Luscious Caramel Pecan Pie

Luscious Caramel Pecan Pie

I'm really excited about this pie! Pecan pie is my all time favorite and after lots of searching I thought I was going to have to miss out this Thanksgiving. I had specific ingredients in mind and wasn't sure if it would work. Thankfully, it all came together in the end.Please note: I used LC-Sweet Natural for this recipe. Please be sure to see notes at the bottom of this post for information about using other sweeteners.I really like this pie crust. I think it could easily pass for a ...

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Although the human body can manufacture most of the fats it needs from other fats, carbohydrates, and protein, there are two groups of fatty acids which cannot be manufactured in the body — omega-3s and omega-6s. We refer to these as "essential fatty acids," and they help regulate body composition, cell function, immune response, and can also increase overall health and well being. In fact, we can't survive without crucial roles that omega-3s and omega-6s play in the body.However, before we ...

Fall Season Fat Bombs

Fall Season Fat Bombs

I've been seeing more and more people on the keto diet posting their recipes for fat bombs. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and throw mine up too!Since it's Fall, I decided a little bit of allspice won't hurt - I love it at this time a year. Talk about quick and easy, this recipe combines chocolate and peanut butter - one of the best combinations in existence. It practically makes my mouth water every time I think of it. Add in a dash of allspice, and you've got yourself a tasty treat ...

The Importance of Fats in a Ketogenic Diet

The Importance of Fats in a Ketogenic Diet

There are four main types of fats that we see in everyday life — each one comes with a handful of misconceptions and misinformation that has built up over the years.Saturated fats are typically demonized as the fat that causes heart disease, while vegetable oils usually get a free pass for being healthy. However, the truth is much more nuanced than this. To be optimally healthy, we actually need varying quantities of different types of fats.A Brief Overview of the Four Fats The way ...

1 Minute Molten Chocolate Brownie

1 Minute Molten Chocolate Brownie

While it's a rare occasion, I might still have the macros left for a protein-heavy dessert. Or, if I'm hungry midday and want a higher protein option to pair with something fatty, this does a great job. Yep, it's made with protein powder!We're aiming for a molten consistency here, so we want to under cook the cake a little bit. Imagine cake with a bit of melted ice cream on the side - that's what we want! There’s a ton of things you can do to make this exactly what you want – add cinnamon, ...

Hearty Crock Pot Chicken Stew

Hearty Crock Pot Chicken Stew

So I've had these chicken thighs sitting around for a while, and I couldn't decide what to do with them. I didn't want to only grill them, so I decided to get the crock pot out and make some sort of stew.The end results were surprisingly good! Although it might look like a stringy mess, it tastes absolutely delicious. The peppers cooked down so they are virtually nonexistent, but the mushrooms give a nice texture change. I've found that it ends up tasting even better after it's been ...

Low Carb High Fat: My Journey with Food

Low Carb High Fat: My Journey with Food

I first want to say that I made this site to try to help and motivate people that are in the same situation as I was. Confidence almost hitting ground none – not able and not wanting to live the life of being overweight.I've made a group on Facebook where all low carb high fat dieters’ can talk and get together for support, so if you’d like to join you can! Even if you haven't started a low carb high fat diet yet, don't hesitate to join us – we try to help everyone and answer everyone's ...

How to Cook Perfect Crispy Bacon in the Oven

How to Cook Perfect Crispy Bacon in the Oven

I like to think one of the main reasons we switch over to a ketogenic diet is not for losing weight or living a healthier lifestyle, but for the love of the glorious bacon we get to eat all the time. Don't get me wrong, losing weight and living healthy is great, but not as great as the first taste of bacon you get in the morning on a daily basis!Being as I consume bacon so often, I was starting to get tired of the same old pan fried, semi-dry and sometimes soggy mess that ends up coming out. ...

Intermittent Fasting on a Keto Diet

Intermittent Fasting on a Keto Diet

Intermittent Fasting, or "IF", is a relatively new craze that is used as a supplement to your diet. It revolves around the timing of your food intake, and can have some benefits in the long run. There are quite a few people misinformed on fasting, so we’ll clear that up and explain how intermittent fasting can be useful.On your ketogenic journey, it's important to know that your success is not only dictated by eating enough fat and protein and restricting carbs. When you eat, how often you ...

The Best Low Carb Vegetables for Keto

The Best Low Carb Vegetables for Keto

Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy low-carb diet, but sometimes we’re stuck with decisions we might regret later. Some vegetables are high in sugar and don’t cut it nutritionally – so we need to weed them out. Make sure to be careful when eating vegetables as their carb counts do add up quickly.Below you'll find a quick visual guide on the best (and worst) low-carb vegetables for keto. Keep scrolling down to see a complete list of the most commonly consumed vegetables. At the ...