Low Carb-in’ It Up

If you know me in the slightest, I am a magnet for sickness. Not that I’m always sick, but when I’m sick, I’m reaaaal sick forever. So of course, since colds and the flu and upper respiratory illnesses are going around in my area, I’m basically dying over here. Being sick, I have no energy to work out, nor can my extremely sore throat handle that pressure. While I’m waiting to go to the doctor and, hopefully, have her fix me up, I’ve been looking to incorporate some low-carb meals into my diet.

Here are a few I’ve found in my searching that look delish.


Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats by Skinny Taste


Pesto Zucchini Noodles by Perry’s Plate


Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder by Iowa Girl Eats


Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese by Skinny Taste


Chicken in Creamy Green Onion Sauce by Low Carb So Simple


Cauliflower Pizza by Umami Holiday



Smokey Spicy Turkey Burgers

Alex made some some great burgers today! Our turkey burger recipe can be found there.
Add two chopped jalapenos to that.
Sound familiar?
Then in a side bowl mix 1/4 to 1/2 can of beer with a little less of however much beer, barbeque sauce. Add some liquid smoke and slosh on burgers while cooking.
Yummmm. Throw some cheddar cheese, onions and BBQ sauce and I’m ready to go!

Happy grilling!

STL Bread Co Panini

Yum, these are so good. St Louis Bread Co’s Smokehouse Turkey Panini. But not all that good for you.. 😦  So make your own at home, easily!

You will need…

Bread (fancy, or otherwise. We picked up some STL Bread co bread- three cheese)
Turkey, or chicken
Cheddar Cheese

Heat up the meat in a skillet, until warm.
Butter the bread and throw on the skillet.
Put the meat on top with some cheese and flip until bread is toasted.
BBQ sauce went great with it!

Quick Quesadillas

You will need…

Cheddar cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Red pepper
White breast chicken (optional)

Place one tortilla in a skillet and turn heat on medium,

Add desired amount of cheese mixture and chicken. (canned chicken works just as well!)

Sprinkle with spices.

Add another tortilla to the top of the mixture.

After about 3 minutes, attempt to flip without everything falling out!

Flip occasionally until golden brown.

Enjoy with sour cream, sriracha, or salsa!

Easy But Delish Pizza

This is really just a cheese pizza, but hey, I think it’s delish…

You will need…

Olive oil
Yeast (we use pizza yeast)

Mozzarella cheese
Cheddar cheese
Red Pepper
Greek Seasoning
Sauce (homemade is the best, but we’ll use pasta sauce for convenience)

Make the crust. If you don’t have the yeast with the instructions, I think it’s 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 2/3 cup water, yeast, shake of salt, 1 3/4 cup flour. I always end up adding more flour.

Make the pizza. The end. Just kidding, but really, you guys know how to make pizza!

Throw some sauce on there, enough to cover the bottom crust. Don’t use too much, since your making your own dough, it may get soggy.

Toss the spices on ( I usually do my spices before and after the cheese layer for double the flavor)

Sprinkle the cheese to your liking, and mix it around. (Spinach is good on top too, yum!)

More spices.


Pop it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Really, the time always varies, so just keep an eye on it. Also, when you check on it, check the bottom because sometimes you think oh this can cook longer but the underside is burning. So keep an eye out!