Keto Egg Nog

Egg nog!

You love it or you hate it. So this is a recipe for those of you that love it. The rest of you might want to check out my Thanksgiving 2016 Recipe Round-up post instead…

Egg nog is actually very easy to make keto because the basic ingredients are eggs and cream. Before a couple of years ago, I’d only had store-bought egg nog is super high in sugar and filled with fake-food thickeners to avoid all those “bad” foods like eggs and  heavy cream (oh, and probably to save a bunch of money for the food manufacturers). I had no idea that it was something you could make at home! And like most things made at home, it puts store-bought to shame. Most recipes use milk for a good portion of the liquid, but when you’re on a low carb, high fat diet, why not go all out and use all heavy cream?

Ingredients

4 large eggs

1/3 cup Swerve confectioners style sweetener

3 cups heavy cream

3 ounce rum (optional – substitute 1 teaspoon rum extract for non-alcoholic version)

1 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

Separate eggs and place egg yolks into the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat for a few minutes, until light in color. Gradually add the Swerve and continue beating until dissolved. Add the cream, rum (or rum extract) and nutmeg, and stir to combine. Pour this mixture into a pitcher or large bowl.

In cleaned and dried bowl of the stand mixer, add egg whites and beat to soft peaks. Whisk the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.

Chill and serve.

Yield: 6 servings

Macros: 491 calories, 46.6 g fat, 7.6 g protein, 3.8 g carbs

 

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Keto Meal Idea #20: Cheddar Quiche, Zucchini, Tomatoes

Keto Meal 20

Ingredients

2 slices Crustless Cheddar Quiche

1 cup diced zucchini

1/2 cup grape tomatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

Macros: 620 calories, 56.2 g fat, 20.6 g protein, 11.1 g carbs, 2.6 g fiber

 

Keto Meal Idea #57: Sausage, Egg, Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Keto Meal 57

Ingredients

1 Ultimate Keto Bun

1 tablespoon mayo

2 ounce sausage patty, cooked

1 ounce cheddar cheese

1 egg, scrambled

1/2 cup arugula

Macros: 485.7 calories, 57.1 g fat, 33.6 g protein, 15.5 g carbs, 8.3 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #11: Eggs, Sausage, Spinach, Avocado

Keto Meal 11

Ingredients

1 egg, scrambled

2 ounces ground pork

1 cup cooked spinach

1/2 avocado

Hot sauce

Macros: 518.3 calories, 41.3 g fat, 28.3 g protein, 13.6 g carbs, 8.9 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #16: Eggs, Cheese, Bacon, Avocado

Keto Meal 16

Ingredients

2 eggs, scrambled

1 ounce cheddar cheese

3 strips bacon

1/2 avocado

Macros: 522.2 calories, 41.7 g fat, 28.1 g protein, 9.1 g carbs, 4.6 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #15: Eggs, Hamburger, Spinach, Avocado

Keto Meal 15

Ingredients

1 egg, scrambled

1/2 avocado

1/2 cup cooked spinach

2 ounces ground beef

Hot sauce

Macros:  476.1 calories, 39.1 g fat, 24.7 g protein, 10.2 g carbs, 6.8 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #8: Eggs, Sausage, Spinach

Keto Meal 8

Ingredients

1 egg, scrambled

2 ounces cooked pork sausage

1 cup spinach

1 tablespoon butter

Macros: 481.9 calories, 42.3 g fat, 20.1 g protein, 8.1 g carbs, 4.3 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #1: Steak, Eggs, Spinach, Avocado

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Ingredients

2 ounces cooked steak

1 eggs, scrambled

1 cup spinach

1/2 avocado

Macros: 489.4 calories, 37.7 g fat, 28 g protein, 13.6 g carbs, 8.9 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #7: Eggs, Cheese, Arugula

Keto Meal 7

Ingredients

2 eggs, scrambled

1 ounce cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon butter

2 cups arugula, topped with one tablespoon olive oil

Macros: 442.9 calories, 39 g fat, 19.3 g protein, 3.6 g carbs, 0.3 g fiber

 

Keto Chat: Mayo up! Mayonnaise Taste Test

Have you been eyeing all those fancy, schmancy, gourmet mayo jars at the store or online and wondering, are they really worth the price?

We taste tested 3 popular mayos for you. Yes, three keto, fat-adapted people eating mayo straight out of the jar, with a spoon, in order to give you all the details on the appearance, texture, mouthfeel, and flavors, plus our overall rating. Find out which ones are worth the price.

Mayonnaises Tested:

Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Mayonnaise

Price: $3.99 (purchased from Whole Foods Market, March 24, 2016)

Ingredients: Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Whole Eggs, Filtered Water, Egg Yolks, Distilled Vinegar, White Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, Clove), Salt, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor.

Sir Kensington’s Mayonnaise, Classic

Price: $5.99 (purchased from Whole Foods Market, March 24, 2016)

Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Egg Yolks, Water, Lemon Juice, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Organic Sugar, Mustard Flour, Black Pepper, Citric Acid.

Primal Kitchen Mayo, real Mayonnaise made with Avocado Oil

Price: $9.99 (purchased from Whole Foods Market, March 24, 2016)

Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Organic Cage-Free Eggs, Organic Egg Yolks, Organic Vinegar, Sea Salt, Organic Rosemary Extract.

Primal Kitchen 15% off code: GROK15


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