90 Second Bread – Easy Bread

This is a staple in our keto journey, 90 second bread. If your craving a sandwich but don’t have any bread, this is a quick easy and tasty fix. You can play around with the recipe for different results, some like sweeter some don’t like it sweet at all.

You will need a few ingredients: 1/3c Almond flower, 1/2tsp Baking powder, 1tsp Sweetener, 1tbsp Oil or Butter, 1 Egg.

  1. Melt butter if using butter, if using oil don’t melt.
  2. Combine butter or oil with almond flour, egg, baking powder, and salt in the mug; whisk until smooth.
  3. Microwave at maximum power until set, about 90 seconds. Let cool for 2 minutes before slicing.

Now we like to cut in half and brown on both side, works great for sandwiches or burgers. Enjoy

Corona-virus, Social Distancing, Nope It’s Keto Snacks

I know we have been stuck home hearing all about the Corona-virus, social distancing, look I don’t know about you but I am so over it. My heart & prayers go out to all that are affected by this across the world.

My wife and I are both essential workers so we have been going to work then coming home and chilling. Thank God the weather is getting warmer so we can start swimming. I have been getting our and riding the motorcycle but I am ready for all this to be over. I hope this isn’t the new normal. Take this opportunity to try new things like cooking, cleaning, gardening, car cleaning, taking to your neighbors (please allow 6 feet) call family members, what about working out… I know I always make the excuse I would work out but I just don’t have the time. I should be buffed by now!

I was going though YouTube looking at some older, good & quick snacks because it seems like I keep making the same stuff, so I need some new ammo in my keto arsenal…

I ran across this from the folks at Keto Connect and it’s easy, fast and tasty snack.

Folks stay health on your keto journey and I am sorry it took so long to get this out, I will be posting more sooner just been dealing with life and it’s been a little crazy. Love your families.

Also how do you feel about doing a once a week keto zoom-room? Let us know in the comments.

PB&J – YOUR DOING IT WRONG

PB&J – I was missing my good old PB&J so the other day my wife pulled out the keto bread (HEB Fresh), I grabbed a couple pieces covered both sides with thin layer of all natural peanut butter, then threw small hand full of blue berries on… Slapped together, now my wife looking at me like I was nuts till I offered her a bit…

She said dang that’s good… So give it a shot. and yes I could have smashed up the berries but naaaa, I like it my way.

Keto Chocolate Crunch Bar – Krackel / Rice Crispy Fat Bomb

I was looking for something new, portable & sweet to snack on while running around this weekend and I found it. I wanted to share with everyone because it’s a super easy recipe and for those of you like me looking for new foods and looking for easy to make snacks this baby hits the mark plus my wife loves chocolate.

This recipe is from the folks at Serious Keto please check them out.

INGREDIENTS

6 Scoops of Protein Puffs

3 TB Butter

1/8 TSP Vanilla Extract

2 TB Swerve Confectioners Sweetener

3 TB Almond Butter or Peanut Butter (Natural)

2TB Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

DIRECTIONS

  • Put one scoop of protein puffs into each cavity of a six cavity loaf mold. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan over low heat, add the butter, coconut oil and vanilla extract and whisk until melted.
  • Add the Swerve confectioners and whisk until melted, then turn off the heat.
  • Add the almond butter and whisk until melted.
  • Add the cocoa powder and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate sauce over the puffs (see video for tips), then refrigerate for at least one hour to allow the candy bars to firm up.

Please share with your friends & family that are on a keto journey. Let us know what you would like to see.

Keto Sausage Balls | Super Easy & Taste Great

My wife, Debbie and I went to her dad’s 82nd birthday party on Sunday (Happy Birthday Dad), now knowing they where having spaghetti and it wouldn’t be keto friendly we decided to take something we could enjoy and stay on track. Looking for something simple, quick & tasty, Sausage Balls!!!

We have made these a lot and whether on keto journey or not, they taste great. We where so glad we took extras because Debbie’s sister started keto diet and we got to share some with her. She ask for the recipe so I figured we would upload for everyone to try and enjoy.

There are a few different recipes but for the beginner I feel this is a super easy one. I am going to add a video of a YouTuber: Katherine Michelle she has a great YouTube channel with lot’s of good recipes so check her out…

Let’s get started….

Ingredients

1 Egg

1lb Pork Sausage

2 Cups Cheddar Cheese

1/4 cup Parmesan

1 Cup Almond Flower

1 tbsp Melted Butter

2 tsp Baking Powder

Salt (to taste)

1) Preheat oven to 350 2) Take a pan and brown sausage. 3) Mix every ingredient together in a bowl 4) Scoop mixture and roll into balls 4) Place balls on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 5) Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden, sample a few then sample a few more… 6) Store in Fridge

Hope you enjoyed, please share this site with friends and leave us comments.

Keto Super Bowl 7 Layer Dip (Score!!!)

Ok this Sunday is Super Bowl 54 and the Chief’s take on the 49’ers should be a great game. The game day is coming quick and people coming over or maybe your going to a friends to watch the game. What to make that everyone will like and you know we got to keep it keto!

Well the search is over, Seven Layer Dip. What’s awesome about this is you can use pork rinds as your chips and others can use regular chips it’s still going to taste awesome.

This recipe is from CJsKetoKitchen.com they have a lot of awesome, easy to make recipes. We check out there channel for new recipes all the time, check them out.

Who are you picking to win the Super Bowl? Me, I am going with this Seven Layer Dip, it’s a Winner! Thanks Sarah for another awesome recipe.

