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Keto Beef And Bacon zoodle recipe

Keto Friendly, Dairy Free, Beef And Bacon Zoodles

Beef and Bacon and Zoodles are all super keto friendly on their own but combine them with some healthy fat and you have an amazing keto friendly meal. Oh and this one is dairy free!

I made this just using one pan and it took about 30 minutes start to finish but if you use a few pans and multitask this meal can be done in about 10 to fifteen minutes!

Here is the complete ingredient list and directions to make awesome keto friendly beef and bacon noodles.

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Grass Fed Butter
1 Cup Red Onion Sliced
2 Slices of Bacon
1 Medium Zucchini
1 teaspoon of red pepper chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 Medium Zucchini
2 tablespoons of avocado oil (optional)
6 ounces of Steak
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Cups Spinach
1/4 Cup Marinara or Tomato Sauce (optional)

Directions:

Over low to medium heat melt the butter and then add the onions and allow them to sweat down until they become translucent.
Stir often. When done remove from the pan and set aside.

Cut the bacon into 1/2 inch slices.
Over medium – high heat allow the bacon to render to your desired level of done. When finished, set aside and drain off the fat.

Spiral cut your Zucchini. Add your spiral cut your Zucchini, garlic and red pepper flakes to your pan and sauté over medium high heat for about 2 minutes or until your desired level of consistency has been reached. Remove from pan and set aside. I don’t use oil for this as the zucchini will sweat out a lot of moisture.
Thus sautee not saute 🙂

If using left over steak have your pan at medium – high heat and simply warm it up. For fresh steak, cook to your desired level of done.
For a crispy texture add oil to your pan and heat it up before adding the steak.

Add the spinach and salt right on top of your steak and allow to wilt stirring constantly.

Add the Zoodles, bacon and onion to the pan and stir all the ingredients together allowing them to incorporate and heat back up.

Mix the sauce with the other ingredients for about 30 seconds just to put it all together.

I hope you love this as much as my family does.

When you make it, please feel free to tag me and let me know your thoughts and if you mixed it up a little to make it your own!

This is one of the recipes in my http://www.flexibleketo.com system for weight loss. A ketogenic based plan but built with flexibility to make a keto lifestyle easier to succeed with.

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spiral cut vegetables great for low carb and keto meals

Spiral Cut Vegetables Instead Of Pasta

Spiral Cut Vegetables Instead Of Pasta? Yes!!

Many people equate switching to a keto / low carb diet with having to give up many of the foods that they love. That is hardly the case. Often it just means having to be more creative when you cook.

In fact, did you know there are many different low carb swaps for carb-filled recipes that allow you to enjoy, pancakes, pizza, crunchy snacks like chips, French fry alternatives, and even pasta! Yes, pasta!

For many, one of the hardest parts of eating low carb is the need to give up pasta that is loaded with starch carbs, but pasta alternatives are made easy with the invention of the spiral cutter!

While you can’t eat pasta made from flour when living a low carb lifestyle, you can use amazing vegetable cutting tools. You can still enjoy your favorite ‘pasta’ dishes, in a very low carb healthy way.

Many people who have tried using spiral vegetable cutting tools now swear by them.spiral vegetable cutter great for low carb and keto meals

I’m one of them. I love my spiralizer! They have become as important to them as a knife or bowl when preparing healthy meals.

The remarkable and unique taste of dishes that use spiral cut vegetables combined with the nutritional diet benefits they have has people rushing to learn this new healthy form of cooking.

What Is A Spiral Vegetable Cutter?

Spiral Vegetable Cutters come in a wide variety of models and price ranges. They can be found in different forms, from a hand held spiral vegetable cutter to a machine that you feed the vegetables into that does the work for you.

The name is somewhat misleading because these devices are excellent at making spiral cut fruits too.

spiral vegetable cutter for low carb and keto mealsHere are some general guidelines when selecting fruits and vegetables to use in them:

Use fruits and vegetables that are very solid, two of the best choices are zucchini and cucumbers

Try to avoid using highly irregular shape vegetables and fruits, the straighter the sides the better your spiral cut vegetables will turn out

Hollow core vegetables cannot be used

A good general guideline is the length of the fruits and vegetables to be cut should be longer than 2 inches and the diameter larger than 1 ½ inch

Here are some examples of fruits and vegetables that typically work well in spiral vegetable cutters:

  • Apples
  • Zucchini
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Butternut Squash
  • Carrots
  • Chayote
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Plantains
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Summer Squash

Spiral Cut Pasta – Low Carb Style!

Why are spiral cut veggies a good choice?

  • For one it fits the mold when designing a diet that is low in carbs that eliminates high starch foods like pasta
  • Another reason is that spiral cut vegetables add some excellent taste and texture to any recipe
  • Many savory pasta dishes already feature different vegetables in their recipes to enhance the flavor, so spiral cut vegetables only compliment this trend further
  • It is also a well-known fact that it is much easier to maintain a low carb diet when you can mimic and enjoy your carb-filled favorites

spiral vegetable cutter great fro keto and low carb mealsSo what is the vegetable of choice for making vegetable noodles?

Currently one of the most popular vegetables to make spiral cut noodles out of is zucchini.

Once the zucchini has been cut, simply steam the spirals or add them directly to your sauce sauce and other ingredients.

 

Recipe Ideas

You can make various types of low carb spiral veggie dishes that mimic your favorite pasta recipes.

  1. Try Spiral zucchini with marinara
  2. Go for Spiral zucchini with spinach and cream sauce
  3. Think about Spiral zucchini with Alfredo sauce with or without chicken and shrimp
  4. Spiral zucchini with butter & fresh garlic
  5. Seeking seafood? Spiral zucchini with clams
  6. Spiral zucchini with sausages and marinara
  7. Virtually any other Italian sauce or ingredients you can image

The above can be used as main dishes or even as side dishes to go with your steak, chicken or fish entrées.

