Low Carb Tuna Salad

I genuinely enjoy the seafood side of low carb living.  The more the merrier.  But fish can be pricey.  Enter the Low Carb Tuna Salad recipe.  While I don’t consume a lot of canned tuna it can be a welcome and thrifty change-up on the menu. I love this Low Carb Tuna Salad recipe because it’s comfort […]
This recipe for lower carb Italian Shrimp Rustica has subtle and complex flavors as well as the illusion of being a pasta dish. It has only 9.4 net carbohydrates per serving.

Italian Shrimp Rustica ~ Lower Carb

My latest creation, Lower Carb Italian Shrimp Rustica, is the result of one among many of the kitchen adventures I’ve been having.  I am creating a new way to eat and be healthy, so I have to forge ahead into uncharted recipe territory too. One of my favorite restaurant meals used to be ‘Penne Rustica’ . […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | This Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe makes great soft cookies. Almond flour & 60% chocolate chips keep the cookies to 3.5 net carbs per cookie.

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Since starting this new diet I have been searching for the holy grail of low carb delights; a good Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. There are quite a number of Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipes.  Many of them have cream cheese in them. I chose to leave out dairy in mine this time. […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | Satisfy a craving for Chinese food with easy this Low Carb Chinese Pork Lettuce Wraps recipe. Planning ahead makes this restaurant-style treat a snap.

Chinese Pork Lettuce Wraps – Low carb

Wrapped in lettuce and yummy ingredients your family will never even recognize the pork chops from a few nights ago. At least mine didn’t.  I promised to tell you what I made with the reserved half of the  Asian Marinated Pork Chops.  I Made these Chinese Pork Lettuce Wraps to cheers from husband. One of […]
#bakingoutsidethebox | Just 1 ingredient! Crispy zero carb taco shells. So easy to make and even easier to eat.

Zero Carb Taco Shells

One of the things I find challenging on a low carb WOE is that you really have to work at finding the crunch. I love the Zero Carb Taco Shells. They are crispy, crunchy and so satisfying.  They are the big sister to my Dorketos snack chips. So exactly how are they Zero Carb Taco Shells? […]