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Keto Recipe – Almond Flour Crust Pizza

August 8, 2018

This recipe all of a sudden manifested itself when my wife was mentioning something along the lines of wanting to eat pizza. Being on Keto limits what I’m allowed to eat and not.  I’ve made Keto crackers with almond flour quite a few times and they came out great. The Idea behind this is wanting to eat something different, be something easy to make, and be something new. Taste tests from my young children, mother, and wife all came back with great feedback ( it was tasty).

Only thing I would change to this would be to chiffonade the basil and add it a couple of minutes before the timer ends on the last oven placement ( just so it doesnt wilt as much).

 

Keto - Almond Crust Pizza

Low Carb alternative to eating Pizza!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 1 pinch Salt Himalayan
  • 1 pinch Oregano
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese Grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 cup Trader Joe's - Three Cheese Pasta Sauce

Instructions

Prep Work / Making the Crust:

  • Add Almond Flour, Salt, Oregano, in a bowl and whisk until mixed.
  • Add 1 Large Egg into mixture, continue to turn until it becomes a doughy texture.
  • Add 1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese to doughy mixture and combine the two.
  • Spread combined mixture onto parchment paper and roll into pizza like shape. Don't spread the mixture too thing or else it will be susceptible to burn.

Baking the pizza

  • Pre-heat oven to 350
  • Place pre-mixed / rolled  mixture in the oven. Wait 10 MINUTES
  • Spread sauce on top of pizza, Add 1/2 cup of Mozzarella cheese that was left over as well as the Parmesan on top. Spread evenly.
  • Place pizza back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • At the 10 minute mark add basil and leave for 5 minutes
  • Eat pizza!
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Keto Recipe – Reece’s Fat Bomb

August 4, 2018
Keto Peanutbutter Cup

Desserts are something that are very difficult to have while on a diet. These fat bombs will give you a huge intake of fat while remaining true to the Ketogenic Diet. While this might not be the most optimally Keto desert it definitely is something that helps me remain on track. I would like to also add that I do in fact save my bank of carbs for snacks.

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Keto - Peanutbutter cup

This creamy and delicious peanutbutter cup is the closest thing to having something close to the real thing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cuisine: Keto - Peanut Butter Cup
Keyword: keto, ketodeserts, ketorecipe, peanutbuttercup
Servings: 1 Per
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Deein

Ingredients

Keto Peanut Butter Cups

    Layer 1 [ Bottom Layer ]

    • 2 tbsp Earth Balance Peanut Butter
    • 2 tbsp Whole Milk [ Can Subtitute]
    • 10 drops Stevia

    Layer 2 [ Middle Layer]

    • 2 tbsp Earth Balance Peanut Butter
    • 1 tbsp Land O Lakes Butter
    • 10 drops Stevia

    Layer 3 [ Top Chocolate Later ]

    • 1 oz Lilly's Dark Chocolate
    • 2 tbsp Land O Lakes Butter
    • 10 drops stevia

    Instructions

    Bottom Layer

    • Place the items required for layer 1 into a cup/bowl and mix until creamy.
    • Evenly space contents into 5 large cupcake molds or 8 small ones [ You want this to cover the entire bottom but not form a huge layer. The Layers have to be even.
    • Place cupcake pan into freezer (you will place it in there while you make layer 2).

    Middle Layer

    • Place the items required for layer 2 into same cup / bowl.
    • Microwave for 10 - 15 seconds depending on your microwaves power. You do not want to burn the butter. Less is more! The butter will eventually dissolve into the peanut butter / steveia mix.
    • Remove previous pan from freezer and evenly space contents among previous bottom layer.
    • Place pan back into the freezer.

    Top Layer [ Chocolate ]

    • Take contents and place in cup/bowl (no stevia yet).
    • Place in microwave for 10 - 15 seconds. It is imperative you do not overcook this layer. If you put it for too long your chocolate will turn into a brownie. (less is more).
    • Stir until everything is dissolved.
    • Add 10 drops of stevia (after the microwave).
    • Remove previous pan from freezer and evenly space contents among previous middle layer.
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    Top 5 Things A Ketogenic Diet Newbie Needs

    July 19, 2018

    I am what I would call a career fat person. For as long as I remember I’ve always been the overweight kid.  Living in a relatively poor family my mother taught me that having food was precious and not something that could be thrown away  because you didn’t “like eating it”. My mothers sole rule about food when I was growing up was if it was served you have to eat it. Leaving the plate 90% clean was never an option. It was either 100% clean or you were in the slammer.

    I started Keto about 3 months ago at the heaviest I’ve ever been. Although I am 5 feet 4 inches tall, I am by no means a small boy. I started my journey weighing in at the morbidly obese weight of 251 lbs. Since then, I’ve lost over 40lbs, and have motivated over 5 friends into starting the diet. With that being said these are the top 5 things I believe you need in order to make your keto journey a success.

    Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is a quick and easy way to get some fat into your food. The coconut oil I’ve found has been best is Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil (16oz). Coming in at 14g of total fat per serving (1 table  spoon) this makes it a no-brainer. This tends to be one of the least “coconut tasting” oil’s I’ve encountered. There is also no noticeable coconut oil aroma associated with this either.

     

     

     

     


    Ketone Test Strips –  Once you’ve been on ketosis for a while you’re able to tell if you’re within the “zone” or not. If you’re reading this article then chances are you still haven’t started or are very new to the diet. These test strips test for Ketones which is a direct indicator if your body is in Ketosis.

    I’ve found that testing your sample is best done in the morning before you add anything to your system. You provide the sample (urine) , place the test strip, wait 30 seconds, compare to the color coded chart. The basic gist of it is the darker the better. You might not achieve complete darkness for the entirety of your stay on Keto but you will get great results on the second to last color as well. This is not the best way to test for ketones as there are digital ketone testers but this will work!

     

    Crystal Light – I have suffered from drinking an excessive amount of calories most of my life. Coke (pop for you southerners), Gatorade, Orange Juice, and Apple Juice have been my achilles heel!  I have found that having a substitute, although not optimal, can help promote staying on track.

    I have quite a few of these packets at work, home, and even some in the car ( in case of emergencies ). Not only have they helped me curb my desire for a sweet drink, they have also have been used as a frozen Popsicle  alternative. Tons of flavor for only a handful of calories ( per serving ) .

     

     

     

     

    Youtube – The hard part of doing keto is that  there aren’t very many Keto friendly places or prepared foods. The way I’ve prepared my friends is to tell them to assume you cannot buy anything made at a store. You cant just go to the “Keto” friendly isle and pick up things ready to eat.

    If you’re addicted to bread and rice, like me, this diet can be a little difficult. I’ve been programmed since very young that 90% of foods include rice and the remaining 10% include bread. Youtube is the perfect vessel to find foods, recipes, and ideas other people are coming up with. 2 Channels that I find ideas from and recommend are Keto Connect and Headbangers Kitchen.

     

     

     

    MyFitnessPal – Available for both iOS and Android platforms this app helps you keep yourself in line. As long as you upload and enter your data this app can track your macro’s and let you know how much you’re actually ingesting. Do not skimp on tracking your macro’s! Do not forget that an over abundance of carbs or sugar can kick you out of the highly coveted Ketosis.