6 Lettuce Wraps Made in Under 30 Minutes

Lettuce wraps are a great alternative if you want to avoid sugar spikes from eating a bun at lunch or dinner. Lettuce is low in calories and carbs, and with its vitamins, fiber, and high water component, it can help you stay healthy and hydrated.

Lettuce wraps have endless variations, but the ones we gathered below are rich in protein, quick to prepare, and full of flavor. Be sure to add these healthy timesavers to your meal plans!

Strawberry Salsa Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Strawberries are a common buy for many families in summer. They’re perfect on their own, but you can also turn them into a savory and colorful dish with frozen shrimp, lime, and herbs. No cooking required to prepare this pretty salsa.

Chicken Lettuce Cups

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Chicken Lettuce Cups

The hoisin, soy sauce, and rice vinegar mixture is the secret to this savory meal. Its sweet and salty zest pairs well with the sauteed chicken and lettuce leaves. This recipe also uses water chestnuts, which adds texture and improves the flavor.

Fried Avocado BLT

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Fried Avocado BLT

Pan-fried avocado? If you haven’t tried cooking avocado yet, this recipe lets you taste how it can be creamy and crunchy at the same time. And with sugar-free bacon in your “sandwich,” your kids would finish this meal with a smile.

Tuna Egg Salad

Tuna Egg Salad Lettuce Cups

Open a canned tuna, mixed it with hard-boiled egg slices, herbs and dressing, and you have a protein-rich meal in minutes. As this recipe suggests, add celery or cucumbers for some crunch and pickle or green olives for a bit of a sour kick.

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Lettuce Wraps

If you miss tacos but don’t want to bolus for the crunchy shells, this is the recipe to try. Top it with sliced avocado, shredded cheese, or any topping of your choice, and you’re in for a Mexican treat. Got a busy week ahead? Double the meat and store it in the fridge for a make-ahead dinner.

Low Carb Lettuce Wraps with Turkey

Lettuce Wraps with Turkey & Roasted Peppers

Are you planning to go on a picnic? Wrap deli turkey, veggies, and cheese in a large lettuce leaf for your no-sweat lunch. This recipe uses roasted pepper, but if you (or your kids) are not a fan of it, you can substitute it with tomatoes.

What other lettuce recipes do you recommend? Do you have any tips for storing, preparing, or cooking this vegetable? We would love to read them in the comments.

6 Lettuce Wraps Made in Under 30 Minutes

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Eggciting Repices for Your Next Breakfast or Brunch

Eggs are the preferred to-go for breakfast and brunch. They are not just healthy; they are also versatile, as proven by the recipes we have put together for you. Try them out and turn your average dish into a tasty crowd-pleaser.

Prosciutto Egg Cups

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Prosciutto Egg Cups

On lazy mornings, you only need three main ingredients to prep up for a hearty breakfast: prosciutto, spinach leaves, and eggs. Arrange them as instructed in a muffin tin or silicone cups, and air-fry or bake them for about 10 minutes. No fuss, no wasted time.

Eggs Baked in Avocado

This creamy recipe has probably everything you are looking for in a recipe. It’s low-carb, rich in fiber and healthy fats, satiating, and gorgeous-looking. Eat your serving on its own, or pair it with some low-carb bread. Best eaten immediately after making them, but leftovers can be stored in the fridged and reheated.

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Savory Frittata

The egg and cream mixture, stuffed with sweet potatoes, onions, spinach, and feta cheese, and livened up with a dash of cumin, proves that this Italian dish is not just a fancy word for the omelet. Pair it with your favorite salad if having it for light dinner.

Egg Wrap Recipe

If you miss your classic sausage roll because you are following a low-carb meal plan, this is a great alternative. It uses thin egg crepe for the wrap, and it is stuffed with avocado and jalapeño cream cheese for more nutrition and flavor. It is filling, not to mention delicious when eaten warm or cold.

crustless egg cuiche

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Cheese Quiche

This is an easy keto recipe you can prepare on the weekend for a week’s worth of breakfast. This creamy, crustless quiche is made up of eggs, cheese, and butter, but you can customize it to include pre-cooked meats and low-carb vegetables.

