Slow Cooker Cajun Spinach and Artichoke Dip (LOW CARB, KETO FRIENDLY, LOW SODIUM)
October 28, 2019

You won’t believe our air fryer brussel sprouts with bacon low carb keto friendly recipe has only 4 ingredients. This holiday air fryer vegetable recipe save us a ton of time in kitchen and is perfect for all our holiday celebrations. 

Before scrolling down to the recipe, be sure to read my easy tips for making your recipes low carb, keto friendly, lower sodium, and delicious.

Note: I am thrilled to announce this post is sponsored by my fabulous friends at SWEPCO, however all opinions are my own.

Question Time: What is your favorite holiday vegetable?

With the holiday season approaching, it is time for family, fun, festivities, and FOOD.  Growing up in Bayou Country, our holidays always revolve around food, food, and more food (with lots of hugs and laughs as well!). 

Many of us follow the main holiday food traditions of turkey on Thanksgiving and candy canes on Christmas presents. While we may have all the intention of preparing dishes early, we often lose track of time and space.

Burners are taken, the oven is full, and prep time is limited. Space is limited and may be a bit of fight with other relatives. While we may assign some dishes to our relatives, we often have the uneaten creamed spinach from Aunt Betty that looks more like Shrek than spinach. We quickly cut up vegetables with lame dressing and hope no one complains.

It is time to take out our trusty Air Fryer to save time, space, and make a delicious low carb vegetable for our holiday celebrations.

Skinny Louisiana Drawing Board!

It’s time to take our vegetables to Skinny Louisiana drawing board to keep the festive flavor while cutting the carbs and sodium. While many of our vegetables are already low carb, holiday recipes love to star a sweet ingredient, plus we need to save lots of time. By using our Air Fryer, we can prepare this dish while the turkey is being cut. Using four ingredients, we transformed boring brussel sprouts into our delicious Low Carb Brussel Sprouts with Bacon.

Where to Shop for Low Carb Ingredients

Before I go over ingredients, know the items used in this recipe can be found at many of your local supermarkets and Drug Emporium. Many of you know my love of Drug Emporium stores. Not only does Drug Emporium have amazing prices (often the cheapest in town), I work with this amazing company in putting on Low Carb Food Demonstrations and product selection for shelves. No Drug Emporium in your town? No worries, you will be able to find the items at your local supermarkets.

Ingredients in our Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts and Bacon:

  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Tony Chachere’s Spice N Herbs Seasoning Blend
  • Olive Oil
  • Turkey Bacon

Low Carb, Low Sodium Ingredients in our Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

Tony Chachere’s No Salt Seasoning Blend (LINK)

Looking for flavor? Salt has always been the answer for flavor, but coming in at 2300 mg of sodium in ONLY 1 tsp (yes, the small spoon), salt can wreak havoc for our heart health. I will be the first to agree, foods without salt that use other ‘salt substitutes’ are … terrible. I’m Cajun. I need flavor. Enter Tony Chachere’s No Salt Seasoning Blend. Don’t panic, this blend contains ZERO salt substitutes, making it safe for our families with renal (kidney) disease. The taste? Amazing. Or…..

Tony Chachere’s Spice N Herbs Seasoning Blend

Continuing on the honestly train, I need my food to taste seasoned! Containing zero carbs AND a whole lot of kick, Tony Chachere’s Spice N Herbs Seasoning Blend gives this dish a POW without hiking up the sodium content. 

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe (LOW CARB, KETO FRIENDLY, AIR FRYER AND OVEN FRIENDLY)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed, and halved
  • 2 slices of low-sodium turkey bacon, cut in small pieces
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. (we used Tony’s Spice N’ Herbs Creole Seasoning)

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss until Brussels are well coated.
  • Pour all ingredients into Air Fryer basket.
  • Cook at 360 for 15 minutes. Shake basket. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.

Oven Directions:

  • Line baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil. Pour Brussels on lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings

Calories: 60, Total fat: 3g, Cholesterol: <5mg, Sodium: 250mg, Total carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 3g.

NET CARBS: 4g.

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Carb count exclude sugar alcohols. New carb count is determined with the equation total carbohydrate – total fiber – sugar alcohol.

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This recipe was developed and copyright by culinary dietitian Shelly Marie Redmond. She is the author of Skinny Louisiana…in the Kitchen and Skinny Louisiana…in the Slow Cooker. She practices out of Eberhart Physical Therapy which she co-owns with her husband Greg. In her spare time, she watches Snapped and Investigation Discovery.