Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked pie lingering in the kitchen? I doubt it, and that’s why all kinds of pies are my favorite type of dessert.
Sure, they may require a bit more effort than mug cakes or chocolate pudding, but the end result is so worth it! A slice of pie with a dollop of keto coconut whipped cream is just pure heaven.
How to Make Keto Pies
It’s actually not that complicated! Of course, you’ll need to avoid flours that contain gluten, and replace sugar with a keto-friendly sweetener of your choice. But what can you add as the filling, since there aren’t that many fruits that are considered keto?
How about chocolate, for starters? We’ve devoted a whole section to all kinds of chocolate pies that are sure to make your mouth water.
And if chocolate is not your thing, you can try the various cream pies in this collection! For a dairy-free option I would suggest the keto coconut cream pie.
There are also fruit pies that are keto-friendly, and if none of these 3 sections are to your liking, why not use our keto pie crust recipe and create your own filling?
Check out this video to see how easy it is to make keto pecan pie!
KETO PECAN PIE - YouTube
Note: If you’d like to avoid dairy, try using coconut cream and ghee in the recipe.
Here are just a few of the Keto Pie Recipes we’ve included:
Ingredients: coconut butter (or pumpkin puree), coconut cream, ghee, cacao powder, pumpkin pie spice (blend of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves), sweetener of choice, Keto mini pie crust.
Just because you are eating keto and avoiding carbs for dietary or health purposes, you don’t have to miss out on pie! This clever recipe gives you instructions for a keto friendly pie crust that you can use for this chocolate pumpkin pie, or fill it with your favorite pie filling for a keto treat! No matter what eating plan you follow, it’s really important to treat yourself now and then to help you stay on track.
Ingredients: pumpkin puree, ghee, pure cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice.
If you are like me and have problems with controlling portion size when it comes to desserts on the Paleo diet then this recipe is ideal! It is quick and super-easy to make and is cooked and served in the one dish. You have a lovely chocolate flavor with the scent of the pumpkin pie spice hitting you as it cooks. If you prefer to have a sweeter dessert then just add whatever sweetener you use and enjoy this warm or chilled.
Ingredients: egg whites, cream of tartar, maple syrup (omit), dry stevia extract (or liquid stevia), dark chocolate, full-fat coconut milk, egg yolks, vanilla.
This dessert is a plate of dreamy goodness, with a lot less carbs and sugars than the original angel pie, but still decadent enough to be used for a holiday dessert or a celebration. This recipe is compliant with keto and is grain and gluten free and gives you a healthier option on a luxurious plate of velvety smooth, chocolate pudding with a meringue base.
Here is a great recipe for using up leftover pumpkin at certain times of the year, or you can use canned for an anytime treat! The traditional spices used in pumpkin pies are cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, giving the pie a real flavor of fall. This recipe is free from grains and gluten, and is quite low in calories, so it could be helpful on a weight loss diet too.
There can’t be many desserts more decadent than chocolate pie, so if you are looking for the low carb version, look no further than this amazing recipe! The chocolate layer is quite soft, more like a mousse, but this can be made firmer if you add a little gelatin. This dish is gluten dairy and sugar free, and would be great for a dinner party dessert or for a celebration meal.
If you are looking for the ultimate chocolate dreamy dessert, then this lovely recipe is the answer! You have an almond and coconut flour base which is grain and gluten free, then a smooth and creamy filling which is dairy and refined sugar free. The carbohydrates in this pie are about one tenth of a traditional recipe, so this pie would be the perfect treat for keto folks!
Here is another clever French Silk Pie recipe which is good for the keto eating plan as it is lower in carbs than the regular ones. The chocolate filling is smooth and so luxurious, and can even be served on its own as a pudding without the crust. The crust recipe does use dairy, so if you have issues with dairy you can sub in your own pastry recipe instead.
If you have never tried a fudge pie, then you are in for a treat! This low carb and low sugar dessert is smooth and fudgy in the middle with a crumbly crust to give a bit of texture. This would make a perfect finish to a dinner party, or a celebration dish for Christmas and Thanksgiving. This recipe does use dairy in moderation, so maybe use this as a special treat, not a daily dish!
