Keto on a budget? Yes it can be done! A common complaint is that Keto is too expensive, so I wanted to see just how much I could get for under $80..and how many of my recipes I could make with just those ingredients. So here’s my under […]
Well we all know that meat is a huge part of the Keto WOE. I recently raided the meat department at a local grocery store to see what I could find…and I found a bunch of great deals to help me make a bunch of great meals. Check […]
Keto through surgery and recovery is tough but it is possible. Here’s how we did it. Nothing to eat after midnight. David had a high fat dinner of sausage with cheese with bacon before bed. Because he was fasting, I fasted. Wasn’t about to eat in front of […]
This is super, super easy and is perfect for winning over friends and family! You can add bacon, more spice–make it your own! For this recipe I made a HUGE batch for a family get together. Here’s the recipe: 3 large cans of chicken (or use fresh, cooked […]
Over the last several years, we’ve shared not only our family’s keto journey, but our family in general. Many of you have watched as the kids have grown up and I’ve become the shortest member of the family! You’ve come to know our fur babies Winston and Banjo, […]
This Egg Drop Soup is another quick, easy, and inexpensive meal from my book, Crazy Busy Keto! Sharing this because it’s perfect for cold winter months or when you’re fighting a cold or flu bug. You can easily use just four basic ingredients: broth, egg, sesame oil, and […]
Pick your favorites and let’s get going! Shopping can be fun again.
Trying to build your perfect Keto Kitchen? Well we want to help. In a previous video we showed you some of the appliances we use everyday….now we want to share to of the most useful kitchen tools I have. These tools all cost less than $40 and can […]
As always we try to provide you with some the tools and resources you might find to be helpful when trying to live the #ketolifestyle. Today I wanted to give you a glimpse into my Keto Kitchen to see some of the tools and appliances that I use […]
Okay, you’ve seen 90-second bread, but hear me out. This is 90-second toast because it’s really pretty awesome toasted, but just kind of ‘meh’ straight out of the microwave. This is the absolute closest I’ve come to something like a toasted English muffin. It’s great with Creamy Skillet […]
I get asked a lot of questions about my books. Which book is best to get started? Which has the most dessert recipes or which should I recommend to my friend who wants to go keto? Well, the answers usually depend on which stage of the keto lifestyle […]
Gingerbread cookies and Christmas cut out cookies are a tradition for many families. Instead of forgoing the tradition, we use a low carb cookie dough. As you can see from the end of the video, the kids enjoy the process even if it isn’t always Norman Rockwell worthy! […]
Regardless of the holiday, extended family love for David to smoke the turkey. He obliges even though it means he needs to get started a few days in advance. And we all reap the benefit! From the juicy, tender smoked turkey to the carcass that yields a hearty […]
People are always asking about the ingredients in my Cooking Keto with Kristie cookbooks and recipe videos so we’ve started a series of videos to show you where I shop and what I buy for my family. This batch of goodies was found at my local Harris Teeter. […]
Hey y’all! The elves have been busy around here! We’ve got something fun that you can have by Christmas morning IF you hurry! We have partnered with a new merchandise platform called TeeSpring to give all of you the opportunity to purchase shirts and other merchandise with our logos […]
People always ask about the ingredients in my Cooking Keto with Kristie cookbooks and recipe videos so we thought it would be a good idea to share with you the haul from my latest trip to ALDI. ALDI is a great local grocery store that I love to […]
We love that our members share their NSV’s with us every day..because no doubt someone else in the group can relate to their story and it helps bring us all together. It is great knowing you are not alone in your weight loss journey. Lacy recently had an […]
Low Carb Cocktails to enjoy your weekend AND stay on plan Margarita I jigger tequila 10 drops liquid sucralose or your preferred sweetener 1/8 teaspoon orange extract 2 tablespoons lime juice Lemon Drop Martini 1 jigger of vodka 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 8 drops liquid sucralose or […]
This super easy, but elegant dish would make a perfect option for Christmas morning. It’s easy to adjust the servings and to customize with your favorites. Plus, it can easily be made in less than 12 minutes start to finish! Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this […]
We wanted to share another fantastic Keto Success Story from one of the members of our Low Carb Journey Facebook Group. Today we throw the NSV spotlight on Betty Gallen who shared her recent experience with a surgeon. Her experience just speaks to the ways #ketoliving and the […]
The headline grabbed my attention, and I couldn’t resist reading a news article about a 46-year-old woman who defended herself against a rabid bobcat. As she readied herself for the attack, one thought raced through her mind: I’m not going to die today. She met the wild, rabid […]
This is my low carb pecan pie cheesecake and I’m really pleased with it. In spite of what I say in the video, follow the directions in the video for the recipe. Low Carb Pecan Pie Cheesecake Crust ¾ cup almond flour 1/3 cup granulated sweetener 1/3 cup […]
An Advent Calendar is a fun way to count down to Christmas. We’ve had them with chocolates (pre Keto) and I’ve seen them with wine and cheese. My Sweet G even made her own one year with a muffin tin and little trinkets found around the house! It […]
Folks often ask which brands are my favorites, so I put together this Amazon storefront for Cyber-Monday so that you can see for yourself! Always comparison shop for prices as these may not be the best prices, but you can at least see the brands I use in […]
These ‘leftover’ recipes are so yummy, that you might just want to make an extra turkey. It would be a shame if you didn’t have enough leftovers to make these recipes! Some of them are originally made with chicken, but turkey works equally well. My Number 1 choice […]
