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

Low-Carb Lasagna – Getting Your Italian On

Ok we are back and I don’t know about you but after the holidays are over and I have gotten my turkey and ham fix, now it’s time for some good old fashion Italian food, Lasagna. I have made this recipe many times and my wife & I love it, taste and texture are on point. It’s super easy to make and remember to try different recipes to keep you keto journey exciting and not boring. Food has to have good flavor, if it’s boring your not going to want to stick with it, so try new stuff. I would suggest to make a list of your favorite foods and see if there are keto recipes for them, that’s what I did and still do.

Ingredients

  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ lb fresh ground Italian sausage (or take sausage out of skin)
  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • 24 oz. unsweetened marinara sauce (we use Rao’s marinara sauce)
  • 16 oz. ricotta cheese (Whole Milk Ricotta cheese)
  • ½ lb sliced deli chicken breast or turkey (thick slice not pre-packaged)
  • ¾ lb Mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded mozzarella
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese (not the can, shred your own)
  1. Brown the ground beef, onion & sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season with salt & pepper. Add additional seasoning like basil or oregano if desired.
  2. Once the meat is cooked until no longer pink, strain and add in the marinara sauce. Stir to combine and let simmer on low for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a casserole dish, spread a small amount of red sauce on the bottom. Add a layer of chicken slices. Followed by another layer of red sauce and layer of ricotta cheese then add layer of mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers 2-3 times. End the layers with red sauce and then remaining mozzarella cheese.
  4. Pre-Heat oven at 400 degrees, Bake in the oven at 400 for 15 or 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly on top. Once you take it out of the oven let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving. At this point the house should smell like Olive Garden and lucky for you there is seating available…

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Starting A Keto Journey

Almost New Year and so many folks are going to get on the fitness kick, we want you to start and have a successful journey and not just a New Years resolution kick that ends in a few weeks.

For my birthday we went to a casino in Lake Charles and while play some poker met a really cool couple. The dealer at the table started taking about bulletproof coffee and my wife and I looked at each other and looked back at him and ask if he was doing a keto diet. He replied yes, he had started a couple of months ago and was telling us how he had lost about 20lbs and was excited. We started sharing our journey with him as well as the couple next to us, the husband said (if you had not mentioned you where fat I would have never thought you struggled with being over weight) I almost started to cry, inside I was doing a happy dance and for a biker that is huge. I got to share some tips with the dealer and the couple and I felt so good, then I hit a $500. winning hand and even felt better.

Coming back from our trip we stopped off in had late lunch with some friends and our friend Brandy shared she wanted help getting started on keto so this section is for her and anyone else starting out on keto.

FIRST STEP: Clean out refrigerator & pantry Watch video at bottom by Thomas DeLauer he provides so great resources for a successful keto journey.

THE BEST FOODS FOR A LOW CARB OR KETO DIET

This simple list summarizes what to eat on a low carb diet / keto diet :

  • Healthy fats like avocado and avocado oil, butter and coconut oil, olive oil,
  • Leafy greens like lettuce, cabbage, spinach and kale
  • Low carb vegetables that grow above ground, like zucchini, cauliflower and asparagus
  • Meat like beef and pork (bacon lots of bacon)
  • Poultry like chicken and turkey
  • Seafood like fish and shellfish, salmon is a great source of good fats
  • Full-fat dairy like cheese and heavy cream (try to avoid shredded cheeses, shred your own)
  • Eggs lots of eggs (stock up)
  • Sugar-free beverages like water, coffee and tea,
  • Herbs & spices like basil, dill and cinnamon, get Himalayan Salt, limit garlic & onion
  • Low carb condiments like mayo, hot sauce and mustard

Himalayan Salt, Why? One of the trickier aspects of the Ketogenic diet, especially to newbies, is understanding the importance of increasing salt consumption. As our body transitions from being a sugar burner to a fat burner, it reduces the amount of sodium stored in the body thus requiring more salt in our diet. Since keto excludes most convenient processed foods that are high in sodium, the amount of sodium consumed is naturally decreased as well. As a result, sodium levels often drop causing unpleasant side effects that can be easily avoided. Himalayan salt has minerals that your body will be missing so get your sodium & minerals all in one shot.

You can also enjoy these on a low carb keto diet in moderation:

  • Low carb fruit like raspberries, strawberries, blue berries, and coconuts
  • Nuts & seeds like almonds, macadamia nuts and sunflower seeds (limit peanuts)
  • Sugar-free sweeteners like erythritol, monk fruit and stevia
  • Low carb flours like almond flour, coconut flour and flax seed meal

The main difference between the low carb and keto diet is the macro-nutrient profile, but the types of foods you eat are mostly the same.

These are the basics, and it’s best to start simple – meat, eggs, fats, and veggies primarily. Once you have it down, you can experiment with extras like low carb/keto desserts or more advanced recipes, but it’s not necessary.

REMEMBER: you can do this, if I can you can. Let’s do it together…