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4 Must try Keto Recipes

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The Keto recipes is one that has certainly taken the world by storm. More people than ever are now following a strict ketogenic lifestyle in hopes of losing weight, improving heart health, and reducing the risk of certain cancers. The keto diet is really quite simple — all you have to do is ensure that your diet comprises 70-80% fat, 10-20% protein and 5-10% carbohydrates. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all your favourite carb-heavy dishes.

Today, we bring you 4 must-try keto recipes that are sure to satisfy your cravings and keep you on track with your diet, so continue reading to find out more!

​​1.   Keto “Egg Loaf” French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 250g Full Fat Cream Cheese, softened
  • 8 Eggs
  • 50g Grass Fed Butter, melts
  • 2 Tbsp Keto Sweetener (Erythritol)
  • 2 Tbsp Cold Water
  • 1 Tbsp Gelatin Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Water
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg

For French Toast:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Butter

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (355 F).
  2. In a food processor, blend cream cheese with the eggs, butter, and erythritol until smooth.
  3. Combine the cold water and gelatin powder to rehydrate the gelatin. Leave it to sit for 3 minutes, then remove the gelatin from the cold water, add to hot water, then add into the egg mixture and continue to process till smooth.
  4. Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Pour the batter into the tin. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg, and gently stir it in with a spoon. This will give the loaf a brown looking top.
  5. Cook in the oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove and allow it to cool before slicing.
  6. Once cooled and sliced, beat 2 eggs in a bowl. Pour into a small flat pan and soak slices of your egg loaf for 2 minutes on each side.
  7. Heat a frying pan to medium high, and add the butter to the pan. Fry each piece of bread for around 3 mins each side.
  8. Optional extras: mix peanut butter with cream to give it a really smooth texture, and spread on the inside of two pieces of french toast.

2. Keto Chicken Chow Mein

Ingredients:

  • 500g Chicken Thigh, thinly sliced
  • 250g Broccoli, cut into florets
  • 4 Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 long fresh Red Chilli, deseeded, finely chopped       
  • 1/4 small Red Cabbage, sliced
  • 250g Zucchini Noodles                            
  • 110g (2 cups) trimmed Bean Sprouts 
  • 75g (1/2 cup) roasted unsalted Cashew Nuts
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • Fresh Coriander sprigs, to serve

Method:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp peanut oil in a large wok over high heat. Stir-fry half the chicken for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  2. Heat the remaining tbsp peanut oil in the wok. Stir-fry the broccoli, garlic and chilli for 2 minutes or until tender crisp.
  3. Add cabbage and zucchini noodles. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until just tender.
  4. Return the chicken to the wok along with the bean sprouts, cashews, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until combined.
  5. Serve sprinkled with fresh coriander.

3. Keto Pizza

Ingredients:

●      2/3 cup Almond Meal

  • 1/4 cup Full Fat Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic. finely chopped
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach leaves
  • 1 Chorizo Sausage, thinly sliced

Method:

  1. Place the almond meal, cream cheese and 1 1/4 cups of the mozzarella in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring halfway, or until melted. Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until combined.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Place the dough between 2 pieces of baking paper and roll to line a 32cm pizza tray. Remove the top piece of baking paper and slide the dough with the bottom piece of baking paper onto the pizza tray.
  3. Bake for 10 mins or until puffed and golden.
  4. Meanwhile, place the olive oil and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until aromatic.
  5. Add the spinach to the oil and microwave for a further 2 minutes or until spinach has wilted.
  6. Use the baking paper to slide the pizza from the tray and turn over. Place the spinach mixture over the pizza base. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup cheese and then top with chorizo.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!

4. Keto Butter Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 450g Beef Mince
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • ½ Red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh Jalapeño, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 Avocado, cut lengthwise
  • 1 Butterhead Lettuce
  • 8 slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 30g Butter, in slices

Method:

  1. In a bowl, combine the beef, salt, and pepper.
  2. Finely chop the onion and cut the jalapeño into small pieces. Remove the seeds first if you don’t want it to be too spicy. Add onion and jalapeño to the meat and combine thoroughly with your hands.
  3. Form one hamburger patty per portion. First, shape them into a ball and then slowly press down. If you make them on the grill, leave them a bit thicker because they cook fast.
  4. Grill the patties for 5-7 minutes on each side, depending on how well done you want them. Allow them to rest for 10 minutes before serving so the juices can settle.
  5. While the burgers are on the grill, thinly slice the tomato. Cut the avocado lengthwise, remove the pit and spoon out the flesh.
  6. To assemble, take 3-4 lettuce leaves for each burger. Place the burger in the middle, top each with slices of cheese and a slice of butter. Add the tomato and avocado, season with salt and pepper. Try to wrap the burger so you can easily grab it.

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And there you have it — 4 incredible Keto recipes that will satisfy even the strongest of cravings! What are some of your favourite keto recipes? Drop a comment and let us know!

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