If you think you don’t have time to make pie, but really feel the need for a rich and creamy chocolate dessert, then this is the recipe for you. The pie can be prepared in five minutes and is ready to eat in an hour! If you want, you can also pipe some whipped coconut cream on top to make it even more decadent – a fantastic low carb contribution to a potluck!
If you are a fan of coconut, then this pie is your answer to the quest for the best in desserts! This keto pie has a crumbly base and a smooth and luxurious coconut filling that will satisfy your need for sweetness too. If you prefer, you can top this with a few fresh berries to give a color contrast, or sprinkle the top with toasted coconut shreds for added texture.
When I first saw this amazing pie, I refused to even believe it was keto! It looks so rich and decadent that I thought it had to be stuffed with sugars and carbs – but no! The crumbly base is made with almond flour and the topping is a mix of strawberries and mousse, giving these bars a fresh and natural sweetness from the fruit. This recipe does involve dairy, so please use this as a treat!
This great recipe is perfect for the coconut lovers out there! It has a flaky pastry base with a smooth and dreamy center. And is topped with some toasted coconut shreds for added texture and a boost of coconut flavor. This is a lovely dessert after a dinner party as it is quite light, and won’t leave you feeling bloated. If you don’t tolerate dairy, you can use your own ‘pastry’ recipe instead.
With its luxurious creamy layers, this is the best keto alternative to regular coconut cream pie you will find! It has a crunchy, crumbly base which offsets the creaminess really well and this would be an impressive dessert to serve next time you have guests over for dinner. If you live in a hotter climate and want to make sure the cream topping doesn’t collapse, you can add a half teaspoon of gelatin.
If cream pie is one of the things you are sure to miss now you are eating low carb, then don’t worry – there are loads of good recipes like this one out there. I found this recipe was simple to follow and gives you a rich, chocolatey base with a fresh and fruity filling the whole family will love. I have a child who doesn’t like cake (I know!), so this was made for her birthday and she was over the moon!
Smoothies come in many flavors from the light and fruity to the rich and indulgent. I think it’s safe to say that this Keto chocolate peppermint smoothie (CoBionic) falls into the second category. The taste of this smoothie is more like a decadent hot chocolate drink or a brownie sundae, than a healthy smoothie. But tastes can be deceiving because with only 3 grams net carbs and an extra boost from the CoBionic Indulgence powder, this is one treat you can feel good about. So let go and indulge, your tastebuds will thank you!
Three Reasons You Should Be Adding Avocado to Your Smoothies
It’s creamy – Maybe we should lead with the health benefits, but the number one reason I add avocado to my smoothies is the unmistakable rich and creamy texture. It’s worth adding for that alone but the benefits don’t stop there!
It’s loaded with “good” fats – Avocados contain oleic acid (also present in olive oil) a monounsaturated fatty acid associated with benefits like decreased inflammation .
It’s packed with nutrients – Even without the good fats, avocados are full of nutrients. They are particularly rich in potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K, along with many other essential vitamins and minerals .
Why Flavored Collagen is a Great Time Saver
I love smoothies because they are so easy to make. All you have to do is put all the ingredients in the blender and hit the button. I could do it in my sleep and some mornings, it feels like I am! I am always on the lookout for good smoothie recipes with the fewest ingredients possible. That’s why I love CoBionic Indulgence.
CoBionic Indulgence is a collagen supplement that is specially formulated with only 1 gram net carbs. It is sugar and dairy free, and 100% natural. It is also a two for one ingredient! Not only is is loaded with beneficial nutrients, it also has a rich chocolate flavor. That way, I can get my healthy add-in and my flavor boast in one scoop. Two birds with one stone never tasted so good!
More Low-Carb Recipes Featuring Mint
Mint is a fun flavor to explore because it can remind you of summer or winter depending on what other ingredients it’s paired with. Here are a few of our favorite Keto-friendly mint recipes.
My mother’s favorite flavor of cake is German chocolate. She rarely eats dessert but when it comes to German chocolate cake, with that coconut topping, all bets are off the table. It’s hard to beat cake for dessert, but this Keto German chocolate cake smoothie (CoBionic) gives those craving a run for their money. There are a lot of reasons to love this smoothie. It’s decadent and creamy, not to mention packed with collagen. But my favorite thing about this smoothie is how easy it is to make. It comes together in 10 minutes, no baking needed. So if you find yourself craving German chocolate cake, and you don’t feel like baking, this smoothie is here for you!
