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The Red Tea Detox

Snowed In: Low Carb Baking & Taste Testing Fun :) Cookies, Waffles, Cupcakes & Candy

Posted on January 20, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

Keto SnacksIn my last food diary I shared my low carb meals from the weekend including two very easy (and healthy!) home-cooked dinners with delicious veggies.

Aaron brought me a great salad Monday evening because I had to work late, then we got hit with snow that night. Snow, ice and subzero temps for days actually!

I work from home fortunately (I’ve been in business 21 years now), so we got snowed in here at my house – with a lot of low carb products I had lined up for food reviews…:)

I don’t normally spend a week eating cookies, waffles, cupcakes and candy (even if they ARE low carb!) but… lol, that’s what it came down to! That and some fun new low carb recipe experiments. πŸ˜‰

I’ll give you a quick tour of all the fun low carb foods we tried this week. Baking was a necessity of course, not just for food – but also because keeping the oven going helped keep the house warm while it was below zero for days on end. πŸ˜› Brr!

I have discount codes for most of the products we were testing out this week, so I’ll include those at the end of the post in case you want to check any of them out.

Monday

For breakfast I had my new favorite “hot coffee keto shake” using the Ketologie Keto Shake Mix. It’s so much better than BPC (Bullet Proof Coffee) – creamy, smooth, rich and no mess or fuss! Plus it has the coconut oil AND collagen in it already.:)

Keto Coffee Shake, Better than BPC!

I had leftovers for lunch: a meal I had cooked over the weekend with grilled chicken, Pili Nuts and roasted veggies. Then for dinner Aaron brought me a salad from Bojangles’.

Their Roast Chicken Bites Salad is 14 net carbs, and the ranch packet is 2 net carbs. I ate *most* of it – maybe 3/4 of the salad. It’s always so fresh and really good!

Bojangles Fast Food Low Carb Salad

After dinner we made Low Carb Chocolate Walnut Cookies using Good Dee’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix and adding a bag of chopped walnuts:

Low Carb Chocolate Walnut Cookies, Gluten Free & Keto Friendly

I’ve made these before and they’re delicious!

Chocolatey, nutty, the perfect cookie consistency – and very low carb.

I love getting creative with Good Dee’s mixes! πŸ™‚

Easy Low Carb Desserts

Tuesday

Breakfast was my “cheesy eggs” which for some reason always get a lot of compliments on Instagram. πŸ™‚ Here’s how I make them:

I melt a full TBSP of real butter in a non stick skillet over medium heat (5 on my stove). I crack the eggs into the melted butter and scramble them right in the skillet, add a dash of salt, then about 1/3 the way through I add in the cubed cheese (about half ounce per egg) that I cubed off the block – and finish scrambling.

The key: cook slow over medium heat!

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

For lunch I made more of my Spinach Biscuits Recipe, and also made some small Cheddar Biscuits using the same base low carb biscuit recipe:

Baking Low Carb Bread and Biscuits - Versatile Gluten Free Recipe with Simple Ingredients

Note: I’ve discovered adding 1-2 teaspoons of baking powder really makes them rise up nicely and fluffier on the inside. πŸ™‚

Easy Low Carb Biscuit Recipes

The base recipe is:

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour
1 TBSP melted butter
2 large eggs
1 6oz bag Kraft Finely Shredded Parmesan

Low Carb Cheddar Biscuits

For the spinach biscuits I add:

* Pictsweet Cut Leaf Spinach (whole bag- steamed)

You could steam or saute fresh spinach of course, or add pretty much anything to the base recipe for fun low carb bread & biscuit creations. πŸ™‚

Low Carb Spinach Biscuits - Gluten Free Bread Recipes that are Keto Friendly

You can slice them in half with a sharp knife, or just use two biscuits to make a sandwich – which is what Aaron did. I dipped my biscuits in ranch and chunky salsa.:)

Taste Test: Snickerdoodle vs Peanut Butter

Cookies for dinner?! Sure, as long as they’re low carb and filling. Why not, right? πŸ™‚ Besides, we had spinach at lunch – and filled up on those beautiful biscuits.

I also wanted to get Aaron’s opinion on the two different Keto Kookie flavors because I am in LOVE with their brand new Peanut Butter recipe – but I needed a second opinion…

Best Keto Kookie Flavor EVER is...

I’ve had ALL of the Keto Kookie flavors and Snickerdoodle has been my favorite – until they came out with the new Peanut Butter cookies this month. πŸ™‚

The Snickerdoodle Keto Kookie has a really nice cookie texture and a great snickerdoodle/cinnamon flavor:

Snickerdoodle Keto Kookie - Low Carb, Gluten Free Cookies

The brand new Peanut Butter Keto Kookie though… is buttery soft and crumbly with a rich peanut butter flavor, and simply the BEST “kookie” they’ve come out with yet! ♥

Gluten Free, Low Carb Peanut Butter Keto Kookie

Aaron agreed. He said they both had great cookie texture, smelled amazing, and the flavors were wonderful… but agreed there’s no comparison to the new Peanut Butter Keto Kookie. They really nailed this recipe. πŸ˜‰

Peanut Butter Keto Kookie - Gluten Free, Low Carb Cookies

It’s the closest thing to a traditional peanut butter cookie I’ve EVER tried, including making my own low carb pb cookies at home!;)

Wednesday

Still snowed in, now with windchill & frostbite warnings, we decided to try the Low Carb Pecan Pie Waffle Recipe that came in the last Keto Krate box.

Waffles seemed perfect on a cold winter morning. πŸ™‚

The recipe called for Legendary Foods Pecan Pie Nut Butter and also for “a TBSP of sweetener.”

This was the perfect opportunity to break out my Ketologie Sweet Like Sugar and test it out!

Trying New Low Carb Recipes and Keto Product Taste Testing

The Ketologie Sweet Like Sugar was perfect. It’s granular like sugar, but it’s a zero carb organic sweetener that really does taste just like sugar!

And the waffles? YUM!

The Legendary Foods Pecan Pie Nut Butter is rich and delicious by itself, but it made FABULOUS waffles!

Low Carb Pecan Pie Waffles - from the January Keto Krate Recipe

They were even better with the (brand new) ChocoZero Maple Pecan Syrup. Perfect flavor combination! That plus real butter melted over the hot Pecan Pie waffles was seriously the best low carb breakfast I think I’ve ever had.:)

ChocZero Syrups - New Maple Pecan Sugar Free Syrup

I’ll write up the low carb waffle recipe for you if you don’t subscribe to Keto Krate or didn’t get the January Box that had that recipe included.

