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Try These Amazing Keto Recipes

The Keto diet is still headline news in many publications and television shows, and interest seems to keep growing.   We know many people are eagerly looking for new and delicious ways to whip up a Keto friendly meal or snack.  We gathered some favorite recipes from our students, doctors and faculty here at SCNM for you to enjoy.  Post your special dish in our comments and we’ll share it on our social media.

Keto Avocado Deviled Eggs

Have avocados left over from “Avocado Day” this week?  These eggs are devilishly delicious.

Ingredients

  • 4–6 eggs
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika, optional*
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro

Directions

  1. In a medium pot add eggs and cover with water until fully submerged.
  2. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and cover for 12–13 minutes.
  3. Fill a large bowl with ice water and, using a slotted spoon, gently place eggs in the bowl, allowing eggs to chill for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove outer casing from eggs and slice in half lengthwise, removing the yolk.
  5. Add the yolk, along with the avocado and spices to a bowl, mixing together until well combined.
  6. Add the mixture to the egg halves.
  7. Drizzle with lime juice and top with cilantro.

Benefit-rich eggs 

These eggs are a serious powerhouse food.They’re a relatively inexpensive source of meat-free protein that can help prevent disease, improve eye health and help you drop pounds. And while they’re most often enjoyed as a breakfast food or a baking ingredient, they make a pretty tasty — and popular — appetizer in the form of deviled eggs.

Keto-rific Cake

Have your cake and eat it, too!  One of our students recently made this for a friend’s birthday, and he credits the SCNM Medicinary for helping him collect some of the lesser known ingredients such as monk fruit sweetener.

Ingredients

  • Erythritol or monk fruit sweetener
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Gluten-free baking powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 and line the bottom of your cake pan(s) with parchment paper so the cake won’t stick.  Beat erythritol (monk fruit sweetner) and butter together in a mixing bowl.  Add eggs while beating and continue until everything is nice and fluffy.  Add the almond milk and vanilla extract. 

Next, bring in the dry ingredients.  Beat in the almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder (make sure the baking powder is gluten-free.  Most are, but you should always check if you’re going for full Keto value).

Pour the mixture into your cake pan(s) and make sure the batter is level.  Bake until light gold-brown and springy in the middle.  Assemble the layers with your favorite frosting and don’t forget the birthday candles…or just forks and knives—this cake is good enough for any day, celebration or not!

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