Sour Cream Keto Recipes
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Who would have thought that you could be on a diet, searching for sour cream based recipes? It sounds crazy, but certainly one of the greatest gifts of the Ketogenic diet is sour cream.
This full, fat, delicious ingredient creates some of the best keto recipes out there, and we have compiled a list of the best of the best. In case you are new to the scene, deciding whether a keto diet is right for you, the basics are as follows.
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What is a Keto diet, in a nutshell?
If you choose to follow a keto diet lifestyle, the vast majority (70% or higher) of your calories will come from fat. It seems incredible, but magic happens when fat intake is high, and carbohydrates are low.
The magic is called ketosis, and basically it means that your body is given the message that you are starving, despite the fact that you can have all the sour cream you want. Low carb intake means that your body goes into ketosis, and begins to burn fat as fuel for your daily caloric needs.
Keeping carbs to a minimum is key, because as long as your body can burn carbs for energy, it will leave the fat alone. After fat, most of the remaining calories you eat will come from proteins.
This leaves you plenty of delicious options for ingredients for your keto diet. When you combine these, you will have an array of delicious meals and snacks available to you, guilt free.
Meat and fish, full fat dairy, oils, and nuts are some of the ingredients you can use to create keto appropriate meals. Sound unhealthy?
It can, but, thankfully, many kinds of vegetables are keto appropriate as well, so you can round out your meals with salads, and add these veggies to your fat based meals, as long as they are low in carbs, meaning you can lose weight, while keeping your diet packed with fresh, wholesome vegetables.
Low Carb Sour Cream Beef Bake
Sour cream, beef, and cheddar cheese. With ingredients like these, what is not to love? This is a casserole that is really easy to put together.
The author substitutes cauliflower rice for the pasta, and, just like that, the recipe became keto friendly. If a casserole of melting cheese, sour cream, and plenty of hot steaming ground beef sounds comforting, consider this comfort food without the guilt. That is if you are following a keto diet!
This dish is perfect for chilly winter days. It’s very filling but low carbs means that you won’t feel stuffed once you have had your fill.
Low Carb Sour Cream Biscuits
Loving your keto diet weight loss, but missing the comforting taste of carbs? These low carb biscuits are made with keto friendly flour substitutes like almond flour and coconut flour, with plenty of sour cream, heavy cream, and butter to make them both high fat (suitable for a keto diet), and heavenly!
And the best part? Spreading as much butter over these steaming muffins as you like. For the taste of carbs without the weight gain, you can enjoy these biscuits for breakfast, or anytime.
Keto Lemon Sour Cream Muffins
Oh joy! For lemon lovers, and those with a sweet tooth, these are just the muffins you will love. Made with a keto friendly sweetener, rich sour cream, and plenty of lemony flavor, these muffins are just delicious.
Once again, keto veterans have learned to make almost anything low carb, using almond flour, coconut flour, and plenty of tasty fats like sour cream and butter.
Keto Sour Cream Parmesan Chicken
Coating chicken breasts in sour cream and parmesan cheese seals in the juices of the chicken, making tender cuts that bake in the oven. This recipe is so easy, and who would have thought to combine chicken breasts with sour cream?
Necessity is the mother of invention, so expect lots of inventive cuisine from keto foodie/chefs. When ingredients are limited, new possibilities are born. Enjoy this simple meal for everyday cooking, paring the chicken with cooked veggies or salad, to fit your mood and the weather.
Cauliflower Casserole with Sour Cream
The great thing about casseroles is that everything goes in one pan in the oven, so cooking is simplified. They are also great to reheat, so they can be prepared in advance.
Cauliflower provides the bulk, and gives a texture and flavor very similar to carbs like potatoes and rice. With loads of sour cream, cheese, and bacon bits, the flavor is all there, even if the carbs are not.
Sour Cream Blueberry Crumb Cake
If this is keto eating, I’m in! Nut flours, substitute sweeteners, blueberry goodness. And let’s not forget our star, sour cream.
You won’t believe you are eating keto, and neither will your guests. This dessert makes a perfect addition at the end of a dinner party, as it is beautiful as well as delicious. A crumb topping just adds to the beauty and flavor of this lovely dessert.
Keto Chocolate Sour Cream Muffins
Just grab the recipe and ignore the Christian programming on this site, unless it floats your boat. The wonderful thing about baking with sour cream is the moistness that it imparts to the batter.
These chocolaty muffins are super moist and decadent. Make them ahead of time and freeze individually for chocolate emergencies!
So here is an introduction to sour cream keto cooking. We have included both savory meals, and “sweet”, to give you an idea of the range of possibilities when working with sour cream. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
Maybe your recipe will catch on, and be featured in our next article about sour cream keto recipes. With ingredients like this, it’s hard to go wrong.See the full recipe here.