A Short History of German Chocolate Cake
It may surprise you to learn that German chocolate cake isn’t German at all! The name actually comes from a chocolate maker named Samuel German. German created a new blend of baking chocolate in 1852 for the Baker’s Chocolate Company.
However, German chocolate cake wasn’t invented until almost 100 years later when a home baker from Texas submitted the recipe to the local paper with the name German’s chocolate cake. Over time, the ‘s’ was dropped, until it became known simply as German chocolate cake, though it’s origins are purely American.
Why You Should Add Collagen to All Your Smoothies
CoBionic Indulgence is a chocolate flavored collagen supplement, which is specially formulated to be Keto-friendly. It has no dairy, sugar, or gluten and clocks in at only 1 gram net carbs per serving. With an appealing chocolate flavor from natural cocoa powder, CoBionic Indulgence is the perfect addition to any drink, especially smoothies.
Collagen supplements have been associated with several health benefits. In particular, drinking a collagen supplement has been found to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity .
Smoothies are a great place to add a little extra collagen into your diet. Unlike its cousin gelatin, collagen will dissolve in hot or cold liquid and won’t drastically change the texture. So why not add a scoop to your next smoothie?
More Keto Recipes Featuring Chocolate and Coconut
Chocolate and coconut are a classic pairing. They also happen to be a very Keto-friendly pairing as many Keto recipes rely on coconut to replace other ingredients. Read on for just a few recipes that highlight these flavors.
Believe it or not, cupcakes have been around for centuries. Apparently, the first mention of “a light cake to be baked in small cups” was in American Cookery, in 1796.
Since then they’ve become a staple we love to enjoy at birthday parties, baby showers or even as a wedding cake. But what happens when you go Keto? Do you have to say goodbye to cupcakes, for good?
Definitely not! While the common cupcake is usually filled with sugar, gluten, and possibly other non-keto ingredients, with a few tweaks you can create a cupcake that perfectly fits your ketogenic lifestyle.
And if you follow the recipes on this list, your “ketofied” cupcake will outshine the regular recipes you used to make!
How to Sweeten Your Keto Cupcakes Without Sugar
No-one wants a bland cupcake and, fortunately, there are plenty of options when it comes to keto-friendly sweeteners.
One of the most commonly used is erythritol, but if you can’t find it or would rather use something else, have a look at our list of keto sugars here.
Here are just a few of the Keto Cupcake Recipes we’ve included:
Anyone who has ever eaten carrot cake will know that the secret to perfection lies in the spices. With the warming, flavor enhancing ginger and cinnamon, these little cupcakes would make a great low carb addition to a party, served as a dessert or given to a friend as a gift – ideal for a sweet tooth!
If you have had problems baking with coconut flour before and need guidance with the flour to liquid ratios, I recommend that you try a delicious recipe like this so you can get it right every time. These keto and paleo cupcakes are so pretty with their lovely golden color and light and creamy raspberry frosting and you will be amazed to learn that they are dairy and gluten free too.
Ingredients: butter, coconut flour, granulated sweetener of choice, vanilla, baking powder, eggs, raspberries (fresh or frozen).
Whether you are making these delicious cupcakes for a party or as a family snack with your afternoon cuppa, you will find this recipe gives a lovely result! The cupcakes are soft and sweet, and they look amazing studded with the raspberries. I these are for a grain and gluten free celebration, you could add a keto topping, but they are great just as they are.
In this great cupcake recipe, you have the lovely combination of sweet raspberry complemented by the sharp and tangy lemon, giving these treats a fantastic flavor! This is a low carb and gluten free recipe that makes great cupcakes to serve with your coffee, but the recipe can also be increased and turned into a loaf instead!
Ingredients: almond flour, Jay Robb egg white protein powder, Swerve, coconut oil, cream of tartar, natural strawberry extract, eggs, baking powder.
This great recipe is a sneaky way to get more protein into your family without them even noticing! After all, who doesn’t love a strawberry cupcake!! These gluten free and low carb cakes are sweet and tasty, and covered with the type of frosting that we all love to dive into! To change the flavor, just use a different extract – raspberry works well!
