Keto Cauliflower Potato Salad

Summer is right around the corner and when I think of summer I think of picnicking with delicious keto sides! One of the things every southern summer cookout has as a staple is potato salad. It is a dish I have sorely missed!

When I was planning Easter dinner, the two things that came to mind were potato salad and ham.

I concocted this Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad at our Easter meal and I have to say it was so good I didn’t even miss the real thing! My husband even said this “Was my best side dish yet!” Play with the ingredients to suit your tastes. We are big mustard fans so we like a more mustardy keto potato salad. Just remember, you can always add more but you can’t take it away so add a bit at a time, taste test and keep going until you reach the desired yumminess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 large head of cauliflower

    • 4-6 hard-boiled eggs chopped

    • 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled

    • 1 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

    • pink Himalayan salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste

    • 4 tsp. yellow mustard

    • 3/4-1 cup mayo to taste

    • 1-2 tbsp dill relish

  • 1/2 an onion diced

     

    Optional:

  • sliced green onion/chives

  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder

 

 

Directions:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Toss in chopped cauliflower (remove most of the stem) for 5-7 minutes until just tender. Careful not to overcook or the cauliflower will turn to mush.
While the cauliflower is boiling, cook about a half pound of bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Drain and let cool, then crumble into pieces.
Drain the cauliflower and set aside to cool while prepping the other ingredients. Place in the fridge if needing to serve soon after.
Peel and dice 4-6 hard boiled eggs, depending on preference.
Shred 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese and set aside.
Dice 1/2 an onion and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl place cauliflower and all other ingredients in and stir well to combine.
 

          This recipe is versatile so if you are not a big onion fan, mustard fan, etc. you can change the quantity to your suit your taste. Chill, serve, and enjoy!

 

Check out these other great summer keto sides! 

Shrimp Salad

Summer BBQ Keto Sides

Best Low Carb BBQ Foods

Broccoli Salad 

Keto Summer Salads

Pork Rind Crusted Pork Loin

This seriously sounds as amazing as it was!! If you love pork chops this keto breading takes them to the NEXT LEVEL! The perfect blend of crunchiness with the utmost tender pork chop you will ever eat. I typically cook pork loin on the stove top, in a skillet, with no breading. I decided to try something different and MAN am I glad I did?!

If you have a cast iron skillet, that’s the way to go. If not, don’t despair… you can still make this delicious chunk o’ meat and enjoy it just the same.

Here’s a quick video with the steps involved in breading the pork loin in case you need a visual or just want to watch something that makes your mouth water until you get a chance to actually make em’!

 

 

Ingredients:

6-8 thinly sliced boneless pork chops
1/2 to 1 bag Pork Rinds (use spicy if you’d like a little extra kick)
1/2 cup almond flour
2 large eggs
**** your favorite seasonings of choice (I used the ones listed below)
1 tbsp. Pink Himalayan Salt and Herb Blend
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Steak seasoning mix

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet on the stove top with a few tablespoons of avocado oil over medium heat. If you do not have a cast iron skillet, a large baking sheet sprayed with oil can be used instead.
  3. Use a food processor to finely grind pork rinds.
  4. Add ground pork rinds and almond flour to a plate or large dish, spread out mixture evenly and set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs and seasoning to make an egg wash.
  6. Dip each pork chop in the egg wash making sure to coat each side by flipping the pork chop.
  7. Take the pork chop out of the egg wash then place it into the almond flour/pork rind mixture.
  8. Coat each side of the pork chop evenly with the mixture.
  9. Place breaded pork chop into the cast iron skillet (be sure the oil is hot so it will immediately start to crisp the breading).
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes on one side then remove from oven and flip each pork chop over to brown on the other side. Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.

 

I can’t wait to try this keto breading with some chicken tenders! Let us know in the comments if you make it!

