Keto Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs

Sweet and savory with a touch of spicy. This flavor threesome makes a mighty meatball! This keto sweet and savory party meatball Crockpot slow-cooker recipe is the perfect party pleaser. Kiddos and grownups both dig ’em! Best of all, you can make the meatballs ahead of time and focus on other tasks while they simmer in the slow cooker awaiting their big debut. My five-year-old ate 15 of these meatballs in a single sitting before I had to cut her off. No joke! Double the recipe batch if you’re serving a crowd. Trust me, you’ll be everybody’s BFF if you do. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good meatball?  Hip Recipe Tips: I absolutely adore the G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce Collection, but you can make your own keto BBQ sauce with our easy recipe! Not a fan of Splenda sweetened items? Try this highly-rated Nature’s Hollow Sugar-Free Jam. It’s sweetened with a xylitol/erythritol blend and has only 2 net carbs per serving. Or you could also try popular AlternaSweets, Sweet & Smokey BBQ Sauce. It’s sweetened with both stevia and erythritol and has 4 net carbs per serving. KETO APRICOT GLAZED PARTY MEATBALLS yield: 9 SERVINGS prep time: 20 MINUTES cook time: 3 HOURS total time: 3 HOURS 20…

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KETO SPAGHETTI SQUASH CHICKEN BACON ALFREDO SKILLET

Love spaghetti squash and want to use it in a keto recipe? You have to try roasting spaghetti squash, then throwing it in a skillet with a quick, homemade keto alfredo sauce. I also added cooked bacon, chicken, and broccoli for an over the top keto meal experience! In fact, this may be my personal favorite low carb meal idea I’ve EVER made. It’s super creamy, rich, and satisfying – a must-try keto dinner idea for sure. Hip Recipe Tips:  I like roasting spaghetti squash in the oven. If you want to try using your Instant Pot to cook a squash instead, cut it in half, remove the seeds, and cook it on high for 7 minutes with a cup of water inside the pot. This could be a little bit of a time saver if you’re in a hurry.I used a couple of small grilled chicken breasts, but if you have a leftover rotisserie chicken, that’d be perfect as well.This dish makes yummy leftovers, too. If the sauce thickens too much, try adding a tablespoon or so of chicken broth when reheating. yield: 4 SERVINGS prep time: 15 MINUTES cook time: 55 MINUTES total time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES This hearty skillet meal has roasted spaghetti squash…

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How to Build an Epic Keto Appetizer

How to Build an Epic Keto Appetizer: The Charcuterie Board (Meat & Cheese Platter) Need a keto appetizer that’s a perfect all-occasion dish? Try compiling a keto charcuterie board that includes a delicious selection of low carb bites, all will love! These meat and cheese platters are super trendy right now, and for good reason! They are versatile and can be designed for every taste and budget, and are very simple to put together at home using odds and ends from the pantry and fridge. Charcuterie, pronounced “Shahr-Koo-Tuh-Ree” is a food prep style that involves curing and brining meats like salami, bacon, and ham. A charcuterie board usually refers to the tasty meat and cheese boards traditionally served alongside crackers, nuts, spreads, pickles, dried and fresh fruits, etc. Intentionally picking keto-friendly foods to create a strictly low carb version is fun and easy! Today I’ll show you to build a beautiful Instagram-worthy keto spread in minutes, and really treat your guests to a yummy choose-your-own culinary experience! Step 1: Grab a cheese board or two, or a serving tray. Large wooden cutting boards always make attractive displays, but other options can include slate boards, a large ceramic dish, or even a small sheet pan…

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No-Fail Keto Baked Salmon with Cilantro Pesto
No-Fail Keto Baked Salmon with Cilantro Pesto

No-Fail Keto Baked Salmon with Cilantro Pesto

Could you use a fresh new way to serve salmon for dinner? Consider baking salmon in the oven with a quick homemade cilantro pesto bursting with lime and cilantro flavors, but also has parmesan cheese and pine nuts like traditional pesto. Once baked, the pesto caramelizes over the fish, for a flavorful keto salmon dish! If you love eating salmon at restaurants, yet have been intimidated to cook it at home, never fear! A flaky piece of baked keto salmon is simple to pull off any night of the week with just 10 minutes in the oven. After coating the fish with the flavorful pesto sauce, it cooks up quickly in the oven without having to give too much attention to the cooking process! Plus, salmon is a great fish for keto with 0 carbs and lots of healthy fats, along with nutrients like B12 and Vitamin D3. Hip Recipe Tips: Not a cilantro fan? You can always substitute in basil or parsley as other herb options. I’m using pine nuts here, but you can use another nut like pecans or almonds. Traditional pesto uses olive oil (and you can use it here too) but I thought the combination of cilantro and avocado…

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Keto Loaded Radishes – With Bacon and Cheese!

