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Easy Cheesy Zucchini Gratin – Low Carb & Keto And COMPLETE KETOSIS FOOD LIST

admin / October 24, 2017
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This Easy Cheesy Zucchini Gratin has become a staple in our house! It’s cheesy and creamy, super easy to throw together, and the perfect low carb side dish for your keto diet!

When Mr. Hungry decided to join me on keto recently to drop a few pounds after our carb heavy trip to the states in October, I had mixed feelings about it. He said he was doing it to lose weight and support me in my keto efforts, but as you wives know – that usually means more work for us. “What can I eat?” “I’m starving, do we have any snacks?” “Did you eat all the bacon again?” (Yes, yes I did.)

Don’t get me wrong, Mr. Hungry does more than his fair share around the house, but cooking is mostly my department. And that would be fine – except he hates 90% or more of the things I love to eat on keto.

So while I would be perfectly happy throwing some Better than Potatoes Cheesy Cauliflower Puree in a bowl for myself and calling it dinner (which I do a lot) – he won’t touch anything that has cauliflower in it with a 10 foot pole.

Or broccoli, or spinach, or pretty much any vegetable that isn’t potatoes. Which makes it really hard to make keto friendly meals that he’ll actually eat.

Zucchini is on the list of less offensive but not his favorite (i.e. “I don’t love it, but it doesn’t make me want to kill myself”) vegetables that I sometimes sneak in there.

Those of you with picky eaters in the family know the struggle. Whether it’s finicky kids or veggie phobic spouses, making something that everybody will eat and like is a challenge sometimes.

I find that to be true of side dishes most of all. Who doesn’t love a good steak or roasted chicken? But coming up with tasty veggie side dishes that go with those main courses night after night can be a problem.

So when this Easy Cheesy Zucchini Gratin went down and everybody liked it – I mentally high fived myself and made it a regular thing. You’re going to want to do the same when you try it!

I used pepper jack cheese the first few times and we love the mild heat that it adds – but if you prefer cheddar I tried that too and it’s also delicious.

In fact, I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with almost any cheese in this dish – so you do you, it’s all good.

 

Any time dinner goes on the table and nobody is whining or complaining??? That’s a win my friends – and I’ll take it!

CHEESE

Mozzarella

Parmesan

Cheddar

Feta

Swiss

Blue Cheese

Cream Cheese

Gouda

American

Cottage Cheese

 

Provolone

Ricotta Cheese

DAIRY & DAIRY SUBSTITUTES

Greek Yogurt

Sour Cream

Soy Milk (sugar-free)

Coconut Milk (sugar-free)

Almond Milk (sugar-free)

Coconut Cream

Whipped Cream (sugar-free)

Heavy Cream

FATS & OILS

Olive Oil

Butter

Full Fat Mayonnaise

Macadamia Oil

Coconut Oil

Almond Butter, Almond Oil

Grape Seed Oil

Avocado Oil

Walnut Oil

Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Oil

Fish Oil

Flax Seed Oil

Hemp Seed Oil

MCT Oil

SEAFOOD

Fresh Fish: Sardines, Bass, Haddock, Tuna, Carp, Tilapia, Flounder, Halibut, Mackerel, Salmon, Sole, Trout

Crab Meat

Shrimp

Squid

Mussels

Anchovy

Clams

Lobster

Oysters

EGGS, POULTRY & FOWL

Turkey: Breast, Ground, Bacon

Duck

Goose

Quail

Chicken: Breast, Legs, Wings

Eggs

FRUITS

Lemon

Lime

Green Olive

Tomato

Raspberry

Avocado

Blackberry

Blueberry

Cranberry

Strawberry

MEAT

Beef, Ground 70-90% lean

Beef, Hot Dog/Frankfurter

Beef, Steak

Beef: Ribs, Tongue, Sausage, Roast, Pastrami

Beef, Corned

Venison

Bologna (pork, beef, chicken)

Lamb, Chops

Veal

Pork: Bacon, Chops, Ham, Liverwurst, Loin, Prosciutto, Sausage

Pepperoni (pork, beef)

NUTS/LEGUMES

Walnuts, Coconut, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Pistachios, Macadamias, Hazelnuts, Pecans

 

VEGETABLES

Cabbage

Celery

Lettuce

Spinach

Broccoli

Zucchini

Cauliflower

Parsley

Green Bean

Garlic

Cucumber

Arugula

Asparagus

Bok Choy

Chard

Chicory Greens

Eggplant

Endive

Fennel

Jalapeno

Soy Bean

Radish

VEGETABLES (moderate sugar)

Carrots

Mushrooms

Onion

Spaghetti Squash

Kale

Pumpkin

Artichoke

Brussels Sprouts

Turnips

Celery

Peppers: Sweet or Hot Red, Sweet Yellow

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