Low-Carb-Keto Cinnamon Rolls

       I have been eyeballing keto cinnamon roll recipes for a while now. I was under the impression the recipes were all too complicated and it just wouldn’t taste the way I was expecting. I was surprised at how good these cinnamon rolls were. They turned out delightful! The entire family enjoyed them. The only thing I may do differently next time is to add more baking powder to give more fluff. 
       The one diet you will be successful with is the one you will stick to and I know if my family and I feel deprived of great foods, we would not stick with it! One of my favorite things to do is find recipes we have grown to love and make them keto/low- carb style. So YES! You can have cinnamon rolls with the keto diet! ENJOY!

The icing is the best part

 


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup super-fine blanched almond flour
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded (using low-moisture is best)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2+ tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 3 tbsp granulated keto approved sweetener (I used Lakanto-Monk Fruit)
  • Icing

    • 2-4 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (use more for a thinner icing)
    • 4 oz full-fat cream cheese
    • 2 tbsp keto approved sweetener
    • Dash of vanilla

      Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

      2. Place mozzarella and cream cheese in a large glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.

      3. Remove the mixture from the microwave, add in the almond flour and egg and stir. If it becomes difficult to stir, place back in the microwave for 20-30 second increments (stirring in between) until able to form a smooth dough.

      4. Place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper, spread out with a spoon.
        5. Place a second sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough, using your hands and a rolling pin/empty wine bottle 😉) into a thin layer about 1/4 inch thick.

        *** Handy Keto Mom Hack– use a clean empty wine bottle as a makeshift rolling pin to roll out the dough.

        6. Spread melted butter over the dough using a cooking brush. Sprinkle the cinnamon and keto approved sweetener (Lankanto-Monk Fruit, Swerve Granularover the dough. 

        7. Begin rolling the dough using/pulling the parchment paper to form a log with your hands. Slice the dough starting from the middle into about 10 equal pieces.

        8. Using a glass baking dish or cookie sheet, place the cinnamon rolls in the oven on 350 F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and firm.

        9. Remove and let cool before icing.

        Icing

        1. Using a hand mixer, mix the unsweetened almond milk, full-fat cream cheese, keto sweetener, and vanilla until icing forms. For a thicker icing, use less almond milk. When finished, use a spoon to drizzle the rolls with icing.
          * For more icing, double the recipe.

           

         

        Other delicious Low-Carb Keto Breakfast Ideas

        23 Easy Low- Carb Breakfast Ideas

        30 + Easy Keto Diet Breakfast Ideas

        26 Best Keto Breakfast Ideas 

        Low Carb Breakfast Ideas from Tasteaholics

 

 

 

 

Keto Kitchen Favorites

Do you have some favorite keto kitchen items that make keto living easier? Check out The Keto Family favorites below!

 

 

 

👇 Check out some of our favorites 👇

Instant Pot – quick family dinners- soups, stews, etc.

Mini Food Chopper – for making fat bombs and chopping fine nuts/vegetables

Hand Mixer – great for any recipe really, use for all your mixing needs – keto cheesecake, loaded cauliflower mash

Food Processor – grind up cauliflower for keto sushi or flourless cheese breadsticks, or use for finely chopping block cheese

Pampered Chef Measuring Tools – great for all your measuring needs

Fruit Infuser Bottle – great for just the right flavor in your water without the carbs!

Self Stirring Mug – perfect for blending your Keto Kreme or fat coffee

Shaker Bottles and PTK’s – part of our daily keto regimen

Mini Cookie Scoop – a perfect bite-size scoop for keto cookie dough fat bombs

Veggie Spiralizer – use for creating noodles from zucchini or squash to make for a healthier keto “pasta”

Hamburger Press and Perfect Bacon Bowl – use for filling your burger with all kinds of yummy stuff or create the perfect bacon bowl for a yummy keto breakfast

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet – US made cast iron. Easy, mix together keto meals on the stovetop or in the oven. Our favorite is Keto Cast Iron Lasagna

Keto Kitchen Quick Guide Magnets / What to Eat Keto Magnets– Easy quick keto eating guides for reference

Change Your Perspective

Doing a little Christmas present wrapping and chatting about perspective on keto.

