Keto Shakes Orange Creamsicle

Keto Shakes Orange Creamsicle

Dreamy orange creamsicle in a low carb breakfast. Keto shakes with protein and MCT oil are perfect for an easy on-the-go meal to fill you up and keep on a keto diet.

Do you remember the orange creamsicle of your childhood? I didn’t have one often, but I definitely remember the ice cream and orange popsicle combination. Sometimes flavors just send you back to a moment in childhood memory, and it definitely does with this one!

When I was in elementary school, our house had a giant (well it seemed giant at the time) spruce tree on the side. It was sort of in an odd spot next to a concrete wall that was a drive to some sort of parking spot in the back. The tree had thinning branches near the concrete wall, and I had a secret spot down there you couldn’t see unless you pushed through the lower branches of the tree. My dad helped me put an old wooden bench down in my tree room hideaway, and it was the perfect place to plot adventures.

The magic of the orange creamsicle

Now, I was not allowed many extra snacks or sugar at that age, and I still remember one hot summer day. My neighbor Katie came over and by some odd chance or parental whim, we were allowed to buy orange creamsicles from the ice cream truck. Yes, the one that plays music down the street.

We grabbed our orange creamsicles and made a bee-line for the tree hideaway with needles for carpet. I think we were afraid someone might change their mind and we wouldn’t be allowed the creamsicles after all. Oh, did they taste good!

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Orange creamsicle keto shakes are an easy low carb breakfast or lunch with protein and MCT oil. A taste of childhood to help stick to a keto diet! #ketoshakes #ketobreakfast

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Orange is the happiest color.

Frank Sinatra

Singer

Best ingredients for keto shakes

For a quick breakfast, I pretty much have two go-to meals. Oh, I mix things up and try new recipes, especially on the weekends, but there are two daily quick meals I know I can depend on. One is bacon and eggs, which most keto dieters know and love. The other is a keto protein shake. I have the ingredients ready to go, toss them in, blend, and go. Easy peasy.

Most often, I use this orange creamsicle flavoring. However, sometimes I mix things up based on the season, as in a pumpkin spice breakfast smoothie, or do a chocolate version with cocoa. But what about the other ingredients?

What are collagen peptides and what does collagen do?

According to WebMD, collagen is a protein that binds tissues together. Basically, it glues our skin together and supports it. It’s rich in the amino acids proline and glycine, which one needs to maintain and repair tendons, bones, and joints. “As we get older, we break it down faster than we can replace it,” says dermatologist Whitney Bowe, author of The Beauty of Dirty Skin: The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out.

There are many recent and ongoing studies that show how collagen:

  • promotes skin elasticity
  • holds bones and muscles together
  • protects organs
  • provides structure to joints and tendons

Collagen peptides are the molecular bonds between individual collagen strands broken down into peptides. Also, they are soluble in cold water, easily digestible, and ready to be absorbed by our bodies. Collagen peptides are much more easily digested and absorbed than regular gelatin.

Even without all that it’s an excellent source of protein. To me, it just makes sense to incorporate it into my diet. Why not add in an extra serving of this vital protein? My skin can use all the help it can get! I prefer to use an unflavored, grass-fed, non-gmo collagen peptide such as this one here.

Collagen peptides, Keto Shakes, Orange Creamsicle #ketorecipes #proteinshake

What is MCT oil?

If you’ve even looked at a keto diet, you’ve probably at least heard of MCT oil. I only use MCT oil from coconuts, although it is also made from palm oil. MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides and refers to the way the carbon atoms are arranged in their chemical structure.

Doctors have prescribed them for many food absorption disorders such as celiac disease, liver disease, and other digestive issues. Moreover, MCT oils are high in saturated fatty acids and low in polyunsaturated fatty acids, which many consider to be good, healthy fats. Also, they are known to be anti-inflammatory with a variety of other health benefits.

I like it because it has a neutral flavor and works well in my smoothies. It really fills me up and prevents me from feeling hungry for a good amount of time. Look for an organic, non-GMO, coconut oil only MCT oil like this one here.

To make orange creamsicle keto shakes you’ll need : 

Keto shakes with collagen peptides and MCT oil are tasty and easy meal replacement shakes. A grown-up meal with childhood flavor. #ketobreakfast #ketoshakes

How to make orange creamsicle keto shakes

Can I tell you one of the main reasons I love this recipe so much? It’s super-quick and easy, and that’s what I need in the mornings!

This keto protein shake recipe is so simple. Are you ready for this? Take all your ingredients out and put them in the blender. Next, blend it all up for 30-40 seconds or until smooth. Lastly, pour it into a glass and enjoy!

Keto Shakes, Orange Creamsicle is a taste of childhood and a protein-filled, healthy breakfast. Easy, low carb and delicious! A great go-to morning meal. #ketobreakfast #ketorecipes

Sometimes I even put all the ingredients but the ice in the blender container the night before and stick it in the fridge. Then, all I need to do is pull it out in the morning, throw in some ice cubes and blend. If you put it in an insulated mug like this one, you can take it with you and drink it whenever you get hungry.

Note: I put orange zest on the shake in the pictures for color more than anything else and don’t usually include zest. If you’d like to throw a little zest in the blender for a fresh orange flavor, feel free to do so.


Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness.

Tae Yun Kim

Martial Arts Grandmaster

What’s your favorite quick keto breakfast?

