This is (low carb) comfort food at it's finest! If you have not yet delved into the world of cauliflower instead of potatoes; I highly encourage you to do so! I was hesitant. I've historically been the person who would rather just have the real thing. This, though, will not leave you disappointed! Some people use lamb in Shepard's Pie and you can absolutely substitute some or all of the ground beef in this recipe with lamb. I prefer beef so that's what I used. Also, the only dairy (aside from the butter in the cauliflower which can be replaced with Ghee) is the cheddar cheese on top. You can easily omit this for a dairy free option and it would still be delicious, OR use a dairy free cheese!
Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my favorite ever combinations. I mean, isn't it for you too?? As a kid, one of my neighbor friend's mom would make these exact bars...only not low carb and DEFINITELY not low sugar! They were heavenly. Truth be told, I'm not sure I could handle them now the way I did back then. When you cut sugar out of your diet then it your body reacts in huge ways anytime you have it. I never thought I would say any of this! Sugar and I used to be the best of friends! Having journeyed down the Paleo road and then finding KETO, I just can't believe I ate it as regularly as I did. AND, I can't believe I don't miss it! Recipes like this make it easier during times like holidays, birthdays, etc. so that you don't feel like your missing out; or if you just have that occasional craving. If you are interested in learning more about KETO, please go check out my 8 Week KETO for Women program (found under the "shop tab on my site!) (complete with meal plans, all the guidance necessary to understand keto and how to transition into it smoothly!). This can be purchased with coaching or without if you prefer a self-guided approach. Recipe adapted from <3
Cheesy goodness right here! This is the best low carb, gluten free comfort food! Obviously, you can use the "crust" and change up the filling to make whatever kind of calzone you would like. I actually made extra crust dough and made little biscuits out of the rest for snacks or as part of another meal. They are delicious warm with butter. This also works perfectly as just a pizza crust. There are so many different low carb (keto) pizza crust recipes and I will say this is by far my favorite that I've made so far, and I have made MANY! You can also easily switch up the herbs and spices and create your own special flavor. I love Trader Joe's "Everything but the Bagel" seasoning on things like this!
It was 26 degrees out when I woke up this morning! We are deep into soup season, for sure! I've been making lots of bone broth and used my own for this deliciousness <3 If you've never made bone's a must! Not only is it super tasty, but bone broth is one of the best foods you can have in terms of it's nutrient density and it's healing properties! The benefits of bone broth are MANY! • Boosts immunity • Great for gut health & gut repair (think leaky gut) • Fights systemic inflammation • Promotes weight loss • Good source of Electrolytes which are essential for good health! • Boosts mood due to influence on the microbiome • Supports insulin regulation • much more… It is chalked FULL of micronutrients, minerals, good healthy fat, & restorative amino acids such as glycine, alanine, proline, and hydroxyproline in the gelatin. It’s super easy to make but there are also a lot of good bone broth on the market these days. . 🛑 If you buy yours be sure it’s from grass fed, no hormone, no antibiotic sources like ours!! Toxins are stored in fat and bones and then released as they are cooked and consumed so it is critical you pay attention to this detail! . I just kind of tossed mine together. Here’s what I used: a whole onion, 2 garlic cloves, a bunch of rosemary, sea salt, ground pepper, apple cider vinegar. To really get the nutrients out of the bones its important to slow cook them for 12-24 hours! I like to store mine in mason jars in the fridge or just use them right away in soup recipes. It will get gelatinous and this is a GOOD THING! It's all the collagen and healthy fat!
Okay keto people! This one is for YOU :) This jalapeño burger is AMAZING....and messy...but mostly amazing! If you are a little nervous about the jalapeño being too hot, just make sure to de-seed them well andy ou can cook them a bit before adding them to the burger to bring that heat level down a bit. I highly recommend you use hormone free, antibiotic free, nitrate/nitrite free and grass fed and finished whenever you have such options with your animal products. Any of those attributes in your food will be part of your own system once you eat it. You don't want that added inflammation, hormone imbalance, etc. to contend with!
These are hands down some of the best tasting meatballs I've ever had! We did test them out with some marinara as well and they were good, but I really preferred them without in order to have the unmasked flavor of the meatballs. They are that good!! You could easily replace the cheese with a non-dairy version of your choice for a dairy free recipe! As for the spaghetti squash, I absolutely recommend baking it WHOLE in order to easily cut it in half! This method has been a game changer for me! I would avoid spaghetti squash because it was such a pain in my rear to cut open. Now I just bake it whole's SO easy!
Ok, this soup sounds a little weird, but in all reality it is SUPER healthy! Please do keep in mind that there is dairy in this soup. I am not sure if modifying would give you a soup that has the same delicious flavor and it might alter the texture of the soup too much. But, it's worth a try! This is made in a large pot right on the stove and is really pretty simple. I use all hormone free ingredients and our own grass fed, finished beef with no antibiotics. This is super important to me in how I feed my family! Whatever is in your food will then be in your body!
I'm totally digging the pumpkin thing right now. No, I am not big into pumpkin spiced lattes, but lots of other pumpkin stuff for sure! Pumpkin chili, pumpkin butter, pumpkin muffins...and here are some pumpkin scones! :) They kind of taste like gingerbread to me. There are a ton of yummy spices in this recipe <3 I have to say, here in Oregon, Fall came and has been beautiful but then it was 80 degrees today!! What?? That is not really normal for us in Oregon. I LOVE the sun but I'm really ready for sweater weather to stay for now. Back to the scones, these guys are more moist than some other scone recipes I've tried in the past. They would still be delicious with your morning cup of coffee or tea. You can make them paleo or keto style, depending on the sweetener you use. Also, for the "frosting" you can choose to make it dairy free by using coconut milk. Either way....delicious!
Who doesn't love a good meatloaf?? You can feel good about this one made with grass fed {and finished} beef! The flavor in this meatloaf is amazing <3 We just had grilled veggies with ours but a cauliflower mash {you know, instead of mashed potatoes...if you haven't tried this, what are you waiting for?? SO good!} would be fantastic with this! Talk about comfort food that you can feel good about! The ketchup on the top is absolutely optional. If you do add the ketchup, you can find an unsweetened brand at certain stores like Market of Choice, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers. You could also order it online from somewhere like Thrive Market OR you can make your own!
First of all, hello cold and flu season! This is an excellent soup for boosting your immune system and who doesn't love soup as the weather turns colder and the days become darker? I have recently learned I am battling some autoimmune "issues" and this soup is perfect for helping to lower inflammation while strengthening the immune system <3 Make a bunch & freeze some for those busy nights! This soup has a little bite to it from the crushed red pepper (which I LOVE), but you can omit if you prefer a more mild flavor. We actually picked up an organic rotisserie chicken last night when I made this. I love easy :) Using fattier parts of the chicken like the darker meat is a GOOD thing as those parts offer even more nutrients! Go for it!
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