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Keto Bacon-Wrapped Ranch Brussels Sprouts

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Keto Bacon-Wrapped Ranch Brussels Sprouts are so delicious it just feels wrong! These little babies make the perfect keto appetizers. Make sure you grab yours before they leave the kitchen because they won't last long. Like this recipe? You'll love our Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles

Keto and Unprocessed Foods:

When you first start on the keto program, you may be tempted to take advantage of many of the keto marketed products. There are a wide variety of packaged items that are specifically manufactured to be sold to keto dieters. These include keto snacks, keto baking products, and keto substitutes (like pasta or bread). While it may be enticing to fill your shopping cart with all of these goodies, its best for your diet and for your health to use them sparingly.

One of the critical things to remember about the keto diet is its focus on raw, unprocessed foods. The focus of the keto diet, as shown by the keto diet food pyramid, is fresh vegetables and fresh meats. Added into the mix are natural cheeses, a selection of fruits and, eventually, whole, unprocessed grains. There arent any packaged meats, canned vegetables, or instant anything.

There is a reason that the keto food pyramid shows these foods in their raw states. There are significant health benefits in minimally processed foods. Fresh, whole foods retain more vitamins and nutrients than foods that have been through chemical and industrial processing. Manufactured foods are more likely to be tainted with chemical additives that can cause a whole host of problems.

Raw, fresh food ingredients provide the best basis for a healthy diet. Many dieters rely on foods that are technically allowed on the plan, but not good for health. One example is bacon. Many people on the keto diet consume lots of bacon. In fact, many use it as a daily part of their protein foods. However, bacon contains high amounts of sodium nitrite, an ingredient that is known to cause cancer. The more bacon they eat, the more they expose themselves to this chemical and many others. Choosing nitrate-free bacon or self butchered bacon is the best option. While I love sharing bacon recipes, I recommend you eat store-bought nitrate filled bacon sparingly. 

Keto diet books recommend unprocessed, unrefined, and non-manufactured foods. If people follow these recommendations, they will lose weight and experience health transformations. By eating fresh and, natural foods, youíll be providing your body with the nutrients that you need to have optimum health.

Back to those packaged and processed low-carb foods. Technically, they are part of the low-carb program. They can be used in moderation as substitutes for your favorite carbohydrate-heavy foods. In a pinch, low-carb bread and baked goods can help you get over cravings and add variety to your keto diet plan. However, one look at the labels of these products shows how chemically processed these items can be.

It is recommended that you use these products sparingly. In some individuals, low-carb packaged items cause carbohydrate cravings. This can make staying on a diet even more difficult. If you find that low-carb processed foods make you want to binge on carb-heavy foods, then its best that you stay away from these products. These products may also have hidden carb counts that will increase your daily carbohydrate level without you realizing it.

If you are experiencing a stall in your weight loss on the keto plan, re-evaluate your menu. Are you eating a lot of unprocessed and unrefined foods? If you've been eating too many low-carb processed foods, you may be consuming hidden carbs and eating more than necessary. Try eliminating these and focusing your diet on unprocessed and unrefined foods.

When you go grocery shopping, spend time along the outer rim of the store where the fresh, unprocessed foods are. This will help you avoid the temptation of packaged foods that can lead your diet astray.

You may need to rely on packaged meats, vegetables, and fruits from time to time. We lead busy lives, and convenience foods are part of life. Understandably, you may need to use some canned soup, bacon, or canned vegetables in your daily life. However, make an effort to concentrate your dietary efforts on a wide variety of fresh, unprocessed foods. Your health and weight loss efforts will be greatly rewarded.

Remember, always talk to a medical professional before starting a diet or choosing foods to include in your diet. 

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Ranch Brussels Sprouts:

Did you know that some people hate Brussels sprouts? If you love it, you may find it hard to believe, but it's true, and it's written in our DNA. Much like thinking cilantro tastes like soap, people who don't like Brussels sprouts tend to detest the taste because to them it's super bitter. Before I did my DNA nutrition profile, I honestly thought my husband (who hates Brussels sprouts) was just being a pain in the butt, but it looks like there is a scientific reason he doesn't enjoy cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, or cabbage! Who knew?!  For those weirdos, you can make something a little less bitter like Keto Garlic Baked Asparagus

This is also interesting, considering parents often force kids to eat foods they don't like. We think they are "picky" when in actuality we may be torturing their taste buds! 

If you like these but want to mix it up try these Keto Roasted Bacon Herb Brussels Sprouts

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Ranch Brussels Sprouts Ingredients:


Makes 4 servings (5 bacon wrapped brussels sprouts)
6 Net carbs/serving

20 Brussels sprouts
10 Slices of bacon cut in half
1 Tbsp. Ranch seasoning
1 Tbsp. Olive oil

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Ranch Brussels SproutsDirections:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Trim the bottoms of the brussels sprouts, and remove the outer leaves.

3. Place the brussels sprouts into a mixing bowl, and add in the olive oil and Ranch seasoning. Toss to combine and coat thoroughly.

4. Wrap half of a piece of bacon around each seasoned brussels sprout.


5. Place the wrapped brussels sprouts with the bacon seam side down on a baking rack set inside of a high sided baking sheet or dish.

6. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the brussels sprouts are tender.
7. Serve with a side of ranch dressing if desired.

Yield: 4 Servings

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Ranch Brussels Sprouts:

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Ranch Brussels Sprouts:

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Ranch Brussels Sprouts are so delicious it just feels wrong! These little babies make the perfect keto appetizers. Make sure you grab yours before they leave the kitchen because they won't last long. Like this recipe? You'll love our Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 Brussels sprouts
  • 10 Slices of bacon cut in half
  • 1 Tbsp. Ranch seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

    2. Trim the bottoms of the brussels sprouts, and remove the outer leaves.

    3. Place the brussels sprouts into a mixing bowl, and add in the olive oil and Ranch seasoning. Toss to combine and coat well.

    4. Wrap half of a piece of bacon around each seasoned brussels sprout.

    5. Place the wrapped brussels sprouts with the bacon seam side down on a baking rack set inside of a high sided baking sheet or dish.

    6. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the brussels sprouts are tender.

    7. Serve with a side of ranch dressing if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 715mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 13g

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