Instant Pot Keto Chili

Instant Pot Keto Chili

Come see how easy it is to make a KETO CHILI with the Instant Pot from one of my freezer meals! #thisishowweketo

With busy busy schedules, my mom and I took some time a few weekends ago to make some SUPER EASY freezer crock pot meals and they have been a LIFESAVER!  Toss in some protein, some veggies and some spices and VOILA.  SImple, affordable and delicious meals on the go that will only take you a few hours to make!

Here is the Keto/Paleo Chili that we made and are still swooning over!

KETO Chili 🌶
2lbs ground beef
1 diced red onion
3 diced carrots (optional)
3 chopped celery stalks
2 cans undrained diced tomatos
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Taco seasoning or chili seasoning to taste!!!

INSTRUCTIONS:
Label and date freezer bag FIRST.
Add all ingredients to freezer bag.
Once ready to prepare, place in fridge to thaw 24 hours ahead of time.
Once thawed, place in slow cooker on low for 6-8hrs.
If using an Instant Pot, use Chili setting and allow to start.
Top with cheese and sour cream and INHALE!

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Keto Spiced Bacon

Keto Spiced Bacon

Have you ever SPICED your Bacon!?

No!!? Well my friends YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON THE BEST THING EVER!!!

Simple, easy and so many different varieties!-

What we did here is sprinkle our favorite seasoning brand BUTT RUB, where “a little butt run makes everything better” :). We get ours in bulk at Costco and LOVE putting it on literaly EVERYTHING!!!
Sprinkle on Eggs, Meat, BBQ… you name it!!

The other ingredient that Justin used was a little bit of Sukrin Gold, low carb brown sugar blend and it gave it that tiny hint of sweetness with the spice of the Butt Rub.  YALL. OMG. GAME CHANGER!

Whats great is that you can really use ANY combination of spices and we love to experiment and have fun with it!  Try some Carribean Jerk, Cajun, any sort of BBQ dry run and so much more!  Remember that a little goes a long way, so sprinkle wisely ;). Check out the video below for all the spicey details!

SPICED BACON

1-2 lbs of your favorite Bacon
1-2TBSP Butt Rub per pound of bacon

DIRECTIONS

Lay bacon out piece by piece on parchment paper or tin foil.
Take your desired seasoning and evenly coat each piece.
Place in oven for 12-15min on 400 and inhale once crispy, golden brown!

XOX,

Savory, Fluffy Keto Waffles

Savory, Fluffy Keto Waffles

Keto waffles for dinner with a low carb blueberry glaze! OH MY SWOON!!!

The other night I was seriously craving a heaping plate of WAFFLES.  Im talking smothered and covered, oooooooey gooooooooey melt in your mouth waffles and I don’t know how I TOTALLY forgot about this recipe from way back in the day when I first started KETO!

PLUS waffle makers are SO CHEAP and they are so easy to make!  This recipe really gives you that fluffy, savory texture and is chock full of FIBER!  Most times I can only eat half of one because they are SO filling 🙂

With toppings we have tried a yummy handful of things that have given us the taste and texture we are craving! First and foremost is MELTED BUTTER EVERYWHERE.  Rember growing up where you thought you had to be scarce with your butter but REALLY wanted all those little squares to be filled! DREAM COME TRUE!  Now I love it when its smothered and covered with that beautiful butter glory!

There are a ton of great SF syrups that you can find and your local grocery store or Amazon and that is my hubbys favorite way to consume these waffles.  We have also melted peanut butter and grass fed butter together to make a delicious melt in your mouth syrup and that is my personal fave!  But this time around we went for that refreshing summer berry glaze and it turned out PERFECTLY!  Plus it was so easy and you can drizzle any remainin over your homemade Keto Icecream ;). #winning

These are also DELICIOUS cold out of the fridge and PERFECT for lunchbox snacks!

Have fun with this recipe and remember that almost ANYTHING can be made with KETO friendly ingredients!  Don’t think that its a restrictive and boring way to live but rather SIMPLE, SATISFYING and SUSTAINABLE!

Recipe.

(It made 5 big 7 inch waffles-size of my waffle maker. Adjust carb count accordingly)

2 C Almond Flour
8Tbl Flaxseed
2 Tbl Psyllium Husk ( optional)
1 1/3 C Coconut Milk
1 Tbl AND 1 Tsp both Vanilla AND Baking Powder
8 Large Eggs
1 1/3 Tbs Ghee (or butter or coconut oil)
1Tbs Cinnamon
1/3 C Serve (optional)

Instructions.

-Plug in waffel iron and turn on to pre-heat.
-Place items in bowl and mix well with KitchenAid or hand mixer. Be sure to blend well.
-Spray iron with coconut oil spray (I find this is the ONLY way to truly get them to come off easily and without breaking and has the most mild taste. I get mine at Walmart.)
-Spoon or pour batter into pre-heated waffle maker and cook until done (varies by manufacture).
-Remove lush waffle and repeat until batter gone. Batter will thicken as it sits in bowl.
-When all waffles are made, Divide net carbs of 34 by number of waffles you end up with.
(I ended up with 6 waffles, so 5.6 net carbs each)
-Add carbs from your topping if you use them. Enjoy!!

