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Pigs in a Blanket

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (full-fat)
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 48 Beef Lit’l Smokies
  • 6 pieces of American Cheese

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment Melt mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese together in microwave, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Whisk together 2 eggs and baking powder. Pour egg mixture into cheese mixture and stir a couple times before adding almond flour. Knead the dough with hands until well incorporated. The dough should be smooth and fairly elastic (not two-toned) when done. On parchment, roll out dough until it is thin (about 1/2 cm thick) cut into 3-4inch long strips using a pizza dough cutter. You should have 48 strips of dough. Cut American Cheese slices in four squares, then cut each fourth in half so that you have 48 strips of cheese. Place cheese and a smokie on a strip of dough. Roll and pinch the edges and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until golden.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48
Amount per serving
Calories 78
Total Fat 6.3g
Net Carbohydrates 1g
Protein 4.3g
Disclaimer: Nutrition is approximate.
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Spicy Yellow Squash “Pasta”

Ingredients:

  • 5 yellow squashes
  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 tsp oregano
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Make yellow squash into “noodles” using a vegetable spiralizer (Optional: spread out to dry out on a paper towel before proceeding.) Sauté noodles on medium heat in a frying pan with 1 tablespoons melted butter, stirring occasionally. Add red pepper flakes and cayenne. The noodles are done when they start to turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Taste a squash noodle strand to make sure they are the desired texture. Add cream cheese, cut in small chunks, and oregano. Stir occasionally until cream cheese is completely melted and hot. Salt and pepper to taste. Sauce will thicken a bit as it cools.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5
Amount per serving
Calories 155
Total Fat 12.7g
Net Carbohydrates 5.5g
Protein 4.7g
Disclaimer: Nutrition is approximate.

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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Ingredients:

  • 10 water chestnuts
  • 20 toothpicks
  • 10 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP sugar substitute

Instructions:

Cut chestnuts in half. Wrap a half piece of bacon around each chestnut half, and insert a tooth pick to hold the bacon in place. Place chestnuts in a baking pan. Make a marinade of soy sauce and sugar substitute and pour over chestnuts. Let chill for 4 hours, basting marinade over bacon again halfway through. Broil for 10 minutes, or bake at 375°F until bacon reaches desired crispness, draining off excess grease after 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 136
Total Fat 11.3
Total Carbohydrate 3.6g
Protein 10.2g
Disclaimer: Nutrition is approximate.
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BBQ Meatballs

Ingredients:

MEATBALLS
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh onion
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

Adapted from BBQ Glazed Meatballs

BBQ SAUCE
  • 2 cups tomato paste
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups Erythritol
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder

Adapted from Cooking LSL Keto BBQ Sauce

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Add beef, whipping cream, almond flour, egg and seasoning to a mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated. Mix in onions. Form the meet into 2 inch balls, and place in a glass baking dish (15″x10″). Make sauce by blending all remaining ingredients in food processor and until smooth. Pour sauce over meatballs and bake for 1 hour (until meatballs reach an internal temp of 160 degrees).

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 373
Total Fat 12.3g
Net Carbohydrates 6.5g
Protein 53.9g
Disclaimer: Nutrition is approximate.
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Olive Cheese Balls

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cube melted butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 42 green olives olives

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a mixing bowl, combine cheddar cheese, coconut flour, and almond flour. Stir in melted butter. Fill a small cookie scoop halfway full with dough, insert an olive in the center, and just cover with more dough. Dispense on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, until lightly golden.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 42
Amount per serving
Calories 57.9
Total Fat 5.2g
Net Carbohydrates 0.5g
Protein 2g
Disclaimer: Nutrition is approximate.