Did someone say Keto Chocolate Covered Bacon?
Why yes, we did.
After all, sharing delicious treats can be a fun tradition at Christmas.
And this year, you can enjoy delectable snacks and still stick to keto zone foods. You can gift them, too.
In this recipe, we combine amazingly healthy foods like high-cacao chocolate, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Add a bit of bacon and low-carb sweetener, and voila, you’ve got a keto zone food gift.
Here is our simple Keto Zone Chocolate Covered Bacon recipe and 4 other gift recipes from your Keto Zone kitchen:
Preheat oven to 275 deg. F.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Lay bacon strips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (parchment optional for less mess). Use 2 baking sheets if necessary – do not layer bacon.
Sprinkle with half of the sugar/cinnamon mix. Flip the bacon strips and sprinkle with remaining sugar/cinnamon mix.
Place in heated oven for 60-75 minutes or until crisp.
Towards the end of baking (about 5 minutes remaining) melt chocolate and coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Once melted, add optional extract.
Remove bacon from oven once crisp and allow to cool completely.
Dip cooled bacon strips in melted chocolate to cover about half of each strip. Place on a tray with new parchment paper (or wax paper) and allow to harden at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Serves 16.
*If you have a hard time finding 85%+ cacao chips use a solid bar and chop it up for easy melting.
Nutrition info per bacon strip: 83 calories, 7 gm fat, 2 gm carbs, 1.5 gm Net carbs, 3 gm protein
While this bacon treat may not seem like it’s at the tip-top of the nutrition scale, it has a lot to offer. In fact, cacao and cinnamon are two of the highest anti-oxidant food choices you can find. But there’s more to this gift.
Research shows that people who eat homemade foods more often than restaurant and/or commercially prepared foods have less risk of Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic health conditions (1 ).
Natural bacon (local and/or organic if possible) is a delicious occasional indulgence and works well within Keto Zone eating. While it should not be a staple, natural and organic options offer an enjoyable treat with protein, fat, and natural preservation methods.
And whether you are making this treat for your own home, or gifting to friends and family, homemade foods are simply better for you than most commercial and highly-processed ones.
And how about a few others?
Keto Zone Gingerbread Cookies are a delicious and keto zone alternative to traditional high sugar Holiday Cookies.
What’s more, they are loaded with high-antioxidant spices like ginger and cloves.
Keto Zone Hot Chocolate Mix. Cacao is one of the best antioxidant foods you can give, and this mix is chock full of it.
In fact, cacao is a good source of magnesium and can improve cortisol, blood sugars, and heart health.
Simply mix the dry ingredients in a mason jar, add instructions for making it, and finish with a Holiday ribbon.
Keto Zone Zucchini Bread. It doesn’t get any better than coffee and zucchini bread for breakfast.
And, with this keto zone recipe, you can get all the health benefits of zucchini without any of the harmful sugar.
Need a great gift idea? How about Keto Zone Zucchini Bread, a bag of great coffee and MCT Oil Powder for creamer?
Keto Zone Pecan Tartlets are perfect for the pecan lover in your group. Pecans not only taste good, but they are full of antioxidants, can promote weight loss, stable energy, and overall wellness. Delicious, rich, and nutritious!
Lastly, if you’re looking for gifts that help others live the Keto Zone lifestyle, look no further than our Keto Zone Gift Guide for any price range.
Whether a gift for your own household or another’s, you’re sure to please with these delicious keto zone treats. Who wouldn’t want to find Keto Zone Chocolate Covered Bacon under their tree?