Butter Baked King Trumpet MushroomsBy thenewfitchefIf you can get your hands on these firms but exquisite mushrooms, please buy them and make this dish! What I love about king trumpet mushrooms is that they are hearty and mild in flavor. They pair well with any protein or on their own. I tried these on zoodles and also on shirataki fettuccine noodles. However, if you aren’t fond of low-carb eating, try it served on whole wheat pasta.
Sheet Pan Bhindi MasalaBy thenewfitchefI love okra, but not when it’s slimy. This sheet pan method will endure that this does not happen. Authentic bhindi masala requires a lot of effort when cooked on the stove top. The way we’re doing it will cut the cook time in half and you’ll have a delicious main or side dish for the week.
Marinated ZucchiniBy SabrinaThese quick and easy marinated zucchini slices can be cooked quickly on the grill, in a skillet, or baked in the oven. They are a great low carb, low glycemic side dish that goes well with pretty much any meal.
Quick and Easy Chickpea SaladBy SabrinaWhenever I’m in a hurry, this is my favorite go to salad. It’s chock full of delicious things like tomatoes, feta, and avocados. This works really well as a side dish, but is perfect for lunch. I don’t recommend storing in the refrigerator over night as the avocado can turn brown and break down in the acidic dressing.
Low Carb Mixed Nut Chocolate HaystacksBy SabrinaThese keto and paleo friendly chocolate haystacks are filled with intense chocolate flavor to help you through your cravings. This recipe is not for the faint hearted. As is, these haystacks are not terribly sweet, but if you must have a dose of sweet then feel free to add your sweetener of choice. See below for suggestions.
Herb and Red Wine MushroomsBy SabrinaThese Herb and Red Wine Mushrooms are the perfect side dish for steak or any type of grilled or baked protein. This also makes a great brunch item.
Coconut-Walnut Energy BallsBy SabrinaThese little gems are great for a post workout snack or a quick pick me up between meals. One to two energy balls is all you'll need since they are quite high in calories. This is ideal for those who engage far more taxing exercise regimens. Not only are these chock full of fruit and nuts, but is also a good way to incorporate added fiber in your diet. Each energy ball has 3 net carbs.
Low Carb Zucchini FriesBy SabrinaThese low carb zucchini fries aren’t really “fries” since they are baked and not fried. These are just so good that you’ll find yourself serving them up with anything from a grilled to baked protein. I recommend the quick and easy lemon-yogurt sauce listed below, but you can serve these with your favorite bottled or homemade dressings and sauces
Persian Cucumber SaladBy SabrinaA light and refreshing salad perfect for those summer months. If you cannot get your hands on Persian cucumbers, then opt for English or standard cucumbers.
Vegan Butternut Squash, Carrot, Ginger, and Leek SoupBy SabrinaWow, that title was a mouthful, but I wanted you all to get an idea of how nutritious, delicious, and wonderful this soup is. I know most of us associate squash soup with fall or winter, but I made this Vegan Butternut Squash Soup during spring and all I can say is, YUM!
Vegan Tofu, Chickpea and Sweet Potato Coconut CurryBy SabrinaThis silky curry is just perfect for a make ahead meal. This makes enough for 6 meals, so plan accordingly. You can serve over basmati rice, or if you if you'd like a lower carb alternative, use shiritaki or cauliflower rice.
Bean and Cheese Sweet Potato SkilletsBy SabrinaSweet potato nachos are just divine. If you can manage to get them a little crispy around the edges, then you'll know what I'm talking about. Use any type of bean for this recipe like pinto, black beans, garbanzo, black eyed beans, navy, etc.
Vegan Acorn Squash Crisps with Tahini-Herb DressingBy SabrinaThese delicious crisps are topped with a creamy tahini-herb dressing and served with a small handful of toasted walnuts. A perfect lunch for those who adhere to a meat free diet. This also makes an excellent side dish.
Greek Zoodle SaladBy SabrinaIt's no secret that zucchini noodles are a great alternative to pasta. They have a much lower calorie count (much, much lower) and are the perfect way to sneak a little extra veg into your meals. If you own a spiralizer, you'll have access to fresh zoodles in no time. If not, you probably rely on prepackaged zoodles from your corner market. In this case, you'll need to follow one quick extra step listed below. Don't worry though, this light, refreshing Greek Zoodle Salad chock full inspiring ingredients like feta, kalamata olives, etc., is well worth the effort.