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Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

This is an easy recipe for Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip using simple ingredients.

Tell me if this sounds familiar…

You find yourself REALLY wanting a sweet snack but knowing that you REALLY don’t need all the sugar?

That’s like my whole life right now! Managing my tendency toward gestational diabetes means that I really can’t deal with sugar or carbs so I’ve been experimenting!

Here’s my latest creation!

 

Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

4 Low Carb Tortilla (I LOVE this one!)
1 Tablespoon of Butter melted
2-3 Tablespoons of stevia blend
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon read more

1 Minute Keto Chocolate Muffin in a Mug

This keto chocolate muffin in a mug recipe is perfect for curbing your chocolate cravings without the carbs. It’s a great keto friendly dessert or snack! When I was pregnant, I had gestational diabetes. I found that eating low carb was the easiest way for me to control my blood sugar from spiking. But I had intense pregnancy cravings! This was the recipe that I made almost daily to give me extra protein and curb my cravings the low carb way.

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

Can you eat chocolate on keto?

Chocolate can be enjoyed on a keto diet, but it’s important to choose the right type of chocolate and consume it in moderation due to its carb content. read more

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish is the perfect addition to my salmon cake recipe.

 

Salmon Cake Spinach Salad

I’ve shared previously with you my Waffle Iron Salmon Cake recipe using coconut flour like  Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour.

Today I’m going to share an awesome relish that goes perfectly with the Salmon Cakes (or burgers or grilled chicken… the uses are endless!)

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

This relish is a great compliment because of all the textures and flavors it adds to any dish.

The cucumber adds a nice crunch with a clean fresh flavor. read more

4 Tips for Cooking with Glucomannan

Welcome to my low carb kitchen, where we’re about to embark on a cooking adventure that not only can help with creating tasty low carb recipes but also caters to a healthier lifestyle. Today, our focus is on the versatile and low-carb superhero – glucomannan. I’m sharing my 4 tips for cooking with glucomannan to save you time and hassle!

If you’re looking to add a dash of creativity to your cooking routine while keeping things mindful of your wellness goals, you’re in the right place. Join us as we dive into the world of cooking with glucomannan, unraveling tips and tricks that will elevate your low-carb game. From crafting satisfying meals to whipping up delectable desserts, get ready to infuse your culinary creations with the magic of this unique ingredient. Let’s turn the ordinary into extraordinary, one glucomannan recipe at a time! read more

Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake

This low carb broccoli tuna casserole bake is the perfect easy and budget friendly recipe your family will love to see on the dinner table. Anything that you can throw in a casserole dish that fills your family up and tastes delicious is a win in my book. We love a good keto friendly tuna casserole with broccoli!

 
Embracing a Low Carb and Keto Lifestyle: A Mom’s Guide to Health and Wellness

Today, let’s delve into a topic that’s been making waves in the wellness world – the low carb and ketogenic (or keto) lifestyle. If you’ve been curious about what these diets entail and the benefits they offer, you’re in the right place! read more

Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole

This is a simple and delicious recipe to make a low carb cheeseburger cauliflower casserole. You can limit the carbs without losing the taste!

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole

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As a kid, I loved eating Mac and Cheese. During the summer, my brother and me would live off of mac and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe is low carb and gluten free which makes it the perfect substitution for my childhood cravings.

We love cauliflower at our house. It is one vegetable that you can make into almost anything. I saw a recipe recently using cauliflower to make a cheese sauce that looked amazing. read more

Whole Food Valentine’s Day Recipe Round Up

Valentine’s Day may be tomorrow, but you still have time to get your plans in order to make the day special for everyone with these whole food Valentine’s Day recipes. Here are some great recipes and ideas from all my wholefood friends across the web. Are you planning a special dinner? Maybe you need some tips for saving money this year? Do you want to bake something special for dessert? You will find everything you need right here for having the best Valentine’s Day yet. =&0=&

Valentine’s Date Ideas

Ah, the day of love is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some enchanting date night ideas for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re a long-time couple or just stepping into the realm of romance, make this day memorable by thinking beyond the conventional dinner-and-movie routine.

How about a cozy home-cooked dinner together, complete with your favorite dishes and a touch of candlelight? Or perhaps an evening under the stars with a blanket fort, stargazing, and sharing sweet nothings. For the adventurous souls, a themed at-home movie marathon or a virtual cooking class can add a delightful twist to your evening. And don’t forget the magic of a scenic outdoor walk, hand in hand, appreciating each other’s company. Whatever you choose, make it personal, make it intimate, and most importantly, make it a reflection of your unique love story.

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6 Ways to Save this Valentine’s Day from Grassfed Mama

30 Ways to Serve Your Spouse Today from Grassfed Mama

Whole Food Valentine’s Dinner Ideas

Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a nourishing and delightful dinner that speaks to your heart – literally! Forget the clichés; this year, let’s make Valentine’s Day a celebration of health and happiness.

