‘Tis the season for impressive meats, and ham is certainly one of the classics. Tender, savory and salty, it’s easy to love—and, thankfully, easy to prepare.
Store-bought hams are typically cured either with nitrites or celery powder and smoked. Since the ham is already cooked, you’re essentially adding flavors you’d like and warming it before serving. Look for a ham without glazes, and with minimal ingredients or added sugar. Ask your local butcher or farmer what they’d recommend. Brands like Pederson’s or Niman Ranch can be found in stores and are part of the Certified Humane Raised & Handled program. Pederson’s also sells a sugar-free ham that is Whole30® approved.
The best appetizers should be a surprising, satisfying confluence of flavor and texture—in a single mouthful. Yes, it’s a bit of a tall order, isn’t it? Nevertheless, we think the salty, crisp bite of these bacon-wrapped water chestnuts deliver exactly that. Did we mention the sweet-savory tang of teriyaki is there, too?
But maybe we had you at the word bacon….
Can a party spread ever have enough bacon-wrapped delicacies? We didn’t think so….
While many bacon appetizers go full-on savory, we like the natural sweetness of this one. The contrasts of tastes is enough to inspire, but this one’s a symphony of texture, too. The softness of date with the cream of blue cheese and crunch of pecan all wrapped in chewy bacon can feel like a full meal in one mouthful. All is right with the world in that moment.
Sliders are always a welcome addition to the buffet lineup. A heartier appetizer option, they’re more like a mini meal, which is a relief to those who’ve had their share of typical cocktail fare the last few weeks. Thankfully, this “small bite” is both tasty and satisfying. We especially love the combination of tangy barbecue pulled pork and roasted sweet potato, slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. You’ll never go back to buns again after tasting this version.
Today we’re serving up a Primal+keto dinner you’ll put on the regular rotation for its flavor and ease: succulent pork tenderloin, made juicier and richer with a honey mustard marinade alongside a cool, crunchy broccoli salad with celery, radishes macadamia nuts and bacon.
Customize with your favorite marinade flavors as well as your veggies, nuts or seeds of choice. Midweek meals just got more delicious….
Breakfast: It’s perhaps the menu with the most stumbling blocks for those living low-carb. Eggs are great, but—let’s face it—get old without some variety. At times we may find ourselves missing the traditional breakfast classics we might have enjoyed at one point—even when we know they don’t fit our current health goals.
But who said keto was about deprivation? Not us, for sure. With a huge array of keto-friendly classic recipes, we’re hell-bent on showing the world just how great keto eating can be—with real food, full flavor and no compromises. So, back to breakfast now…. We dare you to bring this savory keto waffle breakfast sandwich to work—and see just how many people you convert.