Does a side dish loaded with bacon and cheese sound good?! If you miss eating high-carb potatoes, you’ve gotta try pan-frying some radishes! It’s an easy idea I’ve been obsessed with ever since I made breakfast radishes to put in this yummy bacon and egg burritos. It’s so interesting how cooked radishes taste nothing like raw radishes, and pan-frying them is a fantastic way to go! In this radish recipe, we are pan-frying them in a little bacon grease until tender, then topping them with cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives. I love how the radishes get caramelized and the texture and taste are so delish! These would be a great accompaniment for anything on the grill, like steak, chicken, or fish. Hip Recipe Tips:  I’m using a 10 inch cast iron skillet, and love how it does an excellent job of caramelizing the outsides of the radishes for awesome texture.Cook your bacon in the skillet first to make this a simple one-skillet dish! Reserve a tablespoon of the bacon grease in the pan to cook the radishes – because bacon grease is oh so TASTY!I’m using freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese because I love how it melts. You could possibly pick another type of cheese if desired, or…

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Keto chicken cordon bleu casserole

Casserole dinners are a weeknight win! When you need to get a whole meal on the table without creating a mess of dishes in the sink, try out a casserole dinner. This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole recipe brings together the savory flavors of chicken, sliced ham, and Swiss cheese over a bed of cauliflower. Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with swiss cheese on top But the real winner here? The sauce! It’s creamy with a kick from the Dijon mustard and really binds all the elements of this simple meal together. And just for fun, I’ve topped the whole spread with pork rinds for a salty extra bit of crunch! holding a tablespoon of Dijon mustard over a bowl of chicken Hip Tips: Make the topping as crunchy as you’d like! I love a big crunch so I kept some of my pork rinds in big chunks to really add crispiness to the topping. However, you can crush them down further to have more of a breadcrumb texture. Not a fan of pork rinds? Try adding bacon crumbles over top to add some crunch and saltiness. yield: 6 SERVINGS prep time: 15 MINUTES cook time: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES total time: 1 HOUR 35…

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keto Bagel Chicken Tenders
keto Bagel Chicken Tenders

keto Bagel Chicken Tenders

I can’t think of any better way to kick up the flavor on what could be an otherwise boring piece of chicken than with a heavy hand of Everything but the Bagel seasoning. This keto chicken tenders recipe will be the talk of any table. Better yet, I guarantee they’ll win over the picky eaters in your household as well! Hip Recipe Tips: You might be surprised by the lack of salt in the homemade Everything Bagel seasoning I incorporated into the recipe below, but the salty nature of the pork rinds provide plenty of flavor for this recipe. Keep in mind that I used the Epic pork rinds sea salt and pepper variety. If you have Everything Bagel seasoning on hand, you can use 3 tablespoons in place of making your own. Just make sure to eliminate the crushed pork rinds all together to avoid the chicken tenders turning out too salty. Crisp up these chicken tenders in two ways: bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes OR in the air fryer at 360 degrees for 10 minutes. Pair these crispy and flavorful Everything bagel chicken tenders with one of our keto-friendly sauces or dips. yield: 4 SERVINGS prep time: 2 MINUTES cook time: 18…

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Keto chicken, broccoli and cheese casserole

yield: 10 SERVINGS prep time: 35 MINUTES cook time: 1 HOUR 25 MINUTES total time: 2 HOURS For anyone who adores the marriage of chicken and cheese, it’s a match made in heaven, with tiny broccoli florets to help balance the rich and creaminess of the dish. INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 lbs)3 medium heads broccoli, cut into 1" to 1 1/2" florets (approx. 9 cups of raw, cut broccoli)1 cup sour cream1 cup block cream cheese, (8 oz package) softened1/2 cup mayonnaise1 egg, beaten2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (8 oz bag), divided (1 1/2 cups + 1/2 cup for topping)2 cups mozzarella cheese, (8 oz bag) divided, (1 1/2 cups + 1/2 cup for topping)1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon onion powder1/2 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon powder (can substitute with one crushed bouillon cube)1/2 cup hot water DIRECTIONS Place chicken breasts in a large pot and pour in enough water to cover the breasts. Salt the water. Place over medium/high heat, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until no longer pink, about 40 minutes. Allow chicken to cool, then shred it into small pieces. Set aside. 2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven…

