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    ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH PANCETTA

    ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH PANCETTA

    MAKES: 6 servings · PREP TIME: 10 minutes · COOK TIME: 10 minutes In case you aren’t familiar with pancetta, it is just Italian bacon. So if you can’t find it at your local grocery store, you can simply substitute regular bacon. This dish will still taste fantastic. I...

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    OVEN-ROASTED CABBAGE STEAKS

    OVEN-ROASTED CABBAGE STEAKS

    MAKES: 6 servings (1 slice per serving) · PREP TIME: 10 minutes · COOK TIME: 45 minutes Not only are these roasted cabbage steaks a good side dish on their own, but they are amazing with Barbecue Pulled Pork (here) or Slow Cooker Crispy Pork Carnitas (here) served on...

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    MAPLE BACON BRUSSELS SPROUTS

    MAPLE BACON BRUSSELS SPROUTS

    MAKES: 6 servings · PREP TIME: 15 minutes · COOK TIME: 30 minutes Maple syrup with Brussels sprouts? Now that’s an idea I can get behind. These are salty and sweet and will even have your kids asking for seconds. INGREDIENTS •2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and...

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    Cheesy Herbed Roasted Cauliflower

    Cheesy Herbed Roasted Cauliflower

    MAKES: 6 servings · PREP TIME: 15 minutes · COOK TIME: 35 minutes Would you believe me if I told you that I wasn’t always a fan of cauliflower? I didn’t come around to the whole cauliflower craze until I started living a low-carb lifestyle. Prior to that, it was just...

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    KALE AND CABBAGE CHOPPED SALAD

    KALE AND CABBAGE CHOPPED SALAD

    MAKES: 10 servings · PREP TIME: 15 minutes The heartiness of cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts makes this the perfect salad for weekly meal prep because it keeps in the refrigerator longer than a premade lettuce-based salad would. The natural bitterness of the kale...

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    SWEET AND SAVORY TRAIL MIX

    SWEET AND SAVORY TRAIL MIX

    MAKES: 3 cups (¼ cup per serving) · PREP TIME: 10 minutes Having been born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I am an avid hiker. I love being out in nature, without a care in the world. This trail mix is one of my favorite snacks to throw in my pack and take with...

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    SUGAR-FREE DRIED CRANBERRIES

    SUGAR-FREE DRIED CRANBERRIES

    MAKES: about 3 cups (¼ cup per serving) · PREP TIME: 15 minutes · COOK TIME: 3 to 4 hours I love adding dried cranberries to dishes. They add the perfect hint of sweetness without being overbearing. What I don’t love is how high in sugar and carbs the store-bought...

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    SPICY FRIED HAM DEVILED EGGS

    SPICY FRIED HAM DEVILED EGGS

    MAKES: 12 deviled eggs (2 per serving) · PREP TIME: 10 minutes · COOK TIME: 15 minutes I have been known to eat a plate of deviled eggs as a meal on more than one occasion. They are one of my favorite foods of all time. You can prepare them in countless ways, and for...

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    PICKLED ASPARAGUS

    PICKLED ASPARAGUS

    MAKES: about 40 spears (4 per serving) · PREP TIME: 10 minutes, plus at least 2 hours to pickle · COOK TIME: 5 minutes Not only are these pickled asparagus spears a delicious snack, but they also pack a major health punch. They are full of antioxidants and are a great...

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    CRISPY OVEN-FRIED PICKLES

    CRISPY OVEN-FRIED PICKLES

    MAKES: 36 fried pickles (6 per serving) · PREP TIME: 15 minutes · COOK TIME: 15 minutes It simply wouldn’t be one of my books if it didn’t have some sort of pickle recipe in it, now would it? Fried pickles were always one of my favorite bar appetizers. I would order...

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