Really excited to share this recipe as it’s one of the only bread recipes that Grace really enjoys. In fact, we’re featuring it in our book, Growing Up Keto, which will be released in spring 2020! Low carb yeast rolls is one of the very few low carb […]
We wanted to share another fantastic Keto Success Story from one of the members of our Low Carb Journey Facebook Group. A bad experience at a theme park turns into an epic NSV. There’s no magic required to get aboard Harry Potter ride…just #KetoLiving. Join me saluting Kim […]
Let’s talk about cholesterol. We have so many questions that come in about the effects of keto in cholesterol levels…and we hear about so many doctors that actually warn patients away from the #ketolifestyle because they just don’t know the facts! So…let’s talk about it. Here’s the reference […]
I’ve been making this low carb stuffing for the last 5 Thanksgivings. We love the sausage, mushrooms, celery, etc., but I’ve changed out the “bread” a few times. I’ve used soul bread and cornbread. The cornbread is by far our favorite! This year, I MAY try a mix […]
We are 1 week from Crazy Busy Keto and a week from Thanksgiving…so how about another giveaway? This time you can WIN a FREE copy of Crazy Busy Keto and a FREE copy of Keto Gatherings filled with low carb recipes perfect for Turkey Day. You can win […]
Traveling keto! So as you probably know I spent much of the last week in Stockholm. Eating Keto when traveling can be difficult….but if you plan well you can certainly pull it off….unfortunately there is a saying about best laid plans…. So the Friday morning I’m leaving for […]
We see so many amazing keto success stories in our “Cooking Keto with Kristie” Facebook Group that we decided it was time to shine the spotlight on a few. This week we salute member Candy Martin for not 1 but 2 “non-scale” victories. Candy Martin you are amazing! […]
My grandmother always made the best hot chocolate . She started with cocoa powder and water, and I loved when she made it for me. Sadly, my own children got cocoa mix until we went low carb, and I was determined to make my own. My Keto friendly […]
Thought you guys might want to see our menus or menu options this week while Kristin P and I are working and eating in Stockholm. Tonight, we will choose from this menu. For the other nights, the menu is chosen and we will eat a common meal, choosing […]
Makes 2 servings Prep time: 2 minutes, plus 5 to 10 minutes to cool Cook time: 3 to 4 minutes Using precooked sausage or leftover sausage or browning sausage ahead of time makes this a really quick meal. My kids can assemble it themselves, or I can prep […]
It’s Halloween which can be a tough time to make good decisions when living a Keto lifestyle. Here are a few tips to not only make healthy choices for yourself but advice on how to encourage good habits for candy hungry kiddos. Get our Low Carb Chili Recipe
Makes 8 servings This very low carb chili makes 8 generous servings. Consider that there is three pounds of meat in the recipe which ensures that it is hearty and filling. One of the reasons that I’ve added so much meat is because chili can be high carb. […]
That word has popped up in at least 4 different places for me over the past week. And all in the context of food… First, there was a conversation about the upcoming holiday season and someone said, “What if someone just wants to enjoy the holiday and eat […]
The very first copy of my new book “Crazy Busy Keto” has finally arrived….and it’s time for the official “unboxing”…..with the help of “J” and the dogs of course. Can’t wait to share this book with all of you! The book will be released on November 26th online, […]
Pi day just got infinitely better! A rich, chocolate filling and a light meringue crust make a great formula for Pi day. The meringue crust was something my grandmother made just a few times. I’d forgotten about it until I was thinking about Pi day and what I […]
Let’s look at the hype and some reliable resources to reassure our female (and perhaps our male) members that consistently eating whole, real foods like meat, full-fat dairy, and vegetables and NOT EATING processed packaged foods created in a factory, will result in personal crotch calamity.
My latest book, Keto Living Day by Day, includes a complete 4-week guide to following a ketogenic diet. We will use the book like a textbook and the guide I’m providing here like an active “class”, so that you have support every single day of the 28.
Here’s how to follow the 28 day guide and what you need to do NOW to prepare for September 10th.
When I compiled a collection of all of my Pumpkin Spice recipes, I came up with nine. Nine? That’s not an even number, so just to tidy up the list, I decided to share my Pumpkin Spice Dutch baby recipe.
When I took the first bite, I nearly cried. My eyes closed, I was transported to my Grandmother’s kitchen just as it was when it was overwhelmed by Christmas baking and cooking. It was G who pulled me back in time as she said, “Mom, is it wrong that I’m really glad that Dad doesn’t like coconut?! I really don’t want to share this!” We savored that cake, each being considerate of the other and only having a few bites over several days. As I offered her the last crumbs, she said, “This. Mom, THIS cake is what I want for my birthday.”
If you’re following along on the 28-day guide in Keto Living Day by Day, we’re starting week 2 on Monday! The first week has been GREAT fun, and I love the progress that folks have made so far. Now, I know that it’s a holiday week, so you may need to adjust this menu to fit your celebration plans.
Meal planning may or may not excite you. If it doesn’t it, I understand, and I won’t hold it against you; however, if you like having a guide to meals that are truly low carb (or ketogenic), then I think you’ll like this.
What can you accomplish in 28 days?
While I don’t love tracking my food intake, it can be a very powerful tool for troubleshooting. In fact, in my Facebook group, if you complain of a stall or of not losing weight quickly enough, you’re likely to be asked for a 5-day food journal. In my […]
Dinner in 20 minutes with foods already in your kitchen? Yes please! This is an absolute favorite at our house and really easy clean-up!
If you’ve never made a Dutch Baby, now’s your chance! Simple ingredients, easy clean-up, and smiles all around!