Keto-Paleo Food Diary

Eating was on point except for one thing…not pictured is the whole pint of Halo Top ice cream I ate -24 grams of sugar and 280 calories. Less snacks tomorrow!

National Pizza Day

IMG_20170209_195226[1]

HAPPY NATIONAL PIZZA DAY! We made two different pizza crust recipes…and sadly because I didn’t have cream cheese and almond flour, KETO FAT BREAD wasn’t one of them._

We made a standard CAULI CRUST (2 cups shredded cauliflower florets, 1 egg, 1 cup parmigiano cheese) and a PALEO COCONUT FLOUR CRUST. The coconut crust was the winner!

SUPPER’S READY: Baked Tuna Stuffed Avocado

IMG_20170208_192037[1]
KETO-PALEO RECIPE:
I’m so sad, tonight’s the last night for avocado meals. I keep seeing baked avocado and egg recipes on social media, so I decided to try Baked Avocados stuffed with tuna salad. It turned out much better than expected and will be made again when the next big avocado sale happens!_

BAKED STUFFED AVOCADO: Make tuna salad the way you prefer, stuff avocados. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Top with cheese if you’re Keto…pairs well with hot sauce and sweet pickles.

SUPPER’S READY: Fried Avocado Fries

IMG_20170207_194142[1]
Avocados went on sale 2/$1 last week, so that means that this week, a lot of meals will include this delicious, healthy fat. YEAH!

Yesterday, we ate Chicken Avocado Casserole (awesome!) and tonight, I paired a bunless bacon cheese burger with FRIED AVOCADO! To say this was a hit with the family is a complete understatement! It’s GREAT!

INGREDIENTS:
3-4 avocados, peeled, halfed & sliced
1-2 eggs
1.5 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS:
Drag sliced avocado through egg before coating with flour mixture. Fry in coconut oil. ENJOY!_

KETO SNACK: Pork Rind Nachos

IMG_20170204_194326[1]
Pork Rind Nachos! Oh My Goodness! Go buy a bag and make these tomorrow. These were so amazing and satisfying. Perfect for a relaxing night of movies.

Paleo Oven Fried Pickles

Photo Credit: Paleo Leap

Photo Credit: Paleo Leap

I never heard of nor tried deep fried pickles until I moved to the south. Created in Arkansas, this snack or side dish is one tasty discovery!

Thanks Paleo Leap for making this awesome snack Paleo friendly…YUM!

“Awesome Sauce”

AWESOME

The inspiration for this sauce was discovered on Food.com and boy, am I ever glad that I found it! The original recipe calls for tamarind and saffron but because I had neither in my kitchen, I figured I would try it anyway. It works and it works with many things.

This is great as part of the Paleo Avocado Wrap, can be paired with baked ham or add a dab to your morning omelet for something different. Make it, you will love it.

INGREDIENTS

1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tsp white vinegar
2 green onions, chopped
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup chopped cashews
2/3 cup fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp of minced garlic

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Make a batch, bottle it up and leave it in the fridge like a regular condiment.

Thanks Food.com for inspiring this recipe!

Cilantro & Honey “Awesome Sauce”

AWESOME

People either love cilantro or hate it. If you fall into the first category, than you will want the recipe to this AMAZING dip that I  tweaked and am simply going to refer to as “Awesome Sauce”.

Homemade Bacon

bacon
Back in early October, Jon and I decided to try making homemade bacon…Well, who knew that finding pork belly would take so long and require so many phone calls?! Two independent, family owned stores went out of their way to contact  curre…nt and former suppliers and farmers, but to no avail. It seems as though in cold months bacon is on high demand. We then went to three butchers next and only one said that they could help us. Our order was place on the first week of November and was just picked up two days ago! So for $3.99 per pound, we will have nitrate free, homemade bacon!
Here’s the recipe that started it all…Thanks Slim Palate!

Bacon Wrapped Dates

bacondates

The lovely nurse that prepped my husband for shoulder surgery overheard me mention bacon and took that opportunity to share her favorite bacon recipe with us and I am so glad she did! This combines two of Jon’s favorite things and together the combination becomes one of a favorite of mine! This is a perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthday and more and it’s super easy.

INGREDIENTS:
8 slices of bacon (Smoked Applewood tastes great)
16 Medjool dates
16 pre-soaked toothpicks

DIRECTIONS:
1. Slice strips of bacon in half.
2. Wrap around Medjool date, cutting off any bacon that overlaps.
3. Skewer the wrapped date with a pre-soaked toothpick.
4. Placed on baking sheet, bacon seamed down in preheated oven (375 degrees).
5. Cook for approximately 7 minutes on one side.
6. Turn over and cook for additional 5 minutes (or cook until desired crispiness).

TASTY OPTIONS: Add an almond or a cashew to the middle of the date or use prosciutto instead of bacon (Thanks Ed for that last idea!).

© Copyright 2012 · All Rights Reserved · Passion for Paleo · Built on Genesis · Custom Design by CEO of Me Designs