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Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding + Craveable Keto Cookbook Giveaway

This Paleo and Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious and healthy dessert or breakfast that comes together quickly and easily!

Paleo Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

I was so excited to receive a review copy of Craveable Keto Cookbook by my fellow blogger Kyndra from Peace, Love, and Low Carb. While I’m not keto, I do tend to eat low carb because my body feels best eating this way, so I couldn’t wait to dig into her amazing low carb recipes.

What I found was SO MUCH MORE. Not only is this cookbook filled with 145 delicious recipes, the other half of the book is jam packed with incredible resources about the ketogenic diet, Kyndra’s inspiring weight loss journey, 5 different weekly meal plans, as well as guides to snacking and navigating alcohol, how to stock your keto kitchen, and other helpful tips and tricks on transitioning to a low carb lifestyle. I couldn’t believe the amount of work and heart that Kyndra clearly poured into this book.

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There are SO many recipes I want to try in this cookbook, like Keto Everything Bagels, Buffalo Chicken Flatbread, Philly Cheesesteak Casserole, and Flourless Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I decided to start with something easy and simple with this keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding and share the recipe with you!

This Chia Seed Pudding is so chocolatey and decadent, I couldn’t believe it only has 2.5 grams of nets carbs per serving. The creamy pudding with the crunchy topping is just so addicting and it’s just a perfect healthy dessert when you are craving something sweet.

Giveaway time!

Before I share the recipe, I thought you might want to have a chance to grab this amazing keto/low carb resource! Enter below to win your very own FREE copy of Craveable Keto Cookbook:

This giveaway will be open for entry until February 4th at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced below and will also be contacted by email!

Can’t wait for the giveaway? You can purchase the cookbook HERE.

Hope you enjoy this Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding recipe, as a sneak peek of the cookbook!
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Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 19 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

This Paleo and Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious and healthy dessert or breakfast that comes together quickly and easily!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the milk, 1/4 cup of the coconut flakes, cocoa powder, erythritol, and vanilla extract in a blender. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.

  2. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the chia seeds and whisk vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Transfer the pudding to 4 individual serving bowls or cups and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hour. 

  4. Top with almonds, remaining 1/4 cup of coconut flakes, and chocolate chips, if desired, before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Tip: If you are not a fan of the texture of chia seeds, you can add them to the blender in Step 1 for a smoother consistency. 

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Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw) + Giveaway: Latin American Paleo Cooking

This paleo Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw) is refreshing and crunchy, and makes an amazing side dish for almost any meal!

Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw)

I love me a good, refreshing salad, and this curtido has been my go-to side dish for the past few days. The best thing about this Salvadoran spicy cabbage slaw is that the flavors get better and better the longer it sits, so I’ve been loving the leftovers and it goes great with just about anything.

This curtido is actually one of the many delicious dishes from the Latin American Paleo Cooking, a fabulous new cookbook written by my friend Amanda from The Curious Coconut with her mother-in-law, Milagros Torres. When I finally got my hands on the cookbook, I was delighted by all the beautiful looking recipes (I looooove Latin American cuisine) and bookmarked a bunch of pages to try out right away. All the dishes are authentic, allergen friendly (and mostly AIP!), and you can tell there was so much love and attention that went into the book.

I’ve already tried the Tostones (twice fried green plantains), which were so crispy and dangerously addicting. Other recipes I’m most excited for are:

  • “Queso” Blanco: Dairy-free cheese sauce… whaaat?
  • Pastelillos: A type of fried empanadas stuffed with meat
  • “Rice” Pudding: One of my favorite desserts, made grain-free!
  • Canoas de Plátanos Maduros: Meat-stuffed ripe plantains, which sounds like a magical combo to me.

So much care went into making each dish authentic as possible and I love that the book caters to so many food allergies.

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What you can find inside Latin American Paleo Cooking:

  • Over 80 traditional recipes made Paleo, with over 90% being AIP or easily adaptable.
  • All recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free; all but 1 are egg-free.
  • The countries represented include: Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, and Brazil, each marked with that country’s flag for easy reference.

Giveaway time!

Now that you’ve heard all about this amazing cookbook, I bet you would love a chance to have access to all the delicious recipes! I’m thrilled to give you a chance to win a free copy of the cookbook. Enter below:

This giveaway will be open for entry until September 1st at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced below and will also be contacted by email!

Can’t wait for the giveaway? You can purchase the cookbook HERE.

And to give you a sneak peek of the cookbook, hope you enjoy this curtido recipe!

Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw)

Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw)

Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 1 small head green cabbage, sliced very thinly or grated
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced and cut about 1" long
  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, diced and seeded (omit for AIP), or 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fine Himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a large, nonreactive bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir well. Depending on how large your cabbage is, you may need to add a bit more vinegar and water.
  2. Place it in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving. The flavors will continue to develop as it sits. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
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The Paleo Kids Cookbook Giveaway + Sweet Potato Bacon Tots

Sweet Potato Bacon Tots

It’s time for another giveaway (and a delicious recipe)! Jennifer Robbins of Predominantly Paleo has come out with another amazing cookbook, and this time it’s to get kids into the kitchen! I don’t have kids myself, but I AM passionate about getting them involved with cooking at an early age so they can learn the importance of healthy, home-cooked meals.

The Paleo Kids Cookbook is filled with nutritious, allergen-free recipes without grain, gluten, dairy, or refined sugar, and majority are also nut- and egg- free. It’s perfect for parents who are transitioning their kids to the paleo diet without having them feel deprived or left out because they can’t eat certain foods that their friends can. Food allergies in children are becoming more and more common these days, and this book has 100 recipes that are kid-friendly, seriously delicious, and so much fun! I’m always a kid at heart so yes, I’ll be trying out all the recipes that take me back to my childhood like Gummy Worms, Graham Crackers, Grain-Free Corn Dog Dippers, and Strawberry Shortcake Bites!

Sweet Potato Bacon Tots

The thing I love most about this cookbook is that for every recipe, there’s a “For Little Hands” section that gives suggestions on how your child can help with the preparing and cooking, and what they’ll need supervision on. Even if you aren’t Paleo, it’s a must-have cookbook for your family if you need help getting them to eat healthier but aren’t sure where to start. All the recipes are easy to follow and made with wholesome, nutritious ingredients. And I’m so excited to give away a copy to one of my readers! If you want to get your hands on a free copy, enter below:

This giveaway is open to US residents only. It will be open for entry until September 21st at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced below and will also be contacted by email.

As a sneak peek, I’m also excited to share one of the recipes from the cookbook with you today! I had to try this Sweet Potato Bacon Tots recipe when I saw it because I used to love tater tots as a kid, and I just couldn’t get past it when I saw the addition of bacon. And you honestly can’t go wrong with the combination of sweet potatoes and bacon.

Sweet Potato Bacon Tots

Sweet Potato Bacon Tots

By the way, that dipping sauce you see? It’s called Awesome Sauce, and it truly does live up to its name and I wanted to dip EVERYTHING in it. I can’t share the recipe, but you can grab it in the cookbook!

As for these tots, they were ridiculous (in SUCH a good way). Crispy on the outside, warm and soft in the inside, and the bacon just elevated it to a whole new level. I can honestly say that they were better than the ones I used to eat at as a child. I will mostly definitely make these the next time I want to cook up something fast and tasty for brunch.

Sweet Potato Bacon Tots

Want more tasty and healthy kid-friendly recipes like this one? Enter the giveaway above or purchase The Paleo Kids Cookbook on Amazon!

Sweet Potato Bacon Tots

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 5 strips of crispy bacon, chopped
  • Up to 1 tsp garlic sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) potato starch or cassava flour
  • Avocado oil or light olive oil for frying
  • Awesome Sauce (optional - recipe in the book!)

Instructions

  1. Boil the sweet potato submerged in water for about 10 minutes. Remove the sweet potato from the boiling water and once cool enough to handle, peel or slice the skin off. Grate the sweet potato, using a hand grater, mandolin, or food processor.
  2. Once the sweet potato is grated, use a hand towel or a few paper towels to squeeze out the excess water from the potato. This step is important, as you do not want to have soggy tots!
  3. Add the other ingredients (minus the oil and sauce) to the grated sweet potato in a mixing bowl and combine by hand. Preheat the oil for frying in a large skillet over medium/high heat; it does not need to be enough oil for deep frying, but it should be enough to generously cover the bottom of the skillet.
  4. While the cooking oil heats, begin shaping your tots. Roll about a tablespoon (15 g) of the dough into a ball, and then elongate it and flatten the ends to give it that distinctive tot shape.
  5. Fry the tots, rolling them around on all sides to make sure they crisp up. Once all sides are cooked, around 5 minutes or more, use a slotted spoon or skimmer to remove the tots and transfer them to a towel-lined plate to cool slightly. Serve along or with Awesome Sauce.

Recipe Notes

FOR LITTLE HANDS: Allow your child to help shape the tots. It's okay if they are not shaped perfectly as they will fry deliciously regardless. Older kids can help fry the tots while supervised.

 

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Kid-friendly Paleo Sweet Potato Bacon Tots - Gluten Free