Mini-Egg Fast Pizzas

Mini pizzas for brunch? If it is savory and quick to prepare like this recipe, it is easy to give a big nod. Feel free to tweak it with your favorite spices and herbs. A word of caution: this is another family-hit dish, so you might want to make a double batch.

egg bacon muffin

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Bacon Egg Muffin Tops

The shredded cheese, scrambled eggs, and bacon bits as muffin toppings undeniably look inviting for your little kids (and your kid at heart). You can add some cooked spinach to the scrambled eggs to supplement the recipe with green veggies.

Breakfast Burrito

Do you miss burritos but do not want to deal with the chock-full of carbs? This alternative uses cheese tortilla to fit into your plan any time of the week. The sausage, eggs, and bacon make this dish protein-rich, extra flavorful, and more exciting.

What are your favorite egg recipes for breakfast or brunch? Share them in the comments; we would love to try them out too!

Eggciting Repices for Your Next Breakfast or Brunch

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6 Tasty Recipes for Peanut Butter Lovers

March kicks off with National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. While we think there’s more than enough reason to celebrate the existence of our all-time favorite spread every day, we’re honoring this event by featuring low-carb peanut butter recipes you (and your pancreas) will love.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread

This shortbread is candy and cookie rolled into one. It uses low-carb almond and coconut flours for its base and rich dark chocolate with a tad of espresso for its topping, making it a flavorful option for snacks or dessert.

No-bake peanut butter cookies

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Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

No oven, no problem. With this recipe, you just mix the peanut butter with sunflower and pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, and other ingredients for the batter, scoop them onto a baking sheet, and place them in the freezer. After 2 hours, you get to enjoy a sweet, crunchy, and satisfying dessert.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Peanut butter in cheesecake sounds good, and it tastes even better if you top it with sugar-free melted chocolate. This recipe guides you on how to prepare this magical treat — without an oven. You make the crust in the processor and the cheesecake in the mixer. After putting them together, you let them set in the fridge for a few hours before adding the optional toppings.

Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Peanut Butter Smoothie

This peanut butter smoothie is a light and refreshing drink for snacks. On days when you barely have time to make breakfast, or you’re bored with eggs and bacon, this can be a good alternative too. Add a scoop of low-carb protein powder if you want to make it extra fulfilling.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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Peanut Butter Ice Cream

While the creamy and rich ice cream tastes good, the peanutty caramel sauce makes this treat even more savory. Top it with roasted salted peanuts for more protein, fiber, and crunch. If you prefer chocolate instead, the recipe has a link to a 3-ingredient keto hot fudge.

Peanut Sauce

Do you love munching vegetables for snacks? Use this recipe for your dipping sauce. Made by stirring only 5 ingredients in a bowl, this sauce has the right combination of salty, sweet, and sour. It’s also versatile; you can use it for salads, in noodle dishes, and on cooked chicken among others.

How do you like to use peanut butter in the kitchen? Share your tips with us in the comments!

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8 Spooky but Diabetes-Friendly Halloween Recipes

Everyone talks about treats during Halloween, which can be frustrating for those who regularly carb count. Fortunately, you can still celebrate the occasion without the sugar overload. You just need to get your creative juices flowing while preparing any of the low-carb recipes below.

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Spooky Mini Cheesecake Ghost Bites

If you’re looking for an alternative to candies and sweets during Halloween, these no-bake, fluffy, and flavorful ghost bites won’t disappoint. It takes 15 minutes to prepare them and an hour or two to set in the refrigerator. If you have kids, let them add the chocolate chips for the eyes.

Bloody Pumpkin Peppers

Carve a face into your bell pepper before filling it with the ground meat mixture. When cooked, it will look like an aging Jack-o-Lantern. Top it with mozzarella and marinara sauce, and you seemingly have brains and blood oozing out of Jack’s head.

sugar-free mummy recipe

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Halloween Cookie Dough Mummy Treats

Turn your edible cooking dough into something creepy but fun. Shape the dough into small ovals and cover them with layers of melted sugar-free white chocolate. You can make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge for your trick-or-treaters!

