Low-Carb Powdered Milk Substitute

Hi there! I'm trying something a little different at Your Lighter Side. You told me that you want to see more helpful "cooking lessons, substitutions and tips."  This feature is meant to help with everything from cooking hacks, to kitchen … [Read more...]

20 Labor Day Menu Ideas (5 net carbs or less)

Labor Day hails almost the end of the grilling party season, but it's the beginning of the rest of the year in terms of holidays. … [Read more...]

How I plan to lose it by December 31

Well, a lot of it, and not my marbles. Well, not all of them. I have been thinking a lot lately. Some of it has been about anxiety and avoidance behaviors. Some has been about where to go from here.  More is about what I have accomplished this … [Read more...]

Innovation & Healthy Eating: 10 Ways to Hide Veggies

I haven't always been a fan of the bounty of fresh vegetables and fruits. A long-time arbiter of a spoon and a can of pasta rings in tomato sauce, it wasn't until about 4 years ago that I even gave a second glance to spinach, let alone cauliflower, … [Read more...]

Five tips for preventing food fights and mayhem

It happens time and again in break rooms and at parties all across the world. Tens of millions of us have made health and dietary choices that others either don't understand (and can you blame them? They're not our keepers) or who want to debate (I'm … [Read more...]

Options for lunch on the go

A fun hobby of mine (don't look at me that way. It's not like yodeling this time) is shopping restaurant menus for ketogenic, diabetic friendly food options. … [Read more...]

7 Simple Ways to Cut Fat and Calories

Pictured: Loaded broccoli brings bits of goodness without taking calories too far. … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Quit Clutter

Pictures: top: My mother's buttons and some of her special meaningful items that were sitting in a jewelry box gathering dust I framed and kept. The skeleton key actually works an old lock to my husband's mother's house. bottom: More frames with … [Read more...]

Preparing for winter months and holidays

Winter begins its creep, and thus days become shorter and colder. Your body likely thinks famine is coming. And thus the holidays come in wearing big, bad boots, ready to kick your metabolic butt up one side and down the other. How can you prepare … [Read more...]

Low-carb diets and gall bladder health

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