This is a recipe I found in the joe wicks cooking for family and friends cookbook and use as an alternative to Sunday lunch it’s simple and has bags of flavour ! Joe uses chicken legs I prefer thighs you can use what ever you prefer !
Garlic cloves ( the more the merrier )
Salt & pepper
Green beans or peas
Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium to high heat
Lay the chicken skin side down and allow to brown
When the chicken is a lovely golden brown transfer onto a baking tray and keep warm in an oven , you can never be too careful with chicken so I prefer to make sure they are still cooking whilst preparing the sauce
Your pan should be full of lovely juices from the butter and the chicken
Add the sliced onion , bacon lardons and fry over a medium heat until the onion begins to soften
Add the garlic and the mushrooms and season well with salt and pepper
Lay the chicken skin side down back in the pan on the hob make sure your chicken is cooked all the way through
Add some garden peas or green beans and warm through
Stir in some double cream , and serve !
I don’t usually put anything else with this but you can add more greens if you so wish
Puddings are a big thing when we’re trying to loose weight or stick to a healthy eating plan. Why should you miss out on treats when your trying to be healthy , that’s what I love about keto there is always an alternative, here is a cheese cake my favourite by the way with a pecan base !
3 tubs Cream cheese
3 teaspoons Xylitol ( sweetener nicer than stevia )
400ml Double cream
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract/ essence
Knob of Butter
Fruit of your choice to decorate
Crush your pecans either using a rolling pin or a blitzer
Melt the butter just a few seconds in the microwave or in a pan on the hob , careful not to burn it !
Mix the butter in with the pecans and press down in your tin and refrigerate for a good 30 minutes
In your mixing bowl place the cream cheese, xylitol and vanilla extract / essence and give it a good stir .
Add the double cream and whisk , electric whisk is easier but whisking by hand is fine too , you want a thick consistency.
Spoon the mixture on top of the pecan base and use a knife or the back of the spoon to create an even surface
Place back in the fridge for a good few hours
Once you are ready to serve your cheesecake scatter with berries of your choice and enjoy 😊
Fajitas are a huge hit in our house and would normally devour a whole packet of tortilla ….. no going back naked fajitas are the way forward . Just because keto is no carbs doesn’t mean you have to miss out !!
Remember if you like your fajitas with a bit of a kick add some jalapeño, I don’t in a proper wimp
Chicken shredded or diced
Grated cheddar cheese
Fry the chicken in a pan until browned , remove and set to one side.
Fry the peppers & onion until soft
Re add the chicken and cover with the fajita seasoning and fry until all the chicken and peppers are coated and the mix is dissolved .
Shred the lettuce add to a bowl , spoon the chicken peppers and onion into the bowl alongside the lettuce .
Sprinkle with grated cheese and a lovely spoonful of sour cream .
Prawns ( depends how many you are cooking for ) I prefer the grey king prawns !
1 white onion
6 cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper to season
In a large hot pan melt your butter And toss the prawns in season and cook until they go pink once they are pink remove from pan
Reduce heat and a bit more butter when melted add crushed garlic cherry tomatoes season with a good pinch of salt and pepper once the tomatoes begin to soften add the spinach cook until it starts to wilt
Stir in the double cream and Parmesan bring the pan to a simmer and reduce the heat
Re-add the prawns and stir to mix all the ingredients together once heated remove from heat place on a plate and serve with asparagus or any green veg of your choice
If you don’t want it to be 100 % keto serve with rice or pasta