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.

Spaghetti Meat Sauce

This rich, flavorful spaghetti meat sauce tastes as if you’ve been slaving on it for hours, but it’s easy to make and it’s ready in about half an hour. Make sure you use a high-quality marinara sauce – it will obviously have a big impact on the final result. My favorite prepared spaghetti sauce is Rao’s – its list of ingredients is very clean and it contains no added sugar. I especially like the spicy arrabiata sauce.

You can obviously serve this spaghetti meat sauce over pasta. Other options include cooked spaghetti squash or shirataki noodles. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

These gluten free pumpkin muffins are fluffy and delicious. Made with coconut flour, eggs, pumpkin and spices, they are very low in calories and very filling. They make the best autumn breakfast or snack! Click for the recipe

spicy meatballs

These delicious, middle-eastern-style spicy meatballs are boldly flavored with garlic, cumin, paprika and cayenne. Serve this saucy dish over cooked brown rice, cauliflower rice, or shirataki noodles. Click for the recipe

Low Carb Pizza Crust Made from Shirataki Noodles

I’m not a saint. I love pizza – does anyone not love pizza? – but I don’t like the grains/gluten, and even gluten-free pizza crusts tend to be very high in carbs (and not very healthy carbs at that) and in calories. My cauliflower pizza crust is excellent, but now that I’ve fallen in love with zero-carb shirataki noodles and believe they have health benefits as well (similarly to resistant starch), I was curious to see if I could make a low-carb pizza crust using them.

It took a couple of tries, but I’m happy to report that shirataki noodles make a lovely zero-carb pizza crust. Just like cauliflower pizza crust, the crust you get here is different than regular pizza crust – it’s softer, although shirataki low carb pizza crust is sturdier than cauliflower pizza crust and is easier to hold. In terms of taste, it’s fairly neutral, allowing the toppings to take center stage, as they should. Click for the recipe

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin chili may sound suspicious, but it’s delicious. It’s not sweet, it does not taste like pumpkin pie and you actually can’t even taste the pumpkin as a separate flavor – just a thick, very flavorful stew. Click for the recipe

Goat Cheese Omelet

Tangy goat cheese, savory sun-dried tomatoes and oregano add lots of flavor to this tasty goat cheese omelet. Click for the recipe

sesame noodles

I already told you that I love shirataki noodles and feel that when prepared correctly, they provide a wonderful, low-carb, gluten-free alternative to noodles and pasta. I normally prepare them by boiling and dry-roasting and then simply toss with butter, garlic and Parmesan. But today I decided to try using them in a sesame noodles recipe.

Success! These sesame noodles are delicious, flavorful, super-filling, and healthy! No carb overload, and some great fiber for your good tummy bugs to work with. Click for the recipe