Discover Salmon And Cream Cheese Bites - the perfect KETO snack and the perfect high-protein keto snack.
They're made from a few simple ingredients and can be made in less than the time it takes for your oven to heat up.
PLUS they are a genius idea for parties, picnics, and healthy school lunch boxes.
They're the classic combination of dill, salmon, eggs, and cream cheese. High-quality protein, healthy fats, essential fatty acids, and virtually zero carbs.
High protein snack
Salmon and eggs are a quick and easy high protein snack or high protein meal. Plus they're perfect for breakfast, lunch, snacks and a sharing platter at parties and family gatherings.
Eggs are one of the simplest and cheapest forms of quality protein and by adding smoked salmon, enables you to stretch the salmon across 36 mini-quiches and helps to save your grocery bill.
How to make healthy party platters
When you're invited to a seasonal party, a summer BBQ, or a family gathering, it is often difficult to stay on track with your daily carbs. The best way of staying on track is to always offer to bring a side dish or dessert so you know there will be a low-carb recipe you can enjoy.
Party platters or charcuterie boards are quick and easy to make and can be almost zero carbs. Make a delicious tray of deli meats, cheese, low-carb nuts, and of course, salmon and cream cheese bites.
Lunch and snack ideas
If you are a beginner to the low-carb diet or keto diet, and you don't know what to enjoy for a healthy low carb snack, a healthy lunchbox or a high-protein meal, this simple recipe is perfect and it will suit everyone.
These little mini salmon quiches are grain-free, wheat-free, gluten-free and low carb.
Salmon and cream cheese bites are sturdy, portable, easy to make, freeze well, and are always a crowd-pleaser when you need to bring a shared dish.
Serve on a bed of lettuce and watch them disappear.
I am always asked for this recipe whenever I share these with friends.
Low-carb lunch box ideas
If you love to plan your meals ahead of time, (because we're all busy), making these salmon and cream cheese bites (mini muffins) ahead of time can be a huge lunchtime sanity saver.
Kids and adults both adore these mini quiches.
If you have decided to start removing sugar and processed carbs from your child's lunchbox, it doesn't need to be difficult. Slowly remove the worst items one at a time, and replace them with healthier low sugar and lower carb versions.
The easiest healthy lunch box ideas that my children love, and even picky eaters will eat, are sugar-free and grain-free granola bars, real chicken nuggets, almond flour bread, and mozzarella dough bagels.
The keto salmon recipe is so incredibly versatile because you can bake them as:
- Salmon and cream cheese bites OR as
- One large quiche.
You can also add finely diced vegetables, extra herbs, and flavorings to make them unique.
The recipe makes 36 bite-sized mini-quiches. They look beautiful placed on a platter to share. My children love them for school lunches and afternoon snacks.
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Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
These salmon mini-quiches also freeze brilliantly. Store in an airtight container, lined with baking parchment between each layer so they are easy to separate.
They can be frozen for up to 2 months. Simply remove a few at a time for your children's healthy lunch boxes or when you want a quick protein snack.
So make a double or triple batch and freeze them for lunches, snacks, or for all your shared platters over the bbq season.
More salmon recipes
Salmon is such a staple in the low-carb and keto food list. You can make a variety of salmon recipes such as smoked salmon and cream cheese roulade, smoked salmon quiche (blender method), salmon patties, or Instant Pot salmon with dill mayonnaise.
Salmon and Cream Cheese Bites
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- Whisk the eggs, cream and salt in a large pouring jug.
- Fold in the shredded/grated cheese, dill and diced cream cheese.
- Pour into greased mini-muffin trays or silicon moulds.
- Place a few salmon pieces into each of the mini-muffin tray. This makes sure each mini muffin (salmon and cream cheese quiche) has 1 or 2 pieces of salmon.
- Bake at 180C/350F for 10-15 minutes.
- Wait until cold before removing.