Mission whole wheat carb balance tortilla (2 net carbs). Another option- Mission carb balance spinach tortilla (net 3 carbs).
Boar’s Head hot capicola 28 grams (also called hot capi). Mozzarella cheese 28 grams.
Spice as you desire. I use pizza seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, a tiny sprinkle of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
Place on foil sprayed lightly w cooking spray. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes
Net 2.7 carbs, 214 calories. Other options include adding pepper jack cheese 21 grams with 80 calories OR avocado oil 1/2 tsp zero carbs with 8 calories. Try ham or Turkey or knockwurst for 28 G protein. The options will keep it interesting! Comments and shares always welcome!
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- Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Tickle your taste buds with SHRIMP sautéed in butter, garlic, lime, and fresh cilantro. It’s fast easy, and oh so delicious!
When I buy seafood I like to buy it right from the incoming boats at the port of my favorite seafood retailer. Yes it’s more expensive than buying frozen at my grocery store, but well worth the freshness, imo.
Sauté 1/3 lb extra large or jumbo shrimp peeled and cleaned in 1-2 Tablespoons of butter or avocado oil. Add 1/2 teaspoon of chopped garlic, cooking the shrimp until it just turns pink. Add 1-2 teaspoons of fresh squeezed lime and 1 teaspoon of fresh cilantro stirring for 1 minute. Turn the burner off and remove the pan from heat to avoid overcooking.
Garnish with avocado slices and ribbons of sour cream.
As far as mealtime goes, I would choose this in a heartbeat!
It checks all of the keto boxes for me and it’s fresh, hot, and tasty!
All photos are taken by me in my own kitchen. This blog has no endorsements at this time. What you see is what I made. Please look at my other posts for other fun keto meals. Comments are welcome.
Until next time! Enjoy!
- Craving Pasta?
Every so often a person can miss pasta. Choosing a low carb lifestyle doesn’t allow pasta bingeing. However, have you considered shiratake mushroom pasta? Plant based, vegan, keto and paleo friendly.
Consider trying an alternative called “pasta zero” or miracle noodle including spaghetti, angel hair, and fettuccine options. Found in the refrigerated produce section at your grocery store (often next to tofu).
Upside: it tastes and has texture like pasta and even chews like pasta. Extremely low carbs (made from mushrooms) and easy to flavor well with cheese or sauce or clear soup like miso or ramen stock. Easy to prepare. Keep reading for my take on easy prep when I use these noodles
Downside: found in refrigerated produce section (again, mushroom) so limited shelf life. It’s not inexpensive if you compare it to regular semolina pasta. Has a bit of an earthy smell to it (hey, mushrooms again) but can be easily rinsed away. Contains konjac flour.
I have found these noodles at my local grocery stores, Walmart, Target, and Publix
Prep hack: (1) Rinse using a colander and let drip dry, leaving some moisture. Transfer to a microwave safe bowl and add one tablespoon of butter. Add 1/4 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, salt pepper and parsley. Microwave for 60 seconds, stir,microwave for 30 seconds, then enjoy!
Prep hack: (2) include almond oil instead of butter, any cheese you prefer, a few tablespoons of your favorite sauce, chalula for a spicy kick, or simple like “aglio i olio” flavor.
Prep hack: (3) my family often chooses for ramen for take-out. I order tonkatsu, remove their ramen and use the liquid broth for my rinsed and warmed mushroom noodles. I get all the flavor and none of those carbs. I have ordered just the tonkatsu without the ramen, but that always seems to require an explanation.
Prep hack: (4) Remember that without some type of oil or butter, the noodles will stick together and become a blob when dry. I use the noodle like I would regular pasta, building flavors. After rinsing to drip dry, I pour on 1 cup of super hot vegetable broth (or chicken broth) and let that flavor soak in. It adds a richness to the noodles. These noodles do not need to be boiled like regular noodles. They only need to be warmed to eat.
Remember to consider the konjac flour element. It is known to expand in the stomach and some people are sensitive to that ingredient. Always read the contents when trying new foods.
Comments and questions are welcome.
Until next time! Enjoy!
- No Brainer Easy Pizza
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- Easy Keto Quiche
Hello friends, here is a Simple keto homemade quiche that is healthy, delicious, and serves as a starting point to customize as you like it.
First, use a keto crust from any “keto bread” recipe. Spray your pie pan with Pam and place the crust in the pan, using a fork to poke holes in the dough to aerate while baking. Bake this crust for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Set a timer.
Meanwhile, make the filling from 3-4 beaten eggs, 4-5 pieces of breakfast turkey sausage (crumbled), or you can use 6 pieces of crispy bacon (crumbled). Add 1/3 cup half and half. Add 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese and 1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese. Add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp onion salt. Stir to mix.
Fill your warm crust with the egg mixture and add more sprinkled cheese on top, then bake on 350 for 20 mins until the cheese on top is crispy.
Allow it to cool for 10-15 mins before cutting.
You can customize your flavor profile by adding spices to your egg mixture. Consider extra sharp cheese, pepper Jack cheese, Tobasco, Chalula, or additional spices.
I made a second version without a crust. It cut beautifully and tasted yummy! So you can customize this recipe for your own needs!
Enjoy your Quick Quiche!
Until next time.
Comments are always welcome.
- Munchies Keto-style
Staving off the urge to munch will happen to the most dedicated person with a keto lifestyle. The trick is to have ready the items that won’t throw you off your game.
Stock a few key snacks to satisfy the crunchy, salty, sweet, or game day craving.
Remember to read the nutritional information to keep you on track. We can have guilt-free snacks without becoming an extraordinary baker or chef. With a bit of planning, give yourself a way to satisfy the munchies and still stay keto.
So what is your go-to snack of choice?
Until next time!
Comments and questions are welcome!
P.S. Disclaimer. This blog is not sponsored by any company, vendor, or products at this time. The photos in this post are from my pantry and frig, images taken myself.