Sesame Garlic Fathead Crackers

Keto and low carbers often lament the loss of crunch in their altered eating choices. Socially, we like a little chip and dip action for game day, office parties, holiday gatherings, and rainy Sunday afternoons. A variation on the fathead dough so popular among Keto Warriors is the answer! Specifically, Laura’s KetoKrust concoction…these sesame garlic fathead crackers I just made! And low carb dips offer a healthy array of options, from guacamole dip to salsa to cream cheese and fondue dips.

Sesame Garlic Fathead Cracker Recipe

Ingredients: almond flour, egg, cream cheese, fresh mozzarella, sesame seeds, garlic, salt, pepper, milled flax seed (optional).

Step One

  1. In small saucepan, melt 2 T Kerrygold butter.
  2. Add 1/4 t minced garlic, 2 T sesame seeds. 1/4 t salt.
  3. Roast over medium low heat for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Step Two

  1. In medium saucepan over very low heat, melt 8 oz fresh mozzarella and 1T whipped cream cheese. Stir frequently until spoon moves easily through the cheeses
  2. Add 1 small egg, 3/4 C almond flour, 1/2 of the roasted sesame seeds, 1 T milled flax seed (optional). Stir well and let cool a few minutes.
  3. Between two pieces of parchment paper, roll out dough, no thicker than 1/4 inch.
  4. With a saute brush, top with remaining butter and sesame seeds. Top with fresh ground pepper.
  5. Use a knife or flat-edge spatula to separate dough into cracker shapes. A tiny separation is all that’s needed for the edges to brown. Use fork to poke holes in dough to prevent bubbles.

Laura’s KetoKrust Sesame Garlic Crackers with Salsa

Step Three

  1. Bake at 380, for about 20 minutes. Less cooking time will make them softer like pita bread. More cooking time will add the crunch like crackers.
  2. Lower heat to 300 and bake for additional 10 minutes, depending on your preference.
  3. Let cool before separating. Use with your favorite dip!
Garlic sesame fathead crackers slice and ready to bake
Garlic sesame fathead crackers slice and ready to bake
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Hemp Hearts for Keto

Hemp Hearts added to scrambled eggs with steakHemp hearts are my new favorite Keto staple. With a texture like couscous and a nutrition profile perfect for ketogenic eating, hemp hearts can be added to many dishes for bulk, texture, and a subtle nutty flavor. 3 tablespoons contain 10 grams of protein, 180 calories, 1 carb and 1 gram of fiber which equals ZERO NET CARBS. And they can be eaten raw over yogurt or cottage cheese, as well as sautéed in butter or added to dishes. Check out what I’ve made over the last couple weeks!

Hemp Hearts for Keto Meal Ideas

1. Hemp Hearts in Stirfry: can be added to a typical cauliflower rice stir fry for that grainy texture that some people on Keto miss. I use liquid aminos in place of soy sauce with garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to sauté in avocado oil with diced chicken and eggs.

2. Cheddar Cheesy Hemp Hearts Soup: use any soup base you want. I use chicken stock, cream cheese, cheddar cheese to my sautéed onions for a savory, creamy comfort food soup perfect for fall.

3. Steak and Hemp Hearts with Eggs: scrambled my eggs into a bit of cauliflower rice and hemp hearts with veggies. Seasoned with paprika, added a couple ounces of steak, and voila, a hearty breakfast with plenty of protein takes just a few minutes to whip up.

Keto Substitute for Rice…Hemp Hearts!

Hemp Hearts as Rice Substitute
Hemp Hearts as Rice Substitute

Rice and bread and pasta! Those new to Keto long for substitutes for their favorite starch. Hemp hearts make a fantastic rice substitute! Versatile enough to add bulk to many dishes. The keto recipe below is a cooked rice-substitute dish, but cooking hemp hearts is not required. They can be added raw to any dish, sprinkled on salad even. Get creative.

Hemp Heart Rice Substitute Recipe

Sauté 1/2 small onion in 1T Kerrygold butter. Add 6T hemp hearts, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 4 oz cut chicken breast and cover for about 5 minutes. Then add 1 cup chopped spinach. I also threw in a few pine nuts. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 2 servings.

Ketogenic Eating For Health!

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