Low Carb Chicken Cordon Blue

Summer is flying by, and I haven’t done nearly as much sewing as I’d hoped to.   I’ve been busy this summer reading books about low carb and ketogenic diets.  In the process of researching this way of eating, I’ve happened upon some websites and blogs that are full of amazing recipes.

One of my favorite blogs is Joy Filled Eats, and my favorite recipe from that site is Chicken Cordon Blue.  It’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and fits in with our low carb eating plan.   This recipe would be a hit even if your family is not into low carb fare.  It’s a pretty basic recipe that uses ingredients that most of us have on hand.

The casserole consists of chicken and ham, a tasty sauce, and a layer of cheese.

Both times that I’ve made this, I used leftover rotisserie chicken and deli ham.  I just layered the chicken and then the ham in a 9″x 13″ pan.  Then I covered the meats with the sauce mixed exactly to the recipe specifications.  (Click on chicken cordon blue above for recipe link.)  The final step is to top it off with Swiss cheese.

Since it’s just the two of us at our house, this made enough for at least three meals.  I served it with steamed broccoli.

You should definitely try this!  Jack and I both liked it a lot.  If you’re wondering if it’s possible to eat high fat delicious food like this while losing weight and stabilizing blood sugars, we are both living proof that it is! 

Our Favorite Low Carb Breakfast

A low carb breakfast is essential for Type 2 Diabetics who control their blood sugar by limiting carbohydrate intake.  A low carb breakfast is also a great option for anyone who is trying to lose weight by restricting carbohydrate intake.  My husband Jack is the former, and I am the latter.  Therefore, a low carb breakfast is the perfect way to start our day.

Our new favorite low carb breakfast is called Early Rise Breakfast.  I first found the recipe here. Naturally, I made a few adaptations to the original recipe.  I am going to share with you my way of making this low carb breakfast casserole.

Ingredients:  

12 eggs
1 cup half & half
1 cup of shredded cheese
salt & pepper

Your choice of any of the following ingredients in any combination:

cooked crumbled bacon
browned crumbled sausage
diced ham
sliced mushrooms
chopped onions
chopped peppers

Instructions:

After the meats are cooked and the veggies chopped, sliced, or diced, the casserole is quite simple to put together.
First, spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. Next, spread the meat and veggies in the bottom of the pan.  After that, sprinkle the cheese over the top of the meat and veggies.  

In a separate bowl, whisk the twelve eggs and add the half & half.  Pour that over the meat, cheese, and veggies.  Add salt and pepper, if desired.

Bake the casserole for 40-45 minutes until set.  

I cut this into twelve squares.  We love having this in the fridge for fast, low carb breakfasts!  If you’re not into low carb meals, add toast and orange juice for a quick high-protein start to your day.

I make one of these casseroles almost every week.  Not having to make a decision about what’s for breakfast is one of the best ways for us to make a wise choice in the morning.

What are your favorite go-to breakfast foods?   

 

 

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