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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Thanksgiving 2016 Keto Recipe Round Up

What are you making for Thanksgiving this year?

Many people use the holidays as an excuse to jump off the keto wagon and over-indulge in high-carb and sugary carbage. Why? There are so many delicious keto-friendly recipes out there, there really is no reason to ruin your keto high.

Here are my favorite Thanksgiving appropriate, keto-friendly, delicious recipes for this year.

Turkey

Turkey is definitely the easiest part of a traditional Thanksgiving meal to convert into a low-carb version, because it’s naturally low carb! So most any turkey recipe out there will work, but I thought I’d include a not-so-average way of making turkey – sous vide – (Thanks for the suggestion, Mike!). Try topping your turkey with one of the compound butter recipes below, too.

Sous Vide Turkey

Stuffing

Probably the most missed traditional Thanksgiving side dish is the stuffing (or is it mashed potatoes??). But do not fret, dear Ketonian! There are delicious ways to have your stuffing and maintain ketosis.

Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Stuffing (from i breathe i’m hungry)

Cauliflower Stuffing (from Delish – considering leaving out the carrots, and perhaps even adding sausage!)

Veggie Sides

Creamed Brussels Sprouts (from The View from Great Island – I would use heavy cream in place of the milk, and omit the flour in the recipe)

Loaded Cauliflower “Faux-tato” Salad (from Keto Carole)

Gravy & Condiments

12 Compound Butter Recipes (flavored butter from Keto Diet App)

Keto Country Gravy (from Ruled.me)

Desserts

My son has been asking for a Pecan Pie, so I’m going to try this version from Holistically Engineered and omit the molasses.

Classic Pumpkin Pie (from Maria Mind Body)

Keto Egg Nog (recipe from Keto Carole)

 

What are you making this year? Post recipes in the comments below.

Keto Meal Idea #22: Shredded Beef Tacos

 

Keto Meal 22

Ingredients

3 romaine lettuce leaves

3 ounces slow cooked shredded beef

1 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded

3 tablespoon sour cream

Hot sauce

Macros: 492.7 calories, 40 g fat, 28.1 g protein, 4.9 g carbs, 1.8 g fiber

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 #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

Keto Meal Idea #34: Hamburger, Butter, Zucchini, Macadamia Nuts

Keto Meal 34

Ingredients

1/3 pound hamburger patty

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 medium zucchini (spiralized into zoodles)

1/4 cup grape tomatoes

2 tablespoons olive tapenade

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 ounces macadamia nuts

Macros: 1025 calories, 98.7 g fat, 29.9 g protein, 12.7 g carbs, 5.8 g fat

 

Keto Meal Idea #19: Keto Italian Sub Sandwiches

Keto Meal 19

Ingredients

3 romaine lettuce leaves

2 ounces pepperoni slices

2 ounces mozarella cheese

2 tablespoon mayo

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Macros: 475.8 calories, 43.8 g fat, 18.2 g protein, 4.1 g carbs, 1.8 g fiber

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