Last time I did a recipe roundup, I had almost nothing to report. Compliments of quarantine we’d been doing a lot of simple, old-standby kinds of meals. As a general rule, however, that’s not a super healthy pattern for me so I sat down a looked up a bunch of new things to try. I focused a lot on casseroles that I could prep ahead of time, and I was surprised how many winners I found!
Chocolate Keto Donuts – These are obviously a treat, but I was extremely happy with how they turned out! Quick, easy, and delicious.
Low Carb Chicken Pesto Bake – This was excellent and shockingly fast and easy to make. As an added bonus, one container of pesto makes two generously sized batches, which means one for now and one for the freezer, so that’s a double win! (Just be careful when selecting pestos – always choose one with real olive oil for the base and not some cheaper, nastier oil.)
Keto Chili Cheese Dog – I don’t actually like chili cheese dogs as a rule, mostly because I’m picky about chili. This was amazing, though. Again, stupid easy, indulgent, and healthy besides! I feel like this would be a great summer picnic/potluck dish – just throw it in a crockpot and go!
3 Musketeers Bars Fat Bombs – fancy fat bombs tend to be more trouble than they’re worth. These are the exception. They’re quick and cheap to make but they look and taste impressive! Definitely a keeper.
Keto Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites – These are a new favorite! You can prep the batter ahead of time, then just scoop and bake when you’re ready to eat. They come out as little puffs, making them equally suitable to eat with a fork or by hand. If you want savory, pair with some ketchup. In the mood for sweet? Drizzle some syrup on top. Either way, they’re delightful. They’d be a great alternative to making eggs and sausage the traditional way for a holiday or when you’ve got company because you can prep ahead of time, make a ton at once, and have almost zero cleanup.
Chicken Bacon Alfredo Casserole – If you use Primal Kitchen’s Garlic Alfredo Sauce this is incredibly fast and fuss-free to make and it’s delicious. Another fantastic option for taking to potlucks, etc… if you can bring yourself to share and not just sit down and eat the whole thing. : p
I’ve still got a couple of new recipes on the list to try, and it’s getting warmer here so I’ll need to start looking at more things that don’t require the oven, but I’m delighted by these finds and highly recommend you give them a try!!