It’s National Garlic Day! We’re huge fans of this tasty, pungent vegetable. We throw it into so many savory recipes that we always have a head of garlic in our kitchens, just ready and waiting to go!
We’re not surprised it gets celebrated with festivals around the world. It has so many health benefits as well as a big flavor punch. It can aid cholesterol, triglycerides and blood lipids. It lowers blood pressure. It can fight cancer, and it has antifungal and bacterial properties. It may also lower blood sugar! With all that in mind, we think we should all eat more of it. Here are four great garlic-rich recipes to enjoy!
If you can’t decide what to make for dinner, look no further! These delicious drumsticks are quick and will hit the spot on a weeknight. We love how simple and fast they are while still being delicious. You just cook the chicken, remove it from the pan, make a simple sauce and add the drumsticks back in to coat them. It couldn’t be a faster process! A serving has 154 calories and 0.3 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
When you switch to eating a low-carb diet, you quickly realize how much sugar is in condiments! It’s shocking how much sugar is in the sauces we buy from the store. But we love dipping sauces. This one is perfect for meats and sandwiches. It stands in in the place of aioli, tzatziki or ranch! It’s an incredibly versatile sauce you’ll find yourself using daily! We suggest trying it without mint to mimic ranch and adding in the mint when using it as tzatziki. A serving has 20 calories and one gram of carbs. Get the recipe.
If you are looking for the perfect garlic side to go with your chicken drumsticks or want something to dip in your sauce, this is it! This garlic bread is ready in under 20 minutes. It’s covered in herbs and cheese and is delicious! This is chewy and doughy without having the carbs you expect with garlic bread. It’s the easiest garlic bread you’ll ever make. A serving is 125 calories, two grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
This is the perfect breakfast when you want to start your day with garlic. This savory cauliflower version of a Filipino favorite is an easy breakfast. It takes just ten minutes. While it is meant to be a breakfast dish and uses ham or bacon, you can enjoy it any time of the day. Once you have tried this recipe, it’s sure to become a staple dish in your household: it’s as tasty as it is straightforward. A serving has 131 calories, 4.1 grams of carbs and 1.5 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
With these four recipes, you’ll enjoy garlic for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and your blood sugar and many aspects of your health will thank you!