While there are plenty of delicious soup recipes out there that don’t need too much tweaking to accommodate a low carb diet, some traditionally hearty soups require a little bit more finagling. Potato soup, for example, is about as high carb as it comes, so a pretty major overhaul needs to take place. The first step is replacing the potatoes with something just as creamy and flavorful: cauliflower.

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I am a little confused about beating the egg whites with a hand mixer. I used 12 large egg whites as the recipe says. However, I did not add cream of tartar as I have none. I have been beating these egg whites for almost 40 minutes with an electric hand mixer and I still have not yet come to the consistency as your photo shows for stiff egg whites. So my questions are, is this amount of time normal for beating the egg whites? And what amount of time would you recommend if this is not the normal amount of time?

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My bread came out a teeny bit “eggy”…which wasn’t bad, I still enjoyed it. Maybe some egg yolk made it in the batter??? Anyway, the slight egginess made me think of French toast. So with the last few pieces, that’s what I made. I mixed an egg, heavy cream, and a little vanilla to coat the bread…used browned butter to sub for syrup…then topped off with Swerve confectioners sugar. It was delicious!

I wasn't sure exactly what to expect with this cookbook as it is written by a relative newcomer to the Keto Cookbook scene (though she's been around a while with her wonderful website). When the book arrived, I flipped through quickly and was heartened to see some new recipes I hadn't seen in any of the other keto cookbooks! That's a great start! Also, the front matter that talks about what Keto is and other tips, while plenty explanatory for a newbie, doesn't take up too much of the book, for those of us who already know that stuff.

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Julian Bakery Paleo Bread. Julian Bakery makes loaves of bread that are made out of coconut flour or both coconut flour and almond flour. Both varieties have 1 gram of net carbs per slice and are paleo friendly and gluten free. You can usually find Julian Bakery Paleo Bread at your local health food store or if you can’t find it there, just order it from their website.

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This open-faced burger is a great way to serve up a fast lunch or dinner without worrying about a bun substitute. Ground beef patties seasoned with taco flavoring are served up with avocado, lettuce, pickled jalapenos, and pepper jack cheese. A drizzle of olive oil across the top ties the whole thing together! This recipe is a bit calorie-heavy, so it may be best suited for those of you who like to practice intermittent fasting. If you need to adjust the macros down you can easily do this ...

Hi Howard, You’re right that this bread doesn’t rise much – the volume comes mostly from whipping the egg whites. If the whites fell too much, the bread might not be tall enough. But even if they didn’t, it might still be shorter than some other tall bread loaves. Feel free to multiply the recipe by 1.5 if you prefer a taller loaf. I’m glad you liked the flavor and texture!


I am a little confused about beating the egg whites with a hand mixer. I used 12 large egg whites as the recipe says. However, I did not add cream of tartar as I have none. I have been beating these egg whites for almost 40 minutes with an electric hand mixer and I still have not yet come to the consistency as your photo shows for stiff egg whites. So my questions are, is this amount of time normal for beating the egg whites? And what amount of time would you recommend if this is not the normal amount of time?

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I have an EXTREMELY ignorant question…. Does tenting mean you just cover it? Or do you actually make it look like a little tent and keep the ends open so the air can get it? I just made this, and just covered it. The bread looked AWESOME after the first 40 minutes but then after covering it it came out a lot flatter. First slice was still pretty yummy, even though I probably should have cooked it a little longer. THANKS!!

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Hi Kaylee, I’ve substituted raw sunflower seeds ground dry in my bullet for almonds. I found it to taste better. Expect the color to be similar to the color of the seeds. I sub 113g sunflower seeds for every 1 cup of almond flour. As for eggs, shop around. I get pastured eggs for berween $4 to $6.50. Usually, on sale. Like this week, sprouts has buy 1get one free so that’s 2 dozens for $6.50. Even Publix to my surprise will mark down their pastture raised eggs to $3.50/dozen.

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Not only does the pumpkin give this bread a beautiful orange hue, but it provides you with a great source of Vitamin A and many other eye, skin, and lung protecting carotenoids as well. The coconut milk used in this keto recipe will give you some energy-boosting saturated fats called medium chain triglycerides, and the almond flour will help you meet your fiber, protein, and mineral needs for the day.


Blondies are chewy and gooey like brownies, but their flavor is less cocoa and more butterscotch. To replicate that classic blondie flavor in our Keto Skillet Blondies, without using traditional brown sugar, we used a combination of almond extract and and vanilla. Invite your friends over for dinner and serve this warm skillet with a scoop of keto-friendly ice cream. Everyone, grab a spoon and dig in to just 5.25g of carbs per serving!
Alyssa, one more thing. Both the bowl and the beaters need to be spotlessly clean. If there is one hint of oil anywhere the whites will not beat properly. Nicole is correct about not using a plastic bowl. Plastic will even absorb oil to say nothing of the microscopic amounts that get into the surface when it’s scratched. When baking it is always best to use a metal or glass bowl for all of your mixing.
I made this the other day and it’s delicious, I’m able to slice the bread and put it in the toaster. However, my bread did not rise. I’m at high altitude and normally have to back off on leavening, but I followed the recipe as is. Do you suppose I should increase the baking powder? I’m assuming the yeast is there more for flavor, since there is no time for it to rise.

