Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale, Feta, and Mozzarella (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Meatless)

Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale, Feta, and Mozzarella is delicious for a side dish or a Meatless main dish. I don't have any kind of clever creative story about how I came up with this Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale, Feta, and Mozzarella except for the fact that my local store had organic kale on sale for $.99 a bunch (!), and I went a little crazy buying kale....more

Slow Cooker Armadillo Beef Brisket from The Perfect Pantry

The beef is rubbed with Lydia's version of Texas Armadillo Rub in this Slow Cooker Armadillo Brisket. (Photos from The Perfect Pantry.) It was a bottle of Armadillo Rub purchased on a trip to Austin that inspired this Slow Cooker Armadillo Beef Brisket from The Perfect Pantry, but you won't have to make a trip to Texas to get those flavors because Lydia has recreated the rub for you in this recipe....more

Easy Turkey Chili with Peppers, Mushrooms, and Olives (Low-Carb, Gluten-free)

This Easy Turkey Chili with Peppers, Mushrooms, and Olives is my favorite new chili recipe! I first made this Easy Turkey Chili with Peppers, Mushrooms, and Olives nearly three months ago, and I put a few containers of it in the diet-friendly section of my freezer....more

Crockpot Peach Glazed Pork Chops from Crockpot Gourmet

Just five simple ingredients and you can have Crockpot Peach Glazed Pork Chops for dinner. (Photos from Crockpot Gourmet.) I'm always a fan of simple recipes when the flavors work well, and I think everything about this recipe for Crockpot Peach Glazed Pork Chops from Crockpot Gourmet sounds perfect....more

Italian Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe with Whole Wheat Orzo (or broken spaghetti)

I love this Italian Sausage and Kale Soup with Whole Wheat Orzo....more

Want to Make Lighter Mac & Cheese? Go Green!

When I spotted this outstanding Light Mac & Cheese with Greens from Yankee Kitchen Ninja, it immediately got my attention. In the winter, I find myself buying greens almost every time I'm at the store, so I'm always looking for surprising, creative ways to use them. What better way than mixing them into a healthier version of everyone's favorite comfort food, macaroni and cheese? Julianne used collard greens in her recipe, but you could use kale or Swiss chard, too. ...more

Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken from Creme de la Crumb

Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken is served with rice, veggies, avocado, and cilantro. (Photos from Creme de la Crumb.) Chipotle chiles are smoke-dried jalapenos and they're often sold packed in a spicy Adobo sauce....more

Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts Recipe (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts are perfect for a low-carb breakfast! You might remember a few months back how I bought a new tart pan that inspired me to create Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese....more

Crock-Pot Green Chile Pulled Pork from Barefeet in the Kitchen

I love the this Crock-Pot Green Chile Pulled Pork with roasted chiles and so many other southwestern flavors. (Photos from Barefeet in the Kitchen.) Lots of slow cooker recipes start with a pork roast, and this flavorful Crock-Pot Green Chile Pulled Pork from Barefeet in the Kitchen illustrates perfectly how versatile and delicious slow cooked pork roast can be....more

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

You won't miss the meat in these Slow Cooker Vegetarian Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers. Photos from 365 Days of Slow Cooking. I promised to focus on healthier slow cooker recipes for January, and so far we've had good slow cooker recipe ideas for Low-Carb, Paleo, or Weight Watcher's eating plans....more