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Keto Mozzarella Sticks (Ready in Less Than 30 Minutes)

Keto mozzarella sticks  are an easy kid-friendly low carb snack or appetizer. Keep some of these gluten-free cheese sticks in the freezer for a quick bite at any time. Is anyone else ever baffled by how many carbs you could eat in one sitting pre-keto? I shudder to think of how I would go to an Italian restaurant, chow down on some breadsticks, eat an appetizer of cheese sticks coated in breadcrumbs and dipped in a sugary marinara sauce, and then finish it all off with a pasta dish. Insane, right? Well, I’m still searching for the perfect keto breadstick recipe, but in the meantime, this recipe for low carb mozzarella sticks is easy and delicious. It’s one of those things that’s so simple to substitute that I almost don’t understand why anyone makes them the “normal” way to begin with. By swapping out the white flour for coconut flour and the breadcrumbs for grated parmesan, you get a result that’s pretty close to identical but much lower in carbs. These low carb cheese sticks also have the added benefit of filling the occasional need for keto-friendly convenience foods. I like to make a double batch and store some in…

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Keto Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

Need an easy low carb, one pan dinner? I’ve got you covered! This Keto Sausage and Cabbage Skillet is ready in under 20 minutes and has less than 6 carbs per serving! Keto Sausage and Cabbage Skillet One of my favorite things is putting out recipes and seeing what people respond to. It is so interesting because sometimes I publish a recipe that my family is obsessed with but it doesn’t seem to get much traction. And then there are other times I post something I don’t think will be popular but it goes wild. It is just interesting to see what trends, sometimes there are big surprises like this Keto One Pan Cheesy Cabbage Casserole. You guys LOVE this one! So I decided to share one of my go to “I’m too tired to cook tonight” low carb meals. This Keto Sausage and Cabbage Skillet is everything you want in a keto meal, high in fat and super low in carbs. It is also done in under 20 minutes and requires just one pan. It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it? Keto Sausage and Cabbage Skillet How do I make a Keto Sausage and Cabbage Skillet? This really…

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Easy Keto Chili (low carb + no bean chili)

This hearty keto chili features tons of meat, peppers, spices, and tomatoes! At just 8.5 net carbs per serving this low carb, no bean chili will a family favorite! We take our chili pretty seriously here! My all-time favorite is this Turkey Chili. It is hearty, loaded with flavor and perfect for the fall season. However, since it is loaded with beans and swimming in tomato juice it just doesn’t work with my keto diet. I started experimenting with a keto chili a few weeks ago and I did not have high hopes. I just didn’t think I could create the same flavors without the carbs. Turns out, I was wrong. Mr. Maebell and I have been debating if we like this keto version even MORE than our regular go-to chili!  What is Keto Chili? Most soups, stews, and chilis are based on the same formula. A protein, vegetable, carb, and some sort of liquid. The tricky part about keto versions is creating a hearty enough dish without the carbs. This keto chili features two pounds of meat, peppers, tomatoes and a rich beef broth spiked with tomato sauce. It is the ultimate hearty, protein-packed dinner!  How many net carbs…

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Keto Pistachio Cookies

yield: 24prep time: 40 minutes cook time: 15 minutes total time: 55 MINUTES Ingredients 1 cup of coconut flour1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder¼ teaspoon salt½ cup unsalted butter softened4 ounces of full-fat cream cheese, softened1 cup granulated sugar substitute4 eggs, room temperature1 teaspoon of vanilla extract1 cup of finely chopped salted pistachios, reserve 1/4 for icing 1-2 drops of green food coloring, optional  Keto Vanilla Glaze: 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar substitute3 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream1 teaspoon of vanilla extract1/4 cup of finely chopped pistachios to sprinkle on top of the iced cookies Instructions Pre-heat oven 350 degreesStir together coconut flour, baking powder, salt and set aside the dry ingredients.In a separate bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, until fully combined using an electric mixer set to medium speed.Next, add the eggs one at a time, and beat well after each addition.If adding the optional food coloring do so at this time.Add dry ingredients to wet mixture, stir until fully combined.Stir in 3/4 cup of finely chopped pistachios.Next, chill the dough for at least ½ hour.Using a small cookie scoop add the cookies to a lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment-lined sheet.Flatten slightly each ball onto the prepared cookie…

