Keto Meal Idea #58: Avocado, Cheese, Tomato Salad

Keto Meal 58

Ingredients

2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

1/2 avocado, sliced

1 ounce blue cheese

1 ounce cheddar cheese

1/2 cup grape tomatoes

Macros: 349.3 calories, 28.4 g fat, 15.3 g protein, 11.6 g carbs, 6.9 g fiber

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Keto Meal Idea #23: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus and Steak Salad

Keto Meal 23

Ingredients

5 asparagus spears, wrapped in prosciutto

1 ounce steak

1 ounce blue cheese

1 cup mixed greens

1/2 avocado

1 tablespoon hemp seed hearts

Macros: 530 calories, 38.8 g fat, 29.6 g protein, 18.7 g carbs, 14.6 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #28: Pepperoni and Tomato Salad

Keto Meal 28

Ingredients

2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

2 ounces pepperoni

1 cup cherry tomatoes

2 tablespoon Italian dressing

Macros: 587.8 calories, 53.3 g fat, 18.7 g protein, 9.4 g carbs, 3.1 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #39: Ground Beef and Havarti Salad

Keto Meal 39

Ingredients

3 ounces ground beef, cooked

2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

1 ounce havarti cheese, shredded

3 tablespoons Italian dressing

Macros: 449.7 calories, 34.7 g fat, 29.5 g protein, 6.8 g carbs, 2.3 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #18: Pepperoni and Mozzarella Salad

Keto Meal 18

Ingredients

2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

2 ounces pepperoni, sliced

1 ounce mozzarella cheese, sliced

1 ounce hemp hearts

2 tablespoons creamy Italian dressing

Macros: 599 calories, 49.1 g fat, 25.7 g protein, 14.7 g carbs, 10.1 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #12: Bacon, Blue Cheese, Avocado Salad

Keto Meal 12

Ingredients

1 cup mixed greens

1/2 avocado

1 ounce blue cheese, crumbled

2 strips bacon, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

Macros: 417.3 calories, 37.9 g fat, 13.7 g protein, 8.6 g carbs, 5.7 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #10: Cheeseburger and Arugula

Keto Meal 10

Ingredients

3 ounces ground beef

1 ounce provolone cheese

2 cups arugula

3 tablespoons ranch dressing

Macros: 512.2 calories, 43 g fat, 29 g protein, 2.2 g carbs, 0.5 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #9: Cheeseburger Arugula Salad

Keto Meal 9

Ingredients

3 ounces ground beef

1 ounce provolone cheese

2 cups arugula

3 tablespoons ranch dressing

Macros: 512.2 calories, 43.0 g fat, 29 g protein, 2.2 g carbs, 0.5 g fiber

Lowest Carb Caesar Dressing with Garlic Coconut Oil

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I’ve been playing around with Nature’s Way’s new flavored liquid coconut oils and created this Caesar dressing from their garlic flavored one. Typically, Caesar dressing calls for up to 6 cloves of garlic, which is a lot of carbs. By using this garlic flavored oil, you can avoid all the carbs while still getting that super garlicky flavor. Don’t let the anchovy paste scare you. It is used as the salty, umami component, so it should not taste fishy, only delicious.

Baby Greens, Lowest Carb Caesar Dressing, and Sardines
Baby Greens, Lowest Carb Caesar Dressing, and Sardines
Nature's Way Always Liquid Coconut Premium Oil Savory Garlic flavor
Nature’s Way Always Liquid Coconut Premium Oil Savory Garlic flavor

Ingredients

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, vinegar, mayonnaise and anchovy paste. While continuing to whisk, add the coconut oil in a slow, steady stream until completely incorporated.

Yield: 3/4 cup, about 6 servings (2 tablespoons each)

Macronutrient information (per 2 tablespoons): 197 calories, 0.3 g carbs, 23 g fat, 0.5 g protein,

Pepperoni Pizza Salad with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

The weather has still been warm here in the Pacific Northwest and I’ve been on a salad kick for taking to lunch to work, since there are limitless keto-friendly combinations and it’s super fast to put together. I simple take the dressing in a separate container and the salad sits happy in my lunch bag until I’m ready to eat it. This salad combo came about after I stocked up on keto foods the other day at my local restaurant supply store. I bought a giant bag of pepperoni slices, which make a great keto snack on their own, but it started me thinking about other uses for them. I only had cheddar on hand, but mozzarella would be more appropriate for a pizza themed salad. I also had a small jar of black olives on hand, but of course you could customize this salad with your own favorite pizza toppings – bell peppers, cooked mushrooms, sausage, etc. The Tomato Basil Vinaigrette dressing is the real kicker that tastes like pizza sauce.  And if you look at the nutrition info below, this might be the most nutritious pizza you’ve ever eaten.

Pepperoni Pizza Salad
Pepperoni Pizza Salad

Ingredients

1 large head romaine
6 ounces/112 grams mozzarella cheese
6 ounces/112 grams pepperoni slices
6 tablespoons/96 grams sliced black olives
3/4 cup Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition info: 425 calories, 6.5 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 38 g fat, 15.5 g protein
RDA: 14% B1, 19% B12, 15% B2, 37% folate, 190% vitamin A, 16% vitamin E, 162% vitamin K, 27% calcium, 13% iron, 12% potassium, 22% selenium, 13% zinc.