Graveyard Chicken Enchilada Dip

If you opt for something Mexican to celebrate Halloween, try this chicken enchilada dip. It’s easy to make, flexible, and addictively delicious. Decorate it with keto or low-carb crackers as tombstones for the eerie feel.

witches finger breadstick

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Witch Finger Breadsticks

Make these witch finger breadsticks with fathead dough, basil, and garlic for snacks. The breadsticks are tasty as they are, but if you’re craving for tomato flavor, you can dip them in marinara sauce.

Halloween Cucumber Spiders

This may seem fiddly to prepare, but your kids will love decorating your sliced cucumbers with olive spiders. If you want to divert their attention from sweets to something equally fun and delicious, a kitchen session with this recipe can be a terrific way to go.

spooky deviled eggs

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Deviled Egg Eyeballs

If you’re thinking of having deviled eggs as a healthy appetizer for Halloween, you might as well get creative and make its spooky version. You only need to add green or black olives for the eyes, and then sprinkle paprika or add chili sauce to make it look bloodshot.

Eggplant Jack-O-Lantern Pizzas

This is another recipe your kids will love. Bake eggplant slices, add sauce and cheese for flavor, and then decorate them with Jack-o-Lantern faces using sliced pepperoni, ham, or bacon. The best thing about this nutritious pizza? No kneading and rolling needed!

What other interesting Halloween recipes do you recommend for those following a low-carb diet? Share with us how you celebrate this occasion at the dining table.

Diabetes-Friendly Halloween Recipes

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5 High-Protein and Flavorful Shrimp Recipes

It is easy to understand why shrimps are a favorite option among people with diabetes. They are high in protein, the macronutrient that makes you feel fuller and consequently reduces your craving for unnecessary and sugar spiking carbs. Apart from this effect on appetite, protein is also good for your bones, muscles, and blood pressure, among others.

But let’s not stop at discussing their health benefits. Let’s also explore how we can prepare them for easy, quick, and tasty meals with your loved ones.

Zucchini Shrimp Fra Diavolo

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Zucchini Shrimp Fra Diavolo

What do you get if you mix spiraled zucchini, sauteed shrimps and Arrabbiata sauce? A spicy Italian treat! Zucchini is a great low-calorie replacement for noodles but be sure not to overcook it as it gets mushy and watery. If you have kids, you can serve a different sauce for them. Suggested options include mild marinara, pesto, or with garlic, lemon, and a little salt.

Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

With shrimps paired with broccoli, this is one of the healthy recipes you’d like to keep at hand. The toasted sesame seeds add more texture, and with the other condiments into the mix, it’s a “party in your mouth.” It has a hint of sweetness, which appeals to kids and picky eaters.

shrimp spaghetti squash Alfredo with broccoli

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Shrimp Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Broccoli

This is another Italian recipe that replaces high-carb fettucini noodles with the blood sugar-friendly option, spaghetti squash. The pan-fried shrimps, steamed broccoli, and “noodles” blend well with the creamy and cheesy Alfredo sauce. No broccoli in the fridge? Don’t worry, you can replace it with any spinach, kale, or other low-carb vegetables.

shrimp gumbo

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Shrimp Gumbo

This shrimp-based, vegetable-loaded recipe takes a longer time to prepare than the other recipes on this list, but the flavor and nutrition you get from it make the effort worth it. Many people often consume it with rice, but low-carb bread and fresh salad are friendlier to your pancreas.

Spicy Shrimp Taco Lettuce Wraps

The regular tacos are high in carbs but if you use lettuce wraps and stuffed them with spicy shrimps and avocado tomato salsa, you’re in for a low-carb Mexican celebration. Top it with some creamy jalapeno and cilantro lime sauce for an added kick. You will want to have more after a serving but each taco has only 4g of net carbs, which is a pretty good deal.

How do you want your shrimps prepared? Share your recipes ideas in the comments!

5 High-Protein and Flavorful Shrimp Recipes

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6 Healthy and Easy Asparagus Recipes

The easiest way to prepare asparagus is to roast them. Just toss them in with oil and seasoning and bake it for a few minutes, and you have a crispy side dish for your chicken or pork dishes. This quick method of preparation always works well, even if you just use salt and pepper to taste. 

