On any diet, it's a dream to have an endless supply of recipes that are flavorful, filling, exciting, yet still fit the terms of the eating plan you're following. And on keto, that can be especially challenging when the rules are pretty rigid.
Enter: Keto For Foodies, a recently published cookbook that is chock full of never-heard-before recipes that fit the ketogenic lifestyle. The recipes in the book, which are all developed by fan-favorite keto blogger Nicole Downs, are also easy to make even for people who are a bit newer to the diet.
Need more positive evidence that this is the cookbook for you? Just look at the reviews online. One purchaser called it "my favorite keto cookbook that I own, and I have most of the popular ones." Another said, "This book has had a permanent spot on my kitchen counter for easy access since it arrived."
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The cookbook: Keto For Foodies: The Ultimate Low-Carb Cookbook with over 125 Mouthwatering Recipes (Victory Belt Publishing), out now.
The author: Nicole Downs, who is behind the popular keto blog Oh My Keto. Downs tried lots of different diets to lose weight with no success, that is until she discovered keto. Within just one year of committing to the keto life, she lost 92 pounds. She wanted to pen a cookbook in order to help others have success on the diet, too, without ever feeling deprived.
What you'll get: Over 125 recipes that are manageable and delicious even for people who aren't on the keto diet (in other words, your family will be pleased as well). Think: pistachio-crusted cod, bacon-wrapped pork medallions with maple chipotle cream, and dark chocolate pots de creme.
Try it before you buy it:
Makes about: 3 1/2 cups | Serving size: 1 cup and 1 tablespoon | Prep and cook time: 30 minutes or less
- 1 (12-ounce) bag frozen chopped spinach
- 1 1/2 cups full-fat sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onions
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon blended erythritol-stevia sweetener
- 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 4 scallions, sliced
- Cook the spinach as instructed on the package and let it cool.
- While the spinach cools, put the sour cream, mayo, spices, salt, and sweetener in a large bowl and whisk until smooth and creamy. Add the chopped water chestnuts and scallions and stir well to combine.
- Once the spinach is cool, squeeze it to remove the excess water, then add it to the bowl with the dip mixture and stir well to combine. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours to allow the flavors to blend. Stir well before serving.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Per serving: 251 calories, 23 g fat, 6 g carbs (5 g net carbs), 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Want more mouthwatering keto snacks, meals, and more? Head to Amazon for a copy of Keto for Foodies.