Are you a bacon and eggs gal like me? During the week when I’m in a big hurry I also rely on a frozen keto muffin or this protein shake to get me going. It’s so easy to get in a rut so mix it up with different flavorings! Orange, maple, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, you name it! There are so many options, I love it!

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Orange creamsicle keto shakes make fabulous low carb high fat meals on the go. Quick and easy this sugar-free, protein shake has collagen peptides and MCT oil. #ketorecipes #ketobreakfast

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Are you a fan of protein meal shakes?

A Keto Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Smoothie is sure to please!

Keto pumpkin spice breakfast shake. Perfect protein meal shake for the season! #pumpkinspice #ketobreakfast

Printable Recipe

Orange Creamsicle Keto Shakes

Dreamy orange creamsicle in a low carb breakfast. Keto shakes with protein and MCT oil are perfect for an easy on-the-go meal to fill you up and keep on a keto diet.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto shakes, meal shake, orange creamsicle, protein shake
Servings: 1
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides (1 serving)
  • 1 tbsp sweetener (Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1 tsp orange extract (or 2-3 drops orange essential oil)
  • 3 cubes ice

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30-40 seconds or until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass or insulated mug and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 shake
calories 294
 
Total Fat 25 g  
Saturated Fat 19 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 32 mg  
Sodium 351 mg  
Potassium 212 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 13 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients used in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Muffins

Low Carb Peanut Butter Muffins

Low carb peanut butter muffins with cream cheese filling are a bit of keto heaven! A perfect gluten-free breakfast with a cup of coffee, or with a salad for a sugar-free lunch.

Did you know there are six cities in the U.S. named Peanut: Peanut, California; Lower Peanut, Pennsylvania; Upper Peanut, Pennsylvania; Peanut, Pennsylvania, Peanut, Tennessee; and Peanut West Virginia? Obviously, there are other people in this world who love the delightful peanut as much as me. Peanuts or peanut butter, along with chocolate, are my most common cravings!

I love to have muffins on hand, often in the freezer, for a breakfast or snack emergency. Therefore, it’s fun to try all sorts of flavors and pairings to find people’s favorites. I couldn’t go long without coming up with low carb peanut butter muffins because, in my family at least, they’re a definite crowd-pleaser! Add a cream cheese filling to the mix, and they’re darn near irresistible!

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Low carb peanut butter muffins, the perfect keto breakfast or with a salad for lunch! Curb your craving and enjoy your low carb diet! #lowcarbmuffins #ketobreakfast

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Without peanut butter I might starve.

Judy Blume

Author

Inspiration for the best muffins

One of our favorite places to visit, especially in fall when the aspen trees are in full brilliant yellow, is the Baldpate Inn. Located just outside of Estes Park, Colorado, it’s a must-see for history buffs and curiosity seekers. It’s one of my favorite restaurants around Estes Park. The Baldpate Inn opened up in 1917 and boasted fabulous amenities like hot running water, indoor plumbing, and electric lights!

If you travel to Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park take time to check out the Baldpate. It’s packed with history and fun characters, even Teddy Roosevelt visited there! My kids absolutely love the key room and can spend a ton of time just looking at all the fascinating keys! Visit and you’ll learn more about it.

The Baldpate Inn in Estes Park, Colorado is a unique historical dining experience. The kids will love the key room! #estesparkrestaurants #coloradohistory

Muffins from the Baldpate Inn

What does this have to do with low carb peanut butter muffins? Well, today the Inn serves a soup and salad buffet in the historic dining room overlooking the gorgeous scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park. Our family loves the experience, and the homemade soups, salads, pies, and MUFFINS that accompany the views.

Food so often brings back memories and places, doesn’t it? The Baldpate Inn varies its muffin selection, and the inspiration for many of my low carb muffin recipes come from there. Orange zucchini, banana butterscotch, mango, onion garlic, and so many more. Can you guess what my favorite muffin was? You guessed it! Peanut butter!

Low carb peanut butter muffins are great for a keto breakfast or low carb lunch! Full of flavor and easy to fit into a low carb diet. Peanut butter and a cream cheese filling equals deliciousness! #peanutbutter #lowcarbmuffins

To make low carb peanut butter muffins you’ll need : 

Plates of low carb peanut butter muffins are a welcome keto breakfast or lunch treat! Filled with a silky peanut butter cream cheese filling, they may become a new obsession. #lowcarbrecipes #ketobreakfast

How to make low carb peanut butter muffins

To begin, get out a muffin tin, medium bowl, and all the items needed to make the muffins. First, crack the eggs into the bowl. Second, add in the peanut butter, vanilla, and sweetener and mix well with a hand or standing mixer for about two minutes or until completely smooth.

Next, take a larger bowl and whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Then pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix it together completely. In addition, add in the 1/2 cup almond milk to create more of a muffin batter consistency.

Plate of low carb peanut butter muffins, perfect for a keto breakfast or lunch with a salad. #ketomuffins #lowcarbmuffins

The muffin filling

The filling is pretty simple to make. Begin by stirring together the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of powdered sweetener. Keep mixing until it’s completely smooth.

Assembly

First, put the lined muffin tin in front of you with a decent about of working space. Second, place about 2 tablespoons of batter in each muffin cup. Then carefully put about one tablespoon of cream cheese filling in each. Now, put about two tablespoons more of batter on each, or until it’s evenly distributed.

