I’ve had many people ask for a Keto Grocery List. At first, I was hesitant because I am a picky eater and tend to stick to the same foods over and over. I know that most people eat a larger variety of foods than I do. At the same time, when I was researching Keto Grocery Lists so many were very overwhelming and included so many foods that even after almost a year of following a Keto Diet I have never seen listed in any recipes. I created a basic Keto Grocery List as a helpful resource since my goal is to make following a Keto Diet simple. Even so, you won’t need everything on this list. It will just be a helpful guide when you are at the grocery store. In fact, I would suggest creating a meal plan and shopping weekly for those foods that you know you will be eating so that you aren’t wasting a ton of food and money. If you aren’t familiar with meal planning, check out my 5 Easy Steps to Meal Planning for simple steps to get started. In fact, I would go through this list and immediately eliminate any foods that I already have on hand as well as items that I don’t love. You also don’t need to stock every single kind of nut butter, sweeteners, etc. Instead, pick the ones that you like the most and stock those. Then, you can build your keto pantry over time. continue reading…
I was blown away that so many of you were interested in joining me in a Keto/Low Carb 30-Day Challenge. I’ve always been pretty lazy keto, as I don’t have the brain space to track macros. I’ve still gotten results, so it has worked for me, but I know that consistency is key and there are steps I can take to get better overall results. In fact, I may have gotten a little too lazy. With summer quickly approaching, I thought it would be beneficial to launch a Keto/Low Carb 30-Day Challenge to get my butt in gear, and I was so excited when hundreds of you wanted to join. Plus, when I am challenged, I tend to work harder. Couple a challenge with group encouragement and you have a recipe for success! There are several areas that many people tend to struggle when following either a Keto or Low Carb Diet so I thought that we would focus on four key areas. It is my goal to keep this challenge as simple and straightforward as possible. In this Challenge we are going to focus on hitting our net carb goal (whatever that is), drink water, exercise consistently at least 10 minutes per day (which will hopefully motivate us to do more), and to take our supplements. Here is the deal, you are the boss of you. Therefore you pick what works best for you whether you want to follow a Ketogenic Diet or low carb. You pick your exercise program and what supplements you prefer. I’ll share what I’m doing, but in the end, you make whatever decisions work best for you. The key to this challenge is sticking with your choices consistently for 30 days then measuring your results.continue reading…
It is finally spring, and I am ready for fresh fruity cold desserts to celebrate the warm weather. Mousse or fluff type desserts are so easy to make with so many options to change the flavor. This Keto Lemon Pie is the first recipe that I’ve added a crust. I thought that a pecan crust would be absolutely amazing along with the fresh lemon flavor in the Keto Lemon Pie. The crust is so simple with only three ingredients, so it takes very little effort. I think it tastes best if you pop it in the freezer for an hour or two before serving and it slices much better. I have included step-by-step pictorial instructions below for your convenience.
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I used a mini food processor to crush my pecans, but you can crush them manually instead.
Add melted butter.
Add Swerve granulated sweetener to the crushed pecan mixture and pulse to combine all ingredients.
Pour pecan crust into greased pie pan and use the back of a greased spoon to smooth and spread the crust.
Continue to press and smooth out the pie crust until the bottom and the sides of the pan are covered.
In a bowl, use a mixer to beat heavy whipping cream.
Continue beating for several minutes on medium/high until the heavy whipping cream begins to form stiff peaks.
Add softened cream cheese (Philadelphia has the least amount of carbs compared to generic versions), Swerve confectioners, and vanilla.
Add lemon zest to filling.
Finally, add freshly squeezed lemon juice and beat until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Since the ripeness of lemon can vary, feel free to add more zest or juice if needed.
Pour lemon pie filling into pecan pie shell and spread. We think it tastes best if you pop the Keto Lemon Pie in the freezer for an hour or two before serving.
Garnish with strawberries or lemons. I love the look of the bright pink strawberries against the lemony fresh pie filling, but feel free to use lemons instead.
Enjoy!!!! YUMMMM! It is sooooo good. If you freeze it before cutting the Keto Lemon Pie the slices serve up much better. I got a little impatient here.
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp Swerve granulated
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2/3 cup Swerve confectioners
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crush pecans finely. I used a mini chopper.
Add butter and Swerve granular to crushed pecans and mix thoroughly. I added the ingredients to my mini processor and pulsed until all of the ingredients were combined.
Grease a pie pan then add crust mixture.
Grease the back of a spoon and use it to carefully smooth the pecan mixture in the bottom of the pie pan and up the sides.
Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool.
In a large bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks.
Add the softened cream cheese, Swerve Confectioners, and vanilla to the heavy whipping cream and beat on medium speed until the mixture is smooth.
