Crunchy Pan-Fried Parmesan Crusted Hard-Boiled Eggs (Low-Carb) (Gluten-Free)

HARD-BOILED EGGS LIKE YOU’VE NEVER TASTED BEFORE   YES you have to try this. These are perfect snacks for holidays, birthday’s or any celebrating including Super Bowl where you just want to grab, dip and get it in your tummy. In our house we don’t just hard boil one or two eggs at a time. We make hard-boiled eggs by the dozen and use them for egg salad sandwiches, snacks and now we will add this to our low carb snacks list. Hard boiled eggs aren’t just for breakfast especially when you follow a keto diet also known as low-carb diet like Mrs.CBB does. I enjoy it in moderation as I’m not fully involved with this lifestyle like Mrs. CBB is. For the most part I end up eating the same foods to cut down on costs but on occasion I go my route. You know I just crave carbs after a while especially when my aim isn’t to give them up.   We’re a low carb family   One thing I won’t pass up is eating eggs any way I can get them, except raw. This recipe for pan-fried Parmesan hard-boiled eggs was a fluke to be honest. While […]

Maple Bourbon Pecan Roasted Almonds (Low-Carb) (Sugar-Free)

THE SMELL OF ROASTED ALMONDS AND HEALTH BENEFITS ALONE ARE WORTH THE COSTS.   Almonds are the new Super Food along with just about every other nut on the market according to packaging at the grocery store. Why? Nuts are full of nutrients and come packed with plenty of health benefits. Almonds also known by the Indian name “Badam” and are packed full of nutrients including vitamin E which is great for your hair, skin, digestive track and cholesterol levels. Years ago Mrs. CBB and I went into an Indian store in Brampton and purchased a bottle of Almond oil to use on her hair and skin. It’s amazing how  lovely and soft it made her hair. I suggested that she try almond oil only because I’ve been to India a couple of times and almond oil is used everywhere for beauty and cooking. Consumers are flocking to the coconut oil section for the same reason and more. Every time I read a label in the health and beauty aisle that a product has a nut oil I laugh because they are so expensive. Cut the middle guy out and buy the real deal. We have two large jugs of […]

Crispy Cheesy Cauliflower Hash Browns – Low Carb

  DITCH THE HIGH CARB POTATOES FOR THESE FILLING LOW CARB CAULIFLOWER HASH BROWNS.   These Crispy Cheesy Cauliflower hash browns will satisfy your potato craving and perfect as part of a low carb breakfast or brunch with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon and avocado slices. If you’re looking for a low carb cauliflower hash brown recipe that is grain-free and gluten-free this is a wonderful healthy recipe that will satisfy your tummy. I don’t exclusively eat a low carb diet but when I create some of these low carb recipes I have to admit they are darn good. Just lately I find that I’m going in for seconds and thirds and my wife who seems to catch me tells me that I must be changing my ways. These days we hardly eat bread, pasta, potatoes or anything too high carb in our house which is a good thing because too many carbs can lead to excess weight gain. In keeping with our new way of eating in the CBB house (at least for my wife) I work hard to create alternative healthy low carb recipes that she can enjoy. Mrs. CBB told me that these cheesy cauliflower hash browns hit […]

Guilt-Free Crispy Deep-Fried Pickles (Low-Carb)

LOW-CARB SNACK TIME DOESN’T GET ANY EASIER THAN THESE CRUSTED DILL PICKLE CHIPS.   This is the recipe for deep-fried pickles that you don’t want to turn away from especially if you’re a dill pickle fan and not interested in the extra carbs from thick batter. The first time Mrs. CBB and I had deep-fried pickles was when she was about 6 months pregnant and we stopped off for dinner at a Fish n’ Chips dive in town. The restaurant was empty as it was the end of the night so we were guaranteed hot n’ fresh which is what I like. While looking over the menu Mrs.CBB noticed they offered deep-fried pickles. She was like a little kid all excited so we ordered a plate as an appetizer. I wasn’t a huge dill pickle fan but my wife goes mad for them. I was a changed man when I tasted the deep-fried pickles dipped in mayonnaise sauce. Not only were the deep-fried pickles good but I ate some of the best fish n’ chips since arriving in Canada almost 9 years ago. Growing up in the UK fish n’ chips is a big deal so now we have a […]

