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Keto Steak Tacos with Cheese Shells

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I know what I am doing this Taco Tuesday!!! Who's coming to join? Seriously though these steak tacos were really easy and quick to make. The cheese shells were on point and were just like regular taco shells. Next time around I am thinking about turning this dish into nachos!! Ingredients: 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided1 packet taco seasoning1 New York strip steak1/4 stick butterdiced lettuce, for toppingdiced tomato, for toppingsour cream, for toppingsliced avocado, for toppingsliced jalapeƱo, for toppinglime zest, for topping

Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a Silpat. Set out four glasses that are similar in height and rest a wooden cooking spoon over each pair of glasses. These suspended spoons will be used to shape the tortillas.Divide cheese into three mounds on top of lined sheet pan. Use hand to flatten and spread cheese into circles spaced 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 10-15 minutes or cheese appears lacy and is golden-brown on…

A Week in The Life of Lazy Keto

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I have been loving this lazy keto life! I am feeling amazing, enjoying some pretty awesome recipes, and not to mention looking good. Many of you have been asking me what a week in lazy keto looks like, so here you go! 

First things first many of you might be wondering what the heck lazy keto even means. If that is you, check out the above video for an explanation.
Personally, in addition to lazy keto, I also implement intermittent fasting. Unfamiliar with intermittent fasting? Check out the video below, but if you are wondering why on my weekly meal plan I don't start eating until noon and end at 8pm, that is why. 

Weekly I have been sharing meal plans with you all, just like the one at the top of this post, and that really is exactly how a week in my life goes. 
I wake up, and the first thing I do is drink my ketones.

I usually like to start my morning with some Key Limeade or Heart Tart. Starting my morning off with ketones helps me to get the morning started right with energy, focus…

What is Lazy Keto?

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By now everyone has heard about the Keto diet (unless you have been living under a rock), but what is this lazy keto thing that everyone keeps talking about? Just in case you HAVE been living under a rock you can find out the basics of the keto diet by clicking here. Now that we got that out of the way, let's talk about what lazy keto is not. Lazy keto does NOT mean that you just throw all the rules of the ketogenic diet out the window and claim you're keto because you added avocado and bacon to your diet. What it does mean is that you are following the basic rules of keto, without being strict or counting your macros. 

For example, if I were to go to a burger place with my friends I would order a cheeseburger with all the fixings, hold the bun, over lettuce, add avocado, add bacon, hold the fries and sub veggies or a side salad. I am still following a ketogenic lifestyle, but I am not going to be counting to make sure that my macros are exactly as they should be. While doing l…

Lemon Garlic Steak with Zucchini Noodles

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Yes! I found something totally delicious, filling, and fits into my meal plan. This lemon garlic steak with zucchini recipe completely blew my mind. picture buttery deliciousness in noodle form with perfectly cooked pieces of flank steak and just the right amount of spice...YUM! Ingredients1 1/2 lb (650g) flank steak, sliced against the grain4 medium zucchini2 tablespoons olive oil4 garlic cloves, minced2 tablespoons butter or ghee1 lemon, juice and zest1/4 cup (60ml) low-sodium chicken broth1/4 cup chopped parsley1/4  teaspoon crushed red pepper flakesSalt and fresh cracked pepper, to tasteThe steak marinade 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos1/4 cup lemon juice1/2 cup olive oil1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce



DIRECTIONS 1. Combine the ingredients for the marinade in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag. Add the steak strips into the marinade, seal and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to one hour. 2. In the meantime, wash and trim the ends of the zucchini. Usin…

Intermittent Fasting For Beginners

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Recently I started a new nutritional journey that includes a low carb lifestyle with intermittent fasting. I must admit, when I first heard the term intermittent fasting it scared the crap out of me...fasting?? really? When I pictured fasting I pictured Gandhi...

No disrespect to Gandhi, but I wasn't prepared to starve myself. Luckily intermittent fasting doesn't mean I'm not eating for days and my dramatic self realized that it is actually a really cool concept! Intermittent fasting has been something that is completely doable for me and is now my preferred practice. 


The one that most people are familiar with and what most people start with as well as what I follow is called a 16:8 hour fast. Basically, all that means is that within a 16-hour window you are fasting and within an 8-hour window you are consuming your food for the day. All of your food will be consumed in that 8-hour window. For example, my first meal is at 12 noon and my last meal is finished by 8pm. I don&#…

Keto Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

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I made these cupcakes the other day for my friends birthday everyone loved them! They were quick and easy to make and tasted delicious. The chocolate ganache frosting definitely makes the whole cupcake! I will say that they taste much better when you let them chill in the fridge for a couple hours!
Ingredients
1/4cupalmond flour2tbspzero calorie sweetener (Swerve)1pinchsalt1/4 tspkonjac (Glucomannan) powder1/4tspbaking powder2tbspbutter,melted1largeegg1tspvanilla extractor 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder1tbspheavy cream
Instructions
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put 4 paper liners in either cupcake tin or silicone cupcake molds on a cookie sheet. Spray with vegetable oil spray, if desired. In a small mixing bowl (or cereal bowl) stir together the dry ingredients: almond flour, sweetener, salt, Glucomannan, and baking powder. Add all the wet ingredients: melted butter, cream, vanilla extract, vanilla, and egg.   Stir all ingredients until thoroughly mixed and not lumpy. Divide batter evenly into 4 pre…

Low Carb Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Pasta

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Yum!! This one is restaurant worthy! I would definitely pay to eat this. If you want to impress your friends...girlfriend...whoever, this is the recipe for you! Low carb, easy to make, and absolutely delicious. If you don't buy your zucchini already spiralized all you need is a spiralizer. My favorite is the Paderno Spiralizer. I have been using it for years and my zoodles come out amazing! If you try this recipe out, let me know how it goes! I want to see if you enjoy it as much as I do! 




INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp. butter, divided 1 lb. medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined Kosher saltFreshly ground black pepper3  cloves garlic, minced 3/4 c. heavy cream 1/2 c. grated Parmesan 1 c. halved cherry tomatoes 3 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley 3 tbsp. large zucchini, spiralized (or about 4 cups zoodles)

DIRECTIONS In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook until shrimp is pink and opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer shrimp t…

Low Carb Meal Plan Week 2

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I promised you all that as I continue and tweak this low carb/ketone journey that I am on I will share it with you all. So here you go, this is week 2 of my low carb meal plan! I decided this round I would get a little more creative with my meal choices and really mix it up a bit! I am a firm believer that any type of food I love can be ketofied or made into a lower carb option so that is what you will be seeing from me in the future!


If you want to know more about any of the keto/ketone products such as the Keto Kreme or Keto Kalm Teas on this meal plan, you can reach me at Messina1892@gmail.com. I would be happy to answer any of your questions!