When you first see a cake recipe that uses oil, it can raise a few eyebrows, but wait till you try it! The oil can be used as a substitute for dairy in many, many recipes! These low carb cupcakes are moist and tasty, and have a denser texture than some, which helps support the tangy, zingy lemon frosting. Perfect with a keto coffee!
With this great low carb, gluten and dairy free recipe, you have the choice of cupcakes or a whole cake to serve for dessert. This is a simple recipe, perfect for letting the little ones help, and the choice of frosting can be totally up to you. You can also add in some fresh berries for extra sweetness and texture – just have fun!
If your family love coconut, then here is the perfect treat for you! Soft and fluffy cupcakes with the flavor of coconut and the added texture of the shreds on top. This recipe is low carb and gluten free, and gives you the option to go dairy free too if you use coconut oil instead of butter.
This recipe makes 18 cupcakes, so would be perfect for a larger family or for a celebration. These gluten and dairy free cakes are soft and tasty, and can be frosted to make them look amazing too. One of the benefits of using almond meal is that you can’t overwork the batter like you can with wheat flour, so this is a failsafe option!
One of the benefits of this recipe is that you are ready to put the cakes in the oven in under 15 minutes! This is a quick and easy recipe that gives you super tasty, fruity cupcakes without the extra carbs and gluten. The texture is light and fluffy, and they are studded with berries to give extra moistness and flavor. Yum!
If you are finding it a challenge to find treats that are compliant with the keto way of eating, why not try this delicious recipe? You have the size of a cupcake, but with a brownie base, all topped with a deliciously smooth frosting. If you are avoiding nuts, or packing these in a lunchbox for school, you could use berries instead for a delicious topping.
Like their name suggests, these cakes are the keto version of a rich and indulgent treat we would normally associate with a ton of carbs, calories and artificial nonsense. So here is the perfect keto version that you can use for desserts, or even as a cake for a birthday or celebration. Keto people can celebrate too!
In this delicious recipe, the cupcakes have a soft and moist texture because of the zucchini, but you can’t taste it in the end result, so no one will ever know there is sneaky veg in your cakes! The recipe is gluten free and low in carbs, but if you buy a good quality coca powder, the richness of the chocolate makes these a winner!
Ingredients: coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, low carb sweetener or baking sweetener of choice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, coconut oil, egg, vanilla extract, zucchini, butter, cream cheese, Nutilight or other hazelnut chocolate spread, heavy cream.
Here is another clever cupcake recipe that uses zucchini to give a light but moist texture to the cakes. These taste luxurious and indulgent, even though they are sugar and gluten free, but if this is for a celebration, you could indulge and use regular Nutella. You can also double the recipe and bake it as a whole cake instead.
So, depending what you have in your fridge and pantry and what you fancy that day, you can design your own Keto soups to fit your needs. Simply mix and match!
Prefer actual tried and tested recipes to work with? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a large selection of ketogenic soup recipes below. You’ll find everything from traditional chicken to thick non-dairy “creamy” soups. For more meal prep ideas, click here.
Here are some of our favorite Keto soups:
Check out the quick video for a preview of the soup recipes here…
Keto Soup Recipes - YouTube
Or click on the links below to jump straight down.
If you want to download this entire list of Keto soup recipes to keep as a reference for when you need a new recipe later, then just click the green button below and we’ll email over the PDF immediately.
Keto Chicken Soup Recipes
Instant Pot Keto Chicken Soup
You can whip up this chicken soup recipe in less than 45 minutes from start to finish! And buy using a whole chicken, you not only save yourself time in meal prep, but you also get to enjoy the delicious chicken meat on top of a salad or in the broth.
Ingredients: olive oil, red onion, cumin powder, cayenne pepper, garlic, chicken breasts, dried oregano, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, salt, pepper, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, red chili pepper.
Cook up this fiery Mexican-inspired dish for an extra kick of heat this winter. My favorite part of this soup is the toppings so make sure you don’t skimp on those. Layer on those slices of tomatoes, avocados, and chopped cilantro. And if you’re adventurous, then throw a few slices of red chili peppers on top as well!
Ingredients: chicken breast, chicken broth (or bone broth), eggs, zucchini, ginger, garlic, tamari sauce or coconut aminos, avocado oil.
