This may very well be the best Keto, Low Carb recipe that I have created. Of course, I’m partial to this dessert in particular probably because it is my latest creation. This Keto Cinnamon Cheesecake Chimichangas recipe may be one of the easiest Keto, Low carb recipes to make.
The easiest part of this recipe is the tortillas. In the past, I have made a variety of Keto doughs and rolled them out and fought with them to create a thin bread. But, since I have found these low carb tortillas they have saved my diet.
Most of the time I do not have time to make Keto doughs or Keto biscuits, but I have found a variety of different brands that sell Low Carb tortillas. Some as low as 2 net carbs per tortillas and with a low calorie number too, those individuals who are Strict Keto probably won’t use these tortillas, but the filling in this recipe could be put inside a Keto dough. Which would be just as delicious.
For this recipe I have chosen Swerve Confectioners and a granular Pyure sweetener, but you can use any brand of sweeteners that you like. These are 2 of my favorites, but any sweetener will work in this recipe.
Another idea for these chimichangas is to add strawberries inside the tortilla or add some strawberries to the top and whipped topping.
A delicious low carb dessert that has 5 net carbs. Plus, it takes only minutes from start to finish.
1 low carb tortilla
1 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
2 tsp Swerve Confectioners
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Pyure granular
1/2 tbsp butter
Mix cream cheese and Swerve confections together
Spread cream cheese mixture on to tortilla
Sprinkle Cinnamon and Pyure on to cream cheese mixture
Roll up tortilla
Heat up butter in a pan over medium heat
Place tortilla into pan and brown on both sides
After tortilla has browned, place it on a plate and sprinkle with Swerve Confectioners and Cinnamon
1 Chimichanga 211 calories, 5 net carbs, 18 fat grams
No fruit, unless it’s berries in moderation…
No milk as it’s loaded with sugar. ( unsweetened almond milk is recommended.)
HWC (Heavy whipping cream) is good in coffee or whatever you would like to use it for.
Meat, cheese, eggs, vegetable, nuts, and healthy fats. It’s simple. Stick to that, and you should be ok!
Vegetables that should be avoided are…
Carrots – can be used in moderation, just don’t go over board. They are full of starches and not recommended.
Make sure to drink half your body weight In oz of water as well if you aren’t getting the adequate amount of water it can be bad for your kidneys! This applies for all forms of keto.
Do not forget your electrolytes, they are needed daily.
A good form of electrolytes is:
Pink Himalayan salt added to your food
Strict keto – counts all macros, do not eat processed foods.
Lazy keto – doesn’t track all macros, still eats processed foods, as long as they are on plan
Macros are a break down of the calories you intake for the day. Which should be…
Carb manager is a great app to track macros
Carbs are a limit – try not to go over your carb limit.
Fat is a lever – you don’t have to meet your fat macro, it’s simply there to help you get full.
Protein is a goal- try your best to reach your protein goal, but try not to go over. Excessive amounts of protein can cause you to stall in weight loss.
Anything other than this food group selection would be considered low carb. Also, if you are in ketosis, and eat outside of this food group not only could it take you out of ketosis, but it could spike your blood sugar! Which can make you sick.
Hope this helps.
If you are a keto newbie- This should help
Meats: ZERO CARBS
• Beef- Ground beef, Steak, Ribs, and Roasts
• Pork- Chops, Ribs, BACON, Loins, sausage
• Chicken/Turkey- Thighs w/skin or wings are the best because breasts are high in protein. However, you CAN eat breasts, just have to eat more fat to compensate.
• Fish- Tuna, Salmon, Cod, Haddock, etc.
• Shrimp/Lobster- Go crazy, use lots of butter!
Cheese: MOST are no carb, almost all are low carb
• Mozerella & Cheddar- Buy in bulk, they freeze well and are insanely versatile!
• Colby jack, pepper jack, monterrey jack
• Taco style, Mexican style
• Parmesan, Asiago
• Ricotta- Freezes well, very versatile
• Cottage cheese- Good to throw in your lunch with berries, usually around 4-8g of Carbs per serving
• Cream Cheese- Freezes very well, this is one of the things that I always glance at whenever I go to the store, and always buy a bunch of if it’s under 75 cents per 8oz.
Vegetables: No potatoes! Get your carbs from above ground veggies!!!
• Leafy greens- Spinach, Spring mix, Kale, Romaine
• Zucchini- Great for a noodle substitute!
• Avacado- Awesome source of natural fat!
• Brussels sprouts
• Spaghetti Squash- Versatile, makes a great spaghetti substitute and is even great for making hash browns!!
• Peppers- Jalepeño, banana, green/red/yellow/ orange bell
• Broccoli- Great with cheese, steamed or just raw!
• Asparagus- Awesome roasted or sautéed with bacon and garlic!
• Cauliflower- AWESOME potato substitute!!
• Celery- Great with cream cheese or all natural peanut butter!
• Pickles (Read nutrition labels, watch for sugar and carbs)
• Green beans- Awesome sautéed in bacon grease with garlic, (watch portion size, though).
• Onions- Red, yellow: use somewhat sparingly, to taste
Fruits: Most are a no-no, especially bananas, oranges and grapes.
• Lemon/Limes- Adds great flavor!
Nuts (grams of Carbs per 100 grams, or 3.5 oz)
• Pecans/ Brazil (4g)
• Macadamia (5g)
• Hazelnut/Walnut/Peanut (7g)
• Pine (9g)
• Almond (10g)
• Pistachio (18g)
• Cashew (27g)
• Coconut Oil
• Butter: Kerry Gold is best but just make sure it’s REAL butter and not a spread or margarine