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ParmCrisps and Grilled Halloumi Keto Salad

This recipe is so simple and easy to make, I can make it every day! It’s a great vegetarian recipe because the Halloumi can easily be mistaken for chicken breast. These salads can be ordered from Greek restaurants, but we prefer to make them at home. This week, we’ll be doing a video recipe instead of just pictures 🙂

Halloumi Salad

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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A great keto salad that's also vegetarian

Ingredients

    • 3 oz halloumi cheese
    • 1 persian cucumber
    • 5 grape tomatoes
    • 1 handful baby arugula
    • .5 oz chopped walnuts
    • 1 handful of ParmCrisps
    • balsamic vinegar to taste
    • olive oil to taste
    • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Cut the Halloumi into slices (1/3 inch thick or the thickness of chicken breast)
  2. Grill the halloumi for about 3-5 minutes on each side. There should be nice sear marks
  3. Chop walnuts if not chopped already, cut tomatoes in half or quarters and slice cucumber in thin slices
  4. Combine vegetables, Parm Crisps and baby arugula in bowl
  5. Add ParmCrisps to mix for that extra crunch and flavor
  6. Place Halloumi slices on top of salad after they are properly seared
  7. Dress the salad with salt, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  8. Mix and enjoy!


Macros with my ingredients:

 

1 Salad
Fat 47g
Protein 21g
Carbohydrates 7g
Fiber 3g
Calories 560g

Keto Flaxseed Bread

You are in for a treat, this recipe is amazing and versatile to pair with anything! Packed with fiber, fats, and protein. This isn’t your typical Keto bread, the taste and appearance will have you fooled. I love that I could have a great alternative to bread, because I do miss it and I am sure you do as well. One thing I do miss the most is having my favorite breakfast treat, avocado toast with a poached egg to top it. I recently started adding sardines for extra nutrients.

The process to making this Keto bread is simple, even for first time bakers. Some people take a different approach in making bread. Most separate the egg whites to whisk separately. I did this process for the classic Keto Bread recipe I shared recently. For this Flaxseed Keto bread, I decided to not separate the eggs and the bread came out with just as much volume as it would if I repeated the other process. This recipe makes a total of 14 slices when sliced 1/2 an inch. Each 1/2 inch slice comes to a total of 7g carbohydrates. Of course, your carbohydrate consumption will depend on the cut of your slice. I added the weight of my slice, if you’d prefer to use your scale for accurate measures. I personally find it easy to weigh everything because it is accurate and fast. Unless you take the time to measure each slice with a ruler, but I wouldn’t recommend that approach when you are “hangry”. Thanks to this recipe, I am able to indulge once again and remain in Ketosis! Enjoy!

Ket Flaxseed Bread

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: medium
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great alternative to a loaf of bread

Ingredients

    • 2 cups Organic Flaxseed Meal
    • 1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
    • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
    • Thyme
    • Garlic Powder
    • Trader Joe’s Everything but the bagel Seasoning
    • 5 eggs
    • 1/3 cup Avocado Oil
    • 1/2 cup of Water
    • OPTIONAL: Cream of Tartar

Personal Preference for Ingredients and Macros provided

  • Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal
  • Trader Joe’s Baking Powder
  • Trader Joe’s Everything but the bagel Seasoning/li>

Directions

  1. Gather ingredients, mixing bowl, and bread pan. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Add dry ingredients into bowl and mix together. Then, add liquid ingredients and whisk together until smooth. The texture will be thick.
  3. Grab pan and pour in mixture. Add Trader Joe’s Everything but the bagel Seasoning on top or any other seasoning of choice for extra taste as the topping to your crust.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Keep in mind, bread is still cooking once removed from the oven. If bread is still a little raw in the center after desired time, remove and set aside. Use your judgment.
  5. Let cool for 30 minutes and slice loaf.


