Thanksgiving, We Need Deviled Eggs!!!

Hello Keto Funky crew, so a couple of days before Thanksgiving is here and looking for some keto side dishes and who doesn’t love some deviled eggs? We always make a huge batch and folks just down them and yes they are keto friendly.

This recipe is from Preppy Kitchen, he has some super easy recipes not all are keto friendly but this is one that is. Now keep in mind if you want to change things up a little go for it, I like a little spice to mine so I add a little Franks Red Hot Sauce just a dab will do. Have fun it’s Thanksgiving time to give thanks, eat & watch some football…

A couple of things to keep in mind to make this a little easier, he adds vinegar & salt to his water to help with making the peeling part easier. Also 7to8 minutes cook time, so yokes don’t get dark looking and last the cold bath after, no not for you the eggs…

Enjoy what you eat, keep it keto.

I hope everyone has a awesome Thanksgiving, we will be posting a lot more content so Hit the Like button, tell your friends.

Energy Drink Review – C4 Frozen Bombsicle

Another review from Keto Funky todays review C4 Energy DrinkFrozen Bombsicle. We have one more from C4 and then we move on. We purchased this product for the purposes of this review.

Let me know what you want us to try next and we will be posting some new holiday keto recipes Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

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Holiday Special – Easy Keto Gingerbread House

I don’t know about you, but we love the holiday season and my wife and I spend hours decorating the house because it’s just fun. I was searching for some cool things to do different this year and came across a really easy to make Keto Gingerbread House. Now if you have little ones what a great way to get all of you together for some good ole holiday fun.

This is not my recipe so all credit goes to Anne @ Keto Focus she does some amazing keto recipes so go over to her site www.ketofocus.com check it out.

We will be posting more holiday recipes for everyone to enjoy especially with Thanksgiving coming. If you are looking for some recipe, let us know we will find a recipe or create one.

Take care stay safe and enjoy.

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

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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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Macros? What are they & how to calculate them?

Starting a keto diet we hear the word MACROS a lot, so What are Macros? Macros means macro-nutrients – fat, protein and carbohydrates. These are the building blocks of the foods we eat. Fat has 9 calories per gram, and protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram. A low carb or keto diet is based upon the principle of restricting carbohydrates.

Hummm, what are the macros

Why are macros important? So starting a keto diet, you want to be able to look at a product label and quickly decide if this is good or bad for you. You can at a glance and see if you are exceeding you carbs for the day or maybe trying to up the fat count, track calories, etc. It’s all right there. Make sure to read ingredients make sure there is not a lot of extra junk you can’t even pronounce? You want clean, simple ingredients. Example: Here is a Natural Peanut Butter: Made From Peanuts, Sugar, Palm Oil, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Salt, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Molasses (now I don’t know about you but Peanut Butter doesn’t naturally come with sugar, palm oil, salt or molasses) Here is a real Natural Peanut Butter: Peanuts & Sea salt (this is good and clean).

Now you might want to know how many carbs should I be taking in or how many calories? I found an easy to use Keto Calculator from the folks at Rule.Me , just put in a little simple info and it will give a good estimate of how many Calories, Fats, Proteins you should be getting each day.

We want to make your keto journey as easy as possible so you will have the success we have had and not just another diet disaster. Believe me, I know I have tried so many times just about every diet out there and this has been the easiest and sustainable of them. That’s why I don’t even like calling it a diet because diets fail, this keto journey works.

Here is the link to Rule.Me Keto Calculator enjoy.

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Beginning Keto Diet Meal Plan

The following menu provides less than 40 grams of total carbs per day. As mentioned above, some people may have to reduce carbohydrates even further in order to reach ketosis. This is a general one-week ketogenic menu that can be altered depending on individual dietary needs. Stick to it and start your journey here.

SNACKS: Pork Rinds, almonds, walnuts, peanut butter limited intake (all natural no added sugar Walmart brand Great Value Organic Creamy Stir Peanut Butter) pecans

Monday

  • Breakfast: Two eggs fried in real butter served with side of bacon 3 or 4 slices.
  • Lunch: A bunless burger topped with cheese, mushrooms and avocado slices on top a bed of greens lettuce.
  • Dinner: Pork chops with green salad (salad: lettuce, spinach, olives, cheese & sugar free dressing) a good salad dressing is Skinnygirl Dressings they sell at Walmarts.

Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Mushroom omelet. (simple 2 or 3 egg omelet with mushrooms & cheese)
  • Lunch: Tuna salad stuffed in a bell pepper. (use real mayo I like made with olive oil)
  • Dinner: Roast chicken top with cheese and sauteed broccoli or brussels-sprouts & simple side salad

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: 2 eggs any style & bacon or pan sausage
  • Lunch: Cobb salad with hard-boiled eggs, turkey or chicken, avocado and blue cheese. (sugar free dressing)
  • Dinner: Grilled salmon with spinach sauteed in coconut oil or avocado oil

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Bullet Coffee – Make coffee add 1 tsp of real butter, little heavy whipping cream & sweetener (stevia is what I like Truvia brand, I get at Walmart) try it, then you can have more coffee but bulletproof is a meal replacement.
  • Lunch: Steak bowl with cauliflower rice, cheese, herbs, avocado and salsa.
  • Dinner: Steak grilled with cheesy broccoli and salad.

Friday

  • Breakfast: Baked avocado egg boats.
  • Lunch: Caesar salad with chicken.
  • Dinner: Rotisserie chicken, salad and steamed cauliflower

Saturday

  • Breakfast: 2 Eggs and avocado slices 3 slices bacon.
  • Lunch:  Bunless Bacon cheese burgers,
  • Dinner: Grilled meat (any kind) served with zucchini noodles topped with parmesan cheese (not can parmesan get a chunk & grate it) and salad .

Sunday

  • Breakfast:  Breakfast burrito eggs, sausage, cheese, avocado, salsa on low carb tortilla (we use HEB’s Carb Sense tortillas 3net carbs)
  • Lunch: Cobb salad made with greens, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, cheese and chicken or turkey.
  • Dinner: Steak (grilled or pan cooked) green veggies (not beans) salad.

This is a beginning, stick to it, remember you got this and your not alone. We are in this together, leave question or comments.

So, What Is Keto Diet

Ok so I want to share with you because you might have heard about keto diet but still asking, what is a keto diet?

The ketogenic diet aka keto diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and other low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat (no not the fat off a steak) good fats. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis and when in ketosis, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Pretty cool!

Foods to Eat

You should base the majority of your meals around these foods:

  • Meat: Red meat, steak, ham, sausage, bacon, chicken and turkey.
  • Fatty fish: Such as salmon, trout, tuna and mackerel.
  • Eggs: Look for pastured or omega-3 whole eggs.
  • Butter and cream: Look for grass-fed when possible.
  • Cheese: Unprocessed cheese (cheddar, goat, cream, blue or mozzarella).
  • Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc.
  • Healthy oils: Primarily extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil.
  • Avocados: Whole avocados or freshly made guacamole.
  • Low-carb veggies: Most green veggies, tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.
  • Condiments: You can use salt, pepper and various healthy herbs and spices.

I am adding a nice chart I found online that has a great breakdown of food, thank you to LowCarbAlpha enjoy.