No More Holiday Panic!
The Holiday season is almost here, and if you are a low-carber or a ketoer like me you are probably dreading every social even you will have to take part in.
It’s going to be like crossing a mine field, right? It’s the ultimate test of willpower…..and we do not always win.
Do you feel like it’s not fair?! I do!
You are working so hard, trying to be healthy, trying to do the right thing….and then there is a bunch of people who do not care and stuff their faces with pie in front of you!
3 tips to survive of the holiday season and keto on!
1) Throw a low-carb party! So you are the one in charge and can give the guidelines for what to bring! It could be a fun potluck!
2) Bring a side dish, or a keto dessert so you can always eat turkey or ham, your side dish and/or dessert!
3) Be prepared with lots of delicious recipes that would please the whole family and fit your keto / low carb parameters!! (I will help with that!!)
Let’s get started with the yum stuff!
This recipe is worth making for the bread alone….probably the best keto bread I ever made!!
As you might know I am very VERY insulin resistant, so I can only have a little of it….but to have that piece of oven warm bread with a good dollop of butter on it….oh it was pure heaven!!
Then, just because we are keto / low carbers does that mean we are not gourmande?? HECK NO!
So move over Epicurious, make room Gourmet Mag, here is a world class recipe for your KETO thanksgiving that you will be proud of.
To learn more about flour substitutions please watch this video and read this post!
- Serves: 9 portions
- Serving size: 1 portion
- Calories: 336
- Fat: 25 gr
- Carbohydrates: 4.1 gr NET
- Fiber: 9gr
- Protein: 15 gr
- 4 tbs chia seeds ground into flour
- 4 tbs psyllium powder (this one works great!)
- 2 cups almond meal, finely ground
- ½ cup whey protein
- 1 level tbs aluminum free baking powder
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- ¼ tsp dried garlic flakes
- ¼ tsp dried parsley flakes
- 1 tbs celtic sea salt
- 2 cups warm water
- 3 oz (84 gr) smoked guanciale or pancetta, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 10 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
- few sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves separated
- 3 cups of mushrooms, sliced
- ½ cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (buy bulk to save!)
- 3 oz (3 to 4 slices) prosciutto
- 1 cup bone broth (better homemade!)
- 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- Mix all dry ingredients together well.
- Add the 2 cups of water and mix (preferably with a mixer) until well blended.
- Let the dough sit to rest for 10 minutes.
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Oil a baking dish (about 6" by 10") with fat of choice ( I used MCt oil)
- Coop the dough in to the dish with a spatula, it should be soft and pliable but not too wet.
- Smooth the dough down with moistened spatula or fingertips.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove form the oven and let cool.
- In a large frying pan, brown the guanciale with the sage and garlic on a medium flame, until the guanciale is browned.
- Now add the mushrooms and let cook on a high flame for 10 minutes stirring often.
- In the meantime cut the cooled bread into small cubes.
- Place bread cubes on a oiled cookie sheet and put under the broiler on high or 5 to 10 minutes, until brown and crispy on all sides.
- Now remove the mushrooms form the pan and place in a a large bowl.
- In the same skillet place the prosciutto cut in thin strips, and cook until crispy.
- Remove bread cubes form the oven, and place in the bowl with the mushroom mix.
- Add the prosciutto and the macadamias coarsely chopped.
- Add the broth.
- Mix well.
- Place in a buttered oven dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, until top is slightly crisp.
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