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I tried this recipe and it is not at all easy to incorporate 1/2 the egg whites in the food processor. When attempting to pulse just 2-3 times, only part of the egg whites incorporated, leaving 1/2 the whipped egg whites still sitting at the top of the mixture. I then had to use a spatula to force it down and pulsed 3 more times and ended up with a heavy batter because the egg whites completely fell. Then trying to fold the mixture into the rest of the egg whites was like trying to fold in cookie dough. The result was a loaf of baked eggs whites that had clumps of batter in the middle.

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Hi I made the Easy paleo keto bread 5 ingredients. It was moist, texture was good but it didn’t turn out completely white, more like a pale yellow and the crust was overdone. I opted for honey as my sweetner because this bread is for my nephew who has autism and we want to keep it as natural as possible. I baked the bread exactly at 325 for 40mins uncovered and then another 40mins covered (tent). What could I do next time to achieve a white bread with golden crust? 

Made this bread yesterday. I was very sceptical whether it would seem like bread. I do not have a food processor. So I mixed the dry ingredients by hand. And folded the first half into them. Then I folded the ingredients as per the recipe and I was very pleasantly surprised. It turned out great and I will make it again. As for the egg yolks I made scrambled eggs and had them with my new bread for breakfast.

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The best part about this bread is that it makes it so much easier to eat a low carb diet. Yes, there are some savage beasts (joking) that don’t miss bread at all and are happy to just eat bacon seven times a day, but if you’re anything like me, bread was a staple of your diet growing up and you still have a look of yearning in your eyes when they drop that bread basket in the middle of the table at family dinner. I feel your pain. This low carb bread recipe is your shoulder to cry on.

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This open-faced burger is a great way to serve up a fast lunch or dinner without worrying about a bun substitute. Ground beef patties seasoned with taco flavoring are served up with avocado, lettuce, pickled jalapenos, and pepper jack cheese. A drizzle of olive oil across the top ties the whole thing together! This recipe is a bit calorie-heavy, so it may be best suited for those of you who like to practice intermittent fasting. If you need to adjust the macros down you can easily do this ...

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Hi Anita, I double checked my carton egg whites. 3/4 cup of egg whites is equivalent to 4 large whole eggs, not 4 large egg whites. Mine has a chart for converting whole eggs, and the conversion for egg whites only is below the chart. It says 2 tablespoons of liquid egg whites are equivalent to the egg white of 1 whole egg. So, 12 large egg whites would be 24 tablespoons, or 1 1/2 cups as written in the recipe. Hope this helps!

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Boiled, stuffed, shredded, or baked, cabbage is such an incredibly versatile veggie. Naturally low in carbohydrates, did you know cabbage is perfect for Keto-friendly dumplings or pasta? You can use it as a wrapper for your favorite protein or just shred it for a super simple salad. To get your creative cabbage juices flowing, we’ve put together our list of top Keto-friendly cabbage recipes.

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Theresa, Thanks so much for your comment! We aren’t sure what you mean though; our recipe above calls for 2 cups (224g) of almond flour, which is the same measurement you mentioned from the brand you use (112g per 1 cup X 2 cups = 224g). It may be helpful to reach out to a particular almond flour manufacturer if you have a product-specific question. We hope this helps and happy keto baking!

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This was so yummy! Great for sandwiches. I’m a total amateur when it comes to baking and I was so sure I’d messed this up. The instructions seem a little intimidating- I usually avoid all recipes that even involve separating eggs. I don’t have a hand mixer so used my immersion blender in too wide/flat of a bowl for fluffing the eggs, so they didn’t get thoroughly “fluffed.” But despite that, the consistency of the bread was great. It was just shorter than I’d have expected. So happy I tried this! Great instructions and tips.
Hi Kaylee, I’ve substituted raw sunflower seeds ground dry in my bullet for almonds. I found it to taste better. Expect the color to be similar to the color of the seeds. I sub 113g sunflower seeds for every 1 cup of almond flour. As for eggs, shop around. I get pastured eggs for berween $4 to $6.50. Usually, on sale. Like this week, sprouts has buy 1get one free so that’s 2 dozens for $6.50. Even Publix to my surprise will mark down their pastture raised eggs to $3.50/dozen.

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I had the same problem. Everything blended beautifully, rose in oven, then fell. Toothpick came out clean after 45 min of baking. I let it cool and then cut into it this morning and it has raw spots throughout the loaf. I am so disappointed because I killed a dozen eggs to make it and really don’t want to do it again. I wonder if the oven needs to be warmer and the cooking time needs to be increased?
While there are plenty of delicious soup recipes out there that don’t need too much tweaking to accommodate a low carb diet, some traditionally hearty soups require a little bit more finagling. Potato soup, for example, is about as high carb as it comes, so a pretty major overhaul needs to take place. The first step is replacing the potatoes with something just as creamy and flavorful: cauliflower.
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