Lauren Lester
Creator of WickedSpatula.com

Lauren is the food photographer, recipe developer, and author behind the healthy living website Wicked Spatula.

With a focus on mindful and sustainable living she aspires to show her audience that healthy eating doesn't have to be boring, complicated, or tasteless and that healthy living is all about getting in touch with yourself and your surroundings.

Keto Salted Caramel Turtle Candy

What’s your favorite holiday candy? Mine has to be turtles! Not only are they adorable but with caramel AND chocolate you just can’t go wrong. I’m switching things up just a bit today to make these Salted Caramel Turtle Candies low-carb and keto friendly. We’re using the caramel recipe from this p ...

Keto Pumpkin Bundt Cake

This Keto Pumpkin Bundt Cake will be a hit with any pumpkin lover! I can’t get over just how good the cinnamon roll glaze is, you’ll want to eat it with a spoon. Sometimes low-carb cakes have a dry texture but the pumpkin puree and eggs keep this cake light and airy. For just one bowl and simpl ...

6-Ingredient Keto Pork Belly Kale

If you’re like me and can’t stomach eating an entire bunch of raw greens then this recipe is for you! I’m always amazed at how much kale shrinks when cooked! This keto & paleo Pork Belly Kale is packed with flavor and even the veggie haters in your home will love it! This is one of my favori ...

Low-Carb Vietnamese Turkey Meatball Bowls

This Vietnamese Turkey Meatball Bowl is one of my favorite lunches! It keeps well once it’s prepared so it’s great as a packable lunch. This recipe is super low carb but totally indulgent with the miracle (shirataki) noodles. They are a favorite in my house! If you’ve never prepared Miracle Noodles ...

Sweet & Spicy Pickled Jalapeños

One of my favorite additions to just about any meal is pickled jalapeños! We’re taking these Sweet and Spicy Pickled Jalapeños to a whole new level. Typically these would be made with cups of refined sugar but since these are low-carb and keto friendly we’re switching the typical sugar out for some ...

Keto Ranch BLT Lettuce Wrap

This Keto Ranch BLT Lettuce Wrap, aka unwich, is a sturdy lettuce wrap at home just like you would grab at any sandwich shop. There’s nothing worse than a lettuce wrap that falls apart after one bite but I promise this one won’t if you roll it correctly. With this quick tutorial you’ll see how t ...

Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Fall is right around the corner and I don’t know about you but I crave comfort foods when the temperatures drop and the leaves change color. Typically, comfort food isn’t too healthy though. Not so with these Mini Keto Chicken Pot Pies! These low-carb pies are just as healthy as they are comforting. ...

5-Ingredient Salmon Mousse Cucumber Rolls

These Salmon Mousse Cucumber Rolls make a great low carb/keto friendly party appetizer! I’ve also been known to eat these for breakfast as well since smoked salmon is one of my favorite foods! If you’re dairy free I’ve had great luck using an almond based cream cheese alternative like Kite Hill. ...

Healthy Homemade Salsa Verde

This Salsa Verde, or know as the green salsa that you’re obsessed with at your local Mexican restaurant but never really knew what was in it, is packed full of flavor. I like to keep a jar of this salsa on hand at all times which is easy since it’s super easy to whip up. There’s a few different ways ...

Keto Spinach Bacon & Artichoke Dip

Parties, holidays, tailgating, you name it and this Spinach Bacon Artichoke Dip will surely be the star of the show! This keto friendly dip is the cheesiest of the cheesiest and is bursting with flavors of garlic, smoky bacon, and fresh spinach! No frozen spinach here! I’ve also been known to thrown ...

Keto Mexican Breakfast Casserole

This Keto Breakfast Casserole is a great recipe for weekends, brunches, or holidays when you have a house full of family. This is a low-carb breakfast option that everyone will love and doesn’t require a ton of speciality ingredients. You can also use this recipe as a meal prep option since it rehea ...

Keto Kale Caesar Salad

This keto friendly Kale Caesar Salad with low-carb croutons is one of my go-to weekly lunch options! It’s super simple to whip up and all of the components keep really well for the entire week. When lunch comes around all I have to do is grab a few handfuls of kale and toss with a little dressing, a ...

Keto Chocolate Pots De Creme

Chocolate Pot de Creme is one of my all time favorite desserts. It’s like a mix between chocolate pudding and chocolate fudge, what could you not love about that? This low-carb version tastes just like my favorite go-to recipe but without the guilt of all of that sugar! This is one ketogenic treat y ...

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