Everything Celery

Here is a quick and easy appetizer to take to your holiday gatherings!

Celery Stalk

1/2 block cream cheese- softened

Everything But The Bagel Seasoning- found mine at Walmart or you can grab some on Amazon without leaving your house!

I throw my cream cheese in my mixer for a couple of minutes to make it easier to work with. After its all smooth use a butter knife to fill in the celery and sprinkle with seasoning.

I usually try to make this at least 2-3 hours before we will be eating it! So yummy, a crowd-pleaser and low carb.

Low Carb Meal Planning ideas

I don’t know about anyone else, but summer and especially the beginning of school has me all jacked up. I am eating like total garbage, and I am having a hard time getting back on track. I won’t say that I do “keto” but I do try to eat lower carb. I feel like I have a bit of a gluten intolerance so really I’m just better off when I’m not stuffing myself with bread. However, since I’m pretty much running of fumes these days, I am doing a sucky job at meal planning. Somehow I don’t have to make a menu until the night before I go to the store and by then I’m tired and just planning any old meal. I have a ton of things pinned on Pinterest, but it’s hard when I’m not sure what is actually a tried and true recipe.

There fore, I thought it would be helpful to share some of my go to recipes in case anyone else in the same boat! Hopefully this list will help you with your low carb meal plan!

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
recipe and photo from Realmomkitchen.com obviosuly just enjoy these without tortillas alone or on top of lettuce!

A couple more meals we tend to do are:

Cheeseburgers with no bun

Breakfast for dinner- scrambled eggs and sausage are easy!

Taco night, I make a taco salad with my taco fixings.

Hopefully this is useful to someone! I really need to get out of my cooking rut and meal plan earlier. What are some of your favorite low carb main courses?

Beef Sausage and Broccoli Alfredo

This is one of my favorite low carb meals! I found the original recipe from Just a Pinch and it’s in our meal rotation just about every two weeks!

1 pound ground sausage

1 pound ground beef

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 bag of steamed broccoli

1 pkg of cream cheese

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

8 oz of shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 425.

Brown the sausage and beef with the garlic. Drain.

While cooking the meat, out the cream cheese in a bowl and warm up for 30-45 seconds.

Mix the cream cheese, Parm cheese and heavy whipping cream. Combine the cream cheese mixture, meat and broccoli. Pour in a 9 x13 glass pan. Top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 35-45 minutes.

We didn’t have any shredded mozzarella so I used cheddar instead. Still so good!

Also, I obviously didn’t eat very low carb tonight since we have 25 pounds of potatoes to use up. So we had baked potatoes annnnnd I went a little too crazy with the sour cream.

Such a yummy meal that’s relatively quick and easy!

Crockpot Mississippi Roast

I get asked a lot about lower carb recipes that we cook frequently. I thought it would be a good idea to share some here! This Crockpot Mississippi Roast is something we make at least once a month, but I should probably just make it a permanent fixture in our menu rotation. I found the recipe one day on Pinterest at this blog and have been using it since. I’ve never been much of a roast fan because they also seemed so flavorless. This one is so full of flavor and a favorite all across our house.

What you need:

  • 5-6 lb chuck roast
  • 1 package of ranch seasoning
  • 1 package of au jus seasoning
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 5 pepperoncini’s

Put the roast in the crockpot and then sprinkle the ranch and au jus over the roast. Put the stick of butter on top of the roast and add the pepperoncini’s. I just randomly spread them around. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Shred with two forks.

I eat this alone with a side salad or veggies. If I’m not eating low carb that day I will eat it on a French roll with provolone cheese and then use the excess sauce in the pot for dipping. So delicious!