We are working on some variations to it, which I can’t wait to test out & share with you – including lower carb versions of the waffles, and also low carb muffins. πŸ˜‰

We made a double batch of the waffles, so I had those for both breakfast AND lunch (no complaints! lol) then I ate some leftover roasted vegetables for dinner.

We were just using up and working with what we had here, but as you can see we weren’t suffering much.;) lol

For dessert…

Low Carb White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Peanut Butter Cups:

Sugar Free, Low Carb Dipping Cups for Keto Candy and Fat Bombs

I made these using ChocZero Dipping Cups and adding salted macadamia nuts and peanut butter – using the dipping cups as a candy mold.

That made for a delicious sweet & salty, creamy & crunchy combo!

ChocZero White Chocolate Dipping Cups - Sugar Free, Low Carb Chocolate for Keto Candy and Fat Bombs

Thursday

We decided to experiment with the low carb waffle recipe again, this time with another nut butter from Legendary Foods: the Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Cashew Nut Butter.

At 8 net carbs per serving, or 4 net carbs per TBSP, yes it’s amazingly delicious… but WAY too high in carbs for my taste.;)

We also added a bit of organic frozen blueberries. Two waffles were way too high in carbs for a keto diet but they WERE delicious, fluffy and beautiful. πŸ™‚

Low Carb Blueberry Waffles - Recipe Experiements

It FINALLY warmed up just above freezing, only for a few short hours in the afternoon on Thursday, but it was enough to let us out of the house before we went totally stir crazy (or ate any more waffles -lol).

We got out for a nice long drive to the Savage Gulf State Natural Area to hike Greeter Falls and Boardtree Falls in Altamont, TN.

It was a total winter wonderland up there, and breathtakingly beautiful with all of the waterfalls frozen in midair! πŸ™‚

Winter Workout - Hiking Frozen Waterfalls in Tennessee!

We hiked for maybe 2 or 3 hours. The fresh air was GREAT, and it felt SO good to stretch my legs on the trails with a few good inclines.

We just layered up and kept moving.;) It was exhilarating between the fresh air, exercise, the cold and all of the amazing views!

I was ready for a big juicy steak and some vegetables at that point, so we stopped on the way back for a healthy low carb dinner.

I was CRAVING greens, so I ordered a caesar salad with no croutons – just romaine & mozzarella. And I cleaned that plate!

Low Carb Restaurant Sides - Romaine Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

My dinner was a juicy 12oz ribeye steak with sauteed vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, squash & zucchini. It comes with carrots too, but I pick those out.;)

Low Carb Dining - Keto Restaurant Meal

I ate ALL of my salad and a little over half of my meal, and brought the rest home to eat for lunch the next day.

OMG THAT WAS GOOD!!

Later that night we decided to make Low Carb Chocolate Cupcakes using Good Dee’s new Chocolate Snack Cake Mix.

Low Carb Chocolate Cupcakes with Nut Butter

We filled the cupcake tin fuller (and even added a teaspoon of baking powder) with the goal of having fluffy muffin tops on these…

That didn’t work. They fell flat. πŸ˜›

We topped them with another nut butter from Legendary Foods. This one was the “Peanut Butter Cup Nut Butter” and NEITHER of us liked it. It was thick and flavorless – and I ended up scraping it off of my cupcakes.

Aaron didn’t even bother putting it on his at all. πŸ˜›

That’s the first LF product we have NOT liked!

Even though they didn’t fluff up or have “muffin tops” Good Dee’s Snack Cake Mix has a great flavor and cake texture. Very light & fluffy, and delicious!

Low Carb Cupcakes and Cake Mix Test

And yes, we’ve been having FUN taste-testing and experimenting – and eating all the fun combinations of low carb products this week.;) Especially those waffles!!

Friday

We had cheesy eggs again for breakfast, and I had my leftover steak & veggies for lunch. Aaron ordered “Naked Wings” from Domino’s for dinner, which are just chicken wings with no sauce.

They’re best if you order them “extra crispy” by the way:

Domino's Pizza Low Carb Delivery - Naked Wings, No Sauce (Extra Crispy)

I only ate two of the wings, and I just ate them plain – then later I made myself a yummy low carb snack plate!

I had one of the chocolate cupcakes, a serving of pecans, an ounce of cream cheese, and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter:

Low Carb Snack Plate - LCHF Foods

I just realized I forgot to log the 2nd TBSP of peanut butter. 😳

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs Column

How To Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

Aaron finished off the cupcakes (and also ate most of the cookies & waffles this week πŸ˜‰ thankfully!). He loves the ChocoZero syrups, the two we’ve tried so far anyway: chocolate and maple pecan.

Low Carb Cupcakes Experiment

I love the ChocoZero syrups too, but am most excited to try their new Peppermint Syrup – which should be here any day now. πŸ™‚

 

FAQ about ChocZero Dipping Cups

I get a lot of questions about the ChocZero cups so I posted a Q&A about ChocZero Dipping Cups on Facebook yesterday (based on MY experience with them). You’ll find that helpful if you ordered some and aren’t sure about certain things:

See my Dipping Cup Creations & Ideas for creative ways to use them. πŸ™‚

 

Being snowed in was fun. πŸ™‚

Being snowed in with a man that likes to bake… even more fun! πŸ™‚ lol

Aaron has a serious sweet tooth. Me, not so much. The big juicy steak was my favorite meal of the week! Well… the Pecan Pie Waffles with Maple Pecan syrup DID pull a close second.;)

Here are the links to some of the products we were testing out and taste-testing / experimenting with – and the coupon codes for our discount…

Our Discount Codes

I try to score these discounts for you every chance I get! πŸ™‚

Keto Kookie – code: LOWCARBTRAVELER

ChocZero – code: TravelingLowCarb

Pili Nuts – code: LOWCARBTRAVELER

Legendary Foods – code: lowcarbtraveler

Good Dee’s Low Carb Baking Mixes – code: LOWCARBTRAVEL15

Ketologie – Sign up by email on that page for the Free Keto 101 Ebook. It’s a great read, and that will get you on the list for any special deals or coupon codes that Dr. Tracey puts out.;)

 

I included Pili Nuts in the list because we are going to try the waffle recipe with the brand new Pili Nut Butter, and also use that for a Blueberry Muffin Recipe too – instead of the Legendary Foods nut butters.

The goal: to lower the carb count on the waffle recipe!

We have a few more Legendary Foods nut butters to try too, and we’re thinking next up will be Apple Pie Walnut Muffins and Apple Pie Pancakes. What do you think? πŸ™‚

 

In addition to the fun hike this week, I’ve been keeping my Daily Tricep Dips goal. I’m up to 20 at a time, and I’m holding them longer – which feels great!

