All posts by lowcarbAdmin

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 ...
19Apr/21

(A) Opinions vs. (B) Results–I’ll pick (B) please!

This journey before we came across Keto was a long and winding road. A few times we pretty much just fell off a steep road onto the craggy rocks below that left us bruised and battered. And much less healthy. Since we are considered “seniors” we have had plenty of years behind us, which means we have tried everything. Weight Watchers (both joined, and I even am a “Lifetime Member”), Nutri System, The Daily Plate (now called LiveStrong), the DASH Diet for diabetics, and a myriad of other fad diets that came along over the past 40 years or so Read More ...
19Apr/21

Sandwich–Keto style!

Keto Build-A-Sandwich INGREDIENTS 1 or 2 slices of your favorite LOW-CARB or NO-CARB deli lunch meat (roasted turkey, chicken breast, roast beef are always pretty low or no carb…ham may have some carbs) Optional toppings based on your own preferences: A few slices of thin-sliced hard salami, ½ a slice of low or no-carb cheese, onion, tomato, dill pickles, avocados, cooked bacon, lettuce leaf, or anything else low-carb you think would fit onto this stack. Mayo (Hellman’s Olive Oil or homemade) and / or your fave mustards, mixed together, if you wish ​INSTRUCTIONS Just start with your big slice(s) of Read More ...
16Apr/21
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

Jalapeno Chicken Casserole

Jalapeno Chicken Casserole 8 Servings INGREDIENTS • 1-3/4 lbs. chicken breasts (bone-in or boneless) • 7 oz. original (not light) cream cheese • ½ cup + 2 TBSP chicken broth • ½ cup heavy whipping cream • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese • 5 whole med. jalapenos, seeded & thinly sliced (jarred peppers OK, too) • ½ tsp garlic powder • ½ tsp onion powder • ½ tsp paprika • ½ tsp black pepper • 6 slices bacon (or a small pkg. of real bacon bits) • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese • ½ tsp chopped fresh parsley for Read More ...
14Apr/21
Re-Roasted Rotisserie Chicken

Re-Roasted Rotisserie Chicken

Re-Roasted Rotisserie Chicken This is perfect for a lazy–or super busy–day when you need a home-cooked KETO meal but don’t have the time to cook! INGREDIENTS: 1 or more rotisserie chickens from your favorite supermarket (1 chicken feeds 2 people) Any spices you’d like to add (including fresh-ground Redmon’s salt) THAT’S IT! Told ya it was easy! INSTRUCTIONS It makes it easier to handle the chicken if you put it in the fridge to chill down first. Then using your biggest, baddest knife, split the chicken lengthwise right down the middle. Add some fresh-ground Redmond’s Real Salt into the INSIDE Read More ...
27Mar/20

Gen Carbers

Gen Carbers The following is personal opinion based on research, personal experience, and lots of inner prayerful reflection. So please take it as such. We are Boomers. Our daughter is  Gen X. Followed by Millennials. And then our granddaughter is considered Gen Z. Every generation seems to have its own designated label. There is a generational identifier that actually crosses all those barriers. Gen Carb. In the last several decades we have watched ALL our nation’s generations battle the same health issues, many of which can be traced back to the escalation of one thing: carbohydrates (a/k/a SUGAR after broken Read More ...
25Mar/20

A day in the life of a quarantined Keto-er

A day in the life of a quarantined Keto-er Well, not exactly “quarantined,” but rather “sheltered-in-place.” But you all know what I mean. When I stopped to think about it, this is a pretty accurate account of how my day went yesterday. It was a GOOD day! So I think I may just repeat a lot of it today. Especially the coffee, Word, and napping parts. KETO ON, my friends…no matter what! Have coffee and the Word. Lots of coffee, and lots of thinking about the Word I was listening to on my Tablet while I coudn’t sleep the night Read More ...
20Mar/20

Survival on the banks of the Eleven Point River

Survival on the banks of the Eleven Point River Staying home during the COVID-19 outbreak in the name of “survival” brought to mind another time we voluntarily decided to “quarantine” ourselves in the mid 1970s. For a very different reason. We were traveling full-time in the ministry, with a toddler in a 28-foot Airstream travel trailer, and felt we needed a little vacation. From both. Since my family lived in the deep boonies of southeast Missouri, we decided to head there and use the services of grandparents as babysitters, who were only too happy to spend time with a granddaughter Read More ...
14Mar/20

Country Fried (Chicken Fried) Steak and Gravy

Country Fried (Chicken Fried) Steak and Gravy Makes 1 serving INGREDIENTS Steak (in one skillet…cast iron is best) 1 cubed steak, at least 6 to 8 oz. Ground Redmond Real Salt Ground black pepper Onion powder to taste (optional) Bacon grease (approx. 3 TBSP) & 1 to 2 TBSP grass-fed butter 1 egg, beaten (in one shallow bowl) ¾ cup finely ground pork rinds (in separate shallow bowl) Gravy in separate skillet (cast iron if you have it) 1 TBSP (approx) bacon grease Ground Redmond Real Salt Ground black pepper 1/2 TBSP coconut flour 1/3 to ½ cup unsweetened almond Read More ...
13Feb/20

Scalloped Turnips

Scalloped Turnips Serves 12 INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1/2 cup minced onion (or onion powder for fewer carbs) 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme 8 ounces cream cheese 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced turnips (about 6 small/medium turnips) INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 3. Heat one tablespoon butter in a 10.5″ cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and thyme, cook stirring frequently about 5 minutes until softened and starting to brown, then put in a small bowl and set aside. 4. In Read More ...