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Keto Broccoli Chicken Cheese Bake (Dairy and Non-Dairy)

It’s recipe day and boy, do I have something everyone will love. 

Once upon a time, I used to make a casserole with chicken, broccoli, Ritz crackers and cream of chicken soup. It was one of those dishes that I’d serve the family whenever we were in need of some serious comfort food

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Keto Lemon Garlic Chicken

It’s time for True Confessions: "Hi, my name is Heather. I got an Instant Pot for Christmas and it scared me."

Don’t get me wrong. I asked for one - the biggest one no less. I just had no idea how intimidating it would be. All of the buttons, gizmos, and instructions for safe-using sent me into shut-down mode. So instead of facing my fear of steam and high pressure cooking, I put all of the gadgets and manuals inside of the pot and proceeded to find a cabinet big enough for it to hide in.

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Easy-Peasy Pork Chops with Roasted Broccoli and Leeks

When I start planning my meals for the week, I look at what I’m cooking, the time it takes for the food to cook and whether or not I’m using my stove or oven. Timing food to come out together is a feat unto itself. This is another reason why this meal is a no-brainer. The chops cook on the stove while the broccoli is in the oven. Easy-peasy.

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Plantains for the Win!

We all have our breaking point and giving up bread is it for most people. This is why it’s one of the very first things I like to address when people are making the transition into the low-carb, keto-life.

Let’s get this out of the way:  Yes, you’ll be giving up the traditional bread but like with almost everything else in the keto-world, there is a totally yummy substitute for it: green plantains.

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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s recipe day on the blog and since the New Year begins in 4 days, I know some of you are already starting to feel the longings of all the things you’re planning to give up. For some, it might be the carbs from potatoes, bread, and rice that you’ll miss. For others, it might just be the sweet treats that bring you comfort in times of trouble.

By now, I’m hoping you see that the keto life isn’t about giving up anything without adding in some fantastic alternatives. I’ve got swaps for everything from bread to rice and even potatoes. And when it comes to sweets, I’ve totally got your back.

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The Best Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Being the problem-solver I am, I’ve been hard at work trying to find a low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free cookie to serve during the holidays. 

Many moons ago, at the ripe old age of 15, I had a cookie business. I made 8-16 dozen chocolate chip cookies everyday after school. To say that I have a little experience when it comes to creating a cookie, would be an understatement. Armed with this experience, I came up with a recipe that I know you’re going to LOVE.

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Keto Dine and Dash: Curry Beef with Sweet Potato and Spinach

Most days during the month of December, you can probably find me on the go, grabbing food, on a paper plate, eating over the kitchen sink. Hey, don’t judge. At least I stop all of the holiday madness long enough to eat!

The last thing I have time for is a complicated dinner. I need something I can throw together, cook, eat and clean up in less than an hour. I have some tried and true recipes I turn to during these loooong days and nights. 

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Find a New Favorite Appetizer

As the party invitations begin to flood in, or get sent out, the menus become the main focus for these holiday get-togethers. Whether you are throwing your own bash, or are invited to partake in the obligatory "Ugly Christmas Sweater" party, food is always high on the priority list.

Having some easy, keto-friendly, belly-filling appetizers to dazzle your guests, or hosts, with will go a long way in helping you stay in your keto-lane.

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Keto Thanksgiving Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake

Thanksgiving is right around the corner but, luckily, this isn’t my first go-round with keto holiday meals. I’m on my third year and know I’ve got lots of meal options, especially with my Keto Cookbook to refer to. I’ve got everything covered; appetizers, sides, main dishes and desserts. 

It seems like I could serve pretty much anything for the main course as long as I go big for the dessert bar. One of the biggest hits at Chez Parker is my Pumpkin Cheesecake.

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