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Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Zucchini Noodle Soups

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Zucchini Noodle Soups

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and this week we’re focusing on The BEST Low-Carb Zucchini Noodle Soups! Check the Low-Carb Recipe Love Round-Ups Index to find more weekly round-ups like this.

The BEST Low-Carb Zucchini Noodle Soups featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love found on KalynsKitchen.com.
Utah had been having pretty amazing weather and I wasn’t really thinking I’d be doing a round-up of low-carb soups, but then on Wednesday it got cold and on Thursday it SNOWED again! And suddenly The BEST Low-Carb Zucchini Noodle Soups were sounding really good!

The BEST Low-Carb Zucchini Noodle Soups featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love found on KalynsKitchen.com.
When I started looking for low-carb zucchini noodle soups, I was completely surprised by how many I found. And lately I’ve been thinking about how the mobile internet has changed so much about what creates a good experience for readers, and when I had accumulated nearly 20 low-carb zucchini noodle soups, I realized most people who are reading this post on their phone don’t want to scroll through that many photos. 

So I for this week’s Low-Carb Recipe Love I’m giving you lots of links to amazing soups with just a few photos. Let me know in the comments whether you like that, or would you prefer to see the photo for every link? And happy Friday everyone! I really do hope you aren’t having snow where you are, but if you do get some snow before Spring arrives, one of these soups will help you keep warm!

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CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk

CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk

For something a bit unusual to make in the slow cooker, try this delicious CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk. This is great over cauliflower rice, and it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet phase two. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe with Coconut Milk found on KalynsKitchen.com.

I’m still engaged in the ongoing process of updating older recipe favorites where I feel the photos are not up to current standards, and if you scroll down and see the original photo for this CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe with Coconut Milk, you’ll understand why I wanted better photos! The recipe started out as a sweet and spicy pork stew I spotted in Real Simple Magazine years ago, and my version with ground turkey has had quite a few fans through the years.

Of course you know how I am; when I’m updating a recipe I often make a few small changes that I feel will improve it from the original version. In this recipe I originally added a little brown sugar to balance out the flavor of the sweetener, but this time I used a blend of Stevia-in-the-Raw granulated sweetener and my new favorite granulated Monkfruit sweetener with good results. I also upped the amount of turkey for more protein and this time I ate the stew over cauliflower rice instead of the Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice I used in the original recipe. 

This recipe cooks on high in the slow cooker and it’s done in about three hours, so it would be a good option to start after lunch on the weekend, and if you’re lucky you might even have some leftovers to eat during the week!

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Low-Carb Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal

Low-Carb Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal

We loved this Low-Carb Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal, and this tasty dinner idea is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free (with gluten-free soy sauce), dairy-free, and South Beach Diet friendly! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Have you noticed I’ve gotten a little infatuated with Sheet Pan Meals? And it seems like other people are crushing on them too, because the Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal I posted in January has been wildly popular on the blog and on Pinterest as well.

Kara and I both loved the sauce on that Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal, and we’re both huge fans of roasted brussels sprouts, so that’s what inspired this Low-Carb Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal, and we loved this combination just as much.  And I ended up with the leftovers, which I am happy to report were not bad at all warmed up in the microwave. I devoured them for lunch the next day.

We used jumbo-size frozen shrimp which I realize are probably a splurge for most budgets, but if you like shrimp I hope you’ll try this for a special low-carb dinner. And if brussels sprouts are just a no-go at your house, you might like this Spicy Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans (or Broccoli) Sheet Pan Meal instead!

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Low-Carb Recipe Love: Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes

Low-Carb Recipe Love: Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and this week we’re focusing on Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.

Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com.
It has been brought to my attention a few times that some people don’t like peppers, to which I can only reply “Huh?” I do remember not liking peppers too much as a kid, but I’ve been a fan of stuffed peppers now for more years than I can remember. And for the other peppers fans out there, this week for Low-Carb Recipe Love I’m sharing Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes!