Add lemon juice and lemon zest then beat again. *You may need more or less lemon juice and zest depending on the ripeness of your lemons. Make sure to taste the mixture as you are preparing the recipe.
Pour filling mixture into pecan crust and freeze for 1 to 2 hours before serving. (You may store pie in fridge and pop in the freezer for about an hour or two before serving.)
The sugar alcohols in Swerve are not calculated in nutritional information. Nutritional information is only an estimate based on ingredients used in my kitchen. It is always best to calculate your own macros.
Make sure to check out all of my Keto/low carb recipes in my Keto/low carb recipe index. If this recipe sounds like something you’d like, you’ll love Peanut Butter Fluff, Mixed Berry Fluff, Chocolate Mousse, and Pumpkin Fluff.
Looking for ways to save money? Check out these 10 easy tips for eating Keto on a budget.
Don’t miss these Keto/Low Carb snack ideas to help you stay on track.
I’ve had many requests for a meatloaf recipe, so last week I decided it was time to start working on a Keto/Low Carb Meatloaf. I knew my kids would be excited because meatloaf is one of their favorites. I started by looking at the ingredients in my BBQ Mozzarella Meatballs then I made several changes to the recipe to make it a meatloaf. I used 2.5 lbs of 80/20 ground beef so that we would have enough for leftovers for lunch. My favorite part of meatloaf before starting Keto was the ketchup topping with brown sugar and vinegar. Since regular ketchup and brown sugar aren’t keto friendly, I decided to use a sugar-free bbq sauce instead. For me, this was a simple solution. If you prefer not to eat bottled sugar-free sauce, I’m sure you could find homemade versions on Pinterest. This is where I choose my battles. I understand there may be a homemade healthier option for the meatloaf topping such as homemade low carb ketchup or homemade low carb BBQ sauce, but I have to create a lifestyle that is sustainable for my family and me in the long term. What that looks like for my family are simple, easy family-friendly recipes that don’t require a lot of time in the kitchen or specialty ingredients. And, the occasional bottled sauce hasn’t stalled me thus far. But, choose what is best for you. This Keto/Low Carb Meatloaf is easy to make, and it tastes fantastic! The BBQ sauce is exactly what it needed to make it over the top delicious!continue reading…
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Keto Friendly/Low Carb Chicken & Mushroom Gravy
One of my favorite meals, before we started eating healthier, was chicken cooked in cream of mushroom soup. Even before we started following a ketogenic diet, I gave up most processed foods like cream soups. Since then, I’ve missed Chicken & Mushroom Gravy even though I hate mushrooms. There is something so delicious about the mushroom gravy that I love, but as I’ve mentioned previously I hate mushrooms. I’ll pick out every single one. I don’t know why they gross me out so much, but I just cannot bite into a mushroom. In fact, my oldest daughter has to chop them up for me because they gross me out. Picky much? Yes, I will fully admit that I am a picky eater. It might be why most all of my recipes are so simple. Anyway, I looked back at my Keto Green Bean Casserole Recipe for inspiration to make this recipe as I wanted a homemade mushroom gravy. I also wanted to make sure it was simple to make as I know that most don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen prepping a meal, cooking, and cleaning. With that in mind, this Keto Friendly/Low Carb Chicken & Mushroom Gravy recipe is a one-pan meal for easy clean-up. Simply pair with your favorite veggie or a big leafy green salad for a complete meal.continue reading…
I’ve been craving muffins lately. First, I made Keto/Low Carb Mixed Berry Muffins, so I started thinking about other flavors of muffins I love, and Lemon Poppy Seed came to mind. Since I had already tweaked the basic muffin recipe, I just needed to experiment with how much lemon zest and lemon juice to add. There is a fine line between the perfect amount and a tad too much. We ate these Keto/Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins the rest of the week for breakfast. I warmed them up each morning in the air fryer then served them with a big slice of butter on top and bacon. In fact, my three-year-old woke up asking for more ‘lemony muffins’ this morning, so it looks like it’s time to bake more. Depending on how big your family is you may want to double the recipe to make a big batch. This recipe is very simple and comes together so quickly. continue reading…
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.
Earlier this week, my hubby took my son out on a date night, so my girls and I headed to Chuck E. Cheese’s for dinner and fun. Since our oldest, who is now 14, was little we’ve always enjoyed taking our kids to Chuck E. Cheese’s. It’s a perfect way to enjoy a meal and fun games with your kiddos. We’ve made so many memories over the years and with our babies being three years old and one we have many years of memories to make. I was especially excited to hear about Chuck E. Cheese’s new More Cheese Rewards program that was just released. I’m all for rewards programs and easy ways to save money when we can that don’t require much effort as I am sure most mommas would agree. continue reading…