Low-carb Onion Rings

To celebrate Father’s Day this year, I decided to make some of my dad’s favorites, clean! I am obsessed with grilling in this awesome weather so I’ve been trying a lot of new things on the grill, although I feel like I am much more creative with the sides I create. I usually will pair them with a piece of grilled chicken! Since it was all about my dad and he loves seafood, we had a variety of that along with some delicious sides! One of the sides I made was clean onion rings. I recently came up with a low-carb, gluten-free recipe for them that is delicious and really hits the spot if you are craving fried onion rings ;). For the record, I have probably had fries/onion rings less in my life than I can count on my fingers! I was never exposed to them as a child and they never really interested me! …I recently was at a restaurant and tried one and was like wow these really are good! Ever since, I was determined to make a healthier version.  I think I have mastered it here! 🙂

1 large yellow onion
1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Golden Flax Meal
Cooking spray
Extra virgin olive oil
1 egg

Garlic powder
Sea salt
Course ground pepper

Purchase large yellow onions.  Remove skin and cut into 3/4 inch slices.  Carefully separate the circles and spray lightly with olive oil.  Take a cookie sheet and grease lightly with olive oil. Take 1 egg and wisk in a small bowl.  Measure 1/2 cup Golden Flaxseed Meal (I use Bob’s Red Mill but you can use any brand).  Add 1/2 tsp garlic powder and mix together in bowl.  Dip one onion circle into egg mixture then put in bowl and with teaspoon cover onion completely.  

Remove and gently place on greased cookie sheet.  Continue with all onion circles. Gently spray olive oil on top of all circles to “set”.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake in oven 350 for 20 minutes or until browned to your liking. Test to make sure onion is soft.


My Bridal Shower

This weekend, my mom and bridesmaids hosted the most beautiful shower for me! I cannot believe it’s already over, as we were planning for it to be in ‘May’ for so long and now May was here and is gone! All of the excitement made me even more excited for the wedding! Everyone was so generous and we were so blessed with so many gifts to start our new home!

I want to thank everyone again who came and celebrated with me and made my day so special! 🙂

My mom and I 🙂

The amazing cake 🙂

Carli had put this together for everyone to sign as they walked in and I had so much fun reading everyone’s little notes after :). 

T stopped in to say ‘hi’ to everyone towards the end and also helped open some of the gifts.

Thanks again, everyone!! xoxo