We’re still close enough to the start of the New Year that many of us are still trying to figure out a way to eat healthier and loose weight for the new year.
Lots of us keep hearing about the KETO Diet that does give folks like me that a Carbohydrate-ly challenged, the ability to loose a considerable amount of weight while still eating as much Beef, Pork, Fish, Bacon, Sausage, Chorizo and Barbacoa as you possibly can without feeling guilty.
There are those who would love to do the KETO Diet but are concerned about eating so much meat especially if they are already border line High Cholesterol or full blown high cholesterol.
That leads me to do a little bit of research and here’s what I found out. “People on a vegan diet consume only plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits and grains, and avoid animal-based foods like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy. Vegans can reach ketosis by relying on high-fat, plant-based products like coconut oil, avocados, seeds and nuts.”
Apparently, you can do a KETO Diet that is a Plant Based endeavor.
It’s known as a VEGAN KETO Diet. Who knew?
Here are some of the things you CAN EAT on a Vegan KETO Diet.
Vegan KETO diet Foods You Can Eat:
Tofu, Tempeh, Soy milk, Sugar free coconut yogurt, Vegan butter, Soy and nut based cheeses, Nuts and nut butters, Seeds, Oils, including coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, and nut oils, Coconut milk and fresh or dried coconut,
Avocado, small quantities of berries, Non-Starchy Vegetables, such as: Leafy greens; Spinach, Kale, Cabbage, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Peppers, Zucchini, seaweed, including, nori, kelp, dulse.
condiments, such as:
Pepper, Spice, Lemon juice, Fresh herb, Nutritional yeas, Coffee and Tea.
It’s VERY IMPORTANT that you check with your Doctor or a Medical Professional before starting any new diet regimen.
Good luck with your quest for a healthier path to eating and don’t forget to enjoy your Happy, Healthy Eating.
Every day I scour the Internet looking for interesting content to share with folks like you.
Stories about health, well being and eating healthy along with all things for a healthier lifestyle.
This morning I was going through the internet and ran across Sadhguru.
Who is Sadhguru? Who is Sadhguru? “Jaggi Vasudev, known publicly as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi and author. Vasudev earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mysore and has been teaching yoga in southern India since 1982.”
Anyway, he was talking about a thing called Horsegram known to some as Kollu. Horsegram is actually a lentil. In fact, some say it is the most potent rich lentil found on our planet.
He went on to explain how to prepare it and eat it and then he said, by eating it it creates heat in the body affecting metabolism. He then went on to say the it might make you a little constipated as well but if that happens he said, take some Castor Oil and put a few drops in your navel and/or or rub some on the center of the fore head as well as behind each ear and this will serve to cool the body down. He claims that within 5 minutes of so the body will cool and you’ll go to the bathroom effortlessly.
I thought that was very interesting. If your Diabetic you may want to Google Horsegram because some say it helps control Diabetes?
In researching around I also found out some interesting stuff about olive oil. You can also put a few drops of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) in your navel and it supposedly do wonders for your digestion, your bowl movements and your skin as well as a bunch of other things like making your nerves and veins more supple. Google it. Who knew?
So, next time you run by the grocery store try to find you some Horsegram. I will tell you that it’s not easy to find unless you have one of those health food stores. You can, of course order it on line at several different places but shop around for the best price.
It may be well worth it to try out the Horsegram, some Castor Oil and some Olive Oil and see what it does for you.
Of course as we always say, ask your Doctor before undertaking any new regimen.
Until next time, Happy, Healthy Eating!
It’s the start of a brand new year and once again many of will try to start eating better.
If you’ve been fighting the battle of the bulge most of your life, like me, you may have decided that the KETO lifestyle is something you may want to look into.
There is a great Video you should watch if your thinking about going KETO. It’s called “FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2” . I recommend you watch it and pay close attention to the information it provides about how KETO starterd and the KETO Lifestyle.
Now let’s talk about a KETO pudding. Hard Boiled Egg Pudding.
Who knew there was anything like Hard Boiled Egg Pudding and that it could be good and part of your KETO lifestyle. Yup.
Here is what you’ll need to make this dessert;
10 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1 (14oz) can coconut milk
½ cup Swerve confectioners (or equivalent amount of liquid or powdered sweetener)
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
How To Make: Place all the ingredients into a blender and puree until very very smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
Place in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Nutritional values; 268 calories, 22g fat, 14g protein, 4g carbs, 1g fiber
Hope you like it and hope you guys have a great New Year.
Until next time, Happy Healthy Eating.
Wow, we’re here. The end of an old, tough year and the start of a brand new one to mold as best we can into a better one than the one before.
So we thought we’d start out the brand new year with a healthy Lo Carb Recipe, High Fber, Oatmeal Cookie Recipe.
