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Top Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

There is something magical about home-made gifts. Honestly, who doesn't like them? They are full of personality and love. So, why not make your festive season merrier this year? Get inspired by some of these gift ideas I've rounded up for you. When it comes to sweeteners, the best low-carb options are ...

Chips & Crisps: Spiced Butternut Chips

Butternut squash is a type of winter squash that contains 2-3 times more carbs than summer squash. I wouldn't recommend it for a very low-carb diet, but you can have it as long as you stay within your net carbs limit. Keep in mind that chips and crisps are not meant to replace a proper meal. I admit ...

Homemade Pumpkin Purée

One of the things I enjoy most about eating low-carb is that I get to make my own high-quality ingredients. The issue with commercially available products is not just the amount of additives. Most of the cans are lined with Bipheol A (BPA) which has been linked to many negative health effects and should ...

Homemade Fruit Vinegar (sugar-free)

I love discovering new ways to make my own ingredients at home and have been making this fruit vinegar for years. It's sugar-free and preservatives-free and very easy to make. You just need to be patient - it takes 14 days, but trust me, it's worth it! Unlike making infused oils, where there are some ...

Low-Carb Dark Cherry Crunch Pie

Yesterday, I posted my Dark Cherry Chia Jam recipe and in this post I'll show you how to use it to make this amazing low-carb pie! It's great for those that suffer from food allergies. As all my recipes, it's grain-free and sugar-free. Additionally, this pie is egg-free and dairy-free. I made it last ...

Low-Carb Dark Cherry Chia Jam

Fruit is generally not the most "keto-friendly" food. However, if it's used moderately with other nutritious meals, it can be included in every low-carb diet, even Atkins Induction. This recipe doesn't require any pectin or other thickeners such as arrowroot powder. I used my favourite ingredient instead: ...

Homemade Red Pesto

I LOVE pesto and this recipe is one of my favourites. It's great for low-carb diets and thanks to herbs and tomatoes, it's loaded with potassium. It goes great with meat, in salads or even as a dip with freshly cut vegetables. After I learnt how easy it is to make your own, I would never buy the ready-made ...

Low-Carb Triple Melon Popsicles

Popsicles are the perfect summertime snack. Like Coconut Ice Lollies, this icy treat is low in carbs and very low in calories. All you need is just a few ingredients: melons, lime and your favorite sweetener. Preparation time: Hands-on: 15 minutes Overall: 4 hours Nutritional values (per serving): Total ...

Low-Carb Coconut Ice Lollies

These big ice lollies are great for summer and will take care of your sugar cravings. Not only they are low in carbs but they are also very low in calories! Here is an explanation why you may need to be careful about calories, even on a low-carb, ketogenic diet. If you want to add some good fats, use ...

Low-Carb Watermelon Sorbet

Summer and watermelon are almost synonyms - I can't imagine summer without fresh chilled watermelon! A couple of days ago, I asked my Facebook followers if there is any cocktail they are missing on their low-carb journey. Well, watermelon sorbet is definitely not a cocktail recipe but it's great for ...

Summer Iced Berry "Lemonade"

Everybody knows how to make traditional lemonade from fresh lemons, water, sweetener and ice. But how about trying something different? Yesterday, I made a perfect summer berry lemonade that was almost zero-carb and still had an amazing taste using just natural ingredients - no artificial sweeteners ...

Low-Carb "French Fries"

Never heard of swede / rutabaga? Well, it's time you get to know this vegetable, it's low-carb friendly! Swede (aka Rutabaga) is commonly used in paleo diet meals as a replacement to potatoes. Swede is high in potassium, which is a mineral often deficient in low-carb diets. Unlike sweet potatoes, it's ...

Low-Carb Strawberry & Rhubarb Jam

I was searching for a recipe for home-made jam and found this amazing, simple & extra quick recipe at healthylivinghowto.com using wild blueberries and chia seeds for home-made jam! I knew chia seeds could be used in smoothies or baking, but I had no idea I could use it in jams. It works amazingly well ...

Orange Spiced Celeriac Chips

Celeriac (aka celery root) is a type of root vegetable. Most of you are probably familiar with the green part of the plant - the stalk. I'm personally not a big fan of celery stalk but love the root. Celery root is an amazing low-carb alternative to potato-based recipes such as mashed potatoes, hash ...

Rosemary & Garlic Eggplant Chips

This recipe is definitely one of my favourite for two reasons: very low in net carbs & taste great! Now, let's have a look why eggplants (aka aubergines) are so good for us: they contain antioxidants (most of them are in the purple skin) that protect our cells from free-radical damage => anti-aging effect! they ...

Keto Chocolate Coconut Candies

Chocolate Coconut Candies, aka "fat bombs", are amazingly easy and delicious! They are made from super-healthy coconut oil and just a few more ingredients. These candies are great for the fat fast and also as a pre-workout snack! You may be following TKD (Targeted Ketogenic Diet), where some carbs are ...

Homemade Coconut & Pecan Butter

I used to LOVE peanut butter: on pancakes, in cookies, chicken stews or just by itself. It was often one of my pre-workout snacks. However, here are a few reasons why you may want to avoid peanut butter like I do now: you are trying to eat as little carbs as possible you are following a paleo lifestyle you ...

Low-Carb Spicy Zucchini Chips

I love spicy food and this seasoning is my favourite. For those that are calorie-conscious, zucchini chips are not only low in carbs but also calories: they have about 50 kcal per serving and are a good source of heart-healthy potassium! Preparation time: Hands-on: 15 minutes Overall: 80-90 minutes Nutritional ...

Easy Low-Carb Mushroom Chips

These chips will satisfy even those that are quite picky. They are boosted with great flavour and still very low in carbs! Mushrooms are also a good source of potassium which is sometimes deficient in low-carb diets. Preparation time: Hands-on: 15 minutes Overall: 75-95 minutes Nutritional values (per ...

Low-Carb Mixed Vegetable Chips

From all the low-carb alternatives to potato chips I've tried, mixed vegetable chips are amazing and probably the most similar. Just be very careful how much of them you eat, they are not carbs-free! Preparation time: Hands-on: 10 minutes Overall: 30-40 minutes Nutritional values (per serving): Total ...