Do you check your glucose?

For any of you who have never checked your glucose, maybe it’s worth a try. It is truly the only way to know how food directly impacts glucose. Use a glucometer to check and monitor your glucose level. They can be purchased over the counter. For inexpensive ones, ask your local pharmacy about the leastContinue reading “Do you check your glucose?”

Keto Cauli-Taters

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 stick of butter, softened 3-4 ounces of cream cheese 1 cup grated white cheddar 1 tsp garlic powder 1/4 cup (or less) heavy cream ( optional) Salt & pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease or butter casserole dish. Place chopped cauliflower into microwaveableContinue reading “Keto Cauli-Taters”

Keto Pepper Poppers

Just in time for the big game, we have a delicious low carb finger food to add to the table! 12 jalapeños, seeded and halved 8 ounces of softened cream cheese 3 tbsp. sour cream 1/2 cup grated cheese (any type or combo) 2 tsp minced garlic (More can be used) 1/2 tsp onion powderContinue reading “Keto Pepper Poppers”

Creamy Keto Soup

This recipe is a great base for most any type of creamed soup you enjoy. I used frozen spinach in my batch, but sautéed Brussels sprouts,  mushrooms, or asparagus would work just fine instead. Creamy Keto Soup 32 oz heavy cream 1 1/2 cup water or broth 6 oz cream cheese 1 cup shredded whiteContinue reading “Creamy Keto Soup”

Grain-Free Fake Ziti

After seeing an awesome segment on “Rachael”, I wanted to try making a low carb & grain-free Ziti. So I began with her simple recipe and tweaked it a bit.  Full of vitamins, nutrition, & healthy fats, it was an amazing dish to finish out the holidays with a bit of convenience and delicious twistContinue reading “Grain-Free Fake Ziti”

What is Vitamin D & Why Do I Need It?

Vitamin D is called a vitamin; it’s often called a hormone. It’s often called a vitamin that acts like a hormone.  So, which is it?  It’s actually all of the above.  Vitamin D is a fat-soluble agent with a chemical structure similar to a steroid.  Which makes sense, as Vitamin D is one of theContinue reading “What is Vitamin D & Why Do I Need It?”

Bac’n Brussel Sprouts

16 oz washed and quartered Brussel sprouts 6-8 slices of bacon 3-4 Tbsp butter Salt, pepper, & garlic to taste In skillet, fry bacon until to your liking. I like my bacon really crispy. Remove cooked bacon from pan and allow to cool for a few minutes. Add butter to bacon grease in pan. AddContinue reading “Bac’n Brussel Sprouts”

KetoNurses’ Grain-Free Fake Ziti

I recently saw a segment on “Rachael” the featured a White Ziti and I was intrigued immediately! I decided to tweak the ingredients just a bit in order to make a grain-free, low carb Ziti. KetoNurses Grain-Free Fake Ziti Recipe 2-3 Tbsp olive or avocado oil 5-6 cloves of garlic (1 bulb works) 10-16 ouncesContinue reading “KetoNurses’ Grain-Free Fake Ziti”

Husband’s Delight Low Carb Dessert

Husband’s Delight Low Carb Dessert LAYER 1: 1 ¼ cup almond flour 1 stick (4 oz) real butter, melted ½ cup finely chopped nuts, optional Mix well and press into 9×9 baking dish or deep dish pie pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Crust edges should just be slightly darkening to be consideredContinue reading “Husband’s Delight Low Carb Dessert”

KetoNurses’ Biscuits & Gravy

Biscuits: 1/3 cup almond flour ¾ cup grated mozzarella cheese 1 Tbsp coconut flour ½ tsp baking powder 1 egg 2 ½ Tbsp melted butter Pre-heat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together in small bowl. I use a fork for easy mixing. Shape into 4 evenly-sized balls and place on parchment-lined baking pan. BakeContinue reading “KetoNurses’ Biscuits & Gravy”

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is gaining popularity among dieters and those seeking to improve energy levels,  metabolism and brain function.  About 5 or 6 years ago, a visit to Tibet resulted in the development of the new recipe for coffee; Dave Asprey created the coffee with “upgraded” coffee beans with lower amounts of mycotoxins.  Mycotoxins are toxicContinue reading “What is Bulletproof Coffee?”

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar…. Everywhere Sugar……

So, how’s it going?  Have you been working on your food diary?  Did you take your measurements and photos? Which bulletproof coffee or tea recipe did you find?  What labels have you been reading?  What labels have shocked you?  Today’s blog entry centers around the nutrition labels on commercial foods. I hope you have begunContinue reading “Sugar, Sugar, Sugar…. Everywhere Sugar……”