Picture this: a table adorned with vibrant, nutrient-rich dishes that not only please the palate but also contribute to your well-being. From a colorful and crisp salad to a lean protein main course, and perhaps a guilt-free dessert, let’s craft a Valentine’s Day dinner that not only honors your commitment to health but also indulges your taste buds in the most loving way possible. Get ready to savor the joy of a healthy and hearty Valentine’s Day feast with your special someone.

Spaghetti and Meatsauce from Joyful Thrifty Home

Sugar Free Spaghetti Sauce from Rohnda Sue

Whole Food Valentine’s Dessert Recipes

Love is sweet, and so should your Valentine’s Day treats be! This year, let’s celebrate the day of love with an extra dose of goodness by indulging in some healthy and heartwarming treats that are whole food based. From fruity delights to guilt-free chocolatey pleasures, we’ve got the perfect recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising on your commitment to health. Picture digging into a plate of delicious strawberry and dark chocolate skewers or savoring a decadent yet nutritious avocado chocolate mousse. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening for two or a self-love celebration, these healthy Valentine’s Day treats are here to add a dash of love to your day without the sugar overload. Get ready to treat yourself and your loved ones to these delightful, guilt-free bites that are as good for the soul as they are for the taste buds.

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7 Trim and Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats from Grassfed Mama

Gluten Free Cake Round Up from Grassfed Mama

Raw Lime Coconut Chocolate Bliss Balls from Keeper of the Kitchen

Sweetheart Brownies from Accidentally Green

Chocolate Covered Bacon from Simple Foodie

Raw Brownie Bites from Simply Smiles

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons (Raw and Real food) from Your Thriving Family

Dessert for Two: Chocolate Lava Cakes from Joyful Thrifty Home

Sugar Free Coconut Cookies read more

7 Low Carb Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day would not be the same without a delicious sweet treat to share with the ones you love. In this blog post, I’m sharing 7 Low Carb Valentine’s Day Treats to help you celebrate love without sacrificing your health goals. So let’s get in the kitchen and get low carb baking!

 

Valentine’s day treats for me represent love and chocolate! A close second would be Cheesecake… and the ultimate treat would be chocolate drizzled on a cheesecake. As we all know, these treats would typically be high and sugar and not very good for a low carb lifestyle.  read more

Trim Healthy Mama on a Whole Foods Diet

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

Trim Healthy Mama on a Whole Foods Diet

There is some criticism in the whole foods world about Trim Healthy Mama. I’d like to take the time to debunk the myth that Trim Healthy Mama can’t be included in a whole food’s lifestyle.

What is Trim Healthy Mama?

The Trim Healthy Mama (THM) diet is a lifestyle approach to eating developed by sisters Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison. It is based on the premise of separating fuels, where meals are designed to focus on either carbohydrates or fats, but not both together, to optimize metabolism and promote weight loss. read more

Why Low Calorie Diets Don’t Work

Watch Why Low Calorie Diets Don’t Work:

So many women decide it’s time to lose weight at the beginning of the new year.

It’s time for a change, time to take charge of their over eating. Maybe they will even decide to start exercising too.

Sadly though, many women decide to succumb to very strict low calorie diets thinking they are the key to losing weight.

A low calorie diet for a women would be eating less than 1500 calories in a day. Very low calorie diets recommend 800 calories in a day. Pass the celery!

Low Calorie Diets Do More Harm than Good

Everyone has to eat enough calories each day just to keep their body functioning: to breathe, to digest their food, to keep organs working. This number of calories is called a Basal Metabolic Rate. You can use this calculator to figure out your BMR here. 

If you eat below this personal BMR, your body will start to turn on itself and eat lean muscle mass to function.

Lean muscle mass is exactly what we want, though. This is what fires up our metabolism to burn more calories, keeps us strong, toned and prevents injury.

Low Calorie Diets Do Not Work Long Term

You may start a low calorie diet, tracking your food intake and eating less to find that you have lost 3-5 pounds the first 2 weeks or so. Don’t be fooled by this weight loss. Part of this decrease is a decrease of food in your system (or bowels). Secondly, you could also just be losing water weight.

This kind of weight loss is not sustainable and will eventually stall… and pretty fast honestly.

Your body will catch on that you aren’t eating as much and will dial your metabolism knob back to adjust to functioning on less calories. Additionally, you will get hungry and cheat… but now your body will go into storage mode immediately because it has been starving for more nutrition.

And be honest with yourself…. you will cheat on a low calorie diet. 

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What’s the Answer?

Low calorie diets are not the answer. A better approach is to eat for health while fueling your metabolism.

Eat more Thermogenic Foods.

One way to do this is to increase foods that boost your metabolism. Some of these include: coconut oil, eating hot peppers and chilies, and drinking green or oolong tea. Eating more low calorie vegetables burn calories just by chewing and digesting them. You can also try this supplement that I love to speed up my metabolism using thermogenics.

Eat more often. read more