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A lot of my Keto Italian recipes are inspired by my own family. Growing up in an Italian-American household, spaghetti and meatballs was very common on our dinner table. Now, I just make a few low carb adjustment to get the same wonderful flavors of my childhood.

Hot Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers

Hot Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers

My Hot Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers are an Italian favorite that I look forward to every summer. My dad has always been a fan of home gardening, and it seems like his bounties get larger by the year. He’s always planting something new, but what remains consistent are the cucumbers, tomatoes, leaf lettuce and my…

Keto Mozzarella

Keto Mozzarella Sticks (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

Keto Mozzarella Sticks are a kid-friendly snack that is super tasty and easy to prepare. In addition to being Keto-friendly, they’re also gluten-free — enjoy without the guilt! Keep a few batches stocked in the freezer for a delicious appetizer whenever you like. I’ve always been a fan of mozzarella sticks. If they were offered…

8 Low Carb Pasta Replacements to Enjoy on a Keto Diet

8 Low Carb Pasta Replacements to Enjoy on a Keto Diet

When I first started following a Keto diet, I knew that I’d miss one of my absolute favorite meals — a big bowl of pasta. At first I didn’t have high hopes, but I discovered that there are plenty of low carb pasta replacements that I could use instead! What’s wrong with regular pasta? Pasta,…

Fat Head Pizza Crust

Fathead Pizza Crust

Over the years, I’d like to think I’ve developed a certain knack for all things pizza. I mean, have you tried my Zesty Pizza Dip? I really could eat pizza every single day of my life! Something glorious happened one day when I was nearly at my wits end with an extreme pizza craving. I…

Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake

Italian Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Casserole is not something that I remember eating in my youth. In fact, I didn’t know what a spaghetti squash was until I was just entering my college days. Man had I been missing out. While I did grow up in an Italian-American family, lasagna was a dish that I always looked forward to.…

Crispy Prosciutto Chips

Crispy Prosciutto Chips

Back when I first started eating low carb, I was on a mission to find a suitable substitute for potato chips. Now, I’m really fond of my Cheesy Cheddar Crisps, but sometimes you just need a little variety. After discovering the beauty of pepperoni chips, I always wondered if the same would work for other…

Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing

One of the most stress parts of starting a diet is completely figuring out what foods are on/off limits.  When it comes to a low-carb, ketogenic approach, high-quality fats are stressed and sugar should be non-existent. Fast forward to the grocery store.  You decide to accompany your (bun-less) bacon cheeseburger with a simple salad and…

Low Carb Pizza - Simple with no specialty ingredients!

Low Carb Pizza

When structuring a new lifestyle change, it is important to be able to still enjoy your favorite foods.  When I deny my body/brain of a food I really want, I naturally strike back, but at a three-fold.  Instead of having a grilled cheese sandwich, I would eat three. Instead of one beer, I would have…

Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash & Italian Meatballs

Growing up in an Italian-American family, Spaghetti & Meatballs was a staple in our household. Long before the days that I had discovered my gluten allergy, it was probably one of my favorite meals. But let’s be honest, what’s not to love? It’s filling and comforting – the perfect example of comfort food. When I…

Creamy and zesty pizza dip that is topped with melted cheese and pepperoni. You won't miss the crust!

Zesty Pizza Dip

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love everything about it – the leaves turning colors, pumpkin flavored everything, hoodie weather, and most importantly, football season! Like any Pittsburgh Steeler’s fan, I look forward to the days when I can just hang out with my buddies, drink and eat delicious food!  The only…

caprese-baked-tomatoes

Caprese Baked Tomatoes

When I first started eating a low carb diet, my first and hardest craving was pizza. I was having success with making a crust out of cheese and almond meal, but it just seemed like it took too much work for me (lazy, I know). At any rate, I saw an image for Baked Tomatoes…

Salami & Cream Cheese Cannoli

Salami and Cream Cheese Cannoli

Growing up, one of my best and fondest memories was when my mother would have various food-related parties like Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple.  I’m pretty sure I loved these because the food was always delicious and I got to learn about a bunch of new kitchen gadgets.  Mind you, this was from the tender…

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