Have you heard chefs say to decorate your baked goods with the flavors of the pie, tart or whatever you’re making? That way people know what to expect and anticipate when biting into the dish. Therefore, if you like, sprinkle chopped peanuts on the top of each muffin for crunch and effect. Lastly, bake them at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until done.

Pan of low carb peanut butter muffins #ketomuffins #lowcarbmuffins

To me, peanut butter is the breakfast of champions! 

Greg Louganis

Athlete

What’s your favorite low carb breakfast?

Do you prefer a bacon and eggs kind of breakfast, a smoothie, or sweet bread or muffin? To be honest, I love all of them but have to mix them up. If I eat one all the time, like anything, I get completely burnt out.

What are your favorite kinds of muffins? Often it depends on the season, but what muffins do you crave we could make low carb? I’d love to try some new flavors!

I hope you enjoy these amazing peanut butter muffins. Happy baking!

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Plates of low carb peanut butter muffins are a welcome keto breakfast or lunch treat! Filled with a silky peanut butter cream cheese filling, they may become a new obsession. #lowcarbrecipes #ketobreakfast

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Cinnamon rolls? Another low carb breakfast please!

Circle baking pan of six frosted keto cinnamon rolls

Printable Recipe

Low Carb Peanut Butter Muffins

These low carb peanut butter muffins with cream cheese filling are a bit of keto heaven! A perfect gluten-free breakfast with a cup of coffee, or with a salad for a sugar-free lunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: gluten-free, keto, low carb peanut butter muffins, peanut butter
Servings: 12
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (I use Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts for topping (opt.)

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp powdered sweetener (Swerve Confectioner's)

Instructions

  • Place eggs, peanut butter, vanilla, and sweetener in a large bowl and mix well with a hand or standing mixer.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir to combine completely. Add in the 1/2 cup almond milk to create a muffin batter consistency.
  • Make the filling by stirring together the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of powdered sweetener.
  • Place about 2 tablespoons of batter in each muffin cup in a prepared tin with liners. Then put one tablespoon of cream cheese filling in each. Next, put about two tablespoons more of batter on each, or until it's evenly distributed.
  • Optional: Sprinkle chopped peanuts on the top of each muffin.
  • Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 muffin
calories 245
 
Total Fat 21 g  
Saturated Fat 4 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg  
Sodium 107 mg  
Potassium 109 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g  
Dietary Fiber 4 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 10 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Antipasto Salad

Keto Antipasto Salad

Preview: Keto antipasto salad is the perfect keto side for a picnic or a quick low carb lunch! Refreshing veggies, mozzarella cheese, and sausage with balsamic vinegar and avocado oil dressing. 

Do you ever go to a church or school function where they’re serving a potluck meal and just expect not to eat anything or have your real lunch when you get home? I know how you feel! Why? I do it all the time.

How to enjoy food events

However, you can plan well (and that’s sometimes a big IF for this mom of 2) and take a low carb offering to the event. Prepare beforehand, and you can join in with everyone. Moreover, at the same time, you can spread the love of keto without them even knowing it.

This keto antipasto salad recipe is a great option for just those occasions. As a mom, I’ve noticed food events come up all the time. Bring something to the karate picnic, Aunt Lilly’s Bunko party, or the neighborhood homeowners meeting. The list goes on, and so often food is how we bond and enjoy time together. Make it easy to join in!

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Keto antipasto salad with a balsamic vinegar and avocado oil dressing is perfect for picnics, events, or an easy low carb lunch! Gluten-free fresh deliciousness. #ketosalad #lowcarblunch

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Every salad you serve is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modeled, a drama you have created.

Carol Truax

Author, The Art of Salad Making

What are the best green veggies for a keto diet?

I talk to people all the time who have the misconception you don’t ever eat vegetables on a keto diet. “That’s just not healthy,” I’m told, “You have to eat your veggies!”

Well, yes, I do! I’m a firm believer in the merits of greens in my diet. Also, there are benefits to eating all that roughage! But what are the best green veggies for a keto diet? I’ll tell you what I love and what’s worked for me.

Broccoli

I love steamed broccoli, and it’s one of my favorite sides for dinner. In fact, it’s often on my menu 3-4 times a week because it’s my trusty go-to easy prep veggie. You can also chop it up or grind it up for any number of soup or casserole-type dishes.

The facts: 1/2 cup of steamed broccoli has 4 carbs, 1 gram of protein, and 23 calories.

Asparagus

Asparagus is great steamed as a side, rolled in bacon, or in a brown butter sauce. It also works well in salads, like the keto antipasto salad. Traditional artichoke has more carbs than I like so I substitute asparagus instead!

The facts: 1/2 cup (about 8 spears) of steamed asparagus has 4 carbs, 2 grams of protein, and 20 calories.

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine lettuce is one I sort of use as an all-purpose veggie. I wrap burgers or deli meat and cheese in it, we also like it as a conduit for dips. In addition, it makes a fabulous taco salad! 😉

The facts: 1 cup of chopped romaine lettuce has 3 carbs, 1 gram of protein, and 17 calories.

Cucumber

Okay, so cucumber is technically a fruit, but I’m still going to include it here. Cucumber is also great for slicing up to use with dip, put in lunch boxes, and throw together for a salad. Most kids like it, including my very picky son so I count it a win!

The facts: 1/2 cup sliced cucumber with the peel on has 3 carbs, 0 grams of protein, and 15 calories.

