Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs

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These fat bombs may look like coconut truffles but they are, in fact, another savoury recipe. Adding freshly chopped herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and olives gives them a strong Mediterranean kick - you won't even know these are fat bombs! :-) Why use fat bombs? Have a look at my post here.

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Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving / 1 piece)

1.7 grams 0.3 grams 3.7 grams 17.1 grams 10.4 grams 164 calories
Total Carbs2grams
Fiber0.3grams
Net Carbs1.7grams
Protein3.7grams
Fat17.1grams
of which Saturated10.4grams
Calories164kcal
Magnesium and potassiumtrace

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3.8%), protein (8.4%), fat (87.9%).

Ingredients (makes 5 servings / fat bombs)

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, full-fat (100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup butter or ghee, softened at room temperature - you can make your own ghee (55 g / 2 oz)
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly chopped herbs (basil, thyme and oregano) or 2 tsp dried herbs
  • 4 pieces sun-dried tomatoes, drained (12 g / 0.4 oz)
  • 4 olives, pitted, kalamata or other type (12 g / 0.4 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste (I like pink Himalayan)
  • 5 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated (25 g / 0.9 oz)

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Instructions

  1. Cut the butter into small pieces and place in a bowl with the cream cheese. Leave it on a kitchen counter for 20-30 minutes to soften. Mash with a fork and mix until well combined. Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and chopped kalamata olives. Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs
  2. Add freshly chopped herbs (or dried), crushed garlic and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to solidify. Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs
  3. Remove the cheese mixture from the fridge and start creating 5 balls. You can use a spoon or an ice-cream scooper. Roll each ball in the grated parmesan cheese and place on a plate. Eat immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs Enjoy! Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (18)

why not feta cheese ?

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My Greek partner would ask the same question! You can add feta (or use in place of part of the cream cheese) if you like 😊

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Delicious!! At first I found the amount of butter to be overpowering but I quickly got used to it 😉 In addition to eating these on their own, I also plopped some on top of my salmon dinner and it melted into a delicious sauce. And then I added it to asparagus and yum. And then I made a loaf of keto bread just so I can use it as a spread...
I clearly love this recipe. Thanks for coming up with something so wonderful!

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I love that idea, almost like a cross between compound butter and cream cheese dip 😊

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How many fat bombs would you use per day when trying to lose weight?

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Hi Hillary, that depends on how you use them. They are high in fat and can easily add up and exceed your energy requirements. They can help with weight loss if you use them in moderation as a quick source of energy, e.g. when you don't have time to cook. Do not use fat bombs only to increase your fat intake if your goal is to lose weight.

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These are tastey! Do you know the calories? Although I understand keto diet focuses on net carbs, fat and protein, my APP I use to track my food and exercise requires a calorie measurement. Please and Thanks!

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Hello Debbie, calories are listed as "kcal". I hope this helps!

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Is it 2 tsp of each individual herb, or is it 2 tsp total herbs?

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Hi Kasey, it refers to total amount.

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I love the savory fat bombs. I've  made several batches now of the Savory Salmon Fat Bombs. Love them.

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Thank you Mary, glad you like them! 😊

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i think rolling these in crushed pecans or other nuts would be awesome too! Going to be making these ASAP. Thanks for sharing. Jewel

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Oh yes! I actually made another batch with blue cheese & crushed walnuts 😉

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I love my sweet fat bombs but this was a great change of pace. Going into the rotation! Thanks!

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Thank you Amy, hope you like these! 😊

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Can't think of anything else than coconut, love it! 😊 So tempting to try these since they don't look savoury at all 😊

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Thank you Elizabeth, hope you like them!

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