Tag: light meals

Keto Courgette Cheese Fritters with Spicy Tomato Relish

Keto Courgette Cheese Fritters

These courgette cheese fritters are enhanced by the addition of a spicy tomato relish, which really is the star of the show as it cuts through the richness and adds a spicy, sweet and acidic freshness. These fritters may be a little too rich and too high in protein to be served as a side dish, but they will make a great breakfast or light lunch option at 2.6g carbs per serving. Squeezing all the moisture from the grated courgettes is essential, and I used a piece of inexpensive muslin / cheesecloth to do this and I highly advise you do too. Enjoy this as a light meal, or a breakfast. Be sure to check out the other Breakfast ideas on the site.
 

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Carbs 2.6g | Fat 17g | Protein 13g
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Keto Cloud Bread

Keto Cloud Bread
Keto Cloud Bread

I want to start by saying I did not invent this ‘Cloud Bread’. I am sure there is a great story behind the concept, but I am ashamed to say I haven’t even researched what that story is – I simply wanted to give it a go myself and post my version of keto cloud bread. After a slightly failed first attempt (at trying other versions I saw online), I made it my mission to improve what I had seen drawing from my own experience in the kitchen. The recipe will make 6, but essentially this means 6 halves (in other words – 3 sandwiches / 3 burgers). If you want more, double the recipe and use a second tray when cooking. I must admit, it’s not my favourite ‘bread’ option, but worth a shot anyway as it may be yours. (Be sure to also check out the Breads section on this site for my other creations). These will keep well in the fridge for up to 2/3 days.
 

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Carbs 0.7g | Fat 10g | Protein 8.6g
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Brie Mushrooms with Red Onion Chutney (Keto)

Keto Grilled Brie Mushrooms

This lovely small meal of baked brie mushrooms can be served either as an appetiser for your next fancy dinner party, or enjoyed as a light meal along with some fresh salad leaves. The red onions are cooked down for a while on a very low heat, and their jammy sweetness balances the oozy Brie just perfectly. The general marrying of the two flavours are worth knowing, even for those that don’t like mushrooms. Some examples include Brie and onion jam keto sandwiches or toppings for grilled steak. And for those that LOVE the idea of a big, black mushroom – do this exact dish as it is written here and top your bun-less burger with it – you will never consider a bacon and Cheddar topping again!
 

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Carbs 4.5g | Fat 14g | Protein 8.1g
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Bacon, Prawn and Avocado Kebabs (Low-carb)

Bacon Prawn Avocado kebabs
Keto Bacon Prawn Avocado Skewers

These mini bacon, prawn and avocado kebabs are like someone said, “let’s take all the tastiest keto-friendly items and grill them on a skewer!” Bacon? “Yes please!” Prawns? “Yes please!” Avocado? “Now you are just showing off!” These are a little finicky to make, but so worth it in the end. A fun, tasty appetiser at your next braai (BBQ). Be sure to check out all the other Light meals & Appetisers on the site.
 

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Carbs 2.9g | Fat 30g | Protein 19g
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Keto Courgette and Brie Soup

Keto Courgette and Brie Soup
Keto Courgette and Brie Soup

Inspiration for this courgette and brie soup recipe came from my darling friend, Little Debbie Bryson who makes something similar at her sop-en-dop* birthday party every winter in Cape Town. Since moving to UK, I have sadly missed so many of them. This is for you LDB, I know it doesn’t compare to yours – but I slurped my version up with a longing lump in my throat. The recipe makes two hearty bowls, filling enough as a main meal, but you could make it stretch to 4 servings and enjoy it as a late-afternoon light meal (cup-of-soup) and halve the macros accordingly.
 

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Carbs 7.4g | Fat 31g | Protein 30g
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