Posts tagged side dishes
Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl...Upgraded!

Maybe you've heard of egg roll in a bowl, a staple in the lchf (low carb high fat, aka keto) community. Likely, you've also heard it called by another name: crack slaw. Why do people call it crack slaw, you ask? Because it's suuuuper addictive. It's cheap to make, comes together in about 10 minutes, and it's filled with flavors everybody loves, not to mention good-for-you veggies. However, the recipes I was running to online weren't doing it for me…so I came up with my own. Glow Getters, allow me to introduce you to a REAL crack slaw. Once you've had this egg roll in a bowl, you won't look at the other versions the same.

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Is this the best keto side dish ever?

Introducing keto colcannon, a spin on a traditional Irish dish that is sure to please. Recipes for colcannon vary, but one thing is clear—colcannon must have two three things: mashed potatoes and cabbage (or kale), mixed together and topped with a pat or two of butter. This recipe adds one more variation to the mix by subbing cauliflower for the potatoes. You won't wanna miss this!

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Best Ever Garlic Parmesan Mashed Faux-tatoes

Let's face it...mashed cauliflower generally leaves a little to be desired. As low carbers, we eat it, resentfully, silently wishing they were mashed potatoes. But they're not, are they?

Say goodbye to soggy, watery mashed cauliflower. This recipe truly transforms cauliflower in a way that makes me not even miss mashed potatoes. Honestly, truly. 

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Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Patties

If you're anything like me, you eat a lot of broccoli. It's so good for you, so easy to cook, and so friendly to your macros that you just can't help yourself. But let's admit it...we're all kind of sick of broccoli, right? It's not that it doesn't taste good, it's just that we have it all. the. time. But wait, before you banish broccoli to the back of your fridge (or freezer) for good, try this recipe. It'll help you fall back in love with one of your trusty dinner sidekicks all over again.

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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice (or cauli rice, as I often call it, because those two extra syllables can be a burden) is super versatile and the perfect accompaniment to almost any dish. It's weird -- I rarely ate rice before eating keto, but now I eat cauli rice about four times a week. Because of cauliflower's neutral flavor, you can adjust it to whatever you're eating. That means coconut ginger for Thai food, seasoned with coconut aminos for fried rice, and of course, cilantro lime for Mexican dishes. Try this rice as a standalone side dish or as the bottom layer in your homemade chipotle burrito bowl, and thank me later.

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Crispy Keto Eggplant Fries & Smoky Dipping Sauce

If the only way you've ever tried eggplant is parmesan, give these eggplant fries a chance. While the texture of eggplant parm is kind of meaty and hearty, the eggplant in these fries takes on a totally different note and gets crispy on the outside (thanks to an almond meal coating) and almost creamy on the inside. It's truly delicious! As a bonus, try them with the accompanying simple smoky dipping sauce.

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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

You can barely tell from the fluctuating temperatures outside, but spring is here! One of my favorite all-time vegetables is asparagus, and it's at its peak in the spring. Although you can find it fresh year round, this is the time of year when you can expect the flavor to be more pronounced and the price to be cheapest. Why not take advantage of this double whammy by whipping up this quick two-ingredient side dish for dinner tonight?

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