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Dairy-Free Summer Keto Party Food
July 15, 2019
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Dairy-Free Summer Keto Party Food

When the weather is hot and sunny you sort of naturally fall into a celebratory kind of mood. This usually leads to backyard BBQs and parties by the beach. Now, if you’re like me, and you probably are or else you wouldn’t be reading a keto blog post, you want some keto dairy-free options! Here are some great dairy-free summer keto party food options.

How many times have you gone to a picnic and the food choices are so laden with carbs that you can feel your insulin levels rising just standing near them? *Raises Hand*

I get it, most summer parties are going to have a host of potato salad, mac salad, and hot dog buns on the menu. It’s tradition, right? Wrong! Well, it doesn’t have to be, anyway. You can bring your own low-carb creations to the party. Plus, as we all know, keto food is so satiating nobody can ever tell that it’s “healthy”.

This roundup gives you some ideas on what you can serve this summer at park picnics, backyard BBQs, and beach parties.

Bun-Less Cheeseburger Bites With Thousand Island Sauce

Photo Source: Sugar-Free Mom

So what if everyone is chowing down on burgers with buns? What you’ve got on your plate is so much better! These yummy little bun-less burgers won’t leave you crabby, hungry, and crashing 2 hours later. Honestly, these little guys taste like a Big Mac. They’re really good and very easy to make. You can get the full recipe at Sugar-Free Mom.

Sub the traditional cheese for a dairy-free cheese brand like Follow Your Heart or leave the cheese off altogether.

Keto BBQ Wings

Photo Source: Fluffy Chix Cook

Does it make you cringe when you learn there are wings at a summer picnic covered in a sugary syrup called BBQ sauce? Yeah, me too. What a waste of perfectly good chicken. Welp, sister (or brother), this won’t be the case at your BBQ because these yummy wings are made with low-carb sauce. Dig in!

Learn how to make them at Fluffy Chix Cook.

Good Old-Fashioned Deviled Eggs Sans Sugar

Photo Source: Maria Mind Body Health LLC

Ok, so you don’t have to make your summer keto deviled eggs into flowers, chicks, and bunnies. Apparently, this recipe was created for an Easter or Spring event. However, don’t let that hold you back from making these delicious LCHF deviled eggs for your summer extravaganzas. They’re rich, creamy, and made with BACON. ‘Nuff said.

Find the recipe at Maria Mind Body Health LLC.

Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Shrimp

Photo Source: I Breathe I’m Hungry

This is truly one of those times I wish I could taste-test through my computer screen. These bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers look ah-mazing! This is high-society summer party keto food if I’ve ever seen it. I may just need to wear a fancy hat while I chow down on these babies at the next BBQ.

Get the recipe HERE.

Low-Carb “Potato” Salad

Photo Source: Keto Diet App

You may be scratching your head at this one, especially if you’re new to the ketogenic WOE. Potatoes? In a keto recipe? No way!

Way, doll face.

You see, there aren’t any actual potatoes in this salad. Instead, turnips and rutabaga are used. When boiled, these veggies taste just like potatoes. It’s pretty amazing. You no longer have to grieve potato salad at your family’s annual summer BBQ. Just make this wonderful keto version found at Keto Diet App.

Ultimate Fudge Keto Brownies

Ultimate fudge keto brownies stacked on a plate.

Photo Source: Heather Cooan

What’s a summer picnic without a yummy dessert? I came up with these shockingly fudgy brownies when I had a hankering for something sweet and decadent. It’s difficult to go to the grocery store and find non-dairy brownies. So, instead of never eating brownies again, I created my own non-dairy recipe. Enjoy!

Get the recipe HERE.

Eating Summer Party Food Doesn’t Mean Leaving Your Goals In The Sand Box

Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘Have your cake and eat it, too”? When it comes to summer party food, you can eat anything you want; just keto it up! I hope these dairy-free keto summer food options help you find the perfect dish to pass at your picnics and BBQs.

Which ones did you choose? Let me know in the comments!

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Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition counselor, consultant, and educator. Heather is currently a Nutrition Therapist Master and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner candidate and advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and self-directed healthcare. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for improved health and wellness. Heather successfully avoided radiation and chemotherapy and healed her body of vulvar cancer utilizing a food-as-medicine approach combined with conventional interventions such as surgery. Heather has also put two autoimmune diseases into remission (Hashimotos and Lichen Sclerosus) and reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis, and fatty liver through diet and lifestyle change.

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