Confession: as much fun as this has been, I’m REALLY looking forward to the 50-60 degree weather this weekend… and getting back to my usual SIMPLE low carb meals.

How are things going with you?

I would love to hear how your week went, and what you’re into this weekend. And of course any new low carb foods, products or recipes YOU’VE tried lately…

Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. I had a brief moment of true sadness when I ran out of Peanut Butter Keto Kookies AND they sold out on that same day! πŸ™„ πŸ˜› Fortunately they are back in stock – and I have more on the way now. πŸ˜‰ *whew* (yes, they are THAT good!)

 

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The Red Tea Detox

Insulin Resistance and Cognitive Decline

Posted on January 20, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny.

I want to dive a bit deeper today into our discussion of the relationship between diabetes (and even mild elevations in blood sugar), and the overall health of your brain. With that, it’s becoming increasingly clear the lifestyle factors that impact metabolic disease, of which insulin resistance is at the core, also play a key role in influencing the health of the brain and long-term cognitive capacity. Let’s look at this recent study published in Experimental and Molecular Medicine in today’s video.

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12 Comforting and Healthy Paleo Trout Recipes

Posted on January 19, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

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Paleo Grubs –

Trout doesn’t often get as much love as its ocean-dwelling distant cousin, salmon. But trout can be made delicious and paleo-style with ingredients like fresh herbs and spices, coconut milk, and more. Try some of these paleo trout recipes and let your trout feel the love.

trout recipes

1. Broiled Parsley and Oregano Trout
For another dish that looks fancy but is actually really easy to whip up on a weeknight, try this trout stuffed with parsley, oregano, salt, lemon zest, garlic, and olive oil. You don’t need to do much to trout to make it taste good, because it has such a nice flavor naturally.

Asian Slaw Salad With Smoked Trout and Lime Tamari Dressing
Photo: Hungry & Fussy

2. Asian Slaw Salad With Smoked Trout and Lime Tamari Dressing
This deliciously savory salad is made with whole smoked ocean trout, green cabbage, carrot, spring ion, sesame seeds, and coriander. Top it with a silky tamari lime dressing and you’ll be left with a lunch salad to look forward to on a busy workday.

3. Cedar Plant Trout With Asian Guacamole
One sure way to win me over on any dish is to add guacamole to it, so I’m instantly sold on this recipe. The colors and flavors combine magnificently! The trout filets are seasoned with sesame oil and cracked black pepper, and topped with a guac featuring ginger, fresh mint, lime, and more.

4. Pan Seared Trout With an Orange Butter Pecan Sauce
In my family, we are sauce people. Put a sauce on almost anything and it’s an instant hint. I’m especially excited about this tasty orange butter pecan sauce for pan seared trout with olive oil, orange zest, chopped pecans, parsley, salt, and pepper. It’s easy and delicious.

5. Roasted Rainbow Trout With Vegetables
I love this easy one-dish dinner that comes together in 40 minutes and doesn’t take a lot of work, because the oven does all the cooking. With seasonings like maple syrup and garlic powder, you know this trout with sweet potato, eggplants, and bell pepper is going to be tasty.

Creamy Coconut Milk Seafood Chowder
Photo: Peachy Palate

6. Creamy Coconut Milk Seafood Chowder
Made with rainbow sea trout, rutabaga, fresh mussels, shrimp, coconut milk, leek, garlic, and other amazingly delicious ingredients, this super savory and light-but-filling meal is healthy and takes only fifteen minutes. You wouldn’t believe it from how fancy it looks!

7. Smoked Trout and Endive Salad
This is the salad I would love to be eating for lunch every single day. It has gorgeous colors with ingredients like endive, sweet apple, radishes, smoked trout, yogurt (you can use coconut yogurt), grainy mustard, olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper.

8. Perfect Poached Fish
This recipe will work with any kind of fish, but the recommended dish is trout because it goes so well with these flavors. The process and ingredients are simple and elegant with white wine, sliced onion, crushed garlic, lemon, and sea salt. So delicious.

9. Paleo Smoked Trout Mousse
Trout mousse is a sophisticated dish that can be served with paleo crackers or veggies as a dip or spread. You’ll love this easy version made with smoked trout flakes, smoked salmon, elmon, chives, dill leaves, coconut milk, coconut oil, sea salt, and black pepper.

Celeriac Remoulade and Smoked Trout Salad
Photo: Eat drink Paleo

10. Celeriac Remoulade and Smoked Trout Salad
Few salads I’ve seen are more beautiful and elegant than this simple one with celeriac, smoked ocean trout, Spanish onion, capers, olive oil mayo, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper. The dressing is light and simple to preserve and highlight the smoked trout flavors.

11. Rainbow Trout Casserole
This casserole is packed with goodness from Brussels sprouts to trout to Dijon mustard and butternut squash. Chopped pistachios add a welcome crunch while the flavors of garlic and onion season the cauliflower and other veggies. A bit of ghee and chicken stock complete the subtle flavors.

12. Cabbage Wraps With Smoked Trout and Avocado Cream
When your cabbage wraps are filled with flavorful ingredients like smoked trout and lemony avocado cream, you won’t even miss the bread. The best part of this recipe is that it takes only a few minutes to make, so you’ll be feeling nourished in no time.

12 Comforting and Healthy Paleo Trout Recipes
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Check In! Powering Through The Weekend? :-)

Posted on January 19, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

Keto SnacksSome people say that weekends are the hardest for them to stay on track with their healthy eating and low carb macros, so I thought I’d check in… and see how your weekend is going? πŸ™‚

I’ve had a GREAT week and am even back to doing my daily Tricep Dips, which makes me super happy!

Which is all because I could NOT open my jar of Pili Nut Butter last week, which did NOT make me happy. πŸ˜› lol

I have some cool news for you, plus I scored you a discount on the NEW Peanut Butter Keto Kookies (code: LOWCARBTRAVELER) but first here’s a quick photo tour of my low carb meals this week.

You can also see what I ate last weekend here if you missed my last food diary…

I actually cooked a little this week. πŸ™‚

My Low Carb Meals This Week

This week I made my low carb spinach biscuits which just use a few simple ingredients but come out GREAT. πŸ™‚ I really love easy low carb recipes, especially for quick breads like my low carb biscuits.

Low Carb Bread Recipes

I only made half a batch of the spinach biscuits and I added a little shredded cheddar because I was short on parmesan.

I was also out of parchment paper which is what I normally use, but I had some non-stick foil – both are great for quick cleanup and no sticking.;)

Low Carb Spinach Recipes

Those made for a delicious sandwich. πŸ™‚

I used Oscar Mayer Deli-Style Rotisserie Chicken slices and Duke’s mayo:

Low Carb Sandwiches

I had some great take-out this week too…

Including the Roast Chicken Bites Salad from Bojangles’.

