Skillet Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

This low carb chocolate chip coffee cake is baked in a skillet for unbelievably great flavor and texture. The edges get slightly crispy while the center stays deliciously moist. 

Low Carb Skillet Chocolate Chip Coffee CakeWhat is it about coffee cake that is so delightfully comforting? Is it the crumbly, cinnamon scented topping? Is it the remembrance of a simpler time when friends and neighbours dropped by for a daily chat? Or is the fact that you can get to eat cake with your morning coffee and no one looks at you strangely? A big slice of a multi-layered cake with frosting for breakfast might have some people judging you rather harshly. But if it’s coffee cake, it somehow more socially acceptable. No one is going to give you the hairy eyeball or question your dietary choices, or if they do, you can simply shrug and say “But it’s coffee cake”. Then their brow will un-furrow, a smile of understanding will come to their faces and they will nod knowingly. But be careful, because their eyes might light up and they might just ask you for a piece. Coffee cake is so universally loved and so acceptable at any time of day that if you’re going to eat it in a public place, you’d better bring enough to share.

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Slow Cooker Sausage & Egg Breakfast Casserole

This low carb slow cooker breakfast casserole will make your mornings all the brighter. Packed with broccoli and breakfast sausage for a healthy start to your day. This post is sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm.

low carb slow cooker breakfast casseroleI love breakfast. Love, love, love breakfast. As in big pink puffy heart love. I love waking up with that empty gurgle in my tummy (assuming I didn’t eat too much the evening prior) and filling up on healthy, low carb foods. I think I might love breakfast all the more now that I have gone low carb, because I have a built-in excuse to eat the sort of breakfast-y foods that are typically “special occasion” items for most people. Things like eggs, bacon, and sausages. And butter, always plenty of butter. Those aren’t weekday breakfast foods in many households and they didn’t used to be in mine either. They were reserved for weekends and holidays, or when we went out for breakfast or brunch. In part because I perceived them to be far less healthy than my whole grain toast or cereal and so they were to be used sparingly; a common misconception that is slowly being turned on its head. They also take more time and effort to prepare and don’t always lend themselves well to busy weekday mornings. Granted, I now work from home and have the leisure to whip up an omelet whenever the fancy strikes. But mornings with 3 little ones can still be remarkably hectic and frazzled, so I’ve learned to prep ahead.

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Rock The Lunchbox

rock the lunch box

Let's talk about school lunches, shall we? Specifically, let's talk about the lunch box and how to make it a healthier place to be. I won't pretend that I love making lunches for my kids. If you have small children, or if you ever had kids and had to … [Continue reading]

Mini Pizza Muffins

Low Carb Mini Pizza Muffins

These low carb savory mini muffins are chock full of pepperoni and mozzarella and very kid-friendly. Dip them in sugar-free marinara sauce for a real pizza flavor. So friends, what have I got for you today? Well, I've got these adorable little … [Continue reading]

Dark Chocolate Coconut Caramel Cups

Sugar-Free Dairy-Free Coconut Caramel Cups

Low carb dark chocolate cups filled with dairy-free coconut milk caramel. A healthy and indulgent sweet treat! It wouldn't be that far off the mark to think that I might be single-handedly supporting the full fat dairy industry. I really do my … [Continue reading]

Rosemary Parmesan Chia Seed Crackers – Nut-Free

Low Carb Nut-Free Cracker Recipe

Deliciously crisp low carb, grain-free crackers made with sunflower and chia seeds. This nut-free snack will delight adults and kids alike. This post is sponsored by Bob's Red Mill. Can you believe the summer is almost over? As I write this, I am … [Continue reading]

Mocha Almonds

Low Carb Mocha Almonds

Salty-sweet toasted almonds with a dusting of cocoa powder and espresso. A healthy and delicious low carb snack. I love being a part of the larger food blogger community; I am continually amazed at the helpful, sharing attitude of the vast … [Continue reading]

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Rich low carb mint chip ice cream with layers of gluten-free chocolate cake and a sugar-free chocolate ganache. Worth the effort for tasty summertime dessert! I don't consider myself a particularly indulgent parent.  I don't satisfy my children's … [Continue reading]

Di Bruno Bros House of Cheese Review and Giveaway

Di Bruno Bros House of Cheese book

  A review of Di Bruno Bros House of Cheese and a giveaway for a gift basket full of gourmet cheeses.  Cheese is to low carb as wine is to motherhood; that is to say, almost a necessity. I certainly consider cheese a necessity in my life. It picks … [Continue reading]

Thai Cucumber Salad

Low Carb Paleo Thai Cucumber Salad

This low carb, paleo-friendly Thai Cucumber Salad is a perfect summer side dish. Light and easy to make, the spicy Thai dressing will make your tastebuds sing! A few days ago, I was making lasagna with zucchini and today I am all about cucumber … [Continue reading]