Side Dish Ideas

Not all side dishes require recipes, but since keto takes away some of the basic side dish options, I though a list of ideas would be helpful. Vegetables - Fresh, frozen or canned.... Fresh vegetable plate with dipSeasonal vegetables - grilled or roasted. Bok choy, zucchini, onions, cabbageGreen beans - Plain or add some butter... Continue Reading →

"Potato" Salad

Summer is here and I miss potato salad. I decided if I can make mashed cauliflower work so well, I can make a "potato" salad too. You can use your favorite potato salad recipe and just swap out the potatoes for cauliflower...Here is mine. "Potato" Salad Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower 1/2 onion (I like... Continue Reading →

Broccoli Salad

A simple vegetable dish that can be adapted to any taste. A healthy side dish or a light dinner. The purple notes are my additions and substitutions. This only takes minutes to make and holds up in the refrigerator well. It would make a great potluck or BBQ addition. Broccoli Salad Ingredients: For the Salad... Continue Reading →

Low protein meals and snacks

I find myself going over on my proteins too often. My solution is save the majority of my proteins for dinner so I can have the good stuff. Here are some ideas for lower protein meals and snacks. Vegetables - Especially leafy ones can be filling and they typically don't add a lot of protein... Continue Reading →

Eating out – It can be done!!

Eating out does not have to be hard, once you know what you can eat and what to look out for, it’s easy. There is the obvious – Avoid bread, rice, potatoes and desserts. This included breaded/fried foods. Unless you have carb’ers with you…ask the server to not bring the bread. There is the not-so-obvious... Continue Reading →

Serving sizes

We (people, especially Americans) eat too much... of everything. Sugar usage is out of control, it's in everything, even things that are NOT sweet...weird. High fats and high sugars (together) are what make us overweight and unhealthy. Fats can be healthy if the right ones are consumed, but this rant is not about sugars, carbs... Continue Reading →

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

Best upgraded salsa ever, so good it can be eaten with a spoon. Make your own tortilla chips, use pork rinds, eat on tacos or sandwiches....it's amazing no matter what you do with it. This has quickly become a family favorite, my husband and daughter in law will block each other from the bowl and... Continue Reading →

Big Mac Salad

This is a great dinner recipe, and if you keep the meat and dressing separate, makes a great take along lunch. I have also just made the dressing and used it on regular (bunless) burgers. You can also crumble up leftover hamburger patties to make this. Big Mac Salad Ingredients: Salad 1 lb Ground beef1... Continue Reading →

Ranch Dressing

I love ranch dressing, but not the stuff in the bottle so much. When I go to restaurants it always tastes so much better. I figured it was because it was fresh and homemade....I was right. I decided to make my own and now I can't get enough. A couple of my kids have pretty... Continue Reading →

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