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Chips (Low-Carb)

GET YOUR CRUNCH ON WITH THESE EASY TO MAKE BAKED ZUCCHINI CHIPS!   When we found out that we could use baby zucchini to make chips right away we knew we wanted to try it out for ourselves. The final verdict wasn’t as crispy as we had thought but we perfected them so now they are the perfect Crispy Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Chips. Baked chips can be just as delicious as chips that are deep-fried in oil. By all means you could deep-fry these zucchini chips to get a crisper texture if you prefer them that way. When should you buy zucchini? Anytime is a good time but if it’s price point you are after always stick to fruits and vegetables that are in season. If you are at the grocery store especially in the Spring and Summer you will find baby green zucchini for a great deal. Most times we can find it for about $0.99lb which is a great price apart from growing it yourself. My father-in-law grows zucchini throughout the summer and my mother-in-law makes gorgeous zucchini fritters that we dip in maple syrup. I’ll make that recipe for all of you once we get some […]

Mozzarella Bacon Bomb Lettuce Wrap Dippers (Low Carb)

CHEESY BACON FLAVOURS BURSTING IN YOUR MOUTH!   Get ready to experience these Mozzarella Bacon Bomb Lettuce Wrap Dippers! These little beauties packed with flavour are the perfect party food or starters for a dinner party and they won’t cost you a fortune like other appetizers will. When my wife had this idea to fry frozen mozzarella I thought she was on to something good especially when she said we were going to wrap the sticks in bacon. Ketogenic recipes for low-carb diets are what we are testing out these days although we tend to change them to suit my wife’s tastes. She is a huge fan of spices but since eating bacon is a big deal on the Atkins low-carb diet she no longer uses salt at all. Recipes with bacon always turn out good no matter what and that’s the truth. Bacon can do no wrong and pretty much will match up with just about anything. I’ll admit these Mozzarella Bacon Bomb Lettuce Wraps really were hard for me to stop eating even though they weren’t for me. In total one of these Mozzarella Bacon Bomb Lettuce Wraps come in at around 1.50g net carbs each according to […]

Nuts and Bolts Recipe

THE PERFECT SNACK AND HOMEMADE GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS   If you’ve thought about making a homemade Nuts and Bolts Recipe for the holidays also known as a “cereal snack mix” check this easy recipe out. Last week this gorgeous Nuts and Bolts photo showed up on my What’s For Dinner post on Facebook and I knew I wanted to share it on the blog with all of you. My wife has asked me for years to create my own Nuts and Bolts Recipe but I’ve always put it last on the baking list. I’ve had many different versions of the Nuts and Bolts Recipe over the years but mainly around the holidays. The salty flavour of the Nuts and Bolts pairs perfectly with a lovely holiday beverage. I still prefer a cold beer. Some people also put chocolate in their Nuts and Bolts Recipe once cooled down to add a sweet element to this popular snack. Others eliminate the nuts like this recipe has which also keeps the costs down. If there is someone who cannot eat nuts this snack may work well for them. When my wife was younger she remembers a best friend of hers whose mother […]

Popcorn Candy Crackle… with 3 ingredients!

AFFORDABLE SNACK TIME   I don’t know many people who don’t fancy popcorn or the smell that overwhelms the house when it’s popping in all it’s glory. Popcorn is a low-fat snack that is also low in calories when air-popped without all the creamy butter and a great way to satisfy when the crunch monster appears. Let’s face it though, plain popcorn is boring. For most of us our first memories of popcorn stems from the movie theatre or while watching a movie at home. Many of you might even remember Jiffy Pop. It’s almost a must-have for movie fans to buy a bag of movie theatre popcorn even though we know how expensive it can be. If you don’t go to the movies and opt to watch movies at home making popcorn is a cheap snack that won’t break the bank. My kids are huge fans of popcorn especially buttered microwave popcorn. If you don’t like the convenience of putting popcorn bags in the microwave you can still do it the old-fashioned way in a pot or the safer Jiffy pop way. I think for most households the popcorn bag is the easiest way to go for home popcorn […]