Showing posts from November, 2018

Keto Nutella Recipe

I am a tad bit obsessed with Nutella...some might even call me an addict. The sad part about that is that Nutella really doesn't fit in with my ketogenic lifestyle. That was why I was pumped to find a keto friendly Nutella recipe over at this site . First, it was really easy to make and a very limited cleanup. There are just a few ingredients and all just added into a food processor or high powered blender.  Did it taste exactly like Nutella? No. Did it fulfill my Nutella craving? Yes! Sometimes when we choose to make a lifestyle change we have to make some sacrifices...Nutella just might have to be one of mine! Enjoy!  Servings : 6  servings Calories :  158   kcal Total Carb: 4.74 g Dietary Fiber: 2.72 g Ingredients 3/4   cup   hazelnuts   toasted and husked** 2 to 3   tbsp   melted coconut oil   can sub avocado oil 2   tbsp   cocoa powder 2   tbsp   powdered Swerve Sweetener 1/2   tsp   vanilla extract Pinch   salt Instructions

Keto Dinner Rolls

These dinner rolls were BOMB! I felt like I was eating a regular biscuit. I am considering making them again and creating an egg sandwich or something incredibly tasty. If you have been eating keto and have been craving bread or a roll do yourself a favor and go make this recipe right now!  INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces cream cheese (block - not spreadable - no additives) 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (low moisture - part skim - no additives, preservatives, etc) 4 large eggs 4 tablespoons aluminum free baking powder 1 1/3 cups almond flour  1 tablespoon unsalted butter INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 400° F In a small pot over low heat melt the cream cheese and mozzarella together. It should resemble a thick gooey paste. Add the melted cheeses to a large bowl along with the baking powder, almond flour, and eggs. Mix until smooth and let stand 10-20 minutes. Roll into 24 balls and chill in the refrigerator for at least another 10 minutes.  Melt the butter

10 Healthy Holiday Survival Tips

Overall, I love the holidays. Thanksgiving is my favorite. My family comes from all over the country and each one brings their favorite dish. We have stuffed artichokes, bread, every pie you can imagine, bread, my aunt Mary's sweet potato casserole loaded with all the toppings, get the point. Although I love indulging in my favorite holiday treats, in the past, I have let it lead to months of overindulging which led to me feeling like crap. Today I am going to share with you 10 tips on how to enjoy the holidays without overdoing it!  Tip #1 Set Realistic Goals Losing weight during the holiday season although very doable when disciplined can be pretty difficult. There is an excess of food, desserts, and tempation all around. Maybe instead of setting a goal of losing 10 pounds during the season, you set a goal of maintaining the weight that you have already lost. My plan is to maintain during the holiday season, stick to my routine of drinking lots of wat

Keto Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Biscuits

Anytime we can make a bread like substance keto friendly I am in love. That paired with the spice of jalapeno and the savory bacon had me in love with these biscuits! These will definitely be added to the sides I am bringing to the Messina's this Thanksgiving!! INGREDIENTS 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 large egg 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning  1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 1/4 cups blanched almond flour 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup water 6 strips thick cut bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeno slices DIRECTIONS Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F Beat cream cheese and egg together with a hand mixer until well combined.  Add cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder and mix using a rubber spatula. Mix in almond flour, heavy cream, and water. Fold crumbled bacon and chopped jalapenos into the dough.

Keto Thanksgiving: Cauliflower Mash

I definitely was not expecting the amazingness that was this recipe. I have had cauliflower mash in the past, and there really aren't any special ingredients, but it was SO good! I honestly feel like we could fool some people with this one. I will absolutely be bringing this over to my parent's house this Thanksgiving!  Ingredients 1   medium   Cauliflower   approx. 1.4lb 3   ounces   Butter 1   teaspoon   Salt 1/2   teaspoon   Pepper Instructions Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Cut the cauliflower into evenly sized florets. Gently add the cauliflower to the boiling water and cook for 5-8 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender. Drain the cauliflower really well and return it to the warm pot. Add the butter, salt, and pepper. Blend the cauliflower with a stick blender until there are no lumps. Allow the mash to sit and rest for 3 minutes and then blend a second time. This rest and blend step makes the cauliflower ext

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake

This one is definitely in my top 10! I got this pumpkin cheesecake recipe over on the Pruvit blog and dayummm was it good! All I have to say is thank god for roommates or this whole thing would have been in my stomach!  Crust Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 cups walnuts, crushed 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Optional: For a sweeter crust add 1 tablespoon of Swerve Instructions: 1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well blended. 2. Press into a pie pan and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. 3. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Cheesecake Filling Ingredients: 16 oz cream cheese, softened 1 cup powdered Swerve 1 packet Pumpkin Spice KETO//KREME 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream 2/3 cup pumpkin puree 2 tsp pumpkin spice 1 tsp vanilla Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth. 2. Place cheesecake filling in walnut pie crust 3. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until set. 4. Enjoy!