Chorizo 2

Chorizo 2

Chorizo 2   

Serves:Nutritional info for entire recipe.

Divide by number of servings you get.,10

CarbsPerServing:Per serving: 638 Calories (kcal); 44g Total

Fat; (62% calories from fat); 52g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 4g

fiber; 165mg Cholesterol; 1356mg Sodium

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

1pound lean pork shoulder — or tenderloin

1 tablespoon hot chili powder — or mild

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground oregano

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

How to Prepare:                                                              

Roughly chop pork then process in pulses in a food processor until very fine. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to blend thoroughly.You want almost a pate/paste consistancy.Refrigerate covered overnight to allow flavors to blend.          Form into patties or crumbles and fry until cooked through. Cook  thoroughly.

NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.

Butter In Coffee Helps Increase Fat Burn and ENERGY!

Butter In Coffee Helps Increase Fat Burn and ENERGY!

The latest trend of adding butter in coffee can boost your energy and help you eliminate weight.

Go ahead, put some butter on your joe.

The butter needs to be unsalted and grass-fed, and also the java beans need to be low-toxin — maybe not the ones you find at the supermarket or even Starbucks.

Let Everett Wilkinson, creator of KetoStrips.com, explain.

The caffeine in normal coffee, Wilkinson states, gives you a first buzz, but in a while you will eventually crash. His low-toxin Butter Coffee, on the other hand, comprises MCT oil — a mix of palm and coconut oil — also has healthy fats that help keep you going for hours.

“It is about the way you feel two hours afterwards,” Wilkinson said. “With regular coffee, you get a food craving and also get drained two hours after. Butter in your coffee doesn’t create a 10:30 crash we’re used to. It gives you a massive boost over normal coffee.”

Wilkinson states MCT oil is digested faster than other fats, so it promotes energy and promotes weight reduction. He says that he adds it to his java to supply “laser attention.”

“When you blend low-toxin coffee with butter and octane oil (MCT oil), the butter turns off some of your food cravings and supplies things the brain wants, including micronutrients,” he said. “It turns off inflammation within the brain.”

butter in coffee

Butter in coffee

Wilkinson insists on grass-fed, unsalted butter since “there are a lot of inflammatory ingredients in ordinary butter.” The same applies to a lot of the coffee sold in the U.S., which he states is full of fungal toxins.

The tradition of putting a pat of butter in your morning beverage is not new. In reality, Wilkinson created the idea of placing butter in his coffee after trying ideas to increase fat into his diet while on a Keto Diet. A wellness and fitness enthusiast who had given up coffee, he’d found the ideal solution.

“I wished to drink coffee, and a few days it did not make me feel good. I’d get groggy,” he explained.

As for the taste, As Wilkinson says “It’s like the creamiest latte you’ve ever had.”

And I agree — it tastes like a latte. But I was not a huge fan of the butter.

Wilkinson says that butter-coffee devotees have risen to 3 million and they swear by it.

But is this material all it is cracked up to be?

But butter is very high in saturated fat, and some health experts caution that it can boost your risk of heart disease and stroke. And while this elixir will make you feel full, it is worth noting that incorporating the recommended 2 tbsp of butter into your coffee will also add approximately 200 calories.

How to Make Butter Coffee (Video)

Here is solution for butter in coffee and MCT Oil –

If you would like to add MCT Oil an additional to butter-


5 Easy Low Carb Portable Meals

5 Easy Low Carb Portable Meals

So you’ve made the decision to eat low carb- kudos to you for that. However, you may soon realize that it can easily become a lot more difficult than you anticipated; at least without diligent thought and preparation.

So What’s To Be Done?

Let’s face it- we all have jobs (or at least I hope so!) and it can be quite the task to wake up very early in the morning to prepare food, then struggle through morning commute for who knows how many more hours. Then, as soon as you reach into work, you run down to the vending machine and pick up a Snickers. Whoa there! You’re off to a bad start.

What if I told you, that you can carry your food with you? Yes, I know you won’t be spending hours in the kitchen before work, but there are ways you can expedite preparation time, and have delicious, healthy and most importantly portable low carb meals at your disposal.

low carb portable meals

low carb portable meals

First, A Few Quick Tips:

• Do the bulk (or all) of your preparation on weekends- you can easily cut veggies for salads, marinate and grill meat, and even portion off entire meals, all over a Sunday afternoon.

• Make a List of All the Likely Needed Food for the Week- you’re more likely to fall off a diligent plan if you have nothing to eat! So, stock up, and cook happily!

• Don’t Go Condiment Heavy- by this, we mean try to limit or restrict the amount of condiments added to these otherwise healthy and low carb meals. Condiments are loaded with hidden carbs and sodium, which can leave you scratching your head wondering where you’re going wrong.

