Keto Taco Pie

I decided to switch it up for Taco Tuesday and make a pie instead of our usual Taco Salad (which we love). I use a very similar crust that I make for my Keto Pumpkin Pie, but I cut back on the coconut flour and added some taco seasonings into the dough to make it a little more savory, and it turned out great!! The pie itself is pretty basic, but the magic really happens when you start adding all of the toppings!

Ingredients:

CRUST:

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  1. Mix dry ingredients with the melted butter in a medium size bowl.
  2. Add 1 egg and mix into a dough ball.
  3. Spread dough into a pie pan with your hands, making sure you press dough up the edge.
  4. Pre bake pie crust before adding the filling in the oven at 375* for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Set aside.

FILLING:

  • 1 lb 80/20 ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup pico, or salsa, or a can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  1. Add olive oil to a large, nonstick or cast iron skillet and heat over medium high heat.
  2. Add ground beef and break it up with a wooden spoon, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and taco seasoning.
  3. Then, add garlic and onion to the pan and continue to brown the meat. Then add the salsa and stir.
  4. Once the meat is fully cooked, turn the heat down to medium-low and add cream cheese, stir until melted.
  5. Remove from heat and add to the pie crust.
  6. Top with shredded cheese and put the pie in the oven until cheese melts, about 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and adding optional toppings below.

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • pico de gallo
  • sour cream
  • jalapenos
  • avocado
  • guacamole
  • olives
  • green onion
  • shredded cheese

Keto Fried Chicken

These fried chicken strips need no introduction, so I will just skip straight to the recipe…..

*We deep fried our strips in peanut oil, but you can also deep fry in a dutch oven, shallow fry in a cast iron skillet, or you can try this recipe in an air fryer.

Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch strips

peanut, avocado, or coconut oil

Wet dredge:

2 eggs

1/4 heavy cream

1 cup dill pickle juice

2 tbsp Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (optional)

Dry dredge:

2.5 cups almond flour

1/2 cup grated parmesan

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp dried basil

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp celery powder

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil to 350-375 degrees
  2. In 2 medium sized bowls or 2 shallow pans, combine all ingredients for the dry dredge in one, and all of the ingredients for the wet dredge in the other.
  3. After cutting chicken into 1″ strips, begin dredging strips into wet ingredients first, then coat it with the dry dredge. Let strips rest on a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes so the coating sticks during the fry process.
  4. Once oil has come to temp, carefully add strips to pot. Be sure to add slowly as the temperature will drop each time you put a new strip in. (I did mine in 2 batches)
  5. Clean cooling rack and place on top of a cookie sheet. Putting the fried chicken on a cooling rack will keep it from steaming and will ensure your strips remain crunchy!
  6. Remove chicken once it’s golden brown and the middle has reached a temperature of 165 degrees and place on cooling rack to keep crispy. Sprinkle with salt. (You can also heat your oven to 200* and place chicken in the oven to keep warm while you finish cooking the remaining strips).

We enjoyed our chicken strips with a dipping sauce made with 2 tbsp mayo, 1 tsp dijon mustard, and a dash of hot sauce. We also doused them with Crystal Hot Sauce! We have leftovers and I’m totally thinking about making my keto waffles to go alongside them for dinner. YUM!!

$10 Walmart Special-Fleece Pullover

You read that right! This adorable fleece pullover is available at Walmart right now for only $10!! It comes in a cute camo print, too! I sized up 2 sizes to a large because I wanted an oversized, baggy fit. Walmart is really stepping up it’s game and is quickly becoming one of my fave places to shop!! It’s not available for delivery so, but you can check your local store to see if they have your size in stock!

My beanie is Amazon Prime and you get 2 for $18!! Check them out below!

Beanie

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you love Pumpkin Cheesecake or Pumpkin Pie and you’re living the keto lifestyle, then you must make this pie! It tastes EXACTLY like a regular pie, if not better! You can make a regular pumpkin pie by just omitting the cream cheese in the mix!

Ingredients:

CRUST:

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 egg

FILLING:

  • 15 oz Pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup powdered monkfruit
  • 3 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz full fat cream cheese, softened (optional)

Instructions:

CRUST:

  1. Mix dry ingredients with the melted butter in a medium size bowl.
  2. Add 1 egg and mix into a dough ball.
  3. Spread dough into a pie pan with your hands, making sure you press dough up the edge.
  4. Pre bake pie crust before adding the filling in the oven at 375* for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Set aside to cool.

FILLING:

  1. Reduce oven to 325*.
  2. Beat all ingredients together in a large bowl at medium-low speed, until smooth. (Do not overmix.)
  3. Pour filling into the crust and gently tap on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the pie is set but still a little jiggly, like a custard. (Check on the pie after 20 minutes to ensure the crust is not burning. If it’s starting to darken, cover the crust with aluminum foil for the remainder of the baking time.
  5. Cool completely on the counter and then refrigerate at least an hour before slicing!

ENJOY!

Beanies, glasses, and hair….OH MY!

I’m pretty sure I’ve worn a beanie for the last week, but they’re just too cute and go with every outfit! You can get 2 for around $18 on Amazon Prime or 1 for around $10 and they come in several different colors! So cute with the pom on top!

Justin and I still love our blue light blocking glasses! We wear them everyday as we both work on computers most of the day, but they’re super cute to wear even when you’re not using a device! They’re super affordable and also come in different styles!

I curled my hair with my favorite wand ever and this is a day after I curled it!! I used the 25mm titanium wand from L’ange! If your hair doesn’t hold a curl, then you need to get your hands on this wand. I will go 3-4 days without washing my hair (this is why I love hats and beanies) and my hair still has curls! It’s the BEST!! I also love the Marula Oil for the ends of my hair to keep them looking healthy and shiny! Add these to your Christmas wish list or gift them to someone special!

Beanie

Blue Light Blocking Glasses (Leopard)

Spanx Leggings

L’ange Hair Wand– 25mm Titanium Wand

Abercrombie Black Friday Sale Pt. 2

This sweater is also from Abercrombie and it might be my new favorite sweater of the season! It’s thick, such great quality, it looks so cute with leggings, and I love the long sleeves! Again, my Spanx Faux Leather leggings are on sale which never, ever happens! You can either purchase them at Nordstrom or on the spanx website!! This is such a good deal for Spanx!!! My beanie is also from A&F!

Sweater- wearing a medium

Spanx– wearing a small

Beanie

L’ange Flat Iron– Le Reve