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Spring Clean Your Kitchen the Low Carb Way

March 7, 2019

Plus 9 low carb plant-based recipes

 At this point, I’m ready to put the snow and frigid temps of winter behind me and I start craving fresh and colorful spring dishes featuring vegetables. If the weather is still unbearable outside, it’s also the perfect time to give your kitchen a spring clean. In other words, if that wilting piece of broccoli lurking in the back of your fridge does not spark joy, it’s time to toss it and follow my 3 tips for organizing your kitchen.

 Once you’ve gotten your kitchen in order, you can give your meals a low carb spring makeover, and start shopping for low carb spring vegetables in season. In fact, buying vegetables and fruits that are in season cost less and are better for you because they are usually grown locally, so there is less time and money spent on transporting them across the country, and they are also able to maintain more nutrition and flavor.

 If you’re ready to add more low carb plant-based meals with spring vegetables into your weekly menu, try these low carb vegetarian recipes:

 Cheese and Spinach Omelet Topped with Avocado and Salsa

I love to start the day with eggs, and this omelet features nutrient-rich spinach and nice boost of healthy fats from the avocado.

 Eggs Scrambled with Sautéed Mushrooms and Zucchini

Mushrooms are a considered a superfood, and are also rich in nutrients. The zucchini adds a burst of green to this scramble.

 Vanilla Spinach Shake

Grabbing breakfast on the go? You can blend up this shake in seconds.

Baked Artichoke Parsley Cheese Squares

A slice of this cheesy recipe works great for breakfast, lunch, a snack or even dinner if you serve it with a side dish or salad.

 Sautéed Chard with Garlic Pepitas and Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds) and pumpkin seed oil add crunch and a unique flavor to this side dish.

 Radishes with Feta and Mint Salad

Fresh mint adds a burst of slightly sweet, herbaceous flavor to this light salad.

 Sesame, Broccoli, Red Pepper and Spinach Sauté

This salad also pairs well with Miso-Soy Glazed Salmon.

 Asparagus and Leek Soup

Fresh asparagus shines in this springtime soup.

 Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

This cheesy and hearty dish is packed with veggies, including tomatoes, bell peppers and collard greens.

 

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