How to Prep for Beginning Keto

I don’t know about you but any time I get interested in something I research the TON out of it. I watch youtube videos, read articles, find books, and ask questions to every person I know that has information about the topic. So, I learn.

When I first heard about the ketogenic way of eating I did the exact same thing before I began. Now, a year later I made a video of the essentials to have on hand when beginning this lifestyle. It’s a very short list but it really is the basics as to what I needed and what I know has helped both me and the community of others that I’ve gone through the past year with.

So, when prepping to begin keto what are some MUST HAVES to have on hand and in your home?

  1. MACRO & Food Logging App // I recommend Carb Manager. Here’s a video on how to use it: How to Use the Carb Manager App
  2. Vitamins & Electrolyte Tablets
  3. Oils & Healthy Fats
  4. Exogenous Ketones // Only use the best! It’s an investment into your health & body. Here’s a link to my fave: Exogenous Ketones
  5. Fun Water Bottles
  6. A Supportive & Encouraging Community! Here’s a link to my FREE Facebook community: Finding Keto Joy

Crispy Chicken Thigh Recipe

Ever since I was a kid I absolutely loved friend chicken. Something about the crisp with the chicken was just amazing. Fast forward to adulthood where I’ve learned how fried food can be the worst for you 🙂

So, here’s a recipe for Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs, no breading included. This recipe is super easy and is ketogenic and low carb friendly! Bonus, my kids loved them & my husband even took cold leftovers to work and enjoyed them!

Recipe

  • 10 Chicken Thighs, skin on & bone-in
  • 4 TB Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • 21 Seasoning Salute, Trader Joe’s (Italian Seasoning Optional)
  • Cayenne Pepper, optional (not shown in video)

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, and on a lined cooking tray coat them with olive oil, skin side up. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, & additional seasonings. Place in oven for about 60 minutes, longer if you like the skin very crispy and the chicken more well done.

Serve with sautéed veggies, mashed cauliflower, zucchini noodles, and more! Use whatever you have in the house and enjoy a simple and easy dinner night at home.