Keto No Bake Cookie Recipe!

It is getting to be about that time of year where everyone is making cookies and all us poor ketoers just have to watch from a distance and be sad.  LOL!  Of course we don’t because there are tons of sugar and grain free dessert options available for us to enjoy.

Keto No Bake Cookie Recipe!

Here is one of the simplest keto cookie recipes you will ever see because you don’t even need to bake them!  Just mix the ingredients and freeze for a few minutes and they are ready to go.

Keto No Bake Cookie Recipe!

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Keto No Bake Cookie Recipe!

Keto No Bake Cookie Recipe!

A delicious and easy to make sugar and grain free cookie recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons real butter
  • 2/3 cup all natural peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter!)
  • 1 cup unsweetened all natural shredded coconut
  • 4 drops of sweetener (vanilla stevia for taste)
  • Please note* if using a granulated sweetener add it to the butter when microwaving to melt.
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe dish, melt butter
  2. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. If you chose to make with cocoa powder, add it now.
  3. Add stevia and coconut. Mix well.
  4. Scoop 2″ spoonfuls onto a sheet pan.
  5. Freeze for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Take out and enjoy!

Keto No Bake Cookie Recipe!

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Ketogenic Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe!

Ketogenic Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe!

When I was a kid (who am I kidding, I was like this well into adulthood!!) I could not eat enough breadsticks.  We would buy Little Caesars pizza and I was far more interested in the crazy bread than the actual pizza.  Pizza Hut came up with the stuffed crust pizza where you basically turned the pizza crust into a cheese breadstick and I was in heaven.  And when I think about all the poor Olive Garden waiters that had to go back and forth from the table to keep my basket of breadsticks full, well…let’s just say that they earned their tip.

What I’m trying to say is that I like breadsticks so I have been very interested in a Keto recipe that would put breadsticks back on the table.  Not only is this recipe Low Carb but when you serve it with my low carb red sauce as a dipping side, holy moley life is good.  What I’m trying to say is that this is the recipe for low carb breadsticks the world needs.  If not the world, then definitely me.

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Keto Cheesy Breadsticks
Yield: 5 Servings

Keto Cheesy Breadsticks

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A Low Carb, High Fat Breadstick recipe

Ingredients

  • • 1 head raw cauliflower, riced
  • • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan Cheese
  • • 1 large egg
  • • 1/2 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • • 1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped basil
  • • 1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • • 1 teaspoon salt
  • • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • • 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To rice the cauliflower, core it and break it into florets. The place into food processor and pulse until consistency of rice. (Or, you can use pre-riced cauliflower found in grocery stores.)
  3. In a large bowl, mix the riced cauliflower, 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 tablespoon fresh garlic, 1/2 tablespoon fresh basil, 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper until combined and holds together. Place the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and spread out into a rectangle. (The amount of breadsticks depends on how thin you spread it.)
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and top with 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese and return to oven to continue baking until the cheese is melted and starting to brown. Cool about 10 minutes and cut into 'breadsticks'.
  5. Serve with red sauce, garnish with parmesan cheese! (My Sugar Free Pasta Sauce Recipe can be found here)

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Crispy Keto Cauliflower Hashbrown Recipe!

Crispy Keto Cauliflower Hashbrown Recipe!

Oh man, I love hash browns.  Delicious crispy hash browns are one of those things that kind of disappeared from my culinary radar when I went keto.

That’s why the idea of creating a recipe for hash browns that were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside yet keto friendly was something I just knew I needed to create.  

You might also like: Ketogenic Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe

Ketogenic Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe

This recipe is also vegan, vegetarian, Keto, LCHF, and Paleo.

Keep in mind that you can use this recipe as a base and innovate any way you see fit.  Some diced onions in the recipe or some fresh garlic would work great or maybe spice it up with a little jalapeno and cilantro.  Almost anything works well.

If you decide to make this recipe, let me know!  You can tag @MySugarFreeJrny on Instagram and I will see it.  

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Cauliflower Tots

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Keto Hashbrowns
Yield: Serves 4

Keto Hashbrowns

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A tasty hashbrown recipe this is low in carbs.

Ingredients

  • 1 Small Head of Cauliflower
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 Cup Shredded Cheese (Cheddar Works Best)
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Grate Cauliflower
  2. Microwave for 3 Minutes
  3. Place in Paper Towel or Cheesecloth to Remove Excess Water
  4. Put all Ingredients in Bowl and Mix
  5. Form into Hashbrown shape and place on greased baking sheet
  6. Bake on 400° for 15-20 minutes

You might also like: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Crispy Keto Cauliflower Hashbrown Recipe!

