6 6 2021

In these hotter days, I find myself craving less meat and more fresh flavors. So I find that the little garnishes: alfalfa sprouts, cold tomatoes, and ranch dressing are some of the flavors I complement with my beans and eggs. This fresh flavor that I wish I could package and consume mindlessly comes in the form of Cool Ranch Doritos, which, in Iceland, is actually Cool American Flavor, and the reddit page for its discussion is wonderful. In a parallel universe on a different timeline, I would eat chips all day dusted with magic, but in this world it’s the garnishes and salad dressings that suffice. Here is what I ate the past few days:

Sunday

10:00am cheese scrambled eggs w basil and green onions, mug coffee w heavy cream and Swerve

2:30pm turkey, lettuce, mayo, ranch, and provolone sandwich on wheat bread, Breyer’s low carb chocolate ice cream pop, diet Pepsi

4:30pm watermelon, hot chicken cauliflower pizza w ranch, diet pepsi

Monday 5:30am three scrambled eggs w cheddar

10:30am 1/2 turkey sub w mayo, ranch, lettuce, and provolone, keto cereal w unsweetened almond milk

3:00pm blueberry donut

Tuesday 6:30am egg, sausage, and cheddar on one slice tomato basil bread

10:00am black beans, ranch, and grape tomatoes, cold keto cereal w unsweetened almond milk

1:00pm peanut butter bar

Wednesday 5:30am scrambled eggs w grape tomatoes and ranch

10:00am black beans, ranch, and grape tomatoes, cold keto cereal w unsweetened almond milk

1:00pm peanut butter bar

Thursday 5:30am scrambled eggs w grape tomatoes and ranch

10:00am black beans, ranch, and grape tomatoes, cold keto cereal w unsweetened almond milk

5:00pm lobster roll w mayo, lettuce, on grilled buttered hot dog roll

Friday 5:30am scrambled eggs, ranch, and grape tomatoes

10:00am black beans, ranch, and grape tomatoes

1:00pm peanut butter bar

5:00pm two wings w ranch, gluten free supreme pizza, brownie

3 28 2021

What I ate today:

10:30am

shredded cabbage, two eggs, salt, pepper, cheese, small handful fried in toasted sesame seed oil

two slices bacon

keto cereal: 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 4 chopped pecans, 5 chopped almonds, apple pie spice, 3 Tbsp hemp hearts, heavy cream

2:30pm

keto lasagna: layer of keto marinara sauce, layer of pre-cooked asparagus and fresh baby spinach, layer of ricotta, 1 egg, basil, onion, cheese

served with a side of Swedish meatballs and Sriracha

03 27 2021

Lately, I have been shifting my eating habits to as close to a 20:4 as I can stand. This is where I fast 20 hours and eat 4. Understanding that I am living the last year of my thirties has been a sort of slowing down to meet the reality that my body is an older one, and I need to match my pace, as far as my slowing metabolism goes. Each day I will eat:

8:00am

keto cereal: 3 Tbsp hemp hearts, five chopped almonds, five chopped pecans, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, heavy cream

coffee with 1 big scoop Coconut Vanilla MCT Oil Powder and heavy cream

1:30pm

sautéed chicken thighs with keto Thai curry sauce, cauliflower rice, and mushrooms w 2 Tbsp sour cream

3:30pm

keto chocolate chip muffin topped with peanut butter

I baked chocolate chip muffins the other day before making breakfast using this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 Cups keto wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup Swerve granulated sugar
  • 3 Large eggs, beaten
  • 8 ounces Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips sugar free

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400F and line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners. 
  • Spray the inside of the liners with cooking spray. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, salt and sweetener. 
  • Now add in the beaten eggs, greek yogurt and vanilla extract. 
  • Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. 
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin cups evenly using a scoop. 
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

What I enjoyed about this recipe was I used keto wheat flour, although the original ingredient called for almond flour. I do not like using almond flour, as it does not stick together well and crumbles, but the wheat keto flour is as close to non-keto flour as I think I am going to get. The consistency reminds me of a scone. I think if I make this muffin again, I’ll add chopped pecans and a Tbsp chia seeds.