Keto Funky Energy Drink Review

This keto friendly energy drink review is C4 Peach Mango Nectar, check it out and please hit the like & share also subscribe. We purchased this drink for the purpose of this energy drink review.

After making the video the drink did not make me jittery at all, I did feel focused, alert & about couple of hours later did enjoy a cup of coffee.

After watching please leave us a comment and let us know what keto friendly energy drinks you would like us to try. Enjoy

Keto Sloppy Joe’s – Quick & Easy

Ok so was having a couple of friends over to watch football and they are not on keto so thought I would whip up something tasty and yes, keto,,, A little dirty keto but never the less still keto.

So you might wonder, what is dirty keto? If you’re following a clean diet, that means you’re avoiding processed foods, whereas a dirty keto diet is one that doesn’t focus as much on whole foods, but rather seeks to adhere only to the macro-nutrient ratio – that is, the ratio of fat, protein and carbs – of the diet. Now my wife and I stay on a pretty clean keto journey but every now and then we get a little dirty… and really the only dirty part was the bread. We use Aldi’s Zero Net Carbs bread.

Now what you need it a 1Lb of Ground Beef, 1TSP of Onion Powder, ITSP Garlic Powder, Pinch Salt & Pepper. In a skillet, mix ingredient and brown you beef over medium heat. After it good and browned, drain the fat, add a 12OZ can of Pureed Tomatoes and simmer, to that add 1/4CP Truvia Brown Sweetener. Now most important (taste it) add maybe little more salt or pepper, it’s up to you. Toast a couple slices of your keto bread, break out some of your finest paper plates (so no dishes to do) other than the pan you cooked in and enjoy.

So simple takes about 20-30 minutes to make, feeds four easy and our friends had no idea they where eating a keto dish. Great for kids, I know when I was a kid mom would wipe up some sloppy joe’s and we loved it. I really think this taste better than hers did but please don’t tell her I said so…

Please feel free to tell a friend about our site, let us know what you would like to see or if there is a dish you would like me to convert to keto I would love to give it a shot. I love trying new recipes and so does my wife. That’s it for now, enjoy your keto journey.

Keto Meat Pie! YES!

Hello everyone, I don’t know about you but some things get me excited and I used to love a good ole Shepherd’s Pie and look what I found in my hunt for some new keto good eats. Keto Meat Pie, now it’s more like a cross between a shepherd’s pie & a deep pizza pie but hay I am down.

Now comes out to about 7g Carbs per serving so keep that in mind, go easy earlier in the day so you can get ready for it… The recipe came from Diet Doctor Recipe by Anne Aobadia, way to go Anne good job.

Watch the video and click Diet Doctor for full recipe

Try it out and let me know what you thought about your Keto Meat Pie and have fun with it, enjoy your keto journey and keep it funky (Keto Funky).

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.

Goodbye Muffin Top! 7 Ways to Shrink Your Muffin Top

Hello all you keto friends, I hope the New Year will be a rewarding & blessed one for each and everyone of you.

One of the folks I love to get information about living a keto lifestyle is a guy named Thomas DeLauer, he is a very smart and educated on keto. Before starting my keto journey I was researching how to start keto, I listened to many many people and read a ton of information and found a few folks, Thomas being one of them that offered good quality information, before just jumping in. His information gives not just opinions but the science behind his info, which I love and it has been working for my wife and I. So when checking youtube channel this morning I saw this video and had to watch. I watched and now I have to share it wit you.

As most of you know, I have dropped from 250lb to 187lb, I have been at the same weight for about 2 1/2 months now and I am so so happy with my results. I started working out to tone up my arms because I have extra skin and now looking at my muffin top. It is driving me nuts so this video is perfect timing for me and I hope it helps you.

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How Did Your Holiday Keto Journey Go?

Keto Couple

Ok so Christmas over, Hanukkah almost over, Boxing Day over & Kwanzaa almost over next is New Years and then the holidays are over. Wow, I don’t know about you but for me it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. We went to visit my mom for a traditional Christmas lunch where there was turkey, ham, potatoes, salad, and so on and so forth, there was stuff we could eat and we brought the candied nuts we made so we had some sweets, it was as hard as we thought it would be. 

