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Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

This quick and easy Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette is going to be your new favorite breakfast or brunch item! It’s packed with veggies and so delicious.

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I was intermittent fasting for over a year and kept my eating window around 12pm-8pm. I loved it so much. It helped so much with my IBS issues, kept my blood sugar stable, and I just loved the amount of energy I had throughout the day from it.

However, I stopped fasting once I found out that I was pregnant. I needed more nutrition in my body, so I started eating within the first hour of waking up. The good news is that I now have an extra meal to get creative in the kitchen and I’ve been loving eating plenty of eggs (my favorite!) in all forms.

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette Recipe

One of the recent breakfast items that I’ve been loving is this Whole30 and keto chorizo omelette. Not only is it really easy and quick to make, you can’t beat the flavors of spicy chorizo with the creamy eggs, with bites of crunchy bell peppers in between!

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette
Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

Keeping It Whole30

To keep this keto chorizo omelette Whole30, you just need to read the ingredients for the chorizo before purchasing. There are so many chorizo on the market with sugar and preservatives in it. Make sure there are no sugar, nitrates, or shady ingredients in it!

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

Customize With Toppings

While this Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette tastes so addicting and amazing on its own, I do like it better when I give it a little extra love with some yummy toppings! Here are some of my favorites:

  • salsa
  • sour cream (skip if on the Whole30)
  • avocado slices
  • hot sauce
  • cilantro or other fresh herbs
  • cheese, if you aren’t sensitive to dairy (this is probably better inside the omelette before you close it up!)
  • bacon bits

Add them all, or just your favorite ones. Hope you enjoy this quick and easy dish to start your day!

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette
Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette
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Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

This quick and easy Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette is going to be your new favorite breakfast or brunch item! It’s packed with veggies and so delicious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 464kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 tsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 lb chorizo removed from casing
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsps full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices, salsa, cilantro, and/or sour cream

Instructions

  • Heat 3 tsp (1 tbsp) of ghee in a pan over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and onion, and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant and soft.
  • Add green bell pepper and stir cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add chorizo and cook for 5 minutes, while breaking apart until cooked through. Remove from heat.
  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, sea salt, and pepper. 
  • Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a nonstick skillet over medium low heat. 
  • Add half of the egg mixture and tilt the pan to spread it out into a thin circle.
  • Cook for 2 minutes until the bottom is set and the top is still slightly runny.
  • Add half of the chorizo mixture over one half of the egg circle. 
  • Fold the eggs from the other side to create a half-circle omelette.
  • Carefully slide the omelette onto a plate.
  • Repeat with the other half of the eggs and chorizo. 
  • Serve immediately, topped with your topping of choice. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1omelette | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 394mg | Sodium: 826mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 52.8% | Vitamin C: 95% | Calcium: 4.9% | Iron: 13.4%
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Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken – Stovetop & Air Fryer Method

Forget takeout and enjoy this delicious paleo & Whole30 sesame chicken at home with all the healthy ingredients. You can make it on the stovetop or the air fryer!

Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken

You all know I love me a really easy and quick recipe that’s healthy and perfect for weeknights. My work days are usually jam packed and spending a long time in the kitchen to make dinner is the last thing I want to to do at the end of the day.

Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken Recipe

This paleo and Whole30 sesame chicken is one of those perfect recipes for those busy days that takes just 30 minutes to make and it tastes so much better than takeout! Chicken pieces are coated in tapioca starch and fried in either the air fryer or the stovetop to make them crispy and delicious.

These chicken pieces are then tossed in a delicious salty, sweet sauce that’s been reduced and thickened to cover the chicken in a sticky and shiny coat. It’s just perfection in a bite!

Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken
Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken

Making It Whole30-Friendly

If you’ve ever tried sesame chicken at a Chinese restaurant, the sauce is usually sweetened with honey, but to make this recipe Whole30-friendly, I substituted the honey with 2 medjool dates.

While this might not seem like a lot, the coconut aminos also brings out the sweet flavor, especially when it’s cooked down. You’ll be surprised by how much this Whole30 sesame chicken tastes so much like the real thing!