If you’re missing your Asian dishes on Keto, then give this simple recipe a try. It’s got tons of traditional flavor but uses zucchini noodles instead of high carb wheat noodles. In particular, the ginger and garlic add lots of flavor to this basic chicken soup recipe.
If there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s a slow cooker recipe. I love being able to pop all the ingredients into the pot and let the magic happen overnight – waking up to fresh soups and broths is great. This Thai chicken recipe is so simple to make and tastes amazing.
Chicken noodle soup is a favorite with so many of us, children included! This is the perfect recipe to encourage the kids to eat more veggies – they don’t even think of the ‘noodles’ as vegetables! You can use a potato peeler to create thin strips from zucchini, or treat yourself to a spiralizer and have fun making this.
Ingredients: olive oil, chicken breast or thigh, chicken broth, onion, olive oil, chicken stock, baby kale leaves, lemon juice, salt.
This is the perfect remedy when you feel yourself coming down with a cold – chicken soup is just magic like that! The onion will add a creamy texture to the broth base and kale brings a ton of vitamins to the mix.
Ingredients: turmeric powder, cumin powder, cayenne powder, boneless chicken thighs, coconut oil, ghee or butter, onion, chopped vegetables (carrots (omit), cauliflower, and broccoli), bone broth or vegetable broth, water, bay leaf, fresh ginger, chard, full fat coconut milk.
With all of the proven benefits of turmeric, there’s no reason not to try this recipe and if it is ready in just 30 minutes; there’s another reason! Equal measures of the vegetables in this dish can be substituted to your own favorites to suit you palate (or the family’s tastes).
Also – If you’re loving the health benefits of turmeric but can’t see yourself eating it every day, consider supplementing with our own Turmeric Soothe.
Dr. Carolyn Anderson, M.D. believes strongly in the benefits of this spice. “Its anti-inflammatory properties are incredibly powerful. In fact no other food ingredient is more effective at decreasing inflammation in the body.”
Ingredients: coconut oil, onion, carrot, rib celery, thyme, homemade bone broth, shredded chicken, fresh parsley, eggs, salt, black pepper, green onion (Optional).
In this “noodle” soup it is actually beaten eggs that, when poured in slowly, will become the noodle-like texture. The broth in this recipe is filled with healthy veg and some protein rich chicken, making this perfect for when you’re feeling a little bit under the weather.
Photo Credit: Meghan & Angel from The Paleo Effect
Ingredients: water, chicken thighs (with bone), Paleo adobo seasoning, carrots, celery ribs, mushrooms, yellow onion, garlic cloves, whole black peppercorns, bay leaf, sprigs of fresh parsley, sprigs of fresh thyme, coarse sea salt.
There is something so comforting about a homemade chicken soup and this one is no exception! This recipe is an ideal way to use up leftover chicken and is full of flavor thanks to the fresh herbs. If you are using chicken on the bone, please be careful to strain the liquid through a sieve to avoid any bone being left.
As a holiday at the height of summer, Fourth of July recipes are all about easy outdoor dining. From BBQ favorites to easy picnic-friendly salads and sides, we’ve put together a list of the best Keto-friendly recipes that are the perfect accompaniment to any fireworks display.
Looking for healthy main courses? This list has it all: from easy chicken skewers to beef burgers to baked ribs. What about picnic-ready sides? How about some Buffalo cauliflower bites, classic chicken salad, and grilled asparagus with prosciutto?
And it’s not July 4 without a fabulous red, white, and blue dessert. From fruit-filled blackberry jello to popsicles to mascarpone mousse, you’re sure to enjoy a Keto-friendly Fourth of July in style with these fantastic recipes!
Here are just a few of the Keto Fourth of July Recipes we’ve included:
If you click or tap any of the links above, it will instantly take you to the recipe below. Or download the entire list by clicking on the green button below.
Keto Fourth of July Main Dishes
Fall Off the Bone Keto Baked Ribs
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: baby back ribs, applesauce, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, olive oil, fresh ginger, garlic, salt, pepper.
Here is another keto and paleo rib recipe that takes its inspiration from Asian flavors as you are using garlic, ginger and gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos. This combination works so well with the pork and the applesauce gives a little hint of fruit to cut through any fattiness. Because you are adding the marinade right at the end of cooking, it gives the ribs a wonderful glaze and sticky texture.
