My Favorite Keto and Low Carb Recipes

If you’ve been following my Facebook or Instagram, you’re probably aware that I’ve become more serious about a low-carb lifestyle. I suppose you could call it “lazy keto” since I’m only counting carbs and not worried about the macros (yet).

I’m not doing this because I want to lose weight. Nothing else was lowering my blood sugar. Being a diabetic, I was constantly in the 200s with medication, so something had to change.

I’ve learned that I do need to plan and prep if I’m going to stick to this lifestyle. It means looking at the menus ahead of time if I’m going to a restaurant.

It also means cooking. A lot of cooking. Luckily, I have my boyfriend to help shoulder the burden. But even so, I don’t like cooking overly complicated things. So, these recipes are fairly simple. It’ll require a trip to the grocery store, maybe a few. These are recipes that have honestly helped me keep my sanity as I make this transition.

Pizza Rolls

  • This was created by my boyfriend. So he gets the credit. These are delicious, and really simple.
  • You’ll need some mozzarella, pepperoni (or your favorite low carb topping), and some tomato sauce. Store bought pizza sauce has a LOT of sugar. However, if you buy the plain generic tomato sauce, it’s only got 3 carbs per serving.
  • You’ll make little piles of mozzarella of about 1 ounce on parchment paper. Bake at 400 F for about 10 minutes.
  • At this point, the mozzarella piles have melted down. Take it out of the oven, you can put about a teaspoon of sauce on it and your pepperoni. Put it back in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
  • I like to roll mine, but they can also be folded in half like tacos.
  • It should round out to about 1-3 net carbs depending on your ingredients.

“No Bake” Peanut Butter Balls

Creamy Taco Soup with Ground Beef

Creamy Chicken Marsala

Crack Chicken

  • Ranch seasoning, cream cheese, chicken, and bacon.
  • This turned out much better than expected. It actually makes a pretty good topping for a keto-friendly chip like Whisps.
  • If you want to save carbs, I would look up a keto-friendly recipe for the ranch mix.
  • Link to Recipe:

Low-Carb Tomato Soup

  • Heads up, this recipe isn’t really keto-friendly. But, if you have a craving for tomato soup, this will kick it while keeping your carb-count relatively low.
  • You’ll need a 6 oz. can of tomato paste, 1/4 cup heavy cream, beef broth, oregano, and your favorite shredded cheese.
  • The original recipe I found had one cup of heavy cream. I found this mixture to be way too heavy, so I diluted it with beef broth.
  • Play with the ratios and see what tastes the best for you.

Moon Cheese

  • Okay, this isn’t a recipe. It’s a delicious cheese snack that has gotten me through my snacking needs at work.

That’s all for now! I’ll post more as my journey continues.

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