I don’t know about you but I absolutely love Mexican food! One of the great things about being on a Ketogenic or Low Carb diet is that there are a lot of Mexican food recipes. Giving up bread, pasta and crackers is a very hard thing for me to do, so when I found out there were low carb tortillas, I jumped for joy! These tortillas are great for pizzas, bread substitutes and quesadillas!
I put together a very basic recipe that is so good that sometimes I have it for lunch or dinner several times a week! It’s quick and easy and most of the tortillas are between 4 to 5 grams of carbs per serving. If you are a strict Keto person you may want to limit it to just one or only have it once or twice a week. The recipe is below, you can get creative and use steak or eggs. These would also make great fajitas! Enjoy!
2 Low carb tortillas (I use these tortillas)
1/4 cup cheese cheddar or mozzarella
1 tbsp of butter
3 strips of chicken (I use this chicken)
1tbsp Sour Cream
hot sauce or salsa to taste
1/2 Avocado (optional)
Section out the four chicken strips and microwave for 1 minute. When the chicken is done slice up the pieces into bite size chunks and set aside. In a skillet set to medium heat, add in 1 tablespoon of butter. Let the butter melt and then add in the first tortilla. Let the tortilla sit in the butter for one minute and then add in the first sprinkle of cheddar cheese and lightly coat the tortilla. Next align the chicken chunks around the tortialla evenly.
Add the remainder of the cheese and then the second tortilla. Press down and flatten the tortillas as much as you can lightly. Once the bottom layer is crispy turn the tortilla over and brown the other side. Be careful to not burn the tortillas, if it gets too hot then turn down the heat to low. Wait about a minute or two and you are done! Remove from stove and cut into four squares.
Garnesh your plate with half of an avocado and some sourcream and hot sauce for dipping, enjoy!
I came across an amazing crockpot recipe from the Wholesome yum blog, they have amazing low carb and keto recipes. I have tried this recipe with both chicken and pork chops. It is great with both but I think I do prefer the pork chops. This can be cooked at either a long slow cook up to 8 hours on low or on high 3 to 4 hours. Both times that I have tried this recipe I cooked on high for around 4 hours. This is a great recipe to try especially now that we are approaching colder weather.
The recipe is pretty simple but be careful not to burn the sauce and that the cream sauce is the right consistancy. Not getting the right texture for your chicken or pork chops will cause the taste to be not as good. So be mindful of the directions and you will be fine.
Keto Creamy Tuscan Chicken/Pork Chops Recipe
3 to 5 pieces of chicken breasts or pork chops
black pepper 1 tbsp Italian Seasonings
1 tbsp olive oil 6clovesGarlic(minced) 1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cups of chicken stock
sun dried tomatos 3/4cupGrated Parmesan cheese
2 cups of spinanch
Directions on making the Creamy Sauce:
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for about a minute, until golden.
Stir in the cream and chicken broth and bring the sauce to a slow simmer. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about ten minutes. Check the texture of the sauce it should be medium thick, enough to coat a spoon.
Place the chicken or porkchops at the bottom of the crock pot. Season lightly with Italian seasoning, sea salt, and black pepper. Top the chicken/pork chops with the sun-dried tomatoes.
Slowly add in the Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup at a time, until smooth. Taste and adjust according to your taste and also keep checking to make sure sauce is not too thick.
Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken in the crock pot. Get the sauce poured evenly over the meat, try to get on top and not at the bottom. (Not much sauce so you want to get it on the meat on top)
Cook for 3-4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low. ( I have cooked both ways are good!)
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and set aside, add in the spinach and let it cook for a few minuetes. Stir the spinach around and fully coat the spinach in the rich sauce. The spinach will cook down really fast so be sure to watch so it doesn’t wilt.
Serve with more sun dried tomatos on top and enjoy! I added some cauliflower rice and it was delicious! Seriously one of my new go to recipes for the fall. So easy to do and the clean up in one pan and one crock pot, super simple. Try this recipe and let me know what you think. Did you use chicken or pork chops? For more awesome keto/low carb recipes you can go to the original source article on the Wholesome Yum Blog.
Every year I like to treat myself to one high quality face and eye shadow palette of makeup. Tarte is one of my favorite make up brands and they were having an amazing deal on QVC, one of my shopping holy grails! I love to shop online especially with HSN or QVC, they have great deals and easy pay options on a lot of name brand items. So when they showcased the Tarte Tartelette 5 Piece Makeup Bag for only $65.96, I knew I needed this!
The Tarte Tartelette 5-Piece Makeup Bag comes with a lot of goodies that have a value of over $157! So being able to buy this 5 piece kit for under $60 was a steal! Let’s face it we are all on a budget and the easy pay is only $10.99 a month for 6 payments. QVC also has a great 30 day money back guarantee so if you do not love it you can easily return.
The 5 piece kit includes some great items for your whole face and a cute makeup bag to store your items in. The breakdown of the kit is below:
Tarte Tartelette 5 Piece Makeup Bag Must Haves Kit:
Amazonian Clay Stick Foundation
Clay Play Must-Have Eye & Cheek Palette with Amazonian clay blush in Desert
Amazonian clay bronzer in Terracotta, Amazonian clay highlighter in Timber
eye shadow in Journey, eye shadow in Stone
eye shadow in Dunes, eye shadow in Smoke, eye shadow in Ember
eye shadow in Onyx, eye shadow in Solstice, eye shadow in Sand
eye shadow in Instinct
Maneater Voluptuous Mascara
lipstick/ lip gloss Lip Sculptor in Kind
Makeup Bag with a bow
The eyeshadows are very well pigmented, long lasting color as Tarte is known for the high quality of their eye shadows. The reason why I wanted this palette is that the eye shadows are Matte and not shimmery or glittery. I do not want glitter on my eyelids on a daily basis and being over 40 I feel matte suites me better. The colors are more of a neutral/mauve color palette with a nice matte finish. This was important to me as I have a hard time finding quality pigmented shadows with no glitter.
Tarte Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter
Palette inlcudes a bronzer, blush and highlighter, they are also in the neutral/mauve color palette and very pigmented. So a little does go a long way. The colors are nice and neutral although I am not a big bronzer I think it will be good to apply for some color since I do tend to be a bit pale. The blush and highlighter are GORGEOUS! But apply lightly as they are very pigmented.
Amazonian Clay Foundation
The foundation does come in a variety of colors so it will work with all skintones. The best way to wear this foundation is to apply a nice primer and moisturizer underneath it. Use the brush or a good beauty blender to fully blend it out. I love this foundation and this is one of the reasons why I bought the kit. I have dry mature skin so it does have a nice silky texture but I feel you do need the primer for it to blend well on the face. It is a bit thick to medium in coverage so you can build up the coverage to your liking. I do recommend the Tarte Shape Tape as a good concealer for this foundation.
I highly recommend this kit to anyone looking for Tarte Cosmetics for the full face, you cannot beat the quality and the price!