Content may contain affiliate links including Amazon Associate links. If you click & make a purchase, I receive a small commission that helps keep this site up and running, at no cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy.

Zucchini Sausage Egg Muffins Recipe (Gluten-Free & Low Carb)

How to make low carb gluten-free breakfast muffins with eggs, sausage, and zucchini - This quick, simple, and easy recipe has a ton of keto protein and is great for breakfast, brunch, lunches, or snacks.

One of the things I have consistently eaten since my bariatric surgery in April 2017 is egg muffins. At first, after my surgery, I could only eat one egg muffin and that was it. Now, I usually eat two or three along with some veggies, and it’s a perfect high protein meal for breakfast, lunch, or even a snack. The thing I love most about egg muffins is that they’re quick and easy – both to make and to eat. They make a great on-the-go meal for rushed mornings or packed lunches. This recipe comes from Irena Macri of Instant Pot … Read more

Southwest Chicken and Rice in the Instant Pot

How to make the best quick and easy chicken taco recipe in the Instant Pot. Super healthy with rice, beans, salsa, and cilantro. Authentic Mexican recipe for street tacos.

We resisted the Instant Pot for a long time, but when my friend Jill drank the Kool-Aid and raved about her IP, I finally caved and got one. She said it would save oodles of time and energy in the kitchen, and my poor husband is seriously overworked, so I thought he would love it – if it was as amazing as Jill claimed. I brought the new Instant Pot home and gave it to Joe for his birthday, hoping he would not hate me for it. Well, he didn’t. He did a little research and totally fell in love … 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

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