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Ketogenic Grilled Cheese Recipe!

Ketogenic Grilled Cheese Recipe!

I have been looking for a tasty Ketogenic Grilled Cheese recipe for a while to go with my Sugar Free Tomato Soup recipe.  I have spent many a winter’s afternoon growing up with a grilled cheese and tomato soup as my lunch and have strong memories of both my parents making it for me.  It was probably my favorite lunch next to peanut butter and jelly.

I decided to call this a “casserole” because if you don’t squeeze the liquid out of the cauliflower, it makes it difficult to pick up as a sandwich and I think the pics I took show I did a bad job of squeezing the liquid out.  The nice thing is that even if it falls apart, you can eat it with a fork and it tastes great.

This recipe is super simple and uses cauliflower toast as the base, then you can add what you want to add.  Please let me know if you make this by leaving a comment or tagging @MySugarFreeJrny on Instagram so I can check it out.  Thanks!

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Ketogenic Grilled Cheese
Yield: 2 Servings

Ketogenic Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A fantastic Low Carb (LCHF) recipe for grilled cheese. Link to a great tomato soup recipe is included!

Ingredients

Cauliflower crust “bread” slices

  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yield approximately 3 cups of cauliflower rice) or you can buy a small bag of frozen cauliflower rice.
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Grilled cheese

  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Lightly grease a baking tray (I used a cookie sheet) with olive oil. Set aside.
  4. In a food processor "rice" the cauliflower florets by using the "chop" selection.
  5. Transfer cauliflower rice to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes.
  6. Place the cauliflower rice in a cheese cloth or paper towels, and twist it to squeeze as much moisture as you can. Try to get as much moisture out of it that you can. The cauliflower rice needs to be dry, otherwise you’ll end up with "mashed potato" dough.
  7. Transfer the cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl, add egg, mozzarella, salt, pepper and mix well.
  8. Spread cauliflower mixture onto the lined baking sheet and shape into rectangular shape..
  9. Place in the oven and bake for about 15-17 minutes, or until golden.
  10. Remove and let cool 10 minutes before cutting into 4 smaller rectangular shapes peeling off the baking try.
  11. For Grilled Cheese:
  12. Heat a pan over medium heat.
  13. Butter one side of each slice of cauliflower crust bread .
  14. Place one slice of bread in the pan, buttered side down, sprinkle with the cheese and top with the remaining slice of cauliflower crust bread, buttered side up.
  15. Turn the heat down a notch and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes.
  16. Gently flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Ketogenic Grilled Cheese Recipe!

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Keto Zucchini Dip Recipe!

Keto Zucchini Dip Recipe!

Keto Zucchini Dip Recipe!

This week’s recipe is something I threw together for the first time last week when my son came over and we were munching on pork rinds.  We wanted something tasty and for some reason I was out of salsa, which never happens….except it did I guess.

Turns out this is an amazing recipe.  I was shooting for a kind of Zucchini Hummus but I didn’t have any Tahini so I subbed in the sunflower seeds.  I think it was a stroke of genius because I prefer the smoky flavor of the seeds over the tahini.  In fact, I’ve made it several times since then trying to fine tune the recipe.  Turns out, you almost can’t put too much salt in it.  The more salt, the more awesome it tastes.

Also, last night I steamed up some broccoli and used this as a dip and ate the broccoli by hand.  It was a great decision and I think I’m going to do it again with just raw veggies for lunch.

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Keto Zucchini Dip Recipe
Yield: 6 servings

Keto Zucchini Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A tasty dip for chips or veggies!

Ingredients

  • 1 Zucchini, Diced
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup of shelled sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and Blend until smooth

Keto Zucchini Dip Recipe!

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Baked Kale Chips Recipe!

A Light and Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe.  Easy to Make and is a Great Side Dish or Snack!

Baked Kale Chips Recipe!

So I love crunchy things.  One of my favorite snacks in those old 400 lb days was chips and salsa in front of the TV.  Sure now I have pork rinds but sometimes you want a snack that’s a little different but still has that crisp texture and tastes great.  That’s where baked kale chips come in as a great snack that is easy to make.  We will sometimes do this as a side dish for dinner as well when I want something a bit different.