If you have extra time in the kitchen, you can be extra creative with this vegetable. Here are some ideas you might want to try: 

Cream of Asparagus Cheddar Soup 

If you find yourself craving for some healthy soup this summer, this low-carb, high-fat recipe is worth a try. You will need a food processor to puree the asparagus, but the rest is just about tossing in the ingredients into the pan. Super easy! 

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Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

This recipe takes roasted asparagus to the next level. Marinating the asparagus spears enhances the flavor, and the cheese on top of it makes it palatable even for picky eaters. Pair this with grilled meat to complete your low-carb meal. 

Lemon Ginger Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry

Why take out Asian food when you can try this simple recipe at home? Simply cook the chicken and asparagus in oil, garlic, and ginger, and then add the sauce. Keep stirring until the sauce comes to a boil and thickens up.

Asparagus Tart

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Low-Carb Keto Asparagus Tart

This tart is perfect for brunch or light lunch with some salad. Its crust consists of only three ingredients and does not need any equipment to make it. You can store this in the fridge for up to three days for make-ahead meals. 

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Asian Steak Kebabs with Asparagus

You would like to use thick asparagus for this recipe so that the spears stay intact when you thread them onto the skewers with the marinated beef and mushrooms. Optionally, you can add more colors to your kebab by adding onions, bell peppers, or fresh pineapple your stick. 


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Cauliflower Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Cauliflower “rice” isn’t new to the low-carb society, but this variation is just full of flavor. Simply stir-fry onion and garlic in oil and then add the sliced mushroom, asparagus, cauliflower, and other ingredients as instructed. Healthy, easy, and tasty. 

Do you have any easy asparagus recipes to share with us? Write them in the comments. 

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Recipe Roundup: Low-Carb Deletectable Desserts

I often find myself mourning the days before diabetes when I could eat whatever I wanted without implications. Now I have to think about if it is worth it. I have quite a sweet tooth, and most desserts are laden with carbohydrates, which makes it challenging to keep your blood sugars in range.

To enjoy a dessert after a long stressful day, first, I would need to count the carbs, then figure out my insulin dose, hope that the amount is correct and given at the appropriate time and that there were no other variables present. Sound easy? You’re right; it’s not. And the last thing I want at the end of the day is a roller coaster of blood sugars.

Low-carb desserts are a lifesaver for me when it comes to my diabetes management and my sanity. I want to be able to enjoy my guilty pleasures without having to worry about my blood sugars for hours after.

Taking a little time and effort to prepare these healthful desserts will help your weight, blood sugars, and your mental well-being. I found there was nothing worse than waking up to high blood sugars after a night of three (whoops) too many snacks.

Here is a roundup of some simple, yet delectable, low-carb dessert recipes:

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Keto Blueberry and Walnut Pound Cake

This deliciously moist pound cake is strikingly similar to the real thing. The cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this recipe and also pairs lovely with the blueberry and walnut topping. If you prefer lemon pound cake, just swap out the blueberries and walnuts with some lemon juice and  lemon zest for extra flavor! Yielding 10 slices at only 6 g net carbs each, this can easily become a family favorite or something you can single-portion for yourself and freeze!

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Almond Butter Keto Cookies

This four-ingredient flour-less cookie recipe is moist, dense, fudgy and gluten-free. While the fat content is a bit on the high side, at 4 g net carbs per serving, you can easily justify making this choice. Your blood sugars will be sure to agree. This recipe is also straightforward and quick to make–throw it all in one bowl and then place in the oven for ten minutes. Another benefit of this recipe is that it is made with almond butter, which has more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than peanut butter.

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Keto Brownies

With just six ingredients and only 2 g net carbs per serving, this recipe is one to try. Maya, from Wholesome Yum, spent a lot of time perfecting these brownies to be moist and delicious. She also offers some great baking and serving tips. I highly recommend you try it!

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Quick Keto Tiramisu

This delicious, already portion-controlled dessert contains a low-carb mug cake soaked in rum, between layers of cheesy mascarpone cheese. It is made with coconut flour, making it gluten-free, too. This dessert takes about ten minutes to make and fills two ramekins. A perfect dessert for two!