Keto is a lifestyle change, not a diet. Make the decision to go for it and don’t look back!

 

Mindset is everything!
Our secret sauce that makes keto life so much more flexible and enjoyable.
Will Smith hits it outta the park with this motivational video. Self-discipline is the definition of self-love.
How to Become More Disciplined – Identify yourself in a new way and make the standard real!

 

 

20 Keto Low-Carb Holiday Recipes

Wondering how in the world to stay on track during the holidays and not blow your keto lifestyle? Let The Keto Family help! Get all the best low carb and keto Holiday recipes here for a happy and indulgent celebration! Keto, Low carb, sugar-free recipes – everything the main course, sides, and desserts.

 

MAIN COURSE

 

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Keto Holiday Ham and Fixin’s

I love a good holiday ham. It was a tradition in our house to have sliced ham for Christmas and I look forward to it each year after having turkey for multiple holiday parties.

 

 

Bacon Wrapped Turkey
Whether you enjoy this bacon wrapped turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas or anywhere in between, it will be sure to make your mouth water. After all, everybody loves bacon!

 

 

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Keto Garlic Butter Prime Rib

Buttery, tender, juicy, flavorful prime rib is a great addition to any holiday meal. Can you tell I am in love with this recipe?

 

 

 

SIDES & APPETIZERS

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_cauliflower-mashLow Carb Buttery Cauliflower Mash
Super simple side dish to replace those mashed potatoes. This recipe is so versatile, mix it up and add what you wish.

 

 

 

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Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole

It’s not the holidays without some green bean casserole. There are a few recipes out there but this one just looked so tasty we had to include it in our top picks.

 

 

 

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Keto Broccoli Salad
This has become a family favorite and I cannot wait to share it with other people at our holiday gatherings. It is so easy and something a bit different than what’s always at the holiday party.

 

 

 

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Low Carb Christmas Tree Platter

Pinwheels or rollups are one of my favorite things to sneak at the holiday dinner party. This recipe could be made in so many ways and is such a cute, tasty, and festive idea to share with friends.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Sausage_BallsKeto Sausage Balls
You will be lucky if these make it to the holiday party before everyone in the family sneaks them and they are gone before you go!

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Prosciutto_Wrapped_BrieProsciutto Wrapped Brie
This delicious cheesey holiday appetizer will have you sticking around that buffet table. Use nuts for dipping or create your own keto cracker.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Cheesy_Ham_and_Broccoli_CasseroleCheese, Ham, and Broccoli Casserole
Your guests will be drooling over this tasty recipe with broccoli, ham, and three kinds of cheese. This ooey, gooey side is cheesy, creamy, and full of flavor.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Mac_n_Cheese_Spaghetti_SquashTwice Baked Spaghetti Squash Mac-n-Cheese
What are the holidays without mac-n-cheese? With this yummy recipe, you will never miss the old noodle mac-n-cheese loaded with carbs. You will thank us later.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_DEVILED_EGG_and_BACONKeto Deviled Eggs with Bacon
A holiday staple, with 🥓BACON🥓! Yes, you heard me right! GO MAKE THEM RIGHT NOW!! Your aunt Edna will thank you.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Cheddar_BiscuitsLow Carb Cheddar Biscuits
You can’t holiday meal without a biscuit or a roll where I am from, so finding keto/low-carb alternatives is a must. These are delightful and just like Red Lobster’s cheddar biscuits.

 

 

 

UltimateKetoGravy7.jpgUltimate Keto Gravy
Don’t forget the keto gravy to smoother all those holiday goodies in.

 

 

 

DESSERTS

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Keto_Pecan_Sticky_BunsKeto Sticky Buns
Who wouldn’t want to wake up to these treats during the holidays? Try out these Cinnamon rolls with a caramel pecan topping.

