In Holland it isn’t easy to find Kale as a bunch. It is sold just about everywhere, but then the kale is shredded because most of the time it’s eaten in ‘stamppot’, which means together with potato mash and sausage.
But in one store in Rotterdam I found some organic kale, so I bought this to try making kale chips again. Last time they didn’t turn out great. This time they did!
Some kale (I just used 50 grams)
Preheat the oven on 250F/120C.
Wash and dry the kale. Sprinkle oil over the kale and make sure all the leaves are covered. Use your hands.
Lay the kale in a single layer on an oven plate covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt (not too much, I did this I am sad to say) and put into the preheated oven.
After 20 minutes check how they are doing. If they are crispy, they are ready! If not, leave them for another 5 minutes.
I am crazy about cheese. That is one of the reasons why eating keto or low carb works so well for me. I wouldn’t want to miss cheese in my diet. I eat just about every type of cheese. One of these cheeses is Halloumi.
Halloumi is a Cypriot semi-hard, cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and sometimes also cow’s milk.It has a high melting point and so can easily be friend or grilled.
Halloumi is served fried with vegetables, or as an ingredient in salads. Cypriots like eating halloumi with watermelon in the warm months.
Halloumi has almost no carbs, just 1,8 grams per 100 grams.
This is what Halloumi usually looks like:
I have made lots of salads using Halloumi as a source of fat and protein. See photo’s beneath:
What’s not to like… this creamy Cauliflower soup fills you up entirely with only 450 calories and just 4,9 grams of carbs…
Ingredients for 4 servings:
375 grams of cauliflower
800 ml chickenstock
200 grams of creamcheese
1/8 teaspoon Xanthangum
8 pieces of fried bacon
200 grams of cheddar cheese
4 spring onions
I make my soup in the Crockpot, in the morning I throw in the cauliflower, stock and cream cheese, after a few hours I put everything in the blender, add 1/8 teaspoon of Xanthangum and the soup is ready. Sprinkle the grated cheddar, bacon and sliced spring onion on top and… let’s eat!
This recipe is one on my ‘to make’ list! Maybe I would add a little lemon to get that extra bit of character, but I am sure making these!
If you are eating a Low Carb/ LCHF eating plan you probably already understand that your main source of energy should come from fat. A true Ketogenic diet is as high as 70% Fat 20% Protein and 10% Carbs. But, let’s face it adding high fat snacks can prove to be a little tricky. This is where“fat bombs” come to save the day. These tasty morsels come to your rescue when you just need a little something to tie you over. Fat bombs may be the easiest way to make sure you are in ketosis. When your body burns fat instead of glucose. you are ketosis. Having enough fat can help speed up your weight loss. By the same token, if you don’t have enough fat to fuel your metabolism you can experience a weight stall.
I make and then keep mine in the freezer, for when I need a little extra…
A very inventive way to eat lunch without needing bread or a bun, is by making a so called. Unwich. A sandwich, but without the bread. Take some big leaves of lettuce and put anything you like in between, and there you have it! I have Always seen bread as a necessary means to transport what’s on it, so I like it!