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Sunday Slow Cooker: Ratatouille with Polenta Rounds

Have a bunch of extra vegetables laying around? The this is the perfect recipe for you. Traditionally cooked low and slow on the stove-top, this simpler version is made in the slow cooker and served with crispy polenta rounds. Since it low in protein, consider adding chickpeas, chicken, or some sauteed shrimp to the dish […]

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Stuffed Italian Eggplant

Lately I have been getting lots of questions about how to make traditional recipes low carb. I have a sneaking suspicion this is due to the fact that summer is right around the corner and cutting carbs can be a quick way to shed some unwanted pounds or breakthrough a weight loss plateau. So although […]

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Creamy Avocado Salsa Verde

As the weather finally begins to warm up, I have salsa on the brain. For me salsa not only makes the perfect snack but also is one of my favorite things to pair with simple grilled meats like chicken, pork, beef, and fish. It’s a quick and low calorie way to elevate any grilled (or […]

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Roasted Honey Mustard Brussel’s Sprouts

I will take a big bowl of crispy, almost burnt, nicely caramelized Brussel’s sprouts any night of the week. They are a favorite side dish, snack, or salad topper and I make them almost once a week. My usual go to is simple salt and pepper, but lately I have been mixing things up with […]

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Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Soup

I love everything about classic loaded baked potato soup – bacon, cheese, green onions, thick and creamy soup – but I don’t love the calories and fat. One cup of loaded baked potato soup with bacon can have over 500 calories and 12 PointsPlus®. For one cup! So for a healthier option I have been […]

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Spicy Corn and Kale Soup

Originally I never intended to share today’s recipe on the blog. I have been on a mission lately to clean out my pantry. The result is almost always some type of soup and although good, none have been special enough to photograph and share. However this soup was different. I was surprised by how much […]

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