Keto Tea Party: Green Tea Keto-Jito


FRESH TAKE ON TEA TIME

Who says you can’t have cocktails at a Tea Party? What is a Tea Party anyway if not an excuse to relax and enjoy pretty treats with your friends?

This Green Tea Keto-Jito is one of my favorite things to serve when I get together with my girls. And it is SO EASY and technically it does contain tea;)

Keto-Jito

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 ounces white rum

  • 3 ounces club soda

  • 3 ounces of chilled brewed green tea

  • 1 teaspoon confectioners’ erythritol

  • 1 cup ice

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a tall glass, muddle the mint using the handle of a wooden spoon.

  2. Stir in the lime juice and erythritol. Mix well.

  3. Add the ice and then pour in the rum, club soda and green tea.

  4. Stir until everything is nice and cold.


My Name is On the Cover of a Magazine!


WHATTT?? My name has never been on the cover of a magazine! I am stoked!!!

SugarFree Living Magazine reached out and asked me for TOP TIPS for going KETO and featured one of my recipes!

This SugarFree Living Magazine features a bunch of keto-friendly and low sugar Recipes. In addition to my Keto Tips, the edition has easy vegan swaps to make your favorite desserts with out animal product. The recipes are clear and easy to follow and the photography is gorgeous!

If you want a copy of this awesome Magazine with lots of free recipes you can get it here!

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KETO RECIPE: Cauliflower Nachos

Cauliflower is one of my favorite Keto Ingredients! It is so versatile and hearty! I probably couldn’t do Keto with out it!

This Cauliflower Nacho recipe is one of my favorites. It was inspired by my local Whole Food’s actually! I saw it on their menu and ordered it a couple of times. I really liked the idea of Keto Nachos, so I decided to make it at home!

This recipe is Dairy Free, but you can add Cheese! Just top the roasted cauliflower with shredded cheese and place back in the oven for 5 minutes. You can also add Shredded Brisket or Chicken if you are looking for more protein.

Cauliflower Nachos

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cauliflower head, cut into florets

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons Chili-Lime Seasoning

  • 1/2 cup Dairy-Free Avocado Crema

  • 1/4 cup Pico de Gallo

  • 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. On the prepared baking sheet, arrange the cauliflower in a single layer and drizzle with the olive oil. Season with the chili-lime seasoning.

  3. Roast the cauliflower for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.

  4. Transfer the cauliflower to a serving dish or large plate.

  5. Spoon or pipe the avocado crema over the top of the cauliflower, and top with the pico de gallo and jalapeños.

Dairy Free Avocado Crema

INGREDIENTS

1/2 avocado, pitted and peeled

2 tablespoons unsweetened full-fat coconut milk

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

or avocado oil, plus more if needed

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

Salt

In a food processor, combine the avocado, coconut milk, olive oil, and lime juice. Season with salt and blend until smooth. If the consistency is thicker than you want, add a touch more olive oil or avocado oil.

Variation: You can add cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce if you want to add some spice.

Keto Pico de Gallo

1 small onion, finely diced

2 Roma tomatoes, finely diced

1/2 jalapeño pepper, finely diced

(seeds optional)

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed

lime juice

Salt

In a small bowl, toss the onion, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Serve.

Variation: You can add minced garlic to the recipe too if you wish. Adjust the heat level to taste.

This Recipe is featured in The Big Book of Keto along with 200 other Keto Recipes!

Love Good Fats- My new favorite travel snack!

I've found my new favorite travel snack, LOVE GOOD FATS!

A couple of weeks ago, I sent out some tips for how to survive air travel on Keto. Of course, I talked about drinking lots of water, and bringing some healthy Keto Snacks. But this was all before I tried LOVE GOOD FATS Bars! 

This past weekend I flew to Reno, and took these little guys with me on the air plane! One bar kept me nice and full until I could get settled in Reno and find some dinner.  Plus it was really delicious! 

I love that Love Good Fat bars are truly a snack. They don't have too much protein, so they don't cut into my macros!  

You can use the code LGFKetoInTheCity15 to get 15% off your order of Love Good Fats!

These bars are delicious! They come in six different flavors includeing Mint Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter and Jelly. Love Good Fats bars are made with Keto, Vegan, and Gluten Free Ingredients! 