It’s 14 net carbs for the entire salad, and 2 net carbs for their ranch packet.

Bojangles Low Carb Fast Food - Roast Chicken Bites Salad

Another great low carb take-out meal was this Grilled Chicken Taco Salad – minus the taco πŸ™‚ – from a Mexican Restaurant.

I ordered it with avocado slices instead of guacamole, mostly out of personal preference but also because I have no idea what they put in their guac.

Low Carb Mexican Restaurant Meal, Take-Out

Several people asked me how I track restaurant meals. If it’s not something on the menu, where I can look up the nutrition facts online to log it, I just log the individual foods in my meal – based on how much I eat, like this:

Tracking Mexican Food Low Carb Macros

I couldn’t finish the whole taco salad so I had the rest of it – mostly chicken, avocado & cheese – the next day as leftovers:

Low Carb Leftovers

 

I tried the new Peanut Butter Keto Kookies this week. πŸ™‚

This flavor JUST came out this month…

Peanut Butter Keto Kookie - Gluten Free, Low Carb Cookies

Yum!

Aaron and I had them plain one morning with coffee, and we both LOVED them. They are the closest thing to a traditional peanut butter cookie I’ve ever had – very soft and buttery and crumbly. πŸ™‚

I scored us a coupon code too! Go to Keto Kookies and use code LOWCARBTRAVELER for our special discount.

They were even better “dressed up” as a delicious dessert!

I topped the Peanut Butter Keto Kookies with cream cheese, peanut butter and then drizzled them with ChocZero sugar free chocolate:

Low Carb Dessert aka LCHF Keto Fat Bomb

Amazing flavor combination!!

That dessert above made for a great breakfast one morning. πŸ™‚

Other low carb breakfasts I’ve had this week include my usuals – like cheesy eggs. This is 4 eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese:

Easy Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

And my favorite “low carb cereal” breakfast: 1/2 cup of pecan pieces, 1/4 cup 4% Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries:

Easy Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

This was a very easy low carb dinner…

I had some steamed spinach left over from making the spinach biscuits, and some Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Fajita Strips. I tossed both in a skillet with some butter and fried those together – then drizzled Alfredo Sauce over it:

Quick Easy Low Carb Dinner Ideas

I used Pictsweet frozen sliced yellow squash and lined it on a baking sheet with olive oil and salt and cooked those in the oven to go with the chicken & spinach:

Low Carb Dinner - Chicken, Spinach and Squash Meal

 

I made a delicious dessert using ChocZero Dipping Cups.

I love those things!!

I added half a TBSP of Pili Nut Butter to each White Chocolate Dipping Cup, plus half a serving of macadamia nuts. Then I topped each one (I made two) with another TBSP of Pili Nut Butter (half a TBSP on each):

Keto Candy, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut LCHF Fat Bomb

You can get the Pili Nut Butter here. I like Almond Butter better or natural peanut butter better, but the Pili Nuts are amazing. My favorite low carb nut!!

The ChocZero dipping cups make the best “keto candy” ever!

Some people call these Fat Bombs, but I love that you can use the cups as candy molds to make individual candies instead of making up a whole batch of something. Which is great for portion control. πŸ˜‰

Low Carb Candy Recipes

You can see my Dipping Cup Ideas here.

I used the Dark Chocolate ChocZero Dipping Cup on the Keto Kookie dessert above too. ChocZero makes chocolate syrup, and I have some to try, but I love how the dipping cup chocolate sets up kind of like Magic Shell. πŸ™‚

Keto Friendly Low Carb Dessert Ideas

Aaron loved that ^ and also the “Turkey Sandwiches.” πŸ™‚

That was my favorite meal of the week too, so I’ll probably make more of the Spinach Biscuits this week. They’re great straight out of the oven too, or topped with a fried egg – so they work well for dinner OR breakfast.

Low Carb Biscuit Sandwich

 

I just got another box full of low carb foods to try, so I’ll give you all the details on that in one of my next posts – plus how you can get a FREE purple hand mixer.

Stay tuned for that! πŸ™‚

I’ve also been enjoying Chocolate Keto Coffee Shakes (VIDEO) a lot this week, and just supported their Kickstarter Campaign to bring individually sized packets to the market. I’m reviewing their entire 21-Day Kickstart Program too, so I’ll give you all the nitty gritty details on that soon as well.

Those two links ^ go to Facebook posts, but they are on my public page so you don’t need to be ON facebook or be logged in to watch the video or see the posts.;)

How are things going with you?

I would love to hear how your week went, and how you’re weekend is going. Any questions, or fun low carb meals & ideas you want to share?

Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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Sleep Duration & Dementia: An Early Marker of Cognitive Decline?

Posted on January 18, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny.

Sleep is, of course, incredibly important for our bodies. It allows our brain to consolidate thoughts into memories, and clean itself of toxins. Beyond that, numerous studies have pinpointed the adverse health impacts of not getting enough sleep.

What we now understand is that there truly is a sweet spot, in terms of getting the right amount of sleep for brain health. In fact, too much sleep can have just as significant harmful impacts on health as getting too little. Let’s look at this recent study, published in the journal Neurology.

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14 Authentic and Flavorful African Dishes

Posted on January 18, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

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While Africa is a vast continent with a wide array of cuisines, some favorites have made their way into mainstream global enjoyment for their savory spicy flavors using a variety of ingredients. These paleo African and African-inspired dishes are sure to become favorites if you’ll just give them a try.

african recipes

1. Sese Plantains
This plantain stew is really simple to make, but has flavors everyone will love from the crayfish and cayenne pepper. Make sure you use plantains that are green or just slightly yellow. If you like a lot of heat in your stews, you can add more cayenne pepper!

African Beef Stew
Photo: Only Gluten Free Recipes

2. African Beef Stew
With deliciously savory flavors of tomato, cinnamon, black pepper, curry, and paprika, this well-seasoned stew is full of good fats and vegetables, and it would make an amazing comfort food dish on a chilly evening. I love the addition of coconut milk for creaminess.

3. Grilled Chicken Drumsticks With Spicy Garlic Harissa Marinade
The Moroccan-inspired flavors of this dish come from garlicky harissa marinade made with dried thyme, sumac, nutmeg, lime juice, and more. You’ll love the unique flavors, and these drumsticks go really well with grilled vegetables or cauliflower rice.

4. Slow Cooker African Cashew Stew
This stew has a rich and creamy flavor from the cashew butter and tomato paste, and lots of vegetables with boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Optionally, you can add habanero peppers, fresh cilantro, and chopped cashews on top, depending on what flavors and textures you like.