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Keto Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

This six-ingredient smoothie can be thrown into the blender for a quick meal to take on the go. It is also a great way to start the day since it contains healthy fats that will keep you satisfied for hours. With its creamy consistency, it will bring you back to your childhood, as it is reminiscent of a chocolate milkshake. This has quickly become a staple in my diet!

As you can see, there are plenty of low-carb desserts that can satisfy your cravings. These desserts can make you feel better about your choices, both for your weight and blood sugar management.

What low-carb desserts have you tried making with great success? Comment and share below!

Recipe Roundup_ Low-Carb Deletectable Desserts

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Recipe Roundup: 5 Dinner Ideas Your Family Will Also Enjoy

For some people with diabetes, it’s extra work to prepare a blood-sugar-friendly meal for the entire family. You, your partner, and your kids may have different food preferences, so you have to serve food that everyone can appreciate. If you’re running out of options, here’s a variety of dinner ideas to try.

Spicy Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal

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Spicy Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal

This recipe has two plus points: its healthy ingredients and its no-brainer cooking method. It uses shrimp and green beans, providing an excellent source of protein and packed with other nutrients as well. To cook, season both, toss them on the sheet pan, and place them in the oven as suggested. You only need about 20 minutes to prepare this seafood meal, and since it’s roasted, it also means less to clean up.

Grain-Free Dinner Rolls

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Grain-Free Dinner Rolls

Not a fan of bread products that use a lot of mozzarella? Try out this grain-free dinner roll made from the right combination of almond flour, coconut flour, and some binding helpers. And if you run out of yeast in your kitchen, don’t worry. This recipe uses baking powder, vinegar, and surprisingly, whipped egg white, the secret ingredient to the perfect rise. Serve this with your favorite protein and some greens for a well-balanced meal.

Pork Chili Verde

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Pork Chili Verde

Given that a bit of fruity coriander seed is the only spice used in this recipe, and all the rest of its flavor comes from the vegetables, you can say this mouth-watering dish is pretty straightforward. It takes 3 hours to prepare, but if you’re making it in bulk and freezing some for other days, then it’s worth it. Serve this on cauliflower rice to keep your meal low-carb.

Bacon Cheddar Keto Carbonara with Spaghetti Squash

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Bacon Cheddar Keto Carbonara with Spaghetti Squash

This recipe uses creative alternatives to the traditional carbonara we know: spaghetti squash instead of pasta, eggs instead of cream for the sauce, and aged cheddar instead of Parmesan. Serve it with seasoned steak or chicken thighs, and you have a filling and delectable dinner with less than 10 g of carbs.

Low Carb Beer Batter Fish

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Low-Carb Beer Batter Fish

It’s understandable to crave crispy, deep-fried dishes once in a while. When you’re is in this mode, you can try this easy-to-prepare beer batter fish. If you’re serving this to minors, use sparkling water instead of beer. You can use the leftover batter for making fried zucchini (other vegetables work too) as a side dish. Do use virgin coconut oil for frying as it’s a healthier option.

What recipe have you recently tried that was a hit in your family? Share your recipe below for others to try!

5 Dinner Ideas Your Family Will Also Enjoy

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Recipe Roundup: Low-Carb Recipes with Immune-Boosting Ingredients

With all that is going on in the world regarding COVID-19, we are all looking to practice physical distancing to avoid catching this deadly virus. We are all searching for answers and looking for tips on how we can stay healthy. Making sure our immune systems are in tip-top shape is vital in not only avoiding catching the coronavirus but to our long term health as well.

Since we are all stuck at home, this is a perfect time to try a few new recipes. Bond with your family and try making one or all of these delicious concoctions, all containing immune-boosting ingredients. Enjoy great food while getting healthy!

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

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Keto Lemon Meringue Cupcakes 

Vitamin C plays an essential role in bodily functions and also is vital to maintaining good health. Vitamin C also increases the production of white blood cells, which help fight infection. Since all citrus fruits contain it, it’s easy to find one you like. This delicious Keto Lemon Meringue Cupcake has easy to follow directions and is sure not to disappoint!

Keto Broccoli Tots

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Keto Brocolli Tots

Broccoli is packed with vitamins and minerals. It contains Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as many antioxidants and fiber, making broccoli a great choice for your vegetable. It can be served steamed, roasted, or like in this recipe, turned into a creation that even your children will love!

