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Celebrate Pride Month with These Low Carb Treats

Eat the rainbow without breaking your low carb lifestyle

A quick search for Pride-themed foods pretty much yields one thing: carbohydrates. Rainbow cake, rainbow cookies, rainbow candy…sugar on sugar on sugar! Instead of helping each other stay on track, we tend to gravitate towards these colorful sugar bombs. However, there are LOTS of ways to “eat the rainbow” without breaking your low carb lifestyle. If you’re looking for Pride party food ideas that keep you on track, look no further! We’ve put together a low carb rainbow foods list, and 3 fantastic appetizer recipes that will be perfect for your Pride party!

Eat the Rainbow. Create your own delicious recipes with any of these colorful low carb foods!

Red:

  • Pepperoni
  • Radishes
  • Red bell peppers
  • Tomatoes

Orange:

  • Butternut squash
  • Carrots
  • Cheese
  • Orange bell pepper
  • Salmon

Yellow:

  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Lemon
  • Mustard
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Summer squash
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Yellow cherry tomatoes

Green:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Celery
  • Green onions
  • Herbs
  • Honey dew melow
  • Leafy greens - spinanch, kale, romaine, Bok Choy
  • Lime
  • Okra
  • Zucchini

Blue:

  • Blue cheese
  • Blueberries

Purple:

  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Eggplant
  • Purple asparagus
  • Purple cabbage
  • Purple cauliflower
  • Purple kale

Bring low carb color to your next Pride gathering with these 3 delicious appetizers!

Chicken Lettuce wraps
Cheesy Taco-Stuffed Peppers (yield: 6 servings)
Ingredients
  • 16 oz ground turkey
  • 1 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 serrano pepper, minced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup green onion, sliced
  • 8 slices Bibb lettuce
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Add ground turkey. Allow the turkey to form a nice brown layer before using a wooden spoon to break the meat up.
  2. Once turkey has browned, add the garlic, ginger, and serrano. Sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds), then add the celery, bell pepper, and onion.
  3. Sauté until onions and peppers are soft, then add half of the shredded cabbage. Continue to sauté until all vegetables reach desired doneness.
  4. Remove from heat. Spoon onto Bibb lettuce and top with remaining shredded cabbage, carrots, and green onions. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: 3 grams net carbohydrates

Spicy Pimento Cheese Spread with Dill (Yield 10 servings)

pimento cheese Spicy Pimento Cheese Spread with Dill (Yield 10 servings)
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp cream cheese, full fat
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 Tbsp fresh dill, minced
  • 2 Tbsp jalapeño, minced
  • 2/3 cup canned pimentos, minced
  • 2.5 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, spices, and dill. Mix in the jalapenos, pimentos, and cheese. Stir until well-combined. Add additional mayonnaise if needed.
  2. Refrigerate before serving. Enjoy with a variety of crunchy veggies!

Nutrition Facts: 2 grams net carbs per serving

Avocado Hummus (yield: 10 servings) Avocado hummus
Ingredients
  • 3 avocados
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor. Blend until smooth. Taste and season as desired.
  2. Use a spatula to scrape the contents into a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use. Enjoy with a variety of colorful veggies like red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, cucumbers, rainbow carrots, summer squash slices.

Nutrition Facts: 2 grams net carbs per serving

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