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Recipes I've Shared:

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

I adapted this from a recipe I found online at Wholesome YUM (
coli-cheese-soup-low-carb-gluten-free/ ). I like a bit more flavor in my soups, so I added ground mustard, white pepper, and salt. If you, like me, need a good portion of protein with every meal, you'll like this recipe. I serve it with 3 oz of Tyson or Johnsonville's ready grilled chicken strips (1/2 a bag, not included in calculations). Just heat the chicken in the bowl and add 1 cup of soup on top. This is a great winter treat of a meal and I like to make one big pot and have it each day for lunch for a week.

Guava Protein Smoothie

My son and I just tried guava for the first time and loved it! It tastes a bit like a spicy apple. This smoothie is my way of sharing our new favorite fruit with my son as an afternoon snack. You can use any protein powder you want, or skip it if you don't need the protein.

Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Drop Scones

I adapted this recipe from Tova's Carbquik recipe page at
cipe2.php?c=99 . Their recipe calls to make eight scones, but I felt those were too big. i make them into about 10, but you can make them smaller if you want fewer calories per scone. One thing I absolutely love about these is that they are high in fiber!

Shakshuka w/Italian Chicken Sausage

Shakshuka is an Israeli dish often eaten for brunch or breakfast. It is typically meatless with more vegetables, but I have added mild Italian chicken sausage for extra protein. It's easy and delicious! All you need is a good 12-in cast iron or otherwise oven-safe skillet.

Coffee-Rubbed Steak

This is one of the easiest recipes I have that always makes my husband happy. I use my own coffee rub, which you can find here:
ail.asp?recipe=3148450 .

Coffee Rub

This rub is great for steaks, pork chops, chicken or other meats. It makes a big jar of it. I use about 1/6th of it for four steaks.

Coconut Blackberry Cobbler

I extrapolated this recipe from Destination Delish's recipe for Paleo peach cobbler.

Egg Nog Smoothie

I was looking for something more interesting than my regular boring chocolate shake. So tonight I found a recipe from that looked good. I changed a few things up--replaced the Greek yogurt with ricotta cheese ('cause I didn't have yogurt). Enjoy!

Protein Pizza: Ground Chicken Crust

This crust is perfect for those on a high-protein, low-carb diet.

Sauteed Port Mushrooms

A delicious side for any dish, or to top off your steak or chicken dish.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

A quick and easy casserole with just three ingredients! It reheats really well, too. I like to divide and wrap each portion separately so I can grab it and take it to work.

Almond Butter mug cake

Easy conversion from a peanut butter recipe I saw online.

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

I adapted this from a paleo recipe online. It's most definitely NOT paleo now! This is adapted to fit into my diabetic husband's diet.

Refried beans

This is something I made up after bariatric surgery.

Crab Salad by Giada

This is a slight makeover of Giada's crab salad recipe on FoodNetwork. I remade it for a smaller portion since I'm not serving at a party and using more affordable crab meat.

Drunken Beef Stew

This low-carb recipe came about due to a quick five-minute spot I saw on television yesterday. Iron Chef Mike Symon was talking to one of the Chopped judges (Amanda) did a quick and dirty beef stew with the wine and beer. I took that and made it into something my men would enjoy. I hope you enjoy it, too. I replaced the potatoes with carrots to lower the glycemic load for a lower-carb dish.

Cinnamon Apple Chips

A healthy sweet treat anytime and a cinch to make.

Apple Carrot Slaw

A crunchy and bright slaw to lighten up those cook-out meals. Great on barbecue sandwiches, too!

Chocolate Banana Shake

This shake is made with coconut milk, though you can sub any milk you like.

Shepherd's Pie with Chicken

A simple shepherd's pie made with chicken instead of lamb.

Very Good (4 ratings)
Cream of Broccoli Soup (The Plan)

The soup from the Lyn-Genet Plan.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

A slightly higher protein-filled soup.

Almond Joy Bark (The Plan Friendly)

This is the almond joy bark from The Plan.

Roasted Winter Vegetables (The Plan)

Roasted winter vegetables from The Plan.

Beet and Carrot Salad (The Plan)

Beet and carrot salad from day 1 of The Plan.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Sauteed Kale with Vegetables (The Plan)

This is the same recipe as from day 1 of The Plan.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Carrot Ginger Soup (The Plan)

This is the basic soup for day 1 of The Plan.

Sweet and Sour Chicken-Slow Cooker

Three ingredients in the slow cooker. This quick and easy dish goes great over whole grain rice with a salad on the side.

Chocolate MIM

Muffin in a minute

Sweet Italian Sausage and Vegetable Stirfry

This is super quick to make, even from frozen! If your sausage is frozen (like mine) thaw it mostly in the microwave. Veggies can be thrown in the pan frozen.

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Quick to throw in the slow cooker and delicious!

Lemon Marinated Shrimp

Quick and easy. 3 carbs.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Low-Carb Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I wrote this up so I would have a record of my slow-cooker pot roast that is low-carb-no sugar added.

Hawaiian Chicken Burger

Fast and delicious. Only 5 net carbs!

Shrimp Scampi, South Beach Phase 1

This shrimp scampi is delish and easy to make. The perfect light dinner after a long day. Serve over brown rice in later phases.

Grilled Asparagus

I made this to go with our cookout for Memorial Day. It takes almost no time, except for the marinading.

Chili Cheese Breakfast Bake

A Mexican delight for those who like a spicy breakfast to kick-start their day.

Green Beans w/Radishes and Fennel

Green beans with a citrus kick! Even the kids love 'em.

Hoppin' Lemon Bean Salad

This was an experiment I tried for New Year's and it was great. Lemony and light, and also satisfying.

Cool Strawberry Soup

This is a perfect summer-time treat! Eat your fruits and dairy while satisfying that sweet tooth. Perfect for picnics!

Very Good (3 ratings)
Fat Smash Three Bean Salad

This three bean salad is delicious and allowed on phase 1 of the Fat Smash diet. Easy to make!

Chick pea basil saute

A quick and easy way to make chick peas delicious!

Banana Berry Soy Smoothie

Quick and easy-you can make it the night before for breakfast.

Brazilian Black Beans

These South American beans will have you hopping for seconds.

Very Good (86 ratings)
Rosemary and Olive Oil Slow Cooker Chicken

This slow-cooked chicken is easy, delicious and versatile. Leftovers are great for a fetticcini alfredo or salad the next day.

Beef & Veggie Burritos

This is a fun and healthy way to have your favorite Mexican food. Kids love it, too!

Low-carb Potage

This twist on a French classic is a perfect winter warmup!

Pork Chops w/Mushrooms and Apples

This is easy to make in the slow cooker.

Scallops in a Cream Sauce

Bay scallops are excellent in a cream sauce. This recipe is adapted from an exboyfriend who really had a way with scallops.

Cabbage Patch Stew

Great soup to eat on when starting a diet. Great for lunches to take to work.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Mustard-Crusted Steak

This is my favorite way to make steak. The mustard sauce takes no time to put together and it's delicious.

Ham and Apple Stacks

This delicious recipe is easy and a perfect way to use fresh apples with dinner.

Easy Lime Grilled Chicken Breast

Easy to make, wonderfully tasty!

Easy Lime Grilled Chicken Breast

Easy to make, wonderfully tasty!

Vegetarian Chili, South Beach Phase 1

This South Beach-friendly vegetarian chili has won awards and is easy to make.

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Vegetarian Fun
This is a collection of vegetarian recipes that keep me on track.
Protein & Low Carb
Bariatric Post-Op Soft Foods
Bariatric Long Term