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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.

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Gluten Free Keto Enchiladas

That is no tortilla, Keto warriors. That is a cheese wrap. Low carb. Healthy fat. Savory gluten free Keto enchiladas.

Keto Enchilada Ingredients

Chicken breast, cream cheese, canned red enchilada sauce, canned green chilies, red onion, bell pepper, avocado oil, cheddar cheese slices, cilantro, scallions, black olives, salt, pepper, liquid aminos (or coconut animos), garlic, chili powder.

keto enchilada cheese wrap
keto enchilada cheese wrap

keto enchilada cheese wrap

Keto Enchilada Directions

1. Marinate and then sauté the following in 1/4 cup avocado oil: 8 ounce chicken breast sliced into strips, 1 T Liquid or coconut aminos, 1/2 red onion and 1/2 red bell pepper cut into large pieces, 1/2 t minced garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder.

2. Arrange 2 cheddar cheese slices per enchilada onto parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees until bubbly. Don’t overcook, or they will not be pliable.

3. Pull veggie pieces from pan and put in blender with 1 T softened cream cheese, 2 T green chilies. Blend and add back to chicken.

4. Once cheese slices are slightly cooled, add chicken mix on top and roll into cheese wrap. Arrange on plate.

5. Top with warmed red enchilada sauce, black olives, scallions, cilantro.

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Black Olive Zucchini Salad Keto Recipe

As a kid, I used to put black olives on each of my fingers…and thumbs…and walk around with my very creative snack. I wouldn’t touch zucchini, though. Today, I’ve grown more sophisticated, but not much! Before I share the ingredients, take joy in the fact that you can mix and match any low-carb veggies you like. You can leave out anything that makes your inner child wrinkle your nose and pout! That is the beauty of creative cooking…and being an adult! First things first…

Black Olive Zucchini Salad with Feta Cheese
Black Olive Zucchini Salad with Feta Cheese

What Makes This Keto

1. The Healthy Oils: dump the old oils that are inflammatory (corn, canola, vegetable, soybean), and bring in the healthy keto friendly oils (olive, coconut, avocado, grade-fed butter, ghee, nitrate-free bacon fat).

2. More Healthy Fats: feta cheese, black olives

3. Low-Carb Veggies: onions and peppers do have some natural sugars, and you’ll see people avoiding them, but for me, there is no substitute for the flavor of onions. Just don’t eat 6 of them a day!

4. The Salt: Himalayan Pink salt has micronutrients that table salt does not. And to avoid the Keto Flu, which is a loss of electrolytes (potassium, magnesium, salt), YOU NEED SALT. Especially if you’re doing clean keto, which means ingredients count. Dirty keto means people are concerned only with carb count.

Black Olive Salad Recipe

Cut, shake and stir the following:

5 celery stalks, I can pitted olives, as much or little feta cheese as you like, about 1/4 cup (omit this ingredient to make dairy-free), 1 small red onion, 1 green zucchini, 1/2 green pepper, 1 T fresh cilantro, 1 T balsamic vinegar, 2 T olive oil, 1 T dried chives, salt, pepper, onion powder. That’s it. Chill for a bit so the seasonings get al snug with your veggies, then show your fancy grown-up self at a party with an exquisite chopped salad that took you 10 minutes to make!

If you’re new to Keto, you might skip about the blog. I keep things simple ’round here, from recipes to explanations. Here are other posts you. May find helpful as. You start or continue rocking your keto journey!

Keto Meal Plans & Book

Keto “Potato” Chips

Beginners: Keep Keto Simple!

Keto Ice Cream in 90 Seconds!

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