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Low-FODMAP Pesto Sauce

This recipe for Low-FODMAP Pesto Sauce is perfect for those who are sensitive to garlic, have IBS, or follow a dairy-free (or vegan) diet. This boldly flavored sauce is great for all your pesto-ing needs!.

Low-FODMAP Pesto Sauce - a garlic-free, dairy-free recipe for pesto sauce that is Low-FODMAP and vegan - perfect for those with food sensitivities

Pesto sauce adds an incredible pop of flavor to everything it touches. I’ve always been a huge fan of pesto, and have made it homemade for over a decade. I recently changed up the way I make pesto because I’m sensitive to garlic, which is a high-FODMAP food that triggers my IBS symptoms.

In addition, while fermented dairy isn’t a huge trigger for me, I do try to avoid dairy when possible. In essence, I go garlic-free and dairy-free when I make pesto, which may sound like an epic snooze fest, but rest assured, I have a formula for low-FODMAP pesto that is easy on my digestive system while still being super flavorful.

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Kale Pizza Crust (Low-Carb, Keto, Paleo)

Kale pizza crust is exactly what it sounds like! — a pizza crust made with kale. This easy recipe is low-carb, keto, and paleo and is a marvelous way to get your greens.

Kale Pizza Crust - a photo tutorial on how to make pizza crust using kale

Kale Pizza Crust - a low-carb, keto, paleo recipe for pizza crust that happens to be packed with nutrients!

If you’ve been hanging out with me here on The Roasted Root for quite some time, you’re familiar with the fact that I sometimes make pizza crust out of seemingly odd things. For instance, Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Almond Flour Pizza Crust and Kale Pizza Crust have been on constant rotation in my household and have weaved their way in and out of this blog for years. I’ve even been known to make Stuffed Portobello Pizzas.

In essence, girl loves a slice.

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Keto Coffee Ice Cream

Rich, creamy, low-carb keto coffee ice cream. This sugar-free ice cream recipe is easy to prepare and results in better-than-store-bought ice cream!

Keto Coffee Ice Cream - a low-carb ice cream recipe that is sugar-free and easy to prepare. Perfect for those who are watching their sugar intake or follow the keto diet. | #keto #lowcarb

When pressed to divulge my favorite flavor of ice cream, I always have a difficult time landing on one straight answer. Each has so much to offer!  My all-time favorite one day could be completely different from my all-time favorite the next. It’s just so mood-based…Plus, I am convinced there many invisible forces at bay as well, such as the moon cycle, tide, astrological alignment, whether or not Channing Tatum sneezed that day…you name it — there really is no picking a favorite flavor.

I will say, I have always, always loved a great espresso or coffee ice cream. I find the flavor of coffee to be one of the most comforting experiences this world has to offer, so infusing my soul-soothing ice cream with it is a mega win.

If you read my Vanilla Keto Ice Cream post a few weeks ago, you remember my affinity for the sugar-free ice cream. There’s no denying my epic sweet tooth, but I’m also cognizant of my blood sugar, and try to avoid the highs and lows that come with eating conventional desserts. If you’re new to the concept of low-carb ice cream, I highly suggest you read that post, as I discuss the various milks and sweeteners you can use to customize your homemade sugar-free ice cream.

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Vanilla Keto Ice Cream

Low-carb keto ice cream recipe with lots of milk options and sweetener options to tailor the recipe to your diet. This easy recipe can be made with or without an ice cream maker.

Vanilla Keto Ice Cream - low-carb ice cream made with zero carbs and sugar! This insanely creamy ice cream is better than store-bought and you'd never know it's sugar-free.

You guys, I made keto ice cream!

Full disclosure before we proceed: I do not follow a ketogenic diet. I do eat low-carb for health reasons, but I’m not diligent enough about my macros to be keto. I have lived in and out of ketosis for a number of years and find it keeps me lean, balances my hormones, and boosts my energy like crazy; however, for me, keto isn’t a sustainable lifestyle simply because I like to having more freedom with my carb intake. In essence, if I find my way into ketosis by virtue of the fact that I eat a very low-carb diet, cool…but it isn’t something I strive for.

What is sustainable for me? Ice cream that won’t spike my blood sugar. That, I could eat

Let’s back up a tick. If you aren’t familiar with keto and you want to know more, read my post on What is Keto and is it Right for You?.

If you’re like me and you can destroy a pint of Halo Top in a nano second, this recipe for vanilla keto ice cream was created in your name. Throughout the post, you’ll get a sense for how to make low-carb ice cream using ingredients that fit whatever lifestyle you follow.

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What is Keto and is it Right For You?

Disclosure: I am not an expert on keto and have zero medical background. My recommendation when reading my lifestyle posts is always, always to do research beyond my site and when in doubt, seek help from a medical professional before making diet and lifestyle changes. Keto has been blowing up for quite some time, and …

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Maple Balsamic Pork Chops with Blueberry Olive Tapenade

An easy pork chops recipe marinated in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar, and topped with blueberry olive tapenade. A quick and simple dinner recipe for any night of the week! This post is sponsored by California Olive Committee. A couple weeks ago, I took a trip to St. Helena, California to learn about California Ripe …

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Mushroom Bolognese Spaghetti Squash Casserole

 Comforting three cheese spaghetti squash casserole with mushroom bolognese sauce – an ultra pleasing gluten-free vegetarian meal.    This twice-baked spaghetti squash adventure is probably one of my favorite ways of preparing spaghetti squash. It’s like lasagna, but without noodles.. like a casserole, but on the healthful end of the spectrum.. Like spaghetti bolognese, sans …

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Salmon and Root Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

A one-pan sheet pan dinner recipe with winter root vegetables and salmon. A quick, adaptable recipe perfect for chilly winter evenings in, and the perfect go-to for paleo or Whole30 meals.   Aside from the snow, one of my favorite parts about winter is the produce. I bet you can guess why…  it’s because root …

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