06Apr/19

Getting Started

Getting Started NOTE: WE WILL ALWAYS KEEP THIS POST PINNED TO THE TOP SINCE WE GET MORE REQUESTS FOR THIS THAN ANY OTHER. So be sure to look immediately below for more RECENT posts! When my husband and I started this journey, we used Atkins for our foods and our online free tracker because at the time we just weren’t that familiar with Keto yet. We learned that Atkins is basically the grandfather of Keto and it was easy to use both as references, still is. So I am linking both food lists / meal plans for the first two Read More ...
30Apr/19

Oscar’s Classic Diner in Jefferson City

Oscar’s Classic Diner in Jefferson City Anyone living in Jefferson City for any length of time will recognize the name of Oscar’s as a Jefferson City tradition. It was established in 1948 and was “the” place to eat out all through the 1950s. Even though it closed down after 23 years, it reopened in 2004 in a new building at a new location, but with the same early charm of a classic diner, and the famous 1950s Oscar’s fare was back! There is plenty on their menu you can order and stay true to Keto. Breakfast is standard, and you Read More ...
30Apr/19

Wendy’s in Jefferson City, Fulton, and Columbia

Wendy’s in Jefferson City, Fulton, and Columbia Wendy’s has several very Keto friendly options, and is one of the favorite fast-food eateries of Matt and Megha of KetoConnect. Of course, an eatery that offers selections containing beef, bacon, cheese, grilled chicken, cheese, eggs, cheese, veggies and, oh, did we mention cheese, you could easily customize your own meal by simply saying “hold the fries and the bun.” But we have a list of options already picked for you along with the macros of each. #lowcarbjc Matt and Megha’s taste test and recommendation: Wendy’s in Jefferson City, Missouri Blvd Wendy’s in Read More ...
29Apr/19

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed Poblano Peppers Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS 2 large poblano peppers 2 ounces cream cheese (original, not low-fat), softened to room temp 2 ounces shredded extra sharp cheddar ½ TBSP chili powder ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp onion powder Red pepper flakes to taste (optional) if you like it even spicier Olive oil INSTRUCTIONS 1. Split the peppers in half lengthwise, you can split right through the stem so each piece has a bit of stem left on it for looks. Scrape out the seeds, pat dry the inside and outside. 2. Grill and Read More ...
26Apr/19

Panera Bread in Jefferson City and Columbia

Panera Bread in Jefferson City and Columbia Even though you see “Bread” in the name of the restaurant, there are still lots of good Keto friendy items you can eat at Panera. And, of course, their coffee is wonderful! Panera has breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here is a list of options from which you can select your Keto meal. Of course, you can order custom items from the menu and create your own meal…without the breads, bagels, and pastries, of course. #lowcarbjc Panera Bread in Jefferson City Panera Bread in Columbia, 100 Brickton Rd Panera Bread in Columbia, 3709 Providence Read More ...
26Apr/19

Truck Patch

Truck Patch Serving size: ½ cup This is my Gran Ara’s creation, and the rite of passage into spring/summer in our family every year. It’s so easy to make, and so good for you. INGREDIENTS 1 cup each of the following: diced green cabbage diced green bell pepper diced red onion diced English cucumber (leave peel on) diced tomato Better Stevia drops to taste  (or another low-carb sweetener of your choice) Approx. 1 cup apple cider vinegar (the raw, unfiltered tastes best!) Approx. ½ cup water (optional if you want to tone down the acidity of the vinegar a bit) Read More ...
25Apr/19

Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake Makes 1 This is what I made as my “birthday cake” this year and it was SO yummy! And so rich I had to eat half one day and the other half the next day. INGREDIENTS 1 lemon, zested and juiced 3 TBSP coconut flour 1 Tbsp Truvia (I didn’t have, so substituted Erythritol, or I could also use liquid Better Stevia to make it even lower carb) ¼ tsp baking powder Pinch of salt ½ tsp poppy seeds 2 TBSP avocado oil or olive oil (original recipe calls for vegetable oil….that’s a NO NO) Read More ...
25Apr/19

It’s about more than weight

It’s about more than weight Disclaimer: This is in no way intended to be “medical advice.” It is simply sharing our own experiences. If you can relate to something you may be experiencing, by all means, talk to your doctor. As you can see below, some of my doctors advised me to do certain things I didn’t necessarily agree with or follow, but that was my own decision. Each person has to follow their own heart and mind. When 2018 rolled around, both my husband and I had reached a point that we knew we needed to do something about Read More ...
24Apr/19

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant in Columbia

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant in Columbia If you have been on Keto any length of time at all, you know that pasta and bread are not your friends, as well as many of the rich sauces that are famous in Italian cuisine. But you can still eat at one of America’s favorite Italian eateries if you watch your carbs–Olive Garden. It’s best to know before you go to keep from ordering something that will sabotage your hard work in one meal. Here are about 6 or 7 meals you can eat at Olive Garden without falling off the wagon. One Read More ...
24Apr/19

HuHot Mongolian Grill in Columbia

HuHot Mongolian Grill in Columbia If you are craving oriental cuisine, HuHot may be one of your safest ways to satisfy that craving and still stay true to Keto. The reason is that there are DOZENS of food options that you get to pick from to build your own meal–you will customize a Keto feast! Lots of great meats and seafoods to pick from, then start adding on your veg and proteins like eggs, bacon, and other yummies. There are carbs in veggies, so keep that in mind as you are piling them onto your plate. Some of the less Read More ...