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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

KETO: 5 EASY Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes

With our recently extra-busy schedule, my family has been trying out a TON of slow cooker recipes.
It's hard to find time in the day when every body has so much to do. With two little ones running around (and the youngest going through a particularly clingy stage) it's hard to have dinner ready on time!
Here are some that are in the rotation at least once a month.


1) Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Thighs

Image Credit: User Kate from AllRecipes.com


To keep this recipe strictly Keto, skip: Potatoes, Corn Starch, raisins, and be sure to get unsweetened coconut flakes.

Serve over riced cauliflower or Kibun Healthy Noodle (due back in NW Costco stores in mid-May!)

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2) Crock Pot Broccoli and Cheese Soup


Image Credit: Tone-and-Tighten.com

This recipe has loads of flavor and keeps the calorie count fairly low! You can shred up the cauliflower by hand with a cheese shredder or with a food processor to save time.

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3) Slow Cooker Pork Chops


Image Credit: User Hopper from AllRecipes.com
 After trying this recipe for pork chops, I don't even want to cook pork chops in the traditional style any more. The resulting tender pork is delicious and flavorful.

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 4) Crock Pot Tomato Soup
Reddit User UnstableMongoose  posted this in r/ketorecipes

Ingredients:
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 c celery
1/2 c onion
1 stick of butter
1 tsp oregano (dried)
1 tbs basil (dried)
1 bay leaf
1 c Parmesan
4 c chicken broth
8 oz cream cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
Dump everything but the cream cheese, Parmesan, and chicken broth into the crock pot and let it cook for 6-8 hours. Move everything to a blender and add the chicken broth, cream cheese, and Parmesan. Blend everything until it's smooth. Put it back in the crock pot for about 30 minutes.
I also like to put some Parmesan in the oven for about 5 minutes at 400 and then break that up into the soup.

This is a HUGE recipe. I typically cut it in half for my family of four, but when these kids are older I can definitely see needing the original size. We generally serve this with low-carb quesadillas to dip, or the cauliflower grilled cheese sandwich if I have some extra time.

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5) Slow Cooker Thai Chicken

Image Credit: Linda's Low Carb Menu and Recipes
This recipe is fantastic, and the one that my family has made the most often of all. I think we made it once a week for 3 weeks in a row! I also enjoy serving this recipe over riced cauliflower or Healthy Noodle.

Nutrition Info from MyFitnessPal

Monday, March 14, 2016

Welcome to the new KETO AND KIDDOS!

Finally launching the new domain name, soon to come will be more tried and tested recipe reviews, more information about the ketogenic diet, and LOTS MORE! Check back again soon!