The best and worst low carb sweeteners for keto kids. How to keep Keto sweet and have your child eat tasty treats on the Ketogenic Diet.
The general advice given to parents of Keto kids by their dietitian in regards to sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners is: “Use With Caution” and “Avoid Altogether Until Seizure Control”!
Soooo, it can be a bit confusing on how exactly to proceed in incorporating sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners into everyday use and how to cut through all the marketing hype on low carb products so you only use foods that won’t effect blood-sugar levels or digestive systems. Continue reading “Keeping Keto Sweet”
Enjoy this So Delicious Smoothie with your keto kid. None of the juice or high-carb fruits. Rich and creamy. 3:1 ratio = Yummy!
Back before Drake started the Keto diet I loved whipping up fruit smoothies for everyone — and to be honest that was the only reason I used my ninja food processor. After a year of mainly using it to grind nuts, I am back in the smoothie making business with this simply recipe! This smoothie does not disappoint — it is rich and creamy and goes down smoothly (wink). Perfect for hot summer afternoons or an after school treat. Continue reading “So Delicious Keto Smoothie”
The annual Love Some1 with Glut1 is underway! From Valentine’s Day to Rare Disease Day (February 29th), the campaign raises money to support the important and impactful work of the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation and its mission of educating others, increasing awareness of and advocacy for Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome. click here to donate
I love someone who is rare!
And I love the fact that Glut1 Deficiency has an effective form of treatment despite the fact that it is so rare! This is why raising awareness and getting kids diagnosed early is so crucial. Three neurologists with years of experience saw Drake and none even thought of Glut1 Deficiency as a possibility. Drake wasted three crucial brain-growing years with the wrong diagnosis, to the point of it causing microcephaly, and still no one even thought of Glut1 Deficiency. That needs to change. Donating to G1 Foundation and to the cause of other rare diseases will help everyone get diagnosed faster and possibly lead to better treatments and a cure. Continue reading “Happy Rare Disease Day – Love Some1 with Glut1!”
This Valentines Day give your keto kid the gift of chocolate! These keto chocolate candies are easy to make, don’t have any sugar, and pack a 4:1 ratio. Continue reading “Valentines Day Fat Bombs”
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”
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”