Summer Fresh Tomato Sauce

This fresh tomato sauce tastes like summer and Italy at the same time. There’s nothing that says summer quite like fresh tomatoes, let alone fresh basil chopped right in. This makes for a super fast meal if you serve it over pasta. (Use low-carb pasta if you’re moderating your carb intake or watching starches, or for help in feeling full when losing weight.) A hefty spoonful of...
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Low-Carb Chicken Tetrazzini

This low-carb chicken tetrazzini uses lighter cream ingredients and way less starch, especially since I use low-carb pasta in place of the traditional spaghetti noodles. I’ve also found that with most recipes that call for flour or cornstarch for a thickener you can get away with about one-quarter of the amount and the dish will still come together reasonably well. So add this low-carb...
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Low-Carb Baked Beef Spaghetti

This low-carb baked beef spaghetti is similar to my cauliflower pasta bakeĀ in that it subs roasted cauliflower out for the noodles–although the flavors are a bit different. You can use just cauliflower or a combination of cauliflower and low-carb pasta, as I do with my cauliflower “mac” and cheese. (I used just cauliflower for this recipe here.) I’m still fiddling with...
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Roasted Veggie Low-Carb Mac and Cheese

This roasted veggie low-carb mac and cheese is loaded with oven-roasted veggies and swaps out traditional macaroni for a low-carb version, which makes it a great choice for those wanting to limit starches for weight loss or diabetes. The combination of full-fat and lighter cheeses makes it creamy without too much saturated fat. I bet you’ll love this hearty replacement to your favorite mac...
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Turkey Bolognese

This turkey bolognese is another recipe I adapted from a wonderful non-diet healthy lifestyle retreat for women in Vermont that I used to work for. In addition to playing around with the herbs and additions, I’ve made it low-starch by recommending you use it to top roasted cauliflower in place of linguine (although a whole grain pasta of your choice is also fine if you’re not...
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Low-Carb Vodka Pasta One-Pot

This low-starch/ low-carb vodka pasta calls for neither vodka nor traditional pasta, and it also skips the heavy cream. But it has all the other ingredients I think of when I remember vodka pasta that my best friend used to make when we were roommates after college–broccoli, sausage (chicken sausage in this case), as well as a pink sauce that is incredibly tasty yet makes for a super...
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