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Red Velvet Keto Cookies

This rich and decadent recipe for red velvet keto cookies is sure to become a holiday favorite. The addition of cream cheese makes them a soft-batch cookie and their bright red color makes them a festive choice. yield: 16prep time: 10 MINUTES Cook time: 45 MINUTES additional time: 5 MINUTES total time: 1 HOUR Ingredients 1 cup of coconut flour1/4 cup of cocoa powder2 ounces of baking chocolate1 tsp of vanilla extract2 teaspoons of baking powder1/4 teaspoon sea salt½ cup unsalted butter softened8 ounces of full-fat cream cheese softened1 cup granulated sugar substitute 1 teaspoon white vinegar4 eggs3-5 teaspoons of red food coloring 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar Cream Cheese Icing ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream1 tablespoon of cream cheese softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar substitute 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extractPinch of sea salt Report this ad Instructions Red Velvet Keto Cookie Dough Pre-heat oven to 350 degreesMelt the baking chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave (20 seconds) then set asideUsing an electric mixer on high combine the cream cheese, butter, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, red food coloring, and white vinegar.Once fully combined add the 4 eggs one at a time, making sure that the batter is fully incorporated.To the cookie dough add the…

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Delicious and Easy Chicken Green Chili Casserole Recipe
Delicious and Easy Chicken Green Chili Casserole Recipe

Delicious and Easy Chicken Green Chili Casserole Recipe

yield: 8 SERVINGSprep time: 7 MINUTEScook time: 20 MINUTEStotαl time: 27 MINUTES Αn eαsy green chili cαsserole filled with 3 slices of cheese, chili Verde sαuce αnd shredded chicken. This recipe is αlso α gluten-free, low cαrb αnd keto cαsserole too. Ingredients: 2 lb shredded chicken, cooked3 T tαco seαsoning3/4 cup chili Verde sαlsα (chunky works best)1 4 oz cαn of mild green chilis, drαined16 oz cottαge cheese5 oz sliced or shredded Colby jαck or Mexicαn blend cheeseSour creαm, optionαlGreen onions, optionαl Instructions: Preheαt oven to 375In α medium-sized bowl, mix the tαco seαsoning, sαlsα, green chilis αnd cottαge cheeseMix in the shredded chicken αnd blend wellSprαy your bαking dish with nonstick cooking spreαySpoon mixture into αn 11×7 bαking dishTop the cαsserole with the sliced or shredded cheeseBαke for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted αnd bubbling.Gαrnish with green onions, if desiredServe with sour creαm αnd sαlsα, optionαl Notes: We pre-cooked our chicken right before mαking the cαsserole, so the chicken wαs still wαrm, If you’re stαrting with cold pre-cooked chicken, you mαy need to cook the cαsserole α little longer. Using regulαr cottαge cheese insteαd of light is recommended, light cottαge cheese will αdd more liquid to the mixture Using α…

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Delicious and Tasty Honey Bourbon Wings Recipe
Delicious and Tasty Honey Bourbon Wings Recipe

Delicious and Tasty Honey Bourbon Wings Recipe

Prep Time: 40 minutesCook Time: 1 hourTotαl Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Ingredients: 2 pounds of chicken wings3 tαblespoons αpple cider vinegαr3 tαblespoons molαsses3 tαblespoons honey2 tαblespoons bourbon2 tαblespoons lemon juice3 gαrlic cloves finely mincedsαlt αnd pepper Instructions: Combine αll mαrinαde ingredients (αpple cider vinegαr through gαrlic) into α lαrge bowl.Αdd the chicken wings αnd toss gently to coαt. Sprinkle αll sides with sαlt αnd pepper.Cover αnd refrigerαte for αt leαst one hour. You cαn mαke these the dαy before αnd refrigerαte overnight αs well.Preheαt oven to 350 degrees.Cover α bαking pαn with foil αnd coαt with cooking sprαy.Remove chicken wings from the bowl, setting αside the mαrinαde.Plαce chicken wings, wing-side down, on the foil.Bαke for 30 minutes.Αt 30 minutes, bαste chicken with reserve mαrinαde, αnd rotαte the pαn.Bαke for αnother 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.Remove from oven αnd let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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