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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 ...

5 Minute Keto Pesto

5 Minute Keto Pesto

Typically pesto is a very simple recipe of basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil. Over the years people have added more and more ingredients to this classic recipe in order to adapt to tastes and preferences.  My personal addition is the tomato paste. I felt like the original version of this recipe was slightly bitter with the basil and pine nuts competing for top flavor.  A touch of tomato paste adds some acidity, sweetness, and cuts back on the bitterness. On keto, ...

Chicken Pesto Roulade

Chicken Pesto Roulade

Great chicken is both juicy and flavorful - this hits the nail on the head in both of those categories. Pesto is one of my favorite sauces, basil and toasted pine nuts give a fantastic fresh and nutty flavor that pairs extremely well with poultry. As you all know, I like to use citrus when I can, so I've added some lemon zest to give citrus notes throughout the chicken. This pairs very well with the floral notes of the basil, and contrasts perfectly with the rich fats of the cheese. I ...

Tomato Basil and Mozzarella Galette

Tomato Basil and Mozzarella Galette

The beauty in a galette is that they don’t have to be beautiful to be delicious. In fact, the more rustic they look, the fancier the appear. This imperfect crust method is great for gluten free baking because it’s so forgiving in its looks and versatile in the fillings. You could go with a sweet “dessert” galette and fill it with low-carb fruits, or even a sweetened cream cheese filling, but today I want to share a cheese filled savory variety that will make you think you’re eating a the real ...

Eating Italian Food On Keto: What to Eat/Avoid, Restaurant Tips, and Recipes

Eating Italian Food On Keto: What to Eat/Avoid, Restaurant Tips, and Recipes

No matter where you travel in Italy, it seems like they have cracked the code on good cooking. Whether you have pasta, pizza, salad, lasagna, soup, or dessert, you can’t go wrong with authentic Italian food. Unfortunately, many of the best dishes are filled with starchy foods, flour, or sugar. This can make it challenging to satisfy your craving for Italian food on keto. Find out exactly which foods to avoid when making delicious Italian food. However, this doesn’t mean you have to give up ...

Are Pork Rinds Keto? The Many Benefits Of This Zero Carb Snack

Are Pork Rinds Keto? The Many Benefits Of This Zero Carb Snack

Yes, pork rinds are keto-friendly and used widely by people on low-carb diets. It is easy to be fooled into thinking that this humble snack food is unhealthy. Though they are crisp like chips (and are typically found in the same aisle), pork rinds share very little else in common with those high-carb options. In fact, unflavored pork rinds are one of the few zero carb snacks you’ll find on keto. Plus, they can be used as a keto-friendly substitute for cereal, tortilla chips, breadcrumbs, and ...

Low Carb Noodles: Keto Pasta Alternatives

Low Carb Noodles: Keto Pasta Alternatives

All over the world, you'll find different variations of noodles, from Italian lasagna layers to Chinese egg noodles to Vitamenese-style pho noodles. Despite being relatively flavorless on their own, each one plays an essential role in turning our favorite flavors into memorable meals. Unfortunately, each noodle will also add enough net carbs to transform the recipe into a less healthy, high-carb dish. This leaves us with two strategies we can use to transform the dish into a keto-friendly one ...

What is the Slow Carb Diet?

What is the Slow Carb Diet?

Like the ketogenic diet, the slow carb diet is based on simple rules and low-carb whole foods that can help promote fat loss and health improvement. Both diets have led to incredible weight loss results of 100 pounds or more. That being said, the slow carb diet sets itself apart from other low-carb diet plans in many ways, including the incorporation of some carb-rich foods and a cheat day once a week. This approach may sound refreshingly easy, and it can be highly effective, but there are ...

Our Top 10 Keto Friendly Salads

Our Top 10 Keto Friendly Salads

The most delicious and healthy way to get more veggies in your diet is with a keto salad recipe. But why must we have the distinction of "keto salad"? Aren't all salads — with their leafy green and oily dressings — low-carb and keto-friendly anyway? Not necessarily. Many popular salads come with sugary dressings, bread, and croutons that turn one of the healthiest meals you can consume into a delivery mechanism for more carbs and unhealthy ingredients. Fortunately, your salad doesn't have ...

25 Keto Recipes for Easter

25 Keto Recipes for Easter

Easter is right around the corner, and we've rounded up our best keto recipes that are perfect for this spring holiday!  This selection of recipes includes breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and even appetizer options.  I tried to select options that are reminiscent of traditional Easter table dishes.  You'll recognize the green beans, deviled eggs, and faux potato salad. This is perfect if you're looking to build a completely keto Easter menu, or just want to find something good to ...