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Low Carb Enchiladas with Zucchini

Thin slices of zucchini replace tortillas in this easy recipe for Low Carb Enchiladas. Topped with pepper jack cheese, filled with taco seasoned ground beef & smothered in a delicious red sauce, you won’t even miss the tortillas in this scrumptious recipe!  It’s perfect for those on a gluten free or keto diet.

Serve the enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole and Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice for a completely low carb Mexican feast!

Low carb enchiladas with red sauce in casserole dish topped with sliced jalapenos and avocado

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council!

I’ve been on a serious Mexican low carb kick lately, turning all of my favorite Mexican foods into low carb recipes. It all started with The Ultimate Low Carb Nachos, then Cheesy Taco Meatballs and Cauliflower Nachos. Now I’m adding enchiladas to my low carb Mexican menu!

Instead of corn tortillas, traditionally used to make enchiladas, I used thinly sliced zucchini. I layered the zucchini with taco seasoned ground beef, red enchilada sauce and pepper jack cheese. All of the enchilada flavor is there and it’s SO DELICIOUS, but only 17 carbs per serving! This is half of the carbs in traditional enchiladas.

This recipe is not just for those on a low carb diet. It’s also great for those that are gluten free or simply wanting to eat a little healthier. Zucchini is lower in carbs and calories than tortillas. It also provides a significant amount of vitamins C and B6!

It’s so easy to layer up this low carb enchilada recipe and have it on the table in less than 45 minutes!

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Cauliflower Nachos

Deliciously cheesy Cauliflower Nachos are healthy, gluten free, vegetarian & easy to make! At only 9 carbs per serving, they’re perfect for those on the keto diet!

Overhead shot of cauliflower nachos on a baking sheet with chipotle cream sauce drizzled on top

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Cabot!

I’m always down to make healthier versions of my favorite foods, as long as they’re still delicious and maintain resemblance of the original dish. For example, I’m down to use cauliflower or mini peppers instead of tortilla chips as the base of nachos, but they still have to be seriously cheesy, or it’s just not a nacho!

Last fall, I created Mini Pepper Nachos for those that wanted a low carb option to eat for dinner or snack on during game day. Now, I’m excited to introduce cauliflower nachos on the blog! If you love roasted cauliflower, you’re going to love these nachos!

Cauliflower is tossed in olive oil and taco seasoning then roasted in the oven for 15 minutes. After the cauliflower is roasted, it’s topped with red onions and jalapenos, then loaded up with shredded Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese. The nachos are then placed back in the oven until the cheese gets nice and melty!

After the nachos come out of the oven, you can toss any and all of your favorite toppings on top! Avocado, yes please! Fresh Pico De Gallo, sign me up! Creamy Chipotle Sauce, I’m in!

The cauliflower is seriously filling, so you can easily eat these nachos as a meal. They’re also great for a crowd! Serve them as a low carb party snack or appetizer at your next BBQ or fiesta! Add a Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita and really get the party started!

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Bruschetta Salmon

The most delicious balsamic baked salmon is topped with fresh tomato basil bruschetta in this easy recipe, made in just 29 minutes! This Bruschetta Salmon is healthy, gluten free, low carb and whole30 compliant!

A piece of baked salmon on a white plate topped with tomato basil bruschetta with a copper fork on the side of the plate

OMG, I can’t get enough of this Tomato Basil Bruschetta! What started as a delicious Italian appetizer, served on a toasted baguette, has transformed into an entire category of recipes on the blog. This category includes some of the most popular recipes I’ve ever made!

Tomato Basil Bruschetta is fresh, light and flavorful. It’s a seriously delicious topping for so many dishes. I love to make a big bowl of it over the weekend and use it to top recipes throughout the week!

It’s hard to get Kurt excited about seafood recipes. After I made this baked salmon recipe, he said that he would gladly eat it every week. I’d definitely say that’s a win in my book! Since it only takes 29 minutes to make, this is the perfect healthy weeknight meal!

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Chili Seasoning

Homemade chili seasoning mix is made in less than 5 minutes! This easy recipe is gluten free, vegan, whole 30 compliant & keto friendly!

Chili seasoning mix of 8 spices in a bowl with a white and gold spoon

When you hear the word “chili seasoning”, you probably think of a big bowl of chili. This seasoning mix does make one delicious batch of chili, but it can also be used in a variety of recipes!

I love tossing sweet potatoes in chili seasoning, then adding them to this Sweet Potato Cranberry Spinach Salad. I also love making an easy skillet turkey chili, then adding it to spaghetti squash.

When you make your own homemade spice blends, you know exactly what’s in it! Just like in these recipes for homemade taco seasoning, Italian seasoning and fajita seasoning.

