Cheddar and Bacon BBQ Meatballs

Cheddar and Bacon BBQ Meatballs

These are some of the best meatballs I've ever had, keto or not. They're juicy, and they're full of cheese and bacon. What's not to like here?You really have a choice of where to go with this recipe. You don't have to use the BBQ sauce, but it pairs up extremely well with this recipe. You can add salsa and go for a Southwestern vibe, or add some homemade alfredo sauce and go for a very rich dish.I like my BBQ sauce to be spicy and tangy, so if you like more of a subtle BBQ sauce you ...

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu

I love having a simple recipe that doesn't take much time to put together, but is nice enough to serve when company's coming. This is one of those foods I thought I would have to give up when I started a ketogenic diet, but I'm finding that it's not hard to find replacements for most of the things I miss. This chicken is flavorful, moist, and tender.makes 4 servings The Preparation2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 ounces bleu cheese 4 slices black forest ham 8 ...

Creamy Delicious Keto Eggnog

Creamy Delicious Keto Eggnog

Growing up I never really liked eggnog. That slimy, thick consistency was never something that I wanted to like or could bring myself to like.This one, however, will be a hit - it's thick, creamy, delicious, and will knock your socks off! If you're new to keto and haven't had alcohol - be careful as this can make you drunk. I put a lot of alcohol in mine as we have a family that can drink often.Let me know how you and your family like this one, I'm sure it will be a hit!Yields 5 ...

Should I Count Calories on a Ketogenic Diet?

Should I Count Calories on a Ketogenic Diet?

Calorie counting is a great tool for people to use to get a rough idea of caloric intakes, as well as a way to pinpoint mistakes they might have made if they hit a plateau.You might have been told that counting calories is not needed on a ketogenic diet because it causes more weight loss than other diets. That’s not exactly true. Would you be burning more calories than a low-fat diet? Most likely, but that’s because of your protein intake.What about high carb vs. low carb? The truth is, ...

Using the Fat Fasting Technique

Using the Fat Fasting Technique

The fat fast is a technique brought by Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution - used by people who are metabolically resistant and have trouble with their induction. Let me first say that fat fasting should be used in 2 situations and 2 situations only:Breaking through a 2 week or longer plateau. Inducing yourself into ketosis quicker, whether you are just starting keto or you had a cheat day.If you’re the type of person that loses weight easily and you are NOT hitting a plateau, then fat ...

Hearty Pot Pie

Hearty Pot Pie

Ever since I made the recipe for the pecan pie, I've been in love with this pie crust. I ended up using it when I made a pie out of these low carb pumpkin cheesecake tarts. It was then that I started thinking of savory uses for the pie crust. It's the closest thing I've ever gotten to a traditional pie crust, and with turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving, it only made sense to think of using it to make a pot pie.For this one I used up the leftover veggies I had on hand. I used roasted radishes ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss Plateaus

The Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss Plateaus

The dreaded weight loss plateau. No matter what diet you are on, your weight loss will eventually stop. The goal is for the progress to stop as soon as we hit our ideal weight, but this often does not happen as planned.Most of us will experience a weight loss plateau at one point or another during our diet. When this happens it is not because you failed or because your body is broken — it is most likely because you need to switch up your dietary approach just a bit.By switching up your ...

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts

I was in a rush to get these done for Thanksgiving, because the ovens are going to be in full effect tomorrow and I'd have no time to make these delicious little guys.The dough was pretty crumbly, so I smashed them into the cupcake tin, and hoped for the best. I decided to par-cook them for a little bit first to try to give them a bit of sturdiness before I spooned in the mixture. I also chilled the dough for 30 minutes before putting it in the tins, because it was falling apart on me when I ...

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis is a process that the body goes through on an everyday basis, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. This is because this process provides us with energy from ketones whenever sugar is not readily available.In fact, you may have already experienced a very mild level of ketosis if you ever skipped a meal or two, didn't eat many carbs during the day or exercised for longer than an hour. By doing one of these three things, you can initiate the process of ketosis.Whenever the ...

Low Carb Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes, ‘Nuff Said

Low Carb Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes, ‘Nuff Said

I had just converted my mother to a ketogenic diet, and her birthday was coming up soon. I was scraping at the air trying to find something that was low carb, delicious, and would rifle her cravings away for any type of real cake. I remember a few years back, I had made soy bean brownies...right then and there I knew I had to make a cake from them.Luckily my local supermarket sells organic soy beans, so I headed over there and picked some up. I went online to search for some recipes, but low ...