Macros with my ingredients:

 

 

Whole Loaf 1/2 inch slice
Fat 196g 16g
Protein 79g 7g
Carbohydrates 82g 7g
Fiber 48g 4g
Calories 2491g 206g

Keto Eggnog Creamsicles

Its that time of year again when we as adults enjoy making a classic rum holiday drink, Eggnog. In making it keto friendly, we are mainly just substituting the sugar from the original recipe. This year why not make your traditional eggnog drink into a dessert, creamsicles! If you’d like to keep it simple, you may use this recipe the same only adding it into a pitcher to consume as a drink vs Popsicle molds. But honestly, who doesn’t like the idea of a boozy pop? Adults only, of course. You can make a second batch with no alcohol for your kids to enjoy as well. If you do choose to make these creamscile treats, you would have to add less alcohol into the recipe. As you know, liquor does not freeze, especially if the alcohol is over 40 proof. In making eggnog to consume as a drink, typically you would add 7.5 ounces of rum. For the dessert version, I wold suggest adding 4.5 ounces. This way the pops hold together. Based on trial and error, I had originally added the 7.5 ounces of rum. As a result, in freezing for a few hours, the texture was soft like ice cream. Not a bad option as well, but it melted pretty fast. I, then, left the remaining pops in the freezer for two days and it held together better. Round two, I added 4.5 ounces to the mix and it held together faster in just a few hours. I would leave them in the freezer for at least half the day.
When it comes to heavy cream, it is optional. I substituted the heavy cream for coconut cream for more of a dessert taste. If you would like to use heavy cream, make sure to alter your macros for this recipe. Staying consistent on keto is when you will see the best results! Whats great about the serving size to this recipe is that you will definitely have some eggnog drink left over after you added some to your Popsicle molds. Molds are usually sold in pairs of 6. Since you would have extra, you may then go back to adding more rum into your drink if you prefer. Just add three more ounces. Its important to note, alcohol and keto can be done. Just be mindful of your consumption, everything in moderation. Alcohol tends to slow down the fat burning process, but once in a while it won’t harm your hard work. Its the holidays, lets kick back and enjoy the many options keto gives us. If you’d like to add more to this treat, I would recommend melting some chocolate and dipping your creamsicle in it! I used Montezuma Dark Chocolate, found in Trader Joe’s and Amazon. Best low carb dark chocolate, in my opinion. The macros to the chocolate are not included in the macros I gave. I will provide a link to the molds I purchased on Amazon. They are three ounce molds and are great to use all year round.

Keto Eggnog Creamsicles

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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great for the holidays or anytime

Ingredients

    • 2 cups Coconut Cream
    • 1 cup Coconut Milk
    • 4 Eggs
    • 1 to 2 tbsp Liquid Stevia (personal preference)
    • 4.5oz Clear Rum for Creamsciles / 7.5oz Clear Rum for Drink
    • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
    • 2 tsp Cinnamon
    • 1 tsp All Spice

Personal Preference for Ingredients and Macros provided

  • Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream
  • Trader Joe’s Coconut Milk
  • Now Better Stevia Liquid Sweetener
  • 365 WholeFoods Brand Vanilla Extract

Directions

Instructions for Cauliflower:

  1. Gather ingredients, two mixing bowls, and whisk.
  2. In one bowl, mix together Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk.
  3. Separate into two bowls the eggs from the egg whites.
  4. Whisk egg whites till fluffy and separately whisk yolks.
  5. Add the whipped yolks to Coconut Milk and Cream. Mix well together. Then, add in fluffed egg whites and whip together.
  6. Add additional ingredients of vanilla extract, all spice, cinnamon, and liquid Stevia.
  7. Now, add preferred amount of rum.
  8. Pour into popsicle molds or pitcher and let sit overnight.


Macros with my ingredients:

Total Per Pop
Fat 208g 34.6g
Protein 45g 7.5g
Carbohydrates 29.4g 4.9g
Fiber 8g 1.3g
Calories 2701g 418g