Spinach

My childhood self would be shocked, but as an adult, I really do love spinach. I use it in all sorts of things. It’s fabulous in soups, casseroles, stuffed in chicken, even in smoothies for my son we call “dinosaur juice”. It’s super-easy to use and grows well in my garden. Score!

The facts: 1 cup of raw spinach has 3 carbs, 2 grams of protein, and 23 calories.

(the facts according to MyFitnessPal.com)

There you have it! This is not an all-inclusive list by any means but a list of my family’s favorites and what I use most often. What could you add to the list?

Antipasto Salad is full of flavor and a great keto or low carb lunch! Take it to your next picnic or potluck and voilà! The perfect gluten-free salad option. #ketolunch #lowcarbsalad

How to make a keto antipasto salad

What do I love about a salad? First off, once you have all the ingredients, it’s so easy to throw together. Secondly, it’s fresh and flavorful and just feels healthy. So let’s get started!

As I mentioned, the hardest part of this salad is just getting the ingredients together. Can I tell you a little secret? Do I go shopping at the grocery store and search all over trying to find things? Never! I’ve gotten completely spoiled with ordering online and doing the pickup behind the store. I use Clicklist at our King Soopers (Kroger) most often, but now Wal-mart and some other store provide this awesome service as well!

Therefore, now I just type in everything I need for the recipes I’ve planned for the week. This is all accomplished in the comfort of my pajamas under a blanket, with a cup of tea. Also important is it’s after the kids have gone to bed (it’s been cold here lately!). Now back to the real topic.

A fabulous antipasto salad is a delicious low carb, keto crowd pleaser! Gluten-free salad for lunches, parties, and get togethers. #ketolunch #lowcarbsalad

Tips to make an awesome antipasto salad

Once you have all your ingredients and bowls and things out, it’s time to begin. First, steam or boil the asparagus spears for 3-4 minutes until as tender as you like. For the salad, they’re chopped into one-inch pieces, and that can be done before or after they’re cooked. Then put them aside to cool.

Second, take a large salad bowl and combine all the salad ingredients. Toss them together with tongs or a large spoon to mix those beautiful colors together. Don’t forget to add the cooked asparagus in as well. Now, set that aside and take out a medium-sized bowl.

Now it’s time to prepare the dressing. It’s pretty simple. Measure out all the dressing ingredients into the bowl and whisk them together vigorously. That’s it!

Next, pour the dressing over the salad and again use the tongs or a big spoon to toss it and coat all the ingredients with dressing. It keeps well in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, and in my opinion actually tastes better the day after it’s made.

Consequently, it makes it easy peasy to make up the night before your event and take with you the next day!

Keto Antipasto Salad is a beautiful, flavorful low carb lunch! Perfect easy recipe for picnics and potlucks. #antipastosalad #saladrecipes

The colors of a fresh garden salad are so extraordinary, no painter’s pallet can duplicate nature’s artistry.

Dr. Sunwolf

Author

Healthy Lunch Recipes

What are your favorite go-to healthy lunch recipes? I’m a huge fan of recipes like this Keto antipasto salad you can make beforehand. Then it’s ready to go and easy to pack for a lunch on the go! So many people have the wrong idea and think if you’re on a Keto diet you don’t eat veggies. They couldn’t be more wrong! Furthermore, I take great pride in my garden every year. Wondering what to plant in your Keto vegetable garden? Check out my suggestions here!

Here’s to salad, and parties, and picnics! Enjoy!

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Keto antipasto salad is low carb goodness! Refreshing and the perfect gluten-free recipe for picnics and parties. Makes it easy to stick to a low carb diet! #ketosalad #lowcarblunch

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This is a fabulous keto antipasto salad! I hope you love it too!

 

The Best Keto Veggie Side Dish

Do you need more veggie recipes? This easy low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini is amazing!

Easy low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini, the perfect summer Keto side dish. Picnics and get togethers, everyone will love this gluten-free recipe. #lowcarbsides #zucchini

 

Printable Recipe

Keto Antipasto Salad

Fresh veggies, mozzarella balls, and sausage. What could be better with the bite of a balsamic vinegar and avocado oil dressing? Keto Antipasto Salad is the perfect low carb lunch or side.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: Keto antipasto salad, keto salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 8 oz mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 8 oz pepperoncini
  • 8 oz hard salami, diced
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 16 spears asperagus
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Steam or boil the asparagus for 3-4 minutes until soft. Cut the spears up into 1-inch pieces, and put them aside to cool.
  • Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss to mix.
  • Set that aside and take out a medium-sized bowl and whisk together all the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad and use tongs or a big spoon to toss it and coat all the ingredients with dressing.
  • Serve!

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 316
 
Total Fat 27 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 10 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 45 mg  
Sodium 1042 mg  
Potassium 131 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 12 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Preview: Gooey cinnamon goodness. This is the best keto cinnamon rolls recipe! They’re the perfect delicious low carb gluten-free breakfast with none of the guilt.

Do you have a favorite breakfast? Or what was your favorite breakfast before you started a keto or low carb diet? For me, cinnamon rolls are definitely in the top 5! As a matter of fact, if I’m offered a cinnamon roll rarely can I refuse. That’s magnified of course when one can smell the cinnamon and bread baking!

Why keto cinnamon rolls?

