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Eggplant Lasagna

The best simple healthy eggplant lasagna recipe - This easy, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free veggie lasagna is meatless (but meat can be added if you want) and is perfect for a Whole30, paleo, or keto diet. It's made with ricotta and baked to bring all the flavors together. The recipe calls for eggplant, but you could substitute zucchini instead.

One of my requirements for food is that it be high in protein and very low in carbs. This is life as a bariatric patient, but it’s also a very healthy way for anyone to eat. Lasagna has always been one of my favorite foods, so I was thrilled to find this veggie version. It’s great for me given it is all veggies and cheese. There are no noodles, no carbs, and no gluten, but lots of protein thanks to ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.  You could also add some 93% ground beef and mix it in with the crushed tomatoes … Read more

Hoagie Dip

Now that I’m lactating instead of gestating, I can eat all of the foods I avoided during pregnancy – cold cuts, hot dogs, soft cheese, and a little Mountain Dew. I’m livin’ large. And if you believe that… Anyway, I avoided this dip when I was pregnant because it’s served cold and full of deli meat, but Joe and our friends gobbled it down. They raved about it, and it’s become a staple at our monthly get togethers. Print Recipe Hoagie Dip Servings Ingredients 1 medium onion2 pepperoncini1/2 head iceberg lettuce (Oh how I hate iceberg lettuce. But really, it … Read more

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti

I need a little help. We made this turkey meatball recipe last week, and it was great. The flavor was wonderful, and we ate it with spaghetti and our homemade spaghetti sauce. The only problem was that the meatballs fell apart. Essentially, we ate spaghetti with a very meaty sauce. It was delicious but not at all what we were going for. So I’m hoping you experienced meatballers will take a look at the recipe and tell me what we should do differently to make them stay solid, like meatballs. Recipe is based on one we found in the Prevention … Read more

Cheeseburger Soup from Taste of Home

How to make the best cheeseburger soup recipe - This simple and easy award winning recipe comes from the Taste of Home magazine. It uses potatoes or frozen hashbrowns, Velveeta cheese, and of course hamburger. Made on the stovetop.

Once a month, we get together with our good friends and eat spend the day enjoying each others’ company. It’s always a long, laughter-filled day of eating. This month, my friend Linda (who, as you may have noticed, gives me most of my best recipes), made Cheeseburger Soup. I was expecting the soup to be a ketchup and mustard laden dish with pickles. It was not at all pleasing in my brain. Nonetheless, I was hungry, and I asked if I could try some. Oh my. It was amazing. The soup turned out more like a spicy potato soup than … Read more