Keto “Bruschetta”

 

I get asked to blog this recipe at least once a week. It is honestly the most simple recipe ever. When you are heading to an event and need to bring a dish to share, but you would like to enjoy it too, that can be tough. This one is a crowd pleaser. I actually get asked to bring it, in it’s keto form, every time. When I offer to make it the old “real brushcetta” way everyone tells me the crunchy bread ruins it.

Ingredients

Dough:

1.5 cups mozzarella

2 tbs cream cheese

1 egg

3/4 cup blanched almond flour

Toppings:

4.5oz roll of Chevre (goat’s cheese)

3 roma tomatoes (thinly sliced)

1/2 cup fresh basil

So, let’s start here. Create the good old, famous, “fathead dough” as blogged here.  In this case, roll it really really thin. Cook it until you can see it is well toasted, it should be browned (not burnt, just browned) on top. Another great idea is to actually take it out when it starts to brown on top and flip it and wait for a similar effect on the opposite side.

Once it comes out of the oven, place a log of goat’s cheese (I find a great one at Aldi) that is room temp (you can also toss it in the microwave for 30 seconds), on top of the crust. Spread it evenly across the crust using a rubber spatula. Then cut it evenly (try to get about 20 squares). Then, garnish each square with one very thin slice of roma tomato. Dice up 1/2 cup of fresh basil and sprinkle on top. And, you’re done. Good luck not eating it all at once! 🙂

Macros: 20 Servings

Fat: 5g

Protein: 5g

Net Carbs: 1g (2g total, 1g fiber)

The Best Keto Taco Seasoning

What’s today? It’s TUESDAY! What’s that mean? Taco Tuesday, of course. I was born and raised in Arizona. My love of Mexican food runs deep! When we went keto I was thankful that all I had to do was crisp up some cheese and I could still have my tacos. But, giving up that delicious packet of seasoning wasn’t as easy. I knew how many carbs were in it, but every single DIY recipe was bland. Then, I found a great one for a “Taco Bell Copycat” recipe. It was definitely not keto friendly, but it helped me land here. I give you the most amazing, flavorful and keto friendly taco seasoning! Enjoy!

Toss everything in a bowl and mix together.  Use the entire batch for 1-2lbs of meat (we usually use it on 1.25lbs). Instead of mixing with water like a traditional spice packet, just toss it in with your undrained meat. On keto, you should be using a fattier ground turkey – the seasoning mixture really soaks up the greasiness while still keeping all that good fat in your meat.

  • 1 tbsp minced dried onion
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • (or 1 tbsp almond flour, 1 tbsp unflavored protein powder)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp stevia (I prefer Pyure)

SAVE IT ON PINTEREST!

Macros: Based on 5 servings

Carbs: 1g net (2g carbs, 1g fiber)

Fat: 2g

Protein: 1g