5. Make Ahead Harissa Shakshuka
Shakshuka is a spicy tomato and egg skillet that you’ll love to enjoy in the morning if you like savory breakfasts. This version can be prepared ahead of time so you’re not doing the chopping and mixing first thing in the morning, and you can leave out the cheese if you want to.

Deconstructed Moroccan Chicken Tagine
Photo: Worthy Pause

6. Deconstructed Moroccan Chicken Tagine
Tagine is a vegetable-and-meat dish that’s cooked in a clay pot. You don’t have to use a clay pot for this deconstructed version, though, with amazing flavors like cinnamon, preserved lemon, and green olives. Add a pinch of saffron to the chicken if you want to get fancy!

7. West African Chicken Stew
This regionally-styled dish is heavily seasoned and cooked with brown onion, fresh ginger, garlic, and cashew butter, with the unique addition of vanilla extractβ€”yes, really, vanilla extract! Try this stew and you’ll never want to make chicken stew any other way.

8. Doro Wat, Take Two
I wanted to share this specific doro wat recipe with you because of its use of the traditional seasoning berbere. Now, we have an Ethiopian restaurant where I live and I cannot even eat this dish because it’s so spicy. If you want fire in your mouth, this is the amazingly-tasty-but-so-hot recipe you want to make.

9. West African Chicken Stew, Take Two
This nut-free version of west African chicken stew is made with coconut oil, ground black pepper, onion, ginger, garlic, coriander, cayenne, bay leaves, crushed tomatoes, sunflower seed butter, vanilla extract, and fresh parsley with sunflower seeds.

North African Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes, Apricots, and Kale
Photo: Panning the Globe

10. North African Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes, Apricots, and Kale
The extra-tender chicken in this stew soaks up all of the amazing spices like cinnamon, cumin, sweet paprika, and red pepper flakes. The vegetables are made with garlic and ginger, and sweet dried apricots give this stew a gourmet flavor and texture.

11. Ethiopian Berbere Beef
Here’s that berbere seasoning in a beef dish with macadamia oil, beef mince, brown or red onion, cayenne pepper, coconut aminos (to replace the soy sauce) and honey (to replace the rice malt syrup). Even with the paleo adjustments, this dish is delicious.

12. Chakalaka (Spicy Tomato Pepper Relish)
This spicy tomato pepper relish is tradition to South Africa and is made with onions, garlic, green peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste, curry powder, chili powder, sea salt, and mixed herbs. Serve it hot or cold as a dip with paleo crackers or veggies, or as a sauce of grilled meat.

13. Harissa Chicken Skewers
I’ve said before that everything is better on a stick, and I especially love these chicken skewers with a homemade Moroccan harissa paste and extra virgin olive oil. There’s a paleo-friendly harissa paste recipe linked on this page by the blogger.

Doro Wat
Photo: Eat More Food Project

14. Doro Wat
Doro Wat is a spicy Ethiopian chicken stew made with lots of seasonings and good fats. This paleo version uses cayenne pepper, paprika, cardamom, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, fenugreek, and more with a whole stick of delicious butter, fresh ginger, and onions.

14 Authentic and Flavorful African Dishes
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Easy Low Carb Dinners, Roasted Vegetables & LCHF Food Ideas

Posted on January 17, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

Keto SnacksWe’re two weeks into the 2018 90-Day Low Carb Challenge already and it’s time to weigh-in!

It’s never too late to join us by the way, so feel free to jump in now if you haven’t already. πŸ˜‰

You’ll find the Week Two Weigh In at that link in the Facebook Challenge Group, or you can comment here on this post if you’re not participating in our Facebook group.

As usual I’ll share what I’ve been eating lately, so you can see my low carb meals and MyFitnessPal logs for ideas & examples.

In my last food diary I shared what I was eating last week, including easy recipes & meals I cooked plus great low carb take-out ideas and delicious desserts!

Here’s what I ate over the weekend, which included two fabulous (but super easy!) home cooked dinners with plenty of veggies…

My Low Carb Meals on Saturday

I had my favorite healthy low carb breakfast “cereal” with 1/2 cup of pecan pieces, 1/4 cup of 4% Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries.

It comes to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fat.

Homemade Low Carb Cereal - LCHF, Gluten Free and Keto Friendly

For lunch I had coffee & cookies. πŸ™‚

I actually had a “hot coffee shake” using the Ketologie Chocolate Keto Shake Mix mixed with hot coffee, which is absolutely delicious.

Way better and much easier than traditional BPC!

Keto Coffee Shake, Better than BPC!

The chocolate mix is sold out right now, but the vanilla keto shake is great too.

I also had 2 Peanut Butter Keto Kookies with cream cheese.

That’s such a great combination because they’re soft, buttery, crumbly cookies – the closest thing to traditional peanut butter cookies I’ve ever found. πŸ˜‰

Gluten Free, Low Carb Peanut Butter Keto Kookie

This is the brand new Peanut Butter flavor that just came out this month, and the Peanut Butter is definitely my favorite of ALL the Keto Kookie flavors!

I threw together a quick & easy low carb dinner…

When I say I “threw it together” it was literally a simple freezer-to-table meal. πŸ™‚

I started with frozen vegetables: a bag of frozen broccoli florets and a bag of frozen cauliflower.

I dumped both bags on a foil lined baking sheet drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled them liberally with salt and garlic powder, then drizzled more olive oil on top:

Frozen Low Carb Vegetables - Roasted Veggies from Freezer to Oven!

You can thaw your frozen veggies in the microwave first to roast them quicker, or just toss them in frozen. I bake them at 400 degrees, with a little “toss & stir” here and there, until they look the way I want them.

Also from the freezer, I grabbed what was left of the Tyson Grilled & Ready Fajita Chicken Strips. I melted a TBSP of butter in a non-stick skillet, threw the frozen chicken strips in and seasoned them with Oh My Spice Sweet & Savory:

Oh My Spice Sweet n Savory - Organic Spices

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That is my FAVORITE seasoning for chicken or seafood. πŸ˜‰

I browned up the seasoned chicken strips in the melted butter, then at the end I added Sprouted Pili Nuts for a nice buttery crunch.

Cooking with Pili Nuts - LCHF Keto Friendly Low Carb Meals

I just tossed it all together in the pan to mix the flavors and get the Pili Nuts nice and warm.

Cooking with Pili Nuts, Low Carb Dinner Ideas

It made for a delicious low carb dinner, and super easy!

The frozen vegetables roasted up nicely in the oven and I made the frozen chicken in the skillet in a matter of minutes on the stove top.