This recipe combines 8 common spices that you probably already have in your spice cabinet. I like to buy the most common spices I use in the kitchen and in my seasoning mixes in bulk.

You can do this by purchasing large containers of the spices on Amazon. Or find them in stores like Costco or Smart and Final. You can also head to the bulk spices aisle at your local grocery store. Fill up bags of your favorite spices at a fraction of the cost!

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10 Minute Caprese Avocado Omelette

Avocado, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese & basil top this delicious open faced avocado omelette recipe. It’s a healthy breakfast that’s vegetarian, gluten free, keto friendly & made in just 10 minutes!

Omelette topped with sliced avocado, diced tomatoes and fresh basil on white plate with copper fork on the side of the plate

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at California Avocados!

Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite breakfast recipe! When it comes to breakfast, quick, easy and healthy are the name of the game for me.

You too? Then you’re going to love this new breakfast recipe! It seriously takes 10 minutes to make, including slicing and dicing!

If you know me, then you know my love of avocados runs deep. I’m fortunate to live in San Diego where I can always get my hands on fresh California Avocados!

One of my favorite appetizers is Avocado Bruschetta.  And when it comes to salads, I can’t get enough of this Crispy Goat Cheese Avocado Salad! Every time I post a picture of this salad on Instagram, people go crazy!

When it comes to dinner, I could eat these Cheesy Avocado Corn Enchiladas every night! They are seriously THE BEST vegetarian enchiladas in the world. For lunch, I’m always down for an Avocado Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

As you can see, adding avocado to appetizers, breakfast, lunch and dinner is totally my jam! In this Avocado Omelette recipe, I’ve paired creamy avocado with traditional caprese salad ingredients. Diced cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil are all part of this omelette party!

The delicious combination of ingredients creates a healthy breakfast that is low carb, gluten free and vegetarian. It really is the perfect way to start your day!

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Bacon Wrapped Balsamic Pork Loin

In this Rosemary Balsamic Pork Loin recipe, pork is rubbed with garlic & herbs. It’s then bacon wrapped & baked in the oven for an easy, gluten free & keto meal!

Sliced bacon wrapped pork loin on cutting board with fresh herbs

I love a good bacon wrapped recipe! Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf is the best meatloaf you’ll ever eat! Bacon Wrapped Dates are the perfect party appetizer. And this Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast is not just for Thanksgiving, it’s seriously delicious year-round!

This Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin is a great recipe that’s low carb and so easy to make. With only 15 minutes or prep time and 45 minutes of cook time, this recipe is on the table!

It makes enough to serve 8, perfect for weekend family dinners or Easter Sunday.

Not feeding 8 people? This balsamic pork loin is also great leftover. Slice it up and turn it into sandwiches for lunch. Or dice it up and turn it into a hash for breakfast!

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Fajita Seasoning

Homemade fajita seasoning is easy to make with this simple 8 ingredient gluten free and whole 30 recipe. It’s perfect for steak, vegetables, shrimp or chicken fajitas!

Fajita seasoning spices in white bowl on wood tray

I love making my own seasonings at home! It has so many benefits vs. buying store bought pre-made seasonings.

  1. It’s cheaper! Check out the bulk spice section at your local grocery store for spices at a fraction of the cost. The commercial size spices at Costco, Smart and Final or on Amazon are also great for making your own seasoning blends. You can then make spice blends for an entire year at a fraction of the cost!
  2. You know exactly what’s in it. No hidden ingredients. No secret products that I can’t pronounce containing gluten or sugar!
  3. Making a big batch of your own seasoning blends at home means you always have them on hand.

You’ll always find Italian Seasoning, Taco Seasoning and French Onion Dip Mix stocked in my pantry.

When I met Kurt, he lived on a cereal and fajitas diet most of the time. Needless to say, his diet has gotten quite the upgrade over the last 4 years! Even though I’ve incorporated a lot of new recipes into his weekly diet, he still loves his fajitas.

We make chicken fajitas, steak fajitas and veggie fajitas regularly for dinner. With this homemade Fajita seasoning, it’s easy to make any night fajita night!

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Greek Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Vegetables, eggs and feta cheese are combined in this easy, healthy, vegetarian and gluten free Greek Crockpot Breakfast Casserole recipe! This low carb dish is perfect for meal prep to eat throughout the week. It’s also a great brunch recipe for a crowd!

Breakfast casserole with eggs, feta cheese and sun dried tomatoes and in bowls with green onions on the side

I love brunch! So much so that I have a group of friends nicknamed the “SBC: Sunday Brunch Crew”. I love making brunch and going out to brunch. In my world, if the question is brunch, the answer is always yes!

I’ve made so many brunch recipes over the years that it’s impossible to pick a favorite. This Meatloaf Hash definitely ranks up there though!

