17 delicious keto Instant Pot recipes

first_imgJosh Miller/CNET If you find yourself in a conversation about health, weight loss or nutrition, you’re likely to hear at least one person say “keto.” Keto is the colloquial nickname for the ketogenic diet, which involves cutting out virtually all carbohydrates — and replacing those calories with fat — in an attempt to push your body into ketosis. When your body reaches ketosis, it burns fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. Many people use keto as a way to lose weight, lower blood sugar and promote overall health. While the diet is pretty restrictive, there’s no shortage of evidence-based claims that support it. Cutting carbs isn’t the best approach for everyone, but if you’ve found success on keto or are looking to try it, you can ramp up your keto meal plan with these 17 keto Instant Pot recipes.  Read more 0 Keto Instant Pot breakfast recipesOn keto, gone are the days of slurping sugary milk after eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes. But not gone are the days of enjoying a hearty, soul-nourishing breakfast. Instant Pot keto blueberry muffinsDid someone say muffins… on keto?! Beauty and The Foodie did. With just two net carbs per muffin (net carbs means total carbs minus fiber), you can enjoy these muffins as a side to scrambled eggs or eat a couple as a meal on their own. You’ll use coconut flour, unsweetened almond milk and an alternative sweetener to keep these muffins keto. Instant Pot Starbucks sous vide egg bites The tiny egg muffins in Starbucks’ glass cases will cost you a pretty penny, but they do taste good. Learn to recreate them at home with your favorite kind of cheese, pork or turkey bacon and heavy cream for a decadent morning treat. Instant Pot keto eggs BenedictThis recipe is really two-in-one: one for the keto muffins you’ll toast and use for the base of this eggs Benedict, and one for the eggs Benedict itself. The process for these keto eggs Benedict is a little much for weekday mornings, but would make for a great weekend breakfast. Keto Instant Pot lunch and dinner recipesContrary to popular belief, keto doesn’t have to equal restrictive. Many people picture keto dieters as eating chicken and broccoli meal after meal, but with a little creativity, your low-carb menu can be deliciously diverse. Instant Pot low-carb sweet and spicy barbecue wingsSticky, sweet and tangy, these barbecue chicken wings defy everything about the stereotypical image of keto (e.g., chicken and broccoli). You’ll make your own barbecue sauce with golden monk fruit sweetener, toss the chicken wings, and pop it all in your Instant Pot for 30 minutes. Keto Instant Pot chicken tikka masala A great keto meal prep recipe, this chicken tikka masala makes six servings in just 30 minutes. Eat on its own or serve with cauliflower rice or mash (recipes below). Instant Pot no-noodle lasagnaYou can still enjoy the robust flavors of Italy on a keto diet. This recipe comes together as a tasty mash of cheese, ground meat, tomato sauce and spices. Throw in some veggie noodles for more substance. Read more: How to use your spiralizer, plus 7 life-changing no-noodle recipesKeto Instant Pot buffalo chicken meatballsGo carb-free on game day with keto meatballs just as appetizing as something you might order from Buffalo Wild Wings. Doused in hot sauce and topped with chopped chives, these keto buffalo chicken meatballs will be a fan favorite at any potluck. Instant Pot broccoli and cheese soupTransport yourself back to Grandma’s kitchen with a hearty, keto broccoli cheese soup recipe. This version uses sharp cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses along with heavy whipping cream, and the result is a soup with just five net carbs and an impressive 12 grams of protein per serving. Keto Instant Pot smothered pork chops If you’re anything like me, your baked pork chops always come out overcooked or dry (just trying to avoid food-borne diseases!). It’s hard to go wrong in an Instant Pot, though: With the moisture trapped, these pork chops should come out juicy and flavorful.Keto Instant Pot side dish recipesInstant Pot bacon Brussels sproutsVegetables, particularly fibrous ones like Brussels sprouts, take forever and a day to roast or cook stovetop. As usual, Instant Pot comes to the rescue and cooks these bacon Brussels sprouts to perfection in just three minutes. Parmesan Instant Pot cauliflower mashWho needs potatoes? Not you, if you have some cauliflower and an Instant Pot. This cauliflower mash comes out with a consistency so close to mashed potatoes that you’ll forget you’re eating one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet. Instant Pot cilantro lime cauliflower riceBack again with the cauliflower, except this time it’s in rice form. Nutritious and versatile — what’s not to like? Keto Instant Pot dessert recipesPart of being on a keto diet means recreating carb-heavy favorites with low-carb ingredients, and that includes dessert, because no one should live life without dessert. Here are five keto Instant Pot dessert recipes that will have you going back for seconds, sans carb coma. Hungry for more info about carbs and nutrition? Learn how to calculate and track your macros.Keto Instant Pot pumpkin pieNo need to save pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. With your Instant Pot, you can enjoy low-carb, crustless pumpkin pie at any point in the year. An easy dump-and-go recipe, you’ll simmer all the ingredients in your Instant Pot and top with whipped cream once the pie is cool. Keto Instant Pot molten brownie cupsThese adorable, single-serve desserts are sweetened with erythritol, a type of sugar alcohol, and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. The gooey chocolate batter bakes in 6-inch ramekins for a few minutes. Serve warm for ultimate deliciousness. Keto Instant Pot spice cakeThere are just two net carbs in this keto spice cake, yet it comes out so sweet from warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg that you don’t even need a frosting or glaze. Instant Pot orange creamsicle custardSugar-free and zero-carb, this custard may be the ultimate keto dessert. Made with orange zest, full-fat coconut milk, stevia and collagen, these single-serve jars are perfect to have on hand for when your sweet tooth strikes. Instant Pot keto pecan pie cheesecakeThis definitely isn’t the simplest recipe out there, but it’s beyond worth the effort when you need a decadent treat and can’t opt for a carb-laden premade cheesecake. This recipe uses almond flour to replicate a traditional cheesecake crust and an erythritol for sugar-free sweetness. Want even more recipes? Try these 15 healthy Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the best paleo Instant Pot recipes. The 21 best paleo Instant Pot recipes Don’t cook these 5 foods in your Instant Pot Does the Instant Pot kill nutrients in your food? Healthy eating Small Appliances Post a comment Tags Share your voicelast_img read more

