Great for busy people, rice pilaf (or pilau) dishes don’t take too long to whip up and can be eaten as a side, snack, or even as a meal in itself (just add some seafood or meat to bulk it up). Because you can prepare rice pilaf in a single pan, you don’t have to… Read More

If you need a healthy protein for your lunch or dinner, try reaching for black beans. Also called “turtle” beans, they’re small and oval-shaped (smaller than pinto beans), black with a light cream interior, and have a dense, hearty taste. Originating in South America, black beans have now gained popularity throughout the world for their… Read More

Can you eat pasta on a ketogenic diet? Absolutely! Although traditional pasta is loaded with carbohydrates that will kick your metabolism out of ketosis, there are plenty of low carb pasta options that complement a ketogenic lifestyle. There are low carb pastas that are virtually indistinguishable from traditional pasta in flavor and texture, and there… Read More

Do you have trouble digesting regular milk? Many people do. In most cases, it’s due to the natural sugar in dairy called “lactose.” Though most infants can digest this sugar just fine, as we get older, we lose some of our ability to do so. If you notice after drinking a glass of milk that… Read More

Crackers are the best snack on the shelf in our opinion. Crackers have a satisfying crunch, endless flavor varieties, and they are the best vehicle for dips and toppings. The best low carb crackers have all of these characteristics as well, plus they are healthier and more gentle on your digestive system than their carb-heavy… Read More

If you’re on a low carb diet, you might think you have to say goodbye to your favorite pasta dishes. Luckily there are some great low carb pastas out there that offer high percentages of protein and fiber with lower carbs and calories than traditional pastas. Whether you’re looking for a gluten free option, vegetable… Read More

If you’re looking for ways to add some extra fiber, iron, and protein to your diet, look no farther than lima beans. These beans, also called butter beans in the UK and the Southern part of the US for their color and buttery texture, are an excellent addition to soups, stews, salads, casseroles, and side… Read More

Someone encountering orzo pasta for the first time may mistake it for rice. It looks very similar, being about the same size and shape, and it can also be cooked and served much the same way, so it’s easy to confuse the two. There are several differences between orzo and rice, however, including the following:… Read More

If you’re lactose intolerant or looking for a lower sugar milk option, lactose free milk can be a great choice. Lactose free milk can give you the nutritional benefits of regular milk such as calcium and vitamins, without the upset stomach that can sometimes result from lactose. You can use lactose free milk just like… Read More

Most people hadn’t heard of the “keto diet” a few years ago, but today, it’s all the rage. A low-carbohydrate, fat-rich diet, it’s been around for many years as an effective diet for children with epilepsy. A few years ago, though it started to gain popularity as an effective diet for anyone who wanted to… Read More