When it comes to sweet brunch dishes, I can never get enough Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup or Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls.

When hosting a brunch at my house, I always like to serve at least one egg dish, a potato dish and something sweet.

I first made this Crockpot Breakfast Casserole recipe for Father’s Day 2014. I was hosting a brunch for friends and family and wanted to make recipes that could easily feed a crowd!

Since that brunch, I’ve made this breakfast casserole dozens of times. It’s not only great for a crowd at brunch, this easy breakfast casserole is perfect for meal prepping throughout the week.

Toss this casserole in the crockpot on Sunday, then reheat it for breakfast throughout the week. It’s great on it’s own or rolled up in a tortilla for a breakfast burrito.

You can also eat it as breakfast for dinner. No matter the time of day, I’m always down for breakfast foods!

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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is an easy, healthy side dish, perfect for serving with your favorite Mexican recipes. It also makes a great base for a gluten free, Whole 30 taco bowl!

Large white bowl of cilantro lime cauliflower rice with two lime wedges on top and wooden spoon in the bowl

Looking to low-carb your meals? Try cauliflower rice!

Use it instead of traditional rice in these Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls or use it instead of quinoa in these Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls!

It only takes 10 minutes to make, start to finish, and is great as the base for a low carb bowl or served as a side dish!

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Italian Seasoning

Homemade Italian seasoning is an easy recipe to mix up for chicken marinades, seasoning veggies & adding to pasta sauces. It’s whole 30, vegan & gluten free!

Italian seasoning in small mason jar on wood and marble cutting board with a small gold spoon of Italian seasoning in front of the mason jar

I’ve been making my own Taco Seasoning for years, but lately I’ve started filling my pantry with all of my favorite seasoning blends.

From French Onion Dip Mix and Pumpkin Pie Spice to Fajita Seasoning and Italian Seasoning, I keep all of these seasoning mixes on hand to easily add to recipes.

The taco seasoning is perfect in this easy Crock Pot Taco Soup. The French Onion Dip Mix makes the most delicious Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast.

The Pumpkin Pie Spice is a wonderful addition to this Apple Crumble recipe. And Italian seasoning is great for adding to pasta sauces, roasted veggies and lots of authentic Italian recipes.

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Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Brie

Bacon wrapped brie is an easy, savory recipe that combines delicious crispy bacon with warm melty brie, creating the perfect party appetizer!

Baked brie cheese melted out of bacon wrapped brie with fresh herbs on plate and sliced baguette, with black cheese spreader

There’s no recipe more popular during the holiday season than this Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast! It’s got everything you could want, tons of flavor, crispy bacon and juicy turkey!

While planning my upcoming Birthday/Christmas Cocktail Party, I was inspired by this popular turkey recipe and used that inspiration to create this Bacon Wrapped Brie.

There’s no denying my love for baked brie. Whether it’s covered in salted caramel, baked in a bread bowl with caramelized pears or topped with delicious tomato basil bruschetta, there’s no such thing as “too much baked brie” in my life, ever!

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Cheesy Taco Meatballs

Cheesy Taco Meatballs are great as an easy appetizer recipe, or add them to tortillas for a fun twist on tacos! They’re also low carb & gluten free!

Taco meatballs on plate with small wooden bowl filled with hot sauce

If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to throw one heck of a party!

Whether it’s my annual Superbowl Party, Christmas/Birthday Cocktail Party, or just a random football watch party, I go all out on the food and fun!

The weekend before Halloween I threw a pumpkin carving party, complete with tons of new dishes for my friends to try!

The boyfriend requested meatballs, so I came up with these Cheesy Taco Meatballs.  Buffalo Cheesy Sausage BallsGluten Free Sweet Potato Sausage Balls and Sausage Stuffing Balls have been some of the most requested recipes for parties in the past, so I decided to stick with the sausage ball trend in this new, fun, spicy recipe!

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad Stuffed Zucchini

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Roasted zucchini boats are filled with a healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad, made with roasted red peppers, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and no mayo. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and perfect for clean eating!

 

Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Sun Dried Tomatoes Stuffed in Roasted Zucchini Boats on Wood Cutting Board

Thank you to StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. for sponsoring today’s post!

Getting into a routine of healthy eating can be tough, but with simple protein packed recipes with fresh ingredients, it gets a lot easier!

Zucchini Boats are one of my go-to healthy dinner options, made in under 30 minutes! You can fill the zucchini with buffalo chicken, Greek spiced ground turkey or delicious StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.™ Yellowfin Tuna with Sun Dried Tomatoes.

StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. Tuna is packed in extra virgin olive oil giving it a rich flavor and tender texture. It’s perfect for adding to a Mediterranean Tuna Salad because the olive oil works as a binding ingredient without adding any mayo or dairy to the tuna salad.

