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Recipe: Chicken Pesto Gnocchi

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A simple little gnocchi recipe, and, we're going to cook gnocchi the wrong way on purpose :p
I love to cook gnocchi on a pan to give it a different texture, feel free to cook it the traditional way if you please!


Makes 2

(per 1) 52g Carbs / 28g Fat / 50g Protein / 648 Cals

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Ingredients

  • 200g gluten free gnocchi
  • 3 tbsp pesto
  • 250g shredded BBQ chicken
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g shredded light mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves

Method

  1. Place olive oil in pan with gnocchi (yep)
  2. Allow gnocchi to cook for around 5 minutes and add in 1/2 cup of water and stir the gnocchi around so more of the surface can touch the pan. This is simply to give it a different texture, you can boil it if you prefer.
  3. After another 5 minutes add in shredded chicken, pesto and baby spinach leaves
  4. Cook for another 10 minutes before adding in shredded cheese
  5. Let it cook with the cheese for approximately 2 minutes (just until the cheese is melted), then remove from the pan and serve.
 

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Recipe: Keto Fudge Slice

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Another keto recipe, this is more of a treat/dessert style recipe! Please note which kind of maple syrup I'm using (it's a low carb one, not regular)


Makes 12 servings

(per 1) 2g Carbs / 19g Fat / 3g Protein / 197 Cals

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**please note this recipe is developed for those following a high fat ketogenic diet, if you are not on a high fat diet this recipe may not suit your daily intake**


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
  • 75g grass-fed unsalted butter

Method

  1. Place coconut oil, almond butter, and butter into a bowl
  2. Melt in the microwave for approximately 1-1.5mins
  3. Stir, and add in cacao powder and maple syrup
  4. Line a tray or glass container with baking paper
  5. Pour mixture into container and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours before serving.
  6. Keep stored in the fridge
 

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My Keto Food List

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Before I provide you with my PDF of keto supplies I need to cover these points:

KETO IS NOT FOR EVERYONE.
This diet needs to be monitored, and you should not be guessing portions.
Speak to a healthcare professional before deciding if it's right for you.

Before I jumped into a ketogenic lifestyle I was eating low carb for around 9 months, this made the transition much easier. The reason that I follow this lifestyle is to help with my PCOS and the symptoms I get from it, you may notice a decline in athletic performance on a ketogenic diet.

I do want to cover this in more depth, so if you have questions leave them as a comment underneath this article and I can try to address them in a future post or video :)

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Recipe: Choc Coconut Fat Bombs

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If you're doing keto and are finding it hard to hit your fat target for the day, fat bombs are a great way to help you get there. 


Makes 15

(per 1) 1.5g Carbs / 18.5g Fat / 2g Protein / 181 Cals

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**please note this recipe is developed for those following a high fat ketogenic diet, if you are not on a high fat diet this recipe may not suit your daily intake**


Ingredients

  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp sweetener (eg Stevia/Natvia)

Method

  1. Place the cream cheese and butter in a bowl, then microwave them until soft
  2. Stir until completely melted
  3. Now add in coconut, sweetener, and cacao
  4. Stir again
  5. Line a container with baking paper
  6. Pour mixture into container
  7. Allow mix to set in the fridge
  8. Remove and slice up into 15 pieces
  9. Keep stored in the fridge
 

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Recipe: Choc Coconut Bark

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No macro info because it will change depending on how much you have

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Ingredients

  • 1 block 90% dark chocolate
  • Shredded coconut
  • Almond flakes

Method

  1. Melt the block of dark chocolate
  2. Cover a baking tray with baking paper
  3. Pour melted chocolate onto tray and spread it out thinly
  4. Sprinkle coconut and almond flakes over the top
  5. Freeze before eating, keep stored in the freezer
 

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Recipe: Balancing Slice (Keto + Vegan)

I'm calling this the balancing slice because it contains Maca which is fantastic for balancing your hormones, and psyllium husk which is great for balancing your... (hmm, politely) digestive system!


