Brownie Bites 3.5 : 1

 

I have recently discovered hemp seeds and I am a bit excited about the health benefits of them! They are incredibly nutritious, high in fat, low in carbs, and a good source of protein and fiber. They have a mild nutty taste and are full of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. They mix well with macadamia nuts and create a soft chewy texture. I found these to taste soft and cake like. These make a great “on the go treat” or snack for the lunchbox. Continue reading “Brownie Bites 3.5 : 1”

So Delicious Keto Pumpkin Muffin

Pumpkin spice muffins! Low-carb, high fat and perfect for the lunchbox. 3 : 1 ratio.

These So Delicious Keto Pumpkin Muffins have become a standard snack in Drake’s bag for school. Perfect for fall and for having your whole kitchen smell like pumpkin spice!

So Delicious Keto Pumpkin Muffin.
So Delicious Keto Pumpkin Muffin.

Hazelnut flour has become my new passion! It isn’t cheap, but it is well worth the price for that rich buttery sweet taste and amazing smell. Who needs scented candles when you can bake with pumpkin spice and hazelnut four. Continue reading “So Delicious Keto Pumpkin Muffin”

Short Cuts

Top 10 list of sanity-saving short cuts for the Ketogenic diet. For the Keto Kid on the Go!

This post is dedicated to all the stressed out Mamas (and Papas and Grandparents) who are running around to three+ grocery stores in order to buy all the food on their keto shopping list. Who are reading the nutrition labels to find that one cream cheese with the most fat, who are scouring the Web for ideas, insights and new recipes, and who are looking for short cuts to this labor-intensive and super-expensive diet! There is nothing quite like the joy of finding a product in the store that your Keto kid can just simply eat!

I am writing this post on the one-year anniversary of Drake’s Keto diet hospital initiation experience ­(Facebook kindly reminded me of this memory in my newsfeed) and it got me thinking of how overwhelmed and confused I was at first. We had over a month between Drake’s diagnosis and the hospital stay and it took that whole time for Ken and I to process the implications of the Keto diet and to realize that every single food Drake ate needed to be adjusted or no longer eaten. Continue reading “Short Cuts”

TSA Approved Cooler Bag

Traveling by plane on a strict Ketogenic diet can be very challenging. But with a little bit of extra planning, preparation and work, the security check and flight can go relatively smoothly. Fingers crossed for no delays!

Traveling with young kids can be logistically taxing in the first place, and then adding in a restrictive diet can make it seem downright impossible, but it can be done with these tips.  Continue reading “TSA Approved Cooler Bag”

Out to eat as a family

When we first learned how rigid this diet can be we immediately came to the conclusion that we would have to hide in our house, stop going out to eat, limit our travel, and protect Drake from being exposed to a world full of off-diet choices. I despaired that Drake would be a food jealous, food unconfident, limited in his life experiences, sad little kid. Maybe I was a little bit overdramatic at first.

So after a few months we were happy to find out that we could still take Drake out to eat again if we were careful and managed expectations. We no longer went to our favorite kid-friendly restaurants, a Mediterranean Bistro and a Mexican Restaurant, but instead favored places with a really good hamburger. You can get a burger at a grill with no bun and it is generally pretty safe and only cooked in oil (but ask your sever if you have any concerns about hidden carbs). We stress to the server that Drake can’t take a bite without two sides of mayonnaise, and that usually does the trick for bringing the all important mayo with the meal. Continue reading “Out to eat as a family”