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Hearty Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

Hearty Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

      This Sweet Potato and Kale Soup was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: soups on repeat in the winter months. When we talk to people about getting started with cooking healthier foods at home, soup is generally where we start. Why? Soups are a tasty, easy way to eat a ton of vegetables without realizing it, and they’re simple to put together. This sweet potato and kale soup combines ingredients we use quite a bit in our cooking in a new way. It’s a vaguely Mexican stew, with black beans thrown in and flavored with oregano, cumin, and just enough lime juice so that it pops. Sliced green onions stirred in at the end of cooking keep it tasting fresh, and with sliced radish and a dollop of Greek yogurt as a garnish, it’s a delicious way to load up on nutrients. (Want more ideas? Here are some of our favorite soup recipes.) We developed this soup recipe using ingredients available through our new partner, ALDI, who is committed to carrying better-for-you ingredients and expanding their organic product offerings. ALDI’s new Hello, Healthy blog has healthy living resources including recipes, […]

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Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Bars That Pack 17 Grams of Protein

Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Bars That Pack 17 Grams of Protein

Your alarm goes off, and you barely have enough time or energy to slip out of your PJs and into a decent outfit, let alone prepare a nutritious (and tasty!) breakfast. Boom! This recipe has your busy morning’s back. Make it the night before, and you’ve got breakfast for the week.

Each chewy, nutty, and subtly sweet bar is 176 calories and offers 8.4 grams of fiber but only has 5.5 grams of sugar. Munch down two bars, and that’s a 350-calorie breakfast with almost 17 grams of protein.

And did I mention they taste like cookies? Easy, quick, and yummy. Check out the simple recipe below.

Gluten-Free Almond Oatmeal Protein Bars

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup almond butter
  2. 3 ounces vanilla plant-based protein powder (I used Vega)
  3. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  6. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-by-11-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, use an electric mixer to mix almond butter, protein powder, and maple syrup. Beat in the eggs.
  3. Stir in rolled oats, coconut, and baking soda, and mix well.
  4. Firmly press stiff dough into the pan using the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes or until the top browns slightly.
  6. Cool pan on a rack, cut into 18 squares, and store leftovers in an airtight container.

Source: Calorie Count

Information

Category
Snacks
Yield
18 bars
Cook Time
20 minutes

Nutrition

Calories per serving
176
30-Minute Chocolate Donuts (Vegan + GF)

30-Minute Chocolate Donuts (Vegan + GF)

30-Minute Chocolate Donuts (Vegan + GF)

Did you know there’s been a donut pan saga in our home?

I’ve been contemplating making baked donuts for the blog since the very beginning, but I always had a hard time justifying a donut pan when my recipes require just standard, minimal equipment. I don’t even own a stand mixer! Yes, I take this minimalist stuff seriously.

Fast forward nearly 5 years and practically everyone has a donut pan – except me.

30-Minute Chocolate Donuts (Vegan + GF) from Minimalist Baker →

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The Top Ten Low-Carb Soup Recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The Top Ten Low-Carb Soup Recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and today I’m sharing My Top Ten Low-Carb Soups! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The Top Ten Low-Carb Soup Recipes on Kalyn's Kitchen found on KalynsKitchen.com

We took the month of December off from Low-Carb Recipe Love, but now it’s low-carb recipe season and in Utah it’s definitely soup season, so I’m back with this collection of The Top Ten Low-Carb Soup Recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen! I’m sorry if it’s cold and snowy where you are like it here, but maybe some of these tasty low-carb soups can help!

For South Beach Diet fans, there’s also a good a collection of Ten Favorite Phase One Soups back in the archives, so if you’re doing Phase One this month you might want to check out those soups as well. Many of the Phase One soups have beans, and once I started focusing on lower carbs I confess I found it a challenge to come up with a low-carb soup without beans or lentils! But I persevered, and I’m proud of every single soup in this collection!

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The Top Ten Low-Carb Soup Recipes on Kalyn's Kitchen found on KalynsKitchen.com
There are also a few honorable mention soups and some other soup collections linked after the photos, because you know how I can’t ever narrow it down!

Now another bit of news which probably won’t matter to anyone but me. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is spend less time in front of the computer (!!!) and to help with that I’ve decided I’m not going to post on the weekends here any more. So these soups will be front and center all weekend, and then I’ll be back with more new low-carb recipes next week. In the meantime, I hope this collection of tasty soups will inspire you to make some soup over the weekend! 

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Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” ~Neil Gaiman I shared this quote in […]

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try and this week I am spotlighting my favorite low-carb recipes for baked chicken, which I think is perfect for dinner in the winter! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.

The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn's Kitchen featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com
When it’s cold outside, dinner made in the oven seems extra good and most people usually have some chicken in the freezer, right? So for this week’s edition of Low-Carb Recipe Love I thought I would share my favorite low-carb recipes for chicken that’s cooked in the oven. And as usual I had a hard time narrowing it down, but after checking all the options I’ve picked The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen.

The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn's Kitchen featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com
I’m actually traveling this week, and I’m hanging out with my friend Lydia. I wrote this post before I left home, and by the magic of post scheduling it’s coming to you, hopefully giving you some inspiration for cooking over the weekend. All these are favorite recipes I’d make for guests; hope some of them might be your favorite ideas for baked chicken too!

(Just click the recipe link under each photo to see the full recipe.)

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Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try and this week I am spotlighting my favorite low-carb recipes for baked chicken, which I think is perfect for dinner in the winter! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.

The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn's Kitchen featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com
When it’s cold outside, dinner made in the oven seems extra good and most people usually have some chicken in the freezer, right? So for this week’s edition of Low-Carb Recipe Love I thought I would share my favorite low-carb recipes for chicken that’s cooked in the oven. And as usual I had a hard time narrowing it down, but after checking all the options I’ve picked The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen.

The BEST Low-Carb Baked Chicken Recipes from Kalyn's Kitchen featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com
I’m actually traveling this week, and I’m hanging out with my friend Lydia. I wrote this post before I left home, and by the magic of post scheduling it’s coming to you, hopefully giving you some inspiration for cooking over the weekend. All these are favorite recipes I’d make for guests; hope some of them might be your favorite ideas for baked chicken too!

(Just click the recipe link under each photo to see the full recipe.)

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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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