I’ve been following a Keto lifestyle for almost 2 years now and I’m looking and feeling better than ever! When you have a million allergies, it can be difficult to find food that not only tastes good but is good for you. I start each day with either a delicious cup (or three) of Keto Bulletproof Chai Tea or an Avocado Smoothie, which keeps me full for hours.
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The key to eating Keto is lowering the amount of carbs you eat. Carbs fill you up for a short period of time, followed by a hard crash. Instead with Keto, you and load up on healthy fats and proteins. Always choose the highest quality ingredients when shopping. You can either pay the Farmacy now or the Pharmacy later, your choice. Cooking from scratch saves money and ensures you’re not eating a bunch of added crap that comes in prepackaged meals.
If you haven’t tried my Drunken Turkey Recipe yet, be sure to take a peek before you leave! I tend to buy 2-3 turkeys when they are on sale. I make one every few months and freeze the meat. I also make turkey broth out of the bones to use throughout the year. Buy items when they are in season and then either freeze or can them for use later – best way to make your prepackaged meals!
1 cup Spiral Cut Vegetable – squash or zucchini
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or coconut oil)*
1 Large Chicken Breast, cubed
1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp of Garlic Powder
¾ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream*
4 oz Cream Cheese*
½ Cup of Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated*
If you are using already spiral cut veggies, put them in the microwave for the allotted time or steam them on the stove for a few minutes. If not, use a fresh squash and spiral cut it using this awesome tool. If you don’t have a spiral cutter, you can cut the zucchini or other type of squash into thin strips, and place on a paper towel for later.
Note: I use my spiralizer A LOT – especially on Keto. It’s worth investing such a small amount into a tool that can help you along your journey!
Butternut Squash is a great alternative to pasta. Tastes so good!
In a large skillet over medium heat add one tablespoon of oil and the chicken cubes. Season the cubes with the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. I rolled the chicken breast in the oil then seasoned and cubed it, this helps the chicken to pick up all of those yummy flavors. Saute for 6-8 minutes until the chicken is cooked thoroughly. Set chicken aside.
Add the last tablespoon of oil and garlic to the skillet and cook for about a minute. If you are using garlic powder, add it to the hot oil. Add heavy cream and cream cheese; cook until the cheese has melted, which does take a little bit.
Stir constantly to keep the cheese from sticking. Once the cream cheese has melted, add the Parmesan Cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until the sauce has thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
Combine the chicken, spiral veggies, and the sauce in the skillet mix and serve.
Makes 4 servings
*Weight Watchers Notes
Use skim milk (2 points) in place of heavy cream, fat-free cream cheese (4 points), and fat-free parmesan (3 points). Skip the oil to keep this recipe low in points. Squash, chicken, and seasonings are all zero points. This recipe makes four servings, so each serving is 2 points but if you eat two servings it would be 5 points. Points are based on Freestyle SmartPoints calculations.
*Low Carb or Keto Notes
¼ cup squash zoodles has 4g carbs. Heavy cream and cream cheese will each add 1.25g carbs per serving in this recipe.
I’m always wanting something sweet to finish off an awesome dinner like this. Thankfully, going Keto doesn’t have to mean giving up delicious desserts!
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