We are back and welcome 2021!

December was a month of changes for me. So I decided to take a little time off to get refreshed and rested so that this new year of 2021 can be a special year.

My plan is to continue sharing keto recipes through my blog so that you might see how easy Keto is to do and maintain. Food is so important in our lives. I have discovered how food can affect our moods and our joints.

Did you know that too much processed sugar can affect your moods? Processed sugar is not good for you. So if you only make one change in 2021 change from processed sugar to Monk fruit, Swerve or Erythritol. That one change can make a huge difference in your life and these are used one to one for regular sugar.

Second change would be to lower the number of grams of carbohydrates you consume each day. This has made a huge change in my life by taking away all my joint pain. I’ve taken a few months off during Covid to ease carbs back into my life. I can definitely feel the difference in the way that I feel.

So I’m just like you and getting back into the swing of things with Keto. Feel free to try our recipes and to share them with friends.

I will take the next three days to take most of the carbs back out of my diet so I can get back to a keto lifestyle.

So come join us in our keto lifestyle and see if making a few little changes to your eating style don’t help you feel better.

Keto Low Carb Lemon Bars

Keto Low Carb Lemon Bars

  • Servings: 16
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sugar Free at it's best


Ingredients

    Shortbread Crust
  • 2-1/2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered Swerve
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 large egg (whisked)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Lemon Filling
  • 1/3 cup powdered Swerve (or Monk Fruit)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper, hanging over the sides.
  2. Make the filling first, because it must be ready to go immediately when the crust comes out of the oven. In a medium bowl, stir together almond flour and powdered sweetener.
  3. Whisk in the eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest, until smooth. Set aside.
  4. To make the crust, combine the almond flour, sweetener and sea salt in a large bowl.
  5. Stir in the melted coconut oil, then the egg and vanilla. The dough will be crumbly, but able to be pressed together.
  6. Press the dough into the lined pan. Bake for about 13 to 16 minutes, until firm and golden.
  7. Remove the crust from the oven, and immediately pour the filling over the crust.
  8. Return to the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until filling is set, but still soft.
  9. Cool completely on the counter, without moving or cutting. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing.

Recipe Courtesy of WholesomeYum.com

Keto Belgian Waffles

Keto Belgian Waffles

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Wonderful and Easy Breakfast


Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon maple flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons Swerve or Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

Directions

  1. Pour the 1/3 cup coconut flour into a large mixing bowl or a food processor
  2. Place the softened cream cheese in next.
  3. Pour the maple flavor on top.
  4. Crack the 6 large eggs and add to the mixture
  5. Add the Monkfruit or Swerve Sweetener, baking powder and xanthan gum and blend thoroughly.
  6. Pre-heat your waffle iron and spray with either avocado cooking spray or your preferred non-stick spray.
  7. You will probably need to cook this waffle on the iron’s darker settings, about 3/4 of the way dark is about right on my waffle iron.
  8. Cook for about 4 minutes or until the waffle iron tells you it is ready.
  9. Plate them and smother with butter or toppings of your choice.
Recipe Courtesy of keto-daily.com

Do you Need ENERGY? Do you Want ENERGY?

How a Ketogenic Lifestyle is the Secret to Sustained Energy.

Are you always tired?

Do you have spurts of energy and then you crash – like after you’ve taken an Energy Drink?

Do you always have snacks around so you don’t become the Food Monster?

If you can relate to any of the above, then you need to read further.

SAD (Standard American Diet)
The SAD often consists of high intakes of

Refined flours (white bread, white rice, pasta)

Added sugar

Lots of boxed foods(processed) that contain ingredients cooked up in a lab.

So when we eat a diet consisting of mainly carbohydrates the starches are converted to simple sugar molecules or glucose. Your body then absorbs the glucose and gives you a spurt of energy. Then there comes a crash so we automatically go eat some more carbs and sugars and get that extra burst of energy and then crash. This goes on and goes on and becomes a vicious cycle. And for every time we eat more to get that little burst of energy out bodies are storing all those extra calories as fat.

We are definitely not doing our bodies any favors. This increase in energy and crash affects our bodies in different ways. In most cases, if nothing else, you are left feeling sluggish and craving that energy in the form of carbs and sugar.

Ketogenic Diet  

Step into the world of a Ketogenic Diet. It consists of about 5-10% carbohydrates, 15-25% Protein and the balance in healthy fats. The average person on a SAD eats around 225 grams of carbs every day. A keto diet limits this to less than 50 grams a day.

This forces your body to stop burning glucose and switches to a “fat adapted” state where it is burning fat for fuel – Ketosis. So this helps to eliminate the rise of energy and the crash that follows. It gives you a consistent flow of energy as it burns fat for fuel.

The only thing I recommend is that you don’t go cold turkey on the carbs and sugar, this leads to the keto flu and it isn’t fun. So each day eliminate a few more carbs and sugars so that you don’t run the chance of getting the keto flu.

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you will want to buy almond flour, swerve and/or erythritol to bake with.

Part of our blog each week will be recipes for desserts, breakfast ideas, lunch and dinner. There is a lot of good food out there. Organic meats that don’t have all kinds of fillers or antibiotics or hormones given to them is the best way to buy healthy meats. I especially love Butcher Box. Their choice of meats is all organic and you can structure the program to fit your needs and your choice of meats. AND best of all it delivers right to your house. Before I started using Butcher Box the only organic meat that I would eat was wild game once in a while. Once you start eating organic you may never go back to the grocery store for meat. It has amazing flavor that store bought meats don’t seem to have.

If you should have any questions about a Keto Lifestyle, please feel free to contact us or comment on our blog. I love helping people feel BETTER.