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Steak Jerky

Can one be “in love”…with a food? My boyfriend got a dehydrator for his birthday from his amazing Mom and he made two types of jerky. This recipe is for the steak jerky, which is my latest OBSESSION. His favorite was the ground beef sticks (the red ones, recipe coming soon!). Talk about Christmas present ideas; a dehydrator is a FANTASTIC gift. The macros aren’t exact (are actually lower than shown) as marinade is lost in the process, it depends on thickness, number of slices, etc.

He changed a couple ingredients to make it keto (and spicy), but we used Alton Brown’s recipe here.

2¾ lbs top round roast
1 cup Worcestershire sauce
⅔ cup Soy Sauce
3 tsp ground black pepper
3 tsp onion powder
1½ tsp liquid smoke
2 tsp red pepper flakes
6oz chopped jalapenos in juice

Directions (with dehydrator):
In large bowl combine all ingredients except the steak.
Cut steak to desired size/thickness. (roughly ¼ inch thick, 1 inch wide made ≈100 pieces). Submerge jerky slices one by one into the marinade, transfer jerky and marinade to ziplock bag. Remove excess air, marinate for ≈10 hours in fridge, turning bag over half way through. (We keep the bag in a baking dish in case of leaking.) After 10 hrs, preheat oven to 375°F. Place slices on a cookie sheet (touching is ok, not overlapping). Bake 10 mins to ensure meat reaches 160°F internally. Place slices (not overlapping) on dehydrator shelves, sprinkle additional red pepper flakes, set to 160°F for ≈4 hours depending on thickness.

Macros & Pricing:
Based on the products we used, the cost of these ingredients will be $16.60 and make ≈100 servings. Serving size: 1 piece
Calories = 29.6
Fat = 1.2g
Total Carbs = 0.6g | Net Carbs = 0.6g
Protein = 4.1g


Fried Halloumi

I’m sure you’ve all seen a post where someone frys up some thick slabs of white cheese and it looks delish. We of course had to get in on this. It’s so much easier to fry cheese that’s MADE for frying, than having to spend the money and the time to ketofy breading for mozarella sticks. We don’t have a deep fryer, so a pan and some safflower oil did the trick! 👌

This has been available in every grocery store we’ve gone to so far, as was queso de fresco which we also tried. Halloumi is much saltier than the queso de fresco, but we love both!


Pepperoni Calzone

Bachelor Edition! Because this is literally all my boyfriend ate when he started keto; before he met me, obviously. 😉 We all give him hell about his pepperoni calzones, but there is some genius to it…I have to admit. 😅 SO many carbs saved because these have pepperoni in place of the dough!

≈17 pepperoni slices
Cheeses of your choice (we used ⅛ cup each of shredded Mexican blend, shredded parmesan and grated parmesan)
Seasonings to taste (we used red pepper flakes and oregano)

Arrange pepperonis on a paper towel lined plate until you can’t see the bottom.
Microwave 30 seconds.
Add cheese and seasonings.
Microwave another 30 seconds.
Fold calzone in half and soak up/blot excess grease with a fresh paper towel.

Macros & Pricing:
Based on the products we used, the cost of these ingredients will be roughly $0.79 and make one calzone.
Per calzone:
Fat = 25.5g
Total Carbs = 0.7g | Net Carbs = 0.7g
Protein = 19.3g


Pizza Bites

Made with Holy Grail dough! You’re probably thinking “Holy Grail?! What’s that, a new dough?!”, but you’ve actually already heard of it – just under a different name; “fat head”. Long story, short: The creators of the Fat Head movie added garlic salt to a recipe they found online, and now everyone calls it “fat head dough”, instead of “Holy Grail” pizza dough from, where it originated.
For those who are still curious, the whole backstory with date stamps, links, and ALL the glory that is my investigative journalism…(ha!) can be found here – which is what I was working on that prompted me to look for the origin of the dough in the first place!

For the pizza bites, I made the recipe below, rolled them into balls (however many you want/however big you want – we did 12), flattened them a little, and baked at 350°F for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven, flip them over so the “tops” are now flat. Add low carb marinara, cheese and pepperoni. Bake another 10-15 minutes.
Holy Grail Pizza Dough Recipe | Cooky’s Creations

Macros and pricing:
Based on the products we used, the cost of these ingredients will be roughly $3.25 and make 12 pizzas.
Per pizza:
Fat – 11.8g
Total carbs – 2.3g
Net carbs – 1.5g
Protein – 8.5g


Caramel Chex Nix

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Ingredients for Caramel Chex Nix:
0.5 cup of Brown Sugar
0.5 cup of Butter
200 g of Pecans
6.5 oz of Pork Rinds
4 tbsp of Swerve – Granulated

The cost of these ingredients will be about: $11.00

This meal will make about 20 servings.

Nutritional facts for a serving:
Fat: 14.8g
Total Carbs: 8.6g
Net Carbs: 5.5g
Protein: 5.7g