A Light and Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe.  Easy to Make and is a Great Side Dish or Snack!

Kale is a fantastic food and probably one we should all be eating more of.  It’s high in fiber and Vitamins A, C, and K and has magnesium and folate as well as calcium.  It also has 10% of the RDA of Omega-3 fatty acids that protect against inflammation, use a good olive oil in this recipe and that number goes up.

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A Light and Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe.  Easy to Make and is a Great Side Dish or Snack!

Baked Kale Chips
Yield: 2 servings

Baked Kale Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A light and crispy snack that is healthy and tasty!

Ingredients

  • 6 Fresh Kale leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300° and grease a cookie sheet
  2. Cut center stem out of Kale leaves and arrange leaves on cookie sheet
  3. Drizzle leaves with olive oil and use a silicone brush to spread the oil evenly on the leaves
  4. Season with Salt and Pepper
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until crispy

A Light and Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe.  Easy to Make and is a Great Side Dish or Snack!

 

Broccoli Chips Recipe

Broccoli Chips Recipe

Want a great way to use those long Broccoli stalks to make a tasty side dish? Try this Broccoli Chips recipe!

If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a pretty frugal guy.  That’s why I do the coupon list for real food and have an entire website dedicated to teaching people how to save money at Walmart.  (and my wife has on that teaches people how to save at any grocery store.)  Being a frugal guy, I usually buy the full broccoli stalks at the store instead of paying more for just the crowns but I always felt like I wasn’t getting my money’s worth.  I mean what do you do with those huge stalks?

Well let me tell you because we no longer just throw them away but turn them into a tasty crunchy side dish.

Broccoli Chips Recipe

All you have to do is slice them into thin slices and bake them in the oven.  It works best if you have a mandolin slicer which has become one of my favorite kitchen gadgets for slicing up veggies.  (especially beets.  Not even sure why I like sliced beets so much.  They are just really good.)

Once you slice them up, you put them in the oven with some butter and garlic salt and you end up with an awesome side dish.

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Broccoli Chips Recipe

Broccoli Chips Recipe

Broccoli Chips Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A tasty way to use your broccoli stalks

Ingredients

  • Broccoli stalks
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic salt
  • 2 Tbsp Butter

Instructions

  1. Slice stalks thinly
  2. Place in pan with butter and season with garlic salt
  3. Bake on 350° for 20 minutes

 

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Roasted Broccoli and Cheese Recipe!

Roasted Broccoli and Cheese Recipe!

Roasted Broccoli and Cheese Recipe!

So I have to tell you a story.  When I was a kid if you ever asked me what my favorite food was, the answer was always the same; Broccoli and Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce.  I know that’s a weird thing for a kid to like but I just couldn’t get enough of it.  Of course, as healthy as that might sound it really wasn’t because the “cheese” I was eating was Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese soup mix so it was basically it was nacho cheese with God knows what in it.

So know I need to come up with a replacement recipe that uses real ingredients.  For the longest time I was steaming the broccoli but I really like it when my veggies are a bit crunchy.  This is actually a point of contention in our household because Dian is convinced that if a vegetable is even close to crunchy then it isn’t cooked.  I end up steaming everything to mushy oblivion.  Yuck.

The beauty of roasting is the broccoli is cooked but still has a firmness that doesn’t make me think I’m eating off the Seniors Plate at Denny’s.  Plus when you figure in the olive oil and shredded cheese, it ends up with a fairly high fat content which is great for my ketogenic diet that has me 150 lbs and falling.

The recipe is very simple, first preheat the oven to 350° then cut up a head of broccoli and spread it out in a pan in one layer.

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Then drizzle olive oil over the broccoil and season with salt.  Then throw it in the oven for about 20 minutes until cooked.  Sometimes I’ll turn the broiler on for about 2 minutes at the end to singe the tips.  Not sure why but I like them a bit burnt.  Then take it out and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top and put it back in the oven for maybe 2 minutes until it is all melted.

That’s it!  Quick, easy and tasty which is my favorite type of recipe. If you decide to make this, please tag @MySugarFreeJrny on Instagram so I can see it.  Also, you can see all my recipes here.

Roasted Broccoli and Cheese Recipe
Yield: 2 Servings

Roasted Broccoli and Cheese Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

An easy to make dish that is keto, LCHF, vegetarian, and sugar free friendly. Leave the cheese off to make it paleo and vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1/4 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 cup of Shredded Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cut broccoli into individual florets and place in pan or cookie sheet
  3. Drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle salt over all florets
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese over all broccoli and place bake in oven for 2 minutes to melt

Roasted Broccoli and Cheese Recipe!

