Chicken and Avocado simply mixed with Pesto flavoured mayonnaise served with green salad leaves or spinach makes a satisfying lunch to eat in or take to work. Total net carbs per portion is 2 g.
I have used chicken thighs in my recipe as I find they are tastier and cheaper than breast meat, however you can easily replace with breasts if this is your preference without changing the net carbs.
Avocado is so good for you as they are a great source of vitamins including C, E and K and other nutrients including potassium, beta-carotene and Omega-3. They are very low in sugar content and high in fibre which is ideal for making you feel full for longer.
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My next recipe for your barbecue is a low carb chicken kebab recipe. Chicken, and vegatables if you wish, marinated in a lemon, mustard and yoghurt sauce for an hour or so will keep the chicken moist whilst giving a light mustard flavour. Only 2g net carbs per portion.
Today I have only added chicken to my kebab sticks, however I often add onions, peppers, pineapple and mushrooms to my kebab sticks.
Chicken kebabs are great for the barbecue as they cook nice and quickly and it is very easy to see if they are undercooked in comparison to chicken legs.
Turkey or pork would be equally suitable for this recipe.
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Chicken and leek pie is not technically suitable for a low carb diet, but if you are trying to keep your daily diet low carb as part of your lifestyle and want a treat then using a small amount of filo pastry to top your meat and vegetables could be an acceptable replacement.
When I entertained recently I decided to use the same mixture as my leek and chicken soup for the base and then portioned out the top making sure I only gave myself 50 gm of filo pastry and my guests, who do not follow low carb diets, 100 gm. It really is a wonderful dish – as a treat.
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Continuing with my soup themed week, today I am sharing my Leek and Chicken Soup Recipe. A very simple recipe to use and delicious to eat either as a soup or as a Chicken and Leek Pie filling.
Using just 10 ingredients you can have this chunky soup ready to eat in under an hour. Only 12 g net carbs per serving.
I served mine with Fat Head Pizza dough rolls using the following recipe https://howtothisandthat.com/keto-fathead-rolls/
If you are entertaining and want to add a little more body to the sauce, you could add 150 ml of soured cream; however this will increase the carbs slightly and the calories significantly, something to consider if you are needing to keep an eye on these.
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