Pork

Pork Belly with Keto Gravy & Relish

Keto Pork Belly with Red Onions
Keto Pork Belly with Red Onions

I have been so excited to put up this post in the lead up to Christmas! It’s the perfect option for a lazy, Sunday afternoon roast. Or, if your Christmas party is small this year and you aren’t a fan of turkey (like me), why not do something different? This pork belly recipe will happily feed five people and features a delicious, thick 100% keto-friendly gravy. Do not skip the red onion herb relish, its the ideal acidic, sweet accompaniment that cuts through the fatty pork.

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Carbs 8.8g
(5.8%); Fat 45g (65.9%); Protein 43g (28.3%)
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Low-carb Pork Ribs (that fall off the bone)

Low carb Pork Ribs
Low carb Pork Ribs

You won’t prepare your ribs any other way after trying this method! We slow-cooked the rack in an air-tight parcel of foil at a relatively low oven temperature. Since all the store-bought marinade and bastes are packed with sugar, I developed my own. This is my low-carb marinade (the use of store-bought reduced-sugar ketchup in this recipe makes this dish not strictly keto.), it’s rich and packed with flavour. The recipe calls for 1 rack of ribs between two people – an ideal Saturday night treat for you and your loved one.

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Carbs 6.3g
(8.3%); Fat 20g (59.1%); Protein 24g (32.6%)
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Low-carb Salami Pizza (using Lo-Dough®)

Low carb Pizza using LoDough
Low carb Pizza using LoDough

Funnyman enjoys my Cauliflower Pizza, but a few months ago I stumbled upon a UK company called Lo-Dough® that launched (what I like to refer to as) a game-changing product! My curiosity piqued, and I ordered a few online. Now, we are hooked and purchase them monthly in batches. We use them as wraps and pizza bases (they are 2.2g carbs per piece – and happen to be very high in fibre. Funnyman likes his pizzas topped with salami or pepperoni, as shown below (and enjoys it with lashings of Tabasco and fresh avo). This post was not sponsored (none of the posts on M&L are sponsored), and I am happy to link to their website and share the love with my UK readers…

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Carbs 8.1g
(6.8%); Fat 37g (70.6%); Protein 27g (22.7%)
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Low-carb Bacon-wrapped Avocado Prawn Mini Kebabs

Keto Bacon Prawn Avocado Skewers
Keto Bacon Prawn Avocado Skewers

These mini skewers are like someone said, “let’s take all the best keto items and grill them on a skewer!” Bacon? “Yes please!” Prawns? “Yes please!” Avocado? “Oh, stop it, now you are just showing off!” A little finicky to make, but totes worth it in the end. A fun, tasty appetiser at your next braai (BBQ)… 

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Carbs 2.9g
(3.2%); Fat 30g (75.8%); Protein 19g (20.9%)
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Stir-fried Greens with Bacon

Keto Cabbage Bacon Stir Fry

Everything tastes awesome with bacon (and this is why we love keto). This side dish of stir-fried greens is sensational! A large portion of this could easily stand as a meal on its own, but it would be better for your macros if this recipe was made for two as a side dish and served alongside a nice portion of protein, such as pork chops. TIP: use only the sliced white parts of leeks as the green ends are bitter.

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Carbs 6g
(6.5%); Fat 31g (77.2%); Protein 15g (16.3%)
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Homemade Keto Pork Scratchings

Homemade Pork Scratchings
Homemade Pork Scratchings

We just love our butcher here in Berkshire … He hooked me up with some pork skin, so I did the obvious thing … Be sure to use a very sharp knife and work carefully when you slide away the fat.

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Carbs 0g
(0.1%); Fat 9.2g (68.3%); Protein 9.6g (31.6%)
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Keto Bacon & Mushroom Pasta – using Konjac (Shirataki) Pasta

Keto Bacon Mushroom Pasta
Keto Bacon Mushroom Pasta

I love big, bold flavours that slap me right through the face. Craving pasta happens to all of us, but thanks to Eat Water’s ‘fettuccine’, I can make a creamy pasta sauce and enjoy it with their konjac (shirataki) fettuccine. A few nights ago, I used everything I had in the fridge to make this deeply-satisfying dinner.

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Carbs 6.5g
(6%); Fat 26g (78.4%); Protein 13g (15.6%)
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Keto Breakfast Bacon & Egg ‘Muffins’

Keto Breakfast Bacon muffins
Keto Breakfast Bacon muffins

These little zero carb ‘muffins’ are something of a mini-frittata. They are very rich, so one batch could last you a couple of mornings (they store well in the fridge). Pop them in the microwave for a quick keto-friendly breakfast. Do change up the filling – mushroom, peppers and different cheese all work well. If you can’t be bothered with cleaning the muffin tin (eggs are notorious for sticking), use cupcake cases. One serving = 2 muffins.

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Carbs 0g
(0.1%); Fat 27g (73.3%); Protein 22g (26.6%)
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Cauliflower-crust Pepperoni Pizza

Keto Cauliflower Base Pizza
Keto Cauliflower Base Pizza

I know Mud and Love is coming late to the cauliflower-pizza party, but its only because I wanted to try it myself and develop a recipe that I know is tasty and that works! Follow my version below and your gut will thank you: it’s not only high in fibre, but with the addition of tasty, keto-friendly toppings, you could fool yourself and your family that you are having The Real Thing. I won’t lie, it’s too fragile to be eaten like a conventional pizza, but the effort will be worth it. (1 pizza = 2 servings, and it comes in at 11g carbs per serving (including toppings).

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Carbs 11g
(8.5%); Fat 38g (70.4%); Protein 26g (21.1%)
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Low-carb Sausage and Cauliflower Bake

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Carbs 6.6g
(7%); Fat 29g (68.4%); Protein 23g (24.6%)
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This recipe doesn’t require a long-winded headnote because it is so fabulous! It’s SO simple, tasty, moreish and filling – and I bet your kids will even love it. This recipe yields 3 servings, and would go well with a lovely, fresh green salad. Each hearty serving comes in at only 6.6g carbs. You could double the recipe to serve 6 (using the handy plug-in below) and use a larger casserole. Be sure to use Gruyere cheese, as I am not sure Cheddar or any other cheese would pack the same punch.

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