Caesar Green Bean Salad

Caesar Green Bean Salad
Serves 4 / 125 calories, 8g net carbs, 8g fat

2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 anchovy fillets, minced to paste
Salt and pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 Meyer lemon, zested in long thin strips
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Blender Caesar Dressing (no raw egg yolks)

I love umami-packed Caesar dressing and use it not just on salads, but drizzled on sliced tomatoes, avocados, warm green beans, quartered roasted Brussels sprouts, slices of cold roast chicken, cooked prawns…well, you get the idea. Homemade is easy, utterly delicious, and much more tasty than bottled brands.

Blender Caesar Dressing
Yield: 1-1/2 cups, 8 servings. 2-tablespoon serving =68 calories,

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Middle Eastern Spiced Chicken with Eggplant

This dish is aromatic and delicious, but it has a lot of steps. It’s easier—for me, at least—to prep the chicken, cauliflower-rice, and vegetables on Day 1, followed by browning the chicken, roasting the vegetables, and cooking the dish on Day 2.

Need to lower the carbs? Skip the cauliflower-rice and save 4.5g of carbs per serving. Vegetarian? Swap canned … Read more

Braised Red Cabbage (low carb)

Even with all the low carb hacks I made, this is still fairly high in carbs (that dang cabbage!), so it’s better for maintenance level, rather than when actively working on losing weight…or one could just have a tiny portion?

Braised Red Cabbage (low carb)
Yield: 6 cups // 1 cup = 80 calories, 10g net carbs

1-1/2 tablespoons Kerrygold … Read more