Ten Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers Recipes featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com.
I found a lot of stuffed peppers that were appetizers, but I decided to focus on main dish stuffed peppers, and I found some very creative stuffed pepper options to give you a lot of variety. And I also found some recipes to feature from new-to-me blogs this week, which is always fun. Hope you’ll enjoy trying some of these creative and tasty-looking low-carb stuffed peppers. 

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Slow Cooker  Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice

Slow Cooker Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice

This Slow Cooker version of Louisiana-Style Beans and Rice is a recipe I’ve loved for years, and it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet Phase Two; use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Slow Cooker  Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice found on KalynsKitchen.com

Mardi gras is coming up this weekend, and that makes me think of this Slow Cooker Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice, a recipe I’ve been making for years and years now. Red Beans and Rice has a surge of popularity every so often on the blog, and if you’ve never tried it this would be a fun one to make over the weekend, even if you don’t have any Mardi Gras beads! I also love Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Soup, if you’d like a slightly different take on this New Orleans classic. I use low-glycemic Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice for both these recipes, and I bet this would also be pretty good with cauliflower rice if you wanted to try reducing the carbs even more.

I make it the way I enjoyed it in New Orleans, with a scoop of rice over the creamy beans. I first went to New Orleans sometime in the early 1990s, attending the National Education Association Representative Assembly, representing my local teacher’s association. Of course, I was captivated by the food, and I tried many things that I’d never eaten before.

I went back to New Orleans several more times for meetings, and one dish I always sampled whenever I saw it on the menu was Red Beans and Rice, which I came to realize was one of those dishes that every Louisiana cook makes just a little differently.

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Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover’s Pot Roast

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover’s Pot Roast

People who like mushrooms will love this Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover’s Pot Roast; this tasty main dish is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly, and could easily be Paleo or Whole 30. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover's Pot Roast found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Way back in the archives on the blog there’s a recipe called Stove Top Pot Roast with Mushrooms and Sage, and when I stumbled across it recently, it inspired me to create a slow cooker version of pot roast smothered with mushrooms. The other inspiration for this Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover’s Pot Roast was a new brand of mushroom bouillon cubes that I just had to try in a recipe!

If you don’t have mushroom bouillon cubes or concentrate, I hope you’ll get some before you make this, because that’s what makes the pot roast so flavorful! There are lots of good brands, and if your store doesn’t carry them you can follow the link above and see a variety of options on Amazon.com. The one I used had only 2 carbs in a cube, but check the ingredients if you’re looking for one that’s gluten-free or Paleo. (There are some more photos of mushroom bouillon cubes in the stove top post roast recipe linked above.)

I served this to my niece Kara‘s family, which has mostly mushroom haters, but everyone liked the pot roast and Kara and I enjoyed the mushrooms. Even the seven year old who isn’t a big meat eater ate some of this.

I already shared some Low-Carb Menus for Valentine’s Day, but if you didn’t pick one yet I think this pot roast would be a hit with Valentines who love mushrooms.

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Low-Carb Recipe Love: Six Low-Carb Dinner Menus for Valentine’s Day or Dinner Guests

Low-Carb Recipe Love: Six Low-Carb Dinner Menus for Valentine’s Day or Dinner Guests

Here are Six Low-Carb Dinner Menus, featuring some of my low-carb favorites from Kalyn’s Kitchen; these menus would be perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you’re having guests and want a low-carb dinner that will impress. (All the recipes included are low-carb, low-glycemic, and gluten-free; most are Keto and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.)

Six Low-Carb Dinner Menus for Valentine's Day or Dinner Guests [featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com.]
For years I thought of Valentine’s Day as mostly a go-out-to-dinner holiday, but over the last few years I’ve noticed that more and more people seem to be cooking dinner for their Valentine at home. And when I thought about what to feature for Low-Carb Recipe Love right before Valentine’s Day, I thought it might be fun to put together some menu ideas that you could use for a special dinner.  

