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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

Easy Gluten-Free Baked Ziti Recipe

I am super busy, working 40 hours a week as a Project Manager in addition to blogging, homeschooling, and attempting to do something along the lines of keeping up a home. I don’t say this to brag about my busy-ness or to say that I’m busier than you, because I expect that you’re just as busy. No one I know has time to spare. Joe and I work together really well, but we don’t have extra time to spend on meal preparation. We squeak out the moments we can when we can, and we always eat, but long everything from … Read more

Hot Pizza Dip Recipe

The best hot pizza dip, originally from a Pampered Chef recipe - Simple and easy with cream cheese and pizza sauce, this dip is the perfect appetizer. Low carb and gluten free. Great with pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, or other pizza toppings. Perfect food for the Super Bowl or parties. Kids love this too. Lots of mozzarella cheese.

  When I was a Pampered Chef consultant, I made this hot pizza dip recipe pretty often at parties. It was always a big hit because it tastes amazing, and it’s easy to put together. The original recipe is slightly different than my version. If you want the real Pampered Chef recipe, you’ll have to Google it. We took this to our small group meeting for church, and everyone had seconds. When we make it at home, the kids make sandwiches out of their scooper chips. I don’t get it, but they always do it, so it must be a … Read more

Homemade Veggie Dip

homemade veggie dip

My Pap turned 90 earlier this month. Yesterday, most of the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren went out for dinner in his honor. We went to a restaurant that serves all of the side dishes and appetizers family-style; one of those appetizers was a vegetable tray with homemade ranch dip. It was terrific, the kind of mouth-watering terrific that makes you want to forgo your manners and lick out the whole cup. Not that I would do that, of course. I wouldn’t. Anyway, this particular dip made me think of a dip that I like to make. It’s not healthy, … Read more

Chicken Parmesan

chicken parmesan

Several times over the last few years, Joe and I have tried to switch to whole grain pasta. There are so many reasons to switch. Whole grains are healthier in general. The USDA’s MyPlate guidelines recommend making at least half of your grains whole grains. Whole grains contain more fiber than processed grains, and there is some evidence they can improve cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, our switch to whole grain pasta has not, to this point, gone very well. The whole wheat pasta we’ve tried has always been strange. Its texture has been off, sometimes excessively chewy or gritty. We’ve tried … Read more