Popular for years among bodybuilders and other fitness enthusiasts, the ketogenic diet has gone mainstream. No longer is the high-fat, low-carb diet just for those looking to bulk up. So what is the keto diet? We cover it in-depth here, but for a quick breakdown: this high-fat diet puts your body in state of ketosis where it burns fat instead of carbs. By limiting your carb intake, your body turns to other sources for energy and fuel. Those who are abiding by the keto diet plan will begin to see results in about 10 days or so when the body kicks fat-burning into overdrive.
Keto recipes are becoming more popular and the best keto recipes are also gluten-free. Apart from healthy fats, here are a few other types of foods you can eat on the plan: non-starchy vegetables, high-protein foods, spices, herbs, citrus, fermented foods, water, coffee and black tea. You’ll avoid processed foods, sugar and artificial sweeteners, refined oils, and grains. So about this best Pinterest recipe for the keto diet, these Italian Sub Roll-Ups come to us from Our Paleo Life.
These Italian Sub Roll-Ups are green-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly. They’re pretty simple to assemble, too, and would make for a great lunch option or midday snack if you like to enjoy smaller, multiple meals throughout the day. Packing 20.6 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, and less than .9 grams of carbs, this recipe is checks all of the boxes for a ketosis dream.
So yes, these little roll-ups are fat bombs, but that’s the point of the keto-staple. Here’s what you need to know to make it at home. True to their name, these roll-ups are essentially meat envelopes for your delicious toppings.
The base of the recipe, or the “bread” if you will, is made up of a slice of Genoa salami, mortadella, sopressata, pepperoni, and provolone. If dairy is a concern, you can omit the provolone altogether. You could also add ham or bacon to round out the recipe. To turn this into a dinner, you could add shredded meat from chicken thighs.
Mayonnaise is spread over the rows of meats and cheese, and you can add your favorite toppings. Here, Our Paleo Life includes shredded lettuce, banana peppers, jalapeño peppers, and roasted red peppers. If you’re not a fan of mayo, you can certainly swap in cream cheese or sour cream for this best low-carb recipe. You can use keto bread or a low-carb tortilla if you want something heavier, but keep in mind that substitutions will affect the nutrition information.
When you’re finished filling your ultimate keto snacks, you’ll carefully roll up the mini Italian subs and secure with toothpicks for serving. Served with a side of oil that’s blended from olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and Italian seasoning, this feels like a decadent snack. When it comes to low-carb side dishes, these would be perfect for a spread at a housewarming party or barbecue because they’re easy to assemble beforehand.