You might have had tuna salad as a sandwich or lettuce wrap, but did you ever think about stuffing it in roasted zucchini boats? I didn’t think so!

Welcome to a new, fun recipe that I know you’re going to love!

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The Ultimate Low Carb Nachos

The ultimate low carb nachos are made by loading mini peppers with all of your favorite nacho toppings, like cheese and veggies, for a healthy, gluten free & low calorie recipe, perfect for parties, game day and Super Bowl Sunday!

nachos made with sweet mini peppers, covered in taco seasoned ground turkey, corn, tomatoes, black beans, cheese and jalapenos

What’s not to love about nachos?! They’re easy to make, loaded with delicious toppings, totally acceptable to eat for dinner (in my book!), but also the perfect appetizer to share with friends at a party or sporting event!

While The Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos used to be my go-to nacho recipe for game day, they’re now tied for first place with these Ultimate Low Carb Nachos!

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Buffalo Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage Balls

The best four ingredient Slow Cooker Sausage Balls recipe is so easy to make! It’s the perfect party appetizer for Super Bowl, holidays, tailgate food or anytime! They’re also gluten free and low carb, at under 1 carbohydrate each!

Cheesy Sausage Balls with Buffalo Sauce and Cilantro Garnish on Plate with Green Striped Towel

There’s nothing I love more than a great slow cooker recipe with buffalo sauce!

Crock Pot Buffalo Mac and Cheese is one of my favorite recipes to make for dinner. Buffalo Cheeseburger Dip makes an appearance at almost everyone of my parties. And these Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls are a must-have on game day.

I’m constantly receiving requests to bring these sausage balls to parties. I’m happy to oblige because they’re seriously so easy to make and always a hit! I pop them in my “Cook and Carry” Crock Pot with a locking lid. This makes transporting them to a party so easy!

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Healthy Greek Turkey Stuffed Zucchini

Low carb, gluten free and delicious, this Greek Turkey Stuffed Zucchini recipe has it all! It’s healthy, scrumptious and easy to make in just 29 minutes!

Greek Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats on white plate with gold forks in background

Zucchini noodles used to be my favorite way to add zucchini to a meal. Now easy stuffed zucchini boats are coming in hot, tied for the top spot! My obsession started with these Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats and now to these Greek Turkey Zucchini Boats.

But don’t you worry, if you love zoodles, I still have plenty of those recipes too! These Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls have gone viral! The recipe video has been viewed over 6 MILLION times on Facebook!

This Vegan Pad Thai Recipe with Zoodles is made with my famous pad thai sauce and packed with healthy veggies! And my personal favorite, this Pesto Baked Salmon Recipe with Zoodles is made on just one pan in only 29 minutes!

For this zucchini recipe, I stuffed Greek flavored ground turkey into hollowed zucchini halves. The turkey is cooked with onions, garlic, oregano and sun dried tomatoes for a delicious Mediterranean flavor!

I like to top the zucchini with crumbled feta cheese. Because after all, my life motto is “more cheese, yes please!” If you’d like to keep the recipe dairy free, paleo and Whole30 approved, you can leave off the cheese.

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Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Zucchini boats are stuffed with ground chicken breast cooked with onions, garlic and buffalo sauce in this deliciously easy, healthy, low carb and gluten free recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats with Pepper Jack Cheese and Cilantro

I love stuffed veggie recipes, they’re fun, colorful and healthy! Some of my favorite veggies to stuff are spaghetti squash, bell peppers and sweet potatoes.

These recipes for Vegetarian Stuffed Spaghetti SquashTurkey Chili Stuffed Spaghetti Squash,  Whole 30 Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers and Chipotle Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are just a few of my favorite stuffed veggie recipes!

Now let’s talk about stuffing zucchini! You can stuff zucchini with a variety of ingredients, from pizza toppings, to taco seasoned meat, to veggies and beans for a vegetarian meal. Of course, I stuffed them with my favorite ingredient, buffalo chicken!

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Spinach Artichoke Chicken

A creamy combination of goat cheese, greek yogurt, spinach and artichokes are stuffed into this delicious Spinach Artichoke Chicken recipe! It’s easy, healthy, low carb and keto diet approved!

Sliced Spinach Artichoke Chicken with Fresh Basil and Lemons

Healthy grilled chicken recipes are a staple around my house, from Bruschetta Grilled Chicken and Mango Salsa Chicken to Mediterranean Chicken Skewers and Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers, I love how easy it is to create a healthy and flavorful grilled chicken recipe with the right marinade!

This Spinach Artichoke Chicken recipe has both the right marinade and the perfect filling to create a delicious and healthy dish!

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