Six Low-Carb Dinner Menus for Valentine's Day or Dinner Guests [featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com.]
These dinner menus would also work for those times when you’re having dinner guests but still want to keep it low in carbs, so this post has Six Low-Carb Dinner Menus for Valentine’s Day or Dinner Guests. Of course people like different things (which is why I’ve never been too keen on the idea of trying to put together menus until now) so feel free to switch up the side dishes with different main courses to create a dinner menu that really fits your preferences! 

And last week I shared ideas for The BEST Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts, so visit that post to pick a dessert to go with your menu choice. If you like these dinner menu suggestions and would like to see more posts like this occasionally, please let me know that in the comments!

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Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Kirkland Protein Bars

Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Kirkland Protein Bars

Finding a protein bar that’s really low in carbs and sugar can be a challenge, but I love these Kirkland Protein Bars from Costco!

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Kirkland Protein Bar found on KalynsKitchen.com

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, and if you’re a new reader you might not have even heard of this once-in-a-while blog feature. For those who are new around here, Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks the way I spotlight products I love. And you can always be sure that my picks are things I purchase myself and buy over and over.

Lately I’ve been finding quite a few low-carb products that end up being winners, so I’ll be featuring some of them over the next little while! And this week I’m in sunny Palm Springs hanging out with some girlfriends, so obviously there’s not much blog cooking going on and it seemed like a good time to tell you about these these tasty protein bars.

Not that many products make the cut and become one of my picks, and even when I do like a product I don’t feature it on the site until I’ve been buying it for a while. But with apologies to people who don’t live near a Costco, I am currently smitten with these Kirkland Protein Bars

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Instant Pot (or Stovetop) Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup

Instant Pot (or Stovetop) Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup

This Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup is going to be one I’ll make over and over, and this tasty soup is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and can be South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Instant Pot (or Stovetop) Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Even though I try to share lots of low-carb Super Bowl Recipes, I know some of you definitely had some carb-loaded foods while you were watching the game, am I right? Personally I find special occasions like that to be the hardest time to practice carb-conscious eating, and my family is (cough) not known for bringing low-carb options when I’m hosting either, which I was yesterday. 

So if you’re thinking about getting back on track today, I have a real treat for you. This Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup was absolutely amazing; I promise you that no one will think about low-carb diets while they’re eating this soup.

Kara and I created this recipe just last week, but I couldn’t wait to share it with you! We started by looking at my recipe for Low-Carb Cauliflower and Mushroom Pressure Cooker Soup with Parmesan and just adapted it into a creamy cauliflower soup topped with cheese, sour cream, bacon, and sliced green onions.

Our only regret was that we hadn’t made a bigger batch, and even with the 6 quart Instant Pot that I have, you could definitely double the recipe if you’d like. And of course you can use a stovetop pressure cooker or another Electric Pressure Cooker if that’s what you have. For those who haven’t caught the Instant Pot fever just yet, I’m going to give stovetop direction as well, because this soup would be super simple to make on the stove.

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Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try, and this week I’m sharing The BEST Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts from my low-carb blogging friends around the web.

The BEST Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com
I know, some of you haven’t even picked your Super Bowl Recipes yet, and I’m already skipping ahead to Valentine’s Day. But next Friday I’m planning to share ideas for a low-carb Valentine’s Day dinner menu, so this week I thought I’d get the dessert part of the menu out of the way.

And for dessert I am turning it over to my low-carb blogger friends, for obvious reasons! If you’ve been reading here for long (or looked at the Low-Sugar Desserts and Baked Goods archives page) it’s probably obvious that making fancy chocolate desserts is not really my thing.

Yes, I do have some good recipes for cookies and even a few cakes and cheesecakes, but not really anything you’d make as a special treat for Valentine’s Day. And I am well aware that for some people chocolate is a MUST for Valentine’s Day.

The BEST Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com
Luckily, I do have low-carb blogging friends who are absolute masters at creating low-carb desserts, so for this week’s Low-Carb Recipe Love on Friday I asked each of them to point me to their BEST low-carb dessert with chocolate, and I’m rounding them all up for you in this post. I’m thrilled to be able to feature these recipes from my friends, and I know you’re going to enjoy them if you try one. You’re welcome! And happy soon-to-be-Valentine’s-Day!

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