KETO PESTO CHICKEN

I’m a big fan of easy simple recipes, and this is one of them. With only 6 ingredients, you can prepare this delicious dish with minimum effort or cooking skills!

INGREDIENTS (4 portions)

  • 4 chicken filets
  • 1 cup of cream cheese
  • 5 tsp pesto
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Start by cutting the chicken filets in half, but not completely so you can still close them once you fill them up. Set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl, add the cream cheese and pesto. Mix until smooth.
  4. Take the chicken filets and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  5. Fill up the chicken filets with the cream cheese and pesto mixture and close them.
  6. Place the stuffed chicken filets in a large oven dish and add the shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
  7. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

For my Dutch keto fam:

KETO MASHED SAVOY CABBAGE WITH SAUSAGE

This recipe takes me back to my childhood. It’s something we ate in our family during the winter and it just tastes so delicious.

Savoy cabbage is a winter vegetable and one of several cabbage varieties. It is thought to originate from England and the Netherlands. It’s packed with nutrients such as vitamin C which is beneficial for the immune system. It’s also a low carb vegetable: only 3g net carbs per 100 grams.

The original recipe is made with mashed potatoes, so I replaced them with keto friendly mashed cauliflower. Traditionally it’s eaten with sausage but you can also combine it with fish like salmon or cod.

INGREDIENTS (2 -3 portions)

  • 1/2 savoy cabbage
  • 1/2 cauliflower head
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 sausages

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Start by cutting the cauliflower head into florets and cook in a steamer or boiling water until soft.
  2. Cut the savoy cabbage and rinse with water.
  3. Melt 2 tbs of butter in a large pot on medium heat. Add the savoy cabbage, water, salt and pepper. Stir and let it cook for 15-20 minutes on medium-low heat.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the mashed cauliflower: in a medium sized pot melt 2 tbs of butter on medium heat and add the minced garlic. Stir, add the cauliflower and lower the heat.
  5. Mix the cauliflower with a stick blender or a food processor. (you can also use a potato masher) and add the sour cream, salt and peper.
  6. Mix the mashed cauliflower with the prepared savoy cabbage with a spoon and stir until everything is blended.
  7. Prepare the sausages in a pan on medium heat and place them on a plate. Add the mashed savoy cabbage and enjoy!

RECOMMENDED COOKING TOOLS

Cooking pot

Stand mixer

Masher

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For my Dutch Keto Fam

KETO PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE

Want an easy delicious peanut butter dessert? Than this might be the right fit for you! It’s super easy to prepare, there’s no cooking involved and you will only need 5 ingredients that you probably already have laying around in your pantry.

Don’t like peanuts? You can replace the peanut butter with any other nut butter you prefer.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the heavy whipping cream to a medium sized bowl. Mix it with a handmixer until you have stiff peaks. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, the peanut butter, powdered erythritol and vanilla extract. Mix everything smooth with a handmixer.
  3. Add the whipped cream little by little to the peanut butter mixture until everything is blended together.
  4. Transfer to a small glass with a spoon or use a piping bag.
  5. Optional; top is off with some keto friendly chocolate.
  6. Enjoy!

RECOMMENDED COOKING TOOLS

Handmixer

Spatula

Piping tool

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KETO ENDIVES WITH HAM AND CAULIFLOWER SAUCE

Endive is a typical vegetable from Belgium that is not very well known abroad. It’s a leafy vegetable that is high in folate, vitamin A and K, and is high in fiber. It tastes a bit bitter, but when you cook it in a recipe like this one, it’s delicious!

In the traditional recipe, béchamel sauce is used, but I replaced it with a cauliflower sauce that tastes just as good, if not better!

INGREDIENTS (6 endives)

  • 6 endives
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 cup of water
  • salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste

For the cauliflower sauce

  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbs of butter
  • Half a cauliflower head, cut in florets
  • 1 cup bone broth/ beef stock
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Start by preparing the endives. Remove the outer leaves and cut off the bottom and cut out the hearts.
  2. In a pan, melt 1 tbs of butter on medium heat. Add the endives to the pan, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Fry both sides for 2 minutes and add the water.
  3. Lower the heat and let the endives cook for 40-45 minutes until they are done.
  4. Prepare the sauce: in a medium sized pot, melt 1 tbs of butter on medium heat, add the cut onion and minced garlic. When the onion starts to glaze, add the cauliflower florets and the bone broth. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. Lower the heat and let simmer until the cauliflower is soft.
  5. When the cauliflower is soft, add some juice from the pan with the endives (about 4 tbs) and mix everything together with a blender until you have a creamy consistency. Add the grated cheese and mix. Set aside.
  6. Preheat the oven at 400 F.
  7. When the endives are done (they are done when you can poke trough them with a fork), roll them up in a slice of ham and place them in a baking dish. Cover them with the cauliflower sauce.
  8. Sprinkle some cheese on top and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. To get a crust on the top, use the grill modus for 5 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

For my Dutch keto fam:

KETO STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

Looking for an easy recipe for dinner that is ketofriendly? You found it! These stuffed bell peppers are super easy to make and taste delicious! You’ll have dinner ready in just a blink of an eye.

This recipe will take about 5 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. You will have 2-3 stuffed bell pepers (depending on the size of the bell peppers you stuff).

Nutrition:
1 bell pepper

Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 medium sized bell peppers
  • 14 oz / 400 grams ground meat (beef, chicken or pork)
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut off the bottom of the bell pepper, so it can stand stable. Note: don’t cut off to much, so you don’t create a big hole. (See picture for reference)
  2. Add ground meat, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, Himalayan salt, black pepper, garlic powder and egg to a medium sized bowl. Mix everything together.
  3. Place the bell peppers, standing up, in an oven dish and fill them with the ground meat mixture, top them of with the rest of the mozzarella cheese.
  4. Place the stuffed bell peppers in the oven and let them bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 °F/ 180 °C.

Enjoy!

KETO MASHED CAULIFLOWER

If you miss your mashed potatoes on keto, we have the perfect substitute recipe! Again, you can make different versions of this according to your taste by adding extra herbs or spices. We like to add a pinch of paprika powder, to give it an extra special taste.

This recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook. You will have 8 portions of mashed cauliflower

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets (about 3 pounds or 1 1/2 kg)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pinch of paprika powder (the secret ingredient 😉)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place cauliflower in a steamer over a large pot of boiling water. Steam for 15 minutes until tender. Alternatively, boil cauliflower in salted water for 10 minutes or until fork tender. Remove and drain. Cover with a lid and set aside.
  2. Heat the butter over medium high heat. Sauté garlic until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  3. Blend cauliflower and garlic in a food processor on high setting until smooth. You may need to do this in batches of two or three, depending on the size of your processor.
  4. Transfer blended cauliflower into the pot with the garlic. Stir in the sour cream and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of paprika powder.

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | 

Enjoy!


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