Therefore, can you imagine how excited I was to create this amazing, keto, low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free recipe? To be honest, I prefer it to the big name cinnamon roll chain. You know the one you walk by at the mall or the airport and sigh at the delightful aromas wafting about?

Yes, well these keto cinnamon rolls come ready to perfectly fit into your daily life, macros, and make you feel good! This past Christmas I gave in to my brother and ate a sugary, gluten-full pastry. Can you guess what happened? Afterward, I felt awful, bloated up, and my eyes puffed up (and that was NOT from lack of sleep!).

That’s my experience, so yours will of course vary, but I LOVE having keto options for my favorite foods.

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Keto cinnamon rolls are the perfect low carb breakfast. Satisfy your craving and stick to your keto diet. Gooey cream cheese frosting and cinnamon. #ketorecipes #ketobreakfastrecipes

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Cinnamon is how I roll.

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Cinnamon Bun Day: Kanelbullens Dag

Cinnamon bun or cinnamon roll day! Now there’s a holiday I can get behind and celebrate with real gusto!

The cinnamon roll is generally believed to have originated in Sweden. Swedes started spicing their pastries with cinnamon as far back as the 1500s. Then into the 1900s, the sweet bread became more popular alongside coffee. Yes, coffee parties were “in”, and the delightful cinnamon roll was at the heart of those parties.

Consequently, we fast forward to 1999 when “Kanelbullens Dag” became an official secular holiday. It’s celebrated in particular in Finland and Sweden. Furthermore, guess what the most exciting thing about this is to me? When is this day? None other than October 4, which is the absolute best day of the year!! It just so happens it’s also my birthday!

Cinnamon roll day, my way

I recently discovered “Kanelbullens Dag”, and my keto cinnamon rolls recipe is the perfect way to celebrate. Why not whip some up on October 4 or your own birthday? Or really any day of the year…

Two keto cinnamon rolls on a white plate next to a mug of coffee

To make keto cinnamon rolls you’ll need : 

Circle baking pan of six frosted keto cinnamon rolls

How to make keto cinnamon rolls

To begin, get out all of the ingredients and kitchen utensils. First, put the mozzarella and cream cheese into a microwave-safe bowl. Second, warm the cheese in the microwave to melt for one to two minutes. The time will depend on the strength of your microwave.

Mozzarella and cream cheese in a bowl to make the keto cinnamon rolls

Next, add in the almond flour, 2 tablespoons of Swerve Confectioner’s, and baking powder and use a hand or standing mixer to combine it all into a dough. Now, continue to mix and add the eggs in one at a time. The mixture should be worked into a dough, keep mixing or kneading it until it comes together.

Keto cinnamon rolls batter being mixed with a hand mixer

Roll out the dough

It may be a little sticky, and if it is too gooey to handle place it in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes before rolling it out. Then put the dough in between two pieces of parchment paper. Roll it out into a large rectangle about 1/4 of an inch thick.

Now take off the top piece of parchment paper, and use a pastry brush to brush the melted butter over the dough.

Keto cinnamon rolls dough rolled out with a hand brushing on melted butter

For the next task, whisk together the cinnamon and powdered sweetener in a small bowl. Then use a spoon or your fingers and sprinkle it evenly over the butter on the dough. Now, this is also the time to sprinkle a half a cup of nuts evenly over the dough if you wish.

Keto cinnamon rolls dough rolled out. A hand sprinkles on the cinnamon mixture.

Next, this is the part where the parchment paper becomes really handy. Use it to help roll up the dough, guide it from the narrow end until it becomes a log.

Hands roll up the dough with the filling for the keto cinnamon rolls

Then form it with the parchment paper to make it even, and cut it into 6 equal rolls.

Keto cinnamon rolls dough, rolled up into a log

Now carefully take each roll and put it swirl up in a 9″ circle baking pan, evenly spaced.

Raw keto cinnamon rolls in a circle pan to be baked

The preheated oven should be at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the rolls for 20 minutes or until the top and edges begin to brown.

Overhead close-up of the baked keto cinnamon rolls without frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

Lastly, don’t forget the amazing cream cheese frosting! Whisk together in a small bowl the softened cream cheese, heavy cream, and powdered sweetener. Use the pastry brush or a butter knife to brush the frosting over the slightly cooled keto cinnamon rolls.

Finally, grab a cup of coffee or your preferred morning drink. You’ll have a pretty darn good breakfast if I do say so myself! Also, these freeze well for up to a month if you’d like to just warm one up when you’re ready!

A bite on a keto cinnamon roll on a fork

Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.

Lemony Snicket

Author

What’s your favorite low carb breakfast?

Or maybe what’s your favorite breakfast you wish were low carb and keto? Let me tell you, I eat a LOT of eggs. The trick is how to prepare them just right to make them interesting.

It’s so much fun to test recipes and even more exciting when they are a triumph. My keto cinnamon rolls are a recipe I’m very proud of and hope they become one of your favorites too! You may even want to make them for the official October 4th Cinnamon Roll Day!

Happy baking!

