Low-Carb Ramen with Traditional Dashi Broth

So we all had those days in college when we bought those $1.00 microwavable Ramen cups for dinner because Lord only knows we couldn’t afford or didn’t have time to make actual food. They were great at the time, but looking back, they’re TERRIBLE for you!! Honestly I am not sure what was worse, allContinue reading “Low-Carb Ramen with Traditional Dashi Broth”

Seared Scallops

Scallops are a delicious and incredibly healthy. They are very low in fat and high in protein. No need to go out to a restaurant and spend a fortune on a plate of scallops when you can just follow this simple and quick recipe for a tasty and filling dish you are sure to love!Continue reading “Seared Scallops”

Mushroom-Spinach Quinoa Risotto

Risotto is a classic Italian rice dish that’s delicious and creamy. It’s normally made of rice, butter, broth, Parmesan cheese, and loaded with the dreaded carbs. So I decided to swap out some of these classic ingredients to make a dish just as delicious, with half the carbs and fat and double the protein. ThisContinue reading “Mushroom-Spinach Quinoa Risotto”

One-Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Veggies

I love to cook, but I absolutely dread doing dishes. I used to try to avoid cooking just so I didn’t have to worry about the clean up afterwards. -For Italians, the kitchen is sacred. If it’s not clean enough to eat off the floor, it’s blasphemy. The kitchen must be spotless!– So then IContinue reading “One-Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Veggies”

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Fried Rice is so delicious whether you use it as a side dish or eat it on its own. But what is not so delicious, is that on average it has about 42 grams of carbs… no one likes 42 grams of carbs… they are mean to you and your blood sugar level. So insteadContinue reading “Cauliflower Fried Rice”

Low-Carb Sesame Chicken

So I don’t know about you, but Chinese Take-out is my guilty pleasure. Sesame Chicken and friend rice was always my “go to” dinner. Obviously since the sauce contains a ton of sugar and the chicken is breaded in cornstarch, it isn’t the most healthiest option on the menu. So I decided to recreate thisContinue reading “Low-Carb Sesame Chicken”

Low Carb Chinese-Style Dumplings

So when you have a Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery, there is a 6-8 week period after surgery where you can’t eat any solid foods. You’re put on a diet that tarts with clear liquid and in stages you increase to “soft -solid” food little by little. This is to ensure that everything heals properly, but alsoContinue reading “Low Carb Chinese-Style Dumplings”

Three Bean Salad

Have you ever gone to a Barbecue and all the food is just, heavy? It’s all thick sauces and hefty potato salads and macaroni salads, and there is nothing just light and refreshing to break it all up? This Three Bean Salad is the perfect solution! This colorful and healthy bean salad is a greatContinue reading “Three Bean Salad”

Air Fryer Quinoa Chicken Fingers with a Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Chicken Fingers and Honey Mustard was literally my favorite thing to eat growing up. If we ever went out to eat, it was the only thing I would ever order up until I was probably 16 years old. The Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard works great as a dipping sauce, or a salad dressing. Honey mustardContinue reading “Air Fryer Quinoa Chicken Fingers with a Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce”

Zucchini Boats with a Turkey Bolognese Sauce

So coming from a big Italian family, Pasta and Sauce was our dinner about twice a week, and then leftovers whenever we wanted. After having the Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery, the key to the weight loss diet is High Protein, low carb. Obviously pasta doesn’t exactly fit that criteria. Zucchini has become a popular pasta replacementsContinue reading “Zucchini Boats with a Turkey Bolognese Sauce”