Makes 6 slices
(per 1) Carbs 7g / Fat 18g / Protein 3g / Calories 189


This recipe is created for people who are on a ketogenic diet. If you are not on a ketogenic diet this macronutrient ratio might not suit your goals.


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil butter (example)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp macadamia oil
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • 3 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 4 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp unsweetened vanilla extract
  • 2 drops liquid sweetener

Method

  1. Place a saucepan on low heat on your stove with coconut oil butter and almond butter
  2. Melt the coconut oil butter and almond butter, then add macadamia oil, vanilla, sweetener and stir.
  3. Once this is mixed add the maca powder, psyllium husk and shredded coconut and mix together well.
  4. Line a small container with baking paper and pour mixture in.
  5. Allow to set in the freezer for approximately 1 hour prior to eating. Best stored in fridge or freezer.

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Recipe: Super Low Carb BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pizza

Macronutrient info will vary depending on the base you use. I suggest using this base recipe here.

Makes 2 servings
Calculation of toppings only -
(per serve) Carbs 12.6g / Fat 12.9g / Protein 22.3g / Calories 241


Ingredients

  • Pizza base (see here for Easy Peasy Fat Pizza Base recipe)
  • Sugar-free BBQ sauce (this will be the hardest ingredient to find out of all of them)
  • Mayonnaise
  • 150g chicken (shredded)
  • 2 slices of bacon (cubed)
  • 1/2 a green capsicum
  • 1/4 brown onion
  • Handful of shredded mozzarella

Method

  1. After removing your pizza base from the oven spread a small amount of sugar-free BBQ sauce onto the base
  2. Add onion, bacon, chicken, and green capsicum
  3. (optional) Press down on them a little to ensure they all stay in place haha
  4. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the top (if you allow a bit to get on the crusts it will make them extra crispy!)
  5. Put back in the oven for 10 minutes
  6. Remove and add a swirl of mayonnaise on top of the pizza
  7. Put back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes, or until the edges of the crust are beginning to look crisp.
  8. Enjoy!

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Recipe: Easy Fat Pizza Base

I've tried a few low carb pizza options before (back when I was low carb, but not when I was Keto) and I've never found an option which I loved. I created a cauliflower base back when I put together the Nutrition Guide eBook, and since then haven't found an option I liked better.. UNTIL NOW!!! This low carb base took a few experiments to create, but it turned out better than I expected! Pizza recipes coming soon ;)


Makes 1 Small Base (2 servings in my opinion)

(per serve) Carbs 3g / Fat 21.5g / Protein 10g / Calories 232


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 pinch smoked salt flakes (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (potentially more, read on)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 215C (420F)
  2. Place cream cheese and mozzarella in a bowl and microwave for approximately 1 minute (until they are melted)
  3. Remove cheeses from microwave and stir (the mixture will stick together slightly)
  4. Add salt flakes and garlic powder, stir again
  5. Add in 1 egg white and almond flour and mix through well. The mixture should now be very similar to a dough, just not so heavy. You should be able to handle it with relative ease (see image below). If it's not, add a little more almond flour until the mix is slightly less sticky and more of a dough consistency.
  6. Line a pizza tray or baking tray with baking paper
  7. Place the 'dough' mixture on top and press out until it's about 20cm in diameter (you can also roll the edges inwards to get a more raised crust).
  8. Cook in the oven for 15mins until golden, remove and add toppings of choice and re-cook (for another 15-20)! More pizza recipes with low carb topping ideas coming soon!

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Recipe: No Bake Macadamia Pecan Slice

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These are actually addictive! You've been warned.