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The BEST Keto Cinnamon Rolls. A low carb cinnamon and cream cheese party in your mouth. Gluten-free, sugar-free and better than the original. #lowcarbbreakfast #lowcarbrecipes

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Keto Peanut butter pie, pieces of pie on blue plates in front of the entire pie

Printable Recipe

Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Keto cinnamon rolls with gooey cream cheese frosting. Cinnamon spice and the perfect breadlike structure.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: Keto Cinnamon Rolls, Low carb cinnamon rolls
Servings: 6
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp powdered sweetener, I use Swerve Confectioner's
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp powdered sweetener (Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sweetener (Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 2 oz cream cheese

Instructions

  • Melt the mozzarella and cream cheese for 1-2 minutes in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Add in the almond flour, powdered sweetener, and baking powder and mix to combine into a dough. Continue mixing and add the eggs in one at a time.
  • Form the mixture into a dough and place it between two pieces of parchment paper. If it is too sticky to handle, refrigerate it for 15 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough in a large rectangle about 1/4 of an inch thick. Use a pastry brush to brush the melted butter over the dough.
  • Whisk together the cinnamon and powdered sweetener in a small bowl then sprinkle it evenly over the butter.
  • Use the parchment paper to help roll up the dough from the narrow end until it becomes a log. Form it with the parchment paper and cut it into 6 equal rolls.
  • Place the rolls swirl up in a 9" circle baking pan, evenly spaced. Bake them at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until the top and edges begin to brown.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Whisk together the softened cream cheese, heavy cream, and powdered sweetener.
  • Brush over the slightly cooled keto cinnamon rolls.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 roll
calories 305
 
Total Fat 26 g  
Saturated Fat 13 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 132 mg  
Sodium 510 mg  
Potassium 94 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 13 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Preview: Keto peanut butter pie is a gloriously flavorful low carb giant peanut butter cup and the perfect creamy indulgent dessert for special occasions. You won’t believe it’s gluten-free and sugar-free!

You don’t have to know me long to know I’m pretty much a chocolate peanut butter fanatic. As a matter of fact, chocolate peanut butter has long been one of my favorite flavor combinations. Moreover, I admit my almost daily treat is a small keto peanut butter cup.

As a kid, my mother’s favorite restaurant in town was and still is, well-known for their delicious giant pies. We would go there fairly often, but especially for her birthday or for Mother’s Day when they give all mothers a free piece of pie! The dilemma for me, however, was the difficult choice between the coconut cream and peanut butter supreme pies. I remember truly agonizing over this decision, and as a child it was intense!

One piece of the peanut butter supreme pie had a basic crust, then a layer of chocolate, then mounds of peanut butter filling, all topped with peanuts. I still remember the joy when it was put in front of me, and trying to eat the entire thing that filled an entire plate. Really, it should probably be 2-3 servings.

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Evolution of the keto peanut butter pie

The years went by, and I when I got married I began to make my own chocolate peanut butter pie. I played with the recipe for a while, with input from my husband. Therefore, if you came to our house for dinner at some point you probably were served one version of it or another.

However, it is definitely a TREAT pie. I cannot begin to tell you how much sugar and calories are in the thing. So, of course, I became determined to make a keto version of it. Why? Because quite frankly my husband still wanted me to make it, and I couldn’t resist eating some of it. Ergo, the keto peanut butter pie was born!

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Keto peanut butter pie is the BEST low carb dessert ever! A rich, giant peanut butter cup sure to be a birthday party, dinner party, or other special occasion favorite! It's a chocolate peanut butter masterpiece. #ketodesserts #lowcarbdesserts

I’m going to live until I die, and everything in between is just another excuse to eat peanut butter.

Dana Gould

Comedian

For the love of peanut butter

When my daughter was almost two years old, we discovered she had a peanut and tree nut allergy. To be completely honest, this was horrifying for many reasons. The utmost being, of course, nut allergies are incredibly scary and can be life-threatening. If you have not experienced yourself or a close family member with such an allergy, it is very difficult to imagine the terror constantly in a mother’s mind. All senses go on-alert at all times for any hint of a nut that could be a danger to the child.

The smaller, depressing, and selfish thing that was horrifying to me was that I was going to have to give up eating all nuts. I snacked on peanuts and tree nuts at work and home all the time, and it was a BIG change. BUT it was possible, and there are plenty of alternatives out there we tried, like Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) and others.

Thankfully, she is one of the 25% of children (according to our allergist) that grow out of a peanut allergy. We did the skin and blood testing, and finally an in-office peanut butter challenge she passed with flying colors. Unfortunately, we still have many allergies to other tree nuts so my alert is still always on constant for open bowls of cashews and plates of baklava.

However, can you imagine my joy and renewed love of the flavorful peanut?! Oh, yes the peanut has enjoyed a huge resurgence in our house. Possibly, I fixate on it even more than I did before for its flavor, and as a low carb snack.

Keto peanut butter pie is a fabulous low carb special occasion treat. The perfect gluten-free, sugar-free chocolate peanut butter dessert to satisfy cravings. #lowcarbrecipes #ketopie

To make keto peanut butter pie you’ll need : 

Recently, my trusty, yet boring glass Pyrex pie plate met an untimely demise on my parents’ frozen driveway. To make matters worse, it was full of a magnificent keto Boston cream pie. I was devastated and tempted to eat my smashed pie from the driveway, glass shards and all! I noticed a child at the window so came to my senses and cleaned up the mess.

However, it gave me the opportunity to try out a new kind of pie plate. I chose a fluted tart sort of pan to make the keto peanut butter pie have even more the look of a huge peanut butter cup. I love it so far, and the removable bottom makes it very easy to get out of the pan. The only negative I’ve found is that it’s a little sharp on the edges so I’ll probably not let the kids handle it much so they don’t cut themselves.

