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Low Carb Nuts – The Best and Worst Nuts (and Seeds) for the Keto Diet

Low Carb Nuts – The Best and Worst Nuts (and Seeds) for the Keto Diet

Nuts are known for their vitamin, mineral, fiber, and healthy fat content. What is often overlooked, however, is how many carbs they add to the diet. Since nuts are designed by nature to provide nourishment for a new plant, each one comes with some net carbs in the form of starches and sugars. This is why it is crucial to consider the carb counts of each nut before you incorporate them into your keto lifestyle. To give you a better idea of what the best nuts are for keto, let's take a look ...

Keto Indian Food: Guide to Eating Out and Making Your Own

Keto Indian Food: Guide to Eating Out and Making Your Own

Each Indian dish is packed with a diverse array of flavors and textures that are unmatched by other popular cuisines. Though the herbs and spices behind each satisfying bite are keto-friendly, they are usually paired with carb-dense ingredients that can keep us from experiencing the benefits of ketosis.  Fortunately, there are plenty of menu items and keto recipes you can choose from to get your Indian food fix. In this guide, we will dive into the world of keto Indian cuisine so you can ...

Mexican Food on the Keto Diet & Lifestyle

Mexican Food on the Keto Diet & Lifestyle

One of the most rewarding food journeys starts when we skip the tortillas, rice, and beans and dive deeper into the rich world of keto-friendly Mexican cuisine. From the Americanized versions of Tex-Mex, Cal-Mex, and New Mexico-style to authentic metropolitan and coastal Mexican cuisines,  you will find plenty of dishes that are full of flavor and low in carbs. However, it is crucial to be aware of what to eat and avoid before you try to satisfy your craving for these rich and fulfilling ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Keto-Friendly Salad Dressing: Buying Tips, Restaurant Options, and Quick Recipes

A Comprehensive Guide to Keto-Friendly Salad Dressing: Buying Tips, Restaurant Options, and Quick Recipes

Greens, meat, and high-fat dressing — the quick and easy keto trinity that’ll help you meet your needs for vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, and protein in one low-carb meal.  Finding a healthy and tasty keto salad dressing, however, can get tricky when you venture beyond olive oil and vinegar. Most of the popular dressings will either be high in sugar or packed with inflammatory oils (and sometimes both). Even dressings that seem keto-friendly may still contain unhealthy ingredients. To ...

Our Top 10 Keto Friendly Salads

Our Top 10 Keto Friendly Salads

The most delicious and healthy way to get more veggies in your diet is with a keto salad recipe. But why must we have the distinction of "keto salad"? Aren't all salads — with their leafy green and oily dressings — low-carb and keto-friendly anyway? Not necessarily. Many popular salads come with sugary dressings, bread, and croutons that turn one of the healthiest meals you can consume into a delivery mechanism for more carbs and unhealthy ingredients. Fortunately, your salad doesn't have ...

April Feels Better at 47 than She Did at 27!

April Feels Better at 47 than She Did at 27!

My LCHF/keto journey has been unique to me, just like most others truthfully. When I started during June of 2016, I was fed up with being tired all the time, having no energy, struggling to stand up from a floor-seated position, and having to take meds for constant acid reflux. I wasn’t 100% sure how to eat because as a vegetarian, I didn’t eat red meat, pork, chicken, or beef. I decided to add fish and other seafood back to my diet to make this work, and I figured out how to move forward by ...

What is Saturated Fat? The Truth about These “Bad” Fats

What is Saturated Fat? The Truth about These “Bad” Fats

Saturated fat has been known for decades as being a “bad” or “unhealthy” type of fat. However, the truth is saturated with complexity. For example, specific types of saturated fats and different foods rich in these fats can vary in how they affect our health. These fats can also impact each of us differently depending on our genetic vulnerabilities. For most people, however, this “bad” fat actually has a neutral or positive effect on health, particularly when consumed as a part of a carb ...

Spicy Peanut Tofu Lettuce Cups

Spicy Peanut Tofu Lettuce Cups

If you have been wanting to try tofu for the first time, this recipe is perfect for beginners! Tofu takes on the flavor of what food or sauce it has been cooked with, which makes it very versatile in vegetarian and vegan keto cooking. This recipe combines sweet with spicy in a thick and creamy peanut sauce and is wrapped in a leafy lettuce cup. These are then topped with crunchy peanuts and fragrant green onion for extra crunch! In typical tofu preparation, you must press the tofu to ...

Asparagus and Gruyere Keto Quiche

Asparagus and Gruyere Keto Quiche

Quiche has to be one of my all-time favorite dishes to whip up when I’m craving something Quiche has to be one of my all-time favorite dishes to whip up when I’m craving something savory and filling for breakfast. There’s something about a buttery pastry crust paired with cheesy whipped eggs that is so satisfying. This is true whether it be a lazy Sunday morning or reheated on a busy weeknight! This past weekend I had some extra time and made a double batch of this super simple and easy ...

Low Carb vs. Keto Diet: What’s the Difference?

Low Carb vs. Keto Diet: What’s the Difference?

There has much been much debate on low carb diets vs keto diets and the differences between the two diets. Low carb diets have been rising in popularity with no signs of dropping off. This is not surprising when you consider the success of thousands and thousands of low carb dieters who have rapidly lost weight and kept it off while improving their overall health at the same time. Even the current literature supports the effectiveness of low carb diets for weight loss and health ...