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

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.