Quick & Easy Meals · Side Dishes

Savory Butternut Squash “Noodles”

Have you tried vegetable noodles yet? Oh my gosh! We love them and include various squash noodles frequently in our meals. The Butternut Squash in this recipe is a healthy source of complex carbohydrates and fiber, and it's high in beta carotene, iron, niacin and potassium. Pre-packaged “convenience” foods are usually a big no-no when… Continue reading Savory Butternut Squash “Noodles”

Meal-Prep · Side Dishes

Broccoli Bacon Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

This lightly dressed, chilled broccoli salad is low-carb and keto-friendly. It's wonderful for picnics, potlucks, and other casual get-togethers. The mayonnaise-free dressing adds a boost of bright flavor thanks to the fresh lemon juice and zest, while the crisp-tender broccoli and pumpkin seeds add a satisfying crunch. Perfect for meal-prep, because making this recipe the… Continue reading Broccoli Bacon Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Instant Pot · Meal-Prep · Side Dishes

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf

Instant Pot Rice Pilaf is a must-have recipe. It's a perfect side dish that pairs well with pretty much any meat, such as broiled or grilled steak, grilled chicken thighs or boneless pork chops. Or meal-prep on the weekend for weekday lunches. Sometimes if I have cooked leftover meat (from the night before or in… Continue reading Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf

Side Dishes · Snacks & Appetizers

Pico de Gallo with Cabbage

You wouldn't think that after all of the Mexican-style foods I've shared here, that going out to a-real sit-down-with-real-silverware-restaurant that we would choose a Mexican restaurant. But we did and it was so good! We ordered our favorite chile relleno combination dinners. We finally learned that it works best for us to have one of… Continue reading Pico de Gallo with Cabbage

Sheet Pan Meals · Side Dishes

Parmesan & Mozzarella Baked Tomatoes

This quick & easy side dish is a perfect transition from summer to fall.