This easy Bacon and Olive Quiche recipe is Keto and Paleo. And it's perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Try this simple quiche recipe for a taste of a dish that is both Paleo and Keto. The combination of smoky bacon, olives, spinach, and tomatoes makes it a crowd pleaser. And skipping the crust makes it even easier to put together.
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If you've ever wondered about the difference between Paleo and Keto, this post is for you. In this guest post by my friend Louise from The Keto Summit and creator the 3-2-1 Keto Meal Plans, she explains the differences. And she shares her delicious Bacon & Olive Quiche recipe and why this dish, as well as all of her other recipes, are both Keto and Paleo.
Here's Louise with her Keto and Paleo quiche recipe:
You’ve probably seen the Keto diet mentioned around a lot on the internet as a great weight loss diet.
And maybe you’ve wondered what it is, how it’s different from Paleo, and whether you should switch?
I see a lot of people get confused by this, but the simple fact is that Paleo and Keto are remarkably similar. In fact, you can go Keto for a month and then switch back to Paleo.
That way you’ll get the benefits of Keto while eating foods high in nutrients. And you can go back to Paleo whenever you want.
So, let me give you a quick run-down of Keto and how it’s different from Paleo.
Keto vs Paleo
The easiest way to think of Keto is that it’s a lower carb version of Paleo. It’s Paleo minus the sweet potatoes, honey, bananas…
Generally, Keto used by people who want to lose some weight or gain mental energy (although it can also be used for other health reasons).
You see, when you cut back on the amount of carbs you eat and increase your fat intake a bit, your body starts producing more ketones. Then, your body uses those ketones for energy instead of glucose.
And the best part is that those ketones are produced from fat, which is why people talk about Keto as a fat-burning diet.
What do you eat on Keto?
You’ll be shocked by how similar my Keto diet looks to my Paleo diet! I just cut out the sweet potatoes, fruit, and the Paleo treats.
What many Paleo folks don’t realize is that they’re often already eating Keto dishes many days.
Take a look at my quiche recipe below…it’s 100% Paleo as well as Keto.
How do you use Paleo and Keto Together?
Most people trying Keto haven’t come from a Paleo background. Unfortunately, this means a lot of processed low carb junk foods (including dairy products and artificial sweeteners) get added into their diet.
So, if you’re planning to give Keto a try, remember to keep using a Paleo framework. That way you’ll maximize your nutrients as well as get the benefits of a Keto diet.
An Easy Way To Start Keto
I hope this post has helped to clear up some confusion around Keto.
But I know if it can still be confusing navigating Keto recipes online…many of them contain dairy, some of them are labeled Keto but have non-Keto ingredients, and some have peanut butter, sucralose, and sugar-free syrup that we would never use on a Paleo diet.
That’s why I created the 3-2-1 Keto Meal Plans…to help you navigate Keto with ease.
And when you want to switch back to Paleo (or even AIP), you can also switch your plan to our Paleo or AIP meal plans without any fuss.
That way, you’ll never be left hungry and wondering what to eat.
To give you a quick taste of what a Keto-Paleo dish would look and taste like, give this simple Bacon and Olive Quiche recipe a try.
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil 45 ml, to cook with
- 6 slices bacon 168 g, diced
- 2 medium bell peppers 240 g, diced
- 1 medium onion 110 g, diced
- 4 cups spinach 120 g, chopped
- 2 small tomatoes 180 g, diced
- 12 medium eggs whisked
- 15 olives 45 g, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves 8 g, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic 9 g, minced or finely diced
- 3/4 cup coconut cream (from the top of 1 refrigerated can of coconut milk) 180 ml
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
In a large skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and sauté until crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
In the same skillet, add the bell pepper and onion to the bacon fat and sauté for 5 minutes.
Add the spinach to the skillet and saute until wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
In a large bowl, combine the tomato, eggs, olives, basil, garlic, coconut cream, bacon, and spinach mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture into a 9-inch by 9-inch (23-cm by 23-cm) square baking dish.
Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until the eggs are soft but set.
Nutritional data is per serving.
Fat: 34 g
Total Carbs: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 3 g
Net Carbs: 6 g
Protein: 16 g