Whoever invented lettuce wraps was a genius! They can be enjoyed by even the younger members of the family, especially when you think that kids love eating with their hands! It’s also a fantastic way to get them eating healthy without them noticing. With this recipe you can serve everything in individual bowls, then everyone can build their keto wraps to suit their taste!
Ingredients: chicken thighs (with the skin on), olive oil or avocado oil, salt.
Spring is here so all thoughts can turn to eating chicken thighs, barbecued meat and all things summery! As you know, most coatings for chicken involve some form of breadcrumbs, which are not Keto or AIP-friendly, so using this low carb recipe could be the answer! It simply uses the skin on the thighs as a crispy coating that you can enjoy with a fresh, green salad for a delicious lunch.
Ingredients: shiso leaves or mint leaves, parsley, pistachios, sea salt, garlic, coconut aminos, sesame oil, lime juice, olive oil, shrimp.
When we have a barbecue I find that shrimp skewers are the best to start with as they cook really quickly and will give you time to cook the rest without being hurried by hungry folks! In this low carb shrimp recipe, you use shiso leaves and they are part of the mint family, so if you can’t source them anywhere you can use regular mint leaves instead.
Shrimp can be a great way to get the minerals you need on Keto. Naturopathic physician and Sports Nutritionist Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, says, “If you’re starting up (or already following) a keto diet, it’s important to make sure you keep your electrolytes in balance; boost sodium levels by adding Sea salt to meals and a bone broth drink, and keep potassium and magnesium levels up via nuts and seeds, dark leafy greens, fish and shellfish.”
Ingredients: cabbage, carrot, apple cider vinegar, mayo, mustard, onion.
Coleslaw is a side dish that is recognized all over the world, with certain variations depending on where you are. However, the most common type is a mix of cabbage, carrot, and onion in a mayo dressing, just like this one. It makes a great Keto side as it goes well with so many meats and fish and can be a great way to encourage picky eaters to eat vegetables.
Italian night doesn’t have to be a carb-fest! This Keto chicken puttanesca recipe is so good there’s nothing diet about it!
What is Puttanesca?
Puttanesca is an Italian sauce with a history as sharp as its aroma. The name translates to something like “lady of the night,” and there is much speculation as to why it was so named.
Indeed, “night shifts” were common back in the day the sauce was created, in the thick of World War II. Some said the sauce was popular because it was so easy to make in between clients, while others say the smell of it cooking would draw in potential customers.
Its name is quite possibly the product of its fragrance, which can be strong. Traditional puttanesca sauce contains tomatoes, anchovies, olives, capers, and garlic. Puttanesca might also contain red pepper flakes and chile peppers.
As you can imagine, it’s not a wimpy sauce.
It’s often eaten over pasta. Spaghetti is a popular choice.
How I Made This Keto
Sorry folks — I can’t offer you pasta here. Noodles are basically strands of carbs with the power to jolt you out of ketosis, so that’s not going to work.
That said, the sauce is pretty innocent for Keto. If you enjoy it, or think you might enjoy it, there’s no reason to miss out.
It is delicious with chicken, and meat is a much better choice for your Keto diet than pasta. I chose drumsticks, which offer great flavor and fat, which is helpful in achieving ketosis.
If you’d rather stick closer to the real thing, you could use a Keto noodle such as zucchini or shirataki noodles. This article will tell you everything you need to know about making pasta Keto.
More Italian Keto Recipes
Who doesn’t love Italian food? It’s romantic, indulgent, and oh-so-satisfying. Rich flavor, creamy sauces, luscious layers…Italian food is everything.
Well, it’s everything except Keto. Those Italians love their pasta, so there is some creativity needed in order to keep the flavor of Italy without all the carbs.
Thankfully, I’ve done the work for you! Check out this page of 36 mouthwatering Keto Italian dishes.
Find all of your favorites with a Keto twist, and new ideas you’ll simply love!
No pasta, no problem! Make lemon-garlic Keto pasta using yellow squash, or roasted garlic and artichoke stuffed chicken. You’ll even find lovely Italian desserts to top off your meal!
Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C). Season the drumsticks with salt on all sides.