From mom’s we went to my wife’s dad’s and there were tamales, pasole (Mexican chicken soup) potato salad, and yeah not much we could eat. I had some soup and picked out the hominy added cabbage and it was good. The funny thing was, I was still full from mom’s house but the old me thinks that each place we go I have to eat, but not this time. 

Something has changed, the way I look at food has changed. I don’t need to stuff myself everywhere we go because there is free food. I hear folks say they eat when they are sad, happy or when the food is free. I felt so good coming home and not passing out because I was stuffed. My wife and I were tired from the running but not stuffed and blotted from the food and by the way, we came home to a turkey we had cooking low and slow so now we can meal prep for the weekend & next week. 

I am so thankful for our new outlook on food, finally feeling like there is hope and we are in control. 

The Down Side: 

Ok so food wise we did great over the holidays BUT workout wise I failed. I have not worked out since 12/22 and won’t start back till 12/30 because I will be out of town for a few more days. My birthday is the 29th and we are on the run. I might get in a workout at the hotel late night 28th or early 29th but no promises. Monday I will get back at it hard and I will do some filming so you can see exactly what I am doing. I am not going to beat myself up over missing a few days, it’s not good but it is ok. 

My wife and I are so excited to be going into 2020 with a new outlook, new way of looking at food and goal to get toned up, tighten up some of this loose skin and helping others to get the same results so they can feel what we feel after years of suffering in silence hating the way we looked. I don’t want anyone to feel the way I did for so many years.  We, my wife and I will be interviewing each other next week, this should be interesting. We will not hold back, so if you have questions you would like us to answer post them in the comments section. It should be fun.

Happy New Year to all. My you and your families be blessed in the new year.

Keto Caramel Pecans ~ Holiday Perfection

Quick, we got a party to go to and looking for a simple snack idea to take with us and also the party host is Diabetic, so what to bring? Well good question, this was the dilemma I was having till I saw Sarah’s newest post from CJsKetoKitchen.com . Perfect timing, I have been following her for awhile and she has some awesome recipes. Please go check out her website and her YouTube channel.

This is her Keto Candied Caramel Pecans.  These are delicious, easy to make keto snack, with only 4 ingredients. Its a nice sweet keto treat that will hit the spot when your craving something sweet, something salt, something nutty.

Here are a few shots of my wife Debbie working the magic on these Keto Caramel Pecans. Please watch the video of Cj’s recipe below.

Recipe:

Equipment

  • Large Sauce pan or Dutch Oven

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole roasted pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted
  • 1 c. brown sugar substitute We use Sukrin gold
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Once the butter is melted, add the brown sugar substitute to the saucepan, and stir constantly until melted
  • Add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and stir to combine
  • Continue to cook down the mixture, stirring frequently for 7-8 minutes until it begins to thicken
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add in the pecan halves. Toss to coat them all well
  • Place the coated pecans in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Put the pecans in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to cool and harden
  • Once ready, break apart any chunks of pecans, and serve as is. Store extras in an airtight container

Notes

*All nutrition information is approximate. Please read and use your own labels for more precise information.

Nutrition (per serving) About 6 ServingsCalories: 259.3 | Fat: 27.7g | Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 3.08g | Net Carbs: 1g

Thank you Sarah @ CjsKetoKitchen for this awesome recipe.

General Tso Chicken Keto, OMG!

I don’t know about you, but I have been a fan of General Tso’s chicken for years. I love some good old Chinese food, and pretty much any Asian foods. It has always been one of my go to’s for take out or the buffet. It got the sweet, slightly spicy, and sticky goodness I love. So when I found this recipe I had to give it a shot and it’s great for a chilly night with the wife. So thank you to Sahil @ Headbanger’s Kitchen he did a awesome job developing this Keto friendly General Tso Chicken please check out his site. It’s not hard just a little prep, but it is so worth it! My wife Debbie got in on cooking, remember Team Work.