At home, you can use whatever you have, a tart-style pan like mine, a regular pie plate, or even a spring-form pan.


How to make keto peanut butter pie

To begin this fabulous pie (can you tell I really like this pie?), take a medium bowl and whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Second, I quickly melt the butter in the microwave or you can do it on the stovetop. Then turn it out and pat it down evenly in the pie plate, along the bottom and up the sides. I like to use the bottom of a glass or a measuring cup to press down the crust around the pan, so try that out or just use your hands.

Keto Peanut Butter Pie crust, use a measuring cup to press out the crust #ketocrust #ketopie

Now, bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then put it in the freezer or refrigerator. Baking it binds the crust together a bit, and I prefer the strength it gives it.

Meanwhile, mix together the butter for the filling, peanut butter, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla. In another bowl whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, with a hand or standing mixer. Then fold it into the peanut butter mixture carefully until completely combined.

Keto Peanut Butter Pie filling #ketopie #peanut butter pie

Pour the keto peanut butter pie filling into the prepared crust. Next, even it out with a spatula and return it to the freezer.

At this point, you have a perfectly wonderful peanut butter pie, and if you prefer to leave it as-is and sprinkle some peanuts on it to decorate, you’ll have a finished pie.

Keto chocolate ganache topping

However, to kick it up a notch, I like to make a keto ganache topping. I’ve found the Swerve sweetener makes it harder than a typical ganache so another option is to place the chocolate ganache directly on the crust and then fill with the peanut butter mixture so it doesn’t smash out as you cut a bite.

Keto peanut butter pie with ganache topping #ketopie #peanutbutterpie

Personally, I like the idea of the giant peanut butter cup and put place the chocolate on top. To make it, put the finely chopped unsweetened chocolate, sweetener, and two tablespoons of peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl. Next, heat the heavy cream on the stove until it just simmers but doesn’t boil, then pour it over the chocolate.

Let it all sit together for 5 minutes, and then whisk until it melts together completely and comes together as a ganache. Pour it over the top of the pie and even it out with the spatula. Lastly, refrigerate it at least an hour or until ready to serve!

Keto peanut butter pie bite #ketodesserts #lowcarbrecipes

 

It’s like peanut butter and chocolate. Each is great, but they’re better together.

Richard Whitehead

Athlete


Keto desserts

I have always had a sweet tooth, and one of the many reasons I now eat keto is to get rid of my sugar addiction. This keto peanut butter pie is definitely a rich, indulgent dessert. It’s low carb and gluten-free but very high fat and should be eaten as a fat bomb or birthday or special occasion dessert. I LOVE it, but can’t keep it around too long or eat too much of it!

That said, you can always eat half a portion. Or, if your group doesn’t eat the entire thing, put in the freezer in small portions for your own treat! For me, I always keep snacks and treats in the freezer for that occasional emergency so I don’t succumb to the storebought cheesecake or whatever dessert my husband’s brought home for himself. I hope you try it out!

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Printable Recipe

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Keto peanut butter pie is a gloriously, flavorful giant peanut butter cup and the perfect creamy dessert for special occasions. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter, gluten-free, keto dessert, keto peanut butter pie, sugar-free
Servings: 16
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 8 tbsp melted butter

Filling:

  • 8 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Ganache topping:

  • 4 oz chopped unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Pour the melted butter and mix together to form the crust dough. Spread evenly into pie pan, along the bottom and up the sides. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then place in the freezer.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla. In another bowl whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, then fold it into the peanut butter mixture until completely combined. Pour into prepared crust, even it out with a spatula, and return to the freezer.
  • For the ganache topping, place the chocolate, sweetener, and peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl. Heat the heavy cream on the stove until it just simmers but doesn't boil, then pour it over the chocolate. Let it all sit together for 5 minutes, and then whisk until it melts together completely and comes together as a ganache. Pour over the top of the pie and refrigerate at least an hour or until ready to serve.

Notes

Nutrition Facts:

Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 slice
Calories 418
 
Total Fat 40 g  
Saturated Fat 18 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 13 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 65 mg  
Sodium 97 mg  
Potassium 243 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 9 g  
Dietary Fiber 5 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 10 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Cheddar Focaccia

Keto Cheddar Focaccia

Preview: Soft and delicious, keto cheddar focaccia is cheese and rosemary goodness with your favorite low carb soup or salad. 

I’ve had so many people tell me how hard it is for them to give up bread on a keto, low carb, or gluten-free diet. Do you have family members or friends who moan about how much they miss bread and how terrible all the gluten-free versions are?

I’ve found for myself it’s hugely important to have good alternatives and options to curb any cravings. Yet, such recipes options also have to fit into my daily macros and plan. Sound familiar?

This keto cheddar focaccia is one of those recipes that is so awesome people who are not low carb or keto begin to crave it! It’s difficult when half the household eats one way and the other half another. My husband regularly grabs one of these for a snack or with dinner over the bread he says he prefers. I have to bite my tongue not to say, “Hey wait a minute! We can’t eat your stuff, why are you eating ours?”

Can I tell you a secret? I very rarely miss bread anymore and am not tempted by it. Once you get through that initial phase the cravings start to fade and maybe just the idea of it sounds good and the memories of good times sharing a meal with others. So bam! Introduce a new plate to the table. Keto cheddar focaccia, yum!