Heat the olive oil in a pan and brown the drumsticks until the skin is golden and crispy. Remove the drumsticks from the pan and set aside.
Add the onion and garlic to the same pan and cook until partially caramelized. Deglaze the pan with the red wine (or water) and cook until all the wine is evaporated. Add the olives, diced tomatoes, and an additional 1/4 cup (60 ml) of water to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
Place the chicken drumsticks in a baking dish and cover with the hot tomato mixture.
Place the baking dish in the oven and bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Season the dish with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
Garnish the dish with chopped fresh basil and serve.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Scones may not be as popular in the U.S. as they are across the pond, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out. Enjoy a proper breakfast with this Keto British scones with blueberry jam recipe.
Not All Scones Are Created Equal
If you’ve ever had an authentic British scone, you know they taste a bit different than the dry, crumbly versions typically found in America.
The biggest difference is where the fat goes. American scones often include a lot more fat in relation to flour. British scones might have a bit of fat, but they prefer to slather the butter on top of the scone rather than mixing it into the dough.
Our British friends also shudder at the thought of adding a bunch of mix-ins to their scones. Again, they like to pile flavorful butter and jam on top, but prefer a relatively plain base, whereas in the states you get anything from chocolate chips to nuts to blueberries included.
There are also discrepancies in how scone is pronounced. In America, most have it rhyming with phone, but overseas they might say something resembling “scawn.”
So what do scones have in common, regardless of where they’re made? They aren’t Keto. Luckily, I’ve got a solution for that.
How to Make Keto Scones
In the baking world, flour is probably your biggest enemy in the fight to continue ketosis. And there’s a whole lot of flour in scones, whether you make them British or American-style.
For this Keto version, I replaced white all-purpose flour, which gives you a concentrated dose of carbs, with a mix of coconut and almond flour.
While it would be nice to just use one or the other, achieving the perfect consistency often requires a blend.
The other potential ketosis hazard is sugar. Instead, we’ll sweeten these scones with erythritol, a sugar alcohol. After all, scones should have a little sweetness!
This British-style version does not have any add-ins to the dough. Instead, you’ll make a wonderful blueberry jam to serve on top.
A little coconut cream punctuates the presentation.
More Keto Desserts
If you’re going to be successful with Keto, you need strategies to help you stick with it for the long haul.
One of my favorite strategies is eating dessert. But not just any dessert will do. You do need to be mindful of the ingredients and keep the carbs down.
That said, as long as they’re made carefully, Keto desserts can be a lovely treat and help you get through slumps where you might be tempted to stray.
1/3 cup (80 ml) of coconut cream (from the top of a refrigerated can of coconut milk)
1 Tablespoon (12 g) of powdered Erythritol
Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C).
Combine the coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and Erythritol in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk to combine the eggs with the vanilla extract. Pour the egg mixture into the flour and mix well to combine.
Form 4 balls from the dough and place them on a rimmed baking tray lined with parchment paper. Flatten the tops of the dough slightly with the palm of your hand.
Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through. Remove the baking tray from the oven and set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, to make the blueberry jam, place the blueberries in a small saucepan and heat gently while using a potato masher or fork to mash them. Continue to cook until all excess liquid has evaporated. Set aside to cool completely.
To make the sweet coconut cream, simply combine the coconut cream and powdered Erythritol.
Serve the scones with the blueberry jam and sweet coconut cream, if desired.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Serving Size: 1 scone with 1/4 of the blueberry jam and sweet coconut cream
Summer parties call for a different breed of dessert, and this one works for your low-carb diet. Make this sweet Keto strawberry cream jello salad recipe for your next social event!
How I Made This Keto
Remember when you were little and thought that everything with fruit in it was healthy? Pie, donuts, candy…all of these things were supposedly healthier because they even had a semblance of fruit in them.
Unfortunately, now we know better.
Even though most jello salads aren’t the ketogenic disaster that, say, cake would be, many recipes would still present a problem for your diet.
For most, the problem area is sugar. While dessert should be sweet, there are better ways to go about it. This Keto jello salad uses a bit of stevia to make it sweeter.
Whipped cream is another issue in most jello dishes. In addition to sugar, many popular varieties of whipped cream feature hydrogenated oils. It’s really just sugar and the worst kinds of fat. Ugh.
