My “Healthier Me” Quest and Hat Tip to Kalyn’s Kitchen

baked eggs and asparagus

So today I went to the doctor and instead of dreading that moment when you get on the scale, I had high hopes. For the last several months I have been approaching weight loss, my eternal quest, in a unique way. You see, I am the person who has always tried fad diets and done well for the short term. You name it, I tried it. Eggs and grapefruit. Atkins. HCG. Weight loss injections. Diet Centers.

But a few months ago I took a new approach. I decided to try to just be reasonable – to just try and eat food that is healthier and more nutrient-dense and lower in bad carbs. I turned to Kalyn’s Kitchen, a blog I have loved for years. I have made Kalyn’s recipes occasionally and have loved every single one. But I never made these recipes a mainstay. Until now.

Kalyn’s recipes are so flavorful and fun and delicious that I forget how good they are for my body. And her recipes are low in carbs – but many are veggie-centric and not just heavy on meat and cheese, as low carb recipes often are. I love that.

Take the photo above for example. This Baked Eggs and Asparagus with Parmesan as a perfect “Kalyn recipe.” It is full of flavor and so delicious with very little fat or carbs. And no meat. I have made this recipe so many times, and have switched it up with other veggies as well. SO easy and delicious!

I know this is not a huge success story yet, but as of today I have lost 12 pounds! All the while I have been losing, I have not felt deprived even once, due in large part to recipes just like this one. I am at the – “Gee, my clothes are fitting better” stage of my journey, where no one notices yet, but I feel so much better already. I am committed to continuing on this path, and plan to double that number by the end of this year.

Thank you, Kalyn.

Most of us food bloggers make fun and delicious food. But your food is also helping people to live better, healthier lives.

Here are some other Kalyn’s Kitchen favorites that frequent my kitchen. DO try!

Flourless Egg and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins
Cheesy Low Carb Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup (a favorite of my husband)
Very Greek Grilled Chicken
Julia Child’s Eggplant Pizzas
Green Chile Mock Enchilada Casserole
Layered Mexican Casserole


  1. Jen says

    This makes my heart feel happy. I have always subscribed to the no weight loss philosophy, but to the focus on health as the main priority. I love love love it. Way to go!

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