April 01, 2019

Diets come and go, but one that looks like it’s here to stay is the ketogenic (keto) diet. When following a keto diet, you need to stick with high fat, low carbs, and a moderate amount of protein. By limiting carbs, your body starts to burn fat for energy which can lead to supporting weight management.*1

Saying goodbye to sugar, bread, and pasta isn’t easy, and there's nothing worse than eating the same things over and over. But, getting your hands on the right recipes can be a total game changer, and help you support your weight management goals!*1

Whether you’ve just started keto, or are looking for fresh ideas, try these three drool-worthy keto recipes:

1. Cheddar Biscuits

Enjoy these cheesy melt-in-your-mouth biscuits as a snack, or with your favorite keto meals:

Ingredients
4 tbsps melted butter or ghee
cupCoconut Flour
2 tbsp sour cream
4 eggs
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

Whisk together butter, sour cream, eggs, and salt. Add in coconut flour, baking powder, and cheddar cheese. Place batter into a muffin tin, and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!

2. Keto Coconut Chicken Curry

Cut the carbs but keep the flavor with this super simple chicken recipe:

Ingredients
2 tbsp Viva Naturals Coconut Oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp lime juice
1 lb chicken thighs
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp fresh grated ginger
2 ½ tsp curry powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ cup vegetable broth or chicken stock
8 oz coconut milk

Dice chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces, and sauté in a saucepan with coconut oil. Once they’re halfway cooked, add garlic, lime juice, ginger, curry powder, turmeric, salt and pepper. Stir thoroughly so everything is coated with the spice mix. It should be a delicious, and vibrant yellow color! Once the chicken is fully cooked, stir in broth and coconut milk, and simmer until it thickens. Serve over cauliflower rice or a veggie stir-fry with a sprig of cilantro if desired. Serves two.

3. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Enjoy this silky smooth chocolatey goodness as a guilt-free dessert or snack:

Ingredients
½ mashed avocado
2 tsp Cacao Powder
⅓ cup coconut milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
1 packet of powdered Stevia, or sweetener of choice

Mix ingredients together in a food processor until it’s creamy and smooth. Chill in the refrigerator prior to serving. Makes two helpings.

Whether you’re craving something savory or sweet, you don’t have to compromise flavor when following a keto diet. Try these recipes to help keep you on track! Do you have a favorite keto recipe? Share below.

 

 

 

 

References
1McSwiney FT, Wardrop B, Hyde PN, Lafountain RA, Volek JS, Doyle L. (2018).Metabolism.81:25-34.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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