 

 

 

low-carb-santa-pancakes.jpgLow-Carb Santa Pancake
So looking forward to surprising the kiddos with these for breakfast on Christmas day! How festive and fun!

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Pumpkin_RollKeto Pumpkin Roll
Pumpkin roll is a staple at my momma’s house for Thanksgiving and Christmas, only momma makes it Southern style. Here’s a keto alternative that looks just as good.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Gingerbread_MenLow-Carb Classic GingerBread Men
I am pretty excited to find a low-carb GingerBread Man recipe as my kiddos are really looking forward to our holiday tradition of making some and decorating them.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Snickerdoodle_Cookie_Dough_BallsSnickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls
There’s something about Snickerdoodles that puts me in the holiday spirit. Even better when they are satiating and low-carb.

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Pumpkin_CheesecakePumpkin Cheesecake
You can’t have a keto holiday without some cheesecake, whether it is pumpkin flavored or the classic.

 

Alright, our work here is done. If yours is just starting with prepping for the holidays, grab a keto eggnog and a handful of these recipes and get moving! You got this!

Happy holidays to you and yours from 🥑🥓The Keto Family🥓🥑. We hope you are blessed with time with family and friends and enjoy everything there is to love about this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving Keto Style

🦃Thanksgiving🦃 got you stressed about derailing the keto train? 😥
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered🙌.

Happy_Thanksgiving_Keto_Style2      Photo by Charles Deluvio

 

 

 

We have put together a Thanksgiving keto meal plan🦃🥓🍗🥧 to give you some options for the upcoming feast. Whether you are traveling to visit family and need a keto dish or planning your own, at home meal, these are some great recipes that will warm their hearts and fill their belly without the guilt.

 

Happy_Thanksgiving_Keto_StylePhoto by Gabriel Garcia Marengo

 

 

🦃Happy Thanksgiving🦃 from The Keto Family!!

👀Check us out👀 on Instagram Facebook YouTube

 

Enjoy this Keto Family Holiday Meal Plan

 

Sugar-Free Candied Pecans

Here’s a very easy and delicious holiday treat to take along to those parties to treat yourself and avoid temptations. Check out our girl, Tiff’s original post. Follow her on Facebook for some great recipes and keto lifestyle tips.

This sweet treat is perfect for the holidays and can easily be incorporated as a topping for other keto dessert recipes. SCORE!

If your sweet tooth goes beyond the holiday season and must be kept in check year-round, this recipe will be the perfect remedy. It is high in healthy fats and extremely low in carbs. It delivers that sweet/savory flavor with a nice roasted crunch.

👇Check it out👇

 

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Sugar-Free Candied Pecans
3 tablespoons liquid egg whites
1 cup granulated Lakanto monk fruit sweetener (use this link for 20% off)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
3 cups raw pecan halves

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. Add Swerve Sweetener, spices, and pink Himalayan salt. Whisk the mixture until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
4. Add the pecans and gently toss to coat with a large spoon or spatula.
5. Once coated, spoon the pecans onto the parchment paper. Spread pecans evenly over the baking sheet.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until pecans are toasted a golden brown.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely so the Sweetener hardens.
6. Remove pecans from the baking sheet and break up clusters into individual pieces
7. If you’re not using the candied pecans right away, store in a ziplock baggie or airtight container in the freezer.

Here are some other delightful ways to enjoy pecans!

