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 Chocolate Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl

Sometimes you just need to sit down with a large bowl of creamy sweet ice cream. Luckily this Keto Chocolate Ice Cream with a Salted Caramel Swirl is the perfect combo of sweet + salty with none of the guilt from indulging. While this may look complicated I promise that it’s as easy as can be. For t ...

Garlic & Parmesan Keto Fried Zucchini

I don’t know about you but each summer I’m up to my ears in zucchini. It’s one of the things that grows like a weed in my garden and I’m always looking for delicious ways to use it up. This low-carb keto version of fried zucchini is sure to be a family favorite. I like to use a parmesan crust wh ...

Low-Carb Spicy Margarita

Margaritas are typically very sweet, at least when you order them out and they are packed with an overly sweet, sweet and sour mix. This Keto Spicy Margarita is the perfect ratio of sour to sweet with the little help of tart lime juice (of course) and a simple syrup made with water and a bit of Swer ...

Vegetarian Keto Tikka Masala

This vegan and keto Cauliflower Tikka Masala is a great meat free option for Meatless Monday’s or whenever you’re filling something lighter. The low carb tikka masala sauce is packed full of flavor from cumin, ginger, garam masala, and other delicious aromatics. Typically, I would serve this with so ...

Superfood Keto Fudgesicles

Popsicles are one of my favorite things about summer! The options are literally endless and kids and adults alike love them. These Keto Superfood Fudgesicles are a totally fun low carb treat. You��ll never know that they’re sugar free! The base couldn’t be simpler with just a few ingredients then the ...

Low-Carb Jerk Chicken

Perfect for summer grilling this keto friendly Jerk Chicken is made low-carb by simply leaving out the traditional brown sugar that makes its way into the traditional seasoning. Don’t worry though, this Jerk Chicken is still packed with flavor from the spicy rub. You have a few options on how you wo ...

Low-Carb & Paleo Spicy Chow Chow

Growing up in the South near the Appalachian Mountains I’m no stranger to the sugar laden Chow Chow that makes up each and every summer BBQ every year. Typically eaten with grilled meats, beans, or fresh vegetables, this spicy mixture of cabbage, tomatoes, and peppers is one of my favorite condi ...

Low-Carb Vegetarian Mexican Cauli-Rice

This low carb spin on Mexican rice is a delicious base for taco bowls or as a side to any Mexican inspired dinner. You can rice the cauliflower yourself or get a little help from a store-bought variety for a less stress and no mess option. You can easily make this into a vegetarian meal by adding so ...

Low-Carb Pesto Caprese Chicken Casserole

Think keto and casseroles can’t go together? Think again! This low-carb friendly casserole has layers of tender chicken, cheesy mozzarella and parmesan, tangy pesto, spinach, and roasted cherry tomatoes! Doesn’t that sound amazing? This is a super easy recipe that will please even the pickiest ...

Low-Carb Greek Chicken Bowls

Lunch may just be the hardest meal to plan as most people need something that’s portable, make that a healthy low-carb lunch and it’s even harder. Enter these keto friendly Greek Chicken Bowls! These bowls are packed full of flavor and it’s the perfect recipe for batch cooking multiple servings at o ...

Low-Carb Raspberry & Pistachio Tarts

These Raspberry Pistachio Tarts are the perfect dessert for Spring. Between brunches, Easter, and Mother’s Day you’ll have plenty of time to show off this gorgeous dessert! While they may look complicated I promise that they’re a breeze to whip up! First you’ll begin by making the crust. After t ...

Easy Low-Carb Vietnamese Pho

Pho is one of the easiest and tastiest soups to make, it’s incredibly versatile (all those toppings!), and it’s easily made low carb with a simple swap for the typical rice noodles. With this recipe you won’t think twice about the missing starch. Typically Pho, pronounced fuh, is made with fresh ...

Thai Pork Salad with Kelp Noodles

This Thai Pork Salad with Kelp Noodles is one of my go-to weeknight dinners! It’s packed full of flavor from a generous handfuls of fresh herbs, garlic, ginger, shallots, and the most delicious sauce made out of coconut aminos, fish sauce, and lime juice. Traditionally, you can serve this meat salad ...

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