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.

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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?

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.

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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Top 5 Simple Keto Snack / Sides For Holiday Table

Top 5 Keto Recipes

We want to share with you, our top 5 simple keto snacks for the holiday. You got company coming over, some might be on a keto journey and some maybe not so I want to share with you some recipes we have found that are easy to make and regardless if they are on keto or not everyone will enjoy.

I think is one of the most important things, is that the recipes taste good, this is not the 70’s where diet food taste bland, it tasted like crappy diet food. That’s one of reasons we never stuck to a diet, crappy tasting foods. Well not any more!

#5 Keto Jalapeno Popper Fat Bombs

These are the bomb, get it?

#4 Keto Sausage Balls

One thing on this recipe we changed, we use fresh Parmesan Cheese not the can stuff.

#3 Steamed Pork Cabbage Rolls

One change on this, I cheated I used ginger powder...

#2 Low Carb Brownie Bite Fat Bombs

#1 Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

This is awesome side for any Holidays meal. Goes great with turkey or prime rib, any course.

One of our favorites.

Keto Mini Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Here is a awesome taste Keto Mini Pumpkin Spice Muffins, you might want to leave a couple for Santa I hear he is cutting back on his carbs…

We just tried these out and man are they good, seems like this time of year pumpkin spice rules so thought we would give it a try. Recipe came from Ruled.Me and they have some great simple keto recipes so get over there and check them out. I your sweet tooth is craving some pumpkin spice, this should hit the spot.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup canned pumpkin (real pure pumpkin – no sugar added)

1/4 cup organic, sunflower seed butter (no sugar added)

1 large egg, room temperature

1/2 cup erythritol

1/4 cup organic coconut flour, sifted

2 tablespoons organic flaxseed meal

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Optional topping: We tried with just cream cheese and didn’t enjoy so made a simple cream cheese icing: 3 tablespoons of cream cheese 1 tablespoon erythritol mix into a cream cheese topping… Sweeten to taste

Nutrition Summary: This makes a total of 16 servings of Mini Pumpkin Spice Muffins. Each serving comes out to be 22 Calories, 1.1g Fats, 1.12g Net Carbs, and 1g Protein.

Christmas Cookies ~ Hurry Santa’s Coming

We have an emergency! Santa is on his way and so is Hanukkah Harry, we don’t have cookies yet. What do we do now? Well thank God for a quick & easy recipe from Sarah @ Cj’s Keto Kitchen, she has a sweet awesome keto frosted sugar cookie recipe that will leave Santa & Hanukkah Harry smiling and without breaking there keto diets…

Make sure to stop by Cj’s Keto Kitchen she has some great recipes.

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.