Makes: 10 slices
(per slice) Carbs  3g / Fat 26.4g / Protein 2.5g / Calories 250

This recipe is created for people who are on a ketogenic diet. If you are not on a ketogenic diet this macronutrient ratio might not suit your goals.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups macadamia nuts
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 scoops (2 grams) stevia
  • 10 pecans

Method

  1. Place macadamia nuts into a food processor and break them down into fine pieces
  2. Tip the macadamias into a mixing bowl and add in the almond butter, coconut oil and stevia
  3. Mix together well
  4. Take a baking tray and line it with baking paper
  5. Tip the mixture into the baking tray and press it up to one side (the mixture should be thick enough to want to hold together, it should not be runny and should not take up a large amount of the baking tray)
  6. Evenly spread the 10 pecans on top (as guidelines to where you will cut the slice
  7. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours before eating, and keep stored in the freezer

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Recipe: Garlic Butter Salmon & Asparagus

Makes 2 servings
(per serve) Carbs 6g / Fat 42g / Protein 25g / Calories 494


Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets (skin on)
  • 12 spears of asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Salt + pepper
  • 2 tbsp ghee (or butter)

Method

  1. Place a saucepan on low heat on your stove with ghee, minced garlic, salt, and pepper and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally
  2. As soon as your butter sauce is on heat a large skillet and place in 2tbsp of olive oil
  3. Cook the salmon and asparagus in the olive oil
  4. When the salmon and asparagus are done turn the butter sauce off
  5. Serve the salmon and asparagus together and pour the butter sauce over both

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Recipe: Burnt Pecan Keto Dessert

Makes 1 servings
Carbs 3g / Fat 45g / Protein 4g / Calories 426


Ingredients

  • 30g (1oz) pecans
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp dollop cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • coconut flakes

Method

  1. Heat up small frying pan or saucepan on the stove (low heat is enough)
  2. Add coconut oil
  3. When the coconut oil is warm add in pecans
  4. Cook the pecans until they are dark brown and slightly blackened, I like to burn them a little because it gets a popcorn smell/flavour, but this isn't a necessary step if you don't want to eat them burnt haha.
  5. Serve pecans into a bowl
  6. Mix cinnamon into dollop cream and add onto pecans
  7. Top with coconut flakes

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Recipe: LCHF Strawberry Shortcakes

Makes 3 servings
(per 1) 11.6g Carbs / 30.2g Fat / 26.1g Protein


Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 140G (5oz) cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150C (300F)
  2. Take two separate bowls, separate egg yolks from whites
  3. In bowl with egg yolks add: cream cheese, vanilla extract, stevia and baking powder
  4. Beat together until smooth
  5. Beat egg whites
  6. Slowly add egg white mix to yolk mix, half at a time
  7. Once combined add coconut flour and mix well
  8. Take a baking tray lined with baking paper and scoop out 6 circles of mixture
  9. Bake for 20 mins
  10. After 20 mins remove from the oven to cool
  11. Take a small bowl and place ricotta and nutmeg in, mix together
  12. Slice up strawberries
  13. Once 'shortcakes' are cool serve with ricotta and strawberries

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Recipe: Sesame Salmon & Asparagus Salad

Makes 2 servings
(per 1) Carbs 17g / Fat 32g / Protein 32g / Calories 468


Ingredients

  • 2 x 250g pieces of salmon
  • Sesame seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • Asparagus (~10 spears)
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Boiled or baked beetroot
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Spring onions
  • (optional) Himalayan salt or smoked salt flakes

Method

  1. Place asparagus, olive oil and salt into a frying pan, cook asparagus for 3-5 minutes
  2. Remove asparagus from the pan and place on paper towel to cool and allow excess oil to drain off.
  3. In a bowl or tray combine sesame seeds, turmeric, cumin and cayenne pepper to create the coating for your salmon.
  4. Now press salmon pieces into the coating mix.
  5. Cook salmon on high heat for 2-3 mins per side.
  6. While salmon is cooking take your pre-cooked beetroot and slice thinly.
  7. Wash baby spinach leaves in preparation for salad assembly.
  8. To create the dressing mix together sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and spring onions.
  9. Remove salmon from the pan, assemble salad and serve.