If you are not doing the Whole30, feel free to use about 2-3 tsp of honey instead! Either way, I think you’ll love this quick and easy recipe that’s so tasty with some cauliflower rice (or regular white rice) and your favorite veggies! I love serving this with some steamed broccoli and it’s just the perfect meal every time.

Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken
Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken
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Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken – Stovetop & Air Fryer Method

Forget takeout and enjoy this delicious paleo & Whole30 sesame chicken at home with all the healthy ingredients. You can make it on the stovetop or the air fryer!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 432kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil for stovetop method
  • Toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions for garnish

Sauce

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a blender, and let it sit while you cook the chicken so the dates can soften.
  • Slice the chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss with sea salt.
  • Sprinkle with tapioca starch and toss together until evenly coated.
  • STOVE TOP METHOD: Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add chicken in a single layer (work in batches if necessary). Cook for 6-7 minutes while turning every few minutes, until cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • AIR FRYER METHOD: Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F. Add the chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket (work in batches if necessary). Cook for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Set aside.
  • Blend the soaked sauce ingredients until smooth. 
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add the sauce.
  • Once the sauce starts bubbling, start stirring while simmering for about 3 minutes until reduced and thickened.
  • Add the chicken to the sauce and stir to coat.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle with toasted sesame seed and chopped green onions.
  • Serve with cauliflower rice or your favorite side.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 0.8% | Calcium: 2.7% | Iron: 7.5%
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Paleo & Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini (Nut Free, Keto)

These low carb, Whole30 salmon cakes are moist and flavorful with hidden zucchini, and only take 15 minutes to make! They are a delicious, kid-friendly recipe as well.

Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini

If you’ve been following along for a while on my blog, you probably know that I’m a huge fan of easy and simple recipes. I try to stay away from long and complicated dishes, because I know that you guys, like me, are busy and don’t have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen. So, of course, I created another recipe for you that’s super quick to make that’s also healthy and so flavorful!

Paleo & Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini

These Whole30 salmon cakes are just the thing to make if you are short on time. They only take 15 minutes to make from start to finish, and they are moist enough to eat on their own without needing to dip them in anything!

My biggest pet peeve is fish cakes that are dry and have you reaching for a drink that closest to you to keep it down. The zucchini and the mayonnaise in these Whole30 salmon cakes actually provide so much moisture while the coconut flour and eggs help them the cakes bind together so they are sturdy and tasty.

Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini
Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini

Kid-Friendly Snack or a Meal!

Because these are great for little hands and so fun to eat, I bet kids will love them as well! And it’s also a great way to sneak some veggies in them, because of the zucchini, but they’ll never be able to taste them in these Whole30 salmon cakes.

Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini

Dipping Sauce Ideas for These Whole30 Salmon Cakes

While these salmon cakes are delicious on their own, you can definitely add more flavor and fun by dipping them in a tangy sauce! Here are some of my favorite ideas:

I just ate these with plain mayo because that’s what I had on hand and they were fantastic! What would you dip these Whole30 salmon cakes in? Tell me in the comments below!

Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini
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Paleo & Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini (Nut Free, Keto)

These low carb, Whole30 salmon cakes are moist and flavorful with hidden zucchini, and only take 15 minutes to make! They are a delicious, kid-friendly recipe as well.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Zucchini sweating time 15 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 10 salmon cakes
Calories 108kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt divided
  • 2 6 oz cans of wild salmon drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp paleo mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut oil or your preferred cooking oil

Instructions

  • Place grated zucchini in a colander and sprinkle evenly with 1/4 tsp sea salt. Toss together gently. 
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes, then use your hands to squeeze out all the liquid.
  • Place in a mixing bowl with 1/2 tsp of seal salt and the rest of the ingredients, except coconut oil.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measurement to gather the mixture into patties about 1/2 inch thick. 
  • Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the cakes for 3-4 minutes per side until golden, adding more oil as you go. 
  • Serve with your favorite sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salmon ake | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2.4% | Vitamin C: 7.9% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 2%
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