Roasted Edamame – A Portable Summer Snack

For me, portable snacks are golden. More than once I’ve come home starving, only to grab something bad for my blood sugar. However, if I eat a healthy snack while out, I find it much easier to make good choices when I get back to the house. It can be tricky to pack a bloodRead more

Nick’s Beans is the Side Dish for Summer

Traditional baked beans are synonymous with summer cookouts – but they are filled with sugar. On Memorial Day, I bypassed the baked beans, instead opting to make Nick Anthe’s Beans, an appealing side dish that is naturally much lower in sugar than baked beans, requires no cooking and can be made (way) ahead. The beanRead more

Roasting Veggies Makes All the Difference

Roasted vegetables have VIP status in my fridge. There’s nothing like them when I want to jazz up a meal with few carbs and lots of flavor. When I remove a pan of roasted veggies from the oven, I always stand by the stovetop, burning my fingers as I take “just a couple” of onionsRead more

Healthier Cookies for a Sweet Treat

I wasn’t looking for healthier cookies – a bag found me. Recently I went shopping at my local Home Goods, a popular chain retailer that carries everything from furniture to kitchen items. In the fancy food aisle, I saw a bag of what looked like biscotti with the words “Blueberry Lemon,” and “30 calories aRead more

Slimmed down Broccoli Bacon Salad is a vitamin-filled side for a sandwich.

A Favorite Broccoli Salad, Slimmed Down

Sometimes trying to slim down a beloved recipe doesn’t work. The result is disappointing, and feels like a consolation prize. Happily, that’s not the case with this take on broccoli  salad. Broccoli salad traditionally contains broccoli (obviously) sunflower seeds, raisins or dried cranberries, bacon,  red onion and a sugar-spiked mayonnaise dressing. The result is aRead more

What are Net Carbs?

Nutrition labels can be confusing as heck – for example, the term “net carbs,” which is appearing on the labels of an increasing number of processed foods. Exactly what are net carbs? Do they matter? Net carbs are the total number of carbs in a food, minus fiber and sugar alcohols (non-nutritious sweeteners in foodRead more

Low Carb Spinach-Cheese Bake For Easter, Passover

Needing low carb, low calorie ideas for Easter brunch or Passover breakfast? This easy Spinach Cheese Bake is the ticket. Both holidays have many dishes that traditionally are rich and filled with carbohydrates, so I wanted to feature  an entree that is light and blood sugar friendly. The spinach bake is reminiscent of a quiche,Read more

Product Review: Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry Mix

Hanover Foods, you shouldn’t have. I regularly purchase Hanover frozen vegetables. So, when I saw the company’s “Asian Stir Fry Style Riced Cauliflower”  in the frozen food section of my grocery store earlier this week, I had visions of easy  lunches that were both low carb and low calorie. I could microwave a $2.79 bagRead more

Low Carb Spicy Peanut Sauce

Think of spicy peanut sauce as an accessory to plain, healthy foods. Add a little to chicken breast, green vegetables or tofu  and watch boring become interesting. There are traditional peanut sauce recipes that are much more complex.  This one has its own simple charm: Six ingredients, a quick stir and it’s done. Peanut saucesRead more

Daylight Cravings Time

Daylight Savings Time, which starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, brings with it an unwelcome gift: Don’t be surprised if you feel extra hungry or find it harder to stick to a healthy eating plan for a few days. The “springing forward” means our bodies get less morning light and more evening light. That disrupts theRead more