Garden Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

Garden Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

The best part of summer is all the fresh vegetables. You can find the most flavorful squash and zucchini at your grocery stores or farmer’s markets during the summer months. This spaghetti sauce highlights summer vegetables in an easy to make meal.

I love vegetables. Don’t you?

Garden Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti sauces are a fun family meal that everyone enjoys.

This is a flexible recipe too. You can add your favorite vegetables.

This tomato sauce recipe may be an easy way to get your pickiest eaters to try some new foods. By chopping up the vegetables into small pieces and your kids won’t even know they are eating a new food. read more

Summer Broccoli Salad

Summer Broccoli Salad

 

Summer is finally on its way! We are having a neighborhood cookout today to celebrate the warmer weather and longer days. I wanted to bring something somewhat healthy, because it is so easy to bring something unhealthy to parties and celebrations.

 

This is one of my favorite salads. Broccoli Salad filled with vegetables and satisfying cheese and dressing – yum!

 

This may be a crossover because of the carbs from the raisins, but it is still lower in carbs than most salads (and you could drop the raisins of course!). My mom used to buy this salad at the grocery store, then we learned how to make it ourselves. read more

Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salad

low carb baked chicken fajita salad

 Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salad

It is no stretch of the imagination to say that we LOVE Mexican food. I could eat it every week and it would not get old. I craved so much Mexican food while I was pregnant with both of my girls. When I was dealing with Gestational Diabetes, I had to be very careful of not indulging in the rice, beans, and tortillas. These Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salads became a staple meal for us.

I saw several recipes floating around Pinterest before I decided to make it myself and tweak it into my own recipe. These are quite healthy too. Garlic and Cayenne are wonderful spices for your health and help you detox. read more

Graham Crackers Sugar free, Grain free, Gluten free

Graham crackers Sugar Free Grain Free

Graham Crackers

Grain free – Gluten free – Sugar free

I was making snacks for my family and really wanted a graham cracker. I couldn’t find a recipe that fit all my needs. I ended up creating this recipe using ingredients I had on hand. I was really pleased with the cracker recipe. I served it with a cream cheese mint chocolate chip dip.

We try to eat gluten free in our house along with grain free and sugar free. It is pretty hard to find a cracker recipe that fits all of those requirements. I love that this recipe is not only easy to make, but isn’t too messy either. This is a great recipe to have the kids join you in the kitchen to help. read more

Low Carb Faux-tato Salad

low carb potato salad

 

Low Carb Radish “Potato” Salad

 

I may have mentioned before that I am a Louisiana girl. With all this winter and cold, I had to pull out my huge soup pot to make a pot of gumbo. The way I like to eat gumbo is with potato salad and rice. I needed to transform this very high carby meal into a lower carb one. First I made rice using cauliflower. Next I made my gumbo with no roux making it low carb as well. 

I had done some research and found that radishes were pretty low carb and similar in texture to potatoes. I figured I would try to turn my potato salad into a Radish “Faux-tato” Salad. Adam and I both really loved it. Adam was very skeptical at first. I had mad potato salad using red potatoes before, and it looked very similar in color. Adam said that is exceeded his expectations. read more