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Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions If anyone has gone to a Brazilian steakhouse, they know that they serve a lot more than steak. One of my favorite items that’s often on the menu is the hunks of pork, covered in garlic and Parmesan.  I’m sure […]

Freshly Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Freshly Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Freshly Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad Caprese salad is the quintessential Italian dish. It screams the very definition of what Italian cuisine preaches, which is use the best ingredients while keeping it simple. I do not eat tomatoes often, as they are quite carby, so when […]

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps

I’ve heard about how amazing those little broccoli crisps at Trader Joe’s, but I refuse to buy something I can easily make…so voila.  Here’s a quick and easy recipe for some Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps.  This recipe is actually super simple.  and can be done in a normal oven, but will take much longer.  Take a look at my Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips Recipe for some tips on how to dehydrate veggies in the oven.

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps | Fat to Fit Chick

But Why Use an Air Fryer?

Air fryers are awesome. they are not fryers however.  First of all, if you are wondering, an airfryer is basically a mini convection oven:  A convection oven heats like a normal oven, but circulates air by way of a fan. this circulation of air keeps the humidity low, and in turn, will give you a crisper “fried” like exterior on certain items.  Plus, it cooks your meals quickly, which I’m all about on weeknights.

I know if you’re keto, you may prefer to deep fry thinks, which is fine, but frying is definitely more caloric and I am trying to keep my calories as low as possible.  Plus, if you’re also a Bariatric patient like me, you may be a little sensitive to fats.

The Air fryer, if used at a lower temp, can also replicate a dehydrator, and if used in between, give you a bit of the best of both worlds.  Okay, enough about Air Fryers, hope you enjoy the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Crowns of Broccoli
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil; enough to coat lightly
    • I honestly used closer to 1 tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp of Tajin
    • Tajin is a blend of Mexican chilies & lime

Not super keen on lime?  Try changing it up these seasonings.  I promise you, they will all be delicious.

As for the Steps…..

Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces.

Coat in oil and then spices.

Set air fryer to 200 degrees for 30-35 mins.

Let cool for 20-30 mins (or don’t), and enjoy!  Do you have any other seasoning

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps | Fat to Fit Chick

suggestions or requests? Let me know in the comments!

 

Just A Quick Note:

As with all dehydrated veggies, this isn’t going to yield a ton of crisps.  You may want to double or even triple this recipe if you’d like to have a decent amount saved!  Just a thought.

 

 

 

Sizzling Goat Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sizzling Goat Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sizzling Goat Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms I have seen a lot of keto stuffed mushroom recipes, but usually they consist of cheddar cheese and ground meat.  So instead of the norm, I wanted to give you these Italian inspired stuffed mushrooms.  The goat cheese […]

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Chicken satay is one of my favorite Thai foods, minus curry of course.  By default, it’s pretty keto friendly, but sometimes they add some ingredients that aren’t so ketogenic.  Here is a great recipe for a very filling dish. […]

Zesty Low Carb Spanish Cauli Rice

Zesty Low Carb Spanish Cauli Rice

Zesty Low Carb Spanish Cauli Rice

Here is the accompanying side dish to my favorite Mexican, keto go-to recipe:  No-Tortilla Chicken Chili Verde Enchilada Bake.  It tastes delicious, it’s very easy to make, and it packed with authentic Mexican flavors.  Even if you aren’t keto, this is such a healthy alternative to traditional Mexican rice. You can’t even tell the difference!  If you haven’t tried cauli rice then be sure to give this recipe a try!

The star of this dish is the Knorr Caldo de Tomate.  It’s basically a powedered tomato stock that really makes this dish stand out.  I believe it also has some chicken flavoring in it which only enhances the flavor.  It should be available at most grocery stores, and isn’t expensive and is just packed with flavor.

Side note:  I am sorry for the image on this post, apparently I didn’t take any photos of just the cauli-rice on it’s own, but you can still get a good idea of how the dish should look.

None the less, enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of Cauliflower shredded or package riced cauliflower
  • 1 cube of Knorr Caldo de Tomate
    • This here is what makes this dish delicious and authentic
    • You could try subbing it for tomato paste, and chicken bullion
  • 1 carrot diced (optional)
  • 1/4 C frozen peas(optional)
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 C water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

To begin, set a large sautee pan to medium heat, and then add the olive oil and carrots.  Saute for a few mins until the carrots are tender.

Add the cauliflower and cook for 5 mins.

Next, add the tomatoes, water, and Caldo de Tomate.  Simmer until reduced.

Once water is evaporated, add the spices and peas and continue to cook, stirring reguarly to avoid burning.

Finally, serve with my favorite keto-approved enchiladas and enjoy!