Ingredients

  • 17.64 oz Chicken Thighs You want to use boneless and skinless chicken
  • 0.18 oz Garlic
  • 0.18 oz Ginger
  • 1.76 oz Spring Onion Separate the white part and the green part.
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar 
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil 
  • 1/2 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine 
  •  Salt & Pepper to taste
  •  Psyllium Husk (as required)
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder 
  •  Oil/Lard/Ghee/Bacon Fat for deep frying
  • 1 Tbsp Chicken Fat
  • 1/4 Cup Chicken stock 
  • 4 Dried Red Chillies 
  • 1 Tsp Stevia or preferred sweetener to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Xanthan Gum (not in his recipe I added) Helps thicken sauce

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting the chicken thighs into small bite size pieces. Then in a large bowl add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and marinate with 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp vinegar, 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, baking powder and 1 egg.
  2. Then individually dip and coat each piece of chicken in the psyllium husk. Once done breading the chicken heat your oil for deep frying. You can alternatively shallow fry as well.
  3. Once the oil is hot fry the chicken in batches. It should take 3-4 minutes to cook each batch. Since I cook by intuition I cannot give you a temperature for the oil. But to test it I add a bit of the batter in and if it floats up the oil is generally hot enough.
  4. After frying the chicken set it on paper towels to drain of any excess oil.
  5. In a frying pan heat up the chicken fat or any Keto approved cooking fat and fry the garlic, ginger, chillies and spring onions.
  6. Fry until the garlic starts to turn golden brown and then add in the chicken stock, 1/2 tbsp vinegar, 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce and stevia and cook till it starts to reduce a bit and get syrup like. You can also add the cooking wine if you have access to that and also add some hot sauce if you want to make it spicier. If the sauce looks too little compared to the chicken add in some more chicken stock, this is where I added the Xanthan Gum a little at a time to keep from clumping up.
  7. Once the sauce has reduced a bit then add in the chicken and give everything a good mix. Once the chicken is fully coated garnish and finish with the green part of the spring onion.

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Avocado, Super Keto Food? Why?

One of my favorite things about being on a keto diet is the fact I get to eat Avocados and I don’t know about you but I love avocados. After starting keto and learning the benefits of avocados I was a happy fellow and my wife, she loves them to so there ya go.

What can you do with avocados you ask, well good question. You can cut that baby open, pluck that big seed and eat by it’s self or make Guacamole, Avocado Shake, Puddings, top a Salad, Extreme Fudge Avocado Cookies. So many goodies, you got to give them a try…

Benefits:

Although it’s chock full of calories, avocado is perfectly fine to eat on a keto diet, which is great because it’s loaded with good-for-you nutrients. In fact, they’re packed with the potassium your body needs to stay functioning properly.

When your body is low in potassium, it comes with an array of possible side effects, including: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility. Getting plenty of potassium in your diet can possibly prevent you from developing one of these health issues. Potassium may also help improve your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

However, the reason avocados are acceptable on the keto diet is that half of a medium avocado contains nine grams of carbs. Seven of those grams of carbs are fiber, which means you’re only consuming two grams of net carbs when enjoying your avocado. So, go ahead and have that avocado and enjoy.

• The amount of nutrients in avocado is very high.

• An average avocado has between 500 to 800mg of potassium which is good for energy, blood sugars and the heart.

• It is also a physiological relaxer that helps with your sleep and blood pressure.

• Folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, B vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A

• It is loaded with fat soluble vitamins which also enhance the absorption of other nutrients Keto-Friendly • Per cup, an avocado has 12 grams of carbohydrates

• Net Carbs: 2g / cup High Amounts of Fat

• 77% of avocado is fat – mostly monosaturated.

• Fiber ~ 75% of insoluble fiber • Food for bacteria • Insoluble fiber speeds up digestion – too much of it could give you diarrhea. • Two types of Insoluble Fiber: Fermentable and Non-Fermentable Phytonutrients

• Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, Anticancer, Antimicrobial, Supports blood sugar • Carotenoids (Fat Soluble) • Phytosterols