Keto Candied Pecans – GNom GNom

Candied Pecans – Swerve Sweet

5 Minute Low Carb Candied Nuts – The Harvest Skillet

Sugar-Free Sweet Bourbon Pecans – Sugar-Free Mom

Pecan Pie Cheesecake; Low-Carb Pecan Toffee Bars – All Day I Dream About Food

Low-Carb Keto White Chocolate Butter Pecan Fat Bombs – Tasteaholics

Caramel Pecan Pie Squares – Low Carb Maven

 

 

Keto Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

This dessert was surprisingly on point!! I can’t wait to take it to a holiday party and blow people’s minds with a keto friendly treat that they would never guess was keto. The cheese ball is so easy to make. Paired with the keto graham crackers, guests will have no idea it is a keto dish. I was also very surprised the graham crackers were crispy after cooling and taste better than the carby ones on the grocery store shelf. This recipe is  must try! You will not believe how tasty it is. If you make it for the holidays, please let us know!

Keto Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe

Keto Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

Keto Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
Ingredients

1 pack full-fat cream cheese softened
1/3 Keto Sweetener (we use Lakanto- get 20% off)
1/2 stick grass-fed butter softened
3/4 cup Lilly’s Chocolate Chips, you can also get them on Amazon

 

Instructions
Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips together with a hand mixer. After mixed well,  then stir in 3/4 cup Lilly’s Chocolate Chips. Serve or refrigerate. When taking to a holiday party, set out for a bit to get it to room temp and stir so the consistency is spreadable for the low carb keto graham crackers below. This recipe pairs so well with the low carb graham crackers below.

 

 

 

Low-Carb Keto Graham Crackers

Low Carb Keto Graham Crackers

 

Low-Carb Keto Graham Crackers Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/3 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit sweetener or other keto friendly sweetener
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2.5 tbsp grass-fed butter melted
  • 2 tsp Lakanto maple flavored syrup (optional, but improves color and flavor)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, sweetener, cinnamon, aluminum-free baking powder and pink Himalayan salt. Add liquid ingredients next. Stir in egg, melted butter, monk fruit syrup and vanilla extract until smooth dough forms.
  3. Place dough on a large piece of parchment paper and pat out shaping into a rectangle. Top with another piece of parchment. Roll out dough as evenly as possible to about 1/4 inch thickness pressing in the edges to maintain rectangular shape.
  4. Remove top parchment paper and cut into 2×2 inch squares using a pizza cutter. Transfer the entire piece of parchment onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake 15- 20 minutes, watching closely until just beginning to brown and firm up. Remove crackers and let cool 30 minutes then break up along score marks. They will crisp up as they cool.

If you are looking for a tasty keto cereal let graham crackers cool then crumble them into a bowl and add some unsweetened almond milk. It tastes just like cinnamon toast crunch and it’s actually good for you! MY KIDS LOVED IT! We have found a new favorite.

 

 

Delightful Holiday Recipes
30 Low-Carb Christmas Recipes

Keto Holiday Recipes

Keto Holiday Desserts

Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

 

Get a keto cookbook to prep for the holiday meal or use Pinterest for some great ideas of what to take along to those holiday parties. A little Google search and effort goes a long way.

 

Here are a few holiday survival tips from yours truly
5 Keto Holiday Success Tips

Need help to fight those cravings, stay the keto course, and possibly even lose weight during the holidays? Here’s our little secret hack. Trust us, you will be THANKFUL for having these in your keto toolkit. This holiday season remember to enjoy family and friends and don’t beat yourself up for indulging a little. Make the best choice in each situation. There’s always the next meal to get back on track.
🦃🎄Happy Holidays from The Keto Family🎄🦃 keto peeps!

 

Keto Holiday Ham and Fixin’s

In this video we make a holiday hickory smoked ham and fixings using our Instant Pot. Sides included Brussel Sprouts with bacon and loaded cauliflower. The cauliflower dish is LOW-CARB due to the Velveeta ingredients, it is best to shred your own cheese to make the dish a true keto side.  However, it was delicious. Velveeta also tends to have a bit more carbs than block cheddar so you want to be sure to limit the amount used, if you choose to go that route.

Enjoy!

 

Looking for some other keto/low carb holiday meals?

Rosemary- Mustard Crusted Baked Ham

Low Carb Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham

Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

150 Best Keto Side Dishes

 

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