I also really love that this brand was started by an amazing woman! Suzie is an Ironman competitor and Marketing Exec who couldn't find a snack bar with the High Fat and Low Sugar she was looking for, so she made her own! 


You can use the code LGFKetoInTheCity15 to get 15% off your order of Love Good Fats!

AND Starting Today, ! I'm teaming up with LOVE GOOD FATS to do an Instagram Giveaway! 

So if you already love LOVE GOOD FATS or if you just want to try some out for free, head over to my Instagram and follow for more details! 


xx, 

Jen



Choc Zero- Keto Chocolate Syrup

Choc Zero's Chocolate Syrup is Delectable! 

I love Choc Zero's Keto Bark! It is a perfect treat after a long day! I just learned that Choc Zero's Chocolate Syrup is the exact same chocolate they use to make the keto bark, they just put it into the bottle instead of making bark! 

Put this syrup on pancakes, keto cakes, or even just fruit. I love dipping strawberries into this syrup! 

Choc Zero Chocolate syrup is back in stock and ready to be sent right to your door! 

Choc Zero Chocolate Syrup has no preservatives, no sugar alcohols, and only 5 ingredients!

Yep 5 ingredients!!!

  • Liquid vegetable fiber,

  • unsweetened chocolate

  • cocoa butter

  • monk fruit extract,

  • natural chocolate liquor.

It’s vegan and Soy and Gluten Free!

This syrup has a thick fudge like consistency! You can drizzle it over low carb ice cream and bake it into Keto Treats! I swear, I could just eat it right off of a spoon!

If you want it a little thinner, run the bottle over some warm water. Don’t worry it will thicken right back up when you put it in the fridge.

You really can’t go wrong with this low carb Chocolate Syrup. What ever you put it on is going to be delicious! But hurry, Choc Zero products sell out quickly. They will be restocked (every friday at 5pm) but my suggestion is to snag them up any time they are in stock so you never run out! :)

Get 10% off your entire Choc Zero order when you use the code KETOINTHECITY at Check Out!

Nui Variety Packs are HERE!!!

I love all of the Nui cookie flavors and sometimes it's hard to decide which flavor to order. I normally end up buying 2-3 boxes of flavors because I don't want to eat the same flavor of cookies back to back. Luckily, Nui has just launched a brand new Variety pack! 

The new variety pack is perfect if you want to change it up or if you want to try a new flavor but don’t want to commit to an entire box.

Haven’t tried Snickerdoodle? (WHAT, are you crazy?) Now is your chance to try them out. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Nui is one of my favorite brands to team up with. Their founders are Keto and made the cookie recipes out of desire to help other people ditch sugar with out being miserable. Nui Cookies are fantastic!

Nui Cookies sell out extremely fast! Before this Variety pack launched they were sold out of Double Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Snickerdoodle. The Variety Pack will go quickly, so hurry. Snatch up your Nui Variety pack before everyone else (including myself) buys them!

I’m also doing a Nui Giveaway on my Instagram this week! Head over and enter to win FREE COOKIES!!

Don’t forget to use the code KETOINTHECITY to get 10% off of your entire order of Nui Cookies!!

Keto Tea Party: Blueberry Lemon Cake Squares


FRESH TAKE ON TEA TIME TREATS

A Tea Party just isn’t a tea party without cakes and this week is all about Tiny Tea Time Treats!

These bite-sized Blueberry Lemon Squares are my take on a traditional tea cake. They can be served warm with a slice of butter on top or prepared early. I like to plan ahead for parties, so I will make these the day before and store them in the fridge. If you want to get really fancy you can divide the batter into a mini bundt cake tin for a decorative finish!

However and whenever you prepare them, these fruity and zesty cakes are the perfect addition to you Keto Tea Party!

Blueberry Lemon Cake Squares

INGREDIENTS

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into

  • 4 pieces, plus more if desired

  • 4 large eggs

  • 4 ounces cream cheese

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup erythritol

  • 11/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Put the 4 pieces of butter in the baking pan and place the pan in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to melt the butter. Remove from the oven before it browns or burns.

  3. In a food processor, combine the eggs, cream cheese, coconut flour, erythritol, baking powder, vanilla, and lemon zest until smooth.

