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Cheese & Green Chile Oven Omelette

How to make a quick and easy oven omelette recipe with eggs, cheddar and cottage cheese and green chiles. Makes a simple low carb, keto, and paleo breakfast casserole without potatoes or bread. Perfect for busy families for mornings, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Could add bacon, baked ham, or sausage for a little extra oomph, but the vegetarian version is awesome on its own.

I have always eaten a lot of eggs. Starting when I was a little girl, my sister and I would walk to Old Grandma’s house (just down the dirt road a stretch or over the hill and across the field) and eat 2 fried eggs – yolks broken and hard – for breakfast with Grandpa. Later, I ate fried eggs in a restaurant when my dad took my little sister and I for breakfast. Then, when I became a vegetarian in college, I ate a whole lot of eggs as they were a reliable source of protein. When I moved … Read more

Best Pot Roast Ever (Instant Pot Recipe)

The best healthy Instant Pot pot roast - This simple and easy recipe is quick and great for weeknight meals or Sunday dinner with a one pot gravy. Gluten-free with potatoes and carrots.

Before Joe and I were married, we used to go with my mom and sister to a local private club. It was pretty shady in a lot of ways, but their food was super cheap and really, really good. One of my favorite meals there was pot roast. Their pot roast reminded me of my mom’s from my childhood. (She had pretty much stopped cooking by that time.) It was tender and flavorful, and it was accompanied by mashed potatoes with copious amounts of gravy. The recipe below makes an amazing, tender, and flavorful pot roast, too, though it suggests … Read more

Turkey Enchilada Lasagna – Great Way to Use Leftover Turkey

Turkey enchilada lasagna recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers. Mexican casserole.

I love Mexican food in all varieties. It has been a little challenging to eat Mexican since my bariatric surgery, but I am still able to find good things to eat. This “lasagna” is one of those very good things. While my family eats this dish the way it’s presented in the recipe, I eat only the filling. When Joe is preparing the meal, he sets aside about 12 ounces of the turkey/sauce/veggies mixture for me, and I eat half of that per meal topped with half an ounce of cheddar cheese and some steamed vegetables on the side. I … 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

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

Chicken Meatballs with Sun Dried Tomato and Artichoke Sauce

I don’t eat most of the foods that I ate before my surgery. Pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, all sugars – all out. I eat mostly meat, eggs, and tofu with a few bites of soft veggies if I still have room. Some meats still make me nauseous, but my repertoire is slowly expanding. When I was first on a “normal” bariatric diet, I was having tremendous difficulty eating. Every single thing I ate made me feel so sick that I couldn’t imagine eating again a few short hours later. She told me to try some meatballs – a few bites … Read more