Pasta-less Turkey Lasagna

That’s right, you read the title correctly. But I’m sure you’re thinking, “hmm maybe she used zucchini or egg plants as the pasta substitute?” Nope, I didn’t use anything! It’s just simple, meat sauce, cheese, and more cheese lol. This recipe screams KETO, low carb high fat, seems like the way to go. Trust me you won’t even notice that the pasta is missing. Give my easy recipe a try !

Ps – low fat substitutions listed at the end

Ingredients

1 lb of ground turkey

6 blended tomatoes or a 24 oz can of crushed tomatoes

1 container of ricotta cheese

2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

2 eggs

2 tbsp thyme

2 tbsp of oregano

1 tbsp of cumin

1 tbsp of red chili flakes

Salt

Pepper

1 chopped yellow onion

1 chopped green bell pepper

Preheat oven to 365

Begin to season ground turkey with salt, pepper, and ground garlic power. Add ground turkey and chopped yellow onions in a pan . Begin to Brown the ground turkey on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Once done, add in crushed tomatoes. Continue to simmer for the next 15 minutes, while adding in above seasonings. At the 15 minute mark, add in the chopped green bell peppers. Continue to cook for 7 more minutes. Remove from heat.

In a bowl begin to mix (whip) 1 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese with half a cup of water, into a nice creamy texture. (Add more water if needed)

In a small baking dish, begin to layer the bottom of the pan with 2 cooking spoonfuls of meat sauce, until covered. Next sprinkle the cheeses on top, next using a spoon, sparingly whip ricotta cheese for the next layer. Next using a fork, sparingly sprinkle eggs over the layer of cheese. Now repeat step 1 by adding sauce, then cheese etc.

When at the top layer, cover with mozzarella cheese.

Cover with foil

Begin to bake for 20 minutes covered. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Let stand for 10- 15 before serving.

Low fat option – substitute ricotta cheese for cottage cheese

Substitute sharp cheddar cheese for part skim Milk cheese.

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Low Carb Breakfast Sandwhich

One of my followers asked me to come up with some low carb breakfast options. The first thing that popped into my head was a low carb breakfast sandwhich. Easy to make in less than 2 minutes, try my easy recipe today.

Ingredients

3 tbsp of almond flour

1 large egg

1 pinch of baking soda

1 serving of sausage or bacon

1 slice of american cheese

1 tbsp of melted butter


In a bowl combine 1 egg, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

Butter a ramekin or a small round bowl, pour bread mixture into bowl and microwave on high for 1.5 minute.

Remove bowl from microwave, allow to cool off for 30 seconds. Using a spatula, round the edges and remove the bread from the bowl, slice in half and place aside.

In a pan prepare your egg the way you like it, either scrambled, sunny-side up, or fried.

Also fry your sausage or bacon and set aside.

Now its time to build your sandwich, use one piece of bread as the bottom layer, place your sausage then eggs on top. Layer with  the slice of cheese next and then 1 more piece of bread.

Enjoy

Carbohydrate count per meal – 3 net gms

This meal is Keto approved.

P.S- If you are not following the keto diet and you want to cut some of the fat out, try these next tips.  Use egg whites for you eggs in the sandwhich, replace cheese with 1% fat  mozarella cheese, or  use turkey sausage of turkey bacon.

Sticky Low Carb Sriracha Ribs 

Don’t we all love ribs!! But if your following a low carb diet, the barbecue sauce used (or any sauce) can completely take up all your carbs for the day. Try my quick low carb sriracha glaze recipe and lick your fingers away. 

Ingredients 

1 lbs of pork/ beef ribs 

3 tbsp of olive oil 

1/4 cup of soy sauce (lite) 

1/4 sriracha 

Sesame seeds 

1/4 of a lemon

1tsp of garlic

1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger 

1 packet of stevia 

Season and bake ribs for 45 mins on 350 degrees, until done.

Begin to heat up a sauce pan, add in oil, ginger and garlic. Sauté on low heat for about 30 seconds. Next add in soy sauce and sriracha. Mix well and squeeze in lemon. Add in stevia, allow to simmer for 30 seconds on low heat.

Using a basting brush, brush glaze upon ribs. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped parsley. 

Enjoy your guilt free ribs! 

Optional

Spiralize 1 cucumber, place ribs on top. Use sun dried tomato vinaigrette as dressing enjoy. 


Creamy Pesto Salmon

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Hello guys, I’m back lol. I know, I know, I haven’t blogged in a while. So many things happening all at once can make one go on a hiatus. But on another note I’m back with a yummy recipe. Low in carbs and scrumptious at the same time. What makes it so yummy is the creamy pesto blend .

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Ingredients

1 lb of salmon ( cut into 2-3 pieces )

1.5 tbsp of pesto

1/2 cup of whipping cream or milk

3 oz of cream cheese

chopped parsley

olive oil

salt

black pepper

cayenne pepper

thyme

Take fish and sear it ( make a cut in the middle on the skin side )

Baste fish with olive oil using a brush.  Season fish with salt, black pepper, thyme and cayenne pepper to your own preference.

Heat up a pan with oil and place fish skin down. Pan sear on medium high heat for 4-5 on each side until done ( note the change of color from pink to white )

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In a separate pot, heat up( medium heat) the cream cheese and cream/ milk. Whisk to mix completely. Add in the pesto and continue to mix.

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Turn off heat, if it become to thick add a  little bit of water and whisk vigorously.

Serve fish with pesto sauce on top, sprinkle parsley for an added touch.

Enjoy

 

 

 

Low Carb Scotch Egg 


So I’ve recently started the keto diet. The keto diet is a very low carb diet/high fat diet, that turns the body in a fat burning machine. This recipe is so yummy and only has zero grams of carbohydrates per Scotch egg.

Ingredients

5 boiled eggs

1 package of breakfast sausage

Thyme

Rosemary

Preheat your oven to 350 F

Season your sausage with above herbs.

Take a handful amount and flatten with a roller or hands .

Take the flattened sausage and cover 1 egg.


Continue to do this process.

Place on an oiled baking pan. Bake for 15- 20 until done.