Keto Preserving: 4 of the Best Recipes for Beginners: If you follow a keto diet or a low carb diet, preserving low carb veggies is technique that can help you access minimally processed vegetables when they are out of season or when you are simply not able to run to the store. This post will share 4 of the best keto preserving recipes for beginners.
Canning is a simple way of preserving food in BPA-free glass jars so they are shelf-stable for a year or longer. You might think of canning as a way of making jam and jelly, and it is, but reimagine it instead as a method to help you attain your low carb diet goals.
Canning in a modern home is fast and fun. First, let me share with you some lower carb recipes to get your taste buds excited!
Roasted bell peppers are versatile in Mediterranean or Mexican dishes, and are right at home mixed with white or red meat. They add a ton of flavor to any dish- especially in the dead of winter when delicious veggies are harder to find. Get the recipe right here!
Pickled carrots are a super simple preserve that satisfy the craving for a salty snack. Where you used to grab a bag of chips, now you’ll grab a jar of pickled carrots. Aside from snacking straight out of the jar, they are great adding color and flavor to salads. Read the easy recipe now!
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I always tell people if I had to can one recipe for the rest of my life, it would be this sugar free tomato sauce recipe. As a busy mom, I NEED a sauce that still counts as a wholesome vegetable that can be used as a blank slate for whatever I’m cooking for supper. It tastes like summer, is rich and flavorful, and I can use it for any number of recipes. Head to the best tomato sauce recipe right here, my friends!
If you have read this far and are thinking that canning seemed really hard and complicated when Grandma did it, I assure you that adopting a diet like Keto or Paleo is far more complex. Canning is easy!
I wrote the $5 Canning Essentials Workbook as a way of guiding a newbie through the basics of getting started canning. In this printable guide there’s the canning equipment checklist (you probably have almost everything you need already- the giant black speckled pot that Granny used is NOT required!) a checklist for pantry necessities like new canning lids and vinegar, an altitude adjustment guide, and stovetop visual guide to show you what pot goes where (so helpful!).
The Canning Essentials Workbook also includes a canning log and canning season planner– so you can plan ahead and reflect back on the season for an efficient and fun canning season!
Perhaps the most valuable page in the Canning Essentials Workbook is the Acid & Canning Guide where I’ve taken the pH values of any fruit or veggie you might preserve and listed them in an easy to read chart so you can make safe recipe substitutions and understand better one of the critical elements that makes canning work (science is magic!).