Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Leftover Turkey or Ground Turkey and Pinto Bean White Chili with Lime (Gluten-Free)

Make this Pinto Bean White Chili with Lime with Leftover Turkey or Ground Turkey, your choice!

Leftover Turkey (or Ground Turkey) and Pinto Bean White Chili with Lime found on KalynsKitchen.com

(Turkey and Pinto Bean White Chili with Lime was updated with better photos, November 2014.)

Thanksgiving is only two days away, yikes!  If you're still looking for Thanksgiving recipes, I've shared 25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads as well as my Top Ten Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes (and honorable mentions).  (And there are more than 100 holiday recipes ideas on the index page of Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes.)  I hope you have the menu narrowed down and are busy with holiday food prep.

I know you're not looking for leftover turkey recipes just yet, but in a little while I have holiday guests arriving and I wanted to share the updated photos for this Leftover Turkey (or Ground Turkey) and Pinto Bean White Chili with Lime before I get too busy with Thanksgiving activities.

I've made this tasty chili with leftover turkey, ground turkey (like you see in the photos), and even leftover chicken, and all the versions were delicious.  Whether or not you need it for a Thanksgiving leftovers idea, this is a great chili recipe to add to your collection, enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kalyn's Favorite Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (and some honorable mentions!)

Here's the 2014 updated updated list of my favorite healthy carb-conscious Thanksgiving recipes, plus honorable mentions!

Kalyn's Favorite Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (and some honorable mentions!) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Thanksgiving is four days away, and here's my list of favorite top ten healthy Thanksgiving recipes to help you narrow down your menu.  Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday; I love both the idea of giving thanks for our lives of abundance and also the wonderful food that's enjoyed on that day.  This year will be the second time I've hosted Thanksgiving at my new house, where I have 24 family members coming for dinner and a few more coming later that night for turkey sandwiches and pie.  Everyone in my family helps bring food, but I'll be making two turkeys, Stuffing Muffins, Sweet Potato Gratin, Brussels Sprouts Salad, Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie, and probably a couple of other things I can't resist adding to the menu!

And it's hard to believe it's been so long, but this year makes ten Novembers now that I've been sharing healthy Thanksgiving ideas and adding them to my list of Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes.  That's a lot of Thanksgiving recipes through the years, so I'm including some honorable mentions to my top ten list of favorites you see in these photos.

(And although all these recipe are more carb-conscious than traditional Thanksgiving fare, they're not all  low-carb or gluten-free recipes, so if that's what you're looking for I've also done a round-up of my favorite 25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads.  Hope that's helpful!)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

25+ Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads

If you're looking for Low-Carb or Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes, these are 25+ of my favorites from ten years of sharing carb-conscious recipes for the holidays!

25+ Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

I was a little shocked when I realized that I've now been sharing Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes for ten years on this blog!  If you visit that collection you'll find a wonderful assortment of Thanksgiving treats, all of which are definitely more carb-friendly than traditional holiday foods.  But not all my favorite Thanksgiving foods are recipes that can be categorized as low-carb in the strictest sense of the word, and not all of them are gluten-free either.  

When I thought about that, I decided it was time to create this collection of 25+ Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads to make it easier for anyone who's making a low-carb or gluten-free holiday meal.  Every recipe here is a favorite I've enjoyed many times, so I know you won't feel deprived with any of these on your holiday table.  And I'm sure I won't stop creating healthy holiday recipes, so I'm keeping my options open to add more healthy low-carb and gluten-free recipes, stay tuned!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Easy Roasted Broccoli Recipe with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese is an easy side dish that only needs 20 minutes in the oven.

Easy Roasted Broccoli Recipe with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) found on KalynsKitchen.com

(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese is easy and delicious.  This recipe was updated with new photos, November 2014.)

Here's another recommendation from the big list of Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes I've been spotlighting this month.  If you don't want a richer broccoli dish like Broccoli Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan, this roasted broccoli with lemon and Pecorino-Romano cheese is lighter, but just as flavorful. What makes this recipe so good is the way the broccoli gets tossed with lemon juice after cooking so the hot roasted broccoli soaks up the lemon flavor, then gets kicked-up with the slightly assertive flavor of Pecorino-Romano Cheese. Best of all, this cooks in 20 minutes, so you could throw it in the oven while you're carving the turkey and making gravy.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts only need 15-20 minutes in the oven; they can cook while you're carving the turkey.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) found on KalynsKitchen.com


(Updated with better photos and step-by-step pictures November 2014.)  Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away?  It's time for me to start seriously looking through the Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes and making some choices! This recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts is not only the first brussels sprouts recipe I ever posted on Kalyn's Kitchen, but it's also the recipe that turned me into a lover of brussels sprouts.  This low-carb and gluten-free recipe is perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish; just put the brussels sprouts in to roast when you take out the turkey.

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