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Low-Carb Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins

Low-Carb Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins

These Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins are a great make-ahead breakfast, and even when the vegetable crisper is empty I usually have ingredients for these in the house. And this tasty egg muffins variation is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet Phase One. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins found on KalynsKitchen.com

(I’m spotlighting some of my favorite low-carb recipes along with the new ones for the first few weeks of January, and these Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins use ingredients I almost always have in the house!)

There have been a lot of different Grab-and-Go Egg Muffins on the menu since I first made a recipe like this clear back in 2006, but these Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins are a version I make over and over again.

Partly it’s because I just love green chiles and cheese, but another reason these are such a repeater at my house is that even when my fridge or veggie crisper is a bit bare, I nearly always have the canned green chiles, grated cheese, and eggs to make these. (And we’ve been talking about Five Ingredients or Less Recipes lately, and this is another favorite that fits in that category.)

And these days I like them spicy! I used to use only half a 4 oz. can of diced green chiles in this recipe, and now I make them spicier with a full can, and these days I buy whole green chiles in a can and cut them up myself. The photo for this favorite egg muffin variation were looking a bit shabby, so recently when I made them I took some new photos; hope you enjoy trying this favorite breakfast of mine!

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Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Leftovers tend to pile up at my house, but these Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps were gone the next day! These delicious lettuce wraps with ground turkey, bell pepper, tomato sauce, and green olives are also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, South Beach Diet friendly, and can easily be Paleo or Whole 30 with the right ingredient choices. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps found on KalynsKitchen.com
(I’m spotlighting some of my favorite low-carb recipes along with the new ones for the first few weeks of January, and these Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps are easy and delicious!)

I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many recipes for lettuce wraps, and they’re something I always enjoy when I’m focused on really low-carb eating.  Through the years I’ve made so many lettuce wrap variations that I’d have a hard time choosing a favorite, but these Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps were definitely amazing.

Ground turkey is simmered with onion, green pepper, tomatoes, chicken stock, and spices, with some chopped green olives and a generous amount of Green Tabasco Sauce giving it just enough zip to make it interesting.  The word Picadillo comes from a Spanish word that means “to mince” and many countries have their own version of this ground meat dish, but the use of olives makes this recipe lean towards Cuban Picadillo.

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Low-Carb No Egg Breakfast Bake with Turkey Breakfast Sausage and Peppers

Low-Carb No Egg Breakfast Bake with Turkey Breakfast Sausage and Peppers

Low-Carb No Egg Breakfast Bake with Turkey Breakfast Sausage and Peppers is a delicious low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet Phase One breakfast without eggs, and if you use gluten-free sausage this recipe is also gluten-free. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb No Egg Breakfast Bake with Turkey Breakfast Sausage and Peppers [found on KalynsKitchen.com]
(I’m spotlighting some of my favorite low-carb recipes along with the new ones for the first few weeks of January, and this Low Carb No Egg Breakfast Bake with Turkey Breakfast Sausage and Peppers is a delicious idea for a breakfast without eggs, just for everyone who’s getting tired of them!)

I’m pretty excited about this new recipe because for eight years now people have been asking for a low-carb or South Beach Diet Phase One Breakfast without eggs.  I’ve thought about it many times, but never came up with anything until a few days ago when the idea for this Low Carb No Egg Breakfast Bake with Turkey Breakfast Sausage and Peppers popped into my mind.

This is definitely not the most photogenic breakfast ever, but I’ve eaten it for two days now, and it’s very tasty.  Hope all the people who can’t eat eggs or are just tired of them will enjoy the idea.  (And if you don’t like peppers, have fun experimenting with other veggies.)

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Easy Baked Pesto Chicken

Easy Baked Pesto Chicken

This Easy Baked Pesto Chicken is a tasty dinner that you can make with purchased pesto if you don’t have any in the freezer. This recipe is low-carb, Keto, gluten-free, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet friendly; use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Easy Baked Pesto Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com

When I first made this Easy Baked Pesto Chicken back in 2010,  I’m not sure I ever imagined it would become one of the most popular recipes on the blog.  But now it’s been pinned 625K+ times and the recipe has been viewed 2.5 Million times! So when I decided recently I wanted to update the photos I decided I would keep the original photo below close to the top of the post so people would recognize it.

Easy Baked Pesto Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com

I for the inspiration for Easy Baked Pesto Chicken when I was looking in The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook for a recipe my friend Bonnie had recommended. That happened to be in the summer, and when it’s summertime at my house there’s fresh basil on the counter, I’m freezing basil for winter, and I’m making Basil Pesto with Lemon, so it’s not really surprising that a recipe using pesto would catch my eye.

If you don’t have any basil growing, you can certainly make this ultra-easy main dish with purchased basil pesto, which is what the recipe in the book called for. If you have more fresh basil, or more basil pesto left in your jar after you make this, look after the recipe for some other ideas using pesto.

And here’s a fun little story about this recipe. Late last year I started working out with a fantastic trainer named Wendy. Then one time when I showed up at the gym she told me she had gone to get the recipe for her kids’ favorite chicken dish, and it turned out to be a recipe from my blog! So just in case you’re wondering if this can be kid-friendly, Wendy says her kids love Pesto Chicken and gobble it up for dinner. (She serves it with pasta for the kids, but I’d serve with Cauliflower Rice for a tasty low-carb meal.)

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Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts

Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts

Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts are perfect for a low-carb and gluten-free breakfast that’s loaded with flavor! And these tasty breakfast tarts are also Keto, low-glycemic, meatless, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts found on KalynsKitchen.com
Usually when I take time to update a recipe with better photos or improvements to the recipe, its one of the earliest recipes on the site with photos that are really gruesome. But this recipe for Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts is only a little over a year old, and I just was not satisfied with it. So recently I made these breakfast tarts with Southwestern flavors again with Kara, and we loved the improvements!

You might remember how I bought a new tart pan that inspired me to create Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese.  Since then I’ve had fun experimenting with breakfast tart ideas, and these Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts were originally made with roasted red and yellow peppers, green onions, a pinch of cumin, Spike Seasoning, Mexican blend cheese, and a little sour cream stirred into the egg for a creamy texture.

For the updated version we replaced the roasted peppers from a jar with a fresh red bell pepper and a can of diced green chiles. I loved the addition of diced green chiles to this recipe, but if you don’t want a little spiciness you can leave it out and go with the original ingredients. I’ll give both options in the recipe.

If you don’t have a tart pan like mine, you can make these in a Jumbo Muffin Pan for a thicker tart.  The openings in my pan are about 4 inches across, so if your muffin cups are smaller you’ll probably have to increase the baking time just a little.  These Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts reheat beautifully in the microwave. I ate them with a dollop of sour cream and some salsa on top, and for me one of these made a perfect low-carb breakfast.

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