Here are the Infgredients you’ll need to get them done
• 1 cup butter, at room temperature
• 1 1⁄2 cups sugar substitue (I recommend Splenda)
• 1 tablespoon molasses
• 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 2 Eggs
• 1 cup almonds, ground
• 1⁄4 cup oat bran
• 1 cup vanilla protein powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
• 2 cups oasts
• 1 cup raisins
Mix together butter, Splenda, molasses and pumpkin pie spice until creamy. Add eggs and beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl mix together ground almonds, oat bran, vanilla protein powder, baking soda, salt, flaxseed meal and oatmeal. Add slowly to butter mix and blend well.
Add raisins and mix again. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray and drop dough onto them.
These cookies do not spread out very much so you may want to press them down a little bit. The less you press them out the fatter and chewier they are.
Bake 8-10 minutes and Viola. Allow cookies to cool a bit and you’re ready to enjoy your home made, healthy treat.
Happy, Healthy Eating and Happy New Year!
So many folks are doing the KETO lifestyle these days that I thought, what a great time to put out another great KETO Recipe
for some sweet holiday cookies and just in time for the cool weather.
How about making up some Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies.
Here is what
your going to need;
• ½ cup butter
• 2 cups almond flour
• ¼ cup Swerve Sweetener
• ¼ cup Swerve Brown or more Swerve and 2 tsp molasses
• 1 tsp baking powder
• ½ tsp salt
• 1 large egg
• ½ tsp vanilla extract
• 1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
Place butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook until the butter is melted and becomes a deep amber, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and grease a 8x8 inch square pan 9x9 can work too but your blondies will bake faster.
In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sweeteners, baking powder, and salt. Then….Stir in the egg, browned butter and vanilla extract until well combined.
Now, Stir in chocolate chips. Press dough evenly into prepared ban and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until just set and golden brown. Let cool and cut into squares.
Voila, you are ready to enjoy with your favorite hot drink.
Until next time Happy, Healthy Eating.
CHILE RELLENO CASSEROLE - KETO
So your trying to eat right. Less Carbs and that is hard to do but did you know that even if your on a KETO Lifestyle you can still have things like Chile Relleno?
I am a huge Chile Relleno fan so when I came up on this recipe for Chile Relleno Casserole I was in KETO Heaven.
Not to mention some days are getting a bit cooler now and what a better tummy warming meal than a Chile Relleno Keto Casserole.
Here is what you’ll need to get started.
• 12 eggs 1 1/2
• 2 cups of cheese
• Salt, pepper
• 1/2c heavy whipping cream
• 2 Poblano Peppers
First you’re going to char the peppers to remove the skin. People have different ways of doing this but if you are lost as to how, simply go to Youtube and ask how to remove the skin from a Poblano Pepper and you’ll have several answers.
I find it best in the air fryer.
In a bowl whisk together your eggs, heavy cream and salt/pepper.
Skin and de-seed your Pobalano peppers and chop them up.
Spray your baking dish. Add cheese to your eggs and place egg mix into dish.
Put in your peppers and top with cheese. Place in your 350* oven until its done. Mine took 30 min to cook.
Let cool for just a second or two and you’re ready to enjoy your Chile Relleno Keto Casserole.
Happy, Healthy Eating!
No matter how much I’ve ever tried the only think that has ever worked for me for loosing any significant weight is a Lo Carb Diet. Now the term is a “KETO” Lifestyle of eating.
I’m the kind of person that eats any starches and it turns right into FAT and attaches to my body in the worst of all places. My stomach, my butt, and my legs and arms as well.
Sad thing is I love all the starchy things I’m not supposed to eat like, potatoes, breads, beans, along with all sorts of sugary stuff as well. I have learned along the way that because of my physiology I just can’t eat any significant amounts of these things without ballooning up into a chunky blob.
Thank goodness that as more and more people realized this they started to do lots of research and started finding out that there are lots of options to replace the starchy things we once loved to eat but were bad for us.
We’ve learned that we can make an awesome twice baked potato out of mashed Cauliflower that defies anyone to taste the difference from the real stuff. We’ve also learned that we can use Yucca Root to replace potato pieces in dishes like Picadillo and Meat Stew.
Thank goodness as well that many food companies are now making things KETO or KETO Friendly.
If you look hard enough at select grocers you can find stuff like KETO Bread, KETO Tortillas, KETO Pizza Crust and so on and so on.
This being the case, for all of us that Carbohydrate Sensitive, NOW, there is no reason that we have to stay FAT and Overweight.
YES, it take some getting used to and YES you have to be dedicated to make and keep choosing Lo Carb foods to keep you burning FAT and producing less of it and SUGAR from starchy foods that are bad for us.
You soon figure out that turning a regular Taco into a KETO Taco just by making the shell out of a Lettuce Leaf instead of a regular Tortilla is not such a bad thing if it’s going to help you live a longer, healthier life.
One more thing. If yo start the KETO Lifestye and at some point find yourself falling Off The Wagon, Don’t Sweat It. Next meal just jump right back on and start over. Sooner or later you’ll find you’ll Stop Falling Off as often and at some point it will become a Cheat Choice that you’ll be able to make instead Fall in to.