Easy Low Carb Meals

The combination of sweet & savory spice, garlic roasted veggies and the crunch of buttery soft Pili Nuts made for a VERY enjoyable meal. πŸ™‚

Easy Low Carb Dinner Ideas

Aaron came over for dinner, so that made enough for two full plates – and enough leftover for me to have for lunch today too. So easy!

Healthy Low Carb Meals

Aaron REALLY enjoyed this meal, but he loved the dinner I cooked last night even more. πŸ˜‰ I’ll show you that one next…

My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary

How I Have MyFitnessPal Set Up with Net Carbs

 

My Low Carb Meals on Sunday

Sunday morning was an easy coffee & eggs with the latest Shape Magazine…

I had 3 eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese.

Low Carb Lifestyle - Keeping It Simple

For lunch I had a delicious Low Carb dessert. πŸ™‚

Confession: I test most of the products I review for you… on Aaron first. Why? Because he’s a label-reading, gluten free, ketogenic low carb, preferably organic, mostly pescatarian kind of eater that is very picky about what he eats.

He’s a handsome health nut. πŸ™‚

Plus my own tastes and preferences are sometimes different than his, so I like to get a second point of view when trying new things.

He was here yesterday, and I knew he loved the Peanut Butter Keto Kookies because I made this dessert plate for him before using a ChocZero dark chocolate dipping cup to drizzle chocolate over the top.

This time I decided to use the ChocZero Chocolate Syrup instead, to test it out and compare the two – and of course get Aaron’s feedback.;)

ChocZero Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup, Low Carb and Keto Friendly

It was a lot thicker than I expected it to be. More like a thick chocolate fudge sauce actually. It’s a squeezable bottle though, with a small hole in the lid – or you can remove the lid to measure out more in a recipe or something.

Unlike their dipping cups, the ChocZero syrup didn’t harden up like Magic Shell but rather stayed thick and fudgy. I drizzled it over Peanut Butter Keto Kookies topped with cream cheese & peanut butter:

Low Carb Dessert aka LCHF Fat Bomb

This calls for an explanation, because I’ve been asked this before…

I’m not much of a snacker, or someone who just “eats cookies” or whatever. So if I’m going to eat a cookie, I usually make a “meal” out of it. πŸ™‚

You can see the consistency of the ChocZero Syrup better here:

Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge Syrup

 

I made another VERY easy low carb meal for dinner last night…

This one would be considered a Pescatarian Low Carb Meal, or easily Low Carb Vegetarian without the shrimp. But of course delicious for anyone!

Easy Low Carb Dinners

I made the roasted broccoli & cauliflower again. It’s quick, easy and always a great low carb side to any dish.

I sauteed Broccoli Slaw in real butter, leaving it just a bit firm & crisp. You can find it already made in the produce section of Wal-Mart or Kroger. It’s 2 net carbs per serving, even with the carrots in it.

Low Carb Pescarian Meal - Remove Shrimp for Low Carb Vegetarians

The frozen shrimp was thawed first then seared quickly in real butter with the Sweet & Savory Seasoning, and served over the broccoli slaw.

And just to round off the meal with a little “filler” and more fat & protein, I made up a few Low Carb Cheddar Biscuits which were sort of like a cheesy cornbread cake.

Low Carb Cheddar Biscuits

They didn’t come out as fluffy as my biscuits normally do for some reason. Here’s the Low Carb Biscuit Recipe. As you’ll see there, you can get creative and add anything to them you please. πŸ™‚

Here’s the roasted veggie side again, which went in frozen and came out perfect – just like usual. This low carb side is hard to screw up.;)

Easy Low Carb Roasted Veggies

 

My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday

MyFitnessPal LCHF Keto Food Diary

 

The ChocZero Chocolate Syrup we tried came in the January Keto Krate box this month, along with 7 other low carb foods to try (8 products total):

January Keto Krate

Below is another image to show you more of what’s in this month’s box.

They are shipping this same box next business day right now, so you can still get it if you sign up before they run out.;)

January 2018 Keto Krate Box

 

I hope this gives you some ideas & inspiration for new low carb foods or meal combinations to try. I mentioned last weekend I was “food bored” so I mixed it up a little this weekend.

I’m trying to decide how I want to use the ChocZero Syrup. I have two flavors of it now (the other is Maple Pecan, and Aaron suggested we try to make a low carb pecan pie with that) – and a few more I’ll be reviewing soon.

I’m most excited about their Peppermint Syrup! Anyway, first I have to figure out some recipes or ideas now that I know they’re thick and fudgelike.:) Thoughts & suggestions??

 

Our Discount Codes

I have coupon codes for ChocZero, Keto Kookie and Pili Nuts. I try to score those for you every chance I get! If I don’t have a coupon code, you can sign up by email at any site I link to to get any current discounts or specials they’re offering…

Keto Kookie – code: LOWCARBTRAVELER

ChocZero – code: TravelingLowCarb

Pili Nuts – code: LOWCARBTRAVELER

 

How are things going with you?

Don’t forget to weigh-in here, or in your comment below…

Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD, and Dr. Valter Longo

Posted on January 17, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny.

There is clear scientific evidence that supports the idea that lifestyle interventions like caloric restriction, fasting, and a ketogenic support the health of positive gene pathways, enhance the production of endogenous stem cells, power up the brain, increase the production of antioxidants, and even reduce inflammation.

But there is no doubt that implementing these ideas, in terms of creating a workable diet, may well prove challenging.

Our guest today on The Empowering Neurologist is Valter Longo, PhD. Dr. Longo has created a new dietary approach that in many ways mimics the effectiveness of the more difficult approaches described above, but at the same time is much easier to implement. He calls this diet the Fasting-Mimicking Diet, or FMD, and it is described in great detail in his new, best-selling book, The Longevity Diet.

Let me tell you a little bit about Dr. Longo. He is the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California – Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles. He is also a Senior Group Leader at the IFOM, the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation and holds four professorships across top EU academic centers.

Dr. Longo’s studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms, mice and humans. The Longo laboratory has identified several genetic pathways that regulate aging in simple organisms and reduce the incidence of multiple diseases in mice and humans. His laboratory also described both dietary and genetic interventions that could reverse the course of Diabetes and Alzheimer’s and protect cells and improve the treatment of cancer and other diseases in mammals. Dr. Longo’s most recent studies are on dietary interventions that can affect stem cell-based regeneration to promote longevity in mice and humans. The Longevity Institute in Los Angeles, directed by Dr. Longo, includes over 40 faculty members focused on topics ranging from regeneration to dietary interventions aimed at improving health and lifespan in the near future. Among the accolades received by Dr. Longo are the 2010 Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH) and the 2013 Vincent Cristofalo β€œRising Star” Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).