There are other vegetables that can be spiral cut to replace starches in recipes including:

  • Yellow Summer Squash
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers

Give A Spiral Vegetable Cutter A Try

If you are on a low carb diet, then pick up a spiral vegetable cutter and try it.

You will be amazed how these great high carb swaps will taste. With a spiral cutter, a low carb diet no longer means that you have to cut out your favorite pasta from your menus.

If you want to learn more about living a low carb / keto lifestyle than check out the Flexible Keto System… it’s amazing!

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Christmas Cookies. The 12 Cookies Of Christmas... the 2017 edition

Christmas Cookies: Healthy, Fast, Easy….Deliscious

Christmas Cookies are a crowd favorite at any gathering around Christmas and the holiday season. But you can almost guarantee you’ll be snacking on sugar, fat and sugar!!

Well, to help you out here is my 2nd annual

“12 Cookies Of Christmas
Healthy Seasonal Treats And Festive Eats!”

To get yours, just click the link below and you will have an instant download…

 

 

Here are just a few of your holiday favorites that I’ve included in this years annual 12 Cookies Of Christams:

Pecan Shortbread
Grammas GingerSnaps
Cinnamon Candied Nuts
Mint Krispie Bars

and more!

Miss the link above? Click here to get your 12 Cookies Of Christmas

Christmas Cookies Healthy?

Eating healthy doesn’t ever mean having to give up great taste. It just means giving garbage in your meals. And that’s a great thing!

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Pumpkin Recipes

 

Pumpkin Recipes For Your Health!!

Pumpkin recipes are something that is expected around this time of year simply because pumpkin is actually an really great food!

Well besides the fact that they are delicious and healthy, pumpkin can boast some pretty awesome benefits for your health.

Eye sight
A cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A,

Feel Fuller
Pumpkin seeds pack about 1.7 grams of dietary fiber per ounce, while mashed pumpkin has only 50 calories per cup and 3 grams of fiber.

Nutrients
Pumpkins are packed with carotenoids, helping to protect your cells against free radical damage. Like carrots, this orange fruit is rich in beta-carotene, as well as alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. After consuming beta-carotene, for instance, your body converts it into vitamin A, all while boosting overall immune function.

Boost Magnesium
one ounce of pumpkin seeds, you benefit from nearly 40 percent of your daily recommended intake, just like that. Considering a deficiency can lead to anything from anxiety disorders to osteoporosis, pumpkin seeds are an easy and effective way to ensure you’re getting enough

Healthy Fats
The seeds are packed with plant-based omega-3 fatty acids

Since I love anything healthy (as you know), and I love to cook and bake (as you know), I figured I’d put together a delicious and healthy pumpkin recipe collection for you.

I know that you will absolutely find some favorites for yourself in this collection and you’ll probably take one or two to your next pot-luck or party.

How do I know? Because I do it. LOL

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do… if you have any favs you want to share, please do in the comments! We would all love and appreciate more ideas!

Have an awesome day and feel free to share this!

 

 

shiritaki noodles recipe with teriyaki marinade

Shiritaki Noodles: Perfect For Your Lifestyle

Shiritaki Noodles aren’t anything new. They’ve been around for a long time but have been gaining in popularity over the last year or so as we are striving for cleaner diets and low / no carb solutions.

These low-calorie, gluten-free noodles with zero net carbs are made out of water-soluble fiber made from the Konjac plant.

Not only are they yummy, but the pre-biotic properties of the Konjac plant are vital when it comes to gut health and well-being. Hey yogurt lovers, you now have a replacement for your beloved pro-biotic delivery system!

I’ve been telling my clients and people who ask me for a few years that Shiritaki noodles are an excellent alternative to pasta based solely on the macros but I had never tried them myself.

Shiritaki Noodles – First Impression

So, I took to Facebook Live to do a first impressions taste test of these little wonders. You can watch that here:

 
In short, I like them. Earthy smell? Yes, if the earthy you are referring to is near a dairy farm or sewage treatment plant. Gah… not good.

Price per serving is not what I would call budget or family friendly but they are an excellent alternative to pasta. I am still trying to put my finger on the exact texture. They aren’t soft like pasta and they aren’t crunchy like fried noodles… they are somewhere in between.

Shiritaki Noodles are great for so many lifestyle choices whether you’re vegan, paleo, keto or just trying to lower your processed carb intake.

Shiritaki Noodle – Recipe

You must, must, must, must rinse the noodles. I don’t care how you are going to prep them for your recipes, but you must rinse them first.

There are a few different ways to prep your noodles. My choice was to rinse them in warm to hot water and then towel dry them.

Once they are dry, put your noodles in a non-stick pan without oil. Seriously, no oil, no butter, just as is into the pan which will further dry them out.

Use tongs to keep the noodles moving around which will also prevent them from clumping together. (I used chopsticks.)

That’s it. They really are super simple to make and you can eat them on their own but no one likes boring so let’s hit them with a bus coming from flavor town!

Dr Carrie’s Teriyaki Marinade

1/2 cup coconut or liquid aminos or reduced sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup of oil (avocado, olive)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1-2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup chopped green onions(if you have them-you can leave it out)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional

Mix all the ingredients together and allow them to combine for a couple of hours or combine and pour on your noodles for the last few minutes of cooking.

If you use this marinade for meat, let your meat sit in it for a few hours. You can thank me later.

When you make these, let me know what you thought. I would love to hear your experience with Shiritaki Noodles and your recipes!


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