One of the early challenges my husband and I had when starting a keto way of life was figuring out what to take to social gatherings. Gameday parties or birthdays were filled with carb heavy options that were no longer suitable even for a less strict version of keto. The creation of these keto spinach and artichoke poppers was born of two goals – to bring something that our non-keto friends and family would enjoy and to bring something along that we could eat when other options weren’t suitable. These poppers are delicious with loads of flavor! If you don’t eat them all in oneRead More →

Keto pizza sticks. delicious and yummy!

I’ll be honest, when I started eating keto I was positive that pizza sticks were a thing of the past. I mean surely when you start eating healthier things pizza has to go right? Turns out that’s not true! You might not be able to eat Domino’s anymore but you can still have delicious pizza on Keto. you just have to make it yourself with healthier ingredients! These keto pizza sticks took only a few minutes to whip up and were devoured just as quickly – even by my super picky kids! Give them a try and see for yourself with the recipe below! KetoRead More →

Keto has been a fairly popular topic lately and I have found that many people are confused about exactly how it works and what it entails. Many people are interested in this way of eating but often find conflicting or confusing information once they start researching it. Keto is not a new diet in terms of how long it has been around – people have been eating Keto for a very long time, but it is fairly new to the mainstream population. This article on keto diet basics is here to help you cut through a bit of that confusion. My husband and I firstRead More →

Keto Pork Chops with brussel sprouts and mushroom gravy

This is a meal that makes you wonder how on earth you can eat it and be on a ‘diet’. Now we consider eating low-carb/Keto to be a lifestyle change around here but the point still stands! This meal is fulfilling and full of flavor.  It certainly doesn’t make you feel restricted or like your missing out. I think that is part of the reason we have been so successful in the Keto way of eating, we get to keep eating amazing meals like these keto pork chops with brussel sprouts and creamy mushroom gravy.! This post may contain affiliate links. This means that shouldRead More →

weight maintenance after keto

So you worked hard, you played by the keto rules and it all paid off. You have reached your goal weight! But, now what? This is a very common question and one worth asking. You spent a great deal of time and effort getting to where you are now and you certainly don’t want to throw it all away! Weight maintenance after keto looks different for many people but it doesn’t have to be scary! You have learned a lot on your keto journey and it will help guide you for the rest of your life. The first thing you have to realize is that youRead More →

Keto Roasted Sausage and Cabbage

Sausage and cabbage are two things that I didn’t eat a lot of before starting Keto. If I did eat sausage then it was in the form of a sausage dog. And Cabbage? unless it was in coleslaw that just wasn’t happening! How on earth did I go so long without discovering how wonderful these two things can be mixed together? This Keto roasted sausage and cabbage recipe is fabulous! It was one of those happy accidents that happen when the cupboards and fridge get too bare close to grocery day. Even better? It’s one of those one pan meals that make clean up aRead More →

A collection of ingredients for lazy,strict and dirty keto

People seem to have this habit of trying to break things down into cliques. When I first started Keto I was unaware of the groups Keto people fell under. I couldn’t understand why some people would say something was ‘Keto’ and others would disagree.  It was confusing and overwhelming and honestly just a little bit off-putting. People can be very strongly opinionated when it comes to their food. The debate over lazy, strict and dirty keto rages on in the keto community and I am here to help shed some light on it for those of you just starting out. Before I start, however, IRead More →

Keto Strawberry shortcakeheader2

A long time ago I posted my Top 5 Strawberry Recipes. As a family, we loved those recipes but they were enjoyed before we started following the Keto way of eating. Unfortunately, when it comes to keto those recipes don’t quite fit the bill. I have since learned how to convert most recipes to Keto, thanks in part to my handy conversion chart and have decided to go back and re-do as many of them as I can. This Keto Strawberry Shortcake is the first of these attempts and although it took me a few tries I am proud to say that it turned outRead More →