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Keto Cheesesteak

Havarti cheese makes a delicious keto cheesteak
Havarti cheese makes a delicious keto cheeseteak

I’ve recently discovered Havarti cheese so naturally, a Keto cheesesteak made sense. Havarti melts really well. I used it both as a topper for the veggies and to thicken the sauce a tad.

Keto Cheesesteak with Havarti Recipe

1. Sauté 3 stalks celery and 3 green onion stalks in 1/2 cup bone broth and 1 T butter. Season with tarragon, salt, pepper.

2. When celery is slightly soft, add 4 cherry tomatoes and handful of fresh spinach. Add one slice Havarti cheese and stir till melted.

3. Arrange drained veggies on plate and sauté 4 ounces flank steak in remaining juice.

4. Top veggies with another slice Havarti cheese and top with steak.

Bell peppers would be a delicious addition, but I had to go with what I had in the fridge. Keto eating is all about invention, creativity, and experimentation. This is a hearty, savory, filling meal. Bone broth has a host of benefits including improving gut health. You can buy it in cartons or make homemade bone broth.

If you’re new to Keto, have a look around. I keep things super simple, from recipes to Keto concepts. You’ll see a few links to products I like. If you click and buy, I earn a teensy weensy commission but you won’t pay one penny more. Thank you ever so kindly!

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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.

If you’re new to Keto, have a look around. I keep things super simple, from recipes to Keto concepts. You’ll see a few links to products I like. If you click and buy, I earn a teensy weensy commission but you won’t pay one penny more. Thank you ever so kindly!

Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup

Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup from Berries, Butter and Coconut Milk
Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup

Omg. OMG. Oh. Mygawd. Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup might be my greatest creation to date. Dear readers, you must understand…before Keto, I barely cooked. Beyond boxed Mac and cheese that is, and sticking a spoon in a half gallon carton of mint ice cream. I will not babble a moment longer. Here is the recipe.

Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup

1. Heat the following in the microwave for 30 seconds: 2 medium strawberries, 5 fat blueberries, 1 T Kerrygold butter, 1 T coconut milk, pinch of your favorite Keto sweetener, 2 drops of vanilla, dash of salt.

2. Blend that beautiful concoction in your *food processor. Done.

Macros: 7 net carbs | 13g fat | 140 calories | 0g protein

*If you don’t have a processor or blender, this in the Ninja I have and love because of the single serving cups perfect for recipes like this! 5 years old and no problems.

Ninja Blender with 2 Single Serving Blending Cups
Ninja Blender with 2 Single Serving Blending Cups

I recently started using pure Monk Fruit keto-safe sweetener. Very, very sweet so it takes just a tiny pinch. I also like this blend of stevia and erythritol which is granular and about as sweet as real sugar, so easy for following recipes closely.

Keto Sweeteners Monk Fruit and Stevia Erythritol Blend
Keto Safe Sweeteners

The Keto Pancake

Now the pancake itself is from a Paleo Pancake Mix I bought at Costco. Note the crispy edges. Yep, it is cooked in butter. For my teenagers who are not full Keto, I combine the paleo pancake mix with regular mix. If you’re transitioning to Keto, nothing wrong with making small changes as you learn…anything to reduce carbs will help you get there.

What’s My Keto Story?

I stumbled upon Keto eating 2 years after having gastric bypass surgery when seeking a solution to several scary episodes or reactive hypoglycemia, a side effect of the surgery. I had NO IDEA that it could relieve depression, fatigue and brain fog as well. I’ve been at this keto thing about a year, and I do it absolutely imperfectly, but I am fascinated by the multiple health benefits. This blog chronicles what is working for me, which is plant-based, gluten-free, processed food free, low net carb, moderate protein, high healthy fat and fiber. In short, KETO (ketogenic). I bought one excellent Keto Book, which is wonderfully researched with lots of gorgeous pictures. Please check with a nutritionist or your doctor for medical advice, and check out more Keto recipes like:

Fathead Pizza

Keto Sangria

Keto Donut Holes

If you’re new to Keto, have a look around. I keep things super simple, from recipes to Keto concepts. You’ll see a few links to products I like. If you click and buy, I earn a teensy weensy commission but you won’t pay one penny more. Thank you ever so kindly!