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It’s almost game day—and if you’re into all things Tom Brady, football and food, this weekend could be a big test for your newly anointed New Year's diet. From sugary snacks to chips and dips galore, it’s not always easy ignoring the savory temptations that are being served up, especially if you’re on the wildly popular Ketogenic Diet (hey, we predicted it would be bigger than ever in 2019!).
If you feel yourself eyeing that 20 layer dip after the coin toss, here are our four of our favorite low-carb, Keto-friendly recipes that will please any crowd, guaranteed.
An office favorite, this dish has all the goodness of wings, without the added mess. In a rush? Use a store-bought roasted chicken. We suggest doubling this recipe because it’s always a hit!
Makes: 4 cups
- 2 cups shredded chicken, cooked
- 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
- ½ cup blue cheese or ranch dressing
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients into a large bowl and spoon into shallow 8x8 baking pan (larger if doubling).
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through and top is bubbling.
- Serve warm with crisp cool celery or veggies of your choice.
Turn up the heat without loading up on carbs! Make game day easier by prepping these a day or two ahead, and baking them right before kickoff.
- 6 medium Jalapeño peppers, sliced lengthwise and seeded
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup green onions, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In small bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions and garlic.
- Fill jalapeños halves with cream cheese mixture. Place on baking sheet.
- Sprinkle jalapeños with bacon, lightly pressing into cream cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until peppers are soft.
No party is complete without a tray of these timeless snacks. Don’t wanna deal with dill? Try using sweet relish instead.
Makes: 2 dozen
- 12 hard-boiled eggs, cooled
- ⅔ cups mayonnaise
- 4 teaspoons dill pickle relish
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon paprika
- Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Scoop out cooked yolks, placing whites to the side.
- In a medium size bowl, mash yolks and stir in all ingredients (except paprika) until well blended.
- Spoon yolk mixture back into egg whites.
If you’re on Keto, you may miss comfort food. Thanks to my husband, these chicken “fingers” are the perfect low-carb option to feed that craving or serve at your Super Bowl party this season.
- 1 package raw chicken tenders
- 1 package chicharrones pork rinds
- 2 eggs
- Grated parmesan cheese (optional)
- Coconut oil (or preferred cooking oil)
- Preheat saucepan on medium heat, adding oil to fully cover the pan for frying.
- Place chicharrones in a sealed bag and pound down under they have a breadcrumb consistency. Pour chicharrones onto a plate or bowl where you can easily cover the chicken.
- Break eggs in a medium-size bowl and stir until the yoke is thoroughly mixed. Dip chicken into eggs. Then immediately dip chicken into the chicharrones, fully covering each chicken tender.
- Add chicken tender to heated pan, cooking fully on each side until chicken is cooked through and crispy on the outside.
- Serve warm with hot sauce or low-carb dips.
No meat, no problem. Packed full of flavor, these “wings” (made by our resident nutritionist Erica Fowler) are the perfect substitute for the real deal—and we’ve got no bones about that!
- Head of cauliflower
- 3 tablespoons of gluten-free flour
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of tahini
- 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon of chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- Dash of pink salt and pepper
- Dash of hot sauce
- 3 tablespoons of warm water
- Homemade vegan parmesan
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash cauliflower and cut away the green leaves. Dice the cauliflower into floret chunks for the ‘wings”.
- In a mixing bowl combine the flour, olive oil, tahini, maple syrup, chili powder, paprika, cayenne, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper, dash of hot sauce and warm water.
- Stir into a thick paste.
- Take the cauliflower florets and roll them into the mixture until they are fully coated and line them on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
- Once tender, take out of the oven and serve on a dish garnished with kale or parsley and a dust of homemade parmesan and enjoy!
When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do.
How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?
As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.
Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.
When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:
In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect.
Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.
When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:
In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.
Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion.
When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:
That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain.