Keto Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
KETO JALAPENO POPPERS RECIPE
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
The Standard American Diet (SAD) is predominately made up of carbohydrates and devoid of healthy fats, nourishing proteins and disease fighting non starchy veggies. A diet high in carbohydrates (like the SAD) causes our body to become efficient at burning carbohydrates for fuel but unfortunately inefficient at burning FAT for fuel. A diet higher in fat and lower in carbohydrates can actually cause the body to become more efficient at burning fat. Though it sounds counterintuitive; increasing fat intake can actually help you lose fat. Discover this keto jalapeno poppers recipe for a savory and satiating way to indulge while keeping your carbs and appetite in check!
Makes 6 servings (2 halves per serving)
6 jalapeno peppers
6 oz cultured cream cheese
½ cup shredded aged cheddar cheese
6 slices pasture raised bacon, cut in half
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the jalapenos in half and remove the seeds. Place the cream cheese and shredded cheddar in the food processor and pulse until combined. Scoop the cream cheese mixture into each jalapeno half and pack in with a spoon.
Wrap each jalapeno half in a half slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on the baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, until bacon is crisp. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
Nutrition facts serving: 183 Calories, 18g Fat, 3g Carbohydrates, 5g Protein
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