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

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

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

Product Review: Magic Spoon Cereal

Magic Spoon is a new high protein, no-sugar cereal that costs about $10 for a 7 oz. box. The hook: The cereal tastes like those sugary bowlfuls you loved as a kid, yet fits into a keto diet. Is Magic Spoon worth the price? Who would pay that much for a box of cereal? ManyRead more

Healthy Food Gifts for the Holidays

Holiday horrors!  In recent years I have received the following gifts: A large pecan pie, a deluxe box of Godiva chocolates and Moose Munch, that crazy good caramel popcorn. People mean well when they give food gifts for Christmas or Chanukah. But many adults, not only those with high blood sugar, just don’t want aRead more

Marinated Green Beans a Potluck Winner

At a recent summer potluck lunch, one dish was particularly popular.  People went back to the buffet for seconds of the marinated green beans, a dish that happened to be low in carbs, calories and fat. Several of us at the potluck asked for the recipe. It turned out to be so simple! 1. Canned greenRead more

Easy Veggie Omelette in a Bowl

I’m lazy when it comes to breakfast – I hate to cook eggs because I don’t want to bother with dishes.   Happily, I’ve figured out a way to make an easy veggie  “omelette” in a bowl that requires no chopping or dirty pan to scrub. My no-fuss breakfast is packed with protein, has negligibleRead more

Quick Coleslaw for a Cookout

Most coleslaw recipes are either high fat or high sugar. It takes me less than five minutes to make a slaw that is low calorie, low carb and tasty. While it’s not a stunner, family and friends always finish their servings. This slaw has a sweet-tangy taste and requires no fancy ingredients. It’s perfect  forRead more

Review: Bumble Bee tuna kit

I  prefer to eat tuna with a splash of olive oil and lemon juice rather than with mayo,  so I was interested in Bumble Bee’s new “Protein on the Run” tuna in olive oil kits, released this past fall. The kit – which retails at $3.99 but I found at $2.69  – is part ofRead more

Donato’s Lower Carb Pizza

I’m excited about Donato’s lower carb pizza, made with cauliflower crust. It has 30 percent fewer carbs than regular pizza – but it tastes like regular pizza! I did a stint as a newspaper restaurant critic, so I’m pretty picky about food. This pizza passes my test – it has a crispy/chewy crust that servesRead more