Second Attack on Store Owner Raises Security Questions

first_imgAfter more than 20 years in business, owners of the One Hour Valet at Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore, are strongly considering closing their doors, after a second attack in less than a year. The incident has other merchants at the mall questioning management’s commitment to their security.On July 11, around 6 p.m., Kyeong Lee, 60 says an individual jumped over the counter of her family’s dry cleaners located on the first floor of Mondawmin Mall. Fortunately, Lee was able to run to the front of the store, screaming, which apparently startled the potential robber and he fled. But, Lee was not so fortunate less than a year ago, when she says she believes the same person attacked her August 15, 2016.Mondawmin Mall in West BaltimoreAccording to Lee’s daughter Julie, her mother was punched in the head by the assailant causing a concussion, tied to a chair and choked her from behind while he demanded cash. He didn’t get money, but he allegedly stole Lee’s cell phone before fleeing the store. According to Julie Lee, the assailant manged to avoid video cameras and security guards on both occasions.“When my mother approached a mall security guard and grabbed him, his response to her was, `Get off my belt.’ They are not doing their job properly,” Julie Lee told the AFRO. She says the two incidents have shaken her mother badly. “It’s torture mentally, she just can’t handle it. Not knowing what’s going to happen is eating her alive,” Lee said.According to Julie Lee, Detective Green of the Baltimore Police Department provided satisfactory service during the first incident when her mother was assaulted in August 2016. However, Lee claims a member of BPD she identifies as Officer Krauss was less diligent in his investigation. He allegedly offered the Lees some advice to dissuade future assailants, `Get a dog,’ is what Julie Lees says the officer told her as well as her parents.Mondawmin Mall, the flash point of the Baltimore uprising in April 2015, following the death of Freddie Gray, is one of the oldest malls in America (it opened in 1956). Mall management would not respond to a request to be interviewed for this story, saying they could not comment on the incident involving Lee or the Mall’s security operations. However, other merchants have had questions about mall security since clashes between police and students erupted during the uprising.While reporting on this story, a security guard stopped by Lee’s establishment to check on her, and said he was ordered to increase the frequency of foot patrols in front of the store and others since the incident earlier this month.“What is a foot patrol every 10 minutes going to do?” exclaimed a business owner near One Hour Valet, who did not wish to be identified.  “That is the problem, whenever you need security, they are not there.  The people who come to rob you or shoplift, they know how security works.  They just wait until security has moved to another area,” the merchant added.“There should be security guards at the doors of our shops all the time,” said another business owner who did not want to be identified. “People who come honestly to shop will not be offended,” said the merchant.  “Traffic at the mall has not really picked up since the Freddie Gray incident. My shop is for established adults.  Many who came here before Freddie Gray, simply don’t come out to Mondawmin Mall anymore.”Local residents have divided views on Mondawmin.  Some young people like Gywnn Oaks resident Shaira Graham still supports the mall.“I feel like the mall is doing the best that they can. I like the fact that they are having community functions that attract the public,” she said. “That’s what brings the people together. They are opening up new stores and if they weren’t getting people out to shop, they’d be closed,” she added.Another Mondawmin merchant who has been operating for more than 20 years, says she doesn’t really see any major change in the mall’s atmosphere after the unrest. “It’s always been this way,” said the merchant, who also did not want to be identified.  “Things are happening here all the time…fights can break out at any time , robberies happen too often here. I see a different generation, doing the same stuff.”last_img