October 31, 2017

 This is my official "before" photo for the November Challenge!

Thinking of joining a challenge?  Or maybe you already did! If you're wondering what to do next, this is for you.

Ok, so first of all go read the blogs I posted under the "education" tab. That’s a lot of go...

October 27, 2017

 2 Fresh caught salmon fillets (or 1 large filet)

3 T butter

Seasoning Rub

1/4 t chili powder

1/8 t cayenne 

1/8 t cumin

1/4 t garlic powder

1/4 t onion powder

1/4 t paprika

1/4 t salt 

1/4 t pepper

Avocado Cream Sauce

1/2 very ripe avocado

1/2 t fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 clove m...

October 26, 2017

4 mozzarella cheese sticks

1/3 C grated Parmesan

2 T almond flour

1 egg - beaten

3/4 C olive oil (or other keto approved frying oil)

1/2 t garlic powder

1/4 t salt

1/4 t pepper

*bring olive oil to medium-high heat in a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet

1. Cut cheese sticks...

October 26, 2017

4 chicken breasts

4 slices provolone

3/4 C grated Parmesan

1 egg, beaten

8 oz can tomato sauce

2 T almond flour

1 t Italian seasoning

salt and pepper

1 T fresh minced basil

* preheat oven to 375*

1. Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness and set aside

2. Combine Parmesan and...

October 26, 2017

1 1/2 lb beef chuck roast (or similar)

1 C dry red wine

1 C beef stock

3 T olive oil

1 small red onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

* preheat oven to 350*

1. In a dutch oven, brown all sides of roast in olive oil, over medium- high heat

2. Set roast aside and reduce heat t...

October 18, 2017

*I am not a doctor or a nutritionist.  The following info has come from my own research and experience.  Be sure to do research of your own and consult your doctor before beginning a new diet.  I make no promises or guarantees....

October 17, 2017

I have a "spirited" 3 year old and a walking 10 month old.  My current life status is exhausted.  Actually if I'm really being honest, I'm mostly miserable.  My weekends consist of packing in personal care, grocery-getting, family adventures, meal planning, laundr...

October 17, 2017

Because a diet without Starbucks is no diet for me. 

Obviously a Pumpkin Spice Latte with extra whip is out of the question, but there are still many Keto-approved menu options. 

Things to note:

- check your label to be sure you're getting what you ordered

- you...

October 16, 2017

Everyone has that one pair of jeans in the back of the closet.  You know, the ones that you'll fit in "some day".  Well mine were a pair of size 14, boot-cut Silvers.  At 258 pounds and wearing a size 20 (which I fastened a hair-tie onto to give me an extra inch or tw...

October 16, 2017

2 lbs Beef (Aldi angus stew beef)

5 slices chopped bacon 

1 C chopped red onion

3 cloves minced garlic 

3 celery stalks chopped

10 baby carrots chopped

1 head cauliflower - tops only, chopped

3 C beef stock

1 C Cabernet Sauvignon - or other dry red

Salt and pepper to taste

6 T t...

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