Category Archives for "Sauces / Dressings"

Zero Carb “Protein Shake” for a Quick Breakfast

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Since I started on a Zero Carb diet, some mornings I've been getting into the bad habit of drinking broth with some gelatin in it. Don't get me wrong, bone broth and gelatin are great for me, but not as a meal replacement. I want to practice actually eating when I'm hungry and giving my body the nutrition it needs, not displacing my hunger and becoming a ravenous tiger at lunchtime or dinner.

I also wanted to find a quick, easy breakfast that I could take with me on the run. Also sometimes I just don't want to eat solid meat in the morning, but I do want to eat, and I'm limiting the amount of eggs I consume. I came up with a GREAT alternative, zero carb, keto quick meal, “protein shake”!

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Sushi Salad with Sriracha Dressing & Seaweed “Croutons”

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This amazing, versatile low carb salad is the accidental product of my laziness. I was trying to come up with a keto paleo sushi (really sashimi) hand roll using seaweed snacks but was having problems with them holding together. After struggling awhile (and having to eat my soggy failures haha), I decided WTH I'm just going to combine all of the ingredients and call it Keto Paleo Sushi Sashimi Salad, with Sriracha dressing and seaweed snacks “croutons”! Wow that's a lot of S's!

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Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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Our entire family loves this sauce as it really is the best home recipe I've found for alfredo. Since I don't eat pasta, I have this on chicken & vegetables (or even no carb shirataki noodles) for a keto-friendly low carb meal, while my family does pasta or rice even. It makes even the plainest chicken or fish seem special! And I always seem to have all of the ingredients on hand, so it's easy to whip up quickly.

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Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing or Vegetable Dip

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Ranch dressing is my favorite, but I hate buying those packets of seasonings that may have questionable ingredients, not to mention those yucky bottled dressings with added sugar! So I developed this easy, inexpensive homemade (no sugar) ranch dressing recipe that literally takes less than 5 minutes to mix up and doesn't even require a blender or food processor. I should call this “Kim's Lazy Ranch Dressing” recipe.

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Easy Creamy Italian Blender Dressing

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I started making this blender dressing over a year ago, and since then I have not bought one bottle of salad dressing! This dressing is reminiscent of that Olive Garden Italian salad dressing, except a bit creamier and less acidic. It's also packed with good fats, and lasts a long time in the fridge (a couple weeks for me). I love that there is no added mayonnaise in this dressing, it makes it own!

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