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 Some of them are originally made with chicken, but turkey works equally well.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!
We fondly call this low carb gumbalaya because it’s a little bit gumbo and a little bit jambalaya. It’s a lot delicious! Very hearty with a thick broth, chicken, kielbasa, and shrimp. It has just a few veggies–onion, bell pepper, and okra and is delicious on its own […]
Makes 8 servings This easy skillet dish cooks up quickly and leaves me with only one pan to wash, which I appreciate. I also giggle about calling it “skinny” because I took that name from a low-fat version that I used to make when there was nothing skinny […]