REMINDER: Please get those stories of your keto journey into us so we can share & inspire others to try this awesome new way of life. Email your store to: jgojeda@sbcglobal.net

We want to hear Your Story

Yes it’s true, we want to hear your store. What got you started on a keto journey, what struggles have you encountered, how do you feel now, what are your goals, how is your family with keto? Share with us and we will post your keto journey to help inspire others and if you have before and current pictures send them. Starting in February we will post your stories, again our goal is to inspire others and give hope to those struggling with weight-loss. Who inspired you?

Send your story to: jgojeda@sbcglobal.net

I know that when I started, I was kinda embarrassed to let anyone know I was starting another diet because I had failed so many times before, but after about four weeks I started seeing results and got excited. Now almost a year later my wife and I are sharing with any and everyone that will listen how we have done it. We are excited and we hope you are to, so send in your story.

Lazy Keto – Keto In A Pinch

Keto Couple

Lazy Keto (a) /ˈlāzē – kē to/  is a less restrictive version of the traditional high-fat, very-low-carb ketogenic diet. … The intention is to induce ketosis, a metabolic state in which your body burns fat as its primary source of fuel. Like most variations of the ketogenic diet, lazy keto dramatically restricts your carb intake.

Yesterday was a super busy day, I was ripping & running all day and my wife was at work all day as well so we both got home around 5pm. I had not planned dinner so when Deb walked in we hung out for a minute she looks over as I am getting a cup of well needed coffee and she ask (what’s for dinner)? I was looking at the stove as if something was going to magically appear and it didn’t.

I remembered I had bought a pack of four Bacon, Cheddar, burger patties on sale at Walmart only $4.94 from $6.28, not to bad but how do they taste & will the shrink up? Who cares we are hungry! So here we go, pan check, olive oil spray check, salt & pepper check, spatula check and here we go.

I was totally impressed with how these burgers didn’t shrink up, flavor was awesome and the carb count could have been a little better but we where ok with that. Deb had a light lunch I had a small pack of cashews & pork rinds so the carbs didn’t put us out of wack. LAZY KETO!

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We loved the burger patties and I hope we can find them again and on sale would be awesome. If you in a pinch, lazy keto will work just keep tabs on your macros but don’t beat yourself up, this is a journey and not a race.

Leave comments, let us know what you do in a pinch? Lazy Keto?

Artificial & Natural Sweeteners On Keto

All artificial sweeteners are not created equal The FDA has approved five artificial sweeteners: saccharin, acesulfame, aspartame, neotame, and sucralose. It has also approved natural low-calorie sweeteners, Stevia and Monk Fruit. How the human body and brain respond to these sweeteners is very complex. So which one is right for you, well let’s look at a few and see what we find out.

Monk Fruit, or lo han guo, is a small green melon native to southern China and named after the monks who first cultivated it centuries ago. The health benefits of the fruit have been well-known in Traditional Chinese Medicine for decades, but its sweet little secret is finally making it into the wellness mainstream. Monk fruit sweetener is made from extract derived from dried fruit. The extract is 150-250 times sweeter than table sugar, has zero calories and carbs, and does not raise blood glucose levels.

Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguay. The active compounds are steviol glycosides, which have 30 to 150 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not ferment-able. Great for cooking in place of sugar, it’s what we use mostly in our recipes.

I want to share this video because Thomas DeLauer is great at explaining the effects of other sweeteners.

My go to sweetener is Truvia, Monk Fruit, what is yours? Comment below.

I Need Pizza! I Got Pizza!

Hello family, it’s been a couple of days since I last posted. I was struggling getting past my 187lb weight and this mornings weigh in was 185.6lb… Breakthrough, yes! It’s all about the baby steps but but it feels so good to get through the wall I was at for a few months. No I didn’t do a fast, all I did was up my salad and lighten up on the proteins while maintaining the fats. Sounds like science class but it’s super easy. Instead of 8oz of steak, I would go with a little smaller portion of chicken or fish add a big ole salad with some avocado slices. That’s a simple mod to the diet that did wonders.

So I was having a pizza craving and normally I like to make my chicken pizza crust but in my craving fit and not wanting all the proteins that would have added, I decided to do smaller personal pizzas, keto style. This is so simple, tasty and not bad for ya.

Not a good picture but pizza taste great

This is what we do and you can do the same or experiment, change things up just pay attention to your ingredients. We take low carb tortillas, Roa’s marinara sauce, cheeses (I used Parmesan & Mozzarella) and this one I used some pulled pork I had made a few days before, simple.

We like the HEB tortillas, but there are many out there to choose from:

Roa's Marinara Sauce is great for many recipes, very clean ingredients and not to bad on the carb count.

Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, on a cookie sheet place your tortillas let them get lightly browned about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, put a nice layer of mozzarella cheese on and return it to the over just for a few minutes till cheese starts to melt. While that is going on I used a non-stick pan to heat up some pulled pork, seasoned with salt & pepper, once it starting to sizzle I add some of the Roa’s marinara sauce. Pull your tortilla covered in melted cheese out of the oven, spread some of your sauced pork over and then cover the top with a mix of Mozzarella & Parmesan cheese, run it back into the over till nice melt with a little browning on top. Pull it out and WARNING: It’s going to be HOT! Let it stand for a few seconds before diving in and enjoy.

I used the pulled pork because I didn’t want to waist it but you can use pretty much any toppings from chicken, pepperonis maybe go veggie with some spinach, what ever you want to create. Try different types of cheeses, just give it a try I think you will like it I know my wife and I sure did.

Please leave us comments, let me know what topics you would like us to cover. Let us know how keto is working for you or if your having any issues. We want to help you with getting fit and enjoying life. God bless.