Rosemary Chicken Salad with Herb Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rosemary Chicken Salad with Herb Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cooking with herbs can be very intimidating, especially if you are looking for a quick and easy keto meal, but adding some fresh flavor to your salad is so easy! All it takes is a tablespoon or two of the right herb to elevate your lunch salads from run-of-the-mill to OMG.I am OK with a plain chicken salad using the right dressing, but add a dash of rosemary and you will actually see me get excited to eat this meal on repeat. Plus, it’s so easy to make something as simple as a chicken ...

Braised Pork Belly Noodles

Braised Pork Belly Noodles

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of hot noodles and this dish is umami-packed without the guilt of wheat!We are using kelp noodles. They are clear, thin, almost glass-like noodles. Kelp is a seaweed that is rich in iodine. They are technically not noodles - think of it as a sea vegetable that is fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates. Because it looks like noodles, you may use it anywhere you would use actual noodles, think hot broths and stir-fries! Kelp ...

Caesar Salad Bacon Baskets

Caesar Salad Bacon Baskets

Crisp bacon baskets stuffed with a quick Caesar salad. This fun lunch option is a great way to switch things up. When you fold these to take a bite, you've essentially created Caesar salad tacos - and there's no judgment here on that.These baskets are savory overload. The bacon, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing combine salt and umami. The touch of tomato is not traditional for a Caesar but brings a welcome element of freshness to each bite.I mention this in this again in the steps, but ...

Keto Dill Pickle Soup

Keto Dill Pickle Soup

I have never made such a quick and straightforward soup, until this dill pickle soup. It’s incredibly easy and tastes fantastic. The best part of this is if you let it cool, it tastes exactly like McDonald’s ‘Big Mac’ sauce and would be great on a burgerless burger.This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make, yet it’s great for the long winter nights in front of the fire! I used xanthan gum to thicken the soup...and I found that mixing it with olive oil before the soup has a better ...

Five Minute Marinated Feta & Sun-dried Tomato Salad

Five Minute Marinated Feta & Sun-dried Tomato Salad

Sometimes I think that the best recipes are missed because they are simply dressed and look boring, which was the case when I first tested this recipe, but then I tasted it and WOW. In just five minutes and five steps, you can have a simple keto lunch salad that is bursting with flavor!This salad came together because one of my favorite snacks or small dinners is the marinated feta and olives from the salad bar at my local grocery store. That idea paired with some nutrient-packed spring ...

Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad

Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad

Oh man - if you’ve never had blue cheese and bacon together then you are in for a real treat. It is very delicious, and a combination that makes this salad one of the best I’ve ever had.Now this recipe is very similar to a Cobb salad, but minus a few ingredients. I would recommend adding some hard boiled eggs to this delicious dish if you want. It gives it a bit more variety, however by itself, this salad is still perfect.Yields 6 servings of Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad The ...

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

What’s better than sipping on some nice hot soup on a cold winter day? Nothing. So I created a nice creamy, roasted, soup that is just for those days when you want to sit next to the fire while curled up with a book.The best part about this roasted red pepper soup is that it is incredibly easy to make and takes roughly 20 to 30 minutes from start to finish.I thickened this delicious dish with xanthan gum, but the roasted red peppers also helps it to thicken. I really enjoy a nice ...

Salmon Lettuce Cups with Lemony Basil Spread

Salmon Lettuce Cups with Lemony Basil Spread

Eating the same old tuna salad in a romaine lettuce leaf has quickly risen to the top of my list of, "Things I never want to have for lunch again." Yet, when I am trying to squeeze my Omega-3’s into my meal plan, I only think tuna for lunch or salmon for dinner. I blame my mother for packing my tuna salad sandwiches for lunch every Friday of my childhood. So there I was, packing tuna and mayo in a lettuce leaf or on a salad and hating my lunch…until now!Utilizing the simplicity of canned ...

Keto Pesto Chicken Pasta

Keto Pesto Chicken Pasta

There is something about the classic combination of fragrant basil, salty Parmesan, and lemon that make the flavors in a pesto dish absolutely sing. Pesto sauced zucchini noodles are complemented here with juicy chicken breast and baked tomatoes that flood your mouth with natural sweetness as they pop in your mouth.Pesto pasta is the ultimate comfort food and always used to be what I turned to if I needed a quick meal after a long tiring day. Luckily with a few low carb twists it can ...

Keto Tortang Talong

Keto Tortang Talong

Chinese Eggplants are distinguished from other varieties by its color and size - usually dark lavender, long, and thin. They are sweeter and more tender than regular eggplants.Their skin is generally left on since its thinner and more pleasant tasting, thus preserving its texture, taste, and shape.This variety is abundant in Southeast Asia and can be found in a number of dishes - stir fried, stewed, fried, grilled, braised, baked! A simple, everyday meal of my childhood however is ...