Dr. Longo is recognized as a global leader in aging and nutrition. With more than 106 peer reviewed publications in journals like Science, Nature, Cell, JAMA, Circulation, Cancer Cell, Journal of Translational Medicine, etc. He is recognized by Time Magazine, with three features in less than two years, as Longevity Guru. He is one of the most recently featured scientists by global media and news feeds.

Dr. Longo was born and raised in Genoa, Italy and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas, where he majored in biochemistry with a minor in jazz performance. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997 and his postdoctoral training in the Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Diseases at USC. He started his independent career in 2000 at the University of Southern California, School of Gerontology, one of the first and leading programs for aging research and education.

Today we will explore Dr. Longo’s research that went in to his creation of the fasting mimicking diet. I think you will find this to be a fascinating interview. I would also mention that all of the proceeds from his book, The Longevity Diet, are donated to charities as well as his ongoing research. You can find Dr. Longo, and follow his research, on Facebook.

Listen to our interview here:

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Quick Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup with Zucchini Noodles

Posted on January 16, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

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Ah, chicken noodle soup. Is there any food out there that’s more in-demand when someone’s down with a cold or the flu? It’s excellent for clearing out any nasal congestion that you could be dealing with while also lowering inflammation. (1) Unfortunately, many of the store brand versions of pre-packaged chicken noodle soup are full of ingredients that actually do more harm than good. Maltodextrin, corn syrup, and monosodium glutamate are just a handful of ingredients listed in one of the more popular brand names. Instead of purchasing pre-made chicken noodle soup that’s been dried and processed beyond recognition, try out this paleo chicken noodle soup recipe instead.

Everyone knows that when you’re suffering from the cold or flu, you need plenty of bed rest, fluids, and warm hearty meals like chicken soup. This homemade quick chicken noodle soup is perfect for paleo enthusiasts, made with chicken breasts and zucchini veggie noodles.

Homemade Chicken Soup, An All Natural Cold/Flu Remedy

This soup recipe possesses all of the essential components of a chicken noodle soup. It’s full of tasty vegetables including spiralized zucchini noodles, real chicken breast, and your choice of homemade or store bought bone broth as well. It’s incredibly quick and easy to prepare and can be ready to go in about 20 minutes. All you have to do is boil the bone broth and add it in with all of the other ingredients whenever you’re ready to enjoy your chicken soup.

As noodles are generally off-limits when following a paleo diet, zucchini is used as a noodle replacement. Zucchini noodles are used in many great recipes, and they fit in perfectly with this chicken noodle soup as well. Unlike high carb rice noodles, zucchini is low in carbs and is an excellent source of B-complex vitamins, zinc, magnesium, and it even helps to keep your blood sugar levels balanced. (2)

prepping zucchini noodles

shredding carrots

In order to further relieve the unpleasant cold and flu symptoms, this soup also adds ginger and ground chili flakes. Ginger is absolutely fantastic for anyone who is feeling under the weather, as it’s a potent anti-inflammatory and helps strengthen the immune system. (3) Chili flakes are also wonderful for helping to fight off infection in your body.

prepping chicken noodle soup ingredients

Eat High Protein Meals to Further Boost Immunity

High protein meals have long been associated with sports nutrition and muscle building diets, however, it has many health benefits as well. For instance, it has been shown in studies that eating a high protein meal that contains all the essential amino acids can enhance or preserve immune function and improve the individual’s ability to resist infection. (4) The chicken breast in this recipe is a good source of protein with a complete set of amino acids, so you can rest assured knowing that each ingredient found in this meal is guaranteed to help you feel better as quickly as possible.

paleo chicken noodle soup recipe

The next time you find yourself coming down with a cold or the flu, come back to this recipe and make a little extra for your friends and family in case they catch it too. It’s proven to provide health benefits that can either shorten the cycle of your cold or flu, or prevent it altogether through strengthening the immune system and reducing inflammation. Just make sure that you still get plenty of bed rest and drink lots of water in addition to eating chicken noodle soup. 

Quick Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup with Zucchini Noodles
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Total Time
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Prep Time
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Cook Time
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Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
  2. 2 medium carrots, grated
  3. 2 small zucchini, cut into noodles
  4. Β½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  5. 1 spring onion, sliced
  6. 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  7. 1 cup chopped Chinese cabbage
  8. Β½ tsp ground ginger
  9. Β½ tsp chili flakes
  10. Β½ tsp salt
  11. 3 cups chicken homemade or store-bought bone broth
  12. 3 cups water
Instructions
  1. Combine ground ginger, chili flakes and salt and divide the mixture between 4 large jars.
  2. Layer the jars with the chicken, carrots, red pepper, zucchini noodles, Chinese cabbage, spring onion and parsley.
  3. Seal tightly and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. When ready to eat, bring the chicken bone broth and water to a boil.
  5. Pour it over the content of the jars and seal tightly.
  6. Let the sealed jars sit for 7-8 minutes, then stir and serve.
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PS. Chicken noodle soup isn’t the only warm and hearty soup that’s good for when you are under the weather either. Try out this great hearty paleo vegetable soup as well. It’s absolutely bursting with flavor while still having tons of vitamins and minerals to help you feel better sooner. You could also try this orange carrot soup which is loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C. Also, be sure to check out these 13 healing food recipes to boost your immune system. The best defence is a good offense, so keep your immune system strong and healthy to reduce your risk of getting sick throughout the year.

Quick Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup with Zucchini Noodles
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Free Purple Hand Mixer & 8 Low Carb Foods To Check Out

Posted on January 16, 2018 By In Diet With disabled comments

I’ve been reviewing several Keto Subscription Boxes that deliver low carb foods to your door every month. The Keto Box offered to send me a few boxes to check out & sponsored this review which was a great opportunity to let you know what to expect from them.

I’ve had a chance to receive & review 5 different packages from The Keto Box now. This January box is NOT available anymore, but I’ll show you what’s in it because this is a GREAT way to discover new low carb foods you may want to try.

I’ll also show you how to get a Free Purple Hand Mixer in the February box if you decide to give The Keto Box a try. πŸ˜‰

The Keto Box Review - January Low Carb Foods

Go to TheKetoBox.com and use Promo Code: KETO15 to get a Free Purple Hand Mixer in your February box if you sign up today. πŸ™‚

If you already get The Keto Box, the free purple hand mixer did not go out in the January boxes. It’s going out in the February boxes. They sent one in mine so I could show it to you.

Note: There are less than 200 February Boxes left. Also, while I’ve been working with the Keto Krate company for well over a year now, I am not affiliated with The Keto Box in any way outside of this sponsored review.

