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Hemp Hearts for Keto

Hemp 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.

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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!

Kalamata Keto Salad with Parmesan Chicken

kalamata keto salad with feta and parmesan chicken
kalamata keto salad with feta and parmesan chicken

This ain’t your grandma’s salad with carrots and celery that the rabbit dragged in. This Kalamata Keto Salad with Parmesan Chicken will have you thanking the Greek gods for the taste explosion that satiates the belly with healthy Keto fats and satisfies the palate with savory toppings. And of course, the possibilities to make it your own are limited only by your inclination to experiment.

Easy Keto Parmesan Chicken Recipe

1. In a bowl, whisk one egg, one tablespoon heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper.

2. Add one sliced or diced chicken breast. A fat 8 ounce breast is about the right size.

3. Stir and coat, then mix in 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan & 1/2 T dried parsley.

4. Brown on stove in 1/4 cup coconut oil. Flip and brown other side.

Gluten-free parmesan chicken for kalamata keto salad with feta
Gluten-free parmesan chicken

Kalamata Keto Salad Toppings

Pictured at top is a bed of greens: romaine hearts and spinach. Fresh from the garden tomatoes make this the perfect summertime salad. Feta, red onions, and the real kicker, Kalamata olives, give this the taste edge over plain Jane salads. A drizzle of olive oil and vinegar keep it Keto. For details, click here for Homemade Keto Salad Dressing.

What would you add to this Keto Salad to make it your own? Lay down a comment and let’s share ideas, pretty please without sugar on top! Please feel free to poke around the blog. I keep things pretty simple, and if you see links to products I like and decide to buy something for yourself, I earn a small commission with zero additional fees to you. Thank you for reading!

Here are some good beginner posts to check out:

Drinking Alcohol on Keto…Can I? (It’s the question so many ask!)

New to Keto? Keep it Simple!

Keto “Potato” Chips

Keto Dessert: How about90-second keto ice cream!