Breakfast this morning; TWO Over Medium Eggs fried in Real Butter on a plate over a KETO Tortilla with a generous side of Bacon (could be sausage instead) and a cup of coffee. What could better than that and it’s KETO.
Best of Luck and Happy, Healthy Eating.
I saw someone post this online the other day and thought to myself, “It’s about time someone posted the recipe for these”, since I’ve been making them for years now.
Talking about KETO Tortillas made with ground up Chicharrones. Yes, Pork Rinds.
So let get started in making these easy to make, and delicious tortillas that use ground up Chicharrones in the mix.
First; Scoop out 2 Cups of Pork Rinds from a bag and throw them in you blender,
Grind them up until you have a powdery consistency then throw them in a medium size bowl.
Second; ADD a Tablespoon of Baking Powder (make sure you have baking powder and NOT Baking soda
Third; Add 3 Tablespoons of Sour Cream
NEXT; ADD a generous amount of Garlic Salt (to taste) and 2 Whole Eggs
NOW, Start mixing everything up slowly until you have the consistency of a Masa, or flour dough type.
Scoop out a round ball of the mixture into your palm and put it down in between some wax paper and roll out your tortilla or you can use a tortilla press and press it out too.
Put it down on a hot grill and let it cook for a minute or so until it starts to brown and turn it over until the other side starts browning as well. When that happens your Chicharron Tortilla is Ready To Eat.
Fill it with your favorites. Anything from Chorizo and eggs to Chicken Fajitas, the sky is the limit.
I’ve even fried them up in some EVO and broke it up into pieces to make Nachos or just chips for dipping. Use your imagination for sure.
KETO friendly, Very Lo Carb Chicharron based Tortillas. So easy to make and Yum.
Happy, Healthy Eating ya’ll.
FAT, Sick and Nearly Dead. It’s a documentary that you can watch for free on Youtube.
I ran across it a while back and watched it and it makes a lot of sense.
It basically shows us how we are eating all the wrong foods and because of it we just keep putting on the weight and our health deteriorates.
FAT, Sick and Nearly Dead is about this guy, Joe Cross, and how he was Fat, Sick and nearly Dead. H sets out to do all this research on how he could turn his health around. This documentary is his trip to premium health for him and it’s help so many others at the same time.
In this documentary you’ll see how he found that juicing, at least, for him would be the start to turning things around. He also shows you the exact way he did things and what he drank to start achieving premium health through what he consumed.
I totally suggest you watch the entire documentary if your at that point where you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked for you and you’re ready to loose a bunch of weight and start getting healthy.
Joe’s awesome juice recipes aren’t a big secret because anyone can find them on you tube and a bunch of other places on the web. That being the case I thought I would share some of my favorites with you,
1st The Mean Green Juice Recipe
1 cucumber, 4 celery stalks, 1 or 2 green apples, 6-8 leaves Kale,
1/2 lemon, 1 tbsp ginger
Run everything through the Juicer….Drink and Enjoy.
Joe likes to put everything through a juicer which extracts the juice from vegetables and fruit.
If your Big like me, I recommend you use something like a Nutri Ninja or a Nutri Bullet which which doesn’t extract the fiber from the juice. This will help you clean out your bowls in the first week or so then, You you prefer to drink the juice alone you can use a juicer instead.
So Note; If you start juicing at least twice a day your bowls will start to move and clear and flush start flushing toxins for sure. SO, Be prepared for that. As always you might want to check with you medical professional and ask about juicing before you start it if you think you need to.
There are way many more juice recipes to be had on the internet all over. I can tell you that most of them are just variations of the original Mean Green Juice. That being said you can get imaginative and add other fruits and veggies to it to your liking.
Best wishes, Happy Healthy Eating!
The weather is Hot and what better than a refreshing Avocado-Corn Salsa.
The great thing about this salsa is that you can eat it alone with chips or you can use it on things like a saute’ed fish, in a quesadilla or over your beans and rice or what about on that plate of huevos rancheros. Yum and so easy to prepare.
Here’s what you’ll you’ll need. 1 Medium Avocado, diced. ¾ cup corn. ½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh Cilantro, ¾ cup diced onion (your choice white, red or vidalia) 2 teaspoons of Lime Juice, tomatoes and Himalayan Seal Salt to taste.
If your feeling a little frisky you might want to at some chopped jalapenos to taste.
When and if I add Jalapenos I prefer pickled jalapenos like the ones that come in the cans from Mexico with the onions and carrots mixed in. Dang, those are good, even by themselves.
Ready? Here we go.
Toss All the ingredients, the avocado, corn tomatoes and cilantro with the lime juice and sea salt, etc in a medium bowl. Cool for an hour or longer in the fridge or serve as is.
A fresh, summer Avocado-Corn Salsa you’re going to truly enjoy.
Now that’s, Happy, Healthy Eating.