Easy Lemon Honey Martini 2

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Immune Boosting Quarantini

Being stuck at home can drive you mad… or to drink. What better choice for an adult beverage than something that contains vitamin C and will help you kick back and relax in the evening? Vitamin C has many health benefits, it not only will boost your immune system, but it can also help lower your blood pressure and your risk of heart disease. Cheers!

Blueberry Breakfast Bar Tall

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Blueberry Keto Breakfast Bar

Blueberries are an excellent source of nutrients. They are low in calories, but high in fiber and vitamins C and K. This high in antioxidants superfruit may also help to lower blood pressure, reduce heart disease, and improve our brain function and memory. Blueberries are great on their own (freeze for longer shelf life), delicious in smoothies, or can be used in recipes like this one. Enjoy!

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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

While we are stuck at home and less active than we usually are, we are likely all watching what we eat. This simple salad won’t take long to throw together and will give you a healthy dose of folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and iron. Dark leafy greens like spinach can be a great source of magnesium, which can help boost your immune system and is also known to improve blood glucose control. A win-win!

While we are stuck home, it is an excellent time to focus on staying healthy. Eating nutritious foods and staying active is our best defense!

Low-Carb Recipes with Immune-Boosting Ingredients

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Recipe Roundup: 5 Easy and Healthy Soups

Adding vegetables to your soup is one of the great ways to achieve your daily vegetable requirement of 1 to 3 cups. It just doesn’t give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs; it also makes the soup tastier for your palate. Here are some easy recipes from nutritionists and low-carb bloggers that will encourage you to sip (or slurp) more soup from your bowl:

Vegan Keto Tofu Noodle Soup

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Vegan Keto Tofu Noodle Soup

Just put all the ingredients of this recipe in a pressure cooker for five minutes, and you have a soup that’s both delicious and filling. It is so quick and simple to prepare that Liz MacDowell at Meat Free Keto considers this as her go-to food when she’s under the weather. It is also adaptable, so you can substitute the vegetables with anything you have in your fridge. It contains only 5.6 g net carbs, a good number to number to deal with, especially when you’re sick, and you’re doubling your effort to manage your blood sugar.

Lentil and Spinach soup

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Lentil and Spinach Soup

Lentils are rich in protein, fiber, and other nutrients — and quite affordable, too! Now, if you add the superfood spinach to any lentil dish, like this soup, you’re giving your body a grand treat. While you need about 40 minutes to prepare this recipe from Catherine Saxelby of Food Watch, it includes 20 minutes of simmering time. Use that time to make other dishes for your meal, do some kitchen chores, or check your diabetes supplies.

Asian Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

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Asian Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

Got some leftover grilled chicken? Use it for this vegetable soup along with mushroom, broccoli, colorful bell pepper, and other seasonings. This meal-in-one recipe has everything you need to get through to the next meal, but if the carbs are causing a sugar spike, we recommend replacing the wheat-flour noodles with shirataki noodles or with more vegetables. Andrea Holwegner at Health Stand says this is super easy to prepare and even provides a make-ahead method for people on the go.

Pork Belly Ramen with Veggie Noodles

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Pork Belly Ramen with Veggie Noodles

If you’re looking for another veggie-packed soup, here’s another one from Jen Fisch at Keto in the City. Instead of traditional noodles, she uses zucchini or summer squash noodles for this recipe. The soft-cooked egg, along with your toppings of choice, adds more flavor to the soup. Make it Pho-tasting with chopped fresh mint, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime. Craving for a traditional ramen taste? Add bean sprouts, dried seaweed strips, and corn.

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Blend roasted broccoli and garlic with warm broth, coconut milk, and seasonings, and you’re up for some delicious soup. At 7.9 g net carbs, this recipe’s roasty flavor makes your meal more appealing, and preparing it in a blender means you can customize the texture (blend longer to make it smoother for the picky eaters). Cristina Maria Curp at The Castaway Kitchen recommends garnishing it with roasted pine nuts and/or any preferred herbs or microgreens for an additional health boost.

What soup recipes do you love to prepare for the entire family? Share them in the comments.

5 Easy and Healthy Soups

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