Thinking of Smoking a Turkey?

  Smoking a turkey brings out a bird’s sultry side. Different than the standard styles of turkey preparations, smoking can be not only easy, but economical. Tips: Don’t use a huge bird. Because there’s a danger zone in keeping uncooked poultry … [Read more...]

Preventing/Dealing with Diabetes

  Diabetes today is considered a preventative “lifestyle disease.” This means that there are various lifestyle choices we have control of that can contribute to preventing or causing progression of diabetes. When it comes to … [Read more...]

Cute and yummy Valentine’s Day treat!

  This recipe is also a lot of fun since we’re nearing Valentine’s Day. Serve these to your sweetheart and Cupid’s arrow will strike your thinning heart! This is such a cute sugar free, gluten free and low carbohydrate dessert recipe, and … [Read more...]

Many safe Super Bowl recipes from YourLighterSide

    Pictured: Macho Nachos We are only a couple days away from the Super Bowl. Even if you are not a huge football fan, almost everyone knows when the Super Bowl rolls around. Many people will have parties or go to your local … [Read more...]

Hot Tuscan Chicken Salad

This Hot Tuscan Chicken Salad got lost in the move from my old site to this one, but thanks to a friend, it is again found! I have added the nutritional information. To save carbohydrates and calories, use 3/4 cup ramekins (or a big casserole … [Read more...]

Low Carb Doughnuts

Most of the time, the recipes I put together are things I miss eating that have always been verboten high-carb choices. Give me something delicious that we’re told is off-limits, that might cause someone to either hug Little Debbie snack cake stands … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Keeping Halloween Healthy(er)

Pumpkin pizzas are perfect and punchy Halloween is coming at you like kids hankering for O’Henry candy. It’s time to hunker down and work the constitution. You’ve made it through Valentine’s Day, Easter, July 4th and the Labor Day. So what … [Read more...]

Low-carb iced coffee!

In an ongoing series devoted to keeping money in wallets during the impending recession while still enabling eyeballs to bulge from caffeinated sockets all over the world, following is a standard low-carb iced coffee recipe. Quick tip: Using ice … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Puff with Roasted Bacon Emulsion

You might think I went bonkers. A what what with a what? An emulsion? I haven’t had one of those since I saw the doctor in 2004. Let me ‘splain. I’ve basically deconstructed an omelet to bring you something new, fun and fresh. A sandwich. But not … [Read more...]

Sip some summertime sweetness.. while you still can!

Summer is slowly slipping away. One thing I love about summer, is cooling down with a nice cold cup of lemonade. For some reason it just not seem right sipping this cold delicious drink in the winter, that is when hot chocolate is due to be consumed. … [Read more...]

Tots are not just for the youngsters!

Only two ingredients; three or four with spices. It doesn’t get much easier. While you know it’s cauliflower (you’re not going to fool anyone into thinking they’re potatoes), the Parmesan cheese adds a layer of flavor and helps brown the outside of … [Read more...]


IT'S SUMMER BBQ & PICNIC SEASON! 6 HELPFUL TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL LOW CARB SUMMER! - FROM LC FOODS     BRING YOUR OWN HOTDOG AND HAMBURGER ROLLS LC Foods Roll Mix is perfect for making your own hotdog and hamburger rolls at … [Read more...]

It is Friday & I want a brownie!

I have been SO good, I mean seriously good with eating healthy and exercising the past few weeks. This morning I woke up before my alarm, ANNOYING! I woke up because I was hungry, and I have been eating pretty much the same amount of … [Read more...]

Friday Flashback

Just in case you have been living under a rock and have not heard of the Oopsie Roll, may I introduce you to your new favorite recipe?!! You can use these in so many different ways, or just stick with the basics. This recipe is original to Your … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Steak and Salad

Father’s Day Steak and Salad   As I’m sure many of you already know, it’s really tough to get all of the dads in your life that perfect Father’s Day gift. Between “I already have everything I need,” and “You don’t need to get me anything,” … [Read more...]