With That Out Of The Way, Here Are Some Great, Healthy And Portable Low Carb Meals Ideas

• Bread-less Sandwiches – finding it hard to forego your delicious bread based sandwiches? For many people, bread forms a very important meal base, around which endless varieties of sandwiches can be concocted. Going cold turkey on bread when on a low carb diet can drive you bananas! But, luckily, you can use lettuce to substitute as bread slices, or even in the case of bun less burgers! Sandwiches are the ultimate portable food, and this can be a godsend. Fill with lean meats, onion, ranch dressing for a zesty kick (which coincidentally is low in carbs wink wink!) and, in limitation, a bit of cheese. You can try a new type of lettuce sandwich everyday if you like!

• Stir Fried Veggies And Seafood –  don’t like to cut up and prepare veggies on the weekend? (Lazy, aren’t you!) Then, still no reason to stress. You can just as easily pick up a bag of frozen veggies from you supermarket freezer isle, and easily whip out a few for a tasty stir fry. Add shrimp in the mix, or even canned tuna, and what you’ve got is a powerful and portable meal rich in heart healthy Omega-3 Fatty acids and lots of Zinc (watch out for that libido increase!)

• Low Carb Bento Boxes – bento boxes may be unknown to you, but they can be a very nice way to spruce up a boring or visually dead diet. The way food looks plays an important part in its perceived taste, and this is especially where bento box low carb meals excel. All you need is a lunch bowl with 3-4 compartments, and fill with various foods in each. Typically, Japanese Bento contains rice, but low carb substitutions are a quick and easy fix. You can fill one compartment with seasoned or stir fried veggies (your choice; I love the way stir fried Brussels sprouts taste!), one compartment with a lean meat of your choice, or even better fish; and a boiled egg or two in the other compartment. Sprinkle a little soy sauce over the dish and you will have a delectable meal that looks stunning too.

• Smoked Or Grilled Kebabs – love a good Fourth of July weekend? So do we! Well, now you can have your mini HEALTHY low carb barbecue whenever you need! Just fire up that grill (gas or charcoal) and make your own kebabs on skewers! Accessorize with sweet bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, maybe some bacon, and even the occasional pineapple chunk. A very low carb portable meal as long as you do not go overboard with the pineapple.

• Good Old Salads – nothing beats a nice salad when it comes to health, and convenience. Salads take a mere minutes to prepare, can be done however you like, and are filling too. Load up with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and lean meats of your choice (turkey works well here). Hey, if you like pack two servings for a long day!
Now that you’ve seen the simplicity of packing a healthy low carb meal, there’s no longer a reason to not carry yours from home.

The portability of these meals is unmatched; you can likely fit them in your handbag or even pocket!  Don’t forget to check your keto levels by using keto strips daily.

Black & Blue Salad

Black & Blue Salad

Black & Blue Salad

CarbsPerServing:20

Prep Time:15

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

2 heads of butterhead lettuce                    6 oz. Of cold leftover steak,thinly sliced

8 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half6 oz. Bleu cheese

10 tbs heavy cream                      2 tbs mayonnaise

1 tbs vinegar (optional)

How to Prepare:

Beat the heavy cream and mayonnaise together in a small mixing bowl. Crumble half the bleu cheese into the mixture (reserving the other half for a garnish) and stir a few times. Add a drizzle of the vinegar if it is too thick. Chill for at least two hours. (The longer it chills, the more intense the flavor becomes.)

Slice the butterhead lettuce in wedges (or tear into pieces if you prefer) and place on four salad plates. Pour the bleu cheese dressing over the lettuce. Arrange strips of the cold steak (cold filet is outrageously good in this dish!)and four cherry tomato halves over the lettuce. Sprinkle the reserved bleu cheese on top. Give each plate a grind of fresh pepper and serve immediately.

NOTE.  Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store.  If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.

Find Keto Recipes at KetoStrips.com

Salami Wraps

Salami Wraps

Salami Wraps    

CarbsPerServing:no counts provided

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

Thin-sliced hard salami Cumin

Green onions

Cream Cheese

Asparagus Spears (canned or blanched)

How to Prepare:

Mix cream cheese and cumin to taste. Spread on slices of salami and wrap around either a green onion spear or an asparagus sprear. (Gets better if the cumin can absorb into the cream cheese overnight).These snacks were a favorite at parties before Atkins… they just happen to work on it, too. Also, something crunchy to bite into…no spoon or fork required.

NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.

 

Great Blue Cheese Dressing

Great Blue Cheese Dressing

Great Blue Cheese Dressing

CarbsPerServing:18g total

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

16 ounces mayonnaise                     1 container sour cream – (1 oz) (1 to 16)

12 ounces blue cheese – crumbledgarlic powder – to taste

1 dash vinegar                       finely chopped onion

How to Prepare:

Combine all the above ingredients for a great blue cheese dressing that will really make salads more fulfilling. Enjoy.

NOTES : Carbs for sour cream, garlic powder and onion not included – adjust accordingly.

NOTE.  Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store.  If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.

Find Keto Recipes at KetoStrips.com