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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

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.

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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