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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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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!

Recipe Keto Meatballs

How to Make Low Carb Keto Meatballs

Making low carb keto meatballs without a starchy binder can be a challenge. Making keto meatballs with turkey instead of beef is even harder because of its lower fat content. But I find I like the less dense, less gamy flavor of turkey over beef. To each their own. The binder I use will work, whether you want to use beef, turkey, pork of any combination of those three. And Rao’s Marinara for dipping takes this over the top. It is a keto standard for being a very low-carb red sauce. Be sure to read labels! Rao’s Marinara is 4 net carbs for 1/2 cup while other sauces can be as high as 12-14 net carbs.

Keto Turkey Meatballs with Rao's Marinara
Keto Turkey Meatballs with Rao’s Marinara

Keto Meatball Ingredients & Instructions

Ground turkey (or beef or pork or a combo), egg, crushed nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans), Kerrygold butter (if you’re using turkey), salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic, chopped onions, freshly grated parmesan cheese, avocado oil for frying, Rao’s Marinara.

  1. Use a food processor or blender to crush nuts. 1/4 cup is plenty. I used half almonds and half pecans.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine one (1) pound of ground meat, one (1) egg, the crushed nuts, 1 ounce of melted Kerrygold butter if you’re using a very lean meat, 1/2 t Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste, 1 t minced garlic, 1 T parmesan, and 2 T chopped onions (optional)
  3. Shape your meatballs smaller than a ping-pong ball if you’d like to cook on stove. That is my preferred method during the hot summer months because it’s faster than the oven.
  4. Cook on medium high heat in avocado oil. Cover for 5 minutes and then flip meatballs over, cooking until they are nicely browned.

Serving Suggestions for Keto Meatballs

Making any meal pleasing to the eye is part of the fun, and it adds flavor. So chop scallions to top your meatballs. Or saute peppers and spinach serve them on a bed of vitamin-rich vegetables. Extra parmesan is never a bad idea. Heat up low-carb Rao’s marinara for dipping. And make sure you leave yourself room for dessert. How about a Keto shake. If you already have a great blender, then you can whip up some Keto ice cream in barely a minute!  This is the blender I have had for over four years…the single serving cups allow you to blend directly in them so you’re not having to wash the larger container.

Keto strawberry cheesecake shake
Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

Bon appetite!

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