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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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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.

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Keto Peanut Butter Cup, a Reece’s Knockoff

Keto Peanut Butter CupWho says adapting to the ketogenic way of eating means an end to sweets? Not me! I have to LIVE, my friends. So allow me to show you a Keto peanut butter cup that will have Reese’s running in their sugar-filled boots! Here goes…

Keto Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

1. In a pan on low heat, melt and stir the following: 8 T kerrygold butter, 1 T sugar-free peanut butter, 1/2 t vanilla, 1-2 teaspoons Pure Monk brand monk fruit.

2. Stir in 1 cup almond flour. Set aside.

3. In separate pan, melt dark chocolate of your choice. For this recipe, I use Moser Roth 85% cocoa bars from Aldi (3 individually wrapped bars). Adding Keto sweetener is optional. Lily’s is a popular brand of sugar-free chocolate among Keto enthusiasts.

4. Drip about 1 teaspoon chocolate into mini baking cups and chill for 5 minutes.

5. Add 1 T almond flour mixture to each cup, pat down, and top with remaining dark chocolate. Almonds are optional. Chill and eat!

Keto Peanut Butter Cup

*Note for the Keto Police: Moser Roth chocolate has a wee bit of sugar. If someone says sugar isn’t Keto, I say keto(sis) is a metabolic state, not a food. We each do the best we can!

Monk Fruit is extraordinarily sweet, so if you use a different keto sweetener, you’ll need to adjust the recipe accordingly. It is now my favorite sweetener, after using Pyure, which is a blend of stevia and erythritol. Pyure is great for recipes since it measure the same as sugar, but I am digging monk fruit now. Pure Monk Fruit is harder to find, so I ordered mine online. I have seen Pyure in Walmart and grocery stores. .

Keto Peanut Butter Cup

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