Blueberry Glaze:
1 Cup frozen berries
3tbsp swerve
Bring to boil in saucepan over medium heat and let simmer for 5-10min till thick.

xox,

Low carb, Keto burger buns!

Low carb, Keto burger buns!

Are you a BIG FAN of Fathead Pizza?
yea… US TOOOOOOOO!

When we made this for the first time we were DESPERATELY craving some sort of bread texture to have with our burgers (a weekly dinner staple for our busy schedule) and my husband suggested we use the Fathead dough as a bun style bread.  I was curious at the idea

and thought WHAT THE HECK, we might as well try!

YOU.  GUYS.
LIFE. CHANGING.

This video makes me laugh so hard because I took one bite, looked at Justin and said GRAB THE PHONE!  THE KETO WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW THIS IS POSSIBLE!!!  And the video went VIRAL lol!  Within 24 hours there were over 25k views, which is WELL ABOVE my normal average ;). I just HAD to share the love with YOU!

I’m pretty sure Fathead dough happens a few times per week in our house in one form or another and the best thing about this recipe is that it is SO versatile!  We have made this dough into bagels, piggies in a blanket, crackers, bread and so much more!  It can EVEN be made into sweet keto cinnamon rolls… and I have a feeling this NEEDS to happen at some point this weekend when my mama Ask Nurse Cindy is here 🙂

We took basic recipe and divided it up into 4 separate sections, flattening them into a circular shape and baking as normal.  You could even make them smaller, in the size of a slider or into ovals, spread super thin and use like a flatbread for sandwiches.  have fun, get creative and make sure to comment below with your FAVORITE way to Fathead!  The original post and recipe can be found HERE!

RECIPE:
-1 3/4 cups pre shredded/grated cheese mozzarella is the best or Edam/mild cheese
-3/4 cups almond meal/flour
-2 tbsp cream cheese
-1 egg
-pinch salt to taste
-1/2 tsp dried rosemary/ garlic or other flavorings optional

INSTRUCTIONS:
-Preheat oven to 425.
-Mix almond flour and mozzarella together and add to a saucepan over medium.  Toss in cream cheese cubed and mix until melted.  You can also heat in a microwave for one minute, stir then again for 30 seconds.
-Remove from heat once melted.  Add egg and seasonings and mix thoroughly.  (Sometimes helpful to mix with hands to blend texture)
-Cut dough into 4 sections and spread out thinly onto PARCHMENT PAPER (it will stick and burn on anything else).  You can place dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper to spread out into circles and create even texture.
-Make 2-3 fork holes in each circle to ensure even cooking.
-Bake for 12-15 minutes till golden brown.  You can flip half way through to get both sides crisp and cooked evenly.
-Once cooked allow to cool for 3-5min then slap your toppings on your burger and INHALE!  You will thank me later 🙂

Easy NO BAKE peanut butter cookies!

Easy NO BAKE peanut butter cookies!

Hey busy mama! I know that school is starting oh so soon and you might be looking for some simple treats to satisfy the kids hunger when they get home!

Meet the simple, easy NO BAKE peanut butter cookie that will have the whole family going WILD!  Similar to my famous 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies, but these are chilled and perfect on a hot summer day!

If you are you in need of a quick (and yes I mean QUICK) and easy Keto sweet treat and are pressed for time but need something fun and delicious to throw in your kids lunches then these no bake peanut butter cookies with only 4-5 ingredients are PERFECT!  Fun for the kids to help you create and easy enough for your hubby to make on his own!  Because lets all be honest, easy and simple are what EVERYONE needs right before school starts back up!!!
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1 cup nut butter
2tbsp pasture butter
3tbsp low carb sweetener
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1-2tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder (Optional)
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Melt both butters together on stovetop on medium (Or every 30 seconds in a microwave and mix till melted).
Slowly mix in sweetener and coconut flakes and stir till blended thoroughly.
Pour directly onto parchment paper or in cupcake/silicone molds and freeze for 15-30min till firm.
Store in fridge! Roughly 1.5 carbs each (dependent on nut butters used)!

You can get creative with this recipe and really have fun with the ingredients.  I love playing around with the flavors and textures and coming up with all sorts of fun creations with this simple recipe. 🙂
You can try almond butter, sunbutter or cashew butter instead of peanut!  Each one gives you such a delicious difference in taste!  You can also add in 1-2TBSP unsweetened coco powder for a chocolate rendition. Mmmmmm. Chocolate.  BETTER YET, take dark chocolate, melt it down and drizzle on top. OHHHH YUM!!! Try CRUNCHY peanut butter instead of creamy for a most delicious texture!!

Have fun with this recipe and know that KETO should be simple, satisfying and SUSTAINABLE for you to do with easy recipes like this!  Comment below with your FAVORITE combination and KETO HAPPY!

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xox,