Low-Carb Pecan Apple Topping

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While this recipe is lower sugar, since you are likely adding no sugar in ingredient form, apples, themselves, contain natural sugars. … [Read more...]

Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

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Looking for a fun way to stuff your face? Or to stuff your mushrooms? Why not stuff both? It's not like you stuff your bra. Right? Hey, so long as you take the tissue out of the box first. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Thickeners

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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...]

Easy Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce

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This caramel recipe is adapted slightly from a Betty Crocker caramel recipe, and it is the most [erfect caramel sauce I have ever had, either high or low-carb. I hope you give it a try! It is super-simple to make. Let me know how you use your … [Read more...]

5 Low-carb Girl Scout cookies recipes

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Unleash the hounds! The time of year is upon us. As those cute little girls in their uniforms spill out across America, tempting you with their adorable dimples and their sweet wares in the form of boxed crack: Girl Scout Cookies, those all-too … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Powdered Milk Substitute

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Mushroom Sauce

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Hello, everyone! How about a super-fast, delicious mushroom sauce recipe? … [Read more...]

Crunchy Pizza Trail Mix

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Two of the things you mentioned were easy to pack snacks for the road and more, savory foods. Your weesh is my commando. … [Read more...]

Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix

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Hi there! It is so cold outside, I changed gears. … [Read more...]

Easy Daikon Hashed Browns

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Hashed browns are a wondrous addition to breakfast. Unfortunately, potatoes for many of us aren't an option. I know when I have them, I get what my good friend Amy calls "Potato Puff" (a clever, alliterative way of saying that they make me bloat like … [Read more...]

Just Like Velveeta Fudge

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Fudge. "Oh, fudge!" Once the battle cry of Ralphie (well, that's what the censors let us hear in "A Christmas Story"), this is a call to chocolaty arms from hungry cocoa bean lovers everywhere who want to know, "Why the F...udge is there … [Read more...]

Make Sugar-Free Powdered Confectionery Sugar

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How would you make your own sugar-free confectionery (aka powdered) sugar? … [Read more...]

Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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I love autumn. As a little girl in Wisconsin, I played in the bounty of crunchy, multi-colored leaves, having always treasured seeing the difference in foliage. As an adult in Colorado, I enjoy feeling the crispness in the air, not mowing my lawn, … [Read more...]

Dairy-free, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Waffles

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  Are you ready for some waffles? Truthfully, I have never before made a quick bread where even the uncooked batter (I don't recommend eating uncooked batter, especially when it contains eggs) was so delicious and so much fun. … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Crust Pizza {Gourmet Vegetarian Style}

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I am super excited to show you what's new at Your Lighter Side headquarters.  I also love hearing from you, so please keep writing about what you'd like to see, and especially what you're trying that you like. Your comments and letters are absolutely … [Read more...]