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Keto cheddar focaccia is low carb, cheesy heaven! Missing bread? Soft and delicious, this gluten-free bread is perfect with keto soups and salads. #ketobread #lowcarbrecipes

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How to cope when family members eat different diets

Is there anyone else out there who struggles with this? We began for health reasons, and my daughter and I are very strict about what we can eat and what we want to introduce into our systems. On the other hand, my husband is very much a traditional meat, bread, and potatoes guy with a gigantic sweet tooth.

What can you do when you have temptations in the house and are not allowed to completely clean out the cupboards? I will never say that it’s easy, but there are a few alterations we’ve made that seem to have helped. A little.

1. Always have keto treats and emergency snacks available

The best way I’ve found to keep snacks on hand is to consistently update the supply in the freezer. That way, my daughter or I can get a low carb muffin, keto peanut butter cup, or piece of keto cheddar focaccia out whenever the need or craving arises. In addition, because I know I have good options in the freezer I’m less likely to raid my husband’s stash.

2. Keep non-keto or non-low carb items together in one cupboard

In our house, this is called “Daddy’s secret spot”, named by my son. My husband keeps all his candy bars, Pop-tarts, granola bars, and other snacks in a higher cupboard sort of like a liquor cabinet but for non-keto-friendly snacks. It’s not locked or anything and always there, but it helps when it’s a place I don’t go into and don’t see. In this way, I’m not reaching in to get the almond flour passing by the chocolate caramels or mint Christmas candy.

Yes, this can backfire if you have no emergency keto options available, but so far it’s worked well for us. My daughter doesn’t even try to venture into “Daddy’s secret spot”.

3. Be strategic in the foods you buy

What does this mean? Well, if I have to go to the grocery store and buy my husband bagels and granola bars, I buy the kinds he likes but I know my daughter definitely does not. Therefore, he’s happy, and she won’t be tempted.

For example, I could buy raisin cinnamon bagels because I know she doesn’t like raisins and wouldn’t think about them constantly in the cabinet. Then for the granola bar choice, I select a granola bar with peanuts because although she grew out of her peanut allergy, she still cannot stand to smell or eat them. Perhaps not ideal, but as a family, you have to make life work!

Keto cheddar focaccia, overhead view #ketorecipes #lowcarbbread

After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.

Oscar Wilde

Author

To make keto cheddar focaccia you’ll need : 

Keto cheddar focaccia, the perfect low carb bread to pair with keto soup or salad. #lowcarbrecipes #ketobread

How to make keto cheddar focaccia

This is actually a pretty easy recipe to make, and the most difficult part of all may be in gathering the things you need to make it. Therefore, first, I always get out my food processor, baking dish, and other kitchen items and ingredients I need. It makes it quicker and feel simpler.

Second, take the 9 x 13-inch baking dish and grease it with butter or coconut oil. Once that’s done, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now, move to the food processor. I like to make this recipe quickly in the food processor, but you can always do it in a mixer. Just be sure to mix it very thoroughly.

Measure all the ingredients except for the topping, into a food processor. Next, pulse and process the mixture until it’s well-blended and makes a dough. Then spoon the dough into the greased baking dish and smooth it around with a spatula so it’s evenly distributed.

Next, take a smaller bowl and mix together the topping ingredients then sprinkle it all over the dough. Then place it in the over to bake for about 30-35 minutes and let cool. I like to eat it when it’s still a little warm, but it reheats very well also.

The nutrition facts I’ve included are for 20 equal-sized pieces. You can always make them a little smaller to cut the carb count down to 1, but I like a good piece to bite into with my dinner. It keeps well for about a 4 days in the fridge or up to a month in the freezer.

Keto cheddar focaccia, holding up a piece. #ketorecipes #lowcarbdiet

If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.

Julia Child

Chef

Keto Diet

What do you struggle with most following a keto or low carb diet? Do you also have a family with certain members eating different diets or maybe at different times because of work and school schedules? Planning and organization are huge in these situations, but you also have to use trial and error to see what works for you.

Don’t worry if you don’t succeed all the time. With our kids, we always talk about the growth mindset, and it’s true. We all learn from our setbacks and just haven’t learned the perfect way yet. But with perseverance and determination, it can be done!! And taste pretty good along the way! Enjoy!

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Keto chocolate truffles are chocolate perfection and great to keep in the freezer for an emergency craving!

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Keto Cheddar Focaccia Printable Recipe

Keto Cheddar Focaccia is the perfect low carb recipe alongside your favorite keto soup or salad. Craving bread? Try this and your keto diet will thank you. #ketobread #lowcarbbread
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Keto Cheddar Focaccia

Do you need a keto bread? Cheesy keto cheddar focaccia with a hint of rosemary is mouthwatering low carb goodness. Perfect for dipping in soups or eating as a side.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Italian, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: cheddar focaccia, keto, keto bread, low carb bread
Servings: 20
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp melted butter

Topping

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary

Instructions

  • Take a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and grease it with butter or coconut oil.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Blend all the ingredients (not the topping) in a food processor until it's well-blended.
  • Spoon the dough into the greased baking dish and smooth it around with a spatula so it's evenly distributed.
  • Mix together the topping ingredients and sprinkle it over the dough.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes and let cool.
  • Cut it into 20 equal-sized pieces.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

 
Servings 15.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 piece
Calories 131
 
Total Fat 11 g  
Saturated Fat 5 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 63 mg  
Sodium 350 mg  
Potassium 38 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 0 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 6 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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