Coconut cream is a much better option for making a fluffy jello dessert. No silly corn syrup or overly processed oil.
Another potential issue with strawberry jello salads is if there is a pretzel base. Yummy, sure. But carb-filled pretzels are hardly Keto, so I left them out of this recipe.
Are Strawberries Keto?
You may be wondering whether you can safely eat strawberries on Keto. After all, fruit can be a significant source of sugar.
Strawberries happen to be a great option for Keto. They have only about 4.13 g of net carbs per serving. For comparison, bananas have 24 g of net carbs per serving, which makes them a poor choice for Keto.
This recipe only calls for half a cup of strawberries. When you consider that that amount will be split between four servings, you can see how this dessert fits safely into Keto territory.
More Keto Desserts
I love dessert, and rather than tell you to skip it on Keto, I want to tell you how to do it right. With some modifications, just about any dessert can get a Keto makeover.
Heat up the water so it’s hot. Pour into a bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin powder on top and let it sit for a few minutes to bloom. Then whisk it in well so there are no lumps. You can microwave the mixture or put into a water bath if you’re having trouble dissolving it.
Puree the strawberries, cream, vanilla extract, and stevia. Pour the puree mixture into the gelatin mixture and mix well.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes so it starts to set. Then remove and stir in the chopped strawberries. If the jello is already set, then just microwave for a few seconds. (You want to add in the chopped strawberries later so that they don’t all sink to the bottom.)
Put back into the fridge to set for 4+ hours or overnight.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
If you think pork is boring, you’re doing it wrong. This Keto herb pork tenderloin recipe has tons of flavor thanks to a special herb paste.
Why You Should Be Partial to Pork
Stick with Keto for long enough and you might get tired of meat and poultry. Chicken, turkey, beef, and steak. All good, but they can all get old too.
That’s one reason you should consider eating more pork.
Pork is a great source of protein. A 3.5 oz serving scores you around 26 grams of protein, a solid amount.
It’s got all nine of the essential amino acids your body needs. Known as the building blocks of life, you definitely want to make sure your stock doesn’t get depleted.
Pork can also hook your body up with some important vitamins and minerals, namely thiamine, selenium, phosphorus, riboflavin, iron, and vitamins B6 and B12.
Did you know that pork is the most widely consumed meat around the world? If more people in the U.S. knew of its benefits (and this recipe!) they might just eat more of it!
Why This Tenderloin is Special
If you’ve had one pork tenderloin, you’ve had them all right? Wrong.
For one thing, this recipe is Keto, dairy-free, and devoid of unhealthy overly processed oils (we’re looking at you, canola). It’s also really tasty.
The X-factor is in the herb paste. This magical blend of ingredients pairs perfectly with the pork, and you’ll have to work hard to keep yourself from going back for seconds.
A food processor is really handy in making the herb paste, which starts with toasted pine nuts. Those will be blended together with garlic, basil, parsley, olive oil, lemon, and nutritional yeast.
If you’re not familiar with nutritional yeast, it’s an odd flakey substance that makes things taste cheesy. Amazingly, nutritional yeast contains no dairy, so I add it to a lot of recipes that would benefit from cheese flavor.
In this recipe, the yeast is a perfect companion to the toasty pine nuts and oil.
Once you’ve made this take on tenderloin, I promise you you’ll never look back!
More Pork Recipes
Your relationship with pork doesn’t have to be limited to tenderloin. Ham, bacon, pork chops, ribs, and more are perfectly fine for Keto.
And in even better news, there are lots of artfully made pork recipes out there catering to your ketogenic diet.
To make the herb paste, start by toasting the pine nuts in a hot, dry pan. Remove the toasted pine nuts and add to a mini food processor along with the garlic, basil, parsley, nutritional yeast flakes, and olive oil. Combine to create a smooth paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times. Season with lemon juice and salt, to taste. Set aside.
For the pork, preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).
Season the pork tenderloin with salt and freshly ground black pepper on all sides. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick pan and brown the tenderloin on all sides. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, use a palette knife or small silicone spatula and spread the reserved herb paste on all sides of the pork tenderloin. Place tenderloin into a casserole dish with a well-fitting lid and bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
Remove from the oven and allow to rest before slicing and serving. If desired, serve with any additional herb paste.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.