These one-ingredient keto tacos are perfect to have for #TacoTuesday! You’ll only need some cheddar cheese and your favorite taco toppings.
One taco shell has a total of 1 gram net carbs.
The one ingredient you’ll need for these tacos
Yes, you can create a delicious taco with just one ingredient: cheddar cheese. There are some tips I’d like to give you when choosing a cheddar cheese because not all of them are equal when it comes down to the ingredients. Natural cheddar cheese isn’t orange, it usually has some colorant added to it, to make it look more appealing. But some colorants are not harmful, and some are.
Stay clear of cheddar cheese that has artificial coloring listed in the ingredient list like tartrazine (aka Yellow No 5). This is a food dye often used in food products in the U.S. (luckily in Europe this food dye is banned). It’s linked to multiple health issues and even cancer, so check the ingredient list when shopping for cheddar cheese.
Natural food coloring can be listed as Annato or Beta Carotene. These are coming from natural sources such as the seeds of the achiote tree or carrots.
I’m a big fan of easy simple recipes, and this keto creamy pesto chicken is one of them. With only seven ingredients, you can prepare this delicious dish with a minimum amount of effort or cooking skills! This recipe is so easy to prepare and perfect to have a keto-friendly family dinner.
One serving has a total of 10 grams net carbs.
The ingredients for this recipe
Chicken breasts: Ideally you’ll want to get an organic chicken that is pasture-raised. This way you avoid consuming antibiotics and unhealthy GMO feed the has potentially chicken eaten. These chickens are more expensive, but if it doesn’t fit your budget, a conventional chicken breast is fine too.
Cream cheese: Go for organic cream cheese from grass-fed cows’ milk. Or conventional cream cheese. Always check the ingredient list to avoid unnecessary additives.
Pesto: when choosing a pesto, make sure to check the ingredients. A lot of pesto brands have vegetable or seed oils in them. Try to find a pesto made with olive oil.
Shredded mozzarella: Go for organic cream cheese from grass-fed cows’ milk. Or conventional shredded mozzarella cheese. Always check the ingredient list to avoid unnecessary additives like corn starch, potato starch, or carrageenan.
Tomato sauce: You can use a passata sauce or any other tomato sauce without added sugar in it.
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Start by cutting the chicken filets in half, but not completely so you can still close them once you fill them up. Season both sides with salt and pepper and set aside. (optional you can flatten them before seasoning with a meat hammer, this will soften the chicken)
In a medium-sized bowl, add the cream cheese and pesto. Mix until smooth.
Fill up the chicken filets with the cream cheese and pesto mixture and close them.
Place the stuffed chicken fillets in a large oven dish and add tomato sauce and, shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
What can I eat with this keto creamy pesto chicken recipe?
I like to combine this recipe with some arugula or any other lettuce. If you want to add more vegetables to this recipe, you can also add a cup of cooked spinach to the pesto mixture before adding it to the chicken breasts. You can also eat the chicken just like prescribed in this recipe. It counts as a full meal.
These keto egg filled meatballs are reminding me so much of my childhood; Have you ever had ‘birds nests’? That is what my grandma used to name them. She would make these for me as a kid, and I loved them. She taught me how to prepare them, but I made some adjustments so they stay keto-friendly.
One egg filled meatball has a total of only 8 grams of net carbs.
This recipe is easier than it may seem. I usually prepare these in the oven, as is described it in the recipe, but you can also prepare these in the air-fryer. In that case you can just replace the baking in the oven-part of the recipe by placing them in the air-fryer and fry them for 20 minutes at 190 degrees celsius or 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
The ingredients for these keto egg filled meatballs
Ground beef: I like to use organic grass-fed, grass-finished ground beef because this meat is free of antibiotics and hormones and it’s higher in nutrients. But you can use any of your preferred ground meats such as pork, chicken, lamb, etc.
Coconut oil: I used coconut oil to sautee the meatballs and the ingredients in the tomato sauce. You can use any of your preferred healthy cooking fats.
Chopped tomatoes: For the tomato sauce I used organic chopped tomatoes from a can. You can also use any other tomato sauce without added sugars. Make sure to check the ingredient list. It should only have tomatoes listed.
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In the meantime season the beef with the listed spices.
When the eggs are done, peel them and set them aside. Preheat the oven at 190 C/ 375 F.
Take 1/3 of the seasoned ground beef, shape it into a ball and flatten it out by pressing it onto a flat surface. Lift up the flattened ground beef and wrap the egg with the beef. Shape it until the egg is fully covered.
Roll the balls into the parmesan cheese on a plate so the surface of the meatball is covered.
In a large pan, melt some butter over medium to high heat, and cook the meatballs until the outside starts to brown.
Place the meatballs in a baking dish, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the tomato sauce: In a large pot, melt the coconut oil on medium to high heat. Saute the onion, garlic, and bell pepper and stir.
Add the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, ground cumin, paprika powder, and dried oregano. Stir, lower the heat and let simmer.
Carefully cut the meatballs in half and serve with the tomato sauce and your favorite vegetables.
This keto Christmas garlic bread puts me straight into the Holiday mood. It’s perfect for your next Christmas dinner to add as a side to share with the whole family. This garlic bread reminded me of the taste of the breadsticks that you get at Olive Garden! Absolutely delicious!
One portion has a total of 1.5 g net carbs.
The ingredients for this keto Christmas garlic bread
I made this Christmas tree garlic bread with the fat dough I use to make keto lasagna noodles or keto pizza. And it works great for any kind of bread-like recipe.
Mozzarella cheese: The base of this ‘bread’ is made with shredded mozzarella cheese. I wouldn’t recommend substituting this cheese with any other cheese, since you need the firm consistency to hold everything together and create a dough.
Almond flour: I use almond flour in the process of making the lasagna noodles. I don’t recommend substituting this with any other nut flour. I’ve tried it with coconut flour before. It didn’t turn out well.
Baking powder: Some say baking powder is not keto-friendly because it’s high in carbs. But for me personally, I don’t mind using it in a small amount. As it does not affect the total amount of carbs that much. I do recommend using a gluten-free one. You can choose to leave this ingredient out, but then you higher the chances of the tree, becoming flat.