Using the Promo Code KETO15 gets you a free hand mixer in your first box, and also lets the company know who referred you, but no money is changing hands on orders. I’m required by the FTC to let you know things like that.;)

The January box is sold out so if you sign up now you’ll get the next box in about two weeks. And you’ll get a Free Purple Hand Mixer in your February box if you use the promo code above.

I don’t know what will be included in the February box, but you can see what was in my first two boxes here and also see what was in the August box and the September box at those links for examples. And of course the January box on this page.

Here’s a list of everything in THIS box below, but again this January box is no longer available – so I’ll show you the best places to get each of the products if you’re interested in trying any of them.

What I Found Inside The Keto Box (January Shipment)

8 Interesting New Low Carb Foods To Try…

This was a very full box, with quite the variety of low carb products in it. Three of which I’m already familiar with and LOVE and one I cannot wait to try! We’ll start with that one, since it intrigued me the most…

Picnik Grass-Fed Butter Coffee, Cappuccino

Picnik Grass Fed Butter Coffee - BPC on the go!

You can find this at Whole Foods if you have one near you.

The Picnik Butter Coffee is like a “BPC on the go” or a BPC-style low carb shake. It comes in 3 flavors: Cappuccino, Mocha Latte and Dirty Chai. You can get a sampler pack of all 3 flavors on their website but it’s MUCH cheaper on Amazon.

There’s a 20% off coupon on Amazon right now too:

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Rawxies Smoked Paprika Crunch

Rawxies Smoked Paprika Crunch

Rawxies Gluten Free Smoked Paprika Crunch

These are only 1 net carb per serving, crunchy & delicious!

They come in three flavors, but you can’t order them individually. You can order a pack of 4 on their website for $16.50 ($4.13 each) + $5 shipping. Or you can get them on Amazon in a pack of 6 for only $3.99 each with FREE shipping.

I’ve had these before and fell in LOVE with them!

They’re a very healthy, and addictively delicious low carb snack. πŸ™‚

Rawxies Healthy Low Carb Snacks

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Snickerdoodle Keto Kookie

Low Carb Snickerdoodle Cookies

I’ve been through ALL of the Keto Kookie flavors, and the brand new Peanut Butter Keto Kookie is my absolute favorite so far!

We have a coupon code for those too. πŸ™‚

Go to Keto Kookie and use code LOWCARBTRAVELER for a discount.

The Snickerdoodle Keto Kookie is good too, and only 2 net carbs for the pack of two low carb cookies. I have just ONE pack left of the new Peanut Butter flavor, so I’m going to do a side-by-side comparison with Snickerdoodle today.;)

 

KETO-and-CO Low Carb Oatmeal, Hot Cereal

Low Carb Oatmeal

I’ve been meaning to try this for awhile now, as I have a few different flavors/versions of this low carb oatmeal. It’s the same price on their website as it is on Amazon – although you can get free shipping on Amazon.

Have you tried this yet? Everyone is always asking me about low carb oatmeal. Keto and CO makes this in three flavors and can get it sweetened with Stevia, Sucralose (yuck!) or plain/unsweetened. I would rather sweeten it myself…

 

There’s also a Chomps Grassfed Beef Stick in the box this month, and “SeaSnax” organic roasted seaweed:

I’m not a huge fan of beef sticks but I’ll eat this one with some almonds & cheese probably. As for the seaweed, I’ve tried it before (another brand) and didn’t like it – but it would be best with maybe some smoked salmon or seared tuna. πŸ˜‰

 

AlternaSweets Low Carb Ketchup

AlternaSweets Low Carb Ketchup - Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free only 1 net carb

AlternaSweets ketchup is low carb (only 1 net carb per TBSP), gluten free, paleo, vegan, non-gmo, low calorie, has no preservatives and no artificial sweeteners – it’s sweetened with stevia. You can find it on Amazon. They also make BBQ sauce.

I haven’t wanted or needed ketchup since I went low carb, but this would make a great meatloaf topper (I normally use chunky salsa myself). Or I could use it to make my BBQ Spinach Burgers – with this Low Carb Ketchup instead, which sounds good!:)

 

Coconut SmartCakes Gluten Free, Low Carb Cupcakes

I love these… so much. πŸ™‚

And the Coconut SmartCakes are my favorite!!

Low Carb Cupcakes, Gluten Free and a LCHF Dessert with cream cheese and pecans

They come in three flavors, and you can read my review at that link:

Low Carb Dessert

These little cakes are ZERO net carbs. Seriously!! πŸ™‚

 

I’m especially interested to try that Picnik Butter Coffee. πŸ™‚

I was excited to get some of my favorites in this box too: the Rawxies Crunch, Coconut SmartCakes and Keto Kookies.

8 New Low Carb Foods To Try from The Keto Box

Again, this ^ box is no longer available but if you decide to sign up for The Keto Box and use the special promo code (KETO15), you’ll get the Free Purple Hand Mixer in your first box – which will ship in two weeks, the first week of February.

I’m hesitant to try the low carb oatmeal, only because the last two brands I’ve tried have been AWFUL. πŸ˜› But I have this one (above) and a pack that is unsweetened too, which I think will be my preference.

I’ll keep you posted on those, and the texture & taste.;)

 

They’re now taking orders for the February box. I’m not sure what will be in it, but the products I shared with you above (and my links to the previous boxes) should give you an idea of what to expect.

They don’t specifically say they are gluten free, or “malitol free” like Keto Krate does, or have any specifics on their site other than the products included in each box are “keto friendly.” So that’s all I really know, outside of the examples I’ve seen so far.

The products included in my last five boxes have been GREAT. Very interesting, new FUN things to try – which is what I love so much about these low carb boxes & delivery services. It’s such a great way to discover new low carb foods I never would have found otherwise!

Learn more at TheKetoBox.com
Promo Code: KETO15 will get you the free purple hand mixer in your February box.

It is only available for delivery in the United States, although they WILL ship to Canada but the cost is just too high to justify.

The price is about the same between Keto Krate and The Keto Box, btw.

Have you tried a Low Carb / Keto Delivery service yet?

If so, I would love to hear your thoughts. I’ve really enjoyed working with Keto Krate over the last 18 months, and trying so many great new low carb products, and it’s been fun to try The Keto Box too!

Even if you don’t subscribe to keto deliveries, or don’t have an interest in that (or you’re outside the U.S.!) I would love to hear your thoughts on the 8 low carb foods I shared with you from this January box…

Have you tried any of them, or which products piqued YOUR interest?

I’ll let you know about that Butter Coffee! Stay tuned… πŸ™‚

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. If you want to try out TheKetoBox.com be sure to use Promo Code: KETO15 to get your freebie!;)

Freebie: Free Purple Hand Mixer - Promo Code for the February TKB (The Keto Box)

 

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