Happy Moments from the Weekend

Good morning! While it will no longer be morning by the time this post is published, the draft began at 5:30 this morning after a cancelled boot camp class. I woke up at 4:30 and it was raining just a little bit. We've had class with a slight rain before, so I got dressed and sipped coffee while I waited for the "Class cancelled" text. It never came, so I left for the park. I waited until 5:05, and when no one else showed up, I assumed everyone hit snooze this morning....more

Low Carb Meatloaf

Low Carb Meatloaf Some friends of mine recently welcomed a bundle of joy into their lives, and I signed up for a few nights of dinner duty. I figured the new parents needed something hearty to fill them up in these cold winter months, so I concocted a low carb version of meatloaf, a comfort food classic. ...more

Greek Gyro Skillet

 Just about every Greek ingredient I could find is in this skillet. One dish meals are one of my favorite ways of cooking because you get to enjoy something different in each bite, and clean up is a breeze! This Greek Gyro Skillet can be served in a bowl or stuffed in a pita like a gyro....more

Low Carb Spicy Kielbasa Dip

With the Superbowl coming up, I wanted to create an easy, keto-friendly dip you can bring to a party without anyone suspecting it's low carb, high fat.  This kielbasa dip is wonderful with cucumbers, bell pepper slices and celery but you could also bring crackers or crostini slices for your non-low carb friends and it would be equally delicious.  If you are like me and already waiting for next season to start, this dip will bring some comfort and satisfaction to your Superbowl celebration....more
Yum! I've never had a kielbasa dip. Will have to keep this in mind!more

Low Carb Spinach and Artichoke Mini Muffins

Spinach and artichoke dip has pretty much always been one of my favorite appetizers at restaurants; I wanted to take the flavors and represent them in a new way that is both low carb-friendly and absolutely delicious.  Of course, you could make a traditional dip and serve it with celery, cucumbers, bell peppers or maybe even pork rinds, but these muffins are my new favorite way to enjoy the taste of spinach and artichoke hearts....more

Low Fat Yogurt Granola Popsicles

Get in touch with your inner child. These delicious popsicles are sure to be a hit to kids and adults alike!...more

Low Carb Ranch Mushrooms

Can you believe December is half over already?  I cannot.  With the new year approaching, and so many milestones reached the last 9 months, I am spending time this month thinking about everything I've learned about health and nutrition this year.  As I said in my last post, I am so grateful for everyone who has read this blog or tried a recipe and shared with me their thoughts and encouragement throughout my process.  I am so excited to go home this week and enjoy Christmas with my family and friends....more

Low Carb Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake

Today's recipe combines three of my favorite things in one easy-to-make dish: spinach, cheese and eggs.  This is a fantastic savory casserole that I would happily eat for breakfast lunch or dinner.  It's easy enough to make after a long day at work but also a satisfying meal to make for Sunday brunch, too.  Sometimes it's nice to have meat-free options that still fit ketogenic macros (low carb, high fat, moderate protein); this egg bake certainly fits the bill....more

Low Carb Chicken Gouda Bleu

I hope all my readers from the US enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.  I successfully kept it low carb throughout the meal.  My gracious host (my co-worker Peggy, one of the nicest, most inviting people I’ve met) served up a delicious feast that included more vegetables than there were guests, I think....more