Showing posts from May, 2019

**Low Carb** Roasted Asparagus with Chicken & Chorizo

Holy yum!! Clean keto is the way to go! Everything in this recipe was perfect. It was really quick and easy to make and it tasted delicious! If you want to save even more time, chop and cut all the veggies in advance. I love finding these light and healthy recipes that also fit into my keto lifestyle. This one got two thumbs up from me, I highly recommend it!! If you make it let me know, tag @jaimemessina on Instagram!
INGREDIENTS:For the onion & pepper mixture1 large brown onion, diced1 medium red pepper, diced1 small chorizo sausage, peeled and diced (about 100–150 g / 4–5 oz.)1/2 teaspoon paprika powder1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)1/2 teaspoon cumin powderPinch of dried coriander or thymeGenerous pinch of salt and pepper3 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons lemon juiceFor the chicken4–5 chicken tenderloins, cut into 3 pieces each (see notes for alternatives)1 teaspoon paprika1/4 teaspoon cumin powderGenerous pinch of salt1 tablespoon olive oilFor asparagus100 g / 3-4 oz. a…

Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad

I've been loving keto eating but have found myself swaying in the past months to a not so clean version of keto. Now that summer is approaching I am going back to my clean eating roots and keeping my keto clean!! This salad fits right into that and totally hit the spot! The chicken marinade was awesome and also worked well as a dressing. Loaded with avocado and olive oil it has fats, it has protein, it has greens AND fit into my keto lifestyle. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Marinade/Dressing:2tablespoonsolive oiljuice of 1 lemon(1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice)2tablespoonswater2tablespoonsred wine vinegar2tablespoonsfresh chopped parsley2teaspoonsdried basil2teaspoons garlic, minced1teaspoondried oregano1teaspoonsaltcracked pepper, to taste1pound(500 g) skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets (or chicken breasts)
Salad:4cupsRomaine(or Cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried1large cucumberdiced2Roma tomatoesdiced1red onionsliced1avocadosliced1/3cuppitted Kalamata oli…

**LOW CARB** Baked Eggs & Zoodles with Avocado

I honestly didn't think I was going to like this recipe. I didn't think zucchini and eggs were going to taste good together, I was SO wrong! It was totally delicious, simple to make, and dairy free which I have been trying to do more of. I definitely recommend adding this one to your meal plan!


2 servings
Nonstick spray3 zucchini, spiralized into noodles2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper4 large eggsRed-pepper flakes, for garnishingFresh basil, for garnishing2 avocados, halved and thinly sliced

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray. 2. In a large bowl, toss the zucchini noodles and olive oil to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Divide into 4 even portions, transfer to the baking sheet and shape each into a nest. 3. Gently crack an egg into the center of each nest. Bake until the eggs are set, 9 to 11 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; garnish with red-pepper flakes and basil. Ser…

**KETO** Cheeseburger Casserole

Everything is better in a casserole, right? We found this cheeseburger casserole easy to make and very delicious, there were just a few things we would do differently because ours came out a little wet. We didn't need to grease the pan and should have drained the beef before adding the cream cheese. We are going to try it again with those two things changed and see if we can make it an even better recipe. All around it tasted delicious and is a really good low carb dish for the entire family.
Ingredients1 pound ground beef1 cup onion chopped2 garlic cloves minced1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce2 oz cream cheese2 eggs1-2 tablespoons mustard I used 1 tablespoon1/2 cup heavy whipping cream1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese divided1 teaspoon Burger Seasoning salt and pepper to taste3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled, add more if you like!1 kosher pickle, cut into pieces 

InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees.Place the ground beef in a skillet over …