Summer Black Bean Salad

This summer black bean salad has been around in my family for a long time. My sister Ellen made it so often that she nearly tried to claim it as her black bean salad but since it actually first appeared in (I believe) the July issue of Prevention magazine back in 1999 when I was the weight loss editor there’s little to dispute! The heading was “Add This Salad to the Spread,”...
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Almond Butter Mixed Nut Low-Carb Trail Mix

This almond butter mixed nut low-carb trail mix is similar to my Peanutty Low-Carb Granola¬†except with entirely different flavors. Unlike commercial trail mixes it doesn’t have any added sugars–either in the form of honey or even dried fruit. And yet it still has sweetness from the nuts themselves, along with raw coconut and cacao nibs. I’ll assert that it’s just as...
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Peanutty Low-Carb Granola

This peanutty low-carb granola isn’t a granola at all, as it doesn’t have oats nor all the loaded added sugars. Instead, it gives the delightful crunch you’d expect along with a natural sweetness in the form of raw coconut, a surprising slight saltiness from the peanuts, and a toastiness from the sesame seeds. My fave way to enjoy it is in my morning plain yogurt. Feel free to...
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Twice Baked Cauliflower

This twice baked cauliflower recipe is a perfect low-starch side or comfort food that makes a great alternative to its high-carb cousin (twice baked potatoes). This means it’s appropriate for those with diabetes or those wanting to follow a low-carb lifestyle, and is also a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies! Serves 6 Ingredients 2 (20 oz) bags frozen grilled cauliflower...
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Cilantro Lime Slaw

This cilantro lime slaw is a great side dish for summer, or a fantastic topping for beachy meals such as¬†Grilled Fish Tacos, or something like a jerk-seasoned chicken. It’s super easy to make and tastes best with fresh shredded cabbage (although for convenience, you can use the equivalent of already bagged and shredded cabbage.) The fresh cilantro and lime juice really make the flavors...
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Zucchini Chips

These zucchini chips are a new favorite low-carb snack of mine. Although they take a long time dehydrating at a slow temperature in the oven (plan on a day when you’re working from home for several hours), they’re incredibly easy. And even family and friends who don’t eat low-starch find this just-as-crunchy alternative a pretty competitive replacement for potato chips. Serves...
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