Buttery Keto Crepes

Heaven help me! These were amazing!!!! They could easily be savory, but as sweet crepes, they are just a raging success. It’s nice when I tinker in the kitchen and come up with something this good.

I had these with some blueberries and a bit of sugar-free maple syrup, and it was just so decadent as a sweet breakfast or a dessert. If you want them savory, you could use a bit less of the sweetener though there is really not much added anyway. I was thinking that these would also be great with a sugar-free jam or jelly spread over the top as well.

This makes 6, 8-inch crepes. Each crepe has .7 net carbs!

IMG_2778Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tsp sweetener of choice (optional for savory crepes)
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional for savory crepes)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Method:

Put all ingredients into a blender, and puree until consistent texture. Let it sit for two minutes.

In a crepe pan or 8-inch skillet, put a bit of butter or nonstick spray down over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter at a time to cook each crepe. Cook the crepe until edges are lightly browned on each side (about 2-3 minutes per side). You can shorten the cooking time if you would prefer that the crepe have no browning.

Remove to a plate and roll.

Serve with berries, sugar-free maple syrup, savory toppings, or sugar-free jelly or jam.

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Keto Loaded Baked “FAUXtato” Casserole

This tastes like a baked potato! I could eat this ALL DAY. Since the weather has gotten cooler, I have started using the oven again. I have been eating some of this for lunches and dinners. I am nowhere near sick of it yet, and my entire family loves it. It also is a total crowd pleaser at gatherings.

You could make this without the chicken, but I find that it’s a good protein boost and has about 6 net carbs in a 1.25 cup serving. It has about 35 grams of protein as well!

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This was an amazing recipe originally from food.com, and I tweaked it a little bit.

Ingredients:

  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 3 cups riced cauliflower (or one bag of Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, chopped, divided
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cook the bacon in the skillet until crispy. Remove bacon to a paper towel, and pour the grease out of the skillet.

Add the cauliflower to the skillet and cook on medium-high heat for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a large bowl, combine sour cream, 3 green onions, chicken, 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Add cauliflower and stir until well mixed.

Put mixture into a baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and cook for 20 minutes. Chop bacon and add to the top along with the remaining green onion.

Sweet Cream Strawberries

Well, this was like feeding frenzy style good. As most know, you can have limited berries on Keto, so I decided that this would be my alternative to other sweets. I used four medium-sized ones for a total of 2.7 net carbs. You could also use a mixture of blueberries and raspberries as well.

It was INCREDIBLY good. I used my husband’s frother that he uses to make latte’s in order to give this some more texture. It was definitely well worth it and made the cream better. Before the frothing, I added pure stevia to make the cream sweeter. I was sad when I reached the bottom of the bowl.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 medium strawberries, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp heavy whipping cream or half and half
  • stevia or sweetener to taste.

Method:

In a tall glass, add the heavy whipping cream or half and half. Add the sweetener to it and froth until nice and fluffy or bubbly.  Spoon over strawberries in a bowl and enjoy!

Keto at Costco

Here is just part of my Keto haul at Costco today. Of course, I was only there to buy a steam cleaner, but you know how it goes…

Just walk the aisles for the refrigerator and freezer sections, and you can find all kinds of goodies! I was also shocked that all but one of the famous Costco samples were Keto! I basically had my lunch made of samples due to Keto keeping my appetite in check. It’s so nice not to be hungry all of the time.

Keto Ramen!

Ok, so I’m totally doing lazy keto, but I kept wanting to eat without being hungry. If you want to fill your stomach without calories or carbs, then Miracle Noodles are a good place to look. I use real ramen packets, throw away the ramen noodles, and then use the packets to season the miracle noodles. It’s perfect, and the texture is just right. Stomach is full, and I didn’t pitch myself off the wagon.

Keto Tartar Sauce

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I saw the wild halibut at Costco again and pictured fish sticks.  I ended up with fish tenders, but the idea of eating them plain just wasn’t appealing to me. I set out to make a tartar sauce. It turned out GREAT!  I am tempted to use the leftovers to make egg salad or tuna salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayo (here is a paleo mayo recipe)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp drained, chopped capers
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles (Trader Joes have ones that are paleo friendly)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped green onion

Method:

Combine all ingredients. Taste to determine if you want to add more lemon juice. Serve with any kind of fish!