The Skinny on Fat - Fats are the New Skinny

If you grew up in the ’60s, ’70s or ’80s, your brain was washed to believe that eating fats equaled being fat. The myth was that the fat we consumed would become the body fat we’d carry on our tummies and hips. That's about when the reduced-fat diet fad was born. Low-fat, non-fat and skim were the buzz words of the day and foods like yogurt, milk, cheese, mayonnaise, snack foods and salad dressing with these false promises began to line the store shelves. Labels promising weight loss due to fat reduction became the industry norm and consumers, excited at the thought of easy weight-loss, bought it like hotcakes. (Low-fat ones, of course.... ha!)

Popular brands of "Fat-Free" salad dressing appear to be “diet” foods, and the calories are not surprisingly low, but take a look at the carbs... 11 grams in just one serving for many brands! Then, look closely at the list of ingredients. Pretty long, huh? But, here’s the kicker… high fructose corn syrup is number 2 on the list... otherwise known as pure sugar!

Even worse are many brands of fat-free creamer. Corn syrup is one of the top ingredients listed. Sugar, sugar and more sugar!

Today, the myth behind the “miracle” has been dispelled. Unless you’ve been stuck in a time warp or hiding under a rock, you’ve heard the news surrounding a concept that completely runs in the face of those lies. The promise of lowering your body fat by lowering your nutritional fats has been scientifically disproved.

But if you haven’t heard the news, to put it simply, fatty food doesn’t create fatty figures. Carbs and sugar do!

The main idea of the ketogenic diet is to train your body to use dietary fats to reduce body fat! Sounds crazy but it’s true. You need to eat fat to burn it! The keto lifestyle flies in the face of all those low-fat myths.

On the keto diet, you eat 75% of your foods from fat, 20% from protein and 5% from carbs. This means that if you eat 1,200 calories in a day, you would consume about 60 calories from carbs, 240 from protein and 840 from fat. Let me say that in a different way… you need to eat foods containing healthy fats to burn body fat. Eliminating carbs from your diet and adding healthy fats (and a moderate amount of protein), forces your body to burn fat instead of carbs.

Strawberry Cannoli

  1. Cook frozen or thawed crust in a nonstick pan until flexible and lightly browned on both sides.
  2. Carefully remove your crust from the pan and place it onto a plate.
  3. Once cooled, add your jelly and whipped cream to half of the crust.
  4. Carefully roll up your cannoli, add additional desired toppings, and enjoy!

*Cooking times may vary so watch carefully

Mini Sweet Pepper Pizza

 
  1. Cook frozen crust in a nonstick pan on medium heat until lightly browned on both sides
  2. Carefully remove crust and place on a baking sheet
  3. Top your pizza as normal
  4. Bake at 425 until your cheese is melted and golden brown
  5. Carefully remove from oven.
  6. Cool, cut, & enjoy!

*Temperature/Cooking time may vary so watch carefully

Pepperoni & Parmesan Pizza

 
  1. Cook frozen crust in a nonstick pan on medium heat until lightly browned on both sides
  2. Carefully remove crust and place on a baking sheet
  3. Top your pizza as normal (add Fresh Parmesan last)
  4. Bake at 425 until your cheese is melted and golden brown
  5. Carefully remove from oven.
  6. Cool, cut, & enjoy!

*Temperature/Cooking time may vary so watch carefully

Garden Fresh Turkey Wrap

  1. Cook frozen or thawed crust in a nonstick pan until flexible and lightly browned on both sides.
  2. Carefully remove your crust from the pan and place it onto a plate.
  3. Add your ingredients/condiments to half of the crust.
  4. Carefully roll up your wrap, cut in half, and enjoy!

*Cooking times may vary so watch carefully

Keto Crab Cakes

 
Serve them alone, on a bed of fresh greens, or with a glass of Chardonnay and you're sure to enjoy the perfect summertime lunch or dinner.
  • 1 Cauliflower Keto Crust, lightly browned in a pan and blended/crumbled
  • 8 oz lump crab meat (drain and pat dry)
  • 2 tbs mayo
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Form 3-6 patties (depending on preferred size)
  3. Heat 1 tbs butter or ghee in a pan on med/high heat
  4. Pan-fry patties for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown
  5. Carefully remove from pan and place on a paper towel to drain excess butter or ghee
  6. Cool, plate, & enjoy!

Classic Breakfast Pizza

 
It doesn't get much better than crispy bacon and eggs-your-way to start off your day... or so we thought! Kick it up a notch by enjoying this classic breakfast as a guiltless pizza!
  1. Cook frozen crust in a nonstick pan on medium heat until lightly browned on both sides
  2. Carefully remove crust and place on a baking sheet
  3. Add shredded mozzarella and bake at 425 until your cheese is melted and golden brown
  4. Carefully remove from oven and top with cooked bacon and an egg cooked to your liking.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste!
  6. Cool, cut, & enjoy!

*Temperature/Cooking time may vary so watch carefully

Low Carb Chicken Pesto Pizza

 
With the abundance of fresh basil during the summer, it's the perfect time to find delicious and fresh pesto at your local markets! Let the pesto be the star of this delicious and fresh Chicken Pesto Pizza
  1. Cook frozen crust in a nonstick pan on medium heat until lightly browned on both sides
  2. Carefully remove crust and place on a baking sheet
  3. Add a few tablespoons of pesto & top your pizza as normal
  4. Bake at 425 until your cheese is melted and golden brown
  5. Carefully remove from oven.
  6. Cool, cut, & enjoy!

*Temperature/Cooking time may vary so watch carefully

Keto Ice Cream Sandwiches

 
The perfect summertime treat is just a scoop away!
  • 1 Chocolate Zucchini Keto Crust
  • Your favorite keto-friendly ice cream or frozen yogurt
  1. Thaw a Chocolate Zucchini Keto Crust for a few minutes then cut into 4 circles.
  2. Place a generous scoop of your favorite keto-friendly ice cream or frozen yogurt between 2 crust circles.
  3. Gently press down and enjoy!

Keto Lemon Bars

 
This light, bright, and zesty treat can be enjoyed as a dessert, midday snack, or even breakfast!
  • 2 Dessert Cauliflower Keto Crusts
  • 1/2 block cream cheese, softened
  • Fresh Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Lemon Zest from 1/2 lemon
  • Sweetener of choice to taste (we used monk fruit sweetener)
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  1. Crumble thawed crusts into fine pieces or use a food processor
  2. Mix crust crumbles with cream cheese, lemon juice, sweetener, and vanilla
  3. Press your mixture into a parchment-lined container and freeze until solid
  4. Cut into pieces and top with whipped cream and lemon zest
  5. Store in fridge and serve cold

*Temperature/Cooking time may vary so watch carefully