  4. Pour the batter into the baking pan with the melted butter.

  5. Evenly spread the blueberries into the cake batter.

  6. Bake on 425° for 15 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

  7. Slice into squares and top with a little bit of butter. Serve warm or sprinkle with confectioners' erythritol and store it in the fridge for up to a week.


KETO RECIPE: Jalapeño Popper Chicken


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One of my favorite keto sides is bacon-wrapped jalapeño peppers stuffed with cream cheese, so it was only natural that I would find a way to sneak this amazing combination into other recipes. The jalepeño seeds can be removed in this recipe, so it is kid-friendly as well.


I love serving this chicken with either mashed cauliflower or roasted. Add a little cheese and bacon on top of the cauliflower too ;) A variation to this recipe is if you want to cook the chicken breasts in a slow cooker with a little salt, pepper, and broth all day and then shred once cooked. Then you can place the cooked shredded chicken in baking dish, add sour cream, cheese and jalapeños and bake until cheese is melted and golden.

 
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Jalapeño Popper Chicken, serves 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 bacon slices

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts

  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and sliced

  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

  • Pink salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes, flipping once, until crispy. Transfer the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to drain and cool, then crumble.

  3. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and season both sides with salt and pepper.

  4. In a baking dish, arrange the chicken breasts and spread the cream cheese over the top of the chicken. Layer the jalapeño slices on the chicken breasts, and top with the cheese.

  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees and its juices run clear.

  6. Add the crumbled bacon on top and serve.

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Keto Tea Party: Seaweed Square Pile Ups


FRESH TAKE ON TEA PARTY SANDWICHES

Besides the tea, the most memorable and Instagram worthy part of any Tea Party is the Tiny Sandwiches! They sure are cute, but they are definitely not Keto.

For a Keto Tea Party, I like to serve these Seaweed Square Pile ups. They are just as dainty as Cucumber Finger Sandwiches but without the carbs. And in my opinion, they are much more delicious. These little finger foods can be topped with whatever Keto Friendly toppings you like (cucumbers, crab, masago) and eaten just like a tiny taco.

Seaweed Square Pile Ups

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 seaweed snack squares

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon

  • 1/2 avocado, pitted

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or coconut aminos

  • 1 tablespoon Everything Bagel Seasoning

DIRECTIONS:

  1. On a clean surface, lay out the seaweed snack squares in a single layer. Divide the salmon evenly between the seaweed squares.

  2. Using a fork, Mash the avocado and soy sauce/coconut aminos in a small bowl.

  3. Place a scoop of the avocado mash on each square.

  4. Sprinkle the everything bagel seasoning on top.

  5. Fold it up like a taco and enjoy.

You can add anything you like to the top of these squares. Get Creative. I like to think of this as sushi and top it with things like cucumbers and crab.


Mother's Day Butcher Box Special- Free Salmon!

Every year, Finding the perfect Mother’s Day present gets a little harder. There are only so many scarves that one woman can own!

This year, let Butcher Box help you out. Get your Mom a Butcher Box Subscription before Mother’s Day and she will receive 2 pounds of Wild Alaskan Salmon for free!

It might seem unconventional, getting your Mom meat for Mother’s Day, but think about it. Butcher Box would deliver the highest quality cuts of Meat directly to her door without her having to go to the store or butcher shop.

Every month, she can choose from one of Butcher Boxes curated boxes or build her own.

If you order a new subscription before May 13th, Butcher Box will throw in 2lbs of Free Wild Alaskan Salmon.

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Their process guarantees unblemished, rich-tasting, firm salmon!

Salmon is my favorite fish to cook! You can make so many Keto Recipes! Pan fry this salmon in a cast iron Skillet with lemon and fresh herbs, Grill it in a Grill Basket, or Bake it with lots of butter or an incredible moist finish.

You really can’t go wrong with high quality salmon from Butcher Box!

If you’ve heard about Butcher Box, then you already know that they are dedicated to selling only the most high quality cuts of meat that are sustainable raised! They are dedicated to making the world a better place and maintain personal relationships with all of the farmers and ranchers that they source from.

So Sign up for a Butcher Box subscription and get 2lbs of Free Salmon! And Hurry! This deal goes away on the 13th!