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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

Chicken Crust Pizza – The Best Low Carb & Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe

The best simple & easy low carb chicken crust pizza - Uses ground chicken to make a crispy crust, topped with shredded cheese and other toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms. Great for bariatric patients and those on a keto, paleo diet. Very healthy and high in protein.

The one single food I have missed the most since my bariatric surgery is pizza. I have missed it so much that I have occasionally picked the cheese and pepperoni off of a slice of pizza and eaten it, just to have the flavor of the pizza. If you’re new here, I had bariatric gastric sleeve surgery in early April 2017, and I have lost 190 pounds so far (16 months at the time of publishing). I read early on that bariatric patients who do not eat carbs do the best in terms of long-term success, so I do not … Read more

Quick & Easy Homemade Cheesy Meatballs

How to make the best homemade DIY cheesy low carb keto meatballs recipe - Healthy because they're baked in the oven. Great for spaghetti with sauce or on their own. Simple and easy with Italian breadcrumbs. Typically made with beef but could be made with turkey or pork or a mixture.

I realized recently that I have posted nary a recipe since my bariatric surgery in April 2017. It’s not that we stopped eating, nor that we have stopped trying new recipes.  I just haven’t been as into food since my surgery, if that makes any sense. I haven’t thought about it as much. I just show up to the meal, and I eat, and then I leave the table and leave the food behind. Except, with the flare up of my food addiction over the last six months, I sort of obsessed about some foods night and day, but those … Read more

Healthy Baked Falafels Recipe

I love this falafel recipe. We’ve been making them for over ten years. Our kids won’t eat them, but they are great for a date night. We also make them sometimes and nuke some chicken nuggets for the kids. If you make these, you absolutely must make the tzatziki sauce that goes with them. Having them without is like eating plain dry spaghetti noodles. Maybe you like dry spaghetti noodles, but I promise that they’re better with sauce. These are just like that. Print Recipe Healthy Falafels Recipe Course Gluten-free, Main Course, Main Dish Cuisine Mediterranean Servings Ingredients 16 oz … Read more

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe for Gyros and Falafels

This tzatziki sauce recipe is just like my Greek grandma makes – heavy on the garlic and cucumbers! Print Recipe Tzatziki Sauce Recipe for Gyros and Falafels Course Condiment Cuisine Mediterranean Servings Ingredients 12 oz Greek yogurt or sour cream1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper2 tablespoons Pampered Chef Dill Mix or use a combination of dried dill and onion powder2 cloves garlic pressed or minced1 medium cucumber grated Course Condiment Cuisine Mediterranean Servings Ingredients 12 oz Greek yogurt or sour cream1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon … Read more

CrockPot Mediterranean Chicken with Feta and Black Olives

CrockPot Mediterranean Chicken with Black Olives and Feta Cheese

Olives are ubiquitous at my house. They’re always on the table. Special occasions call for olives. Sundays call for olives. We eat olives just about every day. My kids’ favorite part of black olives is putting them on their fingers and pretending to be monsters. I’m not saying you have to do that to make this recipe, but if you feel so inclined, it definitely adds to the charm. Anyway, we tried this recipe recently and loved it. After a day in the crock-pot, the chicken is fall apart tender, the potatoes are perfect, and the feta and olives add … Read more