Closeup of homemade apple butter in a stainless steel dish

Simple Stovetop Apple Butter (No Added Sugar)

Excess of apples? Apple butter is BY FAR the easiest way to use them up!

To make simple, no sugar added apple butter, you just need a little bit of patience. That’s seriously the hardest part of the whole process.

After letting this apple mixture simmer away and reduce down to a deep, caramelized butter, you’ll have a paleo, gluten free, low carb spread that pairs perfectly with the warm flavors of winter.

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Closeup of Loaded Paleo Scalloped Potatoes in a cast iron skillet

Loaded Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes (Dairy Free)

The goal: take a side dish like gluten free scalloped potatoes and make it mindblowing. The result? Loaded scalloped potatoes!

This is one heckuva side dish, layering potato slices, creamy dairy free béchamel sauce, and add-ins like mushrooms, bacon, sour cream, and chives.

A full dish makes a bit of a showstopper at a dinner party, AND it’s gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and Whole30.

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Casserole dish with dairy free green bean casserole

Bacon-Topped Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole

Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole makes the perfect vegetable-filled, nourishing side dish for winter! I’ve already got my eyes on my Thanksgiving menu, and this gluten free recipe is sure to make an appearance.

It’s not only dairy free — it’s gluten free, low carb, keto-friendly, paleo, and Whole30. So unless you’re a vegetarian or vegan (I topped it with bacon because DUH), this casserole fits all sorts of lifestyles while still providing those earthy, warm, comforting flavors that we tend to lean on for wintertime gatherings.

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Bowl of slow cooker gumbo with rice and a spoon

Low Carb Slow Cooker Gumbo

The older I get, the more I appreciate a cozy, comforting bowl or soup or stew like this slow cooker gumbo.

Paleo, Whole30, low carb, and keto-friendly, this crockpot gumbo simmers away all day to create a perfect amalgamation of spicy veggies, chicken thighs, and hot Italian sausage. One big bowl of this Louisiana classic, and you’ll be glad you’ve got a whole crock of leftovers ready to go for the next day!

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