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Prosciutto-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Herb Cream Cheese (Super Healthy & Low Carb)

How to make the best homemade, healthy, low carb jalapeño pepper poppers wrapped in bacon or pancetta. They are baked in the oven or air fryer, not fried in oil. Simple & easy to make stuffed with herb cream cheese. Good for keto or paleo diets.

I love jalapeño poppers. Seriously, they could be my favorite food, especially the ones from Arby’s; I think Arby’s are the best. Unfortunately, Arby’s (and most other commercial pepper poppers) are breaded and deep fried, leaving them laden with carbs, fat, and calories. Since I eat a very low calorie, low carb diet as the result of my bariatric surgery, I can’t manage eating for the rest of the day if I indulge in a couple of pepper poppers. Fortunately for me, this simple and easy recipe from Catherine Baez Sholl of The Fit and Healthy Baker comes to the rescue … Read more

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sliced Carrots - This is the best roasted carrots recipe you will find! It's healthy, simple, quick, and easy because they're baked in the oven. Includes rosemary and other herbs. Savory, low carb, and paleo.

We are always on the lookout for good, low carb vegetable dishes because, on my bariatric diet, I eat about 5 ounces of meat with 3 ounces of vegetables for every lunch and dinner. That’s what I eat, day in and day out, and will for the rest of my life. No sugar, and no carbs outside of vegetables and limited fruit. So we need a little variety because plain old steamed veggies get pretty old pretty fast. That’s where this recipe came from. The Parmesan cheese adds some calories to the carrots, but it’s pretty minimal and makes the … Read more

Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pecans

Quick and easy roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and pecans - This simple recipe is baked in the oven with garlic and optional Parmesan cheese. How to make the best roasted brussels sprouts. Toss with olive oil and spices and into the pan. Low carb, gluten free, whole 30, paleo.

I love brussels sprouts. I know they’re an often hated vegetable, but I think they are really yummy, especially when roasted and mixed with bacon. Because, you know, bacon.  We have been making these roasted brussels sprouts for years, and we always enjoy them.  Because the bacon and pecans are totally optional, you can take the extra time to add them if you have it, or you can leave them out and have awesome brussels sprouts a little quicker. They’re great either way. But come on. Bacon. Anyway, have you ever seen a brussels sprouts plant? It’s a curious stalk … Read more

Sweet Potato Oven Fries

How to make the best healthy oven baked sweet potato french fries - homemade crispy fries are simple, quick, and easy to make. Includes tips for how to cut. Whole 30 and paleo approved.

This spring, I ran across sweet potato plants at Walmart and picked up a 6-pack on a whim. I got a giant flower pot to put them in and a big bag of Miracle Gro potting soil to fill it with. I came home and set up my giant flower pot at the back of our driveway, planted my tiny plants, watered them, and waited. By the end of July, my plants were huge and healthy, creating a large mound of leaves on the top of the flower pot with many tendrils hanging down the sides to the ground beneath. … Read more

Roasted Red Beets with Feta Cheese

Healthy roasted red beets recipe with feta cheese - This healthy side dish is baked in the oven with oil and balsamic vinegar for perfect veggies, every time! Low carb and gluten free.

My Grandma is 89. She lives alone, far away from me, but she is, and has always been, one of the most important people in my life. Until I was 9, my sisters, parents, and I lived in a trailer on Grandma’s 100-plus acres in northwest Pennsylvania. My parents tended an expansive garden near our trailer, and Grandma tended an even larger one at her house. I have more Grandma stories than I could ever recount. Baking her a birthday cake (full of eggshells) with my cousins. Falling in the creek (crick) “by accident.” Mowing her grass. Showing up at … Read more

Spicy Pierogies

Spicy pierogies with olive oil and spices - This simple and easy recipe starts with a box of frozen pierogies and takes just a few minutes toss with olive oil and spices. Topped with a bit of sour cream, they make a perfect side dish.

Print Recipe Spicy Pierogies Course Side Dish Servings Ingredients 1 box pierogies any flavor2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped2 cloves garlic pressed1 teaspoon paprika to taste1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste Course Side Dish Servings Ingredients 1 box pierogies any flavor2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped2 cloves garlic pressed1 teaspoon paprika to taste1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste Instructions Boil the pierogies according to package directions. Toss hot pierogies with olive oil, parsley, basil, and garlic. Sprinkle pierogies with paprika and cayenne pepper, to taste. Recipe Notes Share … Read more