This is quite possibly the easiest, most delicious and flavorful meal I have made and I'm giving a quick credit to a piece of cookware I rarely use.
When starting a ketogenic diet or low carb way of eating it can be a challenge. You may find that you miss some of your old food favorites. Knowing that your favorites may be wreaking havoc on your body, you avoid them. This journey for me has been in the making for years and I have enjoyed finding alternatives to my favorite foods that are healthier and fit within my way of eating. Wither you are eating a ketogenic diet or simply cutting carbs, you will find this recipe to be simple, easy, and tastes amazing. Enjoy this little treat.
This gratin will convert those wary-of-green-vegetable eaters to greens lovers. A simple white sauce lightly coats Swiss chard leaves, and a topping of cheese seals the deal. For a different presentation, bake in individual gratin dishes or ramekins (seen above) rather than one large dish. Make up to a day ahead and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
I had a meaningful conversation Saturday with my neighbor about out health and family members health. I told her we've been doing this thing called keto and she said her doctor recommended a ketogenic diet for her as well.
Low carb and a keto diet are similar but I believe the keto diet has helped us get fast results and feel better then any "diet" before. It's all about increase healthy fats to flush out bad fat and decreasing carbs to make your body use fat as your fuel tank. The protein intake doesn't even change that much from a standard diet. Just remember...increase healthy fats and decrease carbohydrates.
Being that we were just talking about this way of eating and I had a yummy soup in the crock pot I told her I'd send some over so she could taste why this doesn't feel like a diet at all. The food is rich and hearty. A little goes a long way.
Here is my recipe.
Cauliflower has got to be the most versital of veggies I have ever seen. I serve up my fair share of zoodles but this veggie makes for excellent keto recipes. This one is simple.
1 head of Cauliflower
1 one onion sliced
10 cloves of fresh garlic
1 cup of baby carrots
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp of butter
parsley and basil
salt and pepper
My kids and I were craving something sweet on our first cook day in September. I found a similar recipe that definitely was not keto and adapted the recipe so that it would work for us and give us a little treat as we approach fall. Enjoy.
I love to cook but only if the meals are healthy, easy, and yummy. .
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