Low Carb

If you’re having trouble with your blood sugar (pre-diabetes, reactive hypoglycemia or diabetes), or if you need to lose weight but find that you’re unable to do it (or to maintain weight loss) on the standard low-fat, high-carb diet, I highly recommend that you talk to your doctor about switching to a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. The recipes featured here typically contain 10 grams of net carbs per serving or less, making them suitable even for very low-carb diets.

Baked Salmon Patties

Golden, crisp, delicious salmon patties make a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Simply mix everything with a fork, form into patties and bake. Serve these salmon patties with tartar sauce, or with the spicy dip described below. Click for the recipe

Asian Meatballs

These delicious Asian style meatballs are flavored with ginger and soy sauce. The red pepper flakes add just a hint of spice. Very good on their own, or dipped in soy sauce. Click for the recipe

cauliflower fritters

My cheesy broccoli bites were such a hit with everyone, it occurred to me that I should make a version with cauliflower. For these, I used Parmesan instead of cheddar and thyme instead of oregano. So good! I served them as a side dish, but they can easily be served as an appetizer or as a snack. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Waffles

These gluten free waffles are crisp on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside. It’s one of those recipes where the gluten-free version tastes just like the “regular” version. Delicious! I don’t sweeten the batter at all, so I serve these gluten free waffles with 1 tablespoon maple syrup per waffle. Click for the recipe

Chili Rubbed Salmon

Blackened salmon – my new favorite way of preparing salmon! Not that there’s anything wrong with my baked salmon – it’s delicious – but the cajun-inspired chili/garlic rub gives the salmon wonderful warmth and depth of flavor, with just a hint of spice. Salmon is fatty and flavorful enough to withstand bold seasonings, and the chili rub is just fabulous. I also like how quickly it’s ready, and not heating an oven is definitely a bonus. Click for the recipe

Coconut Flour Muffins

These coconut flour muffins are tender, fluffy and coconutty. To create this recipe, I started out with my coconut flour pancakes recipe, replaced the applesauce with coconut milk, added xylitol, then adjusted the amount of coconut flour until I reached a consistency that seemed just right. I didn’t expect to succeed right away, but happily, these coconut flour muffins are perfect! Click for the recipe

Pesto Spaghetti Squash

My pesto pasta salad is delicious, but very high in carbs: 43 grams per serving. Substituting spaghetti squash for the pasta gives you a very similar experience in terms of taste (admittedly with a different texture), for far fewer calories and carbs, and more nutrients from the squash. Click for the recipe