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Roasted Radishes and Lemon Greens Recipe!

Roasted Radishes and Lemon Greens Recipe!

Sooo…radishes.  If you had told me a few years ago that I would be voluntarily eating radishes I would have told you that you were out of your mind.  They were never a part of the food I ate growing up and my only exposure to them was something weird on those huge salad bars that I avoided.  As I worked to expand my “food vocabulary” I was always buying different foods that weren’t a part of my regular routine and trying out different recipes.  I tried Spaghetti Squash and loved it, started baking cabbage and was impressed with the taste and just generally went on a tear where I would try something new every week.

Then I bought a bunch of radishes.  They just kind of sat there in my fridge forever until I finally gave up and threw the bag of mush they had become away.  Fast forward a few weeks and I decided to try again.  This time I wanted to not only use the radishes but the greens as well.  It took a few tries before I found something I was happy with but I ended up with something really tasty and easy to make.  Best of all, it’s a very versatile recipe.  I’m going to show you one way to season the radishes but you can put almost any spice mix on them and because the radish flavor is so mild, you can make them taste like almost anything.

Cut the radishes and greens

First trim the greens off the tops and set aside, then cut the radishes in half and rinse both the radishes and the greens.

Season the radishes

Melt 2 Tbsp of butter in a bowl you can cover, put the radishes in the bowl along with your seasoning and shake well to coat.

Roast the radishes

Put the radishes on a sheet and bake on 350° for about 20 minutes until soft.

Saute the greens

With abut 5 minutes left on your radishes, put your greens in a skillet with a tsp of butter, a tsp of lemon juice and about a tsp of salt to taste.  You just want to cook them a little until the greens wilt.  If you cook them for too long, they get REAL bitter.  Trust me, it’s not good,

Yummy radishes

Once those radishes are soft and a bit brown, you are good to go.

Served up with the greens!

I have them served here with some baked cabbage and my low carb chicken fried steak.  So good!

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Here’s the printable recipe.

Roasted Radishes and Lemon Greens
Yield: 4-6 servings

Roasted Radishes and Lemon Greens

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Tasty Low Carb side dish

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of Radishes with greens
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Trim greens off radishes and rinse both
  2. Cut radishes in half
  3. Melt 2 Tbsp of butter in bowl, place radishes in bowl with 1 tsp each of salt and pepper, toss to coat
  4. Put radishes on sheet and bake at 350° for 20 minutes
  5. Place greens in skillet with 1 tbsp butter, lemon juice and rest of salt.
  6. Saute for a few minutes until greens are wilted.

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Keto Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe!

Keto Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe!

As a Texan, the weekend BBQ is a big part of my life.  There is just nothing like firing up the grill on a Saturday afternoon and throwing a big ole slab of meat on the fire and letting it cook in a primal way how our ancestors did.  Ok, they probably didn’t have propane but still, fire is awesome.

For this recipe, I wanted something a little on the spicy side but you can make it a little sweeter just by cutting the Tabasco and Cayenne and adding a small amount of sweetener.  I just wanted something a little bolder than the BBQ sauces I used to pick up from the grocery store because sweet foods just don’t have the same appeal to me as they used to.

I’ve used this recipe on several kinds of meat but by far the best is chicken.  Just grill the chicken as normal and when you’ve got about 5-10 minutes left before the chicken is completely done, brush on the sauce then close the lid to allow it to caramelize a bit.  It’s incredibly tasty.  I will also use it as a dipping sauce, usually when I make hamburger patties.

It’s very tasty and very versatile.  If you make this for yourself, please let me know!  Just tag @MySugarFreeJrny on Instagram and I’ll see it.  You can also subscribe to the YouTube channel to never miss a video and see the rest of my recipes here.  Thanks!

Keto Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe
Yield: 10 servings

Keto Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A keto, LCHF BBQ sauce recipe with a bit of a kick!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, finely diced
  • 1 6oz can of Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 6oz water
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Dash of Tabasco Sauce

Instructions

  1. In skillet, melt coconut oil and saute onion and garlic until onion is translucent
  2. Add all ingredients, stir well and let simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Add more water if it thickens
  4. Replace Cayenne and Tabasco with 1 Tsp sweetener if you want a sweet sauce

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