Keto Side Item Recipes (Page 7)

Bacon Jammin’ Green Beans

Bacon Jammin’ Green Beans

Green beans are one of my favorite things to eat when they're fresh, and I just don't eat enough of them. When I get them, I almost always pair them with bacon. Yeah, sure, they're awesome with garlic and parmesan, but who can resist the bacon? Since I had made some bacon jam the other day, I figured I would use it in the green beans - and they paid off! This dish was absolutely delectable. Salty, sweet, crunchy, with just the right amount of chew from small pieces of bacon. A must ...

Bacon Infused Sugar Snap Peas

Bacon Infused Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas aren't that common in keto cooking, but they are a delicious mixture of textures that keep you coming back for more. Although they run a little bit high in carbs, every once in a while they are worth it. I normally have bacon fat in the fridge, waiting to be used for baconnaise or just general sauteing - so why not use it for our vegetables too? These save well for me in the fridge - their crispness lasts for about 24 hours in the fridge, then they start to turn soggy. So if ...

Red Pepper Spinach Salad

Red Pepper Spinach Salad

Sometimes you're in a hurry and you just want something that's simple, tasty, and familiar. This salad is all of these, with a kick of spice! If you've made some delicious meals and you totally forgot to make a side, fear not, this can be whipped up in under 3 minutes. It's one of my favorite salads, very simple but still holds a lot of flavors. It goes well with almost any dish, but I do enjoy pairing it with chicken or even eating it as a snack. Yields 2 total servings The ...

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Biscuits

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Biscuits

Broccoli is probably my most favorite vegetable out of all the vegetables. It's delicious, nutritious, and it acts as a binder. Cauliflower is a close second, but for me it just doesn't taste as good. You have to actually put effort into getting rid of that pungent smell and taste with cauliflower, with broccoli the taste is welcomed. I'd seen a lot of biscuit recipes circling around lately, so I wanted to try my own spin at some "biscuits". They turned out pretty awesome, nice and crunchy on ...

How-To: Bacon Weaving 101

How-To: Bacon Weaving 101

I've had a lot of people asking me to do a tutorial on how to weave bacon. I know the youtube videos go by pretty quick and it might be difficult to see exactly what you need to do. A few recipes I've done so far with a bacon weave include: Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, the beautiful Crispy Stuffed Bacon Baskets, and of course the Cheddar Bacon Explosion. The MOST IMPORTANT part of bacon weaving is the pattern that you weave. Make sure that when you lay your strips, there's ...

Low Carb Focaccia Bread

Low Carb Focaccia Bread

Bread, bread, bread. That's all that seems to run through some peoples mind where they're on a ketogenic diet. Don't worry though, this versatile and low carb focaccia bread will help you out. I normally don't bake much bread, because I don't really find I have any cravings for it. That being said, it does have a lot of uses, and it is especially useful for people that are only just transitioning to a ketogenic lifestyle. Hamburgers, sandwiches, toast, fried bread with bacon and eggs. ...

Homemade Macadamia Nut Butter

Homemade Macadamia Nut Butter

To be honest I've been seeing everyone telling me to to do a post on how to make your own nut butter for a while now. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to making my own foods that I can easily just buy themselves already done. But I started to get curious and decided to try making Macadamia Nut Butter. Not only can you reduce the carb count, filler nutrient amounts, and increase your total nutrients for what you're making, you can also tailor it all to your own liking. Peanut butter, almond ...

Low Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice

Low Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice

Chinese style food has been quite the hit at my house and I didn't want to stop with just low carb Sweet & Sour chicken and General Tso's Chicken. I made some fried rice to go with any Chinese style dish you make, quite similar to the real thing. I am sure you'll enjoy it, and I'm sure you'll be wanting a second serving once you have a bite. It does take a decent amount of work to make the fried rice, but usually I cook my chicken dishes in the oven and I have plenty of time to get ...

How To: Low Carb Chocolate Ganache

How To: Low Carb Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate is an absolute must for most of us on a ketogenic diet. Even if we're using high cocoa versions of chocolate, we can still make it better by adding sweetener or adding cream (or both)! I used ChocoPerfection chocolate bars, which don't need any extra sweetener added. They're absolutely delicious and some of the best low carb chocolate I've ever tasted. The maker uses only the best ingredients she can find, including European chocolate, which really show through in the chocolate ...

How To: Low Carb Candied Bacon

How To: Low Carb Candied Bacon

Candy. Bacon. Two words that we oh so wish we could meld together into an awesome snack or ingredient. Well, we can. Usually you use brown sugar to candy bacon, but on a ketogenic diet that's something we're not allowed. But, lucky for us, there's erythritol. I've done some testing with my blood sugars and ketone levels and noticed that they stay in tact after ingesting quite a large amount of the stuff. It's VERY similar to sugar in the sense of baking. It's like a magical food for ...