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 Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burgers

This low-carb Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burger is a fun way to liven up a traditional burger! We've stuffed this keto burger with cheddar cheese, bacon, and pickled jalapeños then sandwiched it between these keto buns with some additional toppings that are more traditional. To see how you can ma ...

Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup makes a great weeknight dinner! With only a few minutes of prep time you can have this on the table in around 30 minutes! While the soup is delicious on its own, the star of the show is definitely the toppings! You just can’t go wrong with sour cream, avo ...

Keto Arugula & Mint Pesto

This Arugula Mint Pesto is a delicious way to add flavor to all sorts of dishes! It’s great on salads, roasted vegetables, and burgers! The mint is a nice alternative to basil giving this pesto a fun change. Preparation time: Hands-on: 5 minutes Overall: 5 minutes Nutritional va ...

Keto Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake

This Keto Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake may just be the best cake I’ve ever made, low carb or not! Don’t let the photos fool you if you’re reading this during a time of the year when it’s not the holidays as this cake is perfect for any occasion. The recipe base is similar to this Keto Pumpkin Bun ...

Low-Carb Millionaire's Bacon

Have you heard of Millionaire’s Bacon? Basically it’s candied bacon that’s been coated in sugar and spices and it turns out to be the most decadent treat imaginable. This low-carb version, or Keto Millionaire's Bacon if you will, is sugar free but just as delicious. It makes a great protein an ...

Keto Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

These Keto Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are one of my favorite party appetizers! Between the succulent crab and salty bubbling cheese you can’t go wrong. There’s no need for breadcrumbs in this recipe thanks to the extra parmesan cheese that gets sprinkled on top as it turns into a delightfully crunchy ...

Low-Carb Mulled Wine

This low-carb mulled wine is the perfect festive drink for winter. With notes of spices like cloves, cinnamon, and star anise, along with oranges you’ll want to sip this concoction all winter long. To keep this cocktail on the keto side we’re using a little powdered Swerve that sweetens up the dry ...

5-Minute Keto Chocolate Mousse

I have great news for you! From now on our talented recipe developer Lauren Lester will be helping us create even more video recipes! Let's start with this quick & easy keto chocolate mousse :-) This Simple Keto Chocolate Mousse is fluffy and sweet and makes the perfect ending to any day! S ...

Keto Chocolate & Mint Fudge

Who doesn’t love fudge, especially this time of year when the holidays are fast approaching? This Keto Cacao Nib Mint Fudge is perfectly sweet and festive without the typical sugar rush and crash. This fudge is also a great source of healthy fats from almond butter and coconut oil. It’s very fillin ...

Low-Carb Pickled Avocado

Pickled avocado! Have you ever had it? While I’m admittedly a lover of all things pickled this may just be my favorite new way to eat avocado! These tangy slices are delicious on tacos, soups, salads, and even smashed as guacamole sans lime juice. They keep for about a week so this is a fun way to ...

Grilled Sardines with Olive & Caper Salsa

You probably know by now that sardines are super good for you with their high amount of omega 3 fatty acids and high amounts of protein but have you ever had fresh sardines? No? I thought so. We’re so used to eating sardines out of a can that most of us have had no idea what they’re like fresh. ...

Low-Carb Braised Fennel with Lemon

Fennel is one of my favorite side dishes especially when paired with lemon. This low-carb side dish is perfect for large family dinners, holidays, and to have on hand through the week. I even add this braised fennel to salads! It’s great with any entree but especially good with salmon. Don’t take my ...

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 ...

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