Rich, Tasty Low Carb Green Bean Casserole
One of the greatest things about the keto diet is that you do not have to eliminate fats. In fact, as you may well know, fats are an important part of the diet. This is great news since high fat foods can be so tasty. Cheese, cream and butter- I could never get enough! This recipe is the perfect example of using all of those delicious, irresistible ingredients to create a keto side dish perfect for any holiday or really any time of year. Green bean casserole is a staple around the holiday season but also a necessity in the summer when green beans are in season. Perfect because I could eat this green bean casserole every single day of the year.
Now, back to looking at the importance of fats on a keto diet. In an eating regimen where you are asked to consume around 80 perfect of your calories in fats, you need to be sure that you are eating the healthier fats and now just any fatty food that passes your way. Unsaturated fats are still preferred over saturated fats but both kinds are technically keto friendly. Trans fats, however, are definitely discouraged as they have been found time and again to be quite unhealthy, regardless of the diet you are following. Trans fats are found in many processed foods so it is best to stay away from packaged products in general. And with so many tasty keto recipes out there, you don’t need packaged foods anyway!
Many dietitians and keto experts recommend consuming fats by adding them to your foods. This means adding an avocado to your smoothie or cooking with a specific amount of butter. By doing this, you can easily track the exact amount of fat that you are eating, ensuing that your macros are accurate. Follow this recipe to a T and you will be getting precisely 18 grams of fat per serving. No more and no less!
While this recipe uses gruyere cheese, you can substitute your favorite cheese in its place. A white cheddar or a blue cheese would both taste fantastic with the green beans and mushrooms. Just remember, when you swap out an ingredient, the nutrients will change, as will the calories from fat! However, most cheeses have between 6 and 10 grams of fat per serving so the change won’t be too drastic.
Go ahead and give this flavorful, full fat recipe a try and let us know what you think. We hope you enjoy every last bite just like we did!
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