Last month I introduced you to Hood Calorie Countdown; my new favorite keto friendly milk substitute. Dan and I have been drinking it ever since, and I have been trying it in some ketogenic recipes to see how well it works. The results? It is awesome! You can use your favorite variety of Hood Calorie Countdown in place of milk (regular, almond, soy, etc.) in your favorite recipes and reduce the number of carbs dramatically! That is what I did for these low carb blueberry pancakes and they are so good.
Since the beginning of the year, I have been following a low carb ketogenic diet and it has been going pretty well. I have lost 15 pounds and have kept it off for a few months now. As with any diet, it definitely takes some getting used to. When I first started out, one of the hardest things for me to give up was milk (especially chocolate milk). Did you know that one cup of whole milk has about 12 grams of carbs and 12 grams of sugar? This definitely means that milk is not a keto friendly drink!
Staying on track can be tough when you have a sweet tooth like I do. That is why I love the new Weight Watchers Freestyle™ program. With their list of zero Points® foods, I have the flexibility to incorporate sweet treats into my day and still reach my goals. Plus, with all of the Weight Watchers approved products available at Walmart, sweet treats like these Berry Cheesecake Thins are easy to make!
About a year ago, I decided to try eating more real food and work in organic fruits and vegetables when possible. I’m not a strict “clean eater” by any means, but I have been enjoying making more of my own recipes and buying less processed store-bought food. When I first started doing this, Dan agreed but was definitely a bit hesitant.
One week until Halloween! Do you have your costume picked out? Are you and your spouse dressing up together or did you each pick your own fun outfit to celebrate the day? This year, my husband and I don’t have any costumes. No Halloween parties to attend and I’m not sure if we will be getting any trick-or-treaters. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the holiday! We will be watching a scary movie, munching on yummy candy and drinking these Pomegranate S’Cream Sodas – a bloody good treat!
In February I introduced you to the new way we are eating healthier dinners at home: Home Chef! We have enjoyed every single meal we’ve had delivered and love all of the new options they keep adding each week. Plus, they seem to have one of the lowest cost meal plans around. You can read […]
Were you aware that National S’mores Day is coming up soon? Yep, it is celebrated every year on August 10! As I mentioned in my last recipe post, s’mores always make me think of summers when I was growing up. After sharing my Sweet & Salty S’mores Brownies with you, I couldn’t stop thinking about […]
It is funny how food can bring back memories. When I think about summers growing up, I remember ice pops that turned my mouth strange colors and nibbling on those little candy dots attached to a paper strip. You know the ones I’m talking about? You’d bite them off and end up swallowing scraps of paper in the process. But most of all, I think of s’mores. The taste of chocolate and marshmallow always reminds me of summers at my grandparents’ cabin in the Poconos.
The hot July weather is ramping up! I love the summer and really enjoy the warm weather. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I don’t look for ways to cool off. We love going to the pool and our air conditioning is pumping the cool breeze indoors. When we’re outdoors during the day, I like […]
Summer afternoons call for one main cooking event–an outdoor barbecue. The roasting (using charcoal) of succulent meat, and the fondness of beer, are all in a day’s work of newlywed bonding. Come dinnertime, you and your spouse could be wallowing in the sweet fruits of your labor. Unfortunately, this traditional method of slow-cooking meat is […]