Taco Flavored Hummus Recipe

Every time I go to Grocery Outlet, I’m amazed at the cool stuff we find to try. The other day, it was taco inspired hummus with some salsa on the side for a mere $1.50! I couldn’t believe my taste buds. Around here, we’re big fans of hummus since it dresses up just about any vegetable and offers a big protein punch. We made short work of the stuff, and I vowed to come up with a hummus recipe so we could keep eating it.

Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, but you can use other beans to create a wider variety of flavors. In this case, we used some pintos I had on hand from my perpetual habit of soaking wayyy too many beans for one meal. I always make those extras into some form of hummus-y goodness and cook them in a second crockpot:
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Basic Low Carb Breakfast Burritos

As a mom with four young children and a small farm, cooking is not high on my list of Things I Want to Waste Time Doing.  As a result, most of our fare is basic and, with so many individual tastes, hopefully tasty.

These burritos are a big hit with everyone (and the dogs, too!), take very little time to make, cost very little and, even better, are low carb too.
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Low Carb Curry Vegetable Beef Soup

2014-01-21_17-20-52_637Lentils are a staple in our house. Though by themselves they are high in carbs, they make an excellent filler in a hearty winter soup. One cup of this vegetable soup has 26 grams of carbs. If you are aiming for 45 or less for dinner, you can even enjoy a nice slice of buttered bread to dip in the broth.
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Low Carb Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe



This cabbage stir fry is what we had for dinner tonight and it was great, plus easy, the two requirements for grub in this house. I can’t say it looks all that appetizing, but trust me, it is.

Altogether, it takes about 10 minutes to make, between the cutting and frying. The veggies can all be substituted for whatever you like – the main part is the cabbage and protein, which can be eggs, chicken, pork or some other meat. Rabbit would make it a low carb low fat dinner and rabbit tastes great!
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Green Beans and Sausage: The Easiest Low Carb Dinner Ever

I’m just going to put this out there and say that I am a lazy cook. By the end of the day, with three small kids, I want something quick and easy.

This low carb dinner recipe is exactly that, taking about 10 minutes from start to finish – it takes less time than going through the drive through for fast food and has approximately 5% of the guilt!  Plus, it’s kid friendly, even the baby loves it!

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The Best of Low Carb Pizza Recipes

Meatza. With meat sauce.Low carb dieters are creative.  There’s no end to the fun, delicious ways they come up with to create low carb options of their favorite foods.  Low carb pizza is a great example – have you seen some of the amazing, mouth-watering recipes out there?  This low carb pizza recipe roundup showcases the best free recipes on the web, giving you great ideas to implement in your own low carb kitchen. Continue reading “The Best of Low Carb Pizza Recipes”


Low Carb Meatloaf Recipe in the Microwave

Meatloaf has long been a staple food in my family.  In fact, it is my Dad’s favorite meal, so I remember eating it often growing up.

Made correctly, you can enjoy low carb meatloaf and include it in your family’s regular meal plans.  This recipe is the same one my family eats and is delicious, low carb and oh-so-comforting on a cold winter’s night.

Most of the few carbs in this low carb meatloaf recipe are from the crackers and barbecue sauce.  You could easily adapt this to a no carb meatloaf recipe but substituting zero carb options for those two ingredients, but at 13 grams per serving, you really don’t need to worry. Continue reading “Low Carb Meatloaf Recipe in the Microwave”