Stir-fried Greens with Bacon

Keto Cabbage Bacon
Keto Cabbage Bacon

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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Side Greens with Buttermilk Dressing and Crackling Crumb

While I simply love meat, a lot of my attention is focussed on the accompanying side dishes. Think further than frozen broccoli (gag), because there is a multitude of things you could do with veg and salads on the side making them interesting and fun. Here is one that is packed with flavour and can be served warm or as a side salad at your next braai…

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Leek, Bacon & Mushroom Pasta

I have blogged about shirataki noodles before – they are the bomb! Made out of the konjac root, the company Eat Water has (over time) perfected a noodle-looking food that is so low in carbs and calories, I can fool myself into thinking I am enjoying a good pasta. They are high in fibre, very filling and even look like the real thing. Available in ‘rice’, ‘noodles’, ‘penne’ and ‘fettucine’ (my favourite), they are indeed a god-send for those on keto / low-carb / LCHF diets.

I love big, bold flavours that slap me right through the face. Craving a ‘pasta’ few nights ago, I used everything I had in the fridge to make this deeply-satisfying dinner – which happens to be less than 8g carbs per serving.

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Keto Breakfast 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. 

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Sausage Cauliflower Bake

This recipe doesn’t require a long-winded headnote (which I am convinced no one actually reads) because it is so fabulous! It’s tasty, moreish and ideal for anyone following a low-carb diet. This recipe yields 2 servings, but if you are making it for your family, use a larger casserole and double up on all the ingredients. It’s not genius, but it’s simplicity has made it a favourite in our home. Check the carb count on the sausages that you purchase, and adjust your macros accordingly.

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