2 Keto-Friendly Recipes to Try this Weekend (Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Soup & Berries and Cream Dessert)

Today, we're sharing two keto-friendly recipes that are both indulgent and creamy in taste, while not straying too far from the strict guidelines that fall within the ketogenic diet. 



The day Adam asked me to try the ketogenic diet, we sat and read e-books and cookbooks together for hours that day.

Looking into the benefits of eating this specific diet as well as what kinds of ingredients were included and encouraged to enjoy provided us with an overwhelming amount of information. But, after learning the overall basis of the keto diet and how it works (as well as why someone would choose to regulate their diet in this way), we agreed that we wanted to give it a shot and see how we felt while eating with this new lifestyle.

Like any major lifestyle change, switching to a ketogenic diet had its challenges. But in time, we started learning ways to enjoy the kinds of foods we liked but in a different way. Along the way, we both noticed how it changed our day and how it made us feel, which is why we have endured eating this strict diet. Now, with that said, I am a gal who loves food because it tastes good and not because of its nutrients. Sure, I want to get the necessities into my diet. But, every now and then, I just crave something that tastes comforting, creamy, and a little bit indulgent.

Whether you are adapting to a keto diet, or if you're looking to try out some new tasty recipes this weekend, both Adam and I enjoy this slow cooker chicken bacon soup recipe along with this berries and cream recipe for dessert!

Slow Cooker, Creamy Keto Chicken Bacon Soup


Ingredients: 
  • 4 pieces of boneless chicken thighs, pre-cooked and chopped
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 cups of shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 3 1/2 cups of chicken bone broth
  • 6 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon of crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley, chopped
Directions:
  1. Prepare and cook the chicken, bacon, and mushrooms and set aside. Save and set aside 2 slices of cooked bacon for garnish.
  2. In a large slow cooker, combine the chicken, bacon, mushrooms, water, heavy whipping cream, almond milk, chicken bone broth, celery, pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Mix well.
  3. Set the soup on low-medium heat for 6-8 hours.
  4. Garnish finished bowls of soup with parsley and bacon. Serve warm and enjoy!



Keto Splurge - Berries and Whipped Cream


Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of raspberries
  • 2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Directions:
  1. Using a hand mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream just until it peaks (it should appear soft and fluffy). 
  2. Pour the vanilla extract over the mixture, and gently mix it in just enough so the flavor is dispersed but careful to not over mix it to get too firm. 
  3. Serve it immediately with fresh berries and enjoy!



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18 comments

  1. my sister did keto and looks amazing and i tried it a few times but i think i really should start up again! these meals look DELICIOUS and super easy to make!

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  2. I like everything about this recipe and would make it for my family. We don't use almond milk we use regular fresh cows milk would be what I would change up.

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  3. I am not on Keto currently but I would like to have a splurge meal or treat away from my current diet plan and I think I will enjoy this Berries and Whipped Cream without any guilt.

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  4. Looking forward to trying both of these recipes. The soup looks so savory. I know my family would love it.

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  5. Both recipes sound really good to me. I tend to eat the berries without cream quite often but I'm not following any type of diet.

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  6. I am always on the lookout for new slow cooker recipes. That slow cooker bacon soup is definitely one I need to make soon.

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  7. Oh yum, these both look amazing! I love when I can have bacon. And this dessert is the best. I love when I can have berries in a dessert.

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  8. What wonderful comfort food to try out this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing these two yummy recipes!

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  9. I have got to try out the keto diet. With spring here I have got to lose those last few pounds and these recipes look amazing

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  10. Yum! I didn't know with the keto diet I could still have my fruit and eat it too! :) The soup looks amazing and now I've got to learn more about this diet! :)

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  11. I don't know much about the keto diet. Thank you for sharing all this information, I know it's popular right now.

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  12. We are on the keto diet too, maybe a bit more lazy than you, but we have seen great benefit and we love the recipes, like that soup!!

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  13. Where were these recipes when I was doing KETO? I will have to try them now (minus the chicken since I don't eat meat).

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  14. I know so many friends who are doing the keto diet right now. I need to send this post to them since they are always looking for new tasty keto recipes.

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  15. Chicken Bacon Soup sounds like a really delicious dinner recipe. You won me over with the Berries and Whipped Cream! Thanks for sharing your recipes with us!

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  16. I am not on a keto diet but I can't say NO to these delicious recipes! Both looks so good and yummy!

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  17. I'm not into Keto diet, but I know I'd truly enjoy that Keto Splurge - Berries and Whipped Cream recipe. Yum! -Lynndee